Friday, February 17, 2012


Can you believe it's Friday already?!?!?  Man alive, these weeks are just flying by.

Sometimes this is a good thing- like when you're waiting for something exciting to come up....

....other times it's not so good- like when you have a TON of fundraisers happening this spring, and your preparations are already behind.  Sigh.
....and when you have work deadlines looming....not so good.
.... and when time is going by so fast you forget what day it is, and blow off plans with a friend because you thought the day was Tuesday....when it was really Wednesday.

ANYHOW.....let's answer some questions, shall we? 

1. What do you do when you are really upset to calm yourself down?

Depends on what I'm upset at.  If it's a person, I'll sometimes yell (yeah, not proud of that one...but hey, I'm being honest here).  If it's a situation, I'll walk off my anger....or sometimes I'll bake.

If I'm lucid enough, I try to channel all that energy into something constructive- like cleaning.

2. Do you go all out for V-day or is it just another day?

We're not "all-out" kind of people.  I snuck upstairs early that morning and put a card with Reese's hearts in D's lunchbox.  D came home and kicked me out of the kitchen after dinner so he and the boys could make some gf brownies in my heart-shaped cake tin.  We each wrote sweet words to each other in our cards....and that's enough for me.

A few years after we were married, I gave D a heart shaped frame with a picture of the two of us from our honeymoon.  I had it engraved with "My everyday valentine."

That's kind of how we look at it:  show love in little bits throughout the year, not just large displays one day of the year.  It's all about the little things, right?

3. Are you more or less productive when Hubs is away?

Well, considering that the hubs is only away for hunting season....or once in a blue moon when he has a job far away, I don't have much of a reference on this one.

BUT, he is the OCD one in our relationship.  I do alot during the day to make sure he's not twitching when he walks in the door at night.  So, when he's out for the weekend, I'll let things slide a bit.  I'll use paper plates, and let other dishes pile up for a day (before they drive me nuts).  I'll probably watch a little more TV (can we say chick flick?!?!) than normal and not worry about judgement for being lazy.

Last year I had a girl's night in, which made me more productive since I was preparing for/cleaning up from it.  In previous years, there have been circumstances beyond my control that have led to my being less productive....then other years, I haul out the paint brushes while he's away.  :) 

I guess I'm like a box of chocolates:  you never know what you're gonna get.

4. What is your favorite time of day and why?

Well, I'm certainly NOT a morning that's out.  :)

I'd have to go with after dinner.  D and I shoe the boys out of the kitchen to do homework or clean up, and we brew a pot of decaf coffee and just sit and chat for about 20 minutes.  No phones, no computers.  Just the 2 of us.  I love that reconnection everyday.

5. What is your go to karaoke song?

HA!  This question would assume I'm a karaoke girl....which I'm not really.  The last time I was at a karaoke bar, I was with people I worked with from Menards.  My friend, Judy, and I signed up to do a duet...and I got a call page (it was the 90's....don't judge) to leave before we could go on.  So she went solo.  We were going to sing "Whose bed have your boots been under" by Shania Twain.

Sorry Judy....but I'm glad you went solo on that one.  :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love the everyday valentine sentiment! Love it!