Sunday, July 05, 2015

Answer Me This, and yes, I'm still alive

Hellooooo! I keep thinking I will use the summer "break" to get back into blogging, and lookie at that date in the corner of your screen, it is JULY already, and I have not blogged once! So, this seems like an easy and fun way to jump back in...I am joining Kendra at Catholic All Year for Answer Me This. I have no photos...I'm afraid it was all I could do to make myself jump back into next time! Here are this week's questions!

1. How did you celebrate the 4th of July?
Oh,,,this is the question of the moment in our house. I am writing this the morning of the 4th. I have attended fireworks shows for every 4th that I can remember. Even with a husband that works weird shifts, and a house full of little wandering people, we attend the fireworks show, because it is what we *do*, and in years my husband can't make it my parents have been there to kid-wrangle. It is less than ideal though. If you go to one, you know what I mean. You have to arrive a couple of hours ahead of time and chase small, bored children in the humid, mosquito-y evening, trying to keep everyone contained and happy until it is FINALLY dark. Then you have to spend an hour trying to make the four mile journey home afterwards. And to make it even more fun, my Jack *hates* traffic and pretty much has a Rain Man style meltdown in the car each year on the way home. So. This year I tentatively suggested *not going*. And everyone jumped at it. My parents are staying home. It takes them two hours to get home after fireworks, and turns out they hate that. My husband is working the today, and he doesn't really want to go. My teenager, usually the queen of "but that's the way we ALWAYS do it", doesn't care about going. The littler kids just care about doing snakes and sparklers at home. And as much as I love the show....I feel kind of over it until my kids are at least old enough for me to set up a camping chair for myself and enjoy the pre-show concerts and not have to keep my 3yo away from the street. So, this year...we are home. It will be a simple day this year, just us, and a yummy dessert, and pizza for everyone not doing a Whole 30, and fireworks in the street.

2. Do you sunburn easily?
Oh yes. Very. My husband is half Jewish, and so he is actually rather of my kids has inherited this...Henry, the boy in my header photo. The rest of us are a pale, freckly bunch. Because of this we usually go to the lake or pool at 4pm.

3. Hot dogs. Yay or nay?
Um, Yay! Love hot dogs, especially on the grill. All beef, preferably. I know they are not healthy...but they are a "Jack-food", one of the few foods my autistic son will actually eat, so they are a staple for him. The rest of us eat them far less often...maybe once a month for a desperate quick lunch.

4. Have you ever personally set off fireworks?
Sure, every year. I thought pretty much everyone did, but I guess not. lol. My neighbors have been setting off fireworks all week, which is pretty annoying, frankly. But we do set them off on the 4th. Yes, they make me nervous. My husband loves it though.

5. Have you ever jumped off the high dive?
No. I kind of have an issue with heights.

6. Do you do anything weird in your sleep?
Hmmmm. I do talk in my sleep. My mom says I did it most nights as a kid. I don't think I do it a lot anymore. I did a lot of weird things in my sleep as a kid, actually. I used to sleepwalk, and I would wake up in random places in the house. My mom says once I came downstairs and started moving furniture around. :)

Ok, that was fun! Looking forward to seeing everyone's answers! Answer in the comments if you like, or on your blog.