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Recently, a blog I frequent often was tagged in a prompt where you are to pick 7 posts that fit 7 different categories and post links to them and then tag others. This lovely lady over at Mirth and Motivation couldn’t pick just a few to send it to, so she simply told all her blog followers to feel free to join the prompt parade if they so desired. I jumped on board figuring this would be a fun task. Going back through 222 posts was interesting, overwhelming, and quite entertaining. My problem came about when I tried to fit all the posts I wanted to use into the 7 categories….I couldn’t seem to narrow it down enough! Darn indecisiveness….so therefore my 7 categories do not hold 7 posts….a few of them have more than one listed. I simply couldn’t choose, you see… are welcome to go back and look at any or ALL that you would like to. 😉

And also since I can’t even begin to narrow down my blogs that I follow to only 5 to tag….anyone who reads my blog is more than welcome to do this prompt as well!

1) Most Beautiful Post-I’m definitely not a very photo conscious blog so this was a HARD one for me to decide. I finally came up with a week from the weekly challenge where I had to find pictures that summed up the theme of ONE. The first picture I used for this theme is one of the most precious and beautiful to me, personally.

2)Most Popular Post-In going back through stats, I wasn’t very surprised to find that my most popular post(as far as viewers) seemed to be my post on the Teen Mom Controversy. Since that one isn’t my favorite of my POPULAR posts, I decided to add my post on being proud to be pale. This one was also popular and I think it was for a better reason.

3)Most Helpful Post-I am not quite sure whether any of my posts have been helpful to others or not, but I would hope some of them might be. One particular post I did regarding establishing deep roots with people that you can go to for support was very helpful for me. It was inspired by a book I am still reading daily for confidence and was titled, “Finding Roots through the Dew”.

4)Post Whose Success Surprised Me-I chose 2 very different posts for this one, both for different reasons. The first one surprised me because it was just me talking about my fears behind being more serious in writing and the struggles I was going through. I wrote it more to get my feelings out there and see if anyone else felt the way I did and I was really surprised that others could relate so much. The other post shocked me not because of the amount of views but because of the feedback from the ones who DID comment. I used less than 30 minutes to write a poem, completely on the spur of a moment, never expecting to get much of a response at all.

5) Most Controversial Post-None of my posts have caused me to get rude comments from people yet or anything of that nature so instead I looked toward posts that were of a more controversial topic. Because of my background as a Christian, I did a post months ago about why I did not go to church anymore called Sunday Hypocrisy. I felt like the post might receive negative feedback from others, both Christians and non Christians, but was pleasantly surprised that no one YET seemed to take it the wrong way.

6)Post that didn’t get the attention it deserved-Well….most of my posts from when I first started WordPress din’t get much attention at all and there are quite a few of them I could have chosen from. I narrowed it down to 2 that I felt were deserving of more….

The first one was posted right after I turned 26, which I am now a couple months shy of 28, so it was quite awhile back. In it, I spoke of the shock of passing the quarter century mark but then also the blessing that I was given to live that long. The second post I chose was also written within that same year and described the horrible price women sometimes pay to be beautiful.

7)Post I’m most proud of- I also chose 2 posts here, one that I am proud of because so many others found it to be a great piece-Remember Memorial Day. And the other post I picked, I wrote about a month into the 2011 Post a Day Challenge so it didn’t get too much attention. The topic was hard to talk about and I had never discussed it in a blog before so I was relieved to have finally spoken out about it in my blog. For those who might wonder why I am not big into drinking, this post will explain it all.

I am sorry that I wasn’t able to narrow it down much more, but I suffer greatly with making decisions!

In fact, I suffer so much, that in the process of picking posts, I found a few more that I wanted to share at the bottom of this. No pressure for anyone to HAVE to read them, but if you want, here they are! 🙂

1-A post about a fire and things happening for a reason

2-A post on feeling invisible, writing and the start of my blog

3-A post on changing perception


{July 30, 2011}   Becoming a habit with me

I seem to be gaining a bad habit of waiting until the last minute to do my post…..

