Not the best title, but a person can only be witty so much, ya' know? Well, your questions certainly spanned a range, and unlike my life, only rarely had something to do with my children. . .
- Jenn asked if Kyler could come over and play with Kyle and Todd when she finishes remodeling their room. Considering I don't know this random Jenn person, but she sounds like she has a fun house. . .sure. Please do not let Kyler play with knives or anything flammable and I don't have a problem with it. (Totally joking! I do know Jenn and she's super nice. I promise I would not let my children hang out with serial killers/creepy child people that I don't wan't to even type for fear somone will stumble here looking for those words. . .)
- Jenn also asked if I have ever played Cranium Wow? No. I have not, but I have enjoyed all other Cranium games I have played. Therefore, I expect you to make up some killer excuse for us to a) play this game, b) scrapbook, and c) consume quantities of margaritas. What? You offered!
- Those silly Belfast people asked what food I would miss most if I had to give it up for a year. I would not give up any food for a year. Nope. Sorry. Not gonna happend. . .except maybe blueberries and cucumbers. That would be a sacrifice I might be willing to make. Those fun-loving Belfast Bunch get my respect. Apparently, mac and cheese comes in a jar in Ireland. And [gulp] the chocolate is not the same. There are no Reese's. She hasn't even had the heart to comment on the state of Diet Dr. Pepper in the land of leprechauns and potatoes. . .
- Which brings me to Jen T's question. She asked if I ever get to drink the real thing. This is a great chance to discuss the maturing (not ageing) of tastebuds. As a kid, we drank Dr. Pepper. As a teenager, I drank Dr. Pepper--after a slight detour with Mountain Dew. As a college student, I gained a little weight and read a book in which the author stated all her calories were to be eaten--not drank. I quickly looked up the calories in Dr. Pepper and decided it sounded like a plan to me. I haven't looked back since, although, for some reason, my scientifically sound weight loss plan hasn't worked like I thought it would. . .more on that later in the week. Today, Dr. Pepper tastes too sweet for me, so I stick to the Diet.
- Erica, who is apparently a real go-getter asked 2 questions. First of all, she asked what 3 things I would take to a desert island. Easy-peasy. 1) toothbrush. 2) my Bible. easy enough, right. Then, I made my mistake. Here's my answer: 3) a cell phone. unless of course that's not allowed or there would be no signal. in that case, I would take a tent. unless of course there is shelter of some kind on this island. then, I would take matches. or water. or diet dr. pepper. or clothes. yeah, I'm thinking a change of undies would be nice. Does that answer your question? I will now be packing my survival kit in my purse--just in case.
- Erica's second question: If you could have lunch with any 5 people, dead or alive, who would you pick? Oh, Erica, you're making this too hard on me! Who's paying? Where we going? OK, here's my tentative list: a) Martin Luther King, Jr. because of the contributions he made (nonviolently) to our country, b) Neta Jackson, the lady who wrote the Yada Yada Prayer Group Series, c) my husband (why not? We never get to eat together, anyway! Plus, he's a much better socializer than I am!), d) Twyla & Daniel (because I miss getting together with her!!!!!! and him!!), e) Jesus (ok, that's a gimme), f) George Stephanoloupous, because his observations are always intelligent, if not right : ), g) Bianca (because she's the smartest person to debate anything with, and h) Erica, because that would just be rude if I didn't invite her! (She must be picking up the check, right?!) : ) I kinda cheated, but what's new?!
- Mom of 2 asked if Kevin and I plan on living in "Paradise" for the rest of our lives or if we have plans of moving? Hmmm, this question would require advance planning on our parts and actual decisiveness, which we don't do so well. I believe my final answer is yes, we tentatively plan on living in paradise for the rest of our lives--wherever that may be. The long-term goal, as of last week, was to eventually sell the house we're in when the market is a little better and (possibly, maybe) move closer to my parents (wherever that might be at that time. . .). However, we are prepared to live wherever we feel God wants us. In conclusion, if you're confused, then, good, you got all that.
- Finally, steffj89 asked if Kevin had gone back to work yet. . .OK, I think it's safe to say that my husband has officially joined the permanently unemployed society (dues pending). Actually, we anticipate him returning to work next week [fingers crossed].
As for getting together for lunch, I have a better idea. Let's all get together to see this!!!
It opens February 13th, so I'm planning on seeing it that night or Valentine's DAY (not night). Maybe we could eat at Olive Garden, etc., before/after the movie. You're all welcome to join me. Email (rlkendr AT yahoo DOT com) for input and details (although they're obviously not finalized yet). What do you think?
Whew. I'm tired after all that. I think it's time for this. . .