Kate at Busted Plumbing brought a new meme to my attention. This is the first week for the Saturday Snap Cup meme.
As The CEO puts it Saturday Snap-Cup is your chance to share a story of appreciation with your readers. Being positive one day a week instead of venting about how hard it is to sip coffee and gab with my girlfriends while our kids wreck whomevers house we are at be a mom is the least I can do! Share whatever you’d like–send a *SNAP* to your newest follower or favorite blogger, a *SNAP* to a stranger who gave you a compliment that made your day, a *SNAP* to a new lipgloss that makes you feel like a rock star, or even send a *SNAP* to your kids by sharing a picture of something they did that put a smile on your face!

This week I’d like to send a *SNAP* to my OB for including the kids in the appointment this week when we took them. They had a blast and are still talking about how great it was to get to help and to hear the heart beat. I love that rather than just letting them hear the heartbeat when she put the doppler up to my belly, they each got to do something with the appointment – Gamer with the doppler and Duckling with measuring me. She made all our days with that one move, and made the kids extremely glad they’d gone with us rather than them and Johnny staying at home so they didn’t have to do a long car ride. We didn’t even get complaints in the car, other than one question of how long it would take to get there, and we didn’t get any on the way home at all.

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From Katie

1. If your doctor told you TODAY that you were pregnant, what would you say?
I’d be concerned due to having taken Excedrin Migraine this morning, but otherwise I’d be delighted!

2. Do you trust all of your friends?
Sometimes I really have to work my way past a lot of suspicions due to my divorce and all the mind games that happened before and during, but if I call someone a friend I do trust them, even if I don’t tell them every detail of my life. I have acquaintances who I don’t know well enough to trust, but like I said, actual friends are people I trust.

3. Would you move to another state or country to be with the one you love?
Been there, done that, still live in said other state with said love. 😀 ❤

4. Do you believe that everything happens for a reason?
I really can't… .some things are just senseless.

5. Can you make a dollar in change right now?
Probably lol!

6. Which one of your friends do you think would make the best doctor?
I don't know…..

7. Are you afraid of falling in love?
Ummmm … am in love… So I'm really not sure how to answer this…. If something happened between Johnny and I, I think I'd be pretty scared to go back to love….

8. Is there someone who pops into your mind at random times?
LOL Yes! 🙂

9. What’s your favorite scar?
Hmmm…. favorite? I know several scars I'm not afraid to show off or talk about, not sure I have favorites though. There's one above my right knee from when I ran into a barbed wire fence one night at a camp. There's the one right by the inner elbow on my left arm from Mischief pushing off my arm when we lived in the motor home after moving here. I have one on my upper left arm where I pulled a baking sheet out onto it and didn't realize it was resting there one night while working at the nursing home. Then there are my 5 surgery scars for my endo… my mom tried to convince me to use Vit E on them when they were still fresh so they could heal up and not scar as bad, but I've left them because they are my battle scars… they are what I have to show for this war I've been fighting for 10 years or so (though only had help with the last 4)…

10. When was the last time you flew in a plane?
Feb 2008. I don't think I want to fly again if I can avoid it.

11. What does the last text message in your phone say?
I have no idea, I haven't had a cell phone in almost a year now lol!

12. What features do you find most attractive in the preferred sex?
Being able to put up with me? I suppose that would be, being able to support me emotionally on my bad days, and being able to laugh with me about it all on the ones where I'm laughing.

13. Fill in the blank. I love:
food lol. Not that you'd ever guess it by looking at me or hearing my weight…

14. What is a goal you would like to accomplish in the near future?
Getting the train tickets for the kids and I for the start of summer as soon as we have the money.

15. If you were to wake up from being in a coma for an extended time who would you call first?
If Johnny wasn't already there, him. Otherwise, probably whoever had the kids (if they weren't Johnny)….

