Let's keep this conversation going...
#1. What is your biggest pet peeve?
#2. Favorite dinner that you make on a regular basis?
#3. Favorite author?
#4. What is your hardest time of day? Best time of day?
Today I will start the daunting task (okay, if I'm honest it's totally fun) of answering your questions from Tuesday. If you still have a question, feel free to ask. There were several "big topic" questions that I will save for next week and answer in a full post (i.e. parenting, faith, marriage, schooling).
Sarah asked if you could live anywhere in the world, cost not a factor, where would it be? Hmm... I would say one of three places: #1 would be on a ranch (with lots of ranch hands to help with the hard labor) near Jackson Hole, Wyoming; #2 in the mountains of NC on a ranch with a view #3 Maine in the summer, Germany in the winter. We can dream, can't we. :)
She also asked what magazine do you usually read from cover to cover every single time?
Southern Living. I love the home and garden photos and tips, recipes and travel tips.
Her last question was what is one vice that you have? One? Only one?
Well, I have friends that get tons of stuff done when the kids go to bed. One of my dearest friends cleans like a mad woman after 8pm. Obviously we are not related, because at 8pm, the kids go down and so do I ... onto the couch for time with my hubby or just to veg. If my "chores" aren't done by the time they go to bed, then it doesn't get done. Period. Oh, and I have my p.j.'s on, so if you ever drop by after 8pm, be prepared to be welcomed in flannel. Ooh la, la!
We have kept our kids' bedtime at 8pm because I need it. This is my time to rejuvenate. If my kids are up, then I'm not as good of a mom the next day. We do allow our older 2 to read until 8:30 sometimes, I know, we're wild like that. Before you get all judgy, we're not rigid. We believe in a fun movie night, slumber party, whisper and giggle night. Everyone knows their limitations and 8pm is mine. This is also time for my secret snack.
Another vice? A very messy closet floor.
My friend Amber asked if you could be a candy bar what kind would you be? That's what I love about that girl... it's all about the sweets! I would have to say a Take-5... so many layers, so rich, so sweet. A little crunchy, a little salty, a lot of chocolate.
Rachel asked what moment in life would you relive if you could go back in time? I would say the birth of each of my children. There is no other day like it.
CPQ wanted to know if I have any exciting ideas for breakfasts. Bwaaahaaa! When I really want to stir things up for my kids, I pull out the raspberry Toaster Strudels rather than the typical frozen pancakes, cold cereal, or instant grits. My oldest has finally learned about the finer things in life from moi and we enjoy homemade crepes together about once a week. My mom does have several great recipes, so go visit her and ask for her Strata recipe and her Apple Omelet recipe. They're divine.
Don't forget to answer the questions for today.