I Got A Lobster!

Questions, questions, questions. Kendra’s on a nosey streak, and A. Thimons generously bestowed a Lobster Award on me. I’m pretty sure I’ve gotten a lobster in the past, but truth be told, I don’t think I actually answered the questions. So here’s some answers for y’all,  in reparation for past lobsters and because I’ve been kinda sick for a couple of days (so nothing funny strikes me. Unless you want to hear how in a fever induced delirium I keep thinking I NEEDED to help Sarah learn the ‘Let It Go’ song for her upcoming delivery. No? Random questions it is!)

First from Ann Marie:

1.What are you wearing at this very moment?

Footed pajamas, because I write early in the morning and I haven’t changed.

2. What the oldest thing you have in your fridge? When did it expire?

I have an ancient jar of Hoisin sauce, but I was assured by some TV celebrity that stuff never goes bad. I also have a jar of pumpkin butter from when we went apple picking in 2012. It doesn’t have an expiration date on it so maybe I’ll feed it to the kids for breakfast to find out if it’s still good? Just kidding. I’ll totally send it to work with my husband.

3. If you could meet any celebrity, who would it be and why?

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, to thank him.

4. Random something that makes you happy?

The beach. Heck, just the smell of salt air and the cackle of gulls puts a smile on my face. If I’m eating a tub of frozen yogurt on the boardwalk, I’m pretty much catatonic with happiness.

And now from Kendra

1. What time do you prefer to go to Mass?

I prefer the 8:30 a.m. Mass but we can rarely get going in time for it. This is despite the fact that we live only fifteen minutes from church.

2. Would you rather be too hot or too cold?

Too hot!!!! Heat doesn’t bother me but when I’m cold, I can never get warm. I’ve been a huge baby this winter.

3. How many brothers and/or sisters do you have?

One younger sister.

4. If you were faced with a boggart, what would it turn into?

A convicted, unrepentant pedophile bent on abducting my children. (Thanks for that cheerful question!I’ll be looking back over my shoulder all day now.)

5. Barbie: thumbs up or thumbs down?

Thumbs up. At present, my daughters have twenty some dolls, mostly my younger daughter’s, and they’ve constructed a huge house for them using boxes and books. My sister and I played Barbies growing up as well, so my daughters get to play with all the awesome dolls from the 80’s and early 90’s when they visit Grammy. So far, the only body image issues my girls have developed stem from me threatening to brush their hair and telling them to wear clothes that match for Mass so we don’t look like a family of freaks.

6. If someone asked you to give them a random piece of advice, what would you say?

Tell your kids you’re sorry when you make a mistake and always admit your mistakes to them.

I’ll be linking this bad boy up at Kendra’s on Sunday and as for nominating other Lobster recipients….um…if you have a blog, and your last name starts with any letter between G and P, you’re up. Five questions:

Favorite creamer for your coffee.

Favorite cartoon show from your childhood.

Your go to meal on Fridays in Lent.

Blogger you’d like to meet in person (besides me, obviously.)

A book everyone else raves about that you can’t stand.

I look forward to reading your answers because you’re awesome.

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  1. I didn’t know what my boggart would be until you wrote this. You are absolutely, scarily, right. Do you have any tips on making a good Patronus?! (That’s a good follow-up question: what would your Patronus be shaped as?)

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