Whew, time to catch up! Thanks Sarah From: KitEKats4Eva!
1. What's the thing that makes you the proudest about being Australian?Probably the laidback Aussie attitude - people we meet almost always say "oh cool you're from Australia, I'd love to go there!". It's nice to be from a place that has a good reputation.
2. Are you going to teach your child to enjoy Vegemite from a very early age?? ABSOLUTELY!!! Our boy will definitely grow up on Vegemite!
3. What's your favourite season in Australia, and why?Summer summer summer!! I love the heat. Love the beach. Love to jump in the pool and I love that it means CHRISTMAS!! Everyone's always in a good mood
4. What's your favourite season in the US, and why?Probably summer and autumn! It's been pretty nice year round here. Winter is very wet, and Spring makes my allergies go nuts, but summer has long, gorgeous days, autumn is really pretty.
5. Who do you think was / is Australia's greatest export? (actor, musician, etc)I think Nicole Kidman - she's a good role model, she's classy, gorgeous and has managed to be in the spotlight without being controversial.
6. Where would you most like to raise your children?Australia. I like the US, especially where we are in California, but I much prefer the Australian school and health care systems, and want to be closer to the family - we're all very close. We'll probably settle in Canberra and put Joshua through school there.
7. What's the very best part about being pregnant?His movements! I love watching and feeling him move. He's such an active boy, and it makes me feel really attached to him not only being able to feel his move, but putting my hand on his belly and actually FEELING a limb rubbing against my hand. It's the most amazing feeling.
I've also been blown away by people's kindness and generosity. People have made such beautiful things, and given us so much stuff for the baby. I thought being over here we wouldn't be able to get many hand me downs from friends and family, but we know heaps of people with kids, and people I meet for the first time want to give me all their old stuff as well!!
[/color]Great q's!!From: jane_vernon
Ok, who is your favourite kitty?Hehehe I admit I do have a favourite - Lily. She's so sweet, and loving. She was so shy and has come SUCH a long way since we've had her, I'm so proud of her. She's a wonderful girl. And the least naughty!!!
Whats the funniest thing one of your kitties has ever done?Oh geez. Stumpy running into the bedroom at 7am with a mousie in her mouth and the attached helium balloons trailing behind her was pretty funny. The girls always make us laugh - usually with their wrestling, and during "psycho hour".
Where is your favourite place in Australia?Hmmmm..... Probably the Sunshine Coast in Qld. My nan lives there, and we spent so many weekends there as kids at the beach. It's such a laidback place, with gorgeous beaches, and somewhere I will always think of as a second home.
Yay more Aussie themed questions!! From: Renovia
what's your favorite band/musician from US or Aust?I love Missy Higgins and the John Butler Trio. Crowded House and INXS will always be favourites. I don't buy many CDs because I like particular songs, but current bands I like are Killers, Raconteurs, Plain White T's, Modest Mouse, Silversun Pickups and many more!
What's the scariest/least favorite thing about being pregnant?That niggling "what if I'm not a good mum" thought....
what's your dream car?If I could get a hybrid/electric Subaru Outback I'd be so happy!!!!!
Have you ever had Maine Lobster?Yup!!! I was a camp counsellor at a summer camp in Maine back in 2000 and we had lobster at Bar Harbor and it was soooooo good!
Oh... Sarah I hope you´re fine!...
Well now is turn of SarahP!Hi!....Congratulations & Welcome at this wonderful week....we try to be not deeply sneaking in your life! SO,...Today the topic would be the Mexican Stuffs…AJUA!!!.........Here we go..
1.- ¿Do you to know México?I've never been but would definitely love to go!!! I've learnt a lot more about Mexico and Mexican culture since I've lived in California - definitely a bigger Mexican population here than in Australia!!
2.- ¿Wich part exactly?I don't know where I'd go first - any recommendations????
3.- Can you speak spanish?
I can say, hello, goodbye, thank you, and count to 5. Maybe a few other words, but no sentences. We'd like to learn to speak Spanish though.
4.- Do you have some CD of Spanish music? do you like it?No I don't. Friends a few doors down are from the Dominican Republic, and they were playing some music from some DR artists when we were last over and it was fantastic!
5.- Have you ever to watched a Mexican Movie? ( I mean with Spanish Dialogs?)Nope... Can you recommend some good movies??
6.-Do you like the Mexican Food?( do you have any preference for example: burritos, Tacos, rice & beans, etc?)My husband and I LOVE going out for Mexican!!! There's a fantastic Mexican restaurant near us we always go to. My favourite dish is chicken mole!! I love quesadillas as well. We almost always get quesadillas to share, then I'll get the chicken mole as my main and my husband tries out different things on the menu each time.
7.-Do you like the Tequila?...or else Mexican Alcoholic beverage?My old section at work would always do tequila shots at 5pm when we had visiting staff, or a new person starting, but the taste is wayyyy too strong for me!!! My favourite Mexican beverage is Corona beer - especially on a hot day. Love it!
8.- Have you ever to sleeped in a hammock???Yup, we used to own a freestanding double hammock in Australia that we had on our back patio and would regularly lie in. We had to give it away when we moved to the US because we knew we wouldn't have anywhere to put it. We'll definitely get another one when we have room!
9.- Have you ever to saw the traditional mexican clothes?I've seen sombreros and serapes but have never worn them. I love the colours!
