Sunday, February 13, 2011

Smash and Pass blog survey

 My friend Shady forwarded me a survey and I have finally completed my answers! Sorry it took so long!
I am required to answer the 19 survey questions and then pass the questionaire along to 4 more bloggers. Here goes!

Survey Questions:

1. If you have pets, do you see them as merely animals, or are they members of your family?
Well, anyone who reads my blog knows that I see my 6 pets as much more than just animals.  They are definitely my children!

2. If you can have a dream to come true, what would
it be?This is a tough one! I would love to sing a duet with James Taylor, or have an amusement park all to myself for a day, or win the lottery!  But less selfishly, I would want hunger to end. It is so senseless for people to go hungry when there are so many that have more than they need. 

3. What is the one thing most hated by you?
A bully

4. What would you do with a billion dollars?
I would do the obvious things, like quit my job, pay bills, shopping spree, new house and car, and helping my family members live comfortably.  Then I would do some traveling.  But I would love to invest some money for an animal sanctuary for any animals who don't have a home or have been abused or abandoned.
And I would get really nice cameras so I can have fun with photography.

5. What helps to pull you out of a bad mood? 
Listening to music or playing with my dogs

6. Which is more blessed, loving someone or being
loved by someone? being loved

7. What is your bedtime routine?

I get the dogs settled inside, and read my book until I fall asleep. My husband is always taking my glasses off my face and putting them and my book away.

8. If you are currently in a relationship, how did you
meet your partner?
I was 25 and working for a medical office.  We were upgrading our medical billing software and the salesman/computer guy was there. My coworkers were throwing me a surprise housewarming party and they invited him to come too.  We hit it off instantly but he lived 2 1/2 hours away.  He called me everyday and even though I tried to tell him that a long distance relationship probably wouldn't work and I wasn't ready for a relationship, he would not take no for an answer. After a couple of years of traveling, we married in 2002.

9. If you could watch a creative person in the act of
the creative process, who would it be?either James Taylor in the recording studio or Jack Hanna on a wildlife safari

10. What kinds of books do you read?
All kinds of books, but mostly fiction. I have read most of Oprah's book list, and follow authors like Ken Follett, Jodi Picoult, and Dean Koontz.  I just finished reading "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett.

11. How would you see yourself in ten years time?
I would love to be in a new home, with a job I enjoy, and be more financially stable.  

12. What’s your fear?Losing a family member (death). And spiders.

13. Would you give up all junk food for the rest of your
life for the opportunity to visit outer space?I don't think so. I don't really want to go to outer space, and I love potato chips too much.

14. Would you rather be single and rich or married
but poor? Married and poor

15. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?hit the snooze button!

16. If you could change one thing about your
spouse/partner what would it be?his messiness

17. If you could pick a new name for yourself  
what would it be?Lola


18. Would you forgive and forget no matter how
horrible a thing that special someone has done?
Forgive maybe. Forget probably not.

19. If you could only eat one thing for the next
6 months, what would it be?Grilled cheese sandwiches or french fries

Now, I would like to tag the following four bloggers to participate in the survey:
Thisisme. at Southhamsdarling 
Kathiey at Kathiey's World
lyndylou at THE GIGGLE FEST
Belle at Tales From a Loser

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Celebrating Valentine's Day tonight since it lands on a Monday this year.  My hubby is taking me to my favorite restaurant! I hope everyone has a special Valentine's weekend with your loved ones!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Fabulous Friday

I have lost a whopping 4 pounds this week! I have had a good week changing some of my eating habits. Lunch has always been my big meal of the day and since I was terrible about bringing my lunch, I was eating a lot of fast food.  I brought my lunch every day this week and kept smart snacks in my office. I added some exercise and stopped eating after 7 pm.  Whatever I am doing is working so far!

(Great food find: Laughing Cow Light Spreadable Cheese Wedges are only 35 calories per wedge and yummy)