Sunday, October 20, 2013

Preparing for Halloween

This weekend started out with Fall Festival at school on Friday night. It's sad how as time goes on, naturally my kids don't enjoy it like they used to. They get stressed out by the little crazy ones running around. I hate to admit it but they're definitely getting too old for it. David did play some games and I FINALLY got them both to go in the Haunted Hallway! Only took 8 years ;-) They liked it, although it was a little creepier than I thought it would be considering the age group of the kids going in it. For tonight's event, Sam dressed as a hockey player (since her real Halloween costume isn't finished yet) and David was TMNT's Leonardo. That big full moon was a nice background touch for these photos when we got home...

Saturday we set out to try and find the rest of the things my daughter needs for her Halloween costume. She's planning to be a "Night Fury Trainer", like Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon. Very cool. The shopping was easier than I thought it would be and we got everything she needs. My husband ordered a furry, Viking-ish vest for her online a few weeks ago and so far the darn thing isn't here. We paid for expedited shipping only to find out the other day that it was shipped standard post. It probably won't get here until a couple of days before Halloween. At this point I'll be happy if it comes at all... :-/

We spent some extra time enjoying the creepy, gruesome sights at Party City. 
(Check out the body parts all packaged up with nutritional information and all.... Yum)

Today the kids enjoyed the mild, fall weather with some driveway hockey. They had friends over to play too but after a while it was just the two of them playing. They are both really good and entertaining (but I am wimpy and it was cold so I didn't stay out there too long to watch them). I love that they still do this together. Thank goodness someone in this town knows how to play hockey and score some goals this season!!


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Goodbye Tommy

Yesterday was a terrible day. After much agonizing, praying and denial, my parents came to the decision to have Tommy put to sleep. They couldn't let him suffer. His breathing had gotten much more labored, he didn't want to snuggle, he no longer wanted food...he was fading fast.

I haven't seen my parents this distraught in a long time. It's heartbreaking. They've been through this many times before but I think maybe this is particularly difficult because he was just a kitten. He was my dad's shadow. He was their baby. He brought so much light into their lives in the short time he was here. And to hear my mom say she doesn't think she'll ever get another pet is pretty sobering. I've lost count of how many cats she has had over the years. She still has Sebastian... but I think he may be the last. I wish I could do something to take away their pain, I feel so helpless. All I can do is hug them and remind them that everything happens for a reason. Or so I'm told. It's just that sometimes it's very difficult to believe that there COULD be a good reason for some things... This is definitely one of those times...maybe someday we'll be able to understand. I still can't come to terms with the fact that nothing could be done to save this tiny little ball of joy.

Click here to read more about Feline Infectious Peritonitis and the dangers it can pose to your pets. I think everyone who has or is thinking of adopting a young cat should be informed.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

David Says...


I just found this in my son's school writing folder and my heart melted ❤️ Ever since he learned to speak he has been an adorable little story teller. Our family & friends have always gotten a kick out of the things he comes up with and for years we've been saying that we should keep a book of all the sweet, random and quirky things his mind works up. He has that admirable quality of being funny and entertaining without even trying. I ❤️ my awesomely random little man.

Monday, October 14, 2013


A couple of days ago, my parents told me that their kitten, Tommy, was acting strange. He wasn't his usual energetic self, and he seemed to be breathing fast and heavy. I sat with him last night while visiting with my parents. He just laid there. He'd look up at me if I talked to him but it seemed to take a lot of effort for him to do much else. This was not the energetic little kitten we knew. I thought maybe he had a virus or hurt himself wrestling with their other kitty, but of course I figured he'd get better. But my dad took him to the Vet this morning and was met with some very sad and shocking news.

The Veterinarian believes he has Feline Infectious Peritonitis. It's hard to explain but to put it simply, it's a virus that cats can get from other cats who are carriers of it. Not all cats who contract it get sick - especially not with the most serious strain of it, which is almost always fatal. Sadly, that is the strain Tommy has. They believe he probably contracted it from his littermates not long after birth and it lay dormant in his little body until now. That is how it happens - usually while the cat is still in its first year of life. Once the kitten starts to become sick, there's no stopping its progression. It's incredibly sad and hard to believe. My parents are devastated. His heavy breathing is due to his lungs filling with fluid. They can drain the fluid to make him more comfortable for a while but it will return in a short time. 

