Monday, June 28, 2010


So I have been tagged by two people!!  Is it freeze tag, TV tag, flush the stool tag?  I am busy, busy, busy at my July part time job.  Hint- I am in the same place as my husband. 

1.   What’s your staple meal (ie. what meal do you cook most often when you can’t be bothered to be adventurous)?

I would have to say our go-to meal is  spaghetti with meat sauce and green beans.  I always have the ingredients and it is super easy.  In fact, I need to make it soon.  Once upon a time, my go-to meal was tuna noodle casserole.  When we got married, I discovered the joy of it's deliciousness.  My mom never made it, guess my dad didn't like it, I really don't know.  Anyway, I made it so much, Kyle finally had to mention we were having it too often.  Now we don't have it often enough.  I guess I have my meals for the week planned.
2.  What do you want to be when you grow up?
I think I have mentioned this before, but I wanted to work at Dairy Queen.  Life in CC hasn't been the same since we lost our DQ.  Somehow I figured you got all the free ice cream you wanted if you worked at DQ, but I have no idea if that is right.  Back in the day, the DQ in Pratt was a walk up window and only sold treats.  We got to stop after swimming lessons - Hog Heaven!!! 
3.   What book are you reading at the moment (if any)?
I am currently between books, but may not be by this afternoon when I come back from lunch to my job.  It has some "down time" in it and being the cerebral sort, I need to keep my mind busy on important stuff.  The book I just finished was The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.  I wouldn't have ever picked this book up in the library, but Abby checked it out and didn't like it, so I read it.  It is written from the dog's point of view, and was a fast read. 

4.  How do you relax?

My favorite is to relax on a float in a swimming pool this time of year.  We have some great friends who help make this possible in a private, relaxing way as opposed to thinking I would be relaxed on a floaty in the public pool.  The kids keep lobbying for a pool at our house, but alas, so far are not anteing up any money.  I might have to do it myself.  I also like to play games on the computer or do Soduko puzzles.  Keeps the mind sharp.

5.   What color are the interior walls of your home?

I think I have addressed this too.  I have four main colors - Trusty is what the girls call the brown/tan color in my bedroom, part of downstairs, and office.  Paige and Tam (they kept playing with colors until they came up with this)  is the berry color in the downstairs, my bathroom, and now my kitchen.  There is a pale yellow in my 1/2 bath and laundry room, and a color called Ostrich Egg in the kitchen, hallway, and upstairs bedroom.  The only other color is a sage green in another upstairs bedroom which is complements of copying a color from a couple of friends.  Oh yes, Abby's bedroom is orange.  See girls, I am not boring.

6.  What is your guiltiest pleasure?

Vanilla ice cream with butterscotch topping. See number 2.

7.  What time is bedtime and getting up time?

We usually go to bed pretty close to 10pm summer and winter.  My alarm goes off at 5:45 during the school year, and at 6am in the summer.  I just don't roll out quite as quickly.

8.  How long do you spend reading blogs (per day or per week)?

Probably too much, maybe a half hour a day, oh really truthfully, it is probably more.  Especially when I am writing these missals for your reading pleasure.

Now I am supposed to tag other people, so I will try Kris at Going Against the Grain and Bridgette at The Rankins.  Now I must really get back to work.  I changed the roll of toilet paper in the ladies bathroom and thought that might merit a raise, but the boss says no.


  1. I didn't know you were gainfully employed this summer. It sounds like you have many important jobs. Maybe you will answer the phone when I call. After reading your responses, I know why I do not usually participate in these types of group things. You always make me laugh.

  2. Dairy Queen, eh?! Such lofty goals! (My brother wanted to be a tiger when he grew up!)

  3. Lisa....I happened to marry a former DQ worker....yes I know I'm privileged. He has informed me that you could get everything for half you do realize you'd have to master the "curl" it is trademark specific to DQ.....

  4. Now you'll be jealous Lisa but I was a carhop/inside person at A&W Rootbeer and we got all the free food we could eat...and being teenagers, we could eat lots!!! After work one night, we had an ice cream cone eating contest and I won. I only weighed 110 then but I managed to eat ten cones! They also had great hot fudge sundaes....oh those were the days.