Thursday, October 8, 2009

My Answers. Cause I Love You.

Well Lord have mercy on your sweet precious souls. I have not stayed true to my word. But I have good reason... I was trapped under something heaven and I broke a heel and I ran out of Dr Pepper Lip Gloss and coffee....and (GASP) wine. And in all honesty I am in DC and I just left NYC and I think I am jet lagged. The time difference is atrocious and hard to deal with.

Please still love me. I crave acceptance. And peace. And an end to world hunger. And Dr Pepper Lip Gloss for all. But that is another story for another time.

Anyhoo -- you all had questions. And You know what I gots -- RIGHT? Ding Ding Ding ANSWERS!

Now I am not claiming they are accurate answers, but again no need to get into the details. The fine print is not relevant here. We are large print people here.

So here I go -- answers to your burning questions. Cause I love you.

Scrappy Girl said...
What would you do if you were going to New Orleans on Halloween?

I would eat. Oh honey would I ever eat. Of course I would also do this if I went there on Valentine's Day or the Fourth of July or Rosh Hashanah or Leap Year Day or The Year of the Dragon. So that is not really specific

Oh I know -- I would totally wear a feather mask with sequins and look alluring. I know you would think pink, right? But no. Most definitely turquoise. It would bring out my love handles. Which would be growing by the minute. Amen.

Tracie said...
How are you managing all the travel with the twerps schedules?
Not great. IJ and I are adjusting our schedules to meet the needs. And we hired a sweet angel sent from heaven above to be our "night time" nanny. And I love her with my whole heart. But she leaves for China in January. I am trying to tell her it is a communist country -- she does not listen. Come December I will burn her passport. On accident. I kid. I kid. Probably.

Oklahoma Granny said...
What is your favorite movie of all time?
Oh this is easy schmezzy beautiful cover girl. JUNO. Yes most definitely no questions about it. Oh and WHEN HARRY MET SALLY. And the PRINCESS BRIDE. and SANDLOT and DEFIANTLY MAYBE. I think that says is all right there.

Oh and I know you can't wait for the birthday to give the present so spill it!
IJ's birthday is Monday? Is this the birthday you are referring to? No? Eldest Twerp? Ohhhhhh -- we have narrowed it down to two choices -- bowling or sleepover. And NO we cannot do both. I am cruel and evil like that. Muhwahahahahaha.

Do you watch T.V. at all? If so what are your favorite shows - any reality T.V. addictions?
I don't watch it much but my "musts" are House, Grey's Anatomy, Brothers and Sisters, and the World News with Charlie Gibson. Also, anything with George Stephanapolous - cause he secretly has a crush on me. He just has not realized it yet.

What are your favorite children's books?
Where the Red Fern Grows, On the Night You Were Born, and The Giver

Do you like to read? I know you are super busy - if/when you have time who are your favorite authors?
YES YES and YES. I like stories that inspire me...make me want to do more, be more, love more -- The Education of Little Tree, Marley and Me, My Sister's Keeper, Cosmo -- you know, the norm

If were stranded on a desert island with your family what three things would you want to have with you?
laptop with Internet access, camera, and curling iron/make-up -- and the last one is really for IJ, he would benefit from me having make-up and a curling iron...GREATLY benefit. And it would prevent him from leaving me for a coconut.

If you could take your family anywhere on vaca where would you go?
A mission trip to Africa to invest in others. Cause at the end of the day -- what is life all about? OTHERS

If you and IJ could go anywhere on vaca where would you go?
Probably the same -- but he would not say Africa. But this is my Q and A -- he will have to do his own. I don't share attention well.

What is one thing you have always wanted to do but haven't had the chance to?
Make a difference.

Melinda said...
Whats your favorite thing to cook?
Carrot Cake

Bailey said...
Hey CG,Thanks for writing such an entertaining blog! You have such a fun sense of humor and I think you have great ideas about teaching and raising kids. I can "hear" your accent when I read - and I love it!I was wondering if, being a country girl, you had/rode horses when you were growing up. Any experiences there to tell us about?If (when) you move to the country, do you plan on having horses, cows, goats, etc?I've had horses for 15 years, so when I think of country living, they're the first thing that comes to mind!PS: What's new with your job? :-)

Nope, no horse. Cows? Check. Pigs? Check. Chickens? Check. But no horses. But can I come to your house and ride them? I will bring the wine. Of course, it will be in a box but please don't judge me.

