Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Enough about me... let's talk about me in Vol 53 of Hodge Podge

YAY!  I actually posted in between Hodge Podge posts!  It is a miracle, particularly in this super busy time for me.  My To Do list is NUTSO this week (or month, or life) but when it is all done it will be great and I can enjoy Thanksgiving with my family.
Completely random note here, my husband changed our search engine or main page that opens when you open up the internet.  I was sooooo annoyed initially because did he expect me  to remember all the web pages I went to or what?  How can I read my daily stories and funnies and find craft stuff that must be created?  Does he not realize how many bookmarks I have?  So then he suggested something silly like, "just import them" and I thought sure right after I teleport myself to the beach.  I am NOT tech savy.  But he imported it all for me and I was grateful.  He then suggested I take the time to go through all my bookmarks and delete some.... seriously did he see how many there are?  He should know me better than that and realize it is not gonna happen anytime soon.    Alright enough about me... let's talk more about me but in Hodge Podge :)
If you have yet to participate  in one of the question sessions please go here to Joyce's page after you read my answers and join in!

1. What song reminds you of a specific time in your life and what is it about this song that makes you remember?

What is with the tough questions this week Joyce?  :)  Alright there are soooooo many songs that take me back to a moment but one that I heard very recently {which was strange} was Mmmmm Mmmmm Mmmmm by the Crash Test Dummies.  I was in High School and we had driven to a different city to shop and we were looking at Singles in a music store and decided to buy it on a fluke.  My best friend and I thought it was hilarious and strange so we played it alot.  Then at cheer leading we would get our megaphones and sing it.  We thought we were hilarious.  We were not.  If I saw/heard a teenager doing that today I would think they were being so annoying most likely.  I would probably laugh too knowing that someday they will look back and laugh at what goofballs they are.

2. What's something you've given up on?

Having a perfect house all the time.  It is tidy but it won't be perfect and that is ok because my kids and enjoying life are the priority.  Not the dust.  It is a recent discovery so I still struggle with guilt over not having it all perfect.

3. What's something you'll never give up on?

Chocolate.  In all seriousness though, I would say my faith in God's plan...even when I don't understand or like what is happening I believe there is a reason and it will work out.  Also I will never give up on my family.

4. If you had to cook something from scratch in the next hour what would it be?

Adobo Chickeni if we are talking a meal/real food and chocolate chip cookies if I can make what I want to eat :)  

5. Have you started Christmas shopping? Decorating? Listening to Christmas music?

I've not started Christmas shopping which is unfortunate in some ways because I don't want to be running around like a loon at the last minute.  Luckily  my husband is more on the ball than me this year so he did pick up a few things when he was in the States recently.

I REFUSE to start decorating until after Thanksgiving for a few reasons.
   1) I think you should celebrate one Holiday at a time... ONE  
   2) I know my 2yr old and dog will destroy everything so why rush the destruction and 
   3) I am lazy so I don't even want to think about dragging all the totes out and trying to figure out where to put the stuff in our new place.  Talk to me December 1st about decorating.

Holiday music ... ahh another hot topic.  I use to really not like Christmas music, I know what a freak, but   I blame my anti-Christmas attitude on working retail for the holidays for a few years and hearing the same songs over and over and over and over and over again {Harry Connick Jr. & the Chipmunks} and dealing with people who get crazy.    Over the last 4 years my cold frozen Grinch like heart has started to thaw and I really enjoy Christmas music again.  But, not until after Thanksgiving is over.  December 1st people - December 1st !

6. What do you know about your parent's wedding?

I know my mom maid her wedding dress and the two bridesmaids dresses which were gorgeous and it was small and in Las Vegas.  I have a photo album of it but that is about it.  I will have to ask my Dad for more information.  Also I know they were very in love... so really what more is there to know? :)

7. I can't believe I___________________

I can't believe that I didn't go to bed until  2:30am, was back up at 6:30am,  was gone most of the day with my kids and dog and will be up really late again tonight and yet I am not totally exhausted or cranky.   Really I just can't believe I am so sleep deprived and not in a rotten mood.  No sleep = major bad mood usually.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I just found out yesterday that my niece is expecting  a baby boy {their 1st}  in April and I am soooo thrilled for her.  I have already been gathering baby shower ideas, etc and now I know what she is having  I can start shopping. I can hardly contain my excitement.  Baby stuff is all so cute I will really have to exercise some will power so I do not buy everything I see.  I am thinking of all the advice I want to give her that she may  or may not use :)  What is the best advice you have been given on children?

I would love to hear from you so leave me a comment!  It is one of my only chances to talk to other adults so come on :)


  1. I am with you on waiting until after Thanksgiving to start the Christmas festivities. One holiday at a time!
    So exciting to get ready for a new baby in the family. Baby showers are so much fun. Have you checked out Pinterest yet? Lots of awesome ideas there. Have a great day!

  2. One of the best pieces of advice I received on raising children would be to try not to compare them. I know that I absolutely HATE being compared, especially when I don't come out the winner ;)

    Don't feel too bad. I have just done Hodgepodge the last couple of weeks also! Just too busy to take the time to write out blogs, and post the necessary pics that go with them.

  3. So exciting to have a new baby in the babies are grown and I guess I'd say don't hurry...enjoy the stages as they come...if it's a particularly challenging stage it will pass and you'll learn alot about yourself before it does. Some of the tough moments with my toddlers are the very things we laugh the most about now that they're grown.


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