Hot Seat - 11/15 - 11/20 - b525

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Hot Seat - 11/15 - 11/20 - b525

Sorry I am a day late in getting this up - I couldn't get in to the site early in the day yesterday, and didn't have time to try later.

Anyhoo, b525, you are in the Hot Seat!

How many children do you have? Ages/Genders/Names? Do you want any more?
I think I remember that you are a teacher. What do you teach?
What would be your dream vacation?
If you had a whole day to yourself (no work, no kids, no hubby) how would you spend it?
What is your favorite book?
Favorite movie?
Favorite TV show?

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Anyhoo, b525, you are in the Hot Seat! Yay!

How many children do you have? Ages/Genders/Names? Do you want any more?
I have a nearly five-year-old named Jack and a nearly three-year-old named Colin.
And, we're done! Yippee! We really like our family dynamic right now and are thrilled to be almost done with diapers. I've started unloading the baby stuff and am quite happy about it.

I think I remember that you are a teacher. What do you teach?
I teach elementary vocal music, so grades K-5. We sing, dance, play instruments, listen to music, create music, play games. It's a great gig!

What would be your dream vacation?
Ooh, there are so many! I would LOVE to go to Greece. It's been on my list for a long time. I think a dream vacation, though, would be highlights of Europe. I travelled quite a bit before I got married, mostly to major cities in various countries, but didn't get to see any of the UK, so I would definitely visit all those countries (Ireland first, I think) and then swing through the French Riviera and southern Italy. I long to see cities like Portofino and Sicily.

If you had a whole day to yourself (no work, no kids, no hubby) how would you spend it?

Is "sleep all day" a legitimate answer? Other than that, I would do some scrapbooking, read, watch a favorite movie with a cup of hot chocolate, spend a good chunk of time with my best friend who I never get to see enough of, and work in the garden. Maybe some hiking. But, lots of resting.

What is your favorite book?
I think I'll have to say Ender's Game. It's an oldie but goodie.

Favorite movie? All time: Princess Bride, Matrix
Really love 50 First Dates, Oceans 11, 12, 13, the Bourne Identity trilogy, Wall-E (just saw it for the first time recently and really love it - love the sweetness and the million morals to the story)

Favorite TV show?
Biggest Loser, hands down. Also really enjoy American Idol.
Non-reality: Psych (love all the 80s references), White Collar, and Chuck

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What is the one characteristic you love about each of your kids?

What would be the most important moral lesson you would want them to embrace?

Where do you see yourself 30 years from now?

If you could have a maid or a cook, which would you choose and why?

What is your favorite tv show? what was your fav. show as a kid?

What would be your super power if you were a superhero?

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Do you play instruments? Which ones?

What is your favorite activity or event associated with fall?

How did you end up where you currently live (i.e did you grow up there, or did DH, or did you get transferred there).

Do you have any pets?

What do you have against cranberries ;)?

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What is the one characteristic you love about each of your kids?

Jack gives 1000% to everything he does. He is extremely passionate about whatever it is that he's putting his mind to at the moment. Even when he first was learning to walk, he didn't want help. He just did it...and has continued to run at full tilt ever since.

Colin is a funny, snuggly boy. I used to hear people say that their baby hugged them really early on and I always scoffed at it, thinking they must be imagining it. And then came Colin. He's so huggy with me, and also shows a lot of love to other people.

What would be the most important moral lesson you would want them to embrace?

Ooh, tough one. I've typed, erased, and retyped a bunch already! I guess it comes down to loving God and loving our neighbors as ourselves. That's kind of all-inclusive, I guess.

Where do you see yourself 30 years from now?
Hopefully a grandma with at least some little girls in there! If I can't have pink for my own kids, I hope I can in the next generation! I'd better be retired by then. I would love to spend more time traveling and volunteering.

If you could have a maid or a cook, which would you choose and why? Definitely a maid. I hate to clean! And, I don't have time.

What is your favorite tv show? what was your fav. show as a kid?
Biggest Loser is my favorite now. When I was little, I really loved Thundercats and He-Man (can you tell I had brothers?!?!).

What would be your super power if you were a superhero?
The ability to clone myself so I could be doing many things at once.

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Do you play instruments? Which ones?

As a music ed major, I had to learn to play them all, except organ and harp and those sorts. My specialties, though, are piano, oboe, and voice.

What is your favorite activity or event associated with fall?
I love so much about Fall. One of the best things is the change in weather. I hate the humidity! But, probably my favorite thing is the somewhat newly discovered activity of taking the boys to a farm with hayrides, choosing pumpkins, petting animals, doing the burlap bag slide, and eating apple cider doughnuts. Yum!

How did you end up where you currently live (i.e did you grow up there, or did DH, or did you get transferred there).

My husband and I both grew up in different parts of southern PA. I went to college in Baltimore and my hubby moved to Maryland for a job. Education jobs are sweet in PA, and hard to come by sometimes, so I took a job here, and have now lived here almost half my life.

Do you have any pets?
Yup. We have a really terrific dog named Roscoe. He's a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix (looks like a lab, but more serious). We got him when we were newly married and he is bemoaning his lowered status in the family since the boys arrived, but he's super patient and sweet with them.

What do you have against cranberries ;)?
They're grody. Smile

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What's your favorite season and why?

What type of scrapbooking do you do? Paper, hybrid, digital, all?

What's your favorite scrap page like - clean lines, whimsical, classic, etc?

What is the best thing you love about your job?

If you had to move to another country, where would you pick and why?

Does your family have more traditional roles, more modern roles, or somewhere in between?

What's your favorite color?

What's your favorite meal?

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What's your favorite season and why?
I never can choose between Spring and Fall. Love Spring for the flowers. Love Fall for the weather. If I had to choose one, I guess I'd say Spring. I really love daffodils, and have my whole life.

What type of scrapbooking do you do? Paper, hybrid, digital, all?
Paper. I love the Studio J program from Close to My Heart, but I haven't done too much with it, yet.

What's your favorite scrap page like - clean lines, whimsical, classic, etc?
I tend to be a clean lines type of gal.

What is the best thing you love about your job?
The best part of my job is that I get to do a million different types of things every day, because I teach 5 different grade levels each day. The approach is so different when dealing with Kindergarten, versus fifth grade, and the content is so varied. I love to sing. And, I love that I teach 5 grade levels so that, if some kid is driving me bonkers, I know they'll be gone in the next hour.

If you had to move to another country, where would you pick and why?
Italy. Food, history, art, music, views, architecture, traditions, weather. It's got it all!

Does your family have more traditional roles, more modern roles, or somewhere in between?
We're pretty traditional, I think. DH does mowing, trash, vehicles. I do gardening and household.

What's your favorite color?
Blue! I love cobalt blue, particularly. I have lots of beautiful cobalt blue glass bottles and vases and great blue/white pottery.

What's your favorite meal?[/QUOTE]
Hey, thanks for that question! It reminded me of a lot of things I hadn't made recently! Smile I think my favorite is a lovely Pork Stew that has tomatoes and peas in it. So tasty.