Top Ten Tuesday: Answers To Burning Questions Posed By My Dear Readers

top-ten-tuesday Remember like forever ago when I asked you to write questions in the comments and then proceeded to never answer them. That was some brilliant blogging right there. Seriously, it is really weird I don’t make any of those “top mommy blogger” lists. Anyway, I thought I would answer a few today. Which has nothing to do with the fact that once again I have nothing to blog about. Ahem.

  • Sarah asked me about my most embarrassing mommy moment: I can’t even remember if I blogged about this, but typically I drop Lily off for school in my pajamas. Don’t judge me it is super early. Like before people should even be awake. So we are all lucky I am even awake enough to drive. This never really poses a problem because drop off consists of pulling into the circle and slowing down enough that she can jump out. I kid, I pretty much come to a complete stop. Anywho, one day I notice that she has forgotten her lunch box. I briefly considered letting her mooch off her classmates, but then I decided to throw vanity aside and bring her lunch in. In my pj bottoms, ratty sweatshirt and hair in a crazy pony. Klassy.
  • Missy wants to know how I met my husband: That is going to get its own post. Next week. When we celebrate the eleventh anniversary of our first date. How sappy is that???
  • Mother’s Hideaway asked what makes me happier than anything else in the world: My family obviously. But other than that peanut butter and chocolate. Anything peanut butter and chocolate. And pretty much anything you can buy at a spa. Massages, pedicure, facials, Oh my.
  • Lynett asks, “what is one thing you wish someone would have told you about, before you married, and before you had kids?”: Before I married? Honestly that even though marriage takes a lot of work, that I would still be having so much fun almost ten years in. We laugh a lot. A. lot. And before kids? That I would never pee alone again. Ever.
  • Shannon wants to know if the hubby and I use the same toothpaste. We don’t even use the same bathroom. And it is heavenly. Our house is set up kind of weird with no master bedroom, but two bedrooms down the hall from each other upstairs. So we each take a bathroom of our own. Love, love, love.
  • Erin asked me about the transition from “brainy master’s degree employed professional, to stay-at-home-mom.”: Her words, not mine. Although clearly she knows me well. Ahem. Truth be told, I didn’t have a difficult transition because I always wanted to stay home with my kids. But when you ask me how I use my brain, that is a good question. I do struggle with that. I try and still read a lot and I love talking to the hubby about adult, brainy things. He lets me feel smart. Really the hardest thing about leaving the workforce is that I am still paying off those stinking grad school loans. ARGH!!
  • TracyLynne wants to know my fondest memories of my grandparents: Oh how I love this question. My mom’s dad loved to garden, always took an afternoon nap in his lazy boy (which I made sure I got when he died, my hubby sits in it most nights while we watch TV), smelled like a pipe (in a good way), and always, always cried when we left. He loved his family. My mom’s mom taught me how to sew (a skill I never really mastered) and taught me to always be gracious and never complain (another skill I really haven’t mastered). My dad’s dad wasn’t the nicest man, but he did love his grandchildren even though he didn’t always express it well. My dad’s mom was the most amazing cook. She always made us whatever we wanted even if everyone wanted different things. And each of us got our own pie. Amazing pies. And she had an amazing amount of love for her children and grandchildren. The best part was, every single one of them loved Jesus. They have left quite a legacy.
  • Kristy asks, “Soda, pop or coke, what do you call it?”: Where I live and where I grew up everyone calls it pop. But I lived in Philly for grad school and got used to calling it soda. Now pop just sounds ridiculous. And coke? Well that doesn’t even make sense. Honestly, what is up with that?
  • Raine wants to know who I would meet (living or deceased) if I could. I could not come up with anyone for the longest time. Cause I wanted to say someone really important and inspired. But I think I would pick Amy Grant. I can’t even tell you the impact she and her music had on me during some very formative years. I wanted to be her. She started my love of music and singing in church. I mean seriously, how cool would it be to meet Amy Grant????
  • Finally Alicia asked me how I got started in blogging and when it evolved into a more professional one: BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! Professional!!! Oh wait, maybe she was serious. Honestly, I got started by accident and everything that has happened has been pretty much accidental is well. I am a hack at best. I just like to listen to myself talk and this is the written version. I am truly amazed you all hang around. But I love that you do!! Please don’t leave me. I love my bloggy friends!!

So there you have it? If you have more questions (cause this was riveting right?), feel free to leave them in the comments and maybe we can do this again sometime. I had a lot of fun with it.

This post is linked up to Top Ten Tuesday at Oh Amanda.


  1. Soda and pop sound so dorky! It’s coke! All of it is COKE! Wow, I got a little heated there.

    OK, in all my house hunting frenzy I’m curious: What is your favorite part of your house?
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  2. Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Coke, Buggy:)
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  3. this is such an awesome post. I loved all of your memories.

    And being 2.5 years into my awesome marriage, I’m so happy to hear someone say “Yeah it’s hard, but it’s amazing and so much fun.” thank you!

    so glad I stopped over from Oh, Amanda!



  4. oh amanda says:

    COKE is it, baby!

    Love this post, Jill. It is so very you. Miss you, girlfriend. *sniff*

  5. Love it! Glad your smart hubby makes you feel even smarter. :)
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  6. It’s Coke if you’re in the south, particularly the Atlanta area. I grew up calling it “pop” when I lived in the midwest. Then I moved south and everyone laughed at how I said “paap”, when they were the ones calling all generic sodas one specific type of one specific brand. Weirdos. ;) … Now I call it “Coke.”

    I have loved Amy Grant, too. I had her Bible story book on tape and listened to it over and over and over when I was little. Fun post!
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  7. i want my own bathroom. actually, i want my own bedroom. come to think of it, is it too much to ask for my own house?
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  8. I agree: “pop” sounds weird. But it sure is what I say.

    My grandpa smelled like a pipe, too. I love that smell.
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  9. Thanks for answering my question-my Grandma was an awesome cook too.

  10. Yup, Amy Grant. HUGE influence on me as a kiddo too. Picture me singing ‘Baby Baby” at the top of my lungs :)


    OK, and can I just say? You’re dropping off routine ROCKS. I have to go in every single time and sign Bubbalu in and out. No faded to gray yoga pants and sweatshirt for me. I care too much about what people think.

    And AMEN to the Pop. Coke? Seriously? Sounds too much like a drug reference !
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