So, I haven't written anything in quite awhile. The biggest reason for this is just that I was just recovering from the holidays and my life went into a tailspin of sorts. It is a self induced tailspin and for good reasons, but has left me spinning nonetheless. To sum it up I got a second job. My work hours have basically gone from 100 hours a month to 160. So, January was interviews and all that goes into being hired (urine drug screen anyone?). February was orientation and my brother-in-laws wedding. March, we had family visiting and Emily and Katrina's birthdays, and so we suddenly find ourselves in April. Ugh. I have so many ideas for posts I felt totally overwhelmed and couldn't figure out where to start.
That brings us to the interview. Girl's Life, to whom I can only aspire, had this cool posting. It seemed like just the thing to get me going again. Who doesn't enjoy talking about themselves? I have to admit, I was also very curious to see what questions Amy would ask me. They are things no one has asked me before, so any of you reading out there will get to delve a little deeper into my psyche. (Insert devilish laugh here) If anyone would like me to interview them just follow the instructions at the end of the post.
1. What's your favorite line from a song and why?
That's a hard one. My favorite line has to say something cool all by itself, so it's not the same thing as my favorite song. Contrary to what you might think if you heard me walking around humming, my favorite line is NOT Strawbababababerry, Strawberry Shortcake. The people who make that cartoon have an evil talent for writing songs that become indelibly written on your brain. I love a lot of songs for a lot of reasons, but when I really stop and think about it, there can be only one. I first heard this song when I was 16 and I have never forgotten it. The song is Nieve en Verano and it is by Marcos Vidal. It basically talks about how unusual and surprising Jesus was and is. The line is, "In You everything is so sublime and unexpected, like snow in summer". It sounds way more poetic in Spanish. The music is so beautiful and it just instantly paints a picture in my head. There you are, hot and tired and it's another summer day with everything looking dry and dead and then it starts to snow. I can can totally relate that to God and His love. Thirteen years later I can think of that line and instantly remember the tune. It makes me feel happy. On a side note, I tried to find that CD right after I graduated from college and I couldn't find it anywhere. When I was writing this I did a search and it's on Ebay! Yes!
2. If you could spend the day with one celebrity, who would you choose?
Oh man. Maybe I'm thinking about these too much. It depends on my mood. Would I go shallow and just pick someone really cute...or go deep and pick someone I admire? I would be stuck with them for the whole day. :) When I first read the question I instantly thought of a bunch of movie stars, but celebrity could be anyone famous. Hmm. I would probably pick Margaret Becker. I really love the lyrics to her songs and that makes me think she would be an interesting person to talk to.
3. What's the first thing you do in the morning?
Groan. Just ask Christoph. Lately, I just never want to wake up, even though I kinda consider myself a morning person. Then, not to be gross, but I usually drag myself to the bathroom and finish waking up while I pee. If it's a good day step three is take a shower before proceeding to step four which is rescuing Katrina from her crib. On a bad day she is up before me and step four supersedes step three which usually turns into step 20. Because after Katrina comes Emily...anyway you get the picture. I must say, I do enjoy seeing Katrina's sweet just-woke-up smile every morning. That and Emily's good morning kiss are totally worth getting up for. Despite the groaning.
4. What Muppet do you most relate to?
Probably Kermit. Shy and sometimes a little depressed, but still never gives up. Although I feel weird saying that since he's kinda the main character. I don't feel like the main character of anything, nor do I want to be. Still, I can't relate to any of the other ones. It's not easy being green...
5. If money were no option, would you choose to to work at a dream job (with a fabulous nanny at home with the kiddo) or be a stay at home mom?
Stay at home mom in a heartbeat. That is my dream job! It's all I've ever wanted to be my whole life. According to my parents, when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up I always answered "a mommy". I will embarrassedly admit I was pursuing my MRS degree in college. The nursing thing was just a fall back. It makes good money and has good job security. I wouldn't mind having the fabulous nanny available for the occasional night out or day off though. Sometimes I wonder if I can really do the whole stay-at-home Mom thing. I don't feel like I have the patience to be around the girls 24/7. I tell myself that's just because I'm tired from working. :) I'm looking forward to the day when I can test that theory!
Well, I hope I wasn't too long winded, it's a bad habit of mine. That was fun! If you want to try it follow these directions (as copied from Girl's Life):
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me." Or you could say something about my charming wit, beautiful hair, etc.
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.
It's 10:30pm and I have a load of clothes to fold. Why am I still typing this?