16. How many kids do you want to have?
I would love to have one more. However, I love the two we have, and would be perfectly happy there too (though I really hope we can figure out 50/50 custody at some point rather than just summers like we have right now due to distance and weather)

17. Would you make a good parent?
I think the common consensus is that I am.

18. Where was your default picture taken?
It's my belly, with heating pad/EndoFEMM burns, taken in the front room.

19. What’s your middle name?
I'm not quite that open about who I am online…

20. Honestly, what’s on your mind right now?
The pain in my ovary, and the fact that it's swollen enough to be easily findable, unlike the other.

21. If you could go back in time and change something, what would it be?
I'm really not sure I would have.

22. Who was or will be the maid of honor/ best man in your wedding?
My sister was my maid of honor when I married my ex and had a wedding. This time the "wedding" was just Johnny and I. 🙂

23. What are you wearing right now?
Blue pj pants and Jackie's grey tshirt that she left here when she was here before.

24. Righty or Lefty?
More of a righty, though I am ambidextrous… just not wonderfully lol.

25. Best place to eat?
home, with Johnny (and the kids when they are here)

26. Favorite jeans?
Comfy ones!

27. Favorite animal?
Hmmmm….. I have ones I don't like, but I'm not sure I have a favorite…. cat, dog, rabbit, rat…. I like all of them pretty evenly. There are others that aren't far behind also, but those are the 4 I'd choose over any others.

28. Favorite juice?
Depends on my mood and how I'm feeling physically. I love citrus punch, but I can't find it anywhere here.

29. Have you had the chicken pox?
When I was in elementary school… I gave it to Jackie too… I think I beat her to spots and itching by a couple of days, but I don't remember for sure how much time between my symptoms appearing and hers.

30. Have you had a sore throat?
Lots of times

31. Ever had a bar fight?
Nope… in fact I've been to a bar … once? twice? Something like that… /shrug… not the big social butterfly, especially in places like that…

32. Who knows you the best?
Johnny

33. Shoe size?
7

34. Do you wear contact lenses or glasses?
Glasses

35. Ever been in a fight with your pet?
Yes………………..

36. Been to Mexico?
3 times

37. Did you buy something today?
Nope. Though Johnny bought Excedrin Migraine for me… does that kinda count?

38. Did you get sick today?
I'm having tummy problems due to the migraine meds.

39. Do you miss someone today?
Yes

40. Did you get in a fight with someone today?
No? Not that I know of anyway.

41. When is the last time you had a massage?
Johnny gave me a mini neck massage a bit ago….

42. Last person to lay in your bed?
Johnny

43. Last person to see you cry?
Probably Johnny

44. Who made you cry?
My head

45. What was the last TV show you watched?
Buffy, we're currently watching it lol.

46. What are your plans for the weekend?
Hanging out with Johnny while he's awake, hopefully calling the kids.

47. Who was the last person you hung out with?
Johnny. If you mean the last person who doesn't live here…. Nikki. 🙂

48. Are you craving anything?
Chocolate…. raisins… maybe chocolate covered raisins? But I'm limiting my chocolate intake right now.

49. If you could have one thing right now what would it be?
I'm not sure….

50. Would you rather have ten kids, or none?
I really don't know… I think it would be more fair to everyone involved for there to be none though. :/ I don't think I have the energy to give 10 kids the attention they deserve.

51. What’s something not many people know about you?
Ummmm?? Enough people know enough different things about me that there isn't much left that most people don't know….

52. Is your bed against more than one of your walls?
nope

53. Have you ever swallowed a watermelon seed?
Yes… I don't eat watermelon anymore though, and I don't remember the last time I did…. I'm not a fan.

54. Are you there for your friends?
As much as I possibly can be. If I'm unreachable, my inbox is always open.

55. Be honest, do you like people in general?
Ummm…. generally, no… not a fan.

56. What’s your favorite movie?
I watch The Princess Bride and Never Ending Story a lot. Another would be Across The Universe.

57. Now your cell phone, what color is it?
I don't have one.

58. Does anyone completely understand you?
I think Johnny probably comes the closest to that….

59. Do you have a reason to smile right now?
I always have reasons to smile, I may not always feel like smiling, but the reasons are always there.