10.- Do you to know Cancun Mexico? ( Is a beach) I've heard of Cancun, but never been. It sounds like somewhere you'd visit when you're 20 and want to have a lot of fun!!!!!
Thanks Rigel - love the Mexican questions!
Enought for today, ....see later my friend..From: Bella713Hey Sarah...Congrats on the Spotlight
Do the girls sleep with you at night?
They all come and go. Some nights we'll have all 3, other nights we'll have none. Lily generally comes in mewing for attention and throws herself at me purring her little heart out, then settles down between my legs and sleeps. Stumpy is also a between the legs cat - she loves curling up at the bottom of my Snuggle pillow where it curves around my feet. Smudge sleeps on my pillow or next to my chest and waits until daddy wakes up so she can get loving off him.
Which one of your girls personalities is the most like yours?
Ooooh good question!! Probably Stumpy... Like to be sociable, a little crazy, like to look after everyone and will come running if I think someone I'm close to is upset or hurt. I'm not quite as psycho as Stumpy though
Fess up....How much have you bought for the baby so far?
Oh dear. I don't think I've bought ANYTHING for the baby... We've been given heaps of stuff, and I've found heaps I like, but I don't think I have actually bought him anything! Ooh I did buy those cute wall stickers! We're going to start preparing the baby room next week - need to get rid of the queen sized bed to make room to put things in. Once we do that I'll probably start buying things
Will you ever move back to Australia?
Yup, we'll head back in the next 2-4 years. We want Joshua to go through schooling in Australia, but if we have another child, we'll do it here since the specialists are much more informed about my heart condition.
How many hours a day do you spend on TCS?
At the moment - too many!!!! I'm not working and procrastinating from my studying, so this is my favourite thing to procrastinate with.
I have some questions for you……….
~ If you could have ANY (paying) job in the world and be successful at it, what would it be?Hmmmm.... Definitely something with animals! I'd love to work in a zoo, or do rescue work associated with wild animals. I find wild animals so fascinating. Oh oh oh - I know!!! I'd love to be David Attenborough's sidekick - that'd be my dream job - travelling and watching amazing creatures close up!
~ Who is your favorite singer?
~ Who is your favorite band?Renovia asked a similar question so I'll just copy my answer!
I love Missy Higgins and the John Butler Trio. Crowded House and INXS will always be favourites. I don't buy many CDs because I like particular songs, but current bands I like are Killers, Raconteurs, Plain White T's, Modest Mouse, Silversun Pickups and many more!
~ What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?Mmmmm I love Hokey Pokey, Choc chip cookie dough, and rich chocolate. My favourite local gelato shop has a creme brulee gelato that is to die for!
~ How many siblings do you have?One brother, 22 months older than me.
~ What is your birth order?I'm the youngest of 2!
~ How many nieces & nephews do you have?2 gorgeous nephews who are almost 4 and almost 1. They are gorgeous, sweet boys who I love to bits!
~ Do you like shopping for antiques?I love window shopping, but I rarely actually buy anything. I don't have a very good sense of design
~ What is your favorite color?I don't really have one. I often buy things in red, pink and blue though.
~ Do you collect anything?
~ How many cats have you had since your very 1st one? What's the most you've ever had at one time?We had Puss when I was very young who was a mean old feral, then we got Bonnie and Coco when I was 9/10 who only died this year Then I bought Misty when I was 13 - so we had 3 then. Then when I was living out on my own we adopted Byron, who was living on the streets in a friends neighbourhood - he was my husband's first cat and we adored him. He got killed by a snake after only having him a year or so Then we took in LC with the plan of rehoming her as we knew we were going to be moving to the US - she was going to be put down otherwise. We rehomed her successfully, then we now have our 3 girls. So these are kitties 7, 8 and 9, and 3 is the most I've owned at one time.
~ Cameras....do you prefer to be the picture taker or the subject?Definitely the picture taker!!! I am not at all photogenic!
~ What kind of car do you drive?A Toyota Prius which we love!
~ Residence.....own or rent?Rent. We plan to buy in Australia in the next year or so and rent that out, then knock it down and rebuild our dream home once we move back.
~ Did you attend college or trade school?Well... When I finished school I did a year at TAFE which I guess is like a trade school - I did a Diploma of Recreating in Sports Coaching, then went to university to do a Bachelor of Arts and hated it so dropped out and went travelling overseas. When I got back I started a Bachelor of Nursing/Human Movement double degree and hated it so dropped out. And now 10 years after finishing school I'm doing a Bachelor of Business externally through an Australian university and not only am I enjoying it, but I've actually completed 3 subjects so far and done fairly well.
~ What do you do for a living?I've been working as a project manager/project coordinator the last few years and really enjoy it!
~ Have you ever been camping?Yup, I love camping!!! Our next camping trip is next month - we're going to go up to the Jebediah Smith Redwood State Park in Northern California. Hopefully camping while 7 months pregnant isn't too uncomfortable!
Are you normally superstitious?Not at all!!
Does the baby make it "worse"?Nope, but I do worry a little more now I have another life to take care of
Originally Posted by Renovia
where is she?
I went to a local Aussie mums and bubs group this morning and have spent the last hour or so answering all the questions so far
Haha - I was awake at 7:30, but didn't get up until 9
Originally Posted by watchcaddy
Probably sleeping in...how nice