Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Lazy Day Hodgepodge

1. If you could work for any one government agency which would you choose and why?

* I am so glad that Joyce provided us with a list, because I had NO idea what they were! I think I would like to work for the Administration for Children and Families. I saw there was an adoption section, and I would love to help families find each other through adoption.

2. How difficult is it for you to forgive someone who refuses to apologize?

* It can be very difficult to forgive someone, when they are not sorry for what they have done. The Bible says in Matt. 6:14-15 "For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins." (NIV)

So....I forgive. With God's help.

3. What is your favorite meatless supper?

* I love stuffed shells! It is a super easy, and delicious meal to make. This is one of my family's favorite dishes :)

4. Wednesday August 10th is National Lazy Day...will you be celebrating? If so, tell us how so we can be lazy too.

* No, I probably will not. I have a lot of work to do around here, and I am desperately trying to win books for school on eBay, so I must be vigilant. Ha!

5. As a child did you have any special back to school traditions and if so, what were they? If you're a parent did you carry on those traditions with your own children?

* I always enjoyed going back-to-school shopping with my Mom. We would get new clothes and school supplies.

Since we homeschool, and the dress code is pretty casual around here, I don't really buy my kids all new school clothes. They get new clothes throughout the year whenever they need them, instead of right at the start of school.

I do make sure to buy new pencils, paper, folders, notebooks, etc. for them. It is always fun to start the year out with new things!

We always take the girls' picture on the first day of school. It is fun to look back at the end of the year and see how much they have changed from the first day.

6. Write a summer tongue twister.

* Billy is balancing bouncing beach balls by the boardwalk.

7. Would you be interested in observing a surgery or do you turn away when the nurse brings out the needle?

* I HATE needles! I look away whenever I have to get my blood drawn. No, I would NOT want to observe a surgery. I can't even bear to watch surgeries on t.v.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

* My youngest daughter just informed me that she thinks I need to start practicing making "harder" cakes ( I just made her a Barbie cake. You can read all about it in my previous post) so that I can make her a "homemade" wedding cake. She hates the taste of "bought" ones.

She told me that she likes this one.


Hmmm.....better start practicing. She is only 9 years old, so I think I have a few more years. I think it's funny that she chose the one called "Drama in Pink and Black" because the word "Drama" should be her middle name.


  1. Ooh I love the cake! Maybe your daughter can learn that skill herself : )

  2. I'm so glad to know about National Lazy Day. I was about to be ambitious tomorrow. I hate needles too. Good luck witn your cake decorating!

  3. I love cake too!! Oh how you made me giggle at the last paragraph though, your daughter is only 9... here I thought you were going to say you were making her wedding cake for her upcomming wedding (like in a few months!) LOL... oh too funny!

  4. about my pictures-it has been slow going but I have them mostly organized in boxes by year. I'd like to be more creative but this is step one : ) At least I can find them! I have been scanning a few at a time on a regular basis for the past year so I have digital copies. Some of my girls baby pics are wearing and I want to preserve them. I do have some in scrapbooks but am going with more of the photo books now. I love scrapbooks and scrapbooking but have accepted the fact that while I intend to make all these wonderful pages I actually don't. So I've gone to a different system.

  5. What a great post. Love the cakes! I am now following you, would appreciate you following me too. Have a wonderful hodgepodge Wednesday. *wink*

  6. I remembered from a previous visit that you planned to make a Barbie cake. It see that it turned out great!

    Best of luck with winning those books on Ebay! I love shopping on Ebay!

    I read back some on your blog, and enjoyed it! You've got yourself a new follower :)

  7. Hahaha...that sounds like something my daughter might say in a few years...how delightfully scary!

  8. I think all school is casual dress anymore. You probably have better dressed kids by homeschooling than some of the outfits I've seen in public schools.

  9. Grumpy, I have NO plans to make cake decorating a full time thing. It is much too stressful, and if I am going to spend that much time on something, I want it to last! I do make the girls' bday cakes, but I usually go for something much simpler. I'm afraid she probably will end up with a "bought" wedding cake, when that time comes ;)

    Thanks to my new followers! I really appreciate it :)

    Joyce, thanks for the tips on the pictures. I don't have a scanner, so it is much harder to put older pics on here. I also have high hopes for scrapbooking, but since I still have several totes worth of photos, it's not looking like it will ever be done!

    Tracy,I have several friends who are teachers, and they just can't believe what some kids will wear to school!

  10. Your daughter has good taste, that's a beautiful cake.

    Good job on the tongue twister.

    My girls absolutely love new school supplies (and so do I).

    I agree with you on the forgiveness question too. It's not easy, but it is what we have to do.

  11. one day i want to learn more about cake decorating...maybe i'll start with cupcakes

  12. I took some back to school photos of my girls, but now that they are grown, I realize how many I missed and wish I would have taken more pictures.

  13. The cake is really beautiful! Hope she still like it when she gets old enough to get married? Great answers.

  14. hello! im glad u liked my blog ;) anyway i have a niece who is high drama! it is scary to think what she'll be like at 13 ;o

  15. I will never forget my Barbie cake, but since I got it over 30 years ago I can't remember which birthday it was for.

    Your answer to #2 is always my goal.

  16. I cannot believe that I forgot about my tradition of taking a picture of my children in front of the house. This will be my last year to do so because my son will be a senior. :-(