1. What's one thing you learned in September?
That a house can change completely & a heart break with the loss of one animal...
Can't believe its almost a month since we lost our sweet Buffy....
2. Acorn squash, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, yellow squash, zucchini squash, or blech! hold the squash!...what's your favorite squash? Your favorite way to prepare your favorite squash?
I love yellow squash with zucchini squash cooked up in coconut oil & onions & red pepper flakes.... yum!
I've wanted to try to make the spaghetti squash but have been afraid to give it a try. I'm going to do it this fall... a personal goal of mine...
3. The older I get the ______________________________.
... the faster I fall apart...
|This has been me every day since I turned 40|
4. What's your favorite television theme song ever?
If you're bored & want to relive some TV theme songs, check this out for the best 20 ... I actually had to watch most of them & did sing along... forgot about a lot of the greats... Love Boat... Dukes of Hazard... WKRP in Cincinnati... Laverne & Shirley... great ones! Go check them out
One song that instantly comes to mind... "Somebody save me" from Smallville... I actually went & bought the soundtrack for this TV show... & funny side note, Ricky just came in the other day & said, "Look what I found on clearance" - it was the Smallville CD. I told him, he's so '2000' - I've had it for years :) ... anyone need a Smallville Soundtrack?
Here's another one with no words that every time I hear, I'm instantly ready to grab a piece of wood & do some flip kicks...
5. What do you wish you'd spent more time doing five years ago?
Wish I would have given up Diet Coke then, gave up meat then... ran more... I think it would have made the transition into my 40's easier.
6. What item do you most need (or want) to add to your wardrobe this fall?
I need some new boots... I'm thinking I want some brown ones... its a NEED too.
I'm also on the hunt for some good jeans... which depresses me because I know it can take many, MANY, MANNYYYYY trips & try-on's to find the perfect pair... the ONE pair that fits. Because we know you can try on the same size in the same brand & it fit completely different. It's like finding the needle in a haystack.
|The dance of horrible "Mom-Jeans"|
7. On October 2, 1950 the Peanuts cartoon was introduced to the world. What was your favorite cartoon when you were a kid?
I remember getting up on Saturday mornings & watching Smurfs. It was the only cartoon that was on for like 3 hours. Plus, they were Blue so my mother approved.
But I always loved Jem & the Holograms... & G-Force... I loved the girl on there - Princess! How do you not like the name Princess? My dad cut me out wings out of cardboard one time that strapped around my arm so I could run around the yard & act like her. ... & yes, I tried to jump off the porch one time to see if I could fly. Splat is more like it.
|My first cartoon crush... Mark... |
Guess I was always a sucker for a guy who could save the world... & wear tights & a cape
|OH MY GOSH... I now know who I want to be for Halloween!!!!|
8. Insert your own random thought here.
So not only was it my mom's birthday yesterday, but it was Steven Curtis Chapman's release date yesterday of his new CD. I ran over at lunch, excitedly & giddy, to Family Christian Bookstore to get it. I walked in - see nothing... but remembered the last CD, I went before they had them out. So just figured they were in the back. I waited in line & then asked about it. They looked at me like I had 3 heads. They asked around to everyone & no one had a clue he had a new CD or that it was even released. They kept saying, "it must not be today"
.... this was the moment I restrained myself because I wanted to say, "Don't mess with me people & question me on the release date"... I actually did give a laugh when they said "it's probably next week"... step back people... do I need to do your job?
So I left empty handed... & disappointed... & mad ...
so what do you so when you're mad? Head to Twitter! I tagged Mr. Chapman, tagged Family Christian & told the story in 140 characters....
It was less then an hour & guess what happened. A guy from Sony Music tweeted me back asking me which store it was & then this is what I got...
@RebeccaJoKnits email your address and I will send you a signed copy courtesy of Steven Curtis. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
— bigwheels67 (@bigwheels67) October 1, 2013
YES!!!!!!!!!! ... I emailed him - he emailed me back.. & the CD is supposed to be in the mail today to me!
The power of Twitter!!!... the awesomeness of cool people who know I was ready to cry because I was Chapman-cd-less....