Friday Fill In

My answers in BOLD.

1. Friends are awesome – especially MY friends. I have the best friends ever. I’m really lucky.

2. Physical health; it’s very important to me to be active.

3. I’m ready for either pretty much everything or nothing at all – take your pick.

4. Fresh baked bread is one of my favorite perfumes or aftershaves or smells.
(To be fair – I also love the smell of: baking cookies, coffee beans, anything citrus, cilantro, several colognes, very few perfumes, movie popcorn… I could go on and on – I pay far too much attention to how things smell).

5. The oldest ornament I have is a letter S that used to be on my mom’s tree.

6. Take some vodka, cranberry juice, lime juice and triple sec, mix it all together and you have my version of a Cosmopolitan.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to wearing my new shirt (and not the actual holiday party), tomorrow my plans include a baby shower for my cousin’s wife, and Sunday I want to catch up with my BFF – it’s been too long since I’ve seen her (so feel better soon!!!).

Black Friday Fill Ins

So, I wasn’t busting any doors at 5 a.m. today but my mom and I ventured out at 6:30 to the mall and to see what there was to see. There was nothing I needed, but for some sick reason, I like Black Friday. I like to go out and see people all crazed and excited over the holidays and I like an excuse to get a huge chunk of my Christmas shopping done.

My mom started in a department store and I quickly ventured out so that I could hit Starbucks for a (full of sugar) gingerbread latte. That line was INSANE. Then I ventured into Children’s Place to pick up some clothes for the girls – because on top of crazy good sales, there was 20% off everything in the store until 11 a.m. Awesome. But that line? That was one horrendous line. It snaked all through the store and was about forty minutes long. The fun part though was that the people around me in line were AWESOME. In front of me were two women who shopped as they waited – and we ended up talking and shopping and I would give my opinion (I can’t believe there are people who ask random strangers what they think about clothes, but not only did they ask, they listened to me. Shows how crazy nuts they are). The older man behind me (holding his wife’s spot while she shopped – so sweet, right?) offered to hold my coffee when my cell phone rang, and later, his wife helped me grab a shirt off the shelf when my hands were full. Though there were people squashed in everywhere, I didn’t stumble into any cranky ones. A huge plus.

In the midst of my waiting, my mom dropped off a heavy bag that had a gift she had purchased for my stepson. A heavy, cumbersome bag. I dragged it through Children’s Place, and by the time I was done and had carried that freakin’ bag to Kohl’s (her next stop), I thought my shoulder might fall off.

Kohl’s was pure insanity so I ditched mom (unfortunately, I was still stuck with her stupid bag) and went to Old Navy to pick up some clothes for Stepson. And yeah, if you saw a woman in the boy’s section of Old Navy this morning trying on boy’s clothes – that was probably me. Unsure of his size, I ended up trying on a vest to see if it would fit him. I ended up buying him a boat load of clothes – a necessity since he had a major growth spurt and his mom never lets him bring clothes with him to our house. In the check out at Old Navy, I was standing behind a girl I went to high school with. A girl I didn’t like then, a girl I have nothing to say to now (especially after she went on to become a high school math teacher, gave my sister a crappy grade all the while asking what I was up to as if we’d ever been friends). I managed to avoid her though – whew. Crisis averted (YES – I should move).

From there, I met back up with my mom and we ventured to Best Buy where basically everything purchased was for me for Christmas (Oh yeah, there will apparently be no surprises), then on to Target where mom went crazy and bought far too much stuff for my kids.

Pure insanity, but not in a bad way.


1. My stomach is not accustomed to Thanksgiving amounts of food.

2. Mashed potatoes is what I ate the most of on Thursday.

3. The yard is barely green anymore.

4. Away is where I’d rather be at any given time.

5. The smell of gingerbread reminds me of the holidays.

6. Sleep is what I need right now.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to curling up with a book, tomorrow my plans include not eating like a pig, and Sunday I want to get the Christmas tree up (Did I say that?).

And Some Friday Fill In Magic…

1. The last band I saw live was Counting Crows and Maroon 5 (Maroon 5 performed last, so technically Maroon 5 is the answer).

2. What I look forward to most on Thanksgiving is the food. And I’d be lying if I said anything else.

3. My Christmas/holiday shopping is in progress. I have nearly finished shopping for my daughters, only so that when they start in with the “I want, I want” I can say, “Sorry, already done. Shhhhhhhhhh.”

4. Thoughts of me-time fill my head.

5. I wish I could wear flip flops, but frankly it’s gonna be too cold for that around here for awhile.

6. Bagpipes look like they’d be heavy. (WHAT AN ODDBALL QUESTION).

7. As for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to going to a movie with my mom and sister, tomorrow my plans include possibly a baking day with my BFF (we may have to cancel) and Sunday, I want to not make dinner.

Friday Fill Ins

My answers will be bold and underlined. One of these days I’ll find something I like!

1. Please feel free to stop by my house in the morning with a hot cup of coffee. Or, ya know, teach me how to make coffee that won’t peel paint off the walls.

2. When I cook with cilantro I can’t help but sniff it occasionally.
**Other answers include: spray my perfume (I always sniff after!), bake bread, fold my laundry, etc. I am pretty observant in the way things smell.

3. My favorite thing to cook is ropa vieja (but I almost never do it. Man, I totally should put that on my menu for next week – YUM).

4. Music is something I can’t get enough of.
**Other answers include: sleep, caffeine, quiet, bliss

5. That’s the thing I love most about my iPod – the massive music infusion(I am assuming this question is talking about my answer to number 4 – but I have no idea, so oh well, it’s early and I’m sleep deprived).

6. People always make me think “what the heck”.
*I almost never think “What the heck”. I don’t love the phrase “what the heck”. And the more I type it, the less I like it.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to winding down from the work week, tomorrow my plans include dinner and drinks with my best friend (If I can pick a restaurant), and Sunday, I want to sleep in (YEAH RIGHT).

Friday Fill Ins


1. My blueprint for success includes a lot of coffee.

2. A mini KitKat was the last candy I ate.

3. The best facial moisturizer I ever used was… seriously? I have no idea.

4. Music can be good therapy.

5. I’d like to tell you about the fact that there is far too much Halloween candy in my house and I’m trying very very hard to resist temptation.

6. Creativity is my strongest characteristic. (I could totally be wrong here – people who know me, weigh in. What do you think?)

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to tucking the kids in, tomorrow my plans include taking the girls to see Madagascar2, and Sunday I want to make buttermilk pancakes for the girls because we have just enough buttermilk for one more batch of pancakes and if I don’t use it by Tuesday, it’ll go bad.

Friday Fill In

Okay, my answers are bold and italics. No more fancy colors for you.

1. My favorite food seasoning is cilantro or… cumin.

2. Music (or silence!) is music to my ears.

3. Lucky is so obviously speeding when you pass a cop and not getting pulled over.

4. My kids and their health and well being is something I take very seriously.

5. Many people love Halloween, but I’m just in it for the chocolate.

6. Coke Zero, a black shirt and a protein bar were the last things I bought at the store.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I am looking forward to a mini Snickers bar, tomorrow my plans include dressing up in some way for a Halloween gathering (oy), and Sunday I want to sleep in because the girls are spending the night with my mom on Saturday night.

Hey! Another Friday Fill In

You can find Friday Fill Ins here. My answers are gonna be in….BRIGHT GREEN.
NOTE: Wow, bright green is very hard to read but I’m too lazy to change it.

1. Right now, I’m feeling really tired. I slept horribly last night and I can’t even blame my kids. I woke up several times. I hate that.

2. Not sure where it is where I want to be. I suppose I’m fine where I am, but I think I’m ready for a weekend away from little people. And Fantasy Football.

3. How does one get good at taking the time for themselves that they need without feeling guilty about it?

4. My to-do list, calendar and iPhone calendar keep me on track. I can be pretty task oriented – it helps to see what I’ve done and what I’ve yet to do.

5. Please don’t do the passive aggressive thing. I really don’t like that.

6. My children fill me with joy.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to absolutely nothing, tomorrow my plans include watching the Michigan/Michigan State Game and Sunday, I want to do something by myself!

Friday Fill In, 10/17/08

To start out with a bit of fluff…. A Friday Fill In.

My answers are purple!

1. Follow the yellow brick road.

2. A camera is something I always take with me on vacation (but really? Vacation? What vacation? The last trip I went on was in April. Been far too long. FAAAAR too long).

3. To achieve your goals, you must do SOMETHING.

4. I’m the Queen of Awesome is something I’d like you to know about me.

5. I have a lot of really great friends.

6. Hope floats. Cheesy movie by the way. Very cheesy.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to nothing, tomorrow my plans include taking the kids to swim class, and Sunday I want to finally get Halloween costumes for the kids.

A Friday Fill In…

A Friday Fill-In
My answer is in bold.

1. October rocks because my birthday is in October.
2. Snakes scare me!
3. Leaves are falling all around, it’s a damn good thing we don’t have any trees so we don’t have much raking to do.
4. My favorite horror movie is (Oh my god, do you know how long it’s been since I’ve seen a horror movie? I can’t even fake it!).
5. Road trips with my BFF = good memories.
6. It was a dark and stormy night so I curled up on the couch under a blanket, reading a good book.
7. And as for this weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to watching The Princess sing at the high school homecoming game, tomorrow my plans include taking the girls to swim class, and Sunday I want my mom to watch the girls for a bit so I can CHILL OUT.