Thursday, November 12, 2009

20 Question Thursday

Today is a day where I have way more questions than answers so I thought I'd share some of them with you. Feel free to answer any you'd like, although they may not all have answers. And if you want to leave a question for me I'll answer as best I can in a later post!

Thursday's Questions:

1. What should I have for lunch?

2. Do you bring lunches to work? What do you eat?

3. What will baby goat weigh at his 9 month appointment in a few weeks?

4. Are we crazy for traveling so much over the holidays?

5. How will baby goat do on the plane?

6. How do you pack everything you need to travel when going by plane?

7. What should I get people for Christmas? Are there inexpensive, no craft talents, gift ideas for the broke?

8. Does baby goat need Christmas gifts at this age?

9. Am I a grinch if we don't get a tree since we'll be gone most of the holidays anyway?

10. What should I do with baby goat's baby clothes: keep for eventual next baby, sell to baby store, give to someone who needs them?

11. What should I be when I grow up?

12. Does anyone else find being an adult hard?

13. Why do I always spill on my shirts?

14. What gets out really old stubborn stains?

15. Consignment or Goodwill for the clothes I'm going to get rid of from my closet when I go through it tomorrow?

16. Should I keep some of the clothes that are too big for me even though I hope and pray (and am trying to ensure) that I'll never be that big again?

17. How many clothes do I really need?

18. Why do my attempts at being stylish always look foolish to me?

19. What green cleaners do you like - particularly for kitchen and bathroom?

20. How much breastmilk will the airlines let me travel with?

Whew...that was really way to easy. I could write a lot more but I think that 20 is more than enough. I'm overwhelmed by the questions but I don't want my readers to be. Weigh in if you'd like, leave your own if you want too, and play along on your own blog if you are so inclined. If people think this is fun maybe I'll do it again.

In other blog news - stay tuned tomorrow for some of my geek-inspired Christmas gifts ideas for kids. Baby goat isn't old enough and we aren't rich enough to get the all but I'll share my geek wish list with you.

7 comments:

Monkeymama said...

2. I hate making lunch. I don't know why, but I am horrible at coming up with ideas.



6. We check as much as possible and leave as much as possible at home. Then I'm very particular about my carry on organization so that I can find kid-related stuff ASAP. Usually a smaller bag with snacks that can be pulled out of the main bag and then toys in one bag and clothes/wipes in the other. I no longer even bring a book for me on planes. :)

8. At that age we go for very few gifts - 1 or 2 things that will still be useful as he gets older too.

9. We found a nice looking tiny fake tree for the years where we traveled all the time and had no space. It is 2 ft tall I think. I had a photo on the blog last year... enough to bring some cheer, but really cheap too!

12. YES!

18. I feel the same way!

Becky B said...

1. In my opinion, you can never go wrong with a burrito. Mmm... burrito.

2. I used to eat a Lean Cuisine every day, but I got so sick of them I can't stand the smell of them anymore (I also found that I pretty much can't stand any Stoffer's brand stuff, either, since it all smells like Lean Cuisine). And since I'm too lazy to make a bag lunch, I go out every day. The 60+ pounds I've gained in the last year and a half show you how well that's working out for me.

3. I don't know much about babies, but I'm guessing that if he weighs 50 pounds, something's wrong with the scale.

4. Yes, you're crazy. But if it makes you and your families happy, it's worth it.

5. If he's anything like my youngest nephew when we went to Mexico a couple years ago, he'll be absolutely perfect and sleep the whole time.

6. I make lots of lists. But I've never had any kids to deal with, so I imagine you'll need even more lists.

7. If you have friends with young kids, give them babysitting coupons so that they can have a night out and you can watch their kids (assuming it's all right to bring Baby Goat along).

8. This is Baby's First Christmas, right? I'd say all he needs is a special ornament for the tree.

9. Speaking of trees... get a fake one! They're pretty cheap and lots of them come pre-lit. Piece of cake and requires no effort to keep it up when you're traveling.

10. Baby clothes... if you think you're going to have another baby, then hold on to them.

11. An astronaut.

12. I still don't feel like an adult.

13. I spill on my shirts because I'm a slob. :)

14. Dawn. The dish soap. Pre-treat with dish shop and throw it in the wash as usual. Epsecially helpful with grease-related stains.

15. I always feel better giving to Goodwill. It's a good cause, and much less hassle than trying to sell everything.

16. Don't keep your big clothes. That's just giving you an excuse to gain the weight back.

17. Not as much as you think. Want, on the other hand, is a completely different story.

18. I don't know, but I feel the same way. Maybe it's because i don't wear makeup or heels.

19. I'm a fan of the Seventh Generation line of cleaning products. I do not recommend Method, unless it's hand soap.

20. For that one, I'd consult this website: TSA

liz said...

2. Yes, I bring my lunch almost every day. I usually have a sandwich and/or salad, or leftovers from the night before. I used to get my lunches from the deli downstairs but find I eat much healthier and spend a lot less $ this way.

