Saturday 9: I Second That Emotion


1. Do you every solicit advise on your love life? 

Hell no!  My love life is personal and between hubby and I.

2. What was the last thing you argued with someone about? 

Hubby and I debated on who should put my new computer chair together.  He won, and put it together for me. (Men are stubborn).

3. Who do you hate right now?

I hate that my legs hurt all the time and that my psoriasis will never go away and that I am stuck with MRSA forever.

4. Who do you love right now?

My husband, son, daughter, brother, in-laws, both dogs and my closest friends.

5. Where do you want to be in 6 years?

In college working on a  Master’s Degree, while living in Florida or Texas.

6. What is your craziest vice?

Salt & Vinegar Potato Chips

Source: via Mary on Pinterest

7. How did you celebrate Valentines Day?

By ignoring the holiday as much as possible.

8. What is your most unique or fondest memory of a special Valentine’s Day?

I don’t like Valentine’s Day and I don’t think I ever have. I prefer to celebrate this holiday by ignoring it but I have found that it is hard to ignore. Every store you go to puts Valentine related stuff in your face. Advertisements, cards, treats, gifts and more offer promises of everlasting love. I think it is all bullshit!

I think my dislike for Valentine’s Day began many, many years ago in Elementary School. Each year the teacher would force all students to bring in a decorated shoebox for our Valentine’s Day party. Students would be given a list of names of every student in their class and were expected to make a Valentine to give to each one on the list. I would work hours to pick out the perfect little valentine card for each person. I was always so excited to give them out as school…only to be disappointed at peoples comments about my cards. Kids can say some really mean and hateful things. While I don’t remember the exact words, I do remember how much they hurt and how totally alone I always felt.

9. Were you in the same location five years ago that you are today? Would you have expected to be?

Five years ago I was living in Missouri and I did not expect to stay in that location for long.  I wanted to move to Wisconsin before my son graduated from High School and thankfully that happened.

Saturday 9: Indian Reservation


1. Do you enjoy going to a casino now and again?  Years ago I enjoyed going.  Now not so much.  I don’t like the crowds.  The games, lights, smells and etc give me a migraine and my whole body hurts from all the walking.

2. What makes you happy most of the time? My dogs make me the most happy.  When I come home from work they are always happy to see me and meet me at the door with their “momma’s  home” bark.  They like to snuggle with me and listen to how my day went and they are there when I am sad, happy, upset or just need a friend.

3. Are you jealous of someone right now? Only the people that  are debt free.

4. You’re stranded on a desert island with one fictional character. Who is it? Why?  Captain Jack  Sparrow. He is a hottie and knows where to find the rum.

Source: via Marilyn on Pinterest

5. Have you ever been in the emergency room? If yes, for what (most recently)?  Yes, many times. The last time I went was last month because I has a MRSA flareup.

6. Where is the last place you drove to just for fun? Thursday we  went to the La Crosse Center for the #35th Annual Boat, Sports, Travel, and RV Show”. We did a lot of walking in the three hours we were there.

7. If you were to make your living as a photographer, what would love to shoot? Puppies and dogs.  I love dogs and would enjoy working with them. Plus, they don’t complain and make unreasonable demands like humans do.

8. Tell us about a band you like that we might not have heard. The Moldy Peaches

9. Where was the last place you went shopping? Why?  The last place I went shopping was Wal Mart to get groceries.  I really don’t like going to Wal Mart but it is the cheapest place around.

Saturday 9: Were You Raised In A Barn?


1. When was the last time you moved? Where to?  The last big move was in 2009 when I moved from Missouri to Wisconsin.  The last “small” move was moving from my in-laws house to my new house (a mile or so across town).

2. If they were making a Hall of Fame for the blogosphere, name a blogger or two who you think should make the list. Why? Bud…because his posts always put a smile on my face.  Mimi…she believe wholeheartedly in peace and is a strong advocate for peace.

3. What are couple of funny things you remember your parents saying? “Your face is going to free like that”; “Eat your vegetables! There are kids starving in China!’; “If you fall out of that tree  and break your neck, don’t come crying to me!”; and “Were you raised in a barn? Shut the damn door!”

4. What is something that has happened to you that you would consider a miracle?  I gave birth to two children and they are now age 22 and 19.

