Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Much Ado About Nothing

I know, right, ANOTHER post from me this week! Can you tell it’s a really, really bad work week? Let’s all say ‘procrastinate’ with Jellybean Mama, ok? Pro-cras-ti-nate. Because, you know, that HELPS get all the nasty work done. I was tagged earlier in the month by a lovely blogger over yonder. The Rules Are:

Rule #1: The tagged person must write their answers on their blog and replace any question they dislike with a new question formulated by themselves.

Rule #2: Tag 4 people to do this quiz; they cannot refuse (OK, so nothing bad will happen if you don’t participate but I would love to see your answers). The tagee must state who tagged them.

1. If you have pets, do you see them as merely animals or are they members of your family?

Nemo is NOT a member of the family. Nemo is a fish that, based on my track record with fish and the fact that Jenny loves to hug things, I thought would most definitely be dead by now, enabling me to have a nice discussion about life and death with Jellybean, having a respectful grieving period, then moving along in the chain in a year or so to the next repulsive adorable pet she begged me for.

2. If you could have a dream come true, what would it be?

Husband, more kids, stay home.

3. What would you do with a billion dollars?
I was actually thinking about this on the way home from drop-off this morning, because I would love to put a hedge maze in my backyard. It’s just so darn big and barren. A hedge maze would be awesome. But then, so would a pool. And a pool would be more realistic, and better for resale value. But since I’m going to move anyhow, doing either would be kind of silly. So I’d do what anyone else would do – pay off the debt, invest, get lipo. Then I’d take my mum to Costa Rica, open a children’s bookstore, and hang out there when I wasn’t in the Caribbean. I might throw some at charities and other family members/friends also. If they suck up accordingly.

4. What helps to pull you out of a bad mood?
Hearing about other people’s misery. The spa. A really good meal. Good news.

5. What is your bedtime routine?
Watch TV after kid is down around 8:10 while checking email etc. on laptop with Salt & Vinegar chips. Bed around 10:30pm. Bo-ring.

6. If you are currently in a relationship, how did you meet your significant other? If you aren’t, what have you tried in the past few years to meet someone? Don’t like this one. Sick of talking about it. Hmm, a new question…

6. Name something that has surprised you this week about motherhood.
The mistakes I make over and over. This week I both a. Tried to rationalize with a toddler and b. Positively reinforced negative behavior. It doesn’t matter what you know – when you’re tired or off your game, the little f’ers can get you. I knew sooooooo much before I had Jelly, and always stood by my convictions. Now I have to let myself be much more flexible in some ways, but in others, remind myself to be firm when it matters.

7. What kind of books do you read?
Ugh, none, anymore. Since getting pregnant I haven’t had the attention span. I read Entertainment Weekly magazine, and Parents. The occasional book if my mum says I’ll die if I don’t (like the Hunger Games trilogy).

8. How do you see yourself in 10 years?
Back in Canada, probably at this same company if not in the same role. Oh gawd, Jenny will be a teenager. Scratch that, I’ll be in the loony bin. Mental assistance facility.

9. What’s your fear?
Laid off. Injured at home on a Friday night and Jenny is alone all weekend and no one realizes something is wrong til late Monday/Tuesday. Something happens to Jenny and I am expected to live the rest of my life without her. My mum gets Alzheimer’s. Something happens to my parents and one of us needs to take care of my brother.

10. Would you give up all junk food for the rest of your life for the opportunity to see outer space?
Weird question. I don’t think so. I like chips an awful lot, and it doesn’t really define how long you’d get to hang out in space for, or what the conditions would be like. Like, if chips would be served.

11. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
Pee. Then I go into Jelly’s room and crawl into bed with her. Since the time change, I’m having to wake her up, and I’m finding it’s easier if I set an alarm and wake up a little earlier and wake her up very, very slowly. So I do a little ‘snuggle time’ in bed with her before I start poking at her. Then we get up and start the day.

12. If you could change one thing about your significant other, what would it be? Or, if you’re single - if you could choose a significant other who looked like anyone in the world, who would it be?
Jake Gyllenhaal

13. If you could pick a new name for yourself, what would it be?
I would keep my name, but I really wish people would call me Cate. I love that.

14. If you had to choose between six months of sun or six months of rain, what would you choose?
SUN. I think I have some mild seasonal/weather depression. The rain. Sometimes it gives me the blues. Do people really pick rain? I guess some people choose Coke, so stranger things could happen.

15. If you could only eat one thing for the next 6 months, what would it be?
My first instinct was bacon, but my stomach clenched at the thought of 6 months of bacon. Blergh. Probably PB&J is about the only thing I could face that long. Which is technically three things. So then, rice.

16. What is the thing you enjoy about blogging the most?
Gettin’ it all out.

17. Do you prefer salty or sweet foods?
SALT. Did you not see that whole chips thing?

18. What items are in your purse right now?
Wallet, Kleenex, used Kleenex (JR's), parking passes for various Myrtle Beach hotels, Burt’s Bees, Goldfish crackers, a Mickey Mouse purse, an empty sippy, camera, Flip, sand, sunglasses, child’s sunglasses, pad, pirate bead necklace, cookie

19. If you had to choose between vacationing at the beach or in the mountains where would you go?
Oh, do I even need to say it…

20. What do you watch on television that you know you shouldn't?
I shouldn’t watch any of what I watch – Law & Order SVU, Hoarders, The Soup, it’s all crap. But oh, I love Raising Hope. Watch that damn show if haven’t, it’s great.

But now I get to tag so would love to hear from:

Scattermom

Jen

Bun in the Oven Please!

Dannie A

7 comments:

DannieA said...

wow, I got tagged....ok in all fairness I'm at work right now and probably should get back to my report, but I'll get to it sometime today (um tonight) and let you know :)

bunintheovenplease! said...

OH My gosh - I can't believe I got tagged! (thank you - i look forward to answering as soon as I don't risk getting fired at work for poor performance!) By the way I thought some of your answers were extremely funny!

Jaz said...
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Stephanie said...

Umm...who did you delete? I'm curios.

And yeah. Tagged. Sigh. Later, m-kay?

Jellybean Mama said...

Spam. Nothing exciting.

I only tagged you to piss you off :-)

DannieA said...

finally got to it! It's been a week....climbing has become huge this week at the house....I have hard tile on the floor so always exciting times. :)

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