Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday Flip Offs #4 and 5 Question Friday #3


Joiing Kludgy Mom yet again for som Friday Flip-Offs for the week.
* A repeat who don't call me back...ummm last I checked we were in a recession and people were looking for work - I need and will be redoing my kitchen and bath within the next couple of months.  Call me. You could have a good job on your hands.

* Parking  by Jenna's daycare. A little annoying. Went to pick her up at 3:30 and didn't get in there until close to suck!

* People who question (with judgement) why we started her in daycare when I don't officially start working until September.  How 'bout trying to go back to work for the first time in 18 months and know that you just left your kid hysterically crying with strangers. Yeah...I'll take a well adjusted good bye for my first day. Thanks.

Linking up again with My Little Life for some getting to know you questions!
1. Have you ever visited another country?

Visited many and lived in London for 6 months.  I love love love to travel.  Started when I was a junior in high school and my Spanish teacher took a bunch of us to Italy for 10 days. I caught the travel bug and haven't been able to get rid of it.  We're trying to figure out if we can bring Jenna on a bigger trip to Europe soon cause we're ready for another trip.
2. Where is the strangest place you have ever been?
The Bread and Puppet Festival in Vermont about 12 years ago.  Traveled there with some friends for a weekend of camping and I just remember huge crazy-looking puppets everywhere.  But I don't remember any bread...weird.

3. What is your favorite season?
Tough call between fall and spring.  Fall means apple picking, halloween, cool weather, and Mike's birthday. But it also means the beginning of the school year, which isn't always bad.  Spring means nicer weather, my birthday and more importantly now, Jenna's birthday.  And nearing the end of the school year.  I'm going to call it a tie!
4. What one song will always cheer you up?
"You're All I Need to Get By" by Marvin Gaye & Tammy Terrell - my wedding song.

5. What Disney character do you resemble most?
So here's the thing, I don't really do Disney.  I know I will probably be very knowledgeable on this topic in a few years.  But right now, not so much.  So I googled it and guess what? There's a "Which Disney Character Are You Most Like?" quiz. Check it out here if you're interested.  It told me I'm Peter Pan. I dunno if that works for me...but he/she was child-like and good. So I guess I'll take it.
Happy Friday Everyone!!


  1. Stopping by from 5QF :)

    I think you're so smart to have started daycare a little early. I'm sure it will be to everyone's benefit!

    I'm with you re: a tie between fall and spring. In the end I went with fall because it means that the oppressive heat in FL is still a ways away!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Love your answers! Stopping by for 5QF. I would love to have lived in London.... or even got to see London when I was there!

  3. There are several people not happy with contractors this week..they suck!

    I hope everything goes well with the daycare transition. I know that has to be hard (hugs).

  4. NO doubt. Do you want a job or what? That is a valid flip. So glad you joined in. Hope it helps.

  5. I think I would have preferred the bread over the puppets! Happy 5QF!

  6. I agree! Great idea to start early. Transistioning is a good thing and to those who don't agre, they can just ...Flip Off!

    Have a good weekend!

  7. Popping in to say hi from FQF.

    Hope to see you around!

  8. Great blog! Came across your blog from one of the blog hops, and looking forward to reading more of your stuff. I am now following... feel free to follow back if you like!!!!
    All the best,

  9. oh, the daycare situation. first - since when is it anyone's business? second...good luck going back :(

  10. Dontcha love it how EVERYONE else knows how to parent your kiddo better than you?! Grrrrr!! Flip 'em off is right!

    I've gotta check out this Disney link...sounds interesting! And Peter Pan? Did you ever see the side by side photos of Michael Jackson and Peter Pan? Freaky...seriously, I think MJ was trying to look like PP.


  11. I feel the same way about getting colleges to call me back. Hello! I have money to give you, don't you want it? I don't remember it being THIS hard to get a call back the first time I went to school.

    I think what you're doing with daycare is a fantastic idea. Hell, I'm a work at home mom but I still wish I could afford to put Sebastian to daycare for two days a week just to get a break.

    And I am SO glad that I'm not the only one that doesn't really do Disney! I'm going to keep my kids away from it for as long as possible.

  12. I think it's a terrific idea to bring your child to daycare before you actually start work. Yeah, really, who wants to go back to work feeling like your child is falling apart at the seams. Much better to be in the comfort of your own home where you can sedate yourself with...well, sedatives...or chocolate. Both work.

  13. I clicked over from Relax & Surf Sunday.

    I hadn't seen the Friday Flip Offs event. I might have to join that one next week.

    For what it's worth, I think it was smart of o you to start the daycare a little earlier than most would have. I think it makes for a smoother transition for everyone involved.

  14. Checking your blog out from the Sunday Blog Hop. I agree about the contractors. We have had so many issues with it that I am just going with friends who were contractors and not working.

  15. Great point about the daycare!

    Thanks for stopping by and linking up at Relax n Surf Sunday!

    I'm following you.