On Her Flying Trapeze

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Friday Night Ketchup

So, I've got a bunch of blogging stuff to catch up on. It's almost Saturday and I haven't even posted Thursday show and tell. So here's my meal, roasted sweet potatoes and potato-potatoes and fork-tender roast beef:

Three days out of the week, a friend delivers a hot delicious meal to my door.

I pull it out.
Dish it up.
Yum. Yum. Yum. I'm supposed to add something green, but this one already had something orange so I figured I was okay. Still taking those prenatal vitamins so I think I'm good.

Now a meme from Beth, the fabulous:

10 years ago: I was finishing my senior year of high school in the great state of Texas. I was working 20 hours a week as a geophysical technician, planning on having the oil company I was working for pay my way through college to become an engineer. A few months later I decided to study film and English instead. I was teaching piano lessons and working as a checker at a grocery store, the worst checker in recorded history. I weighed 40 lbs less. I had 2 fewer kids and much more sleep. I went to prom with Jessica's husband.

5 years ago: I graduated from college, got a job as an Associate Librarian for a public library, supervising their Media department. A professor once joked that I was the only film graduate he knew that was working in a job in the "industry" with steady pay and benefits. I was still working freelance as a marketing person for a big Denver-based library supplier, traveling around the country talking about their digital products. I met Dan, fell in love and got married…in a very short period of time. I stopped going to prom with Jessica's husband.

1 Year ago: I was pregnant with Magoo, feeling great, excited to be having a boy. We started "aggressively" potty-training Laylee. Hm…she's ALLLL-most there now.

5 songs I know all the words to: I am a lyrics maniac. I know the words to a LOT of songs, songs I like, songs I abhore. It sort of freaks DYD out. I could even do a stirring rendition of Baby Got Back for no reason whatsoever. Um…eeewwww.

5 Things I'd do with a million dollars:
Sorry to be boring. I'd pay off my house and invest. That is all. With the investment revenue…that's a whole OTHER question.

5 places I'd run away to:
-My mom's house
-small eastern townships in Quebec
-Cape May, NJ

5 things I'd never wear:
-See-through pants. BETH, WHAT THE HECK IS WRONG WITH YOU???? :)
-Taper-legged jeans.
-Anything showing my midriff - Magoo was a MONSTER and Laylee loves my tiger-stripes. The rest of the world is gonna have to live without the tankini version of the Daring One.
-A onesie. I will wear nothing that buttons between the legs.
-I can't think of a 5th. Being a mom and a married woman, there's not much I cannot see myself wearing in some situation.

5 Favorite Toys:
-Purses and Bags - of all kinds
-Phones - Cell and Land

5 Favorite Books or TV shows:
(I'm gonna do the shows because I think I've talked about books on here before.)
- Little House on the Prairie
-The Cosby Show (especially the early seasons)
-The West Wing
-The Office

5 Greatest Joys:
-The Spirit in my life
-My extended family on both sides

Kim asked me to do a meme that I've done before but it's been morphing and so I'll do the parts I didn't already do. That woman amazes me. How does she have time to raise and educate all those kids and maintain a great blog too? Wow.

4 places I've vacationed
-Gaspe, Quebec
-London, England
-Key West, Florida
-"The States" When I was little, growing up in Canada, I would always tell my friends we were planning a summer vacation to "The States." So very cool.

4 of my favorite dishes
-Rogan Josh - Indian Lamb or Beef stew
-Any pasta dish, especially those containing sun-dried tomatoes
-My dad's Chili
-White Chicken Cilantro Chili

For anyone who cares...I promise to post a real-ish post sometime soon. I've been a bit distracted and blah about blogging lately. I'm sure it will come back, that burning need to describe my personal life in detail on the internet in a semi-interesting non-list-format sort of way.


Blogger Moonface said...

No posts for two days and I was wondering what had happened to you. I even started to think there was something wrong with my internet connection because how could it be that DYM hasn't updated in two days?!