5. What is it too late for? It is too late to say goodbye to my mother.

6. What do you try to stay away from? Stupid people, touchy subjects and Brussels spouts

7. When you get into a disagreement or fight, how often are you the first to apologize?  I am ALWAYS the first person to apologize because I don’t want the other person to hate  me or to not like me.

8. Tell us about a current issue that you’re unhappy with.  The amount of debt I have and the bills that just keep piling up.

9. How often do you update your blog/site and why?  I try to post at least one post on this blog and on “Moments of Introspection” every day because it helps me to relax.

Saturday 9: Nobody Told Me

1. When you grew up were you ever told how to deal with problems?  No.  When my mom and dad passed away everything was on my shoulders to take care of.  I had no idea what I was doing and made a lot of bad, uninformed decisions.

2. What was your first apartment like?  My first place to live on my on was actually a small, one bedroom house. I loved it!  Easy to clean, check utility bills and in a convenient location.

3. What was the first car you owned? A brand new 1990 Ford Escort…it was red and I did not really like it because I wanted a Mustang!!!!  My father told me a Mustang was too powerful for a girl to drive (big meanie).

4. Tell us about a crush or relationship that you had at high school. I had a crush on a few different guys but none of them even knew I existed.

5. Have you ever had an “enemy” in your life? Probably.

6. What were you doing the first night that you got drunk? Playing video games then sleeping.

7. Ten years ago, what was you job and did you like it?  In January 2001, I was in college, working part time as an intern on campus and raising two children on my own.

8. What movie had the biggest impact on you as a child and why? Gone With The Wind….Scarlet was beautiful and carefree most of the time and didn’t take crap off of anyone. I inspire to be more like her. 

9. What are your plans for this weekend?  Sleep! Hehe I love to sleep.

Saturday 9: Mr. Roboto

1. Do you enjoy holidays like Halloween or is your approach more robotic? I enjoyed Halloween when my children were little but not any more.

2. Have you ever been to a haunted house? Yes, a few….not very fun.

3. What are you doing for Halloween this year? Sitting at home, playing video games

4. What was your lamest Halloween costume ever? A shirt with a pumpkin face on it.

5. Is handing out candy fun for you, or more of a nightmare? More of a nightmare.

6. Do you buy trick-or-treat candy and end up eating it yourself? Yes

7. Did you carve any pumpkins this year? No…too messy.

8. What was your favorite costume as a child? None of them.

9. What is your biggest pet peeve about trick-or-treaters? Most of them are very rude!

Saturday 9: Midnight Confessions

Hosted by Crazy Sam

1. Have you ever had to confess something to a lover or friend? I had to confess to someone once how much I loved them. And at the time he felt the same way.

2. How well do you handle rejection? I cry, I hurt and I move on.

3. What makes you feel old? My kids growing up and having children of their own.

4. What makes you feel young? Running around the yard with my dogs.

5. What’s something you are old school about? I believe teenagers should have a curfew on school nights and should be home in bed by a certain time.

6. What TV show’s seasons would you buy on DVD? Tell us why it rocks. M*A*S*H because I can watch it for hours!

7. If you could create your own TV channel, what would it be? Something for fat people like me, instead of gearing things to all the skinny people in life!

8. Where do you like to go for a day trip? The Wisconsin Dells to ride the Original Wisconsin Ducks.

9. Name some things that you still want to do in your life. I want to travel to Hawaii and Ireland.

Saturday 9: Heatwave

Hosted by Crazy Sam


1. It’s July. How has the weather been where you are? Not to bad here in the great state of Wisconsin. We have only had a few really hot days. Today the highs will only be around 70!

2. What is the best way for you to beat the heat? Stay in the house reading a book or surfing the internet while drinking sweet iced tea.

3. “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” Do you buy that? Yes, especially when I lived in Missouri. It was hard to breathe when the humidity was higher.

4. Do you like hot tubs or saunas? Hot Tubs!!!

5. What’s the hottest you’ve ever been? 115 to 120 degrees

6. How many times do you hit the beach in the summer? None, I dont have time.

7. When you were a kid, what did you do in the summer? Camping, fishing, swimming, vacation for two weeks, visit family and friends, read, play video games.

8. Surfing. Have you ever gotten on a surfboard? Body surf? No, but I would like to try it!

9. What’s your favorite summer song? Cruel Summer, by Bananarama” or “Summer time Blues”