Wednesday, November 22, 2006


I stole these from Hillbilly Mom. Like that's any surprise. Lately, when it comes to blog posts I'm waxing pathetic and waning pitiful, so I'm not above stealing.

Forty Questions

1. What is your occupation?
Currently, homemaker/daycare lady. In a few weeks I will magically transform into aging college student.

2. What color are your socks right now?
Not wearing any.

3. What are you listening to right now?
Absolutely nothing. The two 4-year-olds sleeping behind me aren't even snoring, they're so out of it.

4. Last thing that you ate?
That would be dinner last night - Hamburger Helper. This morning all I've had is sweet, blessed coffee.

5. Can you drive a stick shift?
Not well. If it were a matter of life and death I could probably get where I needed to go, just with lots of fits and starts.

6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
Blue. Probably Cerulean because I think that's a cool word in and of itself.

7. Last person you spoke to on the phone?
Again that would be last night and it was Tater. We were discussing Thanksgiving.

8. Do you like the person who sent this to you?
Well, I read it on Hillbilly Mom's blog, so technically I'm just stealing it. But yeah, I like her. She's pretty okay for a stranger I've never met.

9. How old are you today?
According to the calendar I'm 33 and 5/6, but I feel about 90 and 9/10.

10. Favorite drink?
Sweet tea

11. What is your favorite sport to watch?
What are these "sports" you speak of? This is a concept I'm not familiar with.

12. Have you ever dyed your hair?
Oh people, I have had my hair in so many different colors I've teetered on the verge of chamelion-hood. It was even pink at one point. Of course, that was entirely by mistake, but it took awhile to fix.

13. Favorite curse word?
I really like "asshat" and you can't go wrong with a good "m*****f****r" every now and then, but really "dammit" is the one I say most.

14. Pets?
Our cat herd is diminishing swiftly (thank you, Jesus) and we're still waiting for Jake to get a new home.

15. Favorite food?
Chocolate anything

16. What was the last movie you watched?
Over the Hedge

17. Favorite day of the year?

18. What do you do to vent anger?
Cry, throw things and just generally stomp around and throw a tantrum, but that's only when the kids aren't around. Usually, because I'm constantly surrounded by children, I just clean.

19. What was your favorite toy as a child?
Well, I was awfully fond of My Little Pony and Barbie, but I'd say Strawberry Shortcake beat 'em all.

20. What is your favorite Fall or Spring?
Definitely Fall.

21. Hugs or kisses?

22. Cherry or Blueberry?
I'll be your huckleberry, but I don't like cherry or blueberry anything.

23. Do you want your friends to email you back?
I don't know what my friends emailing me has to do with a blog post, but yeah, I like email.

24. Living arrangements?
With my husband and three children in a not-quite 2000 sq. ft. half brick, half cedar siding single-family home with 1 1/2 baths, attached carport and green metal roof sitting on 40 acres of beautiful rural Oklahoma. (I have visions of working in realty someday)

25. When was the last time you cried?
Yesterday morning when Mom and I were talking about my daycare mom who is still in the hospital and very, very sick. I cried for her mom and dad who are so worn out and worried.

26. What is on the floor of your closet?
Actually, just shoes. I moved our closet yesterday and for the first time in 3 years, it is clean and organized.

27. Who's the friend you've had the longest that you're sending this to?
Not sending, just posting. But as far as a friend I've had the longest who might read it......that would be Stacie, if she still reads me.

28. What did you do last night?
Sat on the couch with my mp3 player crooning to me in my ears and did a counted cross-stitch, taking the ear phones off occasionally to listen to my husband ask me questions that began with, "Hey, Granny. Stop knittin' long enough to listen to me." Yeah, he is so precious. He finds it utterly hilarious for some reason that I am doing a counted cross-stitch.

29. Favorite smells?
Babies in Baby Magic, Mom's house, Paul when he gets out of the shower, my kids when they've been playing outside, "Indian Summer" candles from Carmen's Candles (who is no longer doing candles and I think that is a downright abomination).

30. What inspires you?
My kids

31. What are you afraid of?
Water, heights, spiders, clowns, cervical cancer, breast cancer, okay- any kind of cancer, dying and leaving Paul to raise the kids, something happening to Mom or Tater (I would be so incredibly lost without them), disappointing people, dying before I finish what I want to do

32. Country you would most like to visit?

33. Favorite dog breed?

34. Number of keys on your key ring?

35. How many years at your current job?
2 1/2 this go-round, but I've done home daycare nearly 7 years altogether over the years.

36. How many states have you lived in?
One - Okla-byGod-homa.

37. Favorite holidays?
Christmas and Halloween. I loathe Valentine's Day.

38. Ever driven a motorcycle or heavy machinery?
Before we had kids, Paul and I had a touring bike and we rode that thing everywhere. Once I found out I was pregnant with Abby I developed a very deep fear of them. Consider Paul's car vs. man on motorcycle wreck and now I'm terrified of them. But I have, however, driven a tractor and feel perfectly safe on it. It's too slow for my taste, though. If I'm going to do farm work I want to do it fast.

39. What's your favorite saying?
I say "Bless your heart" a lot. I would imagine people find it incredibly annoying, but I can't break the habit. I also say, "No no!", "Let's not hit our friends", "Toys are for playing, not for hitting your friends" and "For the love of Pete, where is your father?" a lot as well.

40. Where did you get the chair you're sitting on right now?
My mother gave it to me. I shouldn't complain because it was free and all, but I really hate this chair. I keep hinting around that Santa needs to throw in a high-back, comfy chair with arms into his sleigh this year, but I don't think he's gotten the hint yet.

Hillbilly Mom did 41 more and I have them saved and ready to answer, but alas, I have run out of time this morning. Today begins the Quest To Turn My House Upside Down And Then Put It Back Together Without Causing A Divorce Or Losing A Child In The Mess.


Hillbilly Mom said...

FYI, that email question was in there because there's a gang of teachers who send out things like this by email during the school day. I'm not one of the cool kids. I actually WORK during the hours they pay me for...but I answer them when I get home. Usually, the protocol is to email your answers back to the person who sent it to you, or ridicule some answer someone else sent you. Thus, the question about whether you like your friends to email you back.

OK, you can wake up now. And put some socks on, gal! It's almost WINTER, by cracky!

Politically Homeless said...

Love it! Stopping by to wish you and the gang a very happy Thanksgiving!

Stewed Hamm said...

Best of luck putting the house back together. And watch the floor joists - they're tricky bastards.
Don't listen to HM and her Sock Gestapo. According to her calendar it's practically summer. ^_^

RJ said...

I personally perfer the caryola color and word MAGENTA!! Great color and the word feels royal to me.

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