My parents have a tough decision to make. Tommy will almost certainly need to be put to sleep - but when? They don't want to let him suffer but the thought of putting this beautiful kitten to sleep is too much for them to bear right now. All this while my mother is recovering from cataract surgery she had early this morning (which went very well, thankfully).

We'll see what tomorrow brings. I can't stop thinking about the poor little baby and it's just unbelievable to me that nothing can be done. Praying for a kitty cat miracle. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Dreamy Dinner

So my husband told me earlier this week that he was going to be making a special dinner this Friday. A nice, proper, 5 course meal...(wow!) He didn't want me or the kids to know anything more than that - he really wanted it to be a surprise. I had my hopes of what it would be. (I've been dying for some kind of slow-cooked meal for a long time now!)

Throughout the day today while I was at work, he kept texting me teaser updates...
I really couldn't conclude much from these pics...although I could make out maraschino cherries, red wine vinegar and some kind of MEAT in the lower right picture. YUM!!! My stomach growled all day.

And this is what I came home to....
The table was set beautifully with our nice China which was given to us by my in-laws but we have never used before. I can't even explain how beautiful the pieces are.

He made the centerpiece pretty is this?

"Princess" folded napkins {which he folded himself. Fancy-schmancy}

The entree... French Onion Beef over Garlic Mashed Potatoes. 

Good Lord. It was AMAZING. It was melt-in-your-mouth amazing.
You can find the recipe here (or by clicking on the photo above)

The dessert -- chocolate and cookie & cream layered pudding with a maraschino cherry on top :)
I think I gained ten pounds tonight, but I don't care.
He also served a fruit plate (course 1), french onion soup (course 2) and salad (course 3). I didn't get photos of those, I was too busy enjoying being with everyone and trying not to drool over the amazing smell of what I hoped was some kind of beef cooking behind me in the kitchen :)

This dinner was the most thoughtful thing my husband has done for me - possibly ever.
And he's always thoughtful.

(that's my little boy in the background)
I always know I'm lucky to have such a loving husband, but this gesture meant a lot to me and I hope he knows how much I love and appreciate him. {Sorry to brag - can you blame me??}

Happy BIG Birthday to Mom ❤️

My mother's birthday was this past week {and it was a big one!} and once again we celebrated over dinner at her favorite restaurant with her closest friends. Although we would have loved to do something spectacular for her big birthday, no one could afford to do much. Which pretty much makes me feel like crap. But thankfully that kind of thing doesn't matter to my mom. She just wants to be with the people she loves. That we could easily accomplish. Lots of laughs, good people and great food. And pictures :) We always look forward to this yearly celebration.

My gorgeous sister with her favorited niece and nephew...

The two strongest women I've ever known ❤️

This picture combo makes me so happy I just can't stop looking at it. My sister, my mother and I on either Easter or Mother's Day 1992...
...and then us again on October 9th, 2013. Twenty one years later and we don't look much different ;) Priceless.  

Happy Birthday, Mom. You are the best and I hope you always know how much you are cherished by the ones who love you. Here's hoping this coming year is the best yet for you. Or at least better than this past year has been. You deserve all the happiness in the world ❤️

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Maniac Monday

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Ahh Mondays. I always hate Mondays. I know, how unique. But this Monday was unlike any other - it was just plain crazy. I don't even know where to begin..... As I settled in at work a little after 9am, my husband started texting me that something odd was going on at home. Not at our house, but nearby. He heard lots and lots of sirens. He turned on his police scanner and right away heard chaos and chatter... there was a fire, and it sounded big. I turned on my scanner app too and it didn't take long to notice that the firefighters sounded different - we've listened to the scanner multiple times before and I had never heard them sound as serious and rushed as they did this time. Something was definitely very wrong.

We could hear lots of yelling, barrages of half-garbled commands back and forth over the radio. Calling for more engines to respond, more tools, asking for addresses of nearby fire hydrants... At this point we thought they were at one of the nearby shopping plazas. But then after a while, we made out phrases like "back of the house" and "we're talking to S.W.A.T"...Then we heard someone yelling repeatedly "Stay back! Stay back!" followed by more garbled responses back and forth.

