Two weeks in a row with Mama M!
1. What is one thing you miss the most about childhood? My house. I still drive by it. I actually have dreams about it. So weird. But I guess I just have so many memories there, it's hard for it not to be a part of my childhood's past. I remember leaving my bedroom window open in late spring/early summer and hearing softball and baseball games at night (if you live in the area, I lived on a hill up the road from Forum Drive and could hear games at Ber Juan park). I loved watching my dad put up Christmas lights and helping my mom put up the tree. I remember playing catch in the yard, playing dolls with my sister in our room, helping dad bring in wood from outside. So many things, and even though the house is just a house, it held the memories. I've told my husband that it would be SO HARD for me not to want to buy that house if it ever went on the market.
2. Are you still friends with your friends from high school? I don't see them hardly ever since we are all spread out across the state (and some outside the state and outside the country!), but I have kept in touch with a few over the years via email, and since I joined facebook in 2007, I have found people that I never thought I'd see again! I don't live in my home town, and I went to college where no one else from my high school went (my age anyway...well, besides Josh!) so keeping in touch meant seeing each other at weddings and (sadly) funerals.
3. Is there a catch phrase, cliche, or word that just drives you bonkers every time you hear it? It used to be "Git r done" but thank goodness that's mostly gone! I also don't like "You know what I mean?" when someone is talking to me, especially if it's frequent in their conversation. But the phrase I dislike the most is probably "God won't give you more than you can handle" - I blogged about that phrase here.
4. What is one thing that you think symbolizes America...besides "Old Glory"?
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door."
5. What are your 4th of July weekend plans? On Saturday, Josh and I are traveling with my sister and her boyfriend to see WICKED at The Fox Theater in St. Louis. I simply LOVE going there, and I can't wait to see it. We are also eating at The Grand Buffet within the theater; this is something I've never done even though I've been to The Fox several times. I'm so excited!
Then on Sunday, our small group is having a gathering, and this time it's for the entire family! Usually we get together and our kids are watched somewhere else while the adults visit and have a study. This time we'll be bringing the kiddos for swimming, eating, and fireworks. I'm really looking forward to it.
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