Well, I already WAS a procrastinator, so I guess I’m not gaining it as much as letting it overcome me again. And maybe it’s not a daily thing with me….maybe it’s just once a week but I hate it when I find myself once again in the position of being low on time and even lower on what to write. You can rest assured that midnight will hit and I will suddenly be full of ideas that I will then write down and schedule for another day….but here I am with 14 minutes left to midnight and writing THIS boring post. Ugh, when they say habits die hard, they REALLY do.

I’m over halfway through the Daily Post 2011 Challenge and I still have days where my procrastinating self wants to conquer me. I thought it would have run away by this point but I guess it will always follow me. At least I can say I am winning the war even though I may be losing the battle. While procrastination still effects me greatly, I have been able to not miss ONE day of my challenge due to the stronger urge to get to the computer and post. There are days where my posts feel dumb to me and I wonder why I even bother but then there are the days when inspiration hits and I feel like I am doing what I should be after all. 🙂

I’m thankful I have people that read my blogs even when some posts are probably best thrown in the recycle bin rather than read. You guys are the best for putting up with my crazy self!

First of all…What is with the changes after I do a new post, WordPress? The other day I posted and it told me what number post it was, which was great…but then it said BOMB! and at first, I freaked out…I was thinking, Was there a bomb found on my blog or something? Then I realized they were trying to use descriptive language to describe their joy in my finishing a blog….I would have rather they had used another word….yesterday, they used Wicked. Better choice but I can’t help but wonder if older people who are unaware of the “positive” meaning of that word are going to look clueless at it and wonder WHY did WordPress call my post Wicked? It was not evil at all! Oh well….good job, WordPress on trying to stay modern and current but please don’t ever use the word B-o-m-b ever again! Thanks! 🙂

Here’s the LAST 5QF for the month of July, Copy and answer for yourselves, if you so choose, but no one’s holding a bomb over your head…..I promise!

This 5 Question Friday was brought to you by:

On to the questions!

1. Vow renewal ceremonies-yay or nay? I am all for Vow Renewal Ceremonies….I think they are a wonderful reminder of why two people got married in the first place and a beautiful way to rekindle your love. That being said, I am for them being done for the RIGHT reasons just as marriage should be also….I believe they shouldn’t be done just as an excuse to throw a big party or put on a show and I also believe a couple having issues shouldn’t expect a vow renewal to solve their problems and put them back to the way they were before they got married. If you’re having problems, seek counseling first to see if things can be fixed. Then if they can be and you feel like your relationship has gotten better and is on a fresh start, by all means, have one to celebrate the occasion. Just don’t expect vow renewal ceremonies to be a magic fix to a relationship. 🙂
2. What sound/s annoy you the most? Sorry, hubby….I hate when he clears his throat cause it’s really loud and irritating…but I still love him! I also hate when a car parks outside the apartment and has their bass blowing out the neighborhood….UGH! Am I just getting older and boring?
3. If you had to pick, would you have only all boys, or only all girls for kids? I don’t want to have to pick! 😦 If I HAD to, I would have to go with the all girls like my two sisters ended up with….only because I’ve always wanted a little girl to fix her hair and dress her up pretty….but I hope I get lucky and get at least one of each because I really want a little boy, too
4. Do you believe in alternative medicine? Yea, I am all for it! 🙂
5. Would you take a family members children and raise them if they needed it? Definitely! I would be willing to do whatever I needed to do to help out and I would hope I have family members that would do the same in the future, after I have kids, if anything happened to me and my husband
Have a great weekend! 

{July 28, 2011}   Just one of those days…..

“Just one of them days
That a girl goes through
When I’m angry inside
Don’t want to take it out on you
Just one of them days
Don’t take it personal
I just wanna be all alone
And you think I treat you wrong”

-Don’t take it personal by Monica

The lyrics aren’t exactly matching of how I feel today but the second I titled this post “Just one of those days”, that song started playing in my head. An old school song I grew up with singing along to on the radio.

