I again liked the questions from Mama M. Hop on over and check out her blog fun.
And now for my answers:
1. What was the first car you owned?
A 1983 Buick Skylark. It was two-tone blue. It needed an engine when I got it, so had to buy one from teh junk yard. Didn’t have the money on my own, so my dad floated me a loan. I was slowly paying him back, but boy did that debt weigh on me. But that year, my Christmas present from my dad was forgiving the loan. I remember him laying on the couch half a sleep and him saying it so nonchalantly…and I ran over and gave him a big hug!
2. What song are you embarrassed to know the lyrics to?
Well there isn’t a Barney song I don’t know, but my 2-year-old and 3-year-old love it. So, ultimately I love it too. It makes them happy, it makes me happy.
3. Have you ever had stitches?
22 stitches., 19 above my eye and three over my top lip. I was driving my moped to work when I was 15. I went off the edge of the road, and when I tried to come back on, I hit the lip and wiped out. The mirror shoved my glasses up to my skull. Thankfully some guy stopped and picked me up. I guess I was bleeding a lot…I realized later he took his shirt off to give me something to put against my head. He took me to the closest hospital (not one you wanted to be at). And this guy who I did not understand, kept saying “we need a plastic guy.” I thought he was saying platic guide, like he needed a guide to know how to put my face back together. My parents were out of town, and my aunt came. They kept wanting her to sign a paper saying they wouldn’t be liable for what I looked like when they were done. (Thank you Aunt D for not signing that). She cleaned the blood off my hands and kept me calm until my parents got there. My dad couldn’t bear to see me, but before he had to leave the room, he told that doctor, if she needs a plastic surgeon, then get her to one…so I went by ambulance to a much better hospital…22 stitches and a broken nose later, they had done things so nicely, very few people today I notice where I got all those stitches.
4. What was your first job?
Besides babysitting, selling campfire wood, and whatever else I could do to make money to support my horse…it was, well babysitting, at a ski resort. Man the $3/hr I made at the time was really good money. Now, I think most kids wouldn’t even think about watching my kids for that…
5. Who is your favorite Sesame Street character?
Not Elmo. I love them all except Elmo. Yeah, I know, nuts that I don’t mind Barney but abhor Elmo…Survive til you Thrive!