Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ten on Tuesday




1. What is your dream vacation?
So many choices ....  let's start with a long cruise around the  Mediterranean.  Italy, Greece, Turkey, Morocco, Egypt, Israel just to start.


2. What has been your favorite trip so far in your life?
This is genuinely tough.  I've been to soooo many awesome places.  I've been so lucky.  But my top 3 are;
1. A two week tour of Europe I took in high school.   I went with my chorus and we sang in all kinds of awesome places.  And I went to 7 countries.
2. A week long cruise to Alaska with my extended family.  It was breathtaking, beautiful and so much fun.
3. A two week tour of the of the UK with a school group that included all of my cousins.  I LOVE the UK and especially London.  Plus I fell in love with Ireland.  But it was just fun hanging with my cousins without our parents in a foreign country!
Oh but there are so many more .....


3. If you and one of your best friends could go anywhere in the world for one week, where would it be and why?
Since my best friends and I are all hard working mommies I would have to say a long trip somewhere tropical to be pampered and RELAX!

4. Have you ever booked a trip using an online deal? How did it go?
I have booked flights only using sites like Travelocity or Expedia.  I suppose it was cheaper than going through the airlines but not by that much since when I do book tickets I check the airlines sites too and go with the cheapest and at times the airlines have been a few dollars cheaper.  It all just depends I guess.

5. What’s your favorite thing to do while you’re on vacation?
I have a bit of my Mom in me and I want to see the sights and do as much to do as I can.

6. Have you ever missed an opportunity to take a trip that you regret?
No, I haven't.  I don't turn down a trip EVER!  In fact I took a train cross country 8 months pregnant to go to Colorado.  But my Mom was getting married so I wouldn't have missed it for the world.


7. You travel far away from home and get stranded with no way to buy anything, what’s the one thing you can’t live without?
Honestly, an Internet connection.  I am such an addict and it would be a great way to keep in touch with my family and friends.

8. What’s one of your favorite traveling memories?
Again soooo many.  But the one of the first that made me smile was when I was in Dublin with my cousins and one night the whole group was going to see a play but none of us had signed up or paid to go.  So we had a free night and we all decided to go to a movie.  I know that seems strange but it's SOOOOO my family.  We love going to the movies and it's a trait that's been passed down.  It was just nice to walk around the city with them and go do something familiar in a foreign city.

9. All included resort or backpacking? Why?
Oh so TOTALLY an all inclusive resort!  I've never really been a backpacking kind of girl.  I need a hotel and a shower and more than 2 changes of clothes.


10. Are you more of a lie on the beach kind of person on vacation, or do you prefer to see the sights?
Both on the same trip if I can get it.  I like to lie on the beach for a few hours but then I want to head out and see the sights.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ten on Tuesday



A. Age: 35
B. Bed Size: Queen
C. Chore that you hate: Dishes
D. Dogs: 1 dog a German shepard/husky mix named Frodo
E. Essential start to your day: Shower and caffine of some kind
F. Favorite Color: Blue and Purple
G. Gold or Silver: Silver
H. Height: 5'10"
I. Instruments you play: NONE
J. Job Title: Basic Skills Instructor/Artist/MOM
K. Kids: 2 Noa 8 & Marley 3
L. Live: Wilmington, NC
M. Mother’s Name: Carole
N. Nicknames: Katie .. yep that's about it.  Well in Jr. high and high school some of my friends called me amazon woman because I was taller than all of them.
O. Overnight hospital stays: 2 times. One for each time I had a child.
P. Pet peeve: People who spell a lot ... alot
Q. Quote from a movie: " Hello. My name is Indigo Montoya, you killed my father, now prepare to die."
"Bring 'em on, I'd prefer a straight fight to all this sneaking around."
R. Right or left handed: Right handed
S. Siblings: 1 younger brother Jamie and no lie 6 step brothers and sisters. 2 stepsisters and 4 stepbrothers.  And I am the oldest of all of them.
T. Time you wake up: Between 6AM and 7AM during the week.  If I'm lucky 8AM or a little later on the weekends.
U. Underwear: I always wear it.  Strange question....
V. Vegetable you hate: Brussel sprouts
W. What makes you run late: Hitting the snooze button one to many times or my son being really, really painstakingly slow getting ready for school in the mornings.
X. X-Rays you’ve had: Only one I think... it was of my lungs when I had walking pneumonia.
Y. Yummy food that you make:  I have quite a few good ones but one of the best and my favorite is barley and black bean burritos
Z. Zoo Animal: Polar bears or elephants.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ten on Tuesday



1. What temperature do you keep your thermostat on during the day?
I keep the downstairs at 72 since someone is almost always home. The upstairs is set to 72-73 during the day.

2. What temperature do you keep your thermostat on at night?
The downstairs stays at 72 all the time but the upstairs goes down to 70 at night. I just can not sleep if I am sweating.

3. In a canister of mixed nuts, do you pick out certain varieties and leave the others?
Yes, I don't like the peanuts or hazelnuts so I pick out the cashews, almonds etc...

4. What is your favorite kind of M&M?
PLAIN! I like all the other varieties just fine but given my choice I would always choose plain.

5. How do you buy books? (Amazon, bookstore, new, used, electronic, etc)
I am getting most of my books on Amazon for my Kindle but if I can't get it for the Kindle I always go to Paperback Swap and order it for credits or put it on my wish list.

6. How do you like your eggs cooked?
Poached over easy with cheese on an English muffin.

7. Can you whistle?
Yes, but not all that well.

8. What common word do you always misspell?
Honestly I misspell friend all the time. I always switch the i and the e. I am dyslexic so I often reverse numbers and letters.

9. Are you afraid of flying?
Nope not at all. I have been flying since I was a baby so it's never scared me.  James on the other hand doesn't like it at all.

10. How often do you go shopping?
Food shopping about once a week for little trips and a big one once a month. I don't shop for things others than food and household supplies unless we really, really need it. We are poor for the foreseeable future.