The truth is in the lyrics about wanting to be all alone and definitely in the words of something a girl goes through..sorry I’m not going to go into any more details there for you, but most people are smart enough to deduce what I mean. So today was one of “those” days and don’t take it personal that my post is going to be short today. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. 🙂

To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading? “Rebecca” by Daphne Du Maurier, a best selling novel from the late 1930’s and I believe it’s what’s considered gothic fiction…the idea of the book sounded interesting so I got it from the library the last time I checked out some books

What did you recently finish reading? “The Mermaid Chair” by Sue Monk Kidd and “Rise and Shine” by Anna Quindlen (there were 2 other books by her I wanted to read more but out of those 2, the library only carried one and it was checked out….so I checked out 2 other of her books and this one was actually ranked pretty low by fans of hers so I was afraid that in reading it, it may make me not be interested in reading anything else of hers. BUT I actually liked the book a good bit and can’t wait to read MORE by her.)

What do you think you’ll read next? “Loud and Clear” by Anna Quindlen (Interested to see how well I like THIS book by her….”Rise and Shine” was a fictional story while THIS book is supposed to be her own words and opinions on different things, so it’s going to read differently, of course.) I also got my next review book in the mail called “Dragonspell” by Donita K. Paul that I am excited to read. It is definitely more my type of reading versus the first review book I got.

If you had to choose between BOOKS or TELEVISION to have for the rest of your life, which would YOU choose? BOOKS as in all form of books and writings, so even magazines, newspapers,etc. even including electronic readers and TELEVISION as in all forms of tv shows, movies,news, on any sort of television screen….including computer and phone screens….

I would personally choose Books because as much as I enjoy television, I could never imagine getting rid of books in my life and I could always create my own visual world within my mind. WHAT WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

Please enjoy my post of Colorful photos….Hopefully the bright colors will speak for themselves! 🙂

Colorful Candy!

My Husband's tie dye color velvet poster of his fav. movie

A colorful van with "Pirate" side windows 🙂

Tie Dye shirt with one of my vintage necklaces of my Nanny's

Beautiful bouquet of flowers given to me one birthday from step mom in law and dad in law 🙂

I came up with an idea to showcase the top song of each year from the year I was born-1983 up until now as a list and give you my take on each. This is all completely my own opinion and you can take it or leave it. I just thought it would be something fun and different. I got the top songs by year from this site, just to let you know where it came from. 🙂

1983-“Every Breath you take” by The Police (Great song, good beat, but the lyrics feel a little stalkerish, don’t you think? “Every move you make, I’ll be watching you?” Dude…what if I just wanted to use the bathroom? Can you say, Clingy???

1984-“When Doves Cry”-Prince (My only issue with this song was as a child when I didn’t get the metaphors…..I never quite understood how doves crying sounded like people screaming at each other…..Now I understand the metaphor and actually like this song. On the other hand, I still do not get his fashion style or the need to change names….oh well….)

1985- “Careless Whisper”-Wham (Good lesson in the words of this song….Rumors and gossip can ruin friendships)

1986- “That’s what friends are for”-Dionne Warwick ( For some reason, I never liked the flow of this song and I’m not sure why…’s got good lyrics, I just always thought the song was majorly cheesy but I’m thinking in ’85 people were big on rumors and in 86′ they must have mended friendships so this ended up being their big anthem. I’m not sure because I was only 3….)

1987-‘Walk like an Egyptian”-Bangles (OK…this music video played a lot when I was a little girl and I loved it. I remember doing the egyptian dance as a tiny tyke and singing along. Adults at this time might have considered it cheesy like the Locomotion(which I also loved) or The Macarena(that came in later years) but for a 4 yr. old, this song was awesome!)