Within minutes the local news sent out a a text alert stating that police and firefighters were on the scene at a house fire, but their efforts were being hampered by the alarming sound of gunshots coming from inside the house! Police ordered all neighbors within 1/4 mile to seek shelter in their basements until further notice. They shut down all power to the neighborhood. The house continued to burn fiercely as the firefighters simply tried to keep it from spreading to surrounding homes. That was all they could do at that point. They couldn't get right near the burning house for fear of being shot at. I  seriously could not believe what I was hearing.

I worried that things would keep getting worse and that maybe this shooter could get out into the community, if he hadn't already. So we started calling the schools to see if they were locked down. I was floored when my daughter's school had no idea what I was talking about. I told them what I knew. My husband called my son's school - they were in full lockdown. The secretary said the kids weren't even being allowed to leave their classrooms to go to the bathroom. We continued to listen to the scanner and within the next 20 minutes the school district sent out an alert that all schools were in lockdown. As much as you don't ever want to hear that your child's school is in lockdown - on this particular day it was almost comforting news.

The next few hours went by and we stayed glued to the scanner and the news as more details became available. It had begun with a domestic incident. Around 9 am, a frantic woman had called 911 and said "he has a gun and he's going to kill me". A man could be heard yelling in the background. Thank God for her, the woman escaped the house and ran. Police showed up to find the home engulfed in flames and heard the gunshots. At around noon the police released a photo of the man and said he was well-known to law enforcement and has lived in the town his whole life. Around 2pm the roof of the home collapsed from the fire. Police felt confident the man was inside and was no longer a threat, so they lifted the lockdown. But at the same time they acknowledged that they still didn't know for sure that he hadn't gotten out of the house at some point, so I was still very uneasy. I just wanted them to find him.

At 3:00 I got a phone call from my from my husband who had gone to pick my son up from school. When he got there, parents were being turned away. Suddenly the school was back in lockdown. When I was finally able to get through to the main office they said they had no idea why they were back in lockdown but they could not release the kids until the police gave the ok. I was petrified for a minute. Did they think this lunatic was near my son's school with his guns? I felt so helpless! The secretary sounded nervous. But she assured me the kids would be inside the school until the police felt it was safe... We had no choice but to wait, so my husband went to pick up my daughter at her school. There were no delays with her release. Shortly after he returned to my son's school, the lockdown was once again lifted, and everyone was able to go home. But at this point, the police still did not know for sure where this guy was. Finally around 5pm, an alert went out that he had been found dead in his basement. It was over. Not a great ending, but at least he didn't hurt anyone else as he clearly hoped to do...

They have since determined he died of smoke inhalation. He had holed himself up in his basement with an oxygen tank and a rifle, and apparently died while waiting for a fight, ready to open fire at anyone who came looking for him. So scary.

I'm very happy with the way our police department handled the whole thing as far as ensuring the safety of the children and residents of the town. It has to be the craziest thing they've ever been through. Our town has its share of crime for sure, but this kind of thing is very unusual - thankfully. It's definitely something we'll all remember for a long time to come. Just another example that you really do not know who your neighbors are. Always stay on guard.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Making It Count

Today was beautiful. Not just the weather. I had a blast with my kids. We went bike riding (for the first time in I don't know how long), played at the playground (again - it's been ages), took Layla for a walk to meet the dog that we all call Greg Heffley for fun because we don't know its real name... now we know - her name is Lacey. That's pretty but we'll probably still call her Greg Heffley :) I'm proud of our day together. Even though I'm home on the weekends and I spend 99% of my time with the kids, sometimes I don't feel like I do enough to make it count. I love our lazy weekends when we do nothing, but on those Sunday nights I usually end up feeling like I should've done more with them, to engage them and really interact with them. I know I won't feel like that this Sunday night. We had so much fun.

Oh and we also "saved a cicada" from the grass when it fell out of the tree. David is convinced it was stuck in the grass, I think it was just resting ;) Either way, it was cool to see one close up...before it flew away and scared the crap out of us...