60. What do you like more, Fruits or Veggies?
Depends on my mood… and what the choices are… if you give me a choice of strawberries or peas I'll take peas. If you give me a choice of apples or cauliflower I'll take the apples.

61. Who do you talk to the most about your problems?
Johnny, Sonja, Sara, Jen… Johnny definitely knows the most, but there are times where I get to talk to the other three more just due to work and sleep schedules (or lack of work schedules depending on who you mean)…

62. What’s your favorite color out of these? Green, Yellow, Blue, or Brown?
Blue or green, depending on the shade

63. Are you going to get hurt anytime soon by someone?
Besides my body attacking itself? I don't know…

64. Do you currently like someone?
What kind of like?

65. What was the last song you heard someone singing and where?
Idk… I haven't been paying attention to the music on Buffy.

66. When did you last cry?
Last night

67. How are you feeling?
Achy and upset stomach, but my head is mainly pain free.

68. If you look straight ahead past your computer screen, what do you see?
Our living room wall and the mirror I'm slowly covering in cards!

69. Favorite vegetable?
Generally Peas….

70. Last person that commented you on Myspace?
Aunt Cindy is the last I know of to comment on my status, the last to comment my profile… No idea!

71. Ever listened to a song on repeat or does it drive you crazy?
Sometimes I listen on repeat, other times it drives me nuts, depends on the song and my mood.

72. Do you want someone to call you right now?
I am waiting on some calls, but it's not necessarily anyone I want to talk to so much as people I need to talk to in order to get some things done. Not social calls in other words.

73. Is there something you’re not looking forward to?
The caffeine crash I'm going to end up with and the possibility of my migraine returning.

74. Do you miss someone?
Definitely

75. Is something wrong right now?
YES!

76. Hair/eye color?
Auburn-ish, and hazel

77. Name something you dislike about the day you’re having?
The headache, the treatment required, and the upset stomach from said treatment.

78. What are you thinking of right now?
Being kinda cold…

79. How many months until your birthday?
3 1/2 or so

80. Have you been out side longer than 30 mins today?
Nope, I think the longest I've been out was 5 mins or so.

81. Where were you at 9am this morning?
Trying to rest I think…

82. Why do you feel the way you feel?
Because I do?

83. What are you listening to right now?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

84. How has the week been?
Ummm……. interesting lol.

85. Is there something you wish you could tell someone but can’t?
Probably, though I can't think of what right now.

86. How many windows are open on your computer?
Three.

87. In the past week have you gotten sick?
A bit.

88. What are you doing?
Working on this thing…..

So Sonja interviewed me and I’m now getting around to answering her questions and posting them.

1. What’s your favorite game? Hmm… Console Video Game – Star Wars Legos, Computer Video Game – World of Warcraft, Card game – Shanghai (I’m not sure what other names it goes by), Board game – Clue

2. If you could meet any famous dead person, who would it be, and why? Hmmm…. anyone who is famous and dead… There are so many different people I could put here for many different reasons. I’m not quite sure who I want to put… so this could end up being the hardest question of the interview. I’m almost tempted to ask how you define famous lol… Nationally known, world known, locally famous? I’m having that hard of an idea coming up with someone right now….
Helen Keller I suppose. To know how she found the strength every day to deal with her disabilities, to know how she dealt with her life, and just to get to know her. She was one of the people who really interested me as a child.

3. What’s your favorite book? Favorite book of all time… hmmm… I think Little Women may have to go here…. My poor copy of it is so damaged.. It got wet one winter when I was reading it, so the neighbor who took care of us at the time put it in the oven for a bit to help it dry out, which cracked the binding lol… I think it’s 3 different pieces now.

4. If you were a cat, would you be a lap cat or more on your own? Would you like to go outside? Dry or wet food? Would you try catnip? A lap cat because I love cuddles… and most definitely an inside kitty, though I may occasionally venture out side. As far as food, whatever tastes good to me lol… probably wet. I might be willing to try catnip, I suppose it would depend on how it was presented to me (sprayed on a toy, the plant itself, inside of a toy, etc.)….

