Friday, January 29, 2010

Weiners - Part 2...with some beans!

And now for the rest of the questions that y'all asked me. I'm sure you're just dying to hear the answers eh?

Aunt Juicebox from Bacon Is My Lover and Dual Mom from We're At Dad's That Week wanted to know "What do you miss most about Canada, and what about your new home makes it feel like the right decision?"

Aha! What's funny is that I was just talking about this yesterday. Well, the first part of the question anyway. Obviously I miss my friends and family a LOT, but you know what I just realised in a big way? I desperately miss Costco. I really do. I can't just walk into a cavernous building and pick up 20 gallons of mayonnaise for $7.00 anymore. I can't go shopping on a Saturday morning having not yet fed my children breakfast and have them eat for free, solely from the samples being doled out by the sullen and slightly unhygienic "sample studs" placed strategically around the store. And that makes me sad.

As for what makes me feel like we made the right decision in moving here - Um, did I mention I had Christmas in the summer? Or that my spawn have more freedom to grow as children and explore the areas around us? Or that the lifestyle is healthier in general and it's rubbing off on me? Yeah. All that.

Alex from Whoa-Mumma (I don't have a link yet, her blog has disappeared) wanted to know "If you had 3 wishes, what would you wish for (and no never ending wishes cos that's cheating)?"

Hm. That's a tough one. And I totally thought of never ending wishes, but seeing as you're being mean and not letting me use it, I'll have to actually use my rapidly melting brain and think.

Ok. I'd wish for a rockin' body, an income of a million dollars a year, and health for my family and me for life.

Running Professor, loving and doting husband of our beloved Moonspun from Moonspun Spins wanted to know "If you were alone in a dark and haunted forest, what is one thing you'd take with you? And you already have a chocolate bar in your pocket."

I was going to be all cheeky and say something snarky like "umm....duh....a flashlight?!" but then I thought that given that he's a prof, he might be looking for something a little more in depth and possibly in the form of a thesis. And then I thought, but I slept through most of my last two years of high school and just kind of cruised through (with top marks) my college diploma course so he ain't gonna get that. There's also the whole problem of it being late on a Friday night and I just spent the day melting in the heat. So, I'm going to go with this....

Umm. Duh. A flashlight?!

And then there's the aforementioned Moonspun Spins (you got a double mention! lucky girl) who wanted to know "What surprises you most about being a mom?".

This was a hard one for me to answer. Pretty much everything about being a mom surprises me, not least of which is the fact that ...well... I'm a mom! The way they climb into bed and snuggle up with me, the cute little kisses they dole out and the way they tell me they love me....all fill my heart with so much love that I never even dreamed was possible. The way my heart breaks when someone has hurt them in some way and the way I wish I could get vengeance for those hurts but have to restrain myself. I'm constantly surprised at the reserves of patience that I have to delve into some days and even more surprised at the things that come out of my mouth that I swore that I would never say when I became a mom. But most of all, I think I'm surprised that the universe has entrusted me with the well being of these two gorgeous little souls, to bring them up and mould them into good, productive people. I'm surprised by the honour that that task brings with it.

Monique a.k.a Surferwife from A Day In The Life Of A Surferwife wanted to know "If you had to choose, would you rather use the same towel after your shower without ever washing it again OR sleep on the same sheets forever without washing?"

So, once I finished throwing up a little in my mouth (which, by the way, is never fun but especially when you had baked potatoes for dinner) and quit gagging, I was able to think about this a little bit. And I still didn't like it. Monique, you're an evil person...and yet ridonculously funny. It's a good thing I love ya! I think I'll have to go with never washing my towel. I LOVE fresh sheets and don't think I could do that. I've been known to let it go a tad longer than it should but never washing the sheet is beyond me. The towel on the other hand? I think I'd have to employ the ol' "oops, it fell in the shower and got wet and soapy and scrubbed somehow" ploy.

BlueViolet from A Nut in a Nutshell wanted to know "What is the biggest mistake you've made in life?"

Hoooooo. I try very very hard not to look back at my life and think of anything as a "mistake" because that then makes me feel like I should regret it, and I've reached a point in my life where I acknowledge that everything that has happened in my life has led to other things, so I really can't regret any of it. Had you asked me this question a few years ago, I would have said that leaving New Zealand in 2001 to go back to Canada was one of the biggest mistakes because I left my sister behind when she was just 10, so I missed out on all the years between 10 and 19. BUT!! Had I not gone back, I would never have met Hotty Hubby and had my two beautiful children. I can't imagine life without them.

One of my new life mottoes (that just looks wrong, but the dictionary assures me it's spelled right!) is "never look back with regret". I'm trying to live by that.

