Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Last Minute Hodgepodge

I still have a couple hours left of Wednesday to sneak in a Hodgepodge.

Make sure to check out Joyce's blog to see how other folks answer this week's questions.

 1. How many times in your life have you moved house?
I'm not sure I can give an accurate count for my entire life, so I'll answer based on my married life. We will celebrate our 10th anniversary next month, and in that many years we've lived in 5 different houses.
2. What subject would you study if you had a year to devote to it?
Definitely a foreign language. French or Spanish. 
Maybe pig latin.

3. What in this world breaks your heart?

There are so many things that break my heart. And almost everything I think of comes back to kids enduring situations that I would rather die than have my own children go through.

4. What is one item that symbolizes the times in which we live? Why?
I'd have to say the DVR.
My 3 year old requests that I pause his cartoon if he needs to go throw something away in the trash can. 
We wait for nothing, things wait for us. It's a life of instant gratification. 

I might poke fun of it but I can't live without it in North Carolina

5. Share a favorite bumper sticker or t-shirt slogan.

When I was breastfeeding, I had the idea for a shirt that would say, "Do not pet. Working Breasts."
Get it?
Like you're not supposed to pet working dogs?
I totally should have gotten a patent.

6. How do you like your spaghetti?

My friend Ashley makes the best homemade sauce. So I like it when she cooks it. 
Hey Ash, one of those days I'm going to request the recipe. 

7. What is one piece of advice you would give a recent, or soon to be recent, graduate?

I wouldn't make the mistake of giving them advice. Don't you know that they already know everything? 
Besides, they don't want advice, they want cash.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Our Disney trip is right around the corner! I'm super excited to see the looks on the kids' faces when they realize what's going on. It's so hard to keep it a secret!


Erin said...

Your kids don't know yet? When are you going to tell? Maybe after 4 hour of driving when Derek asks where you are going?

I'm Erin. said...

Funny, Erin!
We're hoping to keep them in the dark until we drive under the big Walt Disney World sign.
We'll tell them half of the truth-- that we're going to stay in a hotel with a fun pool, that has several fun parks to go to.
They'll figure out when we get there exactly what "parks" we meant. ;)
Hope it works!

Taylor said...

When you get that sauce recipe, share it with me!

Joyce said...

I wish someone was surprising me with a trip to Disney : )

auburnchick said...

You know...requesting recipes is fine, but you'll probably never be able to duplicate the exact taste of your friend's sauce. There's something about someone else making it and adding their little bit of love that makes the taste unique.

Loved your advice, BTW. My son is planning on graduating early next year (December), and he doesn't want to walk the stage later in May. I want him to, so I'm trying to use the tactic that if he walks, he can send invites, which means he gets cash. We'll see if this approach works.

trooppetrie said...

oh man the DVR cracks me up, my kids do the same thing