Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Old School Blogging- Reflections

I am linking up with Elaine of the Miss-Elaine-ous Life for some old school blogging.  Join and and link up at her site.

Who do you idolize?
   You know, I don't know if I really idolize anyone.  I definitely don't idolize celebrities, never have. I remember in grade school when my friend insisted I had to tell which New Kid on the Block was my favorite, and I really couldn't as I could care less about them (I don't even think I knew all of their names).  I think there are people I am amazed by and would love to follow their examples, but wouldn't say I idolize them.

What is something you are really proud of that you have accomplished? 
 Being a mother to my kids, I don't always do it perfectly, okay check that, I never do it perfectly, but I try and most of the time I love it and to see their success and the good kids they are, it makes me proud.   Oh and I hope to add writing and getting my book published to this list sometime this year!

What is something you are not so proud of? 
 The times when I have unintentionally offended someone and the times that I have put others things before what matters most.

Who was your best friend when you were 5, 6 or 7- tell something about them.
 My best friend at that age was my friend Jill, I have actually blogged about her here.
This picture was from 4th grade- but we were friends at younger ages too. 
What is one thing you wish you could still do but seems impossible right now?
  Well not a still do but still have-- a flat stomach.  I think short of a tummy tuck and it will never be like it was before I had babies.

If you could choose what would be your last meal?
   I would have a hard time picking one thing, so how about a super fancy buffet where I can just pick and choose everything I want.  I know what a cheap answer, but it is true, I LOVE buffets!

What are two or three jobs that you have liked?
   I really haven't had that many jobs in my life; I like being a photographer.  I enjoyed my data entry job- I worked for a small company that was making physical catalogs into on-line catalogs (yes that dates me and I bet that company doesn't exist anymore), and I have a love/hate relationship with my job as a foster care worker.

What is one job that you did not like?
   Probably my job as a foster care worker.  It was my first real job out of college, and it felt good to help people, but it was also horrible and horrific the things I saw and the people I had to deal with (both clients and other agencies).

What is your least favorite chore around your house?
  Putting laundry away!  My bedroom floor can attest to that.  I do have cute laundry room decor at least... but still doesn't make me want to put the clothes away.
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How tall are you?  Do you wish you were taller?  Shorter?
  I am 5'5" (barely probably more like 5'4 1/2") and most of the time I am just fine with it.  My husband is 6'8" and so while you think that would make me feel short, it has actually had just the opposite effect and I think I am taller than I actually am.  I wouldn't mind being a few inches taller.

What is one of your favorite quotes on love, life or motherhood (choose one)?

Do you have a favorite quote?  What would you eat for your last meal?  I would love to know!


  1. I like these questions. My last meal would be a really good gnocchi with pesto, a great glass of Reisling, and creme brulee. Love that food.

    1. Okay that sounds really good! I love gnocchi! Though hold the wine for since I don’t drink :)

  2. Love that 4th grade pic!

    I'm horrible at putting laundry away.

  3. Your picture with your friends made me miss Keds. ;) And a buffet is the PERFECT last meal choice, although I would probably just go with only the desserts...

    1. Desserts and cheese would definitely be a lot of my stops at the buffet :)

  4. New reader here! This is such a fun way for me to know more about!

    1. Thank you and nice to meet you too! Off to check off your blog.

  5. Ugh! I am terrible at putting my laundry away!

  6. I hate putting laundry away too. I'm totally guilty of rushing and jamming it all into my dresser drawers. It makes me cringe to think how disorganized they are! I love love love the quote about motherhood. I truly feel that it is my calling as well. Your job as a foster care worker sounds heartbreaking. :-( I've been talking to Match about the idea of fostering with the intent to adopt, but I don't know if my heart could take it.
    I would definitely eat sushi for my last meal. Specifically the deep fried, cream cheese and spicy tuna variety.

    1. The majority of my clothes I tend to hang in my closet, so I will lay them all out flat on my bed, so I can put hangers on and hang them up, but too often come bedtime that stack just gets transferred to a chair or my dresser in my room.

      After doing my job I don’t know if I ever could be a foster family as I would never want to let a child go back, but then again after my doing my job I understand so much the importance of great foster families.

  7. Oh my goodness, quite an interesting quote! And I suck at putting clothes away too, my bedroom floor can attest to that too.

    1. Yes, it really flips things around in my mind when I start to feel like I want "my time" and “my things"