"I'm a mother, I'm a lover, a chef, a referee. I'm a doctor, and a chauffeur seven days a week. I ain't asking for a medal, yeah I know you work too. I'd just like a little credit where credit is due. It's the hardest gig I've ever known. I work my fingers to the bone. Yeah the dishes and the diapers never stop. Lousy pay, there ain't no 401K. I know this may come as a shock, but this here's a full time job!"--Full Time Job sung by Gretchen Wilson

Friday, April 1, 2011

5 Question and A Little Fill In The Blank!

It is Friday!!  We just had a great week at my parents' house.  I completely cleaned out my grandparents' kitchen on Wednesday.  Talk about a lot of work.  It was worth it though.  I hope that it really helped them!!

So, here is a little

1. Have you ever had surgery?  Yes, 3 times.  The first was an ACL reconstruction on my right knee in '94.  The second was another knee surgery to remove a screw from my knee in '01.  Then the third was my emergency appendectomy in '09.

2. Ever ride in an ambulance?  Yep.  When I worked at a summer camp, one of the kids hit her head on the bottom of the pool and she was really dizzy and going in and out of conscience.  So, she had to go to the hospital in an ambulance and since I was in charge, I went too.  She was OK.

3. How are you in a medical emergency? Panicked? Calm?  I think I am pretty calm.  L busted her head open a couple of years ago and for the most part I was pretty calm.  I think as a mom, you don't have the luxury of being panicked in an emergency.

4. Do you have a garden? Flowers or veggies?  I attempt some plants every year.  But, I do NOT have a green thumb.  I get some flowers and some green tomatoes to fulfill my cravings.  That is about it!

5. When did you move out of your parents house?  I moved out when I went to college.  I lived at home the summer between my freshman and sophomore year and then again for a couple of weeks after I graduated, but that is about it.

No, a little Fill In The Blank...

1. The best prank I ever pulled was none.  I haven't ever really pulled much of a prank.  I'm not really a prankster.

2. The best prank ever pulled on me was apparently unmemorable.  For some reason, I just don't remember any pranks that have been played on me personally.  I do remember the best prank I have ever seen though.  My junior year in HS, the senior class put a porno on the morning announcements.  My speech class was in charge of doing the announcements.  So, it was quite a surprise when there were naked people there instead!

3. A day without the beautiful music my children make is a day wasted.

4. The most important things in life are the tiny little moments that make you smile and let you know God is there.  The toothy baby grins, the sweet giggles, the hugs, the smiles, the laughs, the songs, watching the kids pick up a bug and be so excited about it, the kiss my husband gives me when he comes home at the end of the day; THOSE are the important things!

5. I dream of what my little ones will be like when they get older, what E and I will be like when we are my parents' age, and about my own little craft room when we build our house. :)

6. I dread the day I have to say good-bye to my parents. 

7. A discovery I made this week was that my children are very brave.  J has been terrified of my mom's horses, but she sat on the biggest one twice yesterday!  L sat on him too and learned how to get in and out of the saddle.  M even pet him and laughed and giggled the whole time.  It was awesome to see!

Well, that's it for today.  I hope you have all had a great week and have an even better weekend!!
With love!


shopannies said...

oooh green tomatoes perfect and even better they turn red but while they are green they are delicious for green tomato relish etc...

Theresa said...

I really prefer them green unless they are in a salad. What is green tomato relish? I'm intrigued!!