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A quiz… May 1, 2007

Filed under: Meme,Quiz — Steph @ 8:06 pm

Snappy titles are not coming to me so it’s a quiz! :o) I stole it from my friend Nicole cuz I love to do these things!

1. Where were you 3 hours ago?
Soccer fields

2. Who are you in love with?
My husband and my kids

3. Have you ever eaten a crayon?
Not that I know of

4. Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you?
Elizabeth’s quilt and her bunny from Easter at a glance, there are probably a couple more pink toys in her basket

5. When was the last time you went to the mall?
February, we don’t have one here so we went to Billings, MT

6. Are you wearing socks right now?
Yup, pink Nike socks cuz we had soccer tonight and it’s a hike from the parking lot to the car, gotta wear tennie runners for that

7. Do you have a car worth over $2,000?

8. When was the last time you drove out of town?
I think the hockey tournament in February

9. Have you been to the movies in the last 5 days?
No, I haven’t been in ages but apparently we MUST go Friday to see Spider Man 3 or Joey’s head might explode

10. What was the last thing you had to drink?

11. What are you wearing right now?
Sweats and a Wheel-A-Thon t-shirt (it’s a hedgehog thing)

12. Do you wash your car or let the car wash do it?
I usually do the drive through car wash where the machines wash it and some kids do a crappy dry job on it, if the weather’s nice I wash it myself

13. Last food that you ate?
A grilled cheese sandwich on sourdough bread and a side salad at Village Inn

14. Where were you last week at this time?
Probably right here in my recliner with my lap top

15. Have you bought any clothing items in the last week?
No, I haven’t bought any for myself in over a year

16. When is the last time you flossed?
This morning

17. What’s the last television show you watched?
The Unit

18. What is your favorite animal?
Domestic – cats/Wild – tigers

20. What is your dream vacation?
Tiger island at the Queensland Zoo in Queensland Australia

21. Last person’s home you were in?
My neighbor’s when I took her a roast

22. Worst injury you ever had?
I cut my wrist on a chicken coop window when I was 12 and it cut all of the nerves and tendons and some of the bone, I missed the artery somehow but that’s about all I missed. It took 5 hours worth of surgery in Denver to repair and I’ve had 4 more surgeries on it since then.

23. Do you miss anyone right now?
I miss my friend Nicole, my friend Cory, my friend Peggy, my friend Terra, and my grandma, e-mails and phone calls are not enough!

24. Last play you saw?
Absolutely no clue, it’s been a long while since I’ve seen a play, we live in BFE

25. What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex?
I have no clue??!! My charming personality?

26. What are your plans for tonight?
I had a doctor’s appointment followed by soccer followed by a quick dinner at Village Inn with my mom and MIL followed by Joey’s homework and his bedtime battle and now finally peace and quiet in my recliner with Joey’s cat on my chest and my dog on my feet.

27. Next trip you are going to take?
I have to go to Rapid City, SD to ship hedgehogs on Sunday so we’re making a fun day out of it and my mom and MIL are coming along and we’re going to the mall to shop for some clothes for Elizabeth and Summer clothes for Joey

28. Ever go to camp?
Yup, church camp

29. Were you an honor roll student in school?
Yes my sophomore year, after that I slacked off big time

30. What do you want to know about the future?
I don’t really know, I think to know my future might be a bit scary, I don’t want to know what’s going to happen I don’t think. If there was one thing it would probably be: will I get to have another baby? I would really love one more baby.

31. Are you wearing any perfume or cologne?

32. Are you due sometime soon for a doctor’s visit?
I had one today

33. Where is your mother?
She lives here in Gillette, she’s at home right now with an ice pack on her hip probably watching Law and Order

34. Do you have a tan?
Not yet

35. What are you listening to right now?
My son’s cat yowl because she’s in heat and we didn’t get her spayed fast enough and the other cat purring in my ear since she’s laying on my chest.

36. Do you collect anything?
Yup, I collect hedgehog goodies and Mary’s Moo Moo’s and I sometimes pick up stuffed bears, I like some of the Boyd’s collections and I love to make bears at Build-A-Bear, the last one I made was a Cat In the Hat for their special thing for his birthday.

37. Who is the biggest liar you know?
I don’t know, right this second probably my son, he’s in to the “story telling” phase

38. Last time you got stopped by a cop or pulled over?
When I was 18

39. What is a weird exotic food that you like?
I’m not very adventurous when it comes to food so I can’t really think of one that would shock anyone.

