Auburnchick tagged me in her blog, so I'm being a good sport answering the questions:

1- What’s your staple meal (ie. what meal do you cook most often when you can’t be bothered to be adventurous)?
Spaghetti with meatsauce.  Or, using the debit card.

2- What do you want to be when you grow up?

Retired.  Seriously.  I can't wait to start that phase of my life! 
3- What book are you reading at the moment (if any)?
I'm reading "Irish Gold" which is the 1st book in a series.  I've already read the 2nd book (the library didn't have the first one).
4- How do you relax?
I read blogs and watch trash tv.  The "Housewives" shows are my favorite right now, especially New Jersey.  Even with crazy Danielle.  And, since Husband bought my table and chairs for the porch, I enjoy sitting outside, reading a book, and listening to the birds, which supports #2!

5- What color are the interior walls of your home?

My kitchen is Daffodil Yellow, my great room/dining room is kind of a grayish neutral color, and the master bedroom is a kind of a sage color.  Oh, you want the boys' rooms, too?  MS' and OS' rooms are a gray, just a little grayer than the great room, and YS' room is orange.  Yes, orange...as in "Go Big Orange".  That color will probably be changed at some point since YS has decided to move to OS' room, since he'll  be the only one at home this school year.
6- What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Right now, in the summer...ice cream.  Or milkshakes.  (Now everybody knows why I'm stuck at losing 8 pounds!)  I've only had 1 milkshake this summer:  peanut butter & fudge.  I had to, you see.  Sonic has BOGO milkshakes, and YS wanted one.  It was a deal!  :D
In the winter, it's Starbucks.  Mostly just on Fridays, though.
7- What time is bedtime and getting up time?
Bedtime is around 10:00 or 11:00, depending on when I fall asleep.  Getting up time is when my Jack Russell mix decides  it's time, which is usually around 6:30.
Once school starts, getting up will  be 5:30.

8- How long do you spend reading blogs (per day or per week)?

Gosh, I honestly don't know.  Probably way too much time, though!  I just love being nosy seeing what everybody else is doing!

Okay, that was pretty painless!  Now, I get to tag a couple of people.  So....I pick...
Joyce (whose life is so much more interesting than mine!) and Mrs. E. (who always has a funny story to tell!).
You know what?  I've gotta tag a couple more people.
Tina (my sister who is doing a great job with blogging!) and Karen (who has become a great blogging buddy!)


  1. The debit card sure come in hand doesn't it? ~ I can totally relate to your retirement dreams and I'm only 44! I'm eligible for full retirment when I'm 53. I hope to retire and work for myself full time. I'm not sure what I'll be doing yet, but I've got some ideas! Enjoy reading your blog!

  2. Ha! Your #6 cracks me up! I think our relaxing techniques are the same... only my show is The Bachelorette. Crazy, huh?

  3. You and I are so similar-- yellow kitchens and counting down the days to retirement!! : ) Thanks for tagging me. Keep your eyes open!

  4. My go to meal is a debit card too! In fact I'm thinking about running to Taco Bueno after I put clean sheets on the bed!

  5. Awwww...you really were a GOOD SPORT! heehee

    Thanks for playing along!

  6. Thanks for tagging me...I think you tagged me too hard! But I did play.

  7. LOL at #1- the debit card. So true!!

  8. My favorite dish is called "Fend for yourself" or "Whatever you fix". At least it used to be before we had kids.

    Love the new look on your blog.


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