Friday, September 27, 2013

My Musical Minions

Sorry but it's time for me to brag like a proud, proud Mama again. My Samantha placed first chair in her clarinet section for Concert Band! She had seating auditions last week and was very surprised to learn she had moved up three chairs to the top spot in her section. She was just aiming/hoping to stay in second clarinet. So this is huge for her. She is flattered and proud of herself but is very nervous about being first in the row, right there in front of the audience. But she'll do great. She has improved immensely and it's wonderful to know her band teacher sees that too. And to think I wanted to let her quit in 6th grade because she was stressed about all the practicing she had to do...psssh. What was I thinking? 

And David started drum lessons this week. Words can't describe how excited I am about this. I. Love. Drums. I grew up listening to my Uncle Tommy play the drums in his band, and my Dad was a drummer too in his younger days. Nothing beats the sound of drums. No pun intended. So in a few years, maybe we'll go on tour with our family band. Sammi on clarinet, David on drums, my husband on guitar...and me.... in the audience with a video camera. Just like I like it ❤️

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

101 Things - #3

 Question #3. What are 10 things that you are great at?

1) Remembering things. My memory is practically photographic and I can remember things like dates, names and details of conversations almost word for word (although my husband would probably disagree ;)

2) My job. I know it, I love it and I do find it rewarding...even though I bitch about it.... every. single. day.

3) Photography. At least I think so... I have a long way to go but I've definitely improved a lot over the past few years.

Spelling :) And remembering when to use their, there or they're.

Selling on eBay -- when I dedicate myself to it. But it gets exhausting.

Treating people with respect. Whether they return it or not - I think my job has taught me the most about this. Never judge a book by its cover.

Giving advice...and listening when a friend needs me.

Being lazy. I could win a medal for that.

Designing website layouts... I've even gotten good at reading some html. Nothing too fancy-schmancy though.

and last but not least...

10) Being a Mom. I adore my children to pieces and I am happy to say I think they know that beyond the shadow of a doubt 

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Relaxing, Rainy Weekend...

This weekend started out perfectly -- cold and rainy, no plans on the calendar. My absolute favorite (no, seriously). I love cozy, fall days. My little boy crept into my room and woke me up at 7am, which normally I wouldn't be completely thrilled about on a Saturday... but I could tell it was gonna be a "lazy day", and I couldn't wait for it to get started. It rained and rained all day long, some areas around us had record rainfall and flooding. But we just relaxed and enjoyed being home together. Then today it was time to finally take all of our unsold yard sale things to Goodwill. My husband loaded up the car (it was completely full) and off I went. I hope all of it will be needed by someone somewhere. I have a thing about throwing things away that could be of use to someone else. I absolutely hate it. And it's been very hard for me to part with certain things from my kids' early childhood...but it was time. Very much past time. Even my son's baby swing is gone now -- that was a tough one for me. But we sold it at the yard sale to a couple who is expecting, so that made me very happy. I know - I'm pretty much a crazy lady.

My daughter set up a blog of her own this weekend (not sure if I'm going to link to it or not yet). It's adorable and she is very excited about it. Kind of a big step...mostly for me. She isn't allowed to have a Facebook just yet. Not sure when that will happen, actually... A lot of her classmates have FB, but most of her actual friends do not. So that helps my case. Social media and teens is just a recipe for disaster, in my opinion. Her little blog is good enough social media for now... and she knows all about being cautious. She is such a great little writer, I'm looking forward to reading what she comes up with. Also, my son uploaded some of his funny little videos to YouTube....which is scarier to me than my daughter having a blog. But his account will be closely monitored by my husband and I. Most of his videos are of drawings he has put together to kind of make them into a cartoon... they are super cute and he's really proud of them. But since YouTube can be a snake pit, he will never be doing anything on there alone. Not yet at least... I know someday I will have to back off and let my kids discover the world for themselves. But with the way the world is these days, that's not happening anytime soon. Especially not when the internet is involved...

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Same Old Story...

So I've been at this blogging thing for 8+ years now...on and off. Sorta crazy. Kind of a love/hate thing. I go for a while, I stop for a while. No matter how long break for, it's always in the back of my mind. I guess sometimes I just get discouraged and am leery about sharing my personal thoughts on things. But every year at the start of fall I feel inspired to blog again. So here I am... Summer went by fast, we visited with family who came in from out of town, went to Darien Lake a bunch of times, my little girl became a teenager.....(sigh)............... and I watched, loved and HATED Big Brother 15... oh Lord I could go on and on about those vile people. But I'll save it for another time. September came quickly and the kids are back in son is now in 4th grade and my daughter in 8th. That's right - I have a teenager in 8th grade. Feels like just yesterday I was dreading her entering Middle School and now she's almost finished with it. And she LOVES it. She has all along. Thank God. I never would've expected that... Middle School is a tough experience for most kids. But then again she's not like most kids. Neither of my kids are ❤ And I mean in nothing but a positive way...

