Sunday, April 13, 2014

Answer Me This! :: Getting back into the Swing of it all

Over the last two weeks, we have battled a stomach flu (horrible, y'all), caught up on housework and school work, and finally welcomed spring with some 60 degree temperatures. I have also been planning our next school year; Arabella really wants to start kindergarten next year which through me for a loop since I planned on one more year of just play. But more on that later! I am linking up with the lovely Kendra at Catholic All Year for Answer Me This!

1. What time do you prefer to go to Mass?

Currently, we have two Mass options here in our town, 4 pm on Saturday and 11:15 am on Sunday. We favor the Sunday at 11:15 even though it conflicts with Eva's naptime because the Saturday Mass is just too late in the day for the chickadees to control themselves. 4-7 (bedtime) is a hard chunk of time since only Eva naps. 

2. Would you rather be too hot or too cold?

Hot. After living in sub-zero temps (this year we reached some great negative temps), I can attest that I would prefer to glisten in the heat than freeze.

3. How many brothers and/or sisters do you have?

I have 3 brothers and 3 sisters making me the oldest out of 7. I have a maternal half brother named Zac who is only two and half years my junior, and my father and his wife had quintuplets (that's right 5 at once) whom are 16 years my junior. My sibling relationships are different between Zac and the quintuplets. Zac and I grew up together and faced several hardships together. Whereas, the quintuplets and I never lived together nor did we spend years together. The age gap does make it hard as well since it seems to be more of a mentor situation vs. a sibling relationship. 

4. If you were faced with a boggart, what would it turn into?

My worst fear enacted would most likely be a dentist or an Ob/Gyn. I have other abstract fears but honestly, I really despise mainstream doctors. I have very low blood pressure but take it at a medical office I am sky high. Last year, we had to take legal action in order to avoid being forced to birth how the hospital wanted us to.

5. Barbie: thumbs up or thumbs down?
Way down. I dislike the Barbie franchise; the movies are about spoiled girls who refuse to take responsibility for their actions, life, or accept consequences. Arabella has a couple of the Disney "Barbie" dolls which are usually left alone. My husband hates Barbie, so that's a huge factor as well.

6. If someone asked you to give them a random piece of advice, what would you say?

From Grandma Lovey, "There aren't going to be any naps in hell, so you better get them in now." Yes, ma'am!

From Eleanor, "Never enough perfume, my dear."

If I had to tell someone a random piece of advice, it would be to put quality over quantity. I have found in my life that the moments, books, or people that were most influential were not those people I spent the most time with but the moments, books, or people that were filled with solid character, morals, examples, and virtues.


1 comment:

  1. Oh, Gosling... I'd go to Mass with you ANYTIME... ;)

    Haha, I love Grandma Lovely's advice... I was just discussing the importance of naps with a friend this afternoon. Little bits of heaven they are.

    Happy Palm Sunday!