Happy Pink Saturday! I couldn't resist sharing a newborn pic of my Rachael for this particular Pink Saturday, since today happens to be her due date. I know, I know, the due date has no real significance once you've watched it fly by with no baby to show for it, but today would be her 7th birthday if she had been kind enough to be born on time. As it were, she wasn't quite ready, and I wouldn't meet my precious firstborn for five more days:
I was so careful, when shopping for her, to purchase baby gear that was gender neutral, hoping that she would have a sibling to use it again someday. Even as short as seven years ago, your choices for "gender neutral" were pretty much limited to blue and gray, and I preferred blue. Obviously. Anyway, it makes for a striking background in this picture - my 8 lb, 5 ozs girly swimming in a pink newborn sleeper, ready for her first visit to the pediatrician. Already so dainty, too - just look at her little hand! :)
Anyway, I can't help but remember my girls' due dates - even knowing that the chances of their arriving on their actual due dates were very slim, that was the date put into my mind very early in pregnancy as an approximate time frame for meeting my little one. And now the countdown to SEVEN begins...
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Here's another bloggy discovery from Pink Saturday: Blogging While Waiting. Waiting for what, you ask? Her tagline is Psalm 27:14: "Be strong and let your heart take courage; yes, wait for the Lord." I just loved that, and loved her blog even more so once I discovered that she's the same age as me and also a homeschooling mom...only she homeschools eight. And here I am overwhelmed most days with two. Anyway, hers is a sweet and insightful blog, and I can't wait to read more.
As always, THANKS to Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for hosting Pink Saturday!
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And now for the Saturday 9!
1. Tell us about a time that you had way too much Jose Cuervo. Absolutely never. And it's not that I just can't get enough (I can hear that comment coming a mile away!), only that I very rarely have anything alcoholic. Frozen margaritas are few and far between...
2. Do you agree with the following statement: "The older you get, the faster time goes by."? Definitely! My dad always told me that it went faster, the older that you get - and he was right. It started whipping by for me almost exactly seven years ago. (If you've been reading, you know why.) There's nothing like watching a baby grow at warp speed to impress upon you the passage of time.
3. What do you usually do during your "down time?" Read, blog, Facebook (so I'm a Frontierville junkie), and digi scrap.
4. When it comes to the opposite sex, do you feel you have a grasp on 'em - or do they continue to just surprise you? Having been married for nearly ten years now, it's not too often that I'm surprised by my particular male. He's pretty predictable...or reliable...however you choose to look at it.
5. What is your home town famous for? Are you a NASCAR fan? Then you've heard of the Martinsville Speedway, which is the bane of my existence for two weekends per year. The herds start rolling in on Tuesday before a race, campers and trailers selling race paraphernalia line the streets, and everywhere is crowded. Forget about getting to church via our normal route on Sunday morning, when everyone is headed to the track. My favorite part of race weekend is heading out on Monday morning to watch all of the race fans heading OUT of town! But yeah, that's about all we've got.
6. How many romantic relationships have you had? I'm not sure I ever dated anyone that was truly "romantic." A few have had their moments. ;)
7. What's the best concert that you've ever been to? Rascal Flatts and Toby Keith! Sugarland put on a great show too, but they were only opening for Keith Urban when we saw them - hope to see them again someday on their own tour.
8. Which famous person would you like to meet? Why? I think Vince Vaughn would be a riot. Not sure why he was the first one to come to mind.
9. Has a newspaper or television reporter ever interviewed you? If so, what were the circumstances and what did you think when you read or saw what you said? We live in a small town, so I've been asked questions from a newspaper reporter a few times - stopped for a random question in the mall, for comments at a museum function, etc. I communicate so much better in writing than I do when put on the spot that way, so I tend to wish I'd come up with something a bit more profound. (And I've been on TV, but never interviewed...thank goodness.)
Have a great Saturday, everyone!