I won’t bore you about the lack of writing (or rather, publishing, I’ve been writing some), reading and commenting on blogs, responding to comments, and all things social media. Just know that life is full of living, the kids are on school break, the twins are thriving, work is busy, there are new books to be read, and I’ve been eating a bunch of chocolate.
Elaine’s Old School Blogging is always great on days like these, when I want to be here on this ol’ blog. Thank you, Elaine!
If you could be on a reality show which one would you choose?
Any home remodeling show that involves MY home getting remodeled.
Name one thing you have saved from your childhood?
What’s the opposite of a hoarder? I am that. I saved nothing from last year, never mind something from 30 odd years ago.. When we decided to stop at two children, I immediately purged all baby things. Well, we know what happened next. We’ve had to re-buy a lot of thingswe shouldn’t have had to. Sigh. However, my mother never throws things away. I’m pretty sure she saved some stuff. I do wish I’d kept Minnie, my favorite pink stuffed toy. (I thought she looked like a mouse. )
If your life had a theme song, what would it be?
Lovely Day by Bill Withers. Life hasn’t been without its challenges, and I’d be lying if I said that every day was a lovely one, but for the most part, it has been pretty darn good.
Where is your happy place?
My immediate response to this in my head: my children. Wherever they are. I said to a friend recently, no matter how hard it is with four kids all so young, for the most part, it’s not as hard as it can be. Some days are easy, many days are good (see theme song above). My other answer would be, the countryside. Our time in Normandy, France, was one of the best times ever.
What is one thing about your home that you and your spouse disagree on?
Nothing. We’ve lived in our current place for 3 1/2 years, and it’s as it should be. All decisions we’ve made on this home, have been made together.
What is your favorite fruit?
Mangoes, strawberries, blueberries, apples, watermelon, cherries! I love fruit.
Bowtie or regular tie?
For my boys, bowties.
Mexican or Italian (food, not men)?
Italian. I am obsessed with pasta. I worked in a Mexican restaurant in London, summer 1998. I ate a lot of burritos, enough to last me a lifetime, so no thank you.
Where do you want to go on Summer vacation?
Well, we don’t have seasons here, so pretty much, I’d like to travel all year round if possible. We’re planning a trip to Australia in September/ October, when it’s Spring there. I’d love to go back to France some day. The summer I turn 40 (that’s next year!), I’d love to visit some of my bloggy friends in the US. Except it’s a big country and everyone’s all over it. Where should I go?
What are your go-to shoes in your closet?
My black DKNY flip flops, which I got on sale in Australia in 2013. I wear them daily. Never mind that I have like 50 pairs of shoes in my closet. Motherhood and high heels don’t go together for me, sadly.