So it seems, my lovely blog and followers, no matter how long I am gone from you, I just can't stay away for good. I hope some of you are still there! I have lots more catching up to do... same old story.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Weekend Moments

After being glued to the tv Friday night watching the news unfolding in Watertown, and then learning that my Sabres are, for all intents and purposes, done for the season, I tried to just enjoy my weekend and not think too much. After Religion class, David and his classmates practiced for 1st Communion which is now only 2 weeks away, and after that we went out to buy his outfit. We had a fun afternoon of shopping & walking at the Mall and we finished it off with lunch at McDonald's. I am now realizing I didn't get any pictures of my beautiful daughter :-( But she was with us too. I adore my babies.

Also our new mattress finally came, and now the bed is so freakin' tall I literally have to climb into it...but it looks nice! Besides that, we just relaxed and enjoyed being home. I'm on the bus to work now, hoping I can make it through today with a positive attitude, focusing on helping people... Well I'll give it a try. Happy Monday all. Let's hope it is better than last Monday.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

I'm here

I haven't posted in a while... I just haven't had the energy. Been overwhelmed. This past week's news has been so horrific, I am still having trouble digging my mind out of it all. The morning of the bombings in Boston, I took this photo as I waited for my bus... 
It was such a beautiful morning, I got the distinct feeling that even though it was Monday, it was going to be a pretty great day. Boy was I wrong. Now I look at this photo so differently - as if it was God getting ready - opening up the gates of Heaven to welcome his newest angels. The cloud in the center even almost looks like a heart. I am devastated for the victims and  their families. I don't even know where to begin........I really just don't.

Every time something like this happens, I wish more and more that I could build a giant bubble around my family to keep them safe from the evil in this world. While shopping with my children Saturday, we heard a loud boom off in the distance - probably construction or something, but it stopped us in our tracks. My daughter looked at me, wide-eyed, and said "Was that a bomb?" It made me so sad. That should NOT be the first thing a child thinks of. This is not how life should be.

I truly have to force myself not to think about this for a while, because tomorrow is Monday again. That means I face another busy week of long days away from home, helplessly praying that we will all return to each other safely at the end of the day. Sorry, just speaking true to what is in my heart right now. Going to sleep, hopefully I will wake up in a better frame of mind. God bless you all...hug your loved ones tight.

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Monday, April 8, 2013

101 Things - #2

Question #2. What are the 3 most important things everyone should know about you?

Being a Mommy is my purpose in life and my children are the center of my world. At times, people have criticized me for spending so much time with my kids & not doing enough things just for me. While I understand their point of view, I know that one day my kids will be grown up and have better things to do than spend time with their Mom. When that time comes, I won't have any choice but to accept it. So why would I waste these last few years that I still have their attention, only to end up wishing later that I could get that time back? No thanks. Having regrets about that would crush me.

I have always wished people would remember this about me, but they never, ever do.
I promise you - I'm fine :)


I've been through a lot in my thirty-something years. The good and the bad - it all brought me to where I am now. I have grown & learned so much about myself along the way... I'm not saying I have no regrets -- I absolutely wish I could go back and change some things...but if I did, how different would things be? I have a wonderful life. And I am a true believer that everything happens for a reason.


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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Tumblr or Blogger? That is the question...

For the past several months, I've been struggling to make a decision on an age-old question...

Tumblr or Blogger?


