From Chicago, home to rodents of unusual size, it's Sunday Sound Out with your host, the woman who invented chocolate, Dawn Meehan! (I didn't really invent it, but I do like to eat it. Just seeing who's paying attention.) And now, without further ado