1988-“Faith” by George Michael-(From a hit about gossip to a hit about having faith in a relationship where the girl plays the same games as HE plays…..hmmm, opening up your diary, George? This was a very catchy tune, one that I catch myself singing along with to this day, so I can’t really hate on it)

1989- “Look Away”-Chicago(I had never heard this song until now. I searched it online to listen for this post, I love many other songs by this group and this song sounds like the Chicago I love. Sad lyrics about letting go of someone you love because they don’t feel the same but it hurts to just be friends…so you’d rather they look away. I can remember times from the past where these lyrics would have fit so well)

1990- “Hold on”-Wilson Phillips (I have to admit that I’m not familiar with Wilson Phillips…sorry to those that may be thinking I possibly don’t know good music. In fact, I wasn’t sure I even had heard of this song until I looked it up and then I had a flash! NOW I remember this song! I always thought it had a good beat but never paid attention to the lyrics, now that I read the lyrics…it sounds very inspirational.

Don’t you know things can change
Things’ll go your way
If you hold on for one more day

1991-“Everything I do(I do it for you)-Bryan Adams (One of my absolute favorite love songs…what can I say? )

1992- “End of the Road”-Boyz II Men (Ah, the group responsible for making young girls misspell the word Boys….and making them giddy with their irresistible harmonies. At 9 years old, I had older friends obsessed with this group and while I was never obsessed with them, I couldn’t help but love their songs. This one was no exception.)

1993- “I will always love you”-Whitney Houston (Back when Whitney wasn’t on drugs(or at least not to my knowledge) and her voice was at its best….Did anyone NOT love this song?)

1994- “The Sign”-Ace of Base (Is it OK to admit I was obsessed with this song? It was just so upbeat and peppy and made you want to dance. Now that I am older, I have to say the beat is still so much fun but the lyrics are definitely not the best….”No one’s gonna drag you up to get into the light where you belong”…I am still confused as to what the message here is, surely it’s not meaning the light at the end of the tunnel? I mean, I have been mad at some guys, but that’s a little much! And let’s face it…with lyrics like “Under the pale moon, where I see a lot of stars”….no one’s winning any lyric awards)

1995- “Gangsta’s Paradise”-Coolio (One of the very few rap songs that I know all the lyrics to….There’s very few rap songs that I am a fan of and this one happened to come out when I was a pre teen obsessed with the music on the radio and I just picked up on all the lyrics. Really sad song…)

1996- “Macarena”-Los Del Rio(OMG…..Was there really nothing better in music in 1996? Seriously? I mean, I knew the little dance…it’s not as if you needed to be a genius, there were 2 year olds to 99 year olds dancing the Macarena, but great music? No….The Macarena gives me nightmares…..)

1997- “Candle in the Wind”-Elton John(Tribute to Princess Diana….beautiful song, talented singer/songwriter…I can’t possibly say anything bad)

1998- “Too Close”-Next (Great beat…When I first heard this song, I loved it, but I wasn’t thinking about how naughty the lyrics were….definitely not appropriate for young kids)

1999- “Believe”-Cher (“Do you believe in life after love?” Yes, I do…and this song came at a time in my life as a teen when I needed to believe so for that reason I liked and still like this song)

2000- “Breathe”-Faith Hill (For someone like me who has never been a fan of country music, this was just one of the many cross overs that I grew to love and think of as pop instead of country)

2001- “Lady Marmalade”-Christina Aguilera, Lil Kim, Pink and Mya (I was already a big fan of Christina, Pink AND Mya so no surprise that I loved this song….oh and still do!)

2002- “A thousand miles”-Vanessa Carlton (I would sing this song but I never LOVED it…..maybe it was because I could never picture myself walking a thousand miles….)

2003- “Crazy in Love”-Beyonce ft. Jay-Z (When you’re in love, you DO tend to go crazy…and look it…I have found that out….and when someone sings that they are crazy in love with such a happy dance beat and is so proud of the fact, how can you rain on their parade?)

