Friday, June 18, 2010


Whew, I'm so glad it's Friday. While this week has been LOADS of fun, it's also been super tiring. I'm a homebody at heart, and running here there and everywhere just about wore me out! I'm looking forward to relaxing a bit and enjoying some pool time this weekend, especially considering it's going to be in the mid-90s this weekend... not much else to do other than go to the pool :) I hope YOU stay nice and cool this weekend, and enjoy celebrating DAD on Sunday! And now I give you my answers for Mama M.'s 5QF (and I got LINKED this week-- woooo hoooo!)

1. What is your favorite thing about summertime?
This is going to sound awfully health-nutty (yes, I just made up a word. Deal with it people!), but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the fresh fruit and veggies. There's nothing like having fresh strawberries in your cereal, fresh blueberries for a snack, fresh peaches with your lunch and fresh tomatoes and squash with your dinner. YUMMY! It's also fun going to all of the different local farmer's markets around town. We've been so busy this summer we have yet to go, but I can't wait until we do because we always get some fresh produce :)
2. What is your ideal retirement location (if money didn't matter)?
St. Thomas, USVI. We went there on our cruise after Drew got back from the deployment, and it literally is heaven on earth. Never has my breath been taken away... until that day that we stepped foot on Saphire Beach. Oh my word was it GORGEOUS. I swear the water was clearer than the pool water at our municipal pool. We took a tour of the island, and when they told me that the mansions that are set into the cliffs, overlooking the oceans, cost only 300,000, I looked at Drew and told him we were going to buy a house there someday. I think he thinks I was kidding... but I was pretty serious. I'm with Kenny on this one... "No shoes, no shirt, NO PROBLEM." And just so you know I am not pulling your leg... this was the view at Saphire Beach. Postcard perfect I tell you. Makes me shed a tear that I am not there RIGHT NOW.

3. Do you live in the same town you grew up in?
Nope. I grew up in several places actually. I was born, and spent most of my elementary aged days in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I was completely traumatized when my dad's job forced our family to move to New Orleans when I was 13. Swore up and down he'd ruined my life, that I'd never make friends, etc. etc. I got used to it. Then 2 years later, at the start of 9th grade, we moved to Little Rock, Arkansas. Talk about a culture shock. And I was most mad of all about that move. In fact, I would say that was probably the lowest point in my life aside from some of the issues we had before we got pregnant with Brayden. It was a pretty rocky time in my Dad and I's relationship too, as I placed much of the blame for the move on his shoulders, and in my eyes my life was as good as ended at that point. But God always bring good to things that seem horrible, and I eventually made some GREAT friends (whom I am still best friends with to this day, even though we're spread thin across the globe these days), and eventually met my husband at the University of Arkansas, somewhere I never would have gone had I still lived in Louisiana. The irony of all of this is that my family moved BACK to Baton Rouge 2 years ago, and while I miss them terribly and wish we lived closer, I LOVE Arkansas and can't see us living anywhere else.
4. What nervous habit did you have as a child that you kicked to the curb before becoming an adult?
{smile}. This was my question. And it was spurned on by me thinking of my horrid childhood nervous habit. I bit my nails. And when I say bit, I mean, I nearly nawed off my entire fingers. So much so that my dad always told me that my nails would NEVER be normal, and they would always be scarred and nasty. I bit my nails until my senior year in high school. Down to the nubs. Till they bled. Yes, it was gross, but honestly, it was a habit that I couldn't just kick to the curb. And I still deal with problems to this day with it-- like if I have a hang nail, I can't just wait until I find a pair of finger nail clippers or a nail file. I have to rip it off. And I have to be honest here; a few months back I nearly chopped my entire nail off when I was cooking dinner. It left a nasty hang nail and there was no other way but to rip it off. To this day I still am biting away at it. I can't get it to grow back because when it gets to where it might start growing out, I bite at it again. Ahhh. I guess it's true, that old habits really do die hard. haha!
5. What is the most embarrassing thing that happened to you while on the job?
Is it bad that I honestly can't think of anything? I am SURE that SOMETHING has happened to me that's embarrassing at work, but honestly, for the life of me I can't think of something. Probably due to the pregnancy brain. I am lucky these days if I remember my own name :) I'm looking forward to reading everyone else's answers though, as I am a sucker for embarrassing stories.

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