Which is the better platform for me? I really can't decide. There are a ton of pros and cons to both. Being a Mom who works outside the home, I have very little time to write out stories about my day's happenings the way many like to do on Blogger. Most nights, once my butt hits the couch at the end of the day I'm out like a light within a half hour. What I love about Tumblr is how it makes blogging effortless and fast. Posts can be anything ranging from tiny snippets of your day to to full out, wordy narratives. Tumblr makes it super simple to post photos, videos, text -- anything you want... it's fun and easy while on the go...and you can post 20+ times a day and no one minds. Ok so, point to Tumblr. But what I love about Blogger is that it's a lot more personal and is definitely populated with more "grown up" people. I do kinda feel out of place on Tumblr a lot of the time because it's obvious that most Tumblr users are well under 20 years old. One minute you could be scrolling through photos of flowers, animals, adorable shots of kids and their mommies, and BAM - suddenly your looking at someone's bare....well, you know. {I don't want to type out any specifics here because then googlebots will be crawling my blog and indexing it to attract allllll kinds of unwanted visitors. No thanks} So then I ask myself - do I really want my kids photos and my personal thoughts mixed in with the "anything and everything" content that ends up on Tumblr's dashboard? Not really. Ok - point to Blogger. I guess I've come to the conclusion that what I'd really like to do is use Blogger like Tumblr. Post as often I want, whatever I want, however short or long I want it to be, and stay in the Blogger community. I love the Blogger community. Tumblr, as effortless as it is, is not a good fit for my personality and the personal content I share... So I guess I just made my decision. Maybe. Do you have a Tumblr? I'm interested to hear your thoughts...

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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Do you Vine?

So I'm completely obsessed with Vine. And my adorable doggie ❤

Thursday, April 4, 2013

101 Things - #1

Question #1. Who are you?

I am, first and foremost, a Mother and Wife.
Animal lover.
Amateur photographer.
Sabres fanatic.
Proud, native Buffalonian.
PPD survivor.
An insecure thirtysomething.
I'm lazy. I lllllove when I have NOTHING I have to do... sometimes I resent beautiful, sunny days because it means I can't relax because I need to get outside and be active...ugh.
I don't like to cook or bake - in fact, I kinda suck at both and I'm mostly ok with that.
Child-at-heart and a lover of all pretty things...truly a girly girl.
Constant thinker...I don't say much {in person} but my mind is always working.
Computer geek.
Technology addict.
Scary movie lover.
I love to play the Sims 3 and I don't care who knows it 
I will cry if you cry. I'm extremely sensitive and empathetic... a fault {ties into the packrat thing. I have trouble parting with things that remind me have emotional attachment to something}
I try my best not to judge... Everyone deserves respect...we are all fighting our own private battles.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Dreaded Sleepover

Last night was one of the longest nights of my life. David had his first sleepover at a friend's house, which for most kids (and moms) is more of a fun milestone than a scary one. But when you have a child with food allergies, anxiety surrounds every decision you make. At first when he asked me, I wanted to flat out tell him no - he couldn't go. But I can't tell him no for this kinda stuff I talked to the friend's mom, who I found out during the course of the conversation is a nurse, and she helped ease my mind. She has a leg up on me actually, because she knows from experience how to use an Epipen. She suggested what I was already thinking - David could bring his own food and they wouldn't feed him anything else (sometimes I feel like I make it sound like my poor child is a gremlin). So we let him go spend the night there...he's still there now and I can't wait to hear all about the adventures when I get home tonight...

Saturday, March 30, 2013

101 Things

Welcome to my 101 Things Project 

It's a compilation of 101 questions and topics that will help me to re-connect with myself as a person - not just as mommy, wife, daughter, employee..... I love all of that, but sometimes I miss plain old me. I believe as we grow up and go through life, we lose sight of ourselves in the midst of our busy schedules & responsibilities. Some questions/topics are on the serious side, some light-hearted... whatever the case - they will get me thinking - and writing. I'll post about each one and will link the posts back here to the questions as I go.

Would you like to do this project too? Grab the list HERE and link up HERE so others can find and read your stories too.

