Well hello my friend. I have actually been looking forward to this post. Rather I’ve been looking forward to getting some new questions from This Side of the Pond. Sometimes it’s hard to know what to write about and having some questions is
taking the easy way out helpful. Without further ado, let’s get started with this week’s questions.
1. Setting aside the real March Madness (NCAA Basketball) describe something happening at your house this month that might earn the title ‘March Madness’?
Well, since March is more than 1/2 way done, I can tell you that spring break is always a little like March madness. 3 boys. No school. Enough said.
2. What’s a favorite made up word from your childhood or a favorite from your children’s childhood? Does your family still use the word today? If there’s a story behind the origin please share.
Okay, so this is going to be weird, but it’s honestly the first thing that popped into my mind. When I was a young kiddo my grandfather used the word pupotutty (sounds like pup – o – tuddy). It’s the word for potty. Why? Well, he had a ‘secret language’ with his own brothers called tut language. They inserted a u between the consonants of words. However, they left the vowels alone. There were some special exceptions of course. So potty = pup o – tut – e.
We thought it was a silly word, and it kind of stuck. We don’t really use the word (well, maybe on occasion) , but we all know what it means. My grandfather has been gone a long time, but this is one of those memories that has stuck with us.
3. Will you be doing any spring cleaning now that the season is upon us? I read here a list of 15 quick (under one hour) spring cleaning tasks. They were
–clean out a drawer, vacuum furniture, whiten tile grout, dust the nooks and crannies you don’t get to year round, degrease kitchen cabinets, wipe down walls, go behind furniture, wipe down ceiling fans, vacuum the mattress, clean the range hood, wash baseboards, shine the stainless steel, clean out vents, tackle the windows, and wipe down gadgets
Of the fifteen ‘quick’ tasks listed which two most need doing at your house? Will you do them?
So, I’ve actually already tackled the mattress and even used the baking soda trick on it. I’ve also cleaned out some drawers. Look at me being all on top of things. So, I think what needs to happen most after that is cleaning the vents and windows. Although, I will tell you, I am not going to do the windows. They are WAY taller than me. Anyone have a good service recommendation?
4. A favorite movie set in Paris or New York?
Hmmm….this is a tough one. How do you pick just one? Honestly, one of my favorite movies is “You’ve Got Mail.” I adore that little bookstore and I think Meg Ryan is adorable. (Did you ever hear that she has big hands? – I have and I wonder about it.) Anyway, I watch it EVERY TIME it’s on. Doesn’t everyone though? I also really love the old classics like Breakfast at Tiffany’s as well.
Like most girls, I (heart) Rom Com movies. Opportunities to watch them are few and far between since I live in a house full of guys. For the boys, if someone isn’t dying or blowing something up it’s just no good.
5. What’s put a spring in your step this month?
Guys, I did the Whole 30. You can read about it here. Since then I feel like I have more energy and am feeling happier in general. The warm, sunny weather doesn’t hurt either. And quite honestly, spring makes me feel like the end of the school year is coming which is quite exciting.
6. Did you ever want to be a teacher? Why or why not?
7. What’s your favorite floral scent? Do you have this somewhere in your home or maybe in a perfume? How do you feel about florals in food? How about wines with floral notes-yay or nay?
I love the smell of gardenia and jasmine. Give me all the candles of those scents. However, I don’t wear either as a perfume ~ they are a little too sweet to wear I think. Florals in food? I’m not sure. It doesn’t seem right to me. I don’t really have any interest in eating a flower. In wine? Well, I rarely meet a wine I don’t like.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
It is currently after 9pm and I have not stopped to eat dinner tonight. Come to think of it, I didn’t have dinner last night either. I think it’s time to wrap up this post and go grab a bite.
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Until next time~