2004- “The Reason”-Hoobastank  (Besides the simple fact that the name of this band makes me think of things that stink….This song far from stinks….in fact, I think it’s an amazing song and shows that people CAN truly change)

2005- “We belong together”-Mariah Carey (Finally she makes this list! I’ve always loved her and apart from the movie “Glitter” she made that flopped, she can’t go wrong in my eyes)

2006- “Bad Day”-Daniel Powter (I remember this song being the original Goodbye song for American Idol…..maybe I could blame that for being the reason I have always hated this song…..but I think the truth is I would have hated it regardless…sorry)

2007- “Irreplaceable”-Beyonce (Awesome woman’s anthem to her man letting him know that he better treat her right cause he is NOT irreplaceable) Note to my husband: Disregard last statement 🙂

2008- ‘Low”-Flo-rida (He took his home state and made it his name by splitting it into two and then made a club anthem that people still are singing…..smooth move)

2009- “Boom Boom Pow”-Black Eyed Peas (I danced to this song with 2 of my nieces at my Bachelorette Party. Very fun song!)

2010- “Telephone”-Lady Gaga (The Madonna of this new generation singing about being too busy partying and having fun to answer that darn phone. Well, sometimes I don’t feel like answering the phone even when I’m not having fun so sing on, girl! Here’s to ignoring the phone when you’ve just had enough of the phone calls!)

2011- ? Well….since 2011 hasn’t finished yet, who knows what the top song will be for this year. I have my guesses….one guess would be ‘Firework” by Katy Perry…which I like but I think it’s been overplayed. What song do YOU think will be the top song of 2011? What song would YOU pick if you were the judge? And lastly, did you enjoy my music post? If you did, please let me know. Any suggestions on other music posts you would like to see me do if you liked this one?

{July 24, 2011}   The Evolution of Friendship

A close friend recently gave me the topic of Friendships and how they evolve to post about….I admit that the idea of this kind of post seems overwhelming to me. How do I summarize friendships? Each person tends to have a different idea of what it truly means and each friendship is unique in its own way. Some come about quickly and effortlessly, some slow and through struggles, but all TRUE friendships are precious.

As a child, a friendship can be more materialistic. When another little girl shared her toy with you, it was a sign that you were going to be friends. You would push each other on the swing set, take turns at who would get to play with the “best” Barbie doll, and have little sleep overs where you would talk about the other kids who didn’t share with you and you wished they did. The kid with the coolest toys ended up as the popular ones and if you were lucky enough to be their friend, you felt excited at the prospect of getting to share these toys.

Then you entered middle school and a lot of the friends you thought were special to you started to find new friends and ignore you. You started going through changes, both emotionally and physically, and friendship was a thing that tended to come and go with the seasons. It wasn’t unusual for a friend of today to be the enemy of tomorrow, than in turn, become a best friend the next week. It was a time of up and down roller coaster rides full of drama the likes of which your mother watched on daytime soaps.

High school….Different for each person depending on which clique you were in. For me, I was an outsider, not by choice, but by the fact that the title was thrust upon me. Friends I knew from Middle School went on to become popular and avoid me and I was left lonely searching for a friend in an unfriendly environment. The writer of “Mean Girls” wasn’t lying when she pictured a high school environment as a jungle. It can truly feel that way….a “Survival of the Fittest” involving cliques and trying to rise to the top seemed like an impossible climb. I made 2 friends in high school, one through church. She was younger than me by about a year so we weren’t at the same school but we were still childlike minded. We would have sleep overs and still play with barbie dolls…..I was 13 going on 14 my first year of high school…..stuck with tons of kids older, but not necessarily wiser. I met my other friend in a class when we were stuck together for an assignment. She was a few months older than me and my only friend at the high school. My two friendships were both unique, we both shared different interests, but we all came together out of a necessity for friendship and the commonality we shared.

