So, J... , why did you start blogging?
I love to write. I love to tell my story to the world. So why not write my words in a public forum where I can talk about things I know and meanwhile, connect with others and let them connect with me through the power of words. Really, I blog for the same reason as most of you. To vent, to heal, and to deal.
I LOVE THAT! "To vent, to heal, and to deal!" I couldn't have said it better myself! Isn't that why we all do it?
So, who is "J..." ?
I am 28 year old mom to a boy who's my soul and a girl who's my heart. I have been married for over 7 years to a man who isn't afraid to put up with my crap. I yell more than I should and laugh when I should refrain. I place my foot squarely in my mouth way more often than not but I try really hard to teach my kids to learn from my mistakes. See, I told you she was awesome!
And, I have to ask what your best MOM memory is. It's one of the questions that gets the bet answers!
The best most recent memory was when my son came to me and handed me all of the change in his pocket that he had been hoarding all day (a whopping 81 cents!) and told me he wanted to donate it to his Math-a-thon which was to benefit St. Jude's. It was a wonderfully proud moment for me.
Man! Kids can teach us a lot about giving, can't they? He didn't say, "I only have .81, not enough to give." He said, "HERE'S my .81!" Awesome!
Give us a short product review of something you can’t live without.
Do you see this product? It's called choc-o-late and it is absolutely fabulous! What can it cure, you ask? Um. Well. Nothing. But it sure makes the symptoms of PMS melt away, the cacophony of the children blend into nothingness and the greasy smell of the husband fade away. In short, it works miracles! But the best part is that it only works on women!
BWAAAAA HAAAAAAA!!! You took the words right out of my mouth...sorry that those words were chocolate-covered...but, ya know!
Can you share your biggest life lesson with us?
To live without regret because what I have experienced and what I have done in life has shaped me into the person I am today and will continue to mold the person that I become.
Not many people want to talk about embarrassing moments, I have a feeling, though that you will have a good one...and, better yet, I have an even better feeling that you would LOVE to share it with the blogosphere. Am I right? Dish, baby!
I went to a haunted house one Halloween with my brother and his wife and my hubby a few years ago. I had my Hubby's hand clenched behind my back and my brother's coat in front of me as we walked through a particularly dark section. It felt oddly larger than the narrow halls that we had passed through before it so I relaxed a little and let go of my brother. Just then the headlights of a semi truck glared at me and it came barreling in my direction. Scared beyond imagination, I fell to my knees and promptly peed my pants. We had to go purchase some pants for me at WalMart just so that I could make it back home! I am loving this! Someone as quirky as me! Now, I can think of another thing that could make us laugh....so, tell us a secret.
I once tried to close the front door really quickly before my dog could run out and forgot to move my head first. I literally slammed my head in the door so hard I had tears in my eyes, an instantaneous headache and a belly laugh greater than any at my stupidity.
OK, was I right or was I right? How many of you want to just walk around throughout the day with J... ? Tough! I knew her first, if anyone is gonna be entertained by this woman, it is me! Well, you could go read her blog and then we all get to enjoy her humor!
Alright, let's get serious... what’s your biggest passion?
Life. I love living it. I love having it. I love feeling it. I just am passionate about life in general. Hmmmm. I love that!
What do you hate?
I hate people to write on my score pad when I am keeping score during a board game. And I hate people who are so narrow minded that they won't even listen to my side of an argument.
Ha ha ha. The scorecard thing caught me off guard and I peed a little when I laughed at that thought. How funny. I never would have guessed that would be bothersome! Note to self: While following J... around, if she asks to play a game, DON'T write on her scorecard!!!!
What has been your greatest achievement?
I was the first in my family to graduate from High School (I have three older siblings and that includes my parents, as well).
What is your most vivid high school memory?
There was a teacher who's room was right next to where my locker was located and everyday in between classes she would come out of her room with a squirt bottle and use it to squirt me and my boyfriend until we separated ourselves from each other!
Cute. I was a teacher. I just announced the PDA ... "Miss Smith, could you PUH-LEASE take your tongue out of Mr. Roy's mouth? We are all gagging over here!"
Ahhhh, that was fun! I almost wish I was back in that classroom again...almost!
Do you have any phobias?
Where do I start? Death, spiders, snakes...
And last but not least, what do you always hope people see on YOUR inside?
That even though I make mistake after mistake, I find ways to pick myself up, dust myself off and try to make it up to the people I have hurt. I learn from my mistakes and deep down I am a really great person that is just doing her best to not fail at this life thing.
What an amazing example you are setting for your children and those around you. Beautiful!
Thank you J... so much for sharing yourself with us. You are a joy! I enjoyed our time together! I am sure you will have some new fans as you are very entertaining...open and REAL. I don't know about you, but those are my top 3 requirements to plunk a mommy blog URL into my faves!
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