Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wild Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What reveals more about a woman-her refrigerator or her purse?

I think it depends on what you want to know.  A woman's purse tells more about who she is personally.  I have a bit of everything in my purse and am prepared for most any ocassion or incident that could occur.  I have a Mommy purse, but also things in there for myself.  I think the contents of the fridge tell more about what a woman as a wife and mother, because it shows what kinds of foods she prepares for her family.  Incidentally, I need to clean out both my purse and the fridge. 
2. When was the last time you went to the zoo? Where? What's your favorite zoo animal?
I took the kids to the zoo in Feb. 2010 in Tampa when Hubby had a conference over there.  This giraffe kept licking Prince's head.  It was quite funny.
 We haven't been much to the zoo for a couple of reasons.  1.  We've had annual passes to Disney and have frequented Animal Kingdom.  We have gone there A LOT!  
2. We are very much aquarium people.  We have taken our kids to many aquariums.  However, after Joyce's post on Monday, I am now in the mood to go to the zoo.  Good thing school is out after this week.  I think a trip to our local zoo is in order.
My favorite zoo animal?  I'd have to say giraffes or elephants. 

3. What social issue fires you up?
How about the fact that I have no social life now that I have kids?  I used to be a very social person.  I am now too tired to be social.

4. Are you a coupon clipper? If so, are you extreme?
Yes, I clip the coupons.  I'm not extreme though.  I like saving money just like everyone else, but at some point for the extreme people (like on the t.v. show) it takes over their lives.  That's just not me.  I like saving money where I can and I rely on certain websites to help me find the best deals and do the coupon match-ups for me with local stores.  My goal is to always save half.  If I can cut my grocery bill in half with coupons I feel I'm doing pretty well and I don't have to be consumed by it.

5. What is one of your favorite souvenirs brought back from your travels?
A small wooden figure of the John Wesley statue in Savannah, GA.  Hubby proposed to me in front of that statue in Reynolds Square.  It's a sweet reminder of how incredibly thoughtful and romantic my Hubby is.

6. Lemon meringue or key lime?
As a Florida girl, I have to say key lime but not the stuff that the stores put green food coloring in and call key lime.  Real key lime pie is not really green at all.  It's really more white than anything else.  My Mema makes the best key lime pie!

7. What is the most beautiful word you know in any language?
Jesus ~ for at the mentioning of His name every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that He is Lord.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I need sleep!  This is such a hectic week with kindergarten graduation and preschool graduation and I feel I'm being pulled professionally and personally and have way to much to do for both.  However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  Hubby has a work retreat Saturday - Tuesday and I will be retreating at the hotel by myself.  The kiddos are taken care of and I plan to spend quiet moments to myself in reflection, perhaps do some writing, reading, laying by the pool...and some adult social time.
This will be my paradise. I can hardly wait!


  1. I wish my hubs had a conference this weekend..I could use a few days laying beside a pool! Your souvenir story is sweet. Enjoy your time away!

  2. That's a sweet looking paradise!

  3. I've heard that about key lime pie - that what most folk have eaten and called key lime is nothing at all like the real thing. I've never had it but I would hold out for "real" key lime before I try it.

    I with you on sleep - apparently I'm on the every other day program.

  4. You know...saving 50% on your grocery bill is EXCELLENT! When my couponing is at its best, I can save 70-80%. GREAT job there! BTW, I think life is all about balance. If good things get out of control, then there's a problem. That includes couponing. Now, I need to take my own advice. :D

  5. Enjoy your time away-we all need a break once in a while!!!!

  6. i'm w/ joyce....that poolside time sounds awesome!

  7. Oh, your mom's key lime pie sounds wonderful. However, your upcoming weekend sounds even better. Relax, renew, and enjoy!

  8. I am green with jealousy!