I am so very excited because Aunt Natalie and Uncle Jake are coming to town today! Yay! We have quite a bit we want to do with them here, I am just not sure what the exact plans are yet. But Alan has been asking for Aunt Natalie since he woke up lol. They are buds since he was born. :) We just cannot wait to see them! Have a safe trip here guys, but GET HERE FAST!!!! We miss you too much to wait much longer for you lol.
Unfortunately there will be no Five Question Friday today, due to Mama M's youngest still fighting the flu. I can empathize with her, we had Influenza A last month. I hope you all get better fast! However my blogger friend @ Tales of a Young Mama participated in a fun little blog hop questionaire thing recently, so today I will post that in place of FQF. Works out pretty nicely, right? I thought so. I hope you all enjoy it! Be sure to check out her post and let me know if you particpate in this as well! Have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend everyone!
If you HAD to change your name, what would you change it to?
As a teenager, I went through a "phase" where I just plain hated my name. I placed quotations around phase because it was quite a long period of time. Like most of high school. I had a lot of self esteem issues in high school though, I think that was the real reason I disliked my name so much. As an adult now, I am very happy with my name. I do prefer to go by Jillian over Jill but I really do not mind that much.
I guess if I HAD to change my name though, it would be to Marleigh Josephine. I love both of those names so very much, but my husband would never let me use one of those names for one of our daughter's name lol. But I just love the name Marleigh so much!
Are you a collector of anything?
Oh yes! I am an avid collector of elephant figurines! I have been collecting them for aboct seven years now, and have around forty to fifty elephants in my collection. When its not a holiday season, they are displayed all throughout my living room. I love my collection so much! We have Valentine's Day stuff out currently, but I cannot wait until after Easter when my collection can come out again!
What is your first thought when you wake up?
First thought? I wake up and one million thoughts explode in my brain.
Must take Alan potty for the first time in the morning. And wake up Lon. And change Anna's diaper. And get Alan breakfast. And Anna a bottle. And wake Lon up again. And pump. And refill Alan's drink. And make Lon and I breakfast. And set Anna up to play. And make sure Lon is up for the day lol. Then, eat breakfast. Throw in a load of laundry. And make sure Lon gets out of the door to work on time.
I daydream of my days before being an adult when I only had one thing on my mind when I woke up. Going back to sleep lol. There's no space for that even now! :P Okay I am done complaining now. I like being a housewife really, I promise lol!
Do you prefer sweet or salty foods?
I think that it really depends on my mood. At any given time when I am eating, I will prefer either of those, or sometimes both of them together lol.
Name one thing you miss about being a kid.
Not having to worry about money. I hate that the most about being an adult. That and not getting to go on cool vacations with my family like I used to. Because of money. Blargh! :)
Are you a morning or night person?
Definitely a night person. I used to be an insomniac afterall and sometimes still have tendancies now. I do not do good with mornings and am usually a little grumpy, especially if I did not get enough sleep. But being a night person stinks too sometimes because I want to stay up late, then do not get enough sleep, then am grumpy in the morning. Such is life lol. :P
List 5 items on your life’s to-do list:
Truly learn of my heritage and family history.
Buy a family home.
Participate in someone else's labor and delivery.
Visit another country.
Become an adoptive parent.
Share one thing that people may not know about you.
I am a Lord of the Rings fanatic. Like read all the books, seen every movie, know all the characters, can speak the languages, fanatic lol. I was just OBSESSED in high school and my love has continued throughout my adult life. I almost died when I found out they were making Hobbit movies. Just ask Lon lol. I just love LOTR because it is timeless. There will never be a generation not fascinated and mesmerized by Lord of the Rings. It truly is one amazing book series.
What is your all time favorite song, movie, and book?
This is so hard! I hate "favorites" questions, I do not like to pick one favorite. However, I will tell you my current obsessions and favorites lol, if that works?
My favorite song: Suit and Tie by Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z
My favorite movie: Children of Men
My favorite book: Into the Wild
Do you have any hidden talents?
I can find my way around a piano well enough to play basic sheet music, sing pretty decently and I know how to play all of the instruments in the clarinet family. I am surprisingly a very musical person, not just a dancer lol. :)
Are you a really clean or super messy person?
Lol at this question. I like to "think" that I am a really clean person, or convince myself that I am. But I am a pretty darn messy person. I try so stinking hard to keep my house clean and yet, it never seems good enough for my expectations. It is probably just my OCD tendancies in the back of my head, but I feel like the messiest hoarder ever lol. Take a look around my house and that is not the case though. Not sure why I feel like that but I do know that watching Hoarders or Hoarding:Buried Alive really helps me feel better about my house. And really makes me want to clean more at the same time. :)
So that is that! I hope you all have a great weekend! I know that we will! I just got the confirmation from Aunt Natalie that they are headed our way! Oh boy! :D