February 11, 2007

You Blog The Blog


I've had so much fun reading your comments and "book ideas" in my last post. I had an idea. Yeah, part of me would like a break from blogging today and also I just thought this might be fun...

I haven't heard of this before, but am not sure about how original the idea is or anything. I am going to let you all blog my blog today (as long as you keep it clean, um kay?)

SO, the next person that comments, please answer the question above you, and then ask a question or tell the next commenter what you'd like them to comment about, a fill in the blank question, etc.

Then that commenter will answer and then think up something for the next commenter. If you don't like the next question the previous commenter presented, then come back later and see what else might down the comment line for you.

Feel free to comment more than once- might be fun to see how long we can keep the comment chain going!

And, there might come a time where two commenters respond to the same comment at the same time. That's ok. The next person to come along will just keep the chain going.

Updated to add: I keep checking back to read your witty comments here- I don't think I'll be taking a break from blogging today after all! You all are too fun!

So, if you're commenting, you're going to respond to the comment above you. Does this make sense? I'll start it off... you follow my lead:


If magic elves existed...


66 comments:

  1. If magic elves existed, I would wish for them to come clean every nook and cranny of my kitchen and bathroom floors. Oh magic elves where are you?!


    Next question:

    What was your wildest or most embarassing hair style when you were younger?

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  2. In 2nd grade I went to get my first perm. I anticipated Farrah Faucet feathers but I looked more like Little Orphan Annie!!! The next day I wore my coat into class since the attached hood would hide my hideous hair, but my teacher demanded I take it off. Can you imagine my humilation when the tight curls popped out??? Recently I found my 2nd grade class photo -- do I dare make a WW post of it????

    Next question:

    What is the grossest thing you found in your refrigerator (living or dead)?

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  4. Aww man! I was answering that at the same time :)

    I just uncovered something in a produce bag UNDER my veggie bin that resembles what I can only guess would result if a sea cucumber and caterpillar were to mate.

    My question:
    If you could have a super power (other than making milk!) what would it be and what would you do?

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  5. Super Lightening Speed!

    I would read books in the time it took to nurse the baby, clean the bathroom while something's warming up in the microwave, and mow the lawn in the 5 minutes before my husband gets home from work! Nevermind never be late for church!

    Oh, if only!

    Next Question: If money was not an factor, what would you invent to make your life easier?

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  6. Believe it or not, drop most modern technology! No computers, no TV. I love running water though! I'd move somewhere beautiful. I have just finished my dream board! I am trying to live The Secret and maybe this will help keep me focused.

    Next question:
    What superpower do you most wish you had?

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  7. Probably the ability to be invisible. That would be so fun and you could get into so many places and hear so many conversations. So much fun could be had if no one could see me.

    Next question:
    What got you into blogging?

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  8. Good response, Nicole! I would like that super power too!

    3 close friends from 3 different states inspired me to start blogging. I ended up being the one that blogged on the most regular basis though.

    Next Question:
    What was your most embarrassing public mommy moment?

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  9. The most embarassing (and scary and horrifying) mommy moment I have ever had was hemmoraging in the middle of the middle of the dispensary of the clinic I used to work at. I was there alone with my little DD who was ten days old. I got carted off on a stretcher. Ah, fun times!

    Next question: What is your best mama advice?

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  10. Always trust your instincts - we really know more than we think we do. Don't let criticisms of others bring you down. You know what's best for you and your family.

    If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

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  11. If I were an animal, I'd be a spoiled housecat.

    Think about it...I'd get to walk around feeling very important, but I wouldn't have to actually do anything!

    Next question:

    What TV show do you watch that you don't generally admit to enjoying?

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  12. Oh, I can answer that one. Girls Next Door, the show with Hugh Hefner's 3 "girlfriends" (sorry, but I don't buy it, hence the quotes). My husband turned it on one night, I think to see if I would freak out, and sadly I wanted to see what those girls would do next. It's like my soap opera or something. I'm usually watching with my jaw on the floor because I just can't believe it -- but I don't turn the channel either. I saw an ad this weekend that there will be new episodes in March and actually got excited. Sigh.

    Next question:

    Do you spend more time reading blogs than you do posting in your own blog?

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  13. Helo!
    Very good
    Tank you

    blog SÓ VERDADES Portugal

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  14. Ok, that's not such an easy post to follow! LOL Doesn't that mean "very beautiful Portugal" or something? No..not even close??? LOL So I may have messed things up b/ I have NO clue what to say about that.

    So...here's my question...what is your favorite thing to do when your kids are gone & you have the house to yourself??