40. Do you like hot sauce?

41. Last time you took a shower?
This morning

42. Sesame Street character you most identify with?
I don’t know, I never really watched Sesame Street nor did Joey

43. Do you need to do laundry?
Always, I loathe laundry so it’s always piled up in some way or another

44. What is your heritage?
I don’t really know, German is about all I’ve ever heard mentioned

45. Are you rich?
Not in a monetary sense, no


Just for fun… January 4, 2007

Filed under: Blogging,Quiz — Steph @ 12:58 am

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Christmas Favorites… December 4, 2006

Filed under: Family,Quiz — Steph @ 2:00 am

1. Egg nog or hot chocolate?
That’s a tough one, I probably have to say Egg Nog
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree?
Puts them under the tree, and if they’re too big they go next to the tree in front of the fireplace!
3. Colored lights or white?
Colored, and not the small ones, the big, bright, old fashioned ones!
4. Do you hang mistletoe?
Nope, don’t really need it!
5. When do you decorate for Christmas?
Usually I am very late. This year I am ready to decorate for a change, I am really feeling the spirit of the Season so I am waiting for Joe to return from Australia and I’m hoping we can decorate this weekend.
What is your favorite holiday dish, excluding dessert?
Dressing (stuffing), it’s my favorite over dessert!
Favorite holiday memory as a child?
When I was young we would all gather at my grandma’s house to have a fun dinner and open our packages on Christmas Eve. My aunts, uncles, cousins, all of us would spend the evening together enjoying each other’s company. We stopped doing that several years ago, I’m not really sure why other than each family grew and grew and it was more difficult to get all of us together. So, now that my brother and I are older and have our own children, we all get together at my mom and dad’s house on Christmas Eve and enjoy a good meal, each other’s company, and of course the kids enjoy the gifts!
8. When and how, did you learn the truth about Santa?
What truth? I still believe in Santa! My dad always said “Santa’s real as long as you believe in him”. Santa lives in your heart. Christmas is about miracles and faith after all.
Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
Yes, see above. :o)

10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
My Christmas tree is a personal thing for me, no colored themes, etc… My tree is decorated with 20 + years of ornaments given to me by each of my grandparents, a few I made, and a few given to me by my great grandparents and other family members. Most are dated and reflect who I was that year (most of mine have kitties because each and every year I was a cat lover). They’re very special to me. In continuing with the tradition Joey (and I’m sure Elizabeth starting this year) each add their own special ornaments given to them by their grandparents and great grandparents and made at school and one day they’ll take those ornaments and hopefully continue the tradition with their own families. Oh, and no tinsel because it’s very dangerous to have tinsel in a house with cats. :o)
11. Snow. Love it or hate it?
Absolutely love it, love everything about it! I Am really, really, praying for a White Christmas this year, we’ve not had one in at least 6 years!
12. Can you ice skate?
I have actually never tried! My son can as of this year, but I’m afraid at my age and in my current physical condition I would break something of vital importance!
13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
Yes, I don’t remember the year but I was given a Cabbage Patch Kid (I collected them) a neighbor found him and picked him up because she noticed the name on his birth certificate was the name of my great grandfather. It was a very special gift, my neighbor made several outfits for him. The local newspaper came out and took my picture with my doll and my great grandfather and ran the story on the front page. I still have the doll, one of the outfits, and a laminated copy of the newspaper article. I will cherish them forever.
14. What is the most important thing about the holidays to you?
Family and creating new traditions and memories
15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
I am not a sweets person but I do enjoy Pecan pie and my mother-in-law just happens to make a wonderful Pecan pie as does my aunt so one of them usually makes one just for me. :o)
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
I would have to say just gathering with my family on both Christmas Eve and Christmas day.
17. What tops your tree?
Usually a brightly colored star. I am in search of the perfect angel this year though. The problem is we have low ceilings in our living room. :o(
Which do you prefer, giving or receiving?
Giving, without a doubt.
19. What is your favorite Christmas song?
“Bells” when performed by the Trans Siberian Orchestra or “So This is Christmas” performed by John Lennon
Candy canes. Yuck or yum?
Yum!! Especially with all of the fun flavors they have now! I’m not a big candy person, but this is one thing I will indulge in!