5. Do you believe in aliens? I believe in the supernatural… whether that includes aliens or not I’m not really sure.

If you’d like me to interview you… leave me a comment and ask! 😀

So Foxy tagged me to share 6 things that make me smile….

1) E – He can almost always succeed at making my smile, even when I’m annoyed with him. E is an incredible (though far from perfect) man, I wish I knew how to express the feelings I have for him.  He knows how to make me laugh through my tears, my pain, my annoyance… I just hope I’m even half as good at doing so for him as he is for me.  We’ve had some pretty good jokes over the last few years since we met.  One story I must share…. on his last weekend (Monday and Tuesday last week) we were watching a movie and it was set back in … I think it was the 50’s… though I could be wrong.  Anyway, there was one point where this male singer got on stage, and the women in the room did that whole sigh thing that women supposedly do when someone famous who they are attracted to comes into view…. well a minute or so later I exaggerated their sigh so much it got E laughing really hard.  We went back and forth through the movie (a couple times) doing stuff to make each other laugh while watching it, because some things it was just like… who actually does this stuff?  It was very nice to be laughing.

2) M – my cat can be a real pain at times, he’s very mischievous at times, but he knows when I’m hurting or upset and he will come over and start cuddling me and licking me and such.  When I’m at my computer he’ll come sit on my lap and (although it can be irritating if I’m trying to do something “important” he’ll get between my keyboard and I, or my mouse and I, and just demand attention.  One of my favorite things though, is how he’ll lay on my chest when I’m on my back… he covers me… he’s a big cat and I’m not a big … woman (am I really a woman?  I feel like a little girl too often, and not in a good way), so it’s like having a warm, fuzzy blanket on my chest.  He’ll lay there and push his head into my hands, and start licking my chin or whatever he can reach to show me he loves me too (or give me a bath – not sure which) 😛

3) Talking to and having a relationship with my mom.  We still don’t have a great relationship, but we actually talk anywhere between every few days to once a week or so.  I enjoy getting to talk to her when I do. 

4) Family – even though I have done things that have hurt my family, and they have done things that have hurt me, and even though we don’t have the best communication at all times… my family makes me smile.  I have a photo directory on my computer that is only family members…. when I start feeling too down, or missing them too much (I’m in a completely different time zone from them, and at least a couple states from everyone who isn’t a great aunt or a second cousin or further removed) I look through that folder, and think about the good times.  And sometimes even the not so good times, because I feel so blessed to have been able to have the time with them in person that I have, and I feel so grateful that they are still involved in my life as much as they are (some are much more involved than others.) 

5) My little town… well…. little city?  It’s bigger than a town, but it’s not huge.  I complain at times, especially about the lack of opportunity for school or work… there is a school locally, but it’s a bit more of a distance than I desire to do in the snow, and not all of the classes I’d need for general ed are available… I’d have to go to the college it’s connected to (an hour away on a good weather and traffic day) to get the other classes… and with the snow that’s just not a possibility, even if we could afford the gas, tires and brakes (there are some decent sized grades to go up and down, and it’s a distance from us)…. so those are my frustrations here.  But I love it, I love that even though it’s not completely tiny, you can still get that tiny town feel.  Especially in the part of town we live in…. We’re not far from main street, and this part of main street still has a lot of old shops and such in it, and it’s just cozy feeling.  We even have an ice cream parlor just… well in normal city blocks it’s just like 3 blocks or so from us… though if you go by streets, and the blocks that we have… it’s 10 blocks up lol!  I just love it here, and I like getting to see the old places, and the way it’s mixed with new places.  I definitely like the older looking and feeling part though. 

6) My friends, both the old who have stuck with me on this journey called life, even through the painful turns (leaving my ex, the divorce, all my health issues, me moving out of state, etc), and my new ones both here in my town, and those who I have met online.  They are an incredible support system who I take some of for granted, and people who I have connected with in so many amazing ways.  I’m so grateful for them, I just hope they know it, because I’m not the best at showing it or telling them… especially those who I can only contact by phone. 

Oh… I almost forgot to tag some friends to do this. Lets see…. Sonja, Eve, and anyone else who would like to do this!