2/25/2006 2:41 AM

Blogger Grammy said...

Loved that! Everything about you is interesting to me. I think you are wonderful and had fun walking down memory lane with you. I'm so glad I've gotten to share the journey.

Love you.

2/25/2006 6:10 AM

Blogger Jeana said...

Hey, good to see you back! Thanks for "daring" to write again.

So you spent some time in Texas! Is that why I like you so much? :-)

2/25/2006 6:21 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok we totally have to get together and do Baby Go Back together!!!

I nearly fell off my chair laughing about the see thru pants! Clarification! Sometimes some pants show panty lines more than others. SO I was referencing those kinds of pants.

But just to keep some mystique...maybe I do wear see thru pants...and maybe I don't!!!! :)

2/25/2006 8:23 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

so no "peg leg pete" pants for you? whats with all these feet pictures.

that onesie thing is funny. i agree. i wouldn't ever wear one. imagine buying one, and thinking of the person that may have tried it on before without underwear on. i always wash my clothes first, cause now adays people try things on and they might be wearing dental floss instead of panties.

2/25/2006 8:59 AM

Anonymous Pops said...

Hmm, you list The Office, but not My Name is Earl. I thought they were a package -- you have to watch them both. Otherwise, bad Karma!

2/25/2006 9:20 AM

Blogger Carrie said...

Yay for the Cosby show!

I didn't see the ad for Ronald Reagan on my blog. :( What makes you think we are Reagan fans?! ;) I suppose if we told you our Reagan has a middle initial of "W" you'd really suspect our republican-ness!

2/25/2006 10:43 AM

Blogger Bobita said...

Hello! It was recommended to me that I visit your blog. I have loved every word that I have read! When I read or hear something fabulous, I have a tendency to adopt it as my own. (In other words, steal it. But I always give proper credit!) And, I MUST steal your use of "tiger stripes." I have always believed scars to be badges of honor, and after giving birth to 3 children (two of whom mystify me as to how they FIT through the birth canal) I have a strange sense of pride for my tummy marks...I will ALWAYS have a reminder of what my body is capable of and of what I gained in the process. (At least this is what I'm telling myself today!) So, thanks for the "tiger stripes" comment. I promise I'll give you credit for it!!

2/25/2006 10:49 AM

Blogger HangerMom said...

Cool. I just went back and read the explanation of your magically appearing dinners, and I'm SO jealous. I'm going to need to ask some of my neighbors about setting up a dinner co-op. That's brilliant!

2/25/2006 5:03 PM

Blogger Sugarmama said...

I used to LOVE Little House on the Prairie! Or maybe I loved Pa. Yeah, I seem to remember that I had a huge crush on Pa for a very long time...

2/25/2006 5:47 PM

Blogger Liz said...

I really like the food being delivered idea.

2/25/2006 5:53 PM

Anonymous Lauren said...

I had to go back and read the food idea too. I'd be afraid I'd get kicked out, 'cause of my cooking. I nabed the recipe for White Chicken Cilantro Chili, it sounded fabulous! :)

2/25/2006 7:27 PM

Blogger Regina Clare Jane said...

Mr. Sparkle and I went around the Gaspe Peninsula on a 7-week vacation to Canada- it was so cool! But... we have never been to Key West and we live in FL! Go figure!

Don't worry about the blogging- I would wait forever for you, DYM! Some time off is a good thing every now and then!

2/25/2006 7:48 PM

Anonymous shannon from rocks in my dryer said...

Kathryn, you're always interesting, even when you're feeling "blah". You rock.

2/25/2006 8:05 PM

Blogger elliespen said...

Yeah, I definitely need to figure out some way to get food magically to disappear on my doorstep... Time to go network in the Relief Society, I guess...

2/25/2006 10:51 PM

Anonymous Heather said...

I want dinner group to hook me up!

2/27/2006 9:29 PM


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