101 Things List:

1. Who are you?

2. What are the 3 most important things everyone should know about you?

3. What are 10 things that you are great at?

4. Write a letter to a your teenaged self.

5. Why do you blog?

6. Describe your typical day, from wake to sleep.

7. I’ll never forget the song that was playing...

8. Do you agree with Abe Lincoln's quote "Most people are about as happy as they make their minds up to be"?

9. What are your biggest fears?

10. What was your most embarrassing moment as a Mom?

11. What is your favorite season of the year and why?

12. What is your favorite holiday and why?

13. Describe your 3 biggest pet peeves

14. How do you handle a rainy day?

15. What smells remind you of your childhood?

16. How is your relationship with your parents?

17. Do you tend to be aware of what is going on around you?

18. What kind of art is your favorite? Why?

19. What did you want to be when you grew up?

20. How did you meet your spouse/significant other?

21. How did you choose your children's names?

22. Who is your favorite blogger and why? {be sure to link to them!}

23. What is the most physically painful thing that has ever happened to you?

24. What is the most emotionally painful thing that has ever happened to you?

25. What is your dream job?

26. Where were you on September 11th?

27. What time period you would like to have been born in?

28. 10 songs I’ll listen to for the rest of my life...

29. Which do you remember the longest: what other people say, what other people do or how other people make you feel?

30. If you could be on a reality show, which one would you choose?

31. Where is the one place in the world you’d really like to live?

32. In high school I was…

33. Is there a cause you believe in more than any other cause?

34. If you could be an animal, which one would you want to be?

35. Which decade do you feel the most special connection to and why?

36. Describe your favorite sound.

37. What were you doing {or think you may have been doing} on this day 10 years ago?

38. What's your favorite TV channel to watch in the middle of the night?

39. What Disney villain are you the most like and why?

40. What's the coolest job you ever had?

41. Do you believe everything happens for a reason?

42. If there was one thing you could do to make this world a better place, what would it be?

43. What does your name mean?

44. Would you rather explore the depths of the ocean or outer space?

45. Which is least important to you — money, power or fame? Why?

46. If you could meet any person in the world who is deceased, who would you want it to be?

47. If you could meet any living person in the world, who would it be?

48. Is there a movie that you love so much you could watch it every day?

49. You are spending the night alone in the woods and may bring only 3 items with you. What do you bring?

50. Have you ever saved someone's life or had your life saved?

51. Tell your first child’s birth story.

52. What was the last thing you made with your own hands?

53. What was your favorite toy as a child?

54. If you could have any magical power, what would it be?

55. What is your favorite thing to do outside?

56. How do you feel when you see a rainbow?

57. What are you saving up for?

58. What are the things that you wish people knew about you without your having to tell them?

59. What is your idea of paradise?

60. Have you turned into your mother?

61. How would you spend your time if you were wealthy?

62. If you could not speak, how would you express yourself?

63. What words are off limits in your house?

64. Are you a patient person?

65. What is your opinion on depression? Made up or real chemical imbalance?

66. What is your favorite flower?

67. Do you believe Earth is really the only planet with living creatures?

68. Where is the most fun place you have EVER been?

69. What 3 important lessons have you learned from your Mother?

70. Who do you think you were in a past life?

71. What are you thankful for?

72. If you were in the Land of Oz would you want to live there or go home?

73. I'm not a perfect parent, and this is why...

74. What was your last dream about?

75. How do you think others see you?

76. What kind of fairytale creature would you be?

77. What was your proudest moment as a parent?

78. What was your first job?

79. If you could change any ONE part of your body, what would it be and how would you change it?

80. What is the one thing that you love to do so much that you would make sacrifices to be able to do it?

81. If you (and everyone) had to lose one right or freedom, but you could pick which one everyone had to lose, what would you pick?

82. Name a childhood memory that helped shape you into you who you are as a parent.

83. Would you rather give up listening to music or watching television?

84. What do you think makes someone a hero?

85. What cartoon would you like to be a character in?

86. If you could re-live one specific day from your past (but not change anything), what day would you choose?

87. Best vacation you've ever been on?

88. What do you love about your job?

89. Do you believe in ghosts?

90. Describe your dream home.

91. What is the worst fault a person can have?

92. What insects are you afraid of?

93. If you could print any phrase on a T-shirt, what would it say?

94. Who is your favorite author?

95. If you could pick one food that you could eat all you wanted but it would have no effect on your health or weight, what food would it be?

96. Describe the best teacher you ever had.

97. Have you ever caught an insect and kept it as a pet?

98. When you look at an elderly person's hands what do you see?

99. I wish everyone loved...

100. What makes you happiest in summer, spring, fall, winter?

101. Where do you see yourself in five years?

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wordless Wednesday - Daisy's Paws