No post last night. I was sick. I haven't been this sick since I got food poisoning 14 years ago. Oh.My.Gosh. Do you have any idea how awful it is to have your body explode from both ends at the same time? On the bright side, I lost 5 pounds last night. Ugh. Joe is my hero.
OK, here's an updated map...
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Thank you again to all of you for taking the time to send us information about your city!!! We really appreciate it! Remember, this map is TWO pages. If you don't see yourself on the first map, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on "page 2". It will bring up a second map and list of names.
Now, on to your questions. I got a zillion questions this week, so here are some of them. I'll get to the others next week. (and the next week, and the next week...)
Maybe you've already answered this- but why did you name all of your kids after U.S. cities?
Because it's hard to pronounce foreign cities.
I was reading in our local paper today that Chicago colors their river green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. How do they do that?
What kind of things did YOU do as a kid? When I read about the crazy things yours come up with, I have to wonder where they got it from.
I was perfect. They get it from their father.
Are you making any more appearances (like Fremd) that people in the area can come see you? (fingers crossed)
I don't have any planned right now.
Have you found cold breakfast cereal you can eat on the diet?
Yep! Joe's Os, Crispex, a lot of Envirokids ones, some Kashi ones... There are several others too.
So at what point did you start drinking and I don't mean coffee LOL![about the first day of spring break]
It's ok to put Bailey's in your coffee, right?
Why are people smelling their best friend's feet?
Because it would be just gross to smell your best friend's butt.
You do seem to have a lot of butt stuff going on for some reason?
Ummm yeah. Weird. What's that all about?
Did you know you have the #1 ebay auction on the best of ebay? pretty cool!
I didn't know that. Totally cool!
Do you think that your children might be encouraged to "misbehave" when you're taking a photographic record of their misadventures for your posting on the blog each time they create a disaster?
I hope so. Otherwise I'd run out of things to blog about.
You mentioned the other day that you boil enough eggs for each kiddo to dye a ton! What do you do with all those hardboiled eggs?
OK, I know this is going to sound crazy, but we EAT THEM.
Ok, someone has probably already asked, but how did Brooklyn get locked into the cabinet, if you have to have a special tool to get it open in the first place?
Yes, we have magnetic locks, but it's not like we actually use them.
I hope you had a joyous Easter! I know you're half Greek, but you're obviously not Greek Orthodox if you celebrated Easter yesterday. Were you Orthodox at one point, or did your religion come from the non-Greek parent?
The religion came from my mom who is not Greek.
What are the red Greek egg thingies????
This explains it. By the way, I was last person with an uncracked egg this year. :)
Would you consider starting links for those of us who would like to support your site ( and household) by buying quality handmade pet clothing and accessories?
How did you handle the hey-mil-you-brought-food-my-kids-can't-eat situation?
Eh, whatever. It was no big deal. Even Joe has a hard time remembering what they can and can't have. I just made some that they could have.
Clay was like Jesus - left behind in the temple. Where was he, teaching the Senior Citizens a thing or two about God?
Um close. Actually he was running around Fellowship Hall chasing other kids.
Do your older kids know about the Easter bunny, and how did you break it to them?
Yes they know, and I didn't have to break it to them. There comes a time when you just realize that bunnies don't hop into your house to hide eggs. If they don't catch on, you've got to kind of wonder about them.
Wow when you get this many comments do you read them all?
Why can't your kids have splenda or colored sprinkles?
Because my kids are on a diet with no artificial additives and preservatives.
How about a "BECAUSE I SAID SO" mommy blogger cruise?
Oooo, a mommy blogger cruise would be fun!!! I'm not going on a cruise, but I am going to New Jersey with other mommy bloggers! You can check out the details here.
Can you just give me step by step instructions on how you do that [moving your blog to your own domain]? My husband gave me my own domain name for Christmas but I haven't a clue how to move off Blogger!!!
Yes I can!
1. Pick up the phone.
2. Dial your web designer's number.
3. Say, "Can you move my blog for me?"
What is the link to your other site where you review products?
Mamaslike is the site where Angie, Melissa and I review products and services from other WAHMs. I've been getting a lot of requests to check out products from various companies, so I just started another blog to talk about products and services from other companies. You can see it here.
What do you do when your not yet potty trained child takes off their messy diaper and paints on the walls with their poop?
Why do people post songs they can't get out of their head to their blog?
I listened to the song the first day. Could not get it out of my head. Then, the next day, I couldn't remember it. So, I came back and listened to it again. That worked, for one day.
I had to come back again for a third dose.
Now I really cannot get it out of my head.
I would really like to get rid of this song can you please post a different one?
Happy to oblige! Here ya go...
Exactly how much is a "trabillion?"
More than a quarillion. Hey, I never claimed to be mathy.
At what point did you realize that your post on e-bay had "taken off" generating so much attention?
I think it was when I got a wake-up call from Good Morning America.
How do you keep your older ones still interested in church?
I don't. They don't especially like going, but I make them go anyway because I'm just mean that way. I remember wanting to sleep in instead of going to church when I was a kid too. It's ok. It'll all sink in at some point and they'll change their minds. At least that's my theory.
I was wondering if coming up with a topic for a blog entry is becoming a "chore" or if you still are having "fun?"
It's still fun. Writing my book was even more fun! I can't wait to really get going on my second book, in fact.
Are you going to have a say on what goes on the cover of your book? Will there be funny pictures in it?
Well, the folks at Guideposts came up with the cover design. I can give them my opinion of it, but in all honesty, unless it's totally hideous, I don't really care too much what it looks like. I really like the cover they've come up with right now. I'll show it to you guys as soon as I get the okay.
If you were a tree what kind would you be?
A tree? Hmmm, definitely a palm tree. Then I'd be living in a tropical climate. (They're calling for snow later this week! Whatever happened to "in like a lion, out like a lamb"? Will winter never end???)