Wednesday, May 09, 2012


Wednesday in Norweigan means "Hodgepodge"
(sounds about right?)

So let's get to it...

1. What's a pet peeve you have when vacationing?


Because vacation means travel... & travel means I turn shades of green or white ... & usually have my stomach protest any kind of movement...

Doesnt vacation sound like fun for me?

2. Are you a light packer or do you need everything in your closet plus the kitchen sink?

I'm fairly easy... I can get everything in one bag...

usually because I know that no matter where I go, there's a Walmart near & I can run & pick something up... from shampoo, to make up, to flip flops...

I had a friend, that when her mom would come visit her, she'd come with nothing.  Then she'd go to Goodwill & buy a few days worth of clothes - it would cost like $10.00 - & then at the end of the trip, she'd just donate them back.

Cheaper then the cost of luggage on a plane...

3. What's the best lesson a child ever taught you?

I could talk on this forever... but here's just a few...

...giggling is fun...
...take naps to rev up some energy...
...take time to play....
...believe in simple things...
...skip whenever possible...
...everything tastes better with ketchup...

4. Share one piece of advice you'd give a recent graduate as they attempt to enter the job market?

Keep your car clean...

I have no idea what that means ... that just came to mind....

I'll probably think of a deep, purposeful meaning in it later...

5. What's your favorite lemon something?

Lemon cake is wonderful... Lemon Bars are delish...

but I'm a simple gal & love me some Lemon Heads!

Love when you get the REALLY sour ones that make your jaw pucker  up!

6. Flat sandal, wedge, heel...your favorite footwear?

I'm usually a flip-flop, or flat sandal kinda gal.  My feet cramp up if I'm in heels too long.  I do like wedges - but always feel funny in anything that makes me taller.

But lately, I've got more running shoes then anything else.  Just bought another pair because they were half off ... which translates to "MUST BUY"...

I actually take better care of my running shoes then any of my other shoes too - only wear them for the work outs, unlace the shoes, box them up afterwards.  Its kinda odd my obsession with them.

7. What do you like best about a beach holiday? If you're not a beach lover (GASP!!) what do you dislike the least?

I've said it many times... give me mountains over beaches... I'm not a beach fan.

From water that you cant see through, which means creatures are around you & you have no idea what's ready to bite your toes off... to the sand that gets in places sand should NEVER be... just send me in some tranquil mountain.

I'll take a bear over a shark anyday

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Did you see where a  paralyzed woman finished a marathon 16 days after it started??? She had some sort of robotic contraption on her legs... but FINISHED!!!

But they wouldnt give her a medal because her time disqualified her... REALLY??


But the goodness of people!  Some others came to watch her finish & gave her their medals...

I cried when I saw this story!!


  1. Love love love the lessons from kids. I hold those dearly to me, haha. And love the story at the end - that was super sweet!!

  2. Ha! #7 reminds me of our discussion!!!!!! :)

  3. Talk about a woman of inspiration! Choked me up when I saw the video of her crossing that finish line...she deserved a medal...a BIG one! Great lessons you've learned from kiddos. Pretty amazing teachers, aren't they? Oh, where would I be without "Wally World"? ;)

  4. What a sweet story for #8.

    I'm thankful for the Walmart on Hilton Head. A week on Hilton Head isn't complete with at least a couple of trips to Walmart. Even though we drive and can pretty much take whatever we want/think we'll need, we still find ourselves needing to go to Walmart. ha!

  5. Great kid lessons and I love lemon heads too. Your random thought brought tears to my eyes. Wow!!

  6. When my daughter went to Australia for 3 weeks we did something similar to your friend. She packed mostly old stuff since they were going to be getting dirty and may or may not have a chance to wash anything. Then when it was time to come home she left most of it, asking the hotel to donate it...and that freed up a lot of room in her suitcase for the stuff she wanted to bring back. She also took an empty folded duffle bag that she filled with stuff on the return trip.

  7. I love that marathon runner. Good for her! And really, I'm sure she made better time than I would!
    And you have just giving me a great idea about traveling and buying the clothes there. Love it!

  8. What an inspiration that woman is. I am so prod of her to have finished. I wish that they would have made an expection and given her a medal, I think that she deserves one for sure.

  9. What an amazing story!
    Your answers always make me smile!

  10. I pack light and I always forget something. No big deal!

    As for the ocean, I like walking near it or knee deep in it, but I do not like all the slimy things that emerge from it!

    Ew! Seaweed, kelp, gelatinous blobs? meh.

  11. Remind me to send you my Norwegian English dictionary. :)

  12. I love that marathon story!! How beautiful!!!

    I am a mountain girl as well. I mean, I've been to the beach, but I really, really prefer the mountains. And yes, bears over sharks every day of the week. Especially if I have my bear mace =)

    I love you friend ~~ have a beautiful day ~~ dawn

  13. I loved your answer to #3. You were made to be around kids!!!!


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