So I didn’t post yesterday which is the first weekday I haven’t posted on in a good long while – anyone notice? I think it’s safe to say the world’s not going to end, but I did miss it…
My dad is back home after his knee replacement – do yourself a huge favor and do not Google knee replacement images (I’m full of these handy PSAs). I’m not sure exactly what I thought was going on with his knee, but it was not that. [Side note: There was an older-than-my-dad woman who was in the physical therapy room at the hospital who had gotten both knees replaced and they were having her walk up the practice stairs by herself THE DAY SHE HAD SURGERY. Doesn’t it seem like of all days you’d get a break from walking stairs, it would be the day you got your TWO knees replaced?] Anyways, my dad is also a rock star and no doubt so is my mom for putting up with him during his recovery – I’m just saying…
So continuing on, five question Friday:
1. Where do you escape to when you’ve had enough?
I don’t know what this says about me that I drew a blank on this question, at least initially. Mostly because having a place to escape to immediately isn’t really an option, but with further thought, I do have things I do to help me decompress or regain my sanity:
– Coffee with a good friend
– Girl’s night out with my college friends
– Hiding out in the bathroom, with the door locked
But I’m also feeling pretty lucky because coming up in two weekends, I’m getting to escape reality for three glorious days with one of my BFFs. No kids. No WiFi. No alarms. All good.
2. What shows are you watching this fall?
How I Met Your Mother. Modern Family. Fringe. Prime Suspect. Vampire Diaries. The Good Wife. There are more, but those are the ones I watch as soon as I can after they’ve been DVR’ed.
3. What was the longest roadtrip you’ve ever taken and where did you go?
When I was growing up we drove everywhere we went and each year we took at least one long trip. I’ve driven (or ridden, rather) from Michigan to Florida, Maine, Montana, Colorado and Texas. The longest road trip was the three weeks I spent in early retirement with my parents after college when we drove all around the East Coast visiting every place but NYC (my dad couldn’t hack driving in the city). Distance-wise, our trip out west to Montana and Yellowstone was the furthest away – but that was just a two-week whirlwind trip. So many happy memories with all those trips – I can’t wait to take our little family on the road to show them all the sites I’ve seen.
4. Do you plan on taking your kids to Disney World?
I had to pose this question to my husband because I really don’t care either way – his response, “At some point.” So there you have it. I’m sure they’ll want to go and I’m sure we’ll end up taking them, but when your in-laws and friends are in Australia, your vacation plans aren’t typical.
5. What is something people would surprised to know about you?
Again, I had to pose this question to my husband… his surprising (and immediate) answer, “Your toes.” What he meant by that is that my second toe is longer than my big toe, not only that, but my third and fourth toes are also longer than my big toe. Apparently, that makes me a freak. I used to hate my toes and never wore anything open-toed but at some point in college I decided to embrace them and learned to love them, in all their freakish longness.