As the high school years went on, we managed to keep the friendships together but when I left the high school for homeschool and then a separate school to finish early, our friendships split apart for a bit. My 2 friends had become friends and they were in a world separate from my world. They were still dealing with high school drama, starting to become more interested in boys and their time was less to share with me than before. Then when my younger friend became pregnant her senior year and I found out from her later than the others, we started to come back together as good friends…All 3 of us. We talked more than before and the friendship shifted. My friend that played barbie dolls with me was having a baby and would have to grow up quickly. My other friend was “in love” with a boy at the time and I was the one whose only relationship was a long distance one at the time with no plans to engage in the makings of a baby anytime soon, so it was different. I had 2 friends that were more experienced than me, they seemed to be more mature even though one was younger. They had seen more than me and I was excited at the idea of my friends being able to maybe teach me things that I didn’t know. I was still young and naive…and the friendships, although not materialistic, were not as deeply tethered as friends should be yet.

Of course, I had a best friend from a young age that was also my niece, although I didn’t publicly call her that until I was probably 10 or 11, I would say. My friendship bond with her was based on a family bond, a nurturing bond in which I wanted to protect her as my niece, a common interest bond and a general care and love for her future.

Then college started the friendships that are better known as acquaintances. I went through a lot of “friends” that shared classes with me, did plays with me and were in my singing/dancing group with me. Since we shared so much time together, we all talked a lot and I came to consider a vast majority of these acquaintances as my friends. I friended them on MySpace and referred them to everyone I knew as my “friends”……I started to feel like I was sort of popular. I had so many “friends” but it took me to the point of almost graduating college before I realized that pretty much none of them were my actual TRUE “friends”. They were acquaintances, just like my future co workers in jobs that I would have. They were people I saw all the time so that I was forced to have a working relationship where we got along because we were stuck together so much, but when the jobs ended, the plays ended, my group was done…..very few of them stuck around. Sure some of them ended up becoming friends on Facebook and an occasional “Hi, How are you?” would be exchanged but for the most part…..they were more acquaintances. Friends are people that when work and play is over, you still talk to them about their lives. You still think of them and wonder how they are doing with a genuine desire to know….not just a curiosity like when you show up at a high school reunion. Growing up, I started to learn that the “friends” on Myspace and Facebook are not necessarily your “friends” but people you have come across in your life that you talk to every once in awhile. Acquaintances.

Now as an adult, I’m seeing that a lot of my friends from childhood have disappeared in the wind. Some due to moving away, some due to them growing up and moving on with their lives and just deciding I was no longer of importance enough to keep up with like I was before. And I am at peace with that. I have lots of “friends” that will wish me Happy Birthday on that day, they will wave and say Hi to me at the store and maybe talk for a couple minutes. Then I have a few friends where not speaking to them after a long period of time makes me feel weak, like I have gone without water. Those are the friends that have stuck by me through the hard times and have accepted me for who I am….and all my changes through the years. They are the ones who know the ME that I can’t even see in me and truly want the best for me. They’re the TRUE friends and the ones I hope will be there until the day I die or the day they, God forbid, do so.

Some of my closest friends from the past have slowly drifted apart from me and some I grieve for, while others I do not. The ones I grieve for are the ones that I felt would always be there and I am at a loss as to what happened to make them leave. Then there are the ones that have failed to mature while I DID and so I have basically outgrown them, like a child outgrows a toy.

Then there’s the unexpected friendships since I have become an adult. The ones you meet in the strangest places and normally would never have become friends but you are put together and it somehow works. That’s the type of friend that told me to do THIS post. An older friend who I would have never thought I would be friends with in the past and now is someone I couldn’t picture my life without.

I have also discovered that when you make “true” friends in life, you can make it through the times when they’re busy with work and parenting while you have no kids. I used to think when a friend became a parent and you were NOT one, that the friendship would die away. Now I know that’s not always so. If you’re “true” friends, it doesn’t matter. The time can pass in between seeing each other and it still feels the same when you see each other again…just like no time has passed at all. Hearing from them on the computer or phone every once in awhile can be enough to last until I get the chance to see them in person again. It’s great to know that’s possible.

If I leave this world with just the “True” friends I have at this moment, I will be happy to know that I had the blessing of having such great ones.

