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Friday, March 4, 2011

Five Question Friday -4 March 2011

Well, it's that time of the week again.  I'm going to get right to the point so I will not be beating myself up later that I spent "all morning" on my blog and neglected to get done the stuff I need to do today in order to be prepared to work this weekend.  This is a fun blog hop.  You visit Mama M at My Little Life and copy and paste the questions on your own post so you can answer them, too.  Then you add your name and info to the link on Mama M's blog so others can pay you a visit and see what you have to say.  You're welcome to hop around to some of the other participants' blogs as well.  It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers...

1. Have you ever forgotten your child in a store or at school?
I can't say I've actually forgotten a child as in hopped in the car and drove off without them present, but I did forget to communicate where to meet back up with my daughter when I sent her with a coupon to the dairy section to grab a package of  cheese.  I "found" her at the checkout as I was heading to customer service to have her paged.

2. Where did you go on your very first date? (Like...first first, not first with your spouse or current significant other!)
I want to say it was to the movies to see "Halloween" (as in the original one a way long time ago). If I remember correctly, it was a double date with my brother and his girlfriend (who was the sister of my date). Nothing like keeping it all in the family. My date's dad drove us there.

3. What's your "silly" fear? (We're not talking water and heights.)
This fear might just win the "silly fear" award of all times.  I have a fear of losing my teeth.  As in, those old episodes of Tom and Jerry where Tom gets his head slammed in a piano and when he smiles, his teeth look like wobbly piano keys hanging from his gums. I've had recurrent dreams where I awake (in the dream) with my teeth wobbling in my head just like old Tom cat.  You asked for silly...
4. Confrontation: do you cause it, deal with is as it comes, or run far far away?
I am not a confrontational person by nature, period. I'm certainly not going to initiate a confrontation with someone without cause, but I will do my best to "hold my own" and defend my point of view if I feel I'm in the right. Some certain family members may beg to differ.

5. Wood floors or carpet?
Ditto Mama M's response. I could just copy and paste it here and change  "white" carpet color to "dusty brown" (formerly dusty rose...very 1980's flavor for those of you who might not remember). In a nutshell, we have carpet throughout the house (awful linoleum in the kitchen and baths), some of which was recently damaged by a hot water heater leak (all of which has been damaged over time by kids and pet accidents as well as grown up fumbles, too). I love the look of hard wood flooring and some of the ceramic tiles, but at this point am unsure of just how much more "work" they may create-dust mop, wet mop, scrubbing grout, etc. For now I haven't got the money for carpet or hard wood or ceramic or anything else, so I'll just stick with my sickly carpet, do a little research and squirrel away my pennies until I can decide what I want. So maybe that was a coconut shell...


  1. Was there not a past blog where you blogged about forgetting to pick your daughter up from school and she had to walk. lol I hope you are all having a great week and have a great weekend!

  2. As a matter of fact, there was such a post, BP! I was going to try to find it and post a link to it, but went with the "forgot to communicate" vs "forgot the child" story. What kind of mother AM I? Someone should take away my license! LOL

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

    It's funny you mentioned losing teeth because when I was growing up, I was always afraid I would never lose my baby teeth & get my adult teeth! ha

    Hope you're having a great Friday!

  4. Love it! THanks for stopping by my blog! To your question: Not nasty big beetles...I just think they are terribly gross and shudder whenever I come upon one. (call me a beetle wimp) :) Love your blog! I really enjoyed my visit!

  5. I hear you on the carpet thing! We recently moved and the hardwood/ceramic is really nice, and not near the work I thought it would be!

  6. Thanks for sharing your answers! Your fear is NOT silly AT ALL! I too used to have recurring dreams of losing my teeth-sometimes they would turn black first, and would be so horribly loose. Those truly were NIGHTMARES! Hubby used to think it was comical UNTIL HE had the same nightmare! And I'm sure he agrees-it's not silly. =)
    Have a nice weekend-off to find your follow button!

  7. I think we had the same exact first date. I know it was to some horror movie and definitely not my choice. I'm glad I've developed enough self-confidence (20+ years later) that I now make the decisions when it comes to what I do on my dates (with hubby of course). I have "sickly" looking carpets right now too. I'd love to have hardwood floors someday, but right now, there's still other priorities that need to come first. Ho-hum. I enjoyed reading this post Eastlyn!