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FMM: Getting to Know Me

It’s Friend Makin’ Monday! Amber is hosting again and this week she says:

If you know anything about me, you know I’m kinda nosey. For instance, I like to know random details about people’s lives and just how they live. I sometimes wonder if people get tired of me asking the most random version of ’20 questions’ in the history of anything. I like to know how people live their lives.

1. Do you cook every night?
No… I don’t looooove to cook. I dislike the pressure of having to cook EVERY night. I love to cook when I want to, what I want to. I probably cook every other day. And on the off days we usually eat leftovers, sandwiches or sometimes breakfast for dinner!

2. What kind of laundry detergent do you use & why?

About a year ago I started using MelaPower from a company called Melaluca. It has much less additives and easier on our skin.

3. Do you do laundry every day or loads at a time?
I do all of my laundry at once. I spent one day doing it usually. I can’t stand having piles of laundry all over the place.

4. How often do you eat out per week?
I don’t like to cook on the weekends. I look forward to Friday nights because I know we can go out somewhere.

5. Where do you usually eat out?
For quick dinners we like Del Taco, but we love Greek food at a place called Dask’s, Mexican food at Cafe Rio or Barbacoa and I love PF Changs and Pei Wei for Chinese food.

6. What is your favorite retail store?
I love, love Target!

7. What’s your favorite thing to drink?
I have a small Diet Coke addiction… I am trying to be better by drinking more water. But sometimes when you are eating Mexican food, you just need a Diet Coke!

8. Do you take vitamins? What kind?
Yes, I have been taking vitamins for about 15 years. I take a multi-vitamin supplement, plus several calcium supplements because Osteoporosis runs in my family.


9. What percentage of the household chores to you do?
70% I have four kids so they do a little. And my husband likes to do laundry.


10. Do your children do chores? {Or will they, did they, etc}
Yes! I have a chore chart. Each of the kids has 4-5 chores that they do every day. Saturdays they do the more serious ones – that is our work day.

11. Do you go to church?
Yes, every week. Plus I am on a women’s committee that is very active, so we have meetings or things that we are in charge of during the week too.


12. Do you have a housework schedule?
I have the chore chart for the kids, but I need a better one for me. I am not a very organized person…


13. Do you keep a working budget?
I have a loose budget of what I can spend per day, but it is in my head. I need to get better about that.


14. What do you do at night as a family?
We try to eat dinner every night as a family. Plus Monday nights are set aside for family. It’s hard because my husband travels so much, but when he is gone I still try to do something with my kids on Monday nights. Plus my older kids and I like spend time together after the younger ones have gone to sleep.


15. How do you prepare yourself for a new week?
Sunday nights I like to pick everything up and vacuum. I HATE getting up to a dirty house!

16. What do your mornings look like?
I am not a morning person. I need to get myself to bed at a more reasonable time! My son has to get up at 5 AM and be at school by 6AM. Then my oldest daughter has to catch the bus at 7:20. I walk my 10 year old to school at 8:45, then I go on my run.

17. What time do you get up in the mornings?
It depends, but I get my son up at 5, then cat nap until he is ready.


18. What time do you go to bed at night?
I’m trying to go to bed earlier. I have been going to bed at 12:30 or 1. I am dragging!


19. How do you manage all of the paperwork that floods into your household? {bills, school work, magazines, ads, etc}
I have a filing system in my kitchen for the kids papers. Each one of them has a slot where I can put their papers. I also have a bulletin board in my office where I put future reports or things that I don’t want to lose.


20. How do you keep your household organized? {calendars, charts, etc}
I have a small purse calendar that I keep with me at all times. I really need a larger one because so many things are going on. If you have any suggestions – I would love to hear them!

Go on over to Amber’s to join in Friend Makin’ Mondays – it’s so much fun!
Have a Super Monday!
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