OK…so I have put off doing a blog today until the absolutely last minute and can’t for the life of me think of something to post about in the 24 minutes left… therefore, I am resorting to answering the Daily Post topic for the day.

They asked about why reality TV shows are so popular……well, for the ones I watch, I would just say it’s like a guilty pleasure almost. I like the feeling of spying on other people’s lives without being an actual spy. I think that’s the reason most people watch them. I also think for some types of reality tv out there, people like to see others who are crazier or more messed up than themselves. Am I wrong? Maybe that’s not YOUR reason but I am sure a lot of people watch these shows having deep opinions about the different people and thinking inside their heads that these people are strange or weird and it kind of makes them feel better about who THEY are.

Then you have other types of reality shows that show people that are maybe just like you and this gives you more of a reassurance that you’re not the only one of your kind in this world. Take for instance the number of weight loss shows out there. If your’e overweight yourself, you might like seeing that there are others who struggle too, so you don’t feel so alone.

Then there’s the types like these makeover shows that make you cry because you feel for the people so much but then you also cry happy tears because something good happens to them in the end. Sometimes seeing that “good” things can happen to good people in this world can lift you up and make you feel like this world is more than the disasters and murders shown on the nightly news.

So I think there are as many reasons for liking reality tv as there are for liking just about anything. I admit to having a few of my favorites that get their controversy as well as being a huge fan of the talent shows, which are reality tv, but very entertaining in a different way.

Do you like any reality tv shows? If so, which ones? And what’s your opinion on why people like them so much???

Well…This was the first ever 5QF that I had to really research and figure out what one of the questions meant….after having no luck googling “The Big V”, me and my husband were thinking what it could mean and he figured out what it was….V is for V-a-s-e-c-t-o-m-y…..I think I spelled that right..I’m not sure who calls it the Big V cause that was very confusing for me….but thanks for putting my brain to work hard!

Only one more 5QF this month after this one…summer seems to just be speeding by!

This 5 Question Friday was brought to you by:

On to the questions!

1. If your husband had the BIG V and you got pregnant what would your first reaction be? For the dudes, what would your first reaction be if your wife told you she was pregnant after the Big V? I don’t want my husband to get a vasectomy anytime in the foreseeable future, at least at this time in our lives, because we have no kids yet and I want a big family. IF somewhere down the line my husband had one and I became pregnant afterwards…I would be surprised but from hearing stories and watching the show “I didn’t know I was pregnant”, I would know that it IS possible. It’s rare for it to happen but it CAN so I wouldn’t be thinking it was magic or anything….and I don’t think my husband would think I had cheated because he also knows it IS possible. Obviously, if we already had our hands full with kids, it would be a stressful situation, but from my standpoint at least at THIS moment, I would take it as something that was meant to be. I believe everything happens for a reason and I would accept the new baby into our lives and know that our families would be just as accepting, so it wouldn’t be that big of a deal to me.

2. Best memory about this summer so far. So far, it has been our anniversary…we didn’t do anything HUGE but we really spent quality time together talking and it was fun 🙂

3. How often do you change your sheets? Your kids sheets? Obviously N/A for the kid’s sheets…..I don’t have an exact time schedule for the sheets….I guess I really should, though…Does anyone know how often you should? I mean, I know if they are dirty, you should…..and clean freaks probably change them out weekly or less, but I probably do every month or couple months…is that bad? 😦 I feel like people are going to be thinking I’m gross now…..but hey, I’m being honest….

4. Having just gone through TSA, would you rather have a full-body scan or a pat-down? idk….These new scans kind of bother me because it’s like they now have x-ray vision where they can see you naked and it feels sort of violating to me…..I realize the necessity but I also feel like there are some weird perverts out there that may get off on that sort of thing…..and that bothers me…..especially for kids they are scanning…..But pat downs aren’t so fun either…..Can I just have the old fashioned x-ray scan?

5. Since it is fair time…what’s your favorite fair (county or state) memory? My favorite fair memory is performing at the Dallas State Fair back in 2005 and getting to also walk around and go shopping…it was so much fun!

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