Tuesday, November 1, 2011

It's A Monster Of A Hodgepodge

1. Who taught you how to cook?

My Mom.....sort of. I already mentioned that my Mom is an awesome, AMAZING cook. The problem is, I never paid much attention to how she actually cooked things. So, when I got married, I really had very little cooking skills to go on. Hubs could cook better than I did! He had been on his own for a while, and was forced to learn. I went to college, and was on the "meal plan" so other than some Ramen noodles or mac n' cheese, I wasn't required to cook anything.

In the beginning of our marriage, there was a lot of trial and error, and dinners that didn't turn out quite right, along with baked goods that were less than ideal. Hubs was always so patient, and reassured me that some day, I would be an amazing cook. That it would just take time.

I would like to say, that he was right :) Thankfully, I did learn, and now, I do make some pretty tasty dishes, if I do say so myself. I still call my Mom every once in a while with a cooking question though.

I am also making sure that when my daughters leave the house, they will know how to cook for themselves!

2. Have you been told you think too much? Are too much of a perfectionist? Are you too sensitive? Were they right?

YES, to all of the above. Hubs tells me that I think too much all the time. And....he is right. My mind always goes to "worst case scenario" too.

I do tend to be a bit of a perfectionist, but only on certain things. I wish I could pick and choose what I feel should be perfect. I would choose to care more about being organized and less about how my hair looks. Ha!

I do think I am a little too sensitive. I tend to read more into things than I should. Although sometimes, I think a certain male who lives in my house doesn't read enough into things...

3. As a child did you have a favorite blanket or toy? Tell about it.

I had a doll that my Gram made me that was a reversible night and day doll. I loved that thing, and could NOT sleep without it. I remember a few times frantically looking for her before bed. She was so well loved that there were just a few strands of her yarn hair left on the "night" side.

4. What 'institution' do you have the most faith in?

Marriage! I have seen many marriages stand the test of time, and I firmly believe in it. It's not always easy, but nothing in life worthwhile ever is.

5. Chrysanthemums-pansies-burning bush-ornamental cabbage...your favorite in an autumn garden?

I can't choose, they are all so pretty!

6. What superpower do the kids in your neighborhood seem to posses?

Being invisible! We don't have a whole lot of kids in our neighborhood, and the ones we do have, aren't out very often.

7. Are you a fan of the cranberry?

A little. It really depends on what it is in. I don't like cranberry sauce, but I do like cranberry if it is in some sort of baked good.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

My middle daughter had her play, which is the reason I have been a little quiet on the ole' blog lately. It takes a lot out of a Mama! Here are some pictures from "The Monster Hunters".

My daughter and her best friend at the radio station, promoting their play.

She played the part of Margot, the leader of the "Secret Society of the Girls Who Like To Make Bracelets Club". Margot is mean and nasty, and since my daughter is a sweet girl, she really had to practice this!

Some of the girls in the club

Putting on her glitter so she could be all sparkly. She had to wear a ton of bracelets!

Enemies in the play.....best friends in real life :)

She had to kiss this boy at the end of the play. Ha!

Frances, Pip, Penny, and Margot

Some of the monsters

In the play, Finn draws a tattoo heart on his arm that says, "Finn + Margot". We just had to get a pic of that!

Hubs was teasing the boy, telling him to "blow it up!" Finn said, "That's all it goes!" Too funny.

The whole cast


  1. What a fun time your daughter must have had with the whole play production! I was in one in highschool, which was a blast.

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  2. So nice to have a special item from your childhood. I don't remember anything specific. I never gave marriage a thought but it is an institution! Looks like she had a lot of fun doing the play. Those will be wonderful memories for her.

  3. Oh, the pics of your daughter's drama brought back so many great memories. Thanks for sharing with us!

  4. My girls both love to cook and are good at it...I'm enoying swapping recipes with them now that they're grown. They impress their friends-so many cannot cook a single thing.

    Mine loved to put on plays and act in school/church productions when they were growing up-such fun memories!

  5. I also think that some people in my house don't read enough into things :) I think it is an epidemic rarely talked about with men :)

    The play looks awesome!!

  6. Thaaks for stopping by Aimee. I always enjoy making a new blogging buddy. Enjoyed your Hodgepodge too and the pictures are great! Sounds like to me that you and your family have it going on and know where it's at. Blessings to you!

  7. Thanks for the visit. You have a talented daughter. Enjoyed your pictures. I'll see you soon.