Mumma Boo of Mumma Boo x 2 wanted to know "If you woke up one morning with the ability to fly, would you tell anyone or keep it a secret?".

Much as it would seem to be one of those things you'd keep a secret, I think the first time I launched myself off a building and didn't turn into cat food on the pavement, my secret would be out. Unless I can combine this superpower with my ability to become which case the secret will be kept.

Meg (who totally stole my name, I swear!) from Just Another Manic Mommy wanted to know "If you could go to Disney World with any celebrity alive today, who would it be?"

Ohhhh I was totally going to go with my age old answer of Shemar Moore but then I thought it would be much more fun to go with someone like Jimmy Fallon because he's hilarious, or Johnny Depp because I could take him on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and it would be awesome. Although I hear Miley Cyrus can shut down Disney just because she wants to be there, so maybe I'll take her. I could ditch her part way through right?

And last but not least.....

Brandice from Bucket of Walnuts wanted to know "Do you think there is anything to the "condition/issue" of "Middle Child Syndrome", or is that just a made up term several people I know use?".

Do you want the PC answer or my answer? Oh right! This is the game where we ask ME anything, so you get my answer.

I think it's bullshit that people who ARE middle children made up because Mommy & Daddy didn't love them enough to bow to their every whim.

Ok, so that answer was a bit tongue in cheek because I don't want to offend too many of you, but you get the point. I'm the oldest, by 11 years, in my family so I wouldn't have any idea what being a middle child is like. My answer aside though, I think you should totally milk that middle child crap for all it's worth!

That's a wrap lovers! Maybe we'll play this game again sometime!

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  1. WHAT? You mean to tell me you don't miss howling winters and the 15cm of snow that is RIGHT now falling outside my window....along with the 90km winds just to spice things up a bit? You don't miss that? C'mon...

    I love you're no regrets answer. It's how I feel when people ask me "Do you regret getting pregnant at 18?"

    Seriously, I want to move to Australia. Can I bunk with you for a bit? lol

  2. I would have gone with the clean sheets too!

    Middle child syndrome *Piff* I'm a middle child and couldn't give a rat's. Made no difference in my life.

    "Never look back with regret" - I like it!!

  3. Duh, A flashlight! I think your answer to the question I asked you about being a mom is lovely. Sometimes, even after 9 1/2 years, I still get surprised when I hear myself say 'my daughter' who put ME in charge of this small human being???
    I am an oldest child...phsaw on the middle or youngest, they have no idea how tough life really is!

  4. I am the youngest but my brother who is the middle child def has issues! Ha!

    So, yeah, I would choose the sheets, too. I mean you spend HOURS on those puppies. A towel is a matter of minutes and I could air dry.

  5. mmmm...i could sooooo enjoy a day in new zealand right now! we're in the middle of a blizzard and the kids are home from school. new zealand sounds nice!

  6. I can't believe Monique asked you that question. That's a horrible Sophie's Choice.

    I would have gone with the clean sheets too.

  7. Haha - I did NOT Steal your name! mother did lol!

    I would def take Jimmy Fallon - he's hilarious! I think I'd prolly take the guy from Knocked up! That guy make me wanna bust a nut laughing every time I want him!

    Great Posts!

  8. Taking Jimmy Fallon would be awesome!
    I think I'd like to take Drew Barrymore. She just seems like a fun person.

  9. I totally agree with your first answer - although there are aspects of home that I miss there are also so many benefits being away from it :0)

  10. You don't miss our ultra polite society that apologises for almost everything? Where do you live now? I'm Canadian and I could escape to warmer climes pretty easy. It's in the plans...

  11. With a title like this I just had to stop by. So did you mean mad as in angry or as in nuts?

  12. I choose clean sheets, too. Besides, you're clean after showering, right?!?! LOL

  13. Ha, you got some good questions here! The towel vs sheets one was funny. I would definitely go with towel since you ARE clean when you get out of the shower.

  14. HELLO! You visited me awhile back and I am JUST back on line so now I'm visiting back and will be following!

    Where are you in Australia??? I studied there in college - Perth. And let me tell ya, I too love costco and missed it when I was living in NYC!!!

    Looking forward to reading more!!!!

  15. Hey, there's nothing wrong with flashlights. It makes sense. So does ditching Miley.

  16. This blog is totally AWESOME.

    I've left a little something for you on my blog...

  17. Heck, yes, ditch Miley. Especially if you can turn invisible and fly away. ;)

  18. Such good answers. You have this personality, you know...I just wish you didn't live so far away. And don't worry, I'll eat all the mayo for you! lol


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