Friday’s Feast

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What are you proud of?

Not that much, I guess. I’m proud of my little family. Whenever I bake good bread, I’m proud of that!

What is the best thing you’ve ever won as a prize?

I can’t recall ever winning an actual prize!

Name something you do that is a waste of time.

My internet addiction.

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In what year of your life did you change the most?

Probably the year I got married.

Where is a place you consider to be very tranquil?

MY own home, when it’s clean.


Monday Madness

1. What kind of automobile do you drive?

We drive a ’98 Isuzu Trooper. I love it!

2. What kind of automobile do you WISH you drove?

Well, I do love our Trooper, but with two babies, and all the gear that involves PLUS nursing etc. – I think I may be ready for a minivan. I swore I’d never drive a minivan, but I think I’m ready now…

3. When is the last time you bought a vehicle (new or used)?

Well, vehicles are in interesting topic of conversation for us. After we were married, we shared a itty-bitty but much loved stick shift Toyota Pick-Up. It served us well. Then we learned that Pipsqueak would be joining the family. After shopping for car-seats, we realized that the truck may not serve our need for a family vehicle very well. So, we bought a ’98 Mazda MPV. I told myself that this was an SUV – NOT a minivan. It was OK, but we still had complaints about it. Then, my brother came home from the military for a couple of weeks. Dad purchased a Jeep for Caleb (my brother) and DeLana (his wife) to drive while they were home. But, one my Caleb, DeLana and myself went out to lunch together and I (six months pregnant) insisted that I did not want to ride in the Jeep. I didn’t feel like being blown around all day. I insisted that we take my vehicle, and that I drive. So we did. After lunch we ran a few errands, and then Caleb, seeing that I was tired, insisted on driving home. Long stpry short, we got slammed in the side by a flying mustang and flipped. Everyone was fine, though it scared the bajeezes out of six month pregnant me. Anyway, the Mazda was now totaled after one month of ownership. For a while we drove Dad’s Jeep, but I didn’t want to drive a soft top Jeep with a newborn baby so Dad let us use it as a trade in on a 98 Toyota 4Runner. I thought this was fantastic since it was obviously the long lost mate to Dan’s truck. Once Kinsley arrived on the scene, I quickly grew to hate the 4Runner though, because there was no room to nurse in the back seat. Dan hated it because he was worried (for some guy reason) that the engine didn’t have long to go. So we sold that (about three months of ownership) and bought the Trooper. Finally we’re happy. Oh, the question was when… That would have been the fall of ’05.

4. What is your color of choice as far as vehicles go?

So far all of our vehicles have been a deep red. Almost cranberry. I like it so far!

5. Do you regularly have your oil changed?

I think so…

6. How long do you generally keep a vehicle before thinking about buying a new one?

See question number three. I hope to do better from here on out.

7. What kind of automobile will you buy next?

See number two. The day is coming… One more baby and we’ll need more room…

Personality Test

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I had no idea! I want to be right brained when it comes to crafting, sewing and painting my house, but left brained in all other aspects of life. Can I pick and choose?

Brain Lateralization Test Results
Right Brain (30%) The right hemisphere is the visual, figurative, artistic, and intuitive side of the brain.
Left Brain (42%) The left hemisphere is the logical, articulate, assertive, and practical side of the brain

Are You Right or Left Brained?
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Friday’s Feast

Who is your favorite news anchor/reporter? Why?

Yikes! I never knew that people could have a favorite news anchor person. Isn’t that like having a favorite villain, gangster or politician?

Name 3 foods that are currently in your freezer.

It’s Friday, so there’s not all that much in my freezer – but let’s see… A chicken, a box of tilapia, and a bag of chicken nuggets.

If you were to have the opportunity to name a new town or city, what would you call it?

Gentlewood, of course!

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What will most likely be the next book you read?

Well, I am in the middle of an Agatha Christie novel called The Third Girl and I just finished Lemony Snicket’s seventh book The Vile Village and currently I am listening to the audio book At Home In Mitford while I sew, do chores etc. So, what was the question again? Oh yeah, what is the NEXT novel on the list. If the library has it, I’ll be reading The Hostile Hospital next.

What’s the first thing you notice about the opposite gender?

Eyes. Followed by personality, hair and hands. Pretty much in that order.

It’s Curtains!

Kinsley and Sophie have new outfits! I’m thinking that these will be their Easter ensembles.

The tops are made from thrifted curtains using the pillowcase dress tutorial from Jen at RedInstead.

The bottoms are made from oh-so-soft batiste and trimmed with the remains of a thrifted but stained dresser scarf using this wonderful pattern for baby pants from “Bee’s Nest”.

Sophie had a rough day yesterday, and so is not pictures in her new outfit. Maybe on Easter…