May 25, 2010

Odd Random Questions

KK tagged me in this questionnaire.  Which I normally would not do, because I don't have a lot of time for blogging these days.  So, when I am online, I try to use my time to stick by my commitment to myself.  Write on my blog 1- to record our family memories 2- to encourage others in their mother/wife/home school journey 3- to answer specific questions from readers that would help me with one or both of the previous goals and 4- most of all to glorify the Lord.

But since this is KK... even though, I am not sure it accomplishes any of those goals, here it is. 

1. Have you ever ridden an elephant?
No.  But I saw an elephant at the zoo once.  And I watched dumbo when I was a kid. 

2. Have you ever eaten squid?
Yes! I love calamari especially the Calamari Ricardo at Carrabas!

3. What is something crazy you've done with your best friend?
One time, when she was living in San Luis Obispo, Allen and I took the girls to visit.  We flew to San Diego where my sister was living and then the six of us (yes, we just had three kids at the time) drove up one Saturday morning.  Sunday afternoon we decided the guys would watch all the kids and us ladies would do some girlie stuff.  We went shopping and stopped by the See's candy shop.

Then my sister said, "So and So said if we are coming to Morro Bay then we MUST go see the Madonna Inn... especially, the bathrooms."  Well, we weren't exactly sure what could be so special about a bathroom, particularly a public restroom, but who could resist that???

Katrina knew just where it was so we headed that way.  We walked into the gaudy pink and red restaurant with tufted sofas, instead of chairs, pushed up to the round tables.  For a moment we just stood and looked around in amazement.  When the Maitre d asked us how many for dinner we said, "Oh, we are just looking."  Then we kept walking straight through trying to find a sign for the restrooms.

We made our way to a door marked for the ladies and were dumbfounded at the elaborate decor inside.  We weren't in the McDonald's restroom, that was for sure!  We figured since we went to all the trouble of going there, we might as well stick around a while and fix our lipstick and freshen up.  That's when someone said, "What do you think the men's room looks like?"

You can probably guess that it was about two minutes before the three of us dashed across the hall, checked to make sure the coast was clear and made our way into that male den.  Which about describes what it looked like.  If you want to know more, in order to preserve my dignity, you will have to make a visit of your own.  You can read more about the Inn here.

4. Have you ever held an alligator?
No, but I visit the gators when we go to the Crab Shack.

5. Have you ever let a snake slither through your fingers?
Snakes are the things my nightmares are made of!  I can not fathom why anyone would want to make a pet of such a revolting thing.  When I was growing up we had huge, black snakes and rat snakes surrounding our house.  That is the price you pay for living in the woods.  On a number of occasions these monsters would make their way into our house.  One time I went running up the stairs and when I got to the top I realized there was one of these snakes wrapped around the full length of the hand rail.  He was as big around as my thigh!  I still get the heebie geebies thinking about it.  We lived on a two acre lot.  The neighbor heard my scream and came running. 

When we sold that house, my dad was cleaning out the attic and found a 12 foot skin from one of those snakes.  Ewww!

6. What is your first and foremost dream?
God has given me more than I could have ever dreamed for.

7. What is your dream vacation?
We take our dream vacation every fall when our family spends 3-4 weeks alone, just us, on a very secluded Island.  We fish, go to the beach, read, play games, cook, make puzzles, watch videos adn color.  There is nothing else to do and no one else there except the old ladies that run the thrift store.  On Sunday's we worship in the Chapel by the Sea.  And that's all I will tell you about that or I'd have to kill ya, because we have a family pact.

8. What is the funniest movie you've ever seen?
I remember watching "Private Eyes" with my brother and sister and we all laughed so hard we literally fell on the floor.  My sides ached when that was over!

9. What is your favorite song?
My favorite song changes all the time.  I love music and it depends what mood I am in what will strike me.  Today my favorite song is by the Knight Family..."It's Not my Life Lord."  They are a small group and write all or most of their music so  you've probably never heard of it but here are a few lines...

When I think of Calvary,
and how He died for me
I get a special feeling
that fills my eyes with tears

My Lord I will repay you with all I have to give
It's not my life Lord, Its in your hands.

It's not my Life Lord, I gave it to you.
So Jesus use me to do the works for you.

I can do nothing within myself.
It's not my life Lord it's in your hands. 

I know now that I am helpless
without you I can't go on
I know that you will shelter me
safe within your arms
I live my life to serve you
and win some souls to thee
It's not my life Lord, I gave it to you.

Thanks, KK.  That turned out to be pretty fun! Love, Mama


  1. I don't know, Mom... even talking about our island is pretty close...;)

  2. Kat,

    I loved this post and got to know a little bit more about you. Funny how your island secret was almost spilled out but I remember more but I am not telling.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  3. Kat,

    Please help me spread the word of a sister in Christ who so desperately needs help with a limited amount of time left.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat