Patience Rewarded

This one's for Pip.

10 Firsts:
1. First Best Friend: Her name was Keesha. We met in the 2nd grade and were best friends for about 2-3 years. I would consider her my very first best friend.
2. First Car: Oh.dear.lord. My first car was a Plymouth Horizon. It was white with a light blue interior. My parents bought it for me for my 16th birthday.
3. First Love: Davy Jones from The Monkees. (Oh, shut up. I was a little kid, watching Monkees reruns on TV. I had no clue!)
4. First Vacation: Outterbanks, NC with my dad, stepmom & her best friend & her family.
5. First Job: an associate at Sears (where I met Mark).
6. First Piercing (and my only): My ears when I was like 7 or 8.
7. First Concert: It was a tribute concert to Bob Marley at The Mann (I think?), when I was about 8, that my dad & stepmom took me to.
8. First record/CD bought: Jeez. You think I would remember this one. Hmmmm. This a tough one. I remember the first record that I was given. I remember the first CD's I was given. But I can't remember the first one I bought myself. That's bad.
9. First real love: Mark. I met him my junior year in high school. We started dating in August right before my senior year. We ended up getting an apartment together and calling it a day in like 1998.
10. First screen name: I believe it was Hexfan. I was into the Flyers & Ron Hextall was/is my favorite player.....it was a (bad) ode to him.

9 Latest:
1. Latest alcoholic beverage: Yuengling with dinner which I am currently still working on finishing (the drink - not dinner).
2. Latest car ride: Last night, to pick something up for the kids to eat since our electricity went out.
3. Latest movie watched: Little Miss Sunshine. Rav & I watched it yesterday during our Snow Day.
4. Latest phone call made: To my best friend, Pat's house, and I spoke with her daughter Jen, who is taking a class with me this semester.
5. Latest jacuzzi bath: It's been that long that I couldn't even tell ya. But I think it was in Massachusetts at my BIL's house 1 1/2 yrs. ago. Sad, sad, sad.
6. Latest played CD: Ray LaMontagne's Trouble CD. I rarely buy CD's & I just bought this one Sunday morning. Dude is AMAZING.
7. Latest time you cried: Sunday morning AT breakfast when Rav & I were discussing something regarding Connor.
8. Latest meal: Spicy Tomato-Basil Pork Tenderloin out of the Cooking Light magazine.
9. Latest curse: The eff-dash-dash-dash word. The Queen Mother of all dirty words. I sling that thing around like a soggy noodle.

8 Things You Wear:
1. Crazy Socks
2. Fleece slipper socks overtop of the crazy socks.
3. Jeans
4. Grannies (for some reason ever since I had Gracie, I can't wear thongs anymore. I save those for X-tra special occasions.)
5. A new bra.
6. Black Gap T-shirt
7. A new purdy purple sweater I bought recently at Goodwill. Yes. That's what I said.
8. My wedding ring.

7 Have You Ever:
1. Dated one of your best friends? Uh, yeah. Not a good idea. I don't recommend it.
2. Been arrested? Nada.
3. Fallen in love at first sight? Yup
4. Been in a TV program? Ever watch Bewitched? That little girl 'Tabitha'...yep, that was me. Kidding. No, never.
5. Had Your Heart Broken? Seriously? A man-eater like me? C'mon. YES!
6. Said you loved someone without meaning it? Yeah. I'm terrible.
7. Made a prank phone call? Yes, but not since 8th grade.

6 Things You've Done Lately:
1. Laundry
2. Talked on the phone
3. Drank hot chocolate w/ peppermint mocha creamer topped with Extra-creamy Redi-whip.
4. Ate dinner
5. Got rip-roaring drunk this past Saturday.
6. Laughed 'til I pissed my pants a little watching Little Miss Sunshine.

5 Favorite Things:
1. Rav's eyes
2. Music
3. Slipping under a Korean blanket
4. Coffee
5. Sleeping children

4 People I Can Tell Anything:
1. My dad
2. Pat - my best friend
3. Beth - my good friend
4. Bob - my queen friend

3 Choices:
1. Black or white? White, for sure. I LOVE white T-shirts. I'm anal about my whites being white (not gray), pure white snow. WHITE, WHITE, WHITE.
2. Summer or winter? Summer! Duh.
3. Chocolate or chips? PMSing.....hell ya, Chocolate. Chips, sometimes. Mainly chocolate.

2 Things To To Before You Die:
1. Write a children's book.
2. Travel to Australia

1 Thing You Regret:
1. Way too personal to mention here.

On an unrelated note, Pippa....to answer your question (and thank you for thinking of me), I'm feeling the same. The doc suggested it is emotional. But I'm not so sure. I'm going to keep an eye on this & if nothing changes, make some more appointments. Clearly, something is up. But he did a huge work-up & everything came back normal. Go figure.
By the way, I hope you find out what is 'ailing' you & my thoughts are with you & Your Girl.

3 ripples in the pond:

Slackermommy said...

You are so good. I have yet to get around to doing this one. It seems like a lot of thinking and my brain feels like mush with all that's going on in my life.

Anonymous said...

I love Little Miss Sunshine too. Makes my family look pretty normal. I loved the grandpa, "Fuck a lot of women!". Isn't that what grandparents are for? My mother tells my middle daughter she should be in boarding school, nice nana.

Pippajo said...

Oh, Holy Hannah, so much to respond to! This is gonna be LONG!

1. I was TOTALLY in love with Davy Jones when I was little! Loved him! And remember when he was on The Brady Bunch and icky Marcia got to kiss him? Swoon! I remember being a little skeeved when I got a little older and realized how old he was in real life.

2. Oh, the Mann Music Center. My granddad took me there several times when I was little and we've started taking our kids to concerts there. A few years ago we went to see John Williams. I know it's dorky, but it was SO MUCH FUN. We had the picnic, the concert under the stars, and then one of the best fireworks displays we've ever seen!

3. Ron Hextall. His family used to go to our church. I knew his wife and RHS used to play with his son. He didn't come to church often, but I got to meet a few of the other Flyers and got a personal thank you from him when I sang at his wife' baptismal service. And we still have the enormous basket he sent us when our first son died. It was stuffed full of every kind of thoughtful little gift you could imagine and now My Boy uses it as a toy box. They were such a nice, and surprisingly normal, family.

4. Don't ever be ashamed of shopping at Goodwill. I love shopping there! In fact, I need to get over there; I need a new dress coat!

And 5. I know how frustrating it is knowing something is wrong but having all your tests come back normal. Just keep at it. We're waiting for the pediatrician to call back right now because I want her to add a test for mono to the bloodwork we're geting done for RHS.