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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sunday Stealing-22 August 10

Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn't it?  Actually, it is one of these "get to know you better" question-filled posts from Sunday Stealing blog.  Thought I'd give it a try even though I have no idea what a "meme" is:

1. Are you happier now than you were five months ago?

Yes and no.  Yes, because 5 months ago I was finishing up nursing school, and life was hectic as I prepared for graduation and tried to fulfill my family's needs as well.  No, because now I have no focus and am having a difficult time finding a job.

2. Have you ever slept in the same bed with anyone that you shouldn't have?  Sure, sure.

3. Can you sleep in total darkness?
I desire to sleep in total  darkness.  Hubby likes having the TV on or music.  I prefer dark and quiet and sometimes have to accomplish this with one of the those satin masks and ear plugs.
4. Your phone is ringing. It’s the person you fell hardest for, the one who got away, what do you say?
She's not available; may I take a message?  Anyone I fell for that hard and didn't marry I wouldn't care to hear from ever again!
5. What do you think about the weather this summer?
I live in Texas.  It's still hot, hot, hot!
6. How many people do you trust with everything?
None.  Not even Hubby.  Not even my girlfriends.  Not even my mother.
7. What was the last thing you drank?
Water with a slice of lemon.  Boring, I know, but water is usually going to be the answer to that one.
8. Is there anyone you want to come see you?
Yes, those people from Clean Sweep.  My house could use a de-clutter makeover!
9. Name one thing you love about winter?
Comfort food.
10. Have you ever dated a Goth?
No. (Not 100% sure what a Goth is)
11. What are you looking forward to tomorrow?
Tomorrow is my kids' first day at new schools.  I'm looking forward to it even if they are not.

12. Name something you dislike about the day you’re having?
Way too much to do to get the kids ready for school and get my house in order to relax and enjoy my Sunday.
13. What's the longest that you have committed to one person and one person only?
14 years 8 months 3 days ago I married my Hubby.  That's by far the longest commitment to one person I can claim.

14. What’s the first thing you did when you opened your eyes today?
Peeped my clock to make sure I wasn't oversleeping.
15. Has anyone ever told you they never want to ever lose you?
My daughter in a roundabout way.

16. Is there anybody that you wish you could fix your relationship with?
Yes, God.  I feel like He gets the short end of the stick in our relationship.  He's always there for me, but I'm not always there for Him.  I know I let him down sometimes.
17. Could you go out in public, looking like you do now?
Yep!  I went to my friend's graduation party tonight and haven't changed out of my dress and heels.

18. Do you think things will change in the next 3 months? How?
Lord knows I hope things will change.  I will have a job.  Unpaid bills won't be stacked to the ceiling on my dining room table.  My kids will be back in the routine of going to bed and getting up at reasonable hours.  My dining room table will be free of clutter so we can sit down as a family and actually be able to see one another.  Oh yes I think and hope things will change in the next three months!
19. Do you believe that you never know what you got until you lose it?
Definitely.  Once upon a time ago when I lived in Honduras as a Peace Corps Volunteer, a main pipe in my community broke and we didn't have running water for several days.  I had to walk to the river to collect water and boil it to drink and cook with, etc.  It seemed like everything I decided to do required water: washing laundry, washing dishes, cooking, bathing, washing my hands, etc. I really missed it and appreciated it all the more once that pipe was repaired.
20. Do you have a friend of the opposite sex you can talk to?
Yes.  Unfortunately, any of my friends of the opposite sex also happen to be friends of my Hubby; so I couldn't talk freely about everything.


  1. Oxymoron? Too funny.
    You did a great job!

    Have a great Sunday!

  2. This is nice to get to know you Eastlyn. I can't believe school is starting already. I hope you get a job soon my friend. Number 19 is so true. I am trying to really recognize the great things while I am in the moment. I hope you had a super weekend! Have a good night!

    Mama Hen

  3. Hi Eastlyn!

    Great job answering the questions - I feel like I know more about you now.

    A meme (rhymes with dream) is behavior that is copied, but in cyberspace it is when we all link up to do the same thing at one website.

    A stolen meme is one "borrowed" from another website and set up again because it was so interesting.

  4. You know you are right eastlyn about the freedom to be a kid and run around outside. You reminded me of my neighborhood when we were younger and how we used to go out for hours and our moms did not have to hover over us like now. We would stay out until the street lights came on also. All the kids in the neighborhood would play kickball and other fun things. It is sad that kids can't have that same freedom today. Thank you for the code. I will try it out. ask Cassiopeia how to add it so people can grab it. Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

  5. This was a cool questionnaire. I really liked getting to know more about you. I hope you get a job soon! BTW I think it is so cool that you worked as a Peace Corps. Volunteer! What a awesome experience that must have been! Have a good night, don't stay up too late LOL.

  6. Eastlyn, how cool!! So nice to get to know you better!!

  7. Eastlyn, this was neat to get to know you better. I love your #4, "She's not available; may I take a message? Anyone I fell for that hard and didn't marry I wouldn't care to hear from ever again!" You have great integrity & boundaries. I hope you get a job soon. I can't believe school is starting, it's great the kids will get a nice routine going again. Hope you can focus more with them in school.

  8. I love your question and answer posts! :) And I especially like #4! Great answer! I have an ex from highschool that I would say was my "first love" although it was immature and puppy love. Looking back now I have no idea what I was thinking! lol

  9. Hi Eastyln, I agree that this is a cool "meme." I did get to know you better. I agree with you that my relationship with God is a lacking a little--not because I want it to but because I sometimes make thanking him a last minute priority. I also agree with you about needing someone to help me declutter my house. It only seems to stay clean for a matter of minutes before it's all disheveled again. Take it easy!

  10. Hey Eastlyn, you are such a sweet bloggy friend! Thank you for your comment. I hope you are having a great Monday! I want to ask some of my bloggy friends to go visit Fabulous Finds (you can click on the link at the bottom of my Cherished Moments post). Her post really tugged at my heart and made me cry when I was reading it. I would love to send over some support to her and bloglove. You are so great at commenting and I know it would be appreciated. I love to support others, especially when I think a post really deserves some love. Thank you.

    Mama Hen

  11. I loved reading this and getting to know you more! I pray your kids had a good first day of school! I'm praying for the right job to come your way too!
    Big Fat Mama

  12. Hey Eastlyn, I hope you get a job that you love soon too! Have a super night my friend!

    Mama Hen

  13. Great thorough responses. So hope you get that opportunity soon! Hang in there

  14. Thank you Eastlyn for your sweet and kind comment. I really appreciate it. You are a great bloggy friend. Thank you for being you! Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

  15. Wow. #16 really struck me. I think I feel that way a lot too. Where he should be at the forfront of everything in my life, he is often the afterthought and gets only 2 seconds of my time before I close my eyes for the night.

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my photog friend's website. You are so sweet!