Friday, April 8, 2011

Five Questions on an April Friday

It's FRIDAY. My weekend has kind of been hijacked due to the fact that my daughter's dad is unreliable. Therefore I am somewhat grouchy, but I shall press on. It's not the end of the world, and I always love having my Chloshmo at home with us, but when we KNOW she is going to be gone, we plan to do all the things we wouldn't normally do with her.

We had planned one last night out together tonight before the wedding. A quiet dinner. Some last-minute wedding shopping, things like that. Now it's going to be a table for three (probably at Steak n Shake) and shopping with a preschooler, which isn't bad, but it's different.

Tomorrow night we have our nights out with "the guys" or "the girls," and I was quite the pouty Patty last night when I thought I was going to be home playing Mommy while my Mister was out footloose and fancy free with his stooges posse. I was able to work it out, though, and have a girls night of my own planned now, and a baby-sitter. So it's all going to work out.

Anyway, being Friday, I have five questions for you ;)

1. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
Ughhh geez. That's a pretty loaded question.

If I could ONLY change one thing about my physical self, it would be my sticky-outy ears =\  I've grown to accept them, I guess, but that's what I was tormented over as a kid. It's been the reason you won't see me out without my hair washed, dried, chiiiiiied, and sprayed. It's the reason my wedding hairstyles are limited, I don't own pony-tail holders, and I keep it cut short. Some days I'd do anything to just have it hanging long and luxuriously past my shoulders, then put it in a pony tail, or wear a hat. Oh and second in line would be my post-baby belly. I wish I had appreciated it more before baby. Oh to wear a bikini and a pony tail....

If we're talking about self-improvement that is non-physical, I'd like to change my worrysome ways. When something is on my mind it plagues me. Keeps me from sleeping. Forces my mind to places it doesn't wanna go. Imagines the worst. I'd like to be able to let go of certain things a little more.

2. Write about a time when you got lost.
The one that stands out the most is from when I was a young teen. Our youth group had gone on a day trip to Worlds of Fun in Kansas City, and my mom had driven separately. On the way home she followed the van, which was driven by our youth guy at that time. We stopped to eat somewhere, and when it came to getting back on the right road, Mister Youth Man was long gone before my mom could figure out where he was headed (why are all Baptist ministers such crazy drivers??). My mom was driving, and my brother and I were in the back. An older girl rode with us, one who used to babysit us from time-to-time.

Long story short we ended up in downtown Raytown at about 9:00 at night. It was dark, and it was scary. My mom stopped at a really sketchy gas station (you know, bars on the windows and doors, and probably a gun behind the counter) and asked for directions. We finally got home, but in the back of my mind I was sure a bunch of thugs were going to shoot us and steal my mom's Nova :)

After that I have alwas sat up front and been the navigator.

3. Camping or 5 star hotel?
It can be a 2 star hotel for all I care, I HATE CAMPING! I hate it! I need hot water and my chi to function. I hate the dirt, the bugs, and the toilets (or lack thereof). Oh and the packing and un-packing. NO THANK YOU!

Maybe if we had a super fancy camper or motor home or something, and we were going to stay in the mountains or near the beach or somewhere really great for a while, and could drive to town occassionally, and someone would pack everything we needed for us...then I MIGHT consider it.

Otherwise, no thank you.

These crazy people who pitch a tent at Pomme de Terre for a week and live on baked beans and fish, and don't fix their hair or take real baths are crazy in my book.

4. Have you donated blood?
I've only willingly given blood once. All the other times it was taken against my will for tests or things of that nature. I hate needles. It's not all that bad when you do it, but the anticipation is what kills me. I was supposed to donate another time but I chickened out.

5. Do you have a budget or do you 'fly by' most months?
We don't have a budget at all. We pay the bills every month, and whatever is left-over (which isn't much, usually) we buy groceries with, put in savings and/or spend for fun money. Our bills are basically our budget. It's hard to budget what you don't have in the first place ;)


  1. Totally agree with you on the camping thing. Congrats on your wedding!! Thanks for the comment and being a new follower!

  2. The wedding must be coming up very soon. So exciting Good luck!