Friday, February 25, 2011

I've Been Tagged!

Sarah over at Babies Everywhere....tagged me so now I'm IT!

Rule #1: the tagged person must write their answers on their blog and replace any question they dislike with a new question formulated by themselves.

Rule #2: tag 4 people to do this quiz; they cannot refuse (ok, so nothing bad will happen if you don’t participate but I would love to see your answers). The tag-ee must state who tagged them.

1. If you have pets, do you see them as merely animals or are they members of your family?
My cats are my babies.  Smokey is almost 10 and Gizmo is almost a year.  Gizmo is the baby of the family and we always tell him that.  :-)  My husband holds him like a baby and gives him kisses and it's the cutest thing...really hope he gets to do that to a human baby.  Gizmo is the typical little brother, too.  When Smokey is trying to eat, he'll push her aside and steal bites of food.  He's so bad and we know he's only doing it to lessen the amount of food she gets.  And Smokey is so patient with him...he's lucky she's not meaner.

2. If you could have a dream come true, what would it be?
To be a normal fertile.  I'd love to have had a baby already and then worry about birth control and freak out if my period is know, like normal families do.

3. What would you do with a billion dollars?
I'd pay all my dad's debt off.  I'd buy a condo or townhouse for my mother in FL.  I'd set up a college fund for my nieces and my nephew.  The nieces would also get dream weddings.  I'd do the same for BJ's sister and her more debt.  Then I'd research the best children's charities and donate a boatload of money to help sick kids.  I'd have a vacation home some place tropical and another in the mountains (for Fall vacations so we could marvel in the beautiful colors.)  And of course I'd try IVF a few times and if we still failed then I'd adopt 2 babies (don't tell the husband as he's only prepared for 1).

4. What helps to pull you out of a bad mood?
Watching something funny on TV or reading a good book.  Also, petting and playing with the cats works well.

5. What is your bedtime routine, with your kids?
Since I'm a step mother, I can answer this.  He's told to brush his teeth, go potty and then get in bed and we'll be up in a minute.  We then have to stand around his bedroom for a few minutes and tell him to hurry up and get in bed because he's piddling.  The covers get tucked in, I hand him Harold (his small stuffed bear), give him a hug and a kiss and tell him to sleep good, have sweet dreams, I love him and I'll see him in the morning.  I turn off the light on my way out and BJ sits on his bed and tickles him or something to make him scream.  They talk for  few minutes (I think these are the best conversations they have) and then I have to remind BJ that the Little Guy needs to go to sleep because he has to get up early.  There's more laughter from the bedroom and BJ finally emerges, echoing this phrase that you, good night, see you in the morning.  It's like that almost every night...I kid you not.  :-)

6. If you are currently in a relationship, how did you meet your significant other?
BJ and I met at a bar...gasp!  We started out as just friends that would sit or stand next to each other on Karaoke night and chat.  And then it developed into more as the time went on.  That bar was our favorite place to hang was like Cheers.  Everyone knew us and we knew just about everyone else.  We didn't have to tell the bartender what we wanted as it was pretty much ready for us by the time we got up to the bar because they had seen us walk in.  Sadly, the bar burned down 2 years ago.  We don't live in that area anymore so we don't miss it as much as we did...but it's still sad.

7. What kind of books do you read?
Mostly mysteries or thrillers.  I love Dean Koontz books.  I've branched out a little this passed year since I now have a Kindle.  I've read some much more light hearted mystery books.  I love a good mystery.

8. How do you see yourself in 10 years?
Hard question.  I have hopes but then I've had hopes before.  Let's just say that I hope to be happily married, healthy and living in a warmer state.  I'd like to visit the Little Guy at college or have him come home for a visit.  It goes without saying that I'd like to have a 9 year old child in 10 years.

9. What’s your fear?
Losing either BJ or the Little Guy.

10. Would you give up all junk food for the rest of your life for the opportunity to see outer space?
Probably not...I know that sounds crazy but I can see outer space at a planetarium and I have (hopefully) a lot of years on this planet to enjoy brownies and cookies.

11. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
Hit the snooze button...right now I'm not temping but taking my temperature comes after that and then I lay in bed for a few minutes and then it's off to start my day.

12. If you could change one thing about your significant other, what would it be?
I'd give him more patience.

13. If you could pick a new name for yourself, what would it be?
When I was a kid I wanted my name to be from the Sweet Valley High books.  :-)  I've never been fond of my real name as it really belongs back in the 60's but I wouldn't know what else to call myself now.

14. If you had to choose between six months of sun or six months of rain, what would you choose?

15. If you could only eat one thing for the next 6 months, what would it be?
Chocolate pudding.  I had some last night, low fat, and it was so smooth and yummy.

16. What is the thing you enjoy about blogging the most?
Being able to say what I'm feeling without interruption and without feeling like I might upset someone.  Blogging has been a great outlet for me in my day to day life.  I can have a bad day and it's ok to come here and talk about it.  That, to me, is priceless.

17. Do you prefer salty or sweet foods?
If it's food, probably salty.  If it's a snack, then sweet for sure.

18. What items are in your purse right now?
Oh my....too much to list all of it...a WW point calculator, a copy of our marriage license, regular stuff like money, credit cards, ID, tampons and pantyliners, a leather key chain that the Little Guy made at the bass pro shop last summer, Japanese food coupons...etc.  :-)

19. If you had to choose between vacationing at the beach or in the mountains where would you go?
Beach...I love the water and listening to the waves.

20. What do you watch on television that you know you shouldn’t?
Hell's Kitchen is probably the worst reality TV that we watch.  It bores me but I can't stop watching Ramsey call people names and throw food around.

Here are the folks I would like to tag next:

Alison - I'm new to her blog but I like the way she writes.
Ephalba - I'm new here, too.
Egg - She's about to have twins!
AplusB - She just had twins!


callmemama said...

Mmmh, you just made me hungry for chocolate pudding!!! Now I'm going to have to make some tomorrow :).

Kristin said...

What a great meme. Since you like to read so much, you should stop by and sign up for my 2011 Book Challenge.

Good luck with your upcoming IVF.

ICLW #19

Amanda said...

I love Hell's Kitchen too!

Your bedtime routine is so adorable. You're already a great mom :)

Loved learning more about you!

suchagoodegg said...

We are obsessed with Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares for the same reasons. :) Guilty pleasure!

I am rooting so hard for you with your IVF cycle. Embrace hope as much as you can, b/c you have EVERY REASON to hope that this is the answer to your prayers. It can work. It can it can it can!!!

Thank you so much for the shout-out my friend. xoxo

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Have you read any Alan Bradley? He rights some great light mysteries set in Britian in the 1950s. Fun stuff!