5. Just fine! We just took Anna to San Diego and had a layover in Salt Lake City, and she did great. So will B.G.!

6. I agree with Monkeymama. I usually try not to check any luggage when I'm traveling alone, but it is helpful when you have a baby. I'm hyper about being organized and traveling with lots of wipes, burp cloths, and empty Ziploc bags in case anything gets wet. :)

7. Photos of B.G.! Or food.

8. We are getting A one gift. I think she'll live.

9. Having a tree always puts me in the spirit, but I understand if you don't want to deal with it. How about a Christmas plant? :)

10. We are keeping them in case we have another girl.

14. Arm & Hammer washing soda! (Not baking soda.) It's hard to find sometimes, but it's amazing stuff.

15. Goodwill or church. :)

16. Nope. Otherwise it's too tempting to wear them. :)

19. http://www.younghouselove.com/2009/10/clean-up-your-act-all-natural-homemade-cleaners/

REALLY easy and cheap. I use the all-purpose liquid and abrasive cleaners, toilet, tub/tile, and furniture recipes the most.

20. I think it is unlimited. We traveled with some this past weekend. They just use little testing strips to make sure it is really breast milk (and not liquid explosives, I guess). They were really nice about it.

Naomi said...

1. What should I have for lunch?
eggplant parmesan, MichelAngelo's is really good.

2. Do you bring lunches to work? What do you eat?
I buy bagels at school.

3. What will baby goat weigh at his 9 month appointment in a few weeks?
9 pounds.

4. Are we crazy for traveling so much over the holidays?
nope! Family is important.

5. How will baby goat do on the plane?
he'll sleep for the most part.

6. How do you pack everything you need to travel when going by plane?
take a hiker's backpack onto the plane.

7. What should I get people for Christmas? Are there inexpensive, no craft talents, gift ideas for the broke?
thrift stores?

8. Does baby goat need Christmas gifts at this age?
yes. We give gifts to our birds, who are similarly unable to understand the significance.

9. Am I a grinch if we don't get a tree since we'll be gone most of the holidays anyway?
Yes. Get a tiny tree at least.

10. What should I do with baby goat's baby clothes: keep for eventual next baby, sell to baby store, give to someone who needs them?
That depends on your baby planning. If you're thinking at all about another, keep it in storage.

11. What should I be when I grow up?
An angel. Or a pastor.

12. Does anyone else find being an adult hard?
YES.

13. Why do I always spill on my shirts?
OMG me too! Only it's usually my white pants (see previous facebook entries).

14. What gets out really old stubborn stains?
dunno... you tell me.

15. Consignment or Goodwill for the clothes I'm going to get rid of from my closet when I go through it tomorrow?
you can write goodwilll off on taxes.

16. Should I keep some of the clothes that are too big for me even though I hope and pray (and am trying to ensure) that I'll never be that big again?
keep some, not all.

17. How many clothes do I really need?
14 shirts of each tank top, short sleeve and long sleeve, 7 pairs of pants, 7 pairs of shorts, as much underwear as possible...

18. Why do my attempts at being stylish always look foolish to me?
Because you haven't found your style yet. Keep experimenting.

19. What green cleaners do you like - particularly for kitchen and bathroom?
I don't have green cleaners. Guilt trip.

20. How much breastmilk will the airlines let me travel with?
Who knows! But why would they limit you? What's the danger??

Have a blessed day, hon!

Amber said...

1. What should I have for lunch?
You’ve probably already had lunch.

2. Do you bring lunches to work? What do you eat?
I try to. I try to bring leftovers. Otherwise, I get a Healthy Choice steamer or Marie Calendar steamer thingy…or a bag of microwavable rice.

5. How will baby goat do on the plane?
Just fine. If his ears get plugged, hold his nose. It’ll force him to swallow.

6. How do you pack everything you need to travel when going by plane?
Rethink what you ‘need’ to travel.

9. Am I a grinch if we don't get a tree since we'll be gone most of the holidays anyway?
Absolutely not. There will be years you don’t put up a tree. We didn’t a few years ago because we moved over Christmas. It turned out just fine 

13. Why do I always spill on my shirts?
I always ask (my) Chris why he even lets me drink or feed myself. I’m obviously incapable of doing it without spilling.

14. What gets out really old stubborn stains?
Try baking soda.

shadeflower said...

1. Tuna melt.

2. I work from home. Usually a big breakfast (omelet) holds me over, then I have a late afternoon snack of veggies and hummus.

3. 21.6 pounds

4. Yes. But so are we. It's the curse of having a darn lovable kid and the inability to say "no".

5, Better than in a car - worry not!

6. Pack light. You can always do laundry at your destination and if you run out of diapers, there's always a store.

7. Shadeflower Designs has some gorgeous stationery packs, as well as gorgeous coasters! All very reasonably-priced and all can be personalized! Also, check out Michael's when they have 50% frame sales - frame up some pics of Baby Goat and your golden!

8. No... what we're doing is getting stuff for Siena that she will be needing around that time (walker toy - $20 @ Target, winter clothes, etc.), and maybe a stuffed animal.

9. A little, but who cares - you have enough going on. Get a mini 2 foot tree and stick it in the corner for Baby Goat to play.

10. Hold onto.

11. An astronaut.

12. All the time. All the time.

13. I don't know about you, but my big breast-feeding boobs always get in the way. Carry Shout wipes or a Tide stick everywhere you go.

14. See above. Also Shout spray is awesome

15. Consignment = money for Christmas.

16. Would any be good for maternity wear? If so, keep - otherwise toss.

17. I struggle with this too - I let my hormones decide usually - ha!

18. Because those styles are made for aliens - not for curvy real women like us.

19. Seventh Generation, Mrs Meyers, Method

20. As much as you need. I traveled with 20 oz before and they were fine with it. They just do a little test to assure it is breast milk.

Spot On Your Pants said...

#13. No one will ever know. :-)