Apple pie without the cheese...is like
the kiss without the squeeze!
That's for everyone
else who likes a slice of sharp cheddar with their pie! Delicious! I
never realized this was a "new england thing" until I was in college and
a few of my friends were truly horrified by the thoughts this poem
conjured up. Be brave and try it...you might be surprised!
1. What's the best and worst thing thing
about growing older?
All the people who tell you what things
are going to go down hill...literally and otherwise. I mean, thanks for
the encouragement. I've really appreciated the one positive comment I
received last year...She said, "Looking back my 30s were the BEST...a
great time of maturing in the best possible ways...socially,
spiritually, emotionally. But...it just gets better from there!"
Autumn arrives this week in the Northern Hemisphere...what one
thing do you love most about the fall season?
Speaking of fall...pumpkin seems to be flavoring everything these
days-are you a fan? What's your favorite pumpkin flavored food or
I love Starbuck's Pumpkin Lattes! Or pumpkin
bread, muffins, pie....
4. Since we're on the
subject of fall...what's the worst fall you've
When I was in college I gave campus tours. One
day, all dressed up and wearing heals, I stepped on a patch of ice and
made one of those perfect cheerleader v-s in the air before landing HARD
on my bum. I thought I was paralyzed for a minute...but embarrassment
quickly took over and I got up and continued with the tour. I did break
my tailbone and carted a donut pillow with me to class for a long
5. If you could own a prop from any film
what would you choose?
Something from the Sound of
Music...hmmm....perhaps that fabulous puppet stage! But, where would I
put it!? Something smaller...hmmm...the guitar they used when they
6. What's the most interesting word you've
read or learned in the past
A polemic is a contentious argument that is
intended to establish the truth of
a specific belief and the falsity of the contrary belief. Polemics are
mostly seen in arguments about very controversial topics.
word has shown up twice in the John Macarthur study I'm doing on
Colossians. He also uses the word duped...which I find hilarious. A
mixture of old and new words. Slang and serious. Certainly keeps you
on your toes.
7. When was the last time you locked
yourself out of your house, car, or
office? Was it a big deal?
When my sweet girl was a baby
(under a year) we were moving to Indy and I would come on weekends to be
with Loverbrains here in Indy. One day I was headed home to get our
house ready for a showing...and I put my purse with hotel keys and car
keys on the front seat...and pushed the door shut. As it shut I
realized I'd locked the baby in the car and not only was I locked out of
the car but my phone was also in my purse too...and I couldn't get into
the hotel to get help....neither did I want to leave my baby. But...I
ran and pounded on the door of the hotel...a cleaning lady let me in...I
called 911 and reported the situation...and told the dispatcher that
there was NO WAY I was staying on the phone with her...I was going back
out to stand by my car with my precious baby in it. The officer came in
under 5 minutes...and as he got out of his car he said, "Well, I'd ask
you how you're doing but I think I know the answer!" They quickly
opened my car...and after holding her and calming us both down I plunked
her back in the seat for the ride home. I called Darren at his new job
and said, "Well...the good news is that Indy police are FAST!"
8. Insert your own random
thought here. Emma-bean now wants to be
a lunch lady. She says they are kind and make food for children.
Today, I took a minute to ponder the special different-ness of spending alone time with my baby boobah boy. This year we have all day, every day, to spend together. We watch and discuss Sesame Street every day. He pauses in his play time with his "Army dudes."
Notice furry, begging beast? She eagerly pounces on any dropped hot dog pieces.
He likes his hot dogs broiled...cuz it's "like the grill!" His interests go between Knights and Guards...which I only figured out today at the library. He's going to be a Knight for Halloween (we found the whole armor of God...too cool) I was thinking of this when we went to the library. He loves NON-fiction...and the librarian helped me find great castle cross section books with knights, etc. He tried to be polite...saying, "Um, thanks...but um...no...I want the guards...with the guns!" Oh!
I have to say...these precious moments make me want to draw him closer even though I know he's growing up and will be a big Kindergarten boy next year. He informed me that kissing him and telling him he's cute is NOT okay in public...but at home it's fine...He guesses. Hehehe.
I wonder if he'll think of being an Army dude for real...That just makes me nervous. No, I think I'll just focus on our deep talks about which Sesame Street character is our favorite. Me--Cookie Monster. Lubby--The Count (cuz he likes numbers too)!
Our other deep conversations include...why some army dudes don't stand up right...why there aren't any more dragons (where's the fun of being a knight without dragons)...why he can't say some words (he's currently frustrated with electricity...we tried clapping it...but he gets tongue tied)...I'm glad I'm recording these things...to read and remember later.