Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Summery Hodgepodge

1. Have you ever been to the US capital-Washington DC? If so, what's your favorite site? If not, what would you most like to see on a visit to that city someday in the future? Is it even on your list of places to visit?
I've been there at least twice.  My grandparents took me when I was about nine.  That time, I wore a bright mustard colored sweatsuit with aqua scrunchie socks.  What can I say, it was the 80s. did make for a cute picture next to the Lincoln memorial.  *He was all serious...guess he didn't like my outfit.*  On my more recent visit, just after college...I was a bit freaked out by the Korean War Memorial...with the guys in the swamp.  It was sort of creepy.  The Vietnam Memorial Wall is super neat!!
2. When did you last attend a wedding? Are there any weddings on your summer calendar? Were you a summer bride? If you're single, is summer the season of your dream wedding?
This summer is actually wedding free.  We were the first in our "group" to get we went to a multitude of weddings for the first 3-4 years of our marriage.  I was a Winter bride.  Do you know that poem/song from "7 brides for 7 brothers"?
3. What is your favorite way to eat strawberries?
Oh, that's easy...on top of cheesecake, of course!
4. What is one thing you are especially looking forward to this summer?
I thought about saying "living through it" cuz we have such a busy summer.  I'm really looking forward to when my garden starts producing yummy tomatoes.  I'm looking forward to our half-versary...and quilt camp.  I'm sentimentally looking forward to my oldest baby starting Kindergarten.
5. Do you use/like the self checker at the grocery store?
No, something always goes wrong.  AND...I like talking to the cashiers and the other people in line. 
6. Share a favorite piece of common sense advice.
No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids.  ~Bill Cosby
When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they're finished, I climb out.  ~Erma Bombeck
If your kids are giving you a headache, follow the directions on the aspirin bottle, especially the part that says, "keep away from children.  ~Susan Savannah
7. Barefoot, flip flops, tennis shoes, sassy sandals-your first choice for summertime?
I wear plastic flip flops most of the time.  Then I can hose them off easily.  I do have nice new Clark sandals...but I only wear them when I'm going out.
8. Pool *Ouch* Membership
We decided to join the local pool.  We had a fabulous time yesterday.  I put 50 SPF on myself and the kids 4 times...and we still have rosy cheeks and heads...and a Mama with a burned back.  Nothing like being low on melanin at the pool.  Ouch.  Today the kids are whiny cuz it's a boring day.  That's because we're staying home and I'm tackling the mountain of laundry.  Poor saps...with toy filled rooms, and sand filled boxes, and big backyard. 


Joyce said...

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is a favorite around here : ) We all love it!

Enjoy the pool days-I love a pool but we don't have one here. I belong to the Y but the pool is indoors and that's just not the same.

Barbara H. said...

My tow oldest have been to DC on senior trips, but my husband and I have never been. We want to go some day, though.

Quilt camp? Sounds interesting.

I like the self-checker if I just have a few things, but it always messes up if I have a lot.

LOL at the advice!

I know what you mean about being low on melanin. I was outside planting a couple of containers for maybe 30 minutes or more and came in with red face and arms.

Amy said...

I love your advise.. Have a great day..

Sheena said...

Love the Bill Cosby quote on #6! Hope the rest of your week goes splendidly well!

Mary said...

I really liked your advice! The Korean War Memorial is really neat at dusk. DC is such a neat city!

Theresa said...

I used to wear those bright scrunchy socks too- so funny! I bet they will back a come back like everything else though.
I live on Long Island- love the mountains too!

Amy said...

thanks for the great comment.. Yes we have a name but we are not saying until the baby comes..

CrysHouse said...

LOVED your quotes. They cracked me up!

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is one of my favorites. Did you see the waists on those women!!! If I didn't feel fat before I sure do now ;-)

Love your common sense!!

Anonymous said...

I so loved Erma Bombeck. She was a very astute woman. Thanks for the great quotes!! Parenting requires a lot of humor!