1. ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? The NFL is back in action along with all the college teams. Are you a fan? Who do you root for? If you’re not a fan what do you do while the rest of America watches Saturday, Sunday, Monday night, and now Thursday night games?
We are generally a college football family: Iowa Hawkeyes (my hubby’s team) and the Tennessee Volunteers (my team)!! BUT this season, my son was invited to play fantasy (NFL) football … so the TV will be showing LOTS of games on weekends, Monday and Thursday nights. From a distance, I’m cheering for Peyton Manning and the Broncos (he played for Tennessee, after all!!).
2. What’s something I’ll always find in your closet?
A shoe shine kit … and cedar deoderizers!! 🙂
3. Share one of your earliest memories.
Being in the hospital at age 2 1/2-ish for a thyroid problem. My family still lived in Germany at the time (very early 1970s) – and I remember being strapped into my bed at night!! It wasn’t that they were harsh – it was just a very practical way to keep toddlers in their beds in the days before parents could stay the night with their hospitalized children. I think children’s hospitals have come a longgggggggggg way since then!!
4. What circus act best describes your week so far?
Sometimes wild animal taming … sometimes juggling … and quite often, I’m really just the clown.
5. What’s a food you disliked as a child but you love now?
I used to hate sour cream … now I put it on EVERYTHING!! 🙂
6. Describe your summer in three words.
HARD! emotional. transitional.
7. Where were you on September 11, 2001? Will you do anything special to mark the day this year?
I was staying with my parents in Knoxville, Tennessee – with my 10 month old and almost-3 year old (my son’s birthday is September 18) while my husband attended a 6 week Army course in Kansas, and we were between duty stations. My husband was due to graduate later that week … but all the officers in his course were detained from returning to their families/duty stations until it was more clear how things would go after the 9/11 bombings and a potential war on terror. He finally got to come home in time for our son’s birthday – but he did get deployed to go to Iraq in February of 2003 and landed in Kuwait on the first day of the War – March 19, 2003.
This year I put my American flag on my porch as I always do. We did watch some of a 9/11 documentary on TV … but it was almost too emotional to watch/hear, even now, 11 years later.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Oh, my … don’t even know how or where to begin.
My week has been just this – full of random thoughts!!
Things like lots of job opportunities for my husband (at least for applications – not so sure of his chances at an actual interview!!) –
Things like frustrated plans all week (telling the volleyball coach that Anna would be at conditioning practice on Monday … and the realizing I didn’t have a car!! … and wanting to text the coach … and realizing I didn’t have our cell phone!).
Wondering if I’ll ever get my vehicle back (it’s been in the shop almost 2 weeks now – *sigh*). Enjoying my days AT HOME, knowing that my kids are anxious to start sports soon – and I’m just not.
Trying to update our church’s accounting program after a transfer to a new computer left me with a lot of missing entries – that I am now slowly, cautiously re-entering data and hoping I’m doing it right!
Moments of stress, moments of peace, moments of frustration, moments of quiet, moments with God …
just the NORMAL life of an ordinary Hausfrau.