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  15. How do I choose just one thing? This is a rarity but I think it would be to take a nice long uninterrupted nap!

    Next question:
    What do you love the most about your husband (or other family member if you are not married)?

    PS Great idea Steph!

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  16. His kindness! Even when I am at my worst, he is so gentle and kind with me. Always forgiving and asking for forgiveness quickly. I can be my own worst enemy, and he is my kindest, loving encourager.

    What book is on your nightstand?

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  17. Heehee, I don't have a nightstand... it would clutter my room too much. And my computer desk has *literally* 20 books on it to read. I have several cookbooks right in front of me now a vegetarian slow cooker cookbook and Nourishing Traditions to name two.

    My question: if you could be anywhere right now, where would that be?

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  18. Looking out at the rain outside right now from my desk in the office, I am thinking of my trip to Egypt in 2,5 weeks where I'll get my diving certificate. yeaaaah, that's where I'd like to be already.

    Or I haven't seen my cute little nephew in a while, so I'd like to babysit him right now.


    Next question: What is hanging in your wardrobe but is your most secret or embarrasing shopping mistake you've ever made?

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  19. Oh funny! I don't have any hanging clothes!! They're all on the floor minus panties and other girly things, because we only have one dresser, and no houses out here have closets!!!! Ok, I would have to say the lingerie that my MIL bought me when we got engaged!!! Who wants that from your MIL?????? It's leopard print and everything!!

    Ok, here's my question:

    What's your favorite kind of chicken?

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  20. tandoori chicken! yum!

    What is your favorite memory of your mother?

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  21. How do I pick one favorite memory of my mother ?...Hmmmm, probably that she always came into my room when I yelled for her at night when I was little, even though she probably knew there was nothing really wrong. She always soothed me back to sleep :)

    My Question: What's the temperature today where you live? It's -6C where I live which is about 24F.

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  22. It is about 45F, not sure C...sorry! :) I live in Tennessee.

    My question: What is your best discipline advice for someone who is not good at the follow through for any length of time and wants to raise strong, loving, healthy Christian children?

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  23. Pray for help from God, and pray that you can be more consistent...hehehe

    What has been your favorite phase in life?

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  24. I would say elementary, nothing to worry about and always discovering new things. Getting excited about pushing start on the microwave or something like that.

    When did you first know you were ready to have children?

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  25. When we were in the Air Force...we had been married 3 years and had one year to go..we knew we wanted children...so we decided to have Madison while in the military...they paid 100% of it....we waited 8 years to have Miller...Scott says no more babies after he turns 40...he is 36 now...so I had just turned 30 and decided we needed more kids...I put my career in between the kids....now I want one more...and wished I had one in between Madison and Miller.....

    Next question......What was the one thing that made you realize you were in love?

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  26. I fell in love with my husband and his big dreams. We used to spend hours talking about what we wanted for the future.

    Okay...next question- somebody give me some sleep advice. My 9 month old son woke up 6 times last night! HELP

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  27. Hang in there. There is a time for everything, and this may not be the time for lots of sleep for you. If you're looking for advice on how to get him to sleep through the night on a regular basis, here's my story: My son didn't sleep through the night (5-7 hours straight) until about 11 months. This was mostly for reasons out of our control (health issues). I was zombie-ish from lack of sleep for 11 months. We read "Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child" by Dr. Marc Weissbluth. Although I didn't agree with everything in the book, it really helped us tons! He became the best little sleeper in the world. Hope this helps, and hang in there - it gets much, much easier!

    Next question - If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

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  28. Anywhere, that is tough... I want to say an exotic country but I love the US, so somewhere that my family can play outside 12 months out of the year and my husband has a job that is fulfilling to him...

    Next Question:

    What is the one thing that you can't go without in a day?

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  29. Prayer. I like to think I can but I can't. :) I get subtle reminders when I try to go without that time.


    What is your favorite carnival ride?

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  30. Merry-go-round. I hate roller coasters.

    What's the first thing you tell yourself in the morning?


    Mike
    http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com/

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  31. First thing I tell myself in the morning is "I'll go back to bed as soon as everyone is gone to school" :D, that gets me through the morning.

    Great idea Stephanie!

    How many pets have you had (and your favorite one)?

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  32. Ummm when I was a kid we had some fish for a while. We had two birds, Susie and Sam. I guess they were my favorite. I'm not really an animal person.


    What's your favorite breakfast cereal?

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  33. Captain Crunch!


    Anybody seen a good movie lately? At the theatre or a rental.

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  34. The last movie I saw at the theater was "Catch And Release" with Jennifer Garner. I liked it a lot. Definitely a chick flick though!

    Have you ever raided your children's piggy bank?

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  35. Oh yes- I seem to remember raiding their piggy bank not too long ago to get slurpees from 7-11. We always pay them back... usually!

    Next question:

    What do you plan on doing once your kids are all grown?

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  36. Once my kids are grown I'm hoping to be a midwife and someday a grandma! ;)

    (we too have raided the piggy bank, since we're confessing LOL)

    What is your biggest temptation?

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  37. Once my kids are grown I'm hoping to be a midwife and someday a grandma! ;)

    (we too have raided the piggy bank, since we're confessing LOL)

    What is your biggest temptation?

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  38. This is really fun! I know I'm a few days late, it's been a tough week, but can we keep it going?

    My answer:

    Chocolate but that is an easy response. Otherwise it's shopping, oh my - I'm predictable...

    So my biggest temptation is: Sneeking my kid's chocolate while shopping with their money from their piggy bank!

    My Question:

    What was your most embarassing moment in High School?

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  39. You can read about my most embarrassing moment in high school here... it involves cute guys and me saying the word FART excitedly!

    That was a good one... so I want to hear about someone else's most embarrassing moment- EVER...

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  40. I do not get embarrassed very easily so this is a tough one but I wanted to play!!

    Just recently I had one of those “out of the mouth of babes” moments when my son told my Aunt, “You should shave your whiskers!” Oi!

    I always like the “You know you are a Mommy when . . .” thing.

    So, you know you are a Mommy when you don’t think twice about grabbing your breasts in public to do the “which one is fuller test” so you know which breast to feed baby with.

    You know you are Mommy when . . .

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  41. A child cries, and every mom in the room but one says "that's not mine".

    Next question: what is the weirdest recurring dream that you've had? Mine involves running through town with Frankenstein chasing me.

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  42. okay...oh man, I do the fullness test/boob grab on a regular basis.

    Hey...ya'll check out my blog post from today...God is SO good!

    I had a recurring dream when I was a little kid, and I had it again a few months ago. We used to go to this photographer who's studio was upstairs in this really really old building. I used to have a dream that I fell through the floor.

    Next question: How has God shown you his love lately?

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  43. I feel like God has shown me His love in so many different big & little ways lately. Just looking outside at the cold and the snow, I see how He has protected us and gives us shelter.

    I see how my son celebrates his birthday today- seizure-free and "special diet"-free and the healing that has taken place in his body.

    There has been amazing provision in our lives lately that has only come from God. We are no where worthy, yet He still loves us.

    Next question:
    Of all the annoying shows or kid movies that your kids like, which one do you find *yourself* watching and enjoying from time to time?

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  44. First thing in the morning Curious George is on. We're all still in our jammies, waking up and kinda cuddly and I'm having my coffee so I often find myself watching too. I think the theme song is catchy, we like to dance to it.

    Next question: What is your most recent prayer that you KNOW God has answered.

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  45. God is so GREAT!

    2wks ago Saturday I prayed specifically for God to put the fire back under my husband and draw him closer. The next Sunday @ Church, God did just that! It was SO amazing seeing that fire in my husband, wanting to grow closer to Him!
    Since that Sunday, God has worked through a health scare with my MIL to draw us all closer to Him!

    Next question:
    When is the last time you Paid it Forward?
    During the Holidays, every Saturday we would go through a Fast Food Drive thru and pay for the cars food behind us.

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  46. PTL about your hubby and your MIL. I like your idea about the drive-thru, I'll have to try that one. When God has spoken to me about taking care of something for someone I have to obey, it's usually for things like buying them clothes or groceries. We showed up at the door front of a family in our community going through a hard time with a month's supply of groceries right before Christmas. God pointed them out to us, it was His idea - we were just His feet and hands.

    Next Question:

    Why do you go to church?

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  47. Why do I go to church?
    To WORSHIP God, to fellowship with other believers, and some weeks, if I'm honest, when I'm struggling, I go because I teach the 5 - 11's, and because my son works the projector. But those days are very few!

    Hmmm, a question?
    do you have a favourite podcast that you listen to?

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  48. You are reminding me that I need to get "with it" with the whole podcasting thing as I've been meaning to listen to some from this blog...

    Next question:

    What do you drive?? Are you a minivan mom, SUV mom, car mom? Then, what would you drive if you had a choice (and could fit at least three kids in carseats as well?)

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  49. Right now I'm a mom-without-wheels. It's a long story. We sold our minivan because we were expecting baby #6 and planning to buy a van -- but in between selling and buying my husband lost his job. A friend loaned us a car for dh to drive to his new job in -- and it got totaled. But things are looking up! Some friends from church just GAVE us a Ford F150 for dh's work car, and my father-in-law is about to sell us a 12 passenger van for cheap! :)

    My dream car is a brand-new (or almost brand-new) 12 passenger van. Enough room for all our kids plus friends and groceries!! :Drool:

    My daughter asks this question: What's your favorite flower or flower arrangement, and why?

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  50. My favorite flower is a simply a rose. Seems kind of like a dull answer, but i'm not much of a flower person, so I don't know the names of many fancy flowers. But I like roses because they don't smell too much - unlike Lilies which I loathe because they smell way too much!

    Where are you sitting right now (in y our kitchen or at work etc) and at what time of day?

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  51. I'm sitting in bed... not because I'm actually about to go to bed... it's just that if I sit in the living room, then I am aware of my need to be cleaning rather than partying online. Oh, & it's 9:45 pm CST here.


    What do you miss most about life before you had kids?

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  52. I don't remember much about life before kids! :-) My oldest will be 20 this month and my youngest is 15, so it's been a long time since I had no children.

    I guess the one thing I miss is being carefree. No matter how well your kids are doing, you always worry about and fuss over them. I would like to have a couple of days off . . . to not have to worry about my own kids or my nephews. But then, life would be pretty dull, wouldn't it?


    To the next person to comment:
    It's Sunday night, the weekend is ending . . . how was your weekend? Did you do anything unusual or learn anything new? Have any adventures you want to share? (That's more than 1 question, I know. Just trying to give some ideas, ok?) :-)

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  53. Well, this past weekend SUCKED. I didn't learn anything new, either - I try to every day. The highlight of my weekend? Being made fun of by my coworkers, without them realizing I could hear every word. Fun times. Not.

    Next question:
    If you could change 1 thing about yourself, what would it be?

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  54. I would change being disorganized into a Born Organized person. I truly believe you have to be born with that trait.

    What is your favorite comfort food?

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  55. My favorite comfort food is my mom's homemade Cheesy Potato Soup. Anytime I feel down or sick, she'll make a pot for me. It's chock full of onions, celery, veggie broth, potatoes, cream and sharp cheddar. Mmmmm.

    My favorite comfort drink is a Starbucks tall toffee nut latte with an extra pump of toffee nut. ;)

    What is your favorite coffee drink?

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  56. What a fun post! Funny you should mention toffee nut lattes. I usually order a grande iced toffee nut latte with whipped cream for my once-a-week Starbucks treat, but now and then I get a carmel frappucino. I'm not much for hot beverages.

    Next: What has being a parent taught you about God or about yourself in relation to Him?

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  57. Good question! I will never forget nursing and rocking my firstborn son Noah one night and being overcome with emotions realizing God loved us so much that he gave up his *only* son for us... could I ever do that? I held Noah so close and just cried. Wow- His love is Amazing.

    If all the kids are in bed, you aren't on the computer or watching tv or catching up on chores, what hobby or fun thing would you be doing?

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  58. Oh, to not have catch-up chores after the kids go to bed :sigh: I would probably work on the scrapbooks that I never have time for these days!

    New question - What is your favorite verse in the Bible and why?

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  59. John 11:35 "Jesus Wept" The shortest verse in the bible and the most beautiful...

    Next question: What do you want to be when you grow up? :)

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  60. A good person. I guess the rest is up to where God leads me. Right now its nursing.

    What is one thing that you love about yourself and would like your kids to have also?

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  61. I love that I'm outgoing and am not afraid to try something new. I want my children to feel like they can reach any goal they set for themselves, even if it's really high. And a strong work ethic helps.

    What something that has changed in your life because of your child/children which you didn't expect?

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  62. I love that I'm outgoing and am not afraid to try something new. I want my children to feel like they can reach any goal they set for themselves, even if it's really high. And a strong work ethic helps.

    What something that has changed in your life because of your child/children which you didn't expect?

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  63. my sex life! seriously...

    What is the best book you've read?

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  64. to clairify, some people say that after vaginal childbirth, sex is better. i'm lucky that this is true in my case :)

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  65. Hello I'm new around here :) This is a great fun idea.
    Anyway my answer to the question above is:

    The Shell Seekers by Rosamund Pilcher

    My question is what is your favourite quote and why?

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  66. "A ship in the harbor is safe, but that isn't what ships are built for."

    You discover your wonderful one year old child is, because of a mixup at the hospital, not yours. Would you want to exchange the child nd try to correct the mistake?

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