Wednesday, February 26, 2014


1.What is something you'll never forget about the age you are right now?

I guess first I need to remember what age I am....

I always have to do the math - I can never remember.

Plus, I've only been my 'new' age for 2 months so about now, I'll just remember it being cold & snowy & me having a sinus infection.  Fun stuff.

 2. What's a household chore you've never done? How have you managed that???

I've never washed blinds.

I just go to Target & buy new ones. 

Shopping is so much better then dusting those slates

3. Does nature shape our personalities more than nurture? Explain.

I think you can't 'change' personality... so I'd have to go with nature.

4. Friday (February 28th) is 'Something on a Stick Day'...funny because Zoanna at A Penchant for Pens recently sent me a question for the Hodgepodge relating to this topic.  What's your favorite food eaten on a stick?

A stick IS technically holding this... so I'm calling it...

Nothing like an Orange Sherbet Push Up in Summer.

Always reminds me of being a kid.  It was my favorite off of the ice cream truck.

5. Which of your five senses do you treasure most, and why?

Sight... with my eyes changing when I turned 40, I realize how much I value sight more then anything.  I need to read.  I need to see beautiful skies.  I need to watch  Dancing with the Stars. 

6. What's the best music, theatre, or sporting venue you've been to? What made it great?

I'll go with our Papa John's Cardinal Stadium...

Only because I got to do an engagement session there one time...

& I have got to run across a finish line twice on the field for a 10 miles race.

I judge places that are nice by the bathrooms they have... if they have an ample amount & if the seats are big enough for my butt.

7. It's the last week of the five words or less bid adieu to your February.

Take your snow & GO!

bye bye

 8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Whooo hoooo!!! Our 3rd grandson was born Tuesday morning... bright & early... like 3:00am early. 

Julie did awesome.  She made it to 37 weeks & this is the first baby not hooked up to monitors & wires & in the NICU, but in her room.  He's healthy & beautiful.  Julie did it all natural - when people told her she shouldn't because Luke was a C-section baby... but Julie & Steve really studied up & was prepared for what was to come & Julie knows her body well... & she got to the hospital 10cm dilated & William was in her arms 3 hours later.  Perfect birth story that Julie has always wanted.  So excited for her about that....

William meeting his 2 big brothers

Now we gotta figure out when to get down & get our hands on him.

Right now, I'm still sick (This stupid sinus infection is kicking my butt) & as a good wife, I share... so poor Ricky is now sick with it too.  I don't think we need to be kissing on a newborn baby.  But I'm itching at the bit to just hold that little guy.


  1. What a beautiful family picture that is. Congrats to you all!! Hope you & Ricky feel well enough soon to go visit that new little one.

  2. Your little grandson (ALL of them!) is too darn cute...what a blessing! So sorry that you and Ricky both have the "crud"...I can't think of much worse. Feel better real SOON!

  3. What an adorable picture! The siblings look so happy to be welcoming a new baby to the family! I hope you're both well soon so you can see him in person. I love the name!

  4. Congratulations! What a beautiful picture and birth story. I am so glad she was able to get the birth she desired.
    I hope you feel better soon.

  5. Congrats on the new baby!! Love the name William. And can you still get those orange push pops?! I lived off those when I was growing up!

  6. That is the sweetest pic, I love it!!! Also, I literally was just thinking about buying new blinds because the thought of cleaning them overwhelmed me!

  7. Congratulations on the new little grandson! What a sweet family. I loved your cartoon about heredity - and the one about shopping for blinds. Sounds like a good idea to me. We burn wood for heat, so our blinds get filthy. The thought of washing them is depressing! I've often thought though, that a person could take a long box full of water and soap, hold it under the blinds, and slosh them around. Never actually tried it. lol

  8. Well when you have wooden blinds you can't just keep running out and buying new ones and yet they are a pain to clean! I use to love push ups :) Congratulations on the new grand baby. Glad he is healthy. Enjoy.....

  9. Hahahah... #2 is classic! Congrats on your newest grandbaby!!!! :D

  10. I was totally thinking that the enter your own random thought HAD to be about the new babe!! YAY!!! SO beautiful and GO JULIE!! She's a studette.

  11. The Minions! I just love the minions. I try not to look at my blinds because they are so crazy dirty.


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