Dana and Daisy said...
Does IJ know how to fly airplanes? Have you ever flown with him? Would you let him fly your spawn around in an airplane?<3>

He does not fly airplanes, but I trust him enough to throw us all into one if he told me too. He would figure it out. If not, we would all burn in a firey crash. But I try to not focus on the negative. I am more of a glass half full kinda girl.

KBN Indiana said...
CG I so Love to read you Blog it is my Early Sat Morning Thing. Hope all is well since everyone asked about the Job. Are you going home for the Holidays or will everyone come to you?-- How Do you find the time with 3 kids to keep up with it all? Ar you sure you are not a Spawn of Satin??? I Kid !!!

We go home for Thanksgiving and my parents come down to us for Christmas.
I don't keep up with it all. I let lots go. Like I have given up on the battle of laundry. And painting my toe nails.
Am I the Spawn of Satan?!?!? IJ has been asking for genetic testing for YEARS.

mimi said...
I'm coming out of lurking to ask...Would you ever move away from the South? Or, have you ever lived anywhere else?

I was born in Kentucky and lived in Southern Indiana for 20 years. I moved to Oklahoma for 13 years and now am in the DEEP south. It fits my personality. Big hair, twang, and love for sweet tea. But I would be willing to go anywhere or do anything if I am making a difference.

Anonymous said...
last round i had questions about my resume and getting a new job... and i'm happy to report i got one!!! but it's a long way away, and i'll be moving my family 10 hours north of where we currently call home. what did you do to help your babies adjust? mine (5, 10 & 11) are excited, but i'm not sure they fully realize how their lives are going to change. thanks! xo

Oh sweetie how exciting. I will speak for me and all I can say is I am for sure you have all this thought through -- I did not. I stunk. But not like BO stunk. I just needed to clarify.
I thought I was all prepared for my move -- I packed, got shot records, turned off utilities, said good bye to friends -- ya know, everything on the list. But I forgot to PREPARE the kids. I told them. But I did not PREPARE them. I don't know if you ever really can fully. But I did not ever kinda little bit try. No siree bob. I stunk. But even worse than that I DID NOT PREPARE ME. It was wayyy more intense than I thought. If I had to do it over again, I would have slipped into a drug induced coma for 3 months. Instead? I blogged 3 times and day and fell in love with you all. Amen.

Marchelle said...
i just want to know when you are coming back to the land of milk and honey.and have you bought any cute new shoes lately?

Thanksgiving. And YES!!!! Wanna see em at Thanksgiving? said...
is that your real hair? it's fabulous either way but is is real?i am a new blogger and i am trying to find new blogs to follow.i am seriously enjoying yours!!

Yes, it is real. And I only wash it for full moons and weddings. Cause I am lazy.

Gracie and DJ said...
Also, I am dying to know how is your fantasy football league going??On Pins and needles!
I weepeth. I weepeth. That is all I can say. Me and Jesus? Weepers.

theelizabethhighsmith said...
i found your blog from my friend Michele's blog (mama in high heels). After looking at your blog and realizing you don't use your real names on here, I had a weird dream where I met you and your family and learned their names. And their names were weird. And when I woke up and thought about the dream I realized how smart you were because who wants random strangers dreaming about you knowing you're real names. And then I realized how stupid I am because I put my whole stinking name in my blog title and url. And now I'm probably going to die. So I want to know if you know of any cute single boys who live in Atlanta who want to go out with me before I die? p.s. I'm sorry this is a novel versus a comment and i hope i haven't freaked you out i assure you I'm normal, scouts honor.

Oh my Heavens to Betsy. I love you. With all my heart I love you.

Anonymous said...
First of all the commenter above is not normal. That was all a set up so she could get you to meet up with her with some single man in Atlanta where she will probably murder you. I kid. I bet she's cute as a button.But, I need to know... 1) what are you doing for the birthday party; 2) have you given the gift already (we know you -- never a secret); 3) are you as funny in person or are you like a real dud and you are just a great writer; AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST -- 4) how is your job going?

Bday party? Bowling or Sleepover.
I have a gift in the "making"
I am a total geek in real live person. I snort and talk like a hick and way too LOUD and I spill wine. But I have nice shoes.

Hair Bows & Guitar Picks said...
Please tell me CG how is your job going?
Linda said...
How's the job?
CindyDianne said...
How's your job going, CG?
Jaime Mac said...
Country Girl - I'm SOOOO glad you're doing an "Ask CG", cuz I've really been wondering lately how your job is going?!

Why I do declare! I never thought anyone would ask me about my job. I wonder where that question came from?? So so random.

But since you asssskkkked.

First, I want to share with you so badly, but it is kinda hard for me. I really know who I am and all my faults. And I do not for a single second ever think that I am anything more than a simple country girl who happens to be at the right place at the right time quite often.

But I love my job. I love my boss. I love everything about it. But it is overwhelming. And kinda killing me. And I know i have a hard time saying no to people, but I also have a hard time not taking on the things that need to be taken on. So I was drowning. Loving it - but drowning.

And my boss in his infinite wisdom and glory saw it -- so he gave me the opportunity to bring a plan to our President and COO in NY. And I did. And I peed my pants. But just a little.

Anyhoo -- he then made a recommendation for me to hire a team of 5 to work for me across the nation. A team. A real true team. To love and share and grow and laugh and make a difference. A team.

And then he promoted me. Like really really promoted me. Like unbelievable promoted me. And I passed out. But when I woke up I bought a new pair of shoes. Cause I have my priorities straight and all.

So now I am interviewing and planning and preparing and I feel like I am pregnant -- with 5 new babies. And I am doing their offices in toile. I am also registering at Pottery Barn.

So that is my big news. I am so so so excited and humbled. Humbled that my boss believed in me and recognized me. I just wuvs him.

Anonymous said...
It's told us you'd answer everything on Monday...what happened?
Please still love me. I have lots of issues.


Hair Bows & Guitar Picks said...

I am so happy for you! I was reading you last summer when you had no job and it was just you and BT hanging out all day and to me WOW what a year makes!

You ROCK girl...keep it up :)

Dana and Daisy said...

Congratulations CG! Now where do we all send our resume's? And are cute shoes a requirement for the job? Cause I am more of a comfy shoe gal!

Scrappy Girl said...

Congrats! So happy for ya! I will definitely be eating in New Orleans, but instead of the mask I am going as a crazy cat lady...ya know the kind...robe, My Cat Walks All Over Me Tshirt, curlers, bingo card in oversized bag with cats inside too. LOL...I am trying to talk Dr. Hubby into going as a kitty scratching post...I've got the roll of carpet!

Amber said...

lol! Your Q&A's are my favorite posts! Congrats on your promotion. :-) Have fun in are in my neck of the woods. Stay out of South East though! :-)

Linda said...

OMG! Way to go Girl! Congratulations!!!!!
Can I be your personal assistant?

Katie said...

Amazing news CG!! Glad to hear it! Hope this gets you feeling better about the work-life balance. I don't know how you do it but you're amazing :)

Anonymous said...

Ggggiiiirrrrrllll you're so ccrraaazzyyyy.....that's so cool about your job! I love that you have your priorities straight when it comes to the shoes....Meemaw

Anonymous said...

I forgot to tell you that WM turned me on to the Dr Pepper lip gloss....I will NEVER leave home without it!!! :) Meemaw

Alyssa said...

CG - Loved the answers!! But - when I asked "what's one thing you want to do but haven't" and you answered "make a difference" I think you are wrong. You have a made a difference - to IG, the twerps and from what I've read in this blog anyone you have ever met in need (the BO guy in church, the old man that was lost, ET, and on and on and on). Keep on making that difference - you are such a sweetheart!!!

theelizabethhighsmith said...

country girl,

because you love me and only because you heavens to betsy love me, i'm not going to mention you didn't technically answer my question. i'll just continue to save myself for george clooney.

a big mason jar filled with wine cheers to you on your job promotion.


Anonymous said...

Congrats!!!!!! It will be new and different to have 5 people under you to look after. Believe me----a whole set of new things to think of.

But, I'm sure you will handle it well with love and understanding.

PS---I continue to find new music to add to my personal Playlist. Thanks

Oh My Word said...

Dear CG,
I give you Love, Acceptance and Approval (in my circle known as l,a,a). World peace and dr pepper lip gloss i will have to work on.

Crazyaboutmyfamily said...

Regarding the wuaestion about te one hing you haven't done: I refuse to beleive or let you get away with saying that you have not made a difference. I mean ..have you met you?

The job stuff sounds amazing. I'm really glad for you.

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