Taking care of business

2009-january-078 This is the view looking down our road this morning at 10:53am. The snowplow came through about an hour ago, scraping away some of the ice that fell overnight. I watched a compact car waggle its backside down the street, but I have not ventured out, except to take pictures and drag out the rubbish & recycling bins (hope springs eternal)!

Farmer*sWife has given me blog fodder for today. First, look what the mailman brought in the snow yesterday:



2009-january-073Okay, I admit it was 2nd prize, but hey, I won something! 😀 Thanks, Farmer*sWife!!

And it was packaged in this cute box (these must have been cute shoes for Lil’Gal) Also, a week or two ago, I agreed to be interviewed. FW has been very patient with me while I attended to “real life” business.

FINALLY, I’ve got a bit of time to post her interview questions and my answers: THE INTERVIEW

1) How did you and your hubby meet originally and what was your very first impression?

I blogged about this once, but here is the short answer: we met at a cross-country ski camp (as counselors) and I was fascinated by this man who looked directly into my eyes with his own denim-blue eyes.

2) When you were pregnant with each of your children, did you find out the sex or wait it out until birth?

Although I had ultrasounds with each of my babies (and several in the last 2 weeks with my first), the older 3 boys were very modest and never showed their gender. The youngest boy was clearly visible on his ultrasound — even his Kindergarten brother could tell!

3) If you could go back six hours in time, once each day. What do you think you would use that ability for?

This one is easy: MORE SLEEP …and maybe some housework

4) What is your favorite day of the week and why?

Sunday is my favorite day of the week. I love going to church for the worship service (as grouchy as I am getting out the door, SuperDad & the boys might wonder about the validity of that statement). In the afternoon, I try to avoid chores (well, okay, I’d like to avoid them any day, but ESPECIALLY on Sundays!) and take time to read or nap.

5) What do you think your boys will choose for their career paths, and why do you think that?

MusicMan will be heading off to college in another 18 months or so (YIKES!!) and will likely major in Chemical Engineering. He thinks math & chemistry are easy subjects at school (!!) and we’ve been encouraging the older boys to think Engineering for their majors. When he was little, we thought he might be an architect. MM can look at diagrams and put things together. I look at diagrams and think, “huh?”

Encyclopedia Blue is a bit of a wild card. He’s super-smart but takes F.O.R.E.V.E.R. to do his work. When he was in Kindergarten, he wanted to be an astronaut. He’s always been interested in science, is a whiz at math, and has a photographic memory–but don’t ask him to discuss how the character in the book is feeling or what he thinks about the character. You will get a blank stare in response. EB has talked of wanting to cross the Amazon at its widest point. He also talks of doing some sort of scientific research in remote parts of, say, Alaska. So he may move far, far away and we’ll hardly ever hear from him, which would be sad. 😦

Humorous-Juniorous is scary-smart and could do anything he set his mind to– doctor, lawyer, entrepreneur. At one point, he was interested in genetic engineering. Right now, H-J is interested in computer programming — specifically, designing his own video games. We’ll still encourage him to get the engineering degree to go with the video gaming. 😉

SnakeMaster has never handled a snake, but he is totally enamored with Steve Irwin, Jeff Corwin, and Animal Planet programming. SM continues to be interested in a career where he can educate others about animals. (I’ve suggested he marry Bindi Irwin, who is one year his senior.)


That’s all I’ve got today. If you haven’t yet been interviewed by someone else (this meme has been making the rounds in January) and are itching to participate, let me know and I will e-mail you a set of questions.

I’ll be posting about our inauguration day party SOON. Because if I wait much longer, y’all are gonna be like, “what inauguration?”

10 responses to “Taking care of business

  1. YAY! Hope you liked all the pink! You know, with that *heart* day coming and all. 🙂

    Great answers! Your boys are so motivated! That is terrifically wonderful. And, should SN marry Bindi, can I be invited to the wedding?

    Happy Hump-Diggity!

  2. Your road looks pretty slick, here too.
    You and your husband must be totally proud of your kids–really hard working and smart, amazing! And 4 of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    (doesn’t FW totally crack you up? What planet is she from????? oh, right, TEXAS!)

  3. Wow, what wonderful boys you and SuperDad have raised. That they have even an inkling of what they want to do for careers is great. I still don’t know what I want to do.

  4. Geesh you must be so proud, KC. Your kids have such wonderful interests. They’ll go far.

  5. Oh my gosh, I am going through Southern Californian shock! I would have stayed home, too. All I had to deal with was mid-60s weather, but I still got to work in the yard yesterday (cut back the hydrengas and roses — I felt so Martha Stewart, except I hadn’t taken a shower. 🙂

    All those in cold may now throw something at the San Diegan. 🙂

  6. That looks like a nice thing to get in the mail…certainly a lot more fun than bills!

  7. Congrats on the big win! I think I might have to have a contest soon. Making another goody bag sounds like fun.

  8. Congrats! You are a WINNER! And, your boys sound wonderful. You must be very proud.

  9. I’ve given up on guessing their future occupations. The one I thought might be a pilot is on her way to becoming a pharamcist.