Thursday, June 28, 2012

Let Freedom Ring

It is late here so I typed these answers out quickly and half asleep so hopefully they are coherent for you :)  It has been a long week already and it is only Wednesday.  Hope your week rocks !!  Please stop over at Joyce's great blog, From This Side of the Pond to say hello when you are done here.  

1. What do the words 'freedom' and 'liberty' mean to you? Does your mind go more in the direction of not being persecuted or discriminated against or does it head in the direction of doing what you please?

I think as a military spouse maybe my thoughts on freedom & liberty differ from most peoples.  I think of having the freedom to say & write what you are truly thinking without consequence.  I think of being able to wear what I want, drive myself around & basically do what I please as long as it is within the bounds of our laws which give quite a bit of room.
Primarily though I think of all the men and women who have served to KEEP us FREE.  I think about how many Christmas Celebreations, Birthdays, Anniversaries, etc that they have missed.  I think about all the time their family is left alone & how hard it can be.  And I think about all the people who have given their lives to ensure that we are able to live the way we do in America.  
Unfortunately I think many people out there don't realize the scope of sacrifice military members and their families make.  For those of you who do thank you.
Alright since it is 1am, I should move on from this topic so I can finish and sleep :)

2. Nathan's sponsors a hot dog eating contest every 4th of July. Last year over 40,000 people attended the event and almost 2 million watched it on TV. The winner ate over 60 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. How do you like your hot dogs?

Wow I can't imagine eating that many hot dogs... really it is kinda gross to me but my boys would love it.  
I like mustard and sweet relish on mine and I prefer them grilled.

3. If you were going to enter an eating contest what would be on the menu?

Desserts... ice cream, cake, brownies or cupcakes.... or perhaps muffins.  Yes, I think I will switch to muffins because they are not as sweet so you could eat more.  

4. Do you run your house more as a dictatorship or a democracy?

Well it depends on how everyone is behaving.  If the behavior is good then it is democracy and when they go wild it switches to a dictatorship.  I do try to give them some freedoms but at the same time they are small children and they need guidance, and rules and routine.

5. Where was your favorite summer place when you were a kid?

I don't know that I have a favorite summer place from my childhood.  I did love to play outside & there is a lake close to my home town that I love because I just find it beautiful.  We didn't have a particular place we went to each summer which since we move so often my kids won't have a "place" either.  

6. Do you have a guest room? Would you want to stay there?

I don't currently have a guest room, if someone comes we kick out one of my son's from his Queen size bed and make him bunk with his brother in bunk beds.  In our last house we did have one and it was nice & yes of course I would want to stay there.  I am a hoot to be around and I make fabulous muffins and desserts :)

7. Next Wednesday America celebrates her independence. Do you have any special plans for the 4th of July? If you live outside the USA when and how does your country celebrate its own patriotic holiday?

Well, here they don't hold the 4th of July celebrations on the actual 4th due to protestors so it is a different weekend every year.   I will take the kids for a bit & then we will come home before the fireworks because my dog is terrified of them.   

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I learned how to turn on a lawn mower yesterday and I mowed our lawn for the first time ever.  I was quite proud of myself but I was surprised at how much of a work out it was.  We have a large yard and it has been awhile so it actually had to be gone over three times.  Amazing how you use different muscles that you did not know existed when you do new things.  It seems like a silly thing I now all kinds of woman do it every day but for me it was out of the norm :)


  1. I use to mow our lawn years ago, I really enjoyed it. Have a wonderful 4th of July!

  2. I think if you and I sat down and actually chatted we would discover that we know a lot of the same people here in MH! The Air Force is such a small community - especially when you couple that with the small town of MH! :-) Congrats on mastering the lawn mower - I truly despise ours... in fact, the kids call the lawn mower "Pete" because every time I go to start it and it yanks the cord out of my hand I say, in frustration, "Oh for the love of Pete!" Its kinda funny... not the yanking of the cord thing, but that my kids have caught on and now the lawn mower has a name! hehehe... Have a great week my friend.

  3. You are a hoot- and I love to be around you!!
    Mowing made me feel like I'd had a CRAZY workout. I hated it, but I always felt so accomplished after it was done, it was great!! But... I can't mow anymore due to nerve issues in my arm that react like crazy to the vibrations. Oh, well, SHUCKY-DARN.

  4. protests? where do you live?

  5. Anyone that feeds their guests desserts and muffins is a great hostess in my book!

  6. Hello Everyone
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