Friday, September 10, 2010

Mamma M's 5 Question Friday: September 10th

1. Do you feel guilty spending money on yourself?

Not usually. I mostly feel guilty about frivolous purchases altogether. It might be a super cute shirt for Little Mister, a to-die-for hat for Little Miss, or a hardback book for Big Sister that I know I wait and purchase in paperback. And it might be a shirt that I bought regular price because I loved it that much.

2. How well do you know your neighbors?

Our next-door neighbors are my first cousins, and my aunt and uncle live one more house away. It's nice to know that if anything ever happens, reliable people are so close.

Last night (randomly) my husband and I perused the sex offender list for our town... I really would hate to live next to someone on that list and not have a clue! One of them lives on a street we almost moved to not so long ago. Scary and sad... enough said.

3. What age are you looking forward to being?

I really wouldn't want to speed up time. Heaven knows it passes faster than I'd like already. I'm looking forward to 33 and 43. At 33, at the latest, we'll be free from student loan debt. THAT will be an awesome feeling and will open up so many options in our life. At 43, we'll be at the start of our empty nest, and I can't wait to see where God leads us in that phase of our marriage. I love, love, love my kids and our life together, but I'm so looking forward to being a mom of adult children as well!

4. Do you get excited when the mail comes? Why?

Not really. I don't hate it. I don't love it. It's just a daily occurrence like showers and laundry. Now, the UPS or FedEx arrival?? Definitely excitement!

5. What is your earliest childhood memory?

I few years ago, I told my mom about a memory of mine in a playpen in a bedroom with 70's brown carpet. It turns out that that my parents has purchased and remodeled a rental house, and I had spent the majority of the work hours playing in a playpen in the brown carpeted bedroom. I was one.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Mamma M's 5 Question Friday: September 3rd

1. What do you do when you have time to yourself?
For the past couple weeks, it's been yoga or a walk/jog. Hubby's been gone until bedtime most days for the past six months, so my daily kid-free time is sparse!

I save computer time for the kids' daily movie- this morning they're watching High School Musical 2. It was Little Miss' turn to choose, but Little Mister secretly enjoys breaking down to some of the faster songs.

2. When you look out your kitchen window, what do you see?
We live on a hill, and my kitchen window looks up the hill behind our house. Trees sit scattered and my grandma's rock flower bed perimeter sits still begging me to revive it. A line of dirt still sits from the drainage pipes that were installed during the renovation. Up the hill 50 yards is the forest line, full of oak trees with already fading green leaves.

3. Who/What would you want to be reincarnated as?
Man, as much as I love my life and appreciate this wonderful world, I'm really hoping that I don't get stuck back here to do it all over again after I kick the bucket. I'd much rather be walking in Paradise!

4. What is your biggest pet peeve about other people's kids?
Kids who forget their manners in someone else's home and act like they run the place. Now, admittedly, my kids are not the perfect house guests either, so they drive me nuts sometimes as well.

5. Regular or Diet soda?

Diet Dr. Pepper. But it's been weeks since I've had much but water. I had a McDonald's DDP after ten days of none, and I have to say, it wasn't fabulous. I'm beginning to see that it was more habbit than true enjoyment! :-)