Respond and Rework

I haven’t blogged in almost a month, which I think is a record for me. Sorry!

Ashley at Johnson and Johnson tagged me to Respond and Rework! Thanks Ashley!

Rules: 1. Respond and rework: Answer the questions on your blog, Replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, and add one more question of your own. 2. Tag other un-tagged people.
What’s your favorite article of clothing?
I’m a tshirt and jeans kinda girl. I would wear that everyday if I could. Currently, my favorite article is any of Brent’s tshirts because they FIT!
What is your favorite board game?
Oh there are so many: Clue, Life, Catch Phrase, Taboo, Mad Gab, Call to Order, Sorry…and the list goes on.
What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Growing up, we always decorated our Christmas tree while listening to Elvis Presley’s Christmas album. Brent and I do the same…the tree is not decorated unless Elvis is singing in the background. My favorites are “Santa Claus is Back in Town” and “Blue Christmas”. If you are ever over for our Christmas tree decorating, I guarantee you those songs will be on repeat and I will be singing and dancing around the tree.
What was the last thing you bought?
Ingredients for Poppyseed Chicken for Sunday lunch
What are you listening to right now?
Fox News and Brent talk to his dad on the phone about FSU and AU football
What is your favorite weather?
True Fall or Spring weather…weather that is not too cold and not too hot. Unfortunately, we don’t really get that type of weather here.
Say something to the person who tagged you:
Hey Ashley! We need a coffee date soon, whenever I am in town again. Love you!
What is your favorite dessert or cool treat?
Warm chocolate chip cookies and a big glass of milk
What did you want to become as a child?
A teacher…but for all the wrong reasons. I wanted to be able to drink Coke in class, heat up my lunch in the microwave, and talk to other teachers in private behind a file folder. Come to find out…it’s MUCH more than that 🙂
What do you want to be now?
A wife, teacher, and in 16 weeks I get to be a mommy to our sweet Lily Reese!
What is your favorite song?
This should have been the question I deleted because I HATE this question. How can you possibly think that someone can choose one song out of the 35,000,000,000,000,000…songs that have been recorded? I’m fickle with my music. It depends on my mood. But my only requirement is to be able to sing along to at least the chorus of the song and, if I’m able, dance as well. I enjoy a plethora of music genres. Therefore, I do not have a favorite song.
What is your favorite family tradition?
Laughing (the kind of laughter that squeezes your eyes shut and gives you an ab workout)for hours at the dinner table. I guess it’s not really a tradition, but it’s something that happens every time we sit down to eat.
If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Only for an hour? Wow, that’s not a long time. If I could ignore the 12ish hours it would take to get there, I would go to Sanibel Island, FL.
What are your most challenging goals right now?
Effectively and efficiently teach two grades at one time; getting the nursery ready; saving money
What is your 5 year plan?
I don’t know if these goals are set in stone, meaning I haven’t really discussed them with Brent…but, have enough cash to go all out in Disney World for Lily Reese’s 5th birthday and have land to eventually build a house on.
What is your favorite sport to watch?
SEC football
What show would you want to be a cast member on (reality included)?
The Office…without a doubt. I mean, Jim and Pam found out they were preggo the same week we did. It’s kinda like I’m already on the show…minus the occupation and relationship status.
What is your favorite magazine?
House plan magazines…they always have been. When Brent and I were at Auburn and needed a cheap date, we would go to Barnes and Noble to get coffee. I would look at house plans while he would read Popular Mechanics.
What is your most prized possession?
I have 2: My wedding rings, because of what they symbolize. And, I have a box full of letters from my parents and grandparents that they sent me while I was college.
Name one favorite childhood memory.
Playing “Save Me” with Ben. Some stupid game we made up. The bed was the ship and if we fell out of the boat, we had to save each other before the alligators got us.
What is your favorite book of the Bible?
Either Proverbs or Psalms
What is your favorite quote?
“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.’ “
What is one country you aren’t interested in visiting?
Romania…it’s just the first country that popped in my head that sounds like a boring place to be.
What is the link to your favorite YouTube video?
SNL Lawrence Welk Show 1
SNL Lawrence Welk Show 2
I know these aren’t YouTube, but since it’s my question, I can cheat.

I tag…
Sarah at The Chois
Kristin at The Sims


***Written by suggestion and with permission of Brent

I have officially diagnosed my husband with TRD (commonly referred to as “terd”): Tupperware Replacement Disorder. Seven…the number of times I have had to buy tupperware, gladware, ziplock containers, whatever you want to call it in the past two years. And, I don’t mean I’ve had to replace a few items. Brent has totally wiped out our inventory of tupperware…6 times and counting. Brent can NOT keep up with it. Here’s how the latest tupperware episode went:

Wednesday, August 19th–I give Brent leftover something or other for lunch

Monday, August 24th–Brent decides to finally remove it (the dirty, unrinsed tupperware) from work and bring it home
Thursday, August 27th–MORE THAN A WEEK LATER I sit down in the passenger seat in the Camry and my feet turn over a tupperware container. Juice spills out on my feet. You can imagine how that smelled as it saturated the carpet. Another container thrown away, and coincidentally the last container of the 6th set of containers we have purchased during our marriage.
Tonight–Guess what’s on my grocery list? You guessed it…tupperware. However, I’ve learned my lesson. Instead of buying the good stuff that holds up in the heat of the dishwasher, I bought Food Club brand because I know that in about 2 months, I will be OUT of containers for leftovers and will have to replace them.
In the event that we are out of tupperware, or our ONE container is not clean, Brent often suggests that I give him a bowl…the real kind…and cover it with plastic wrap. Really? I’m not giving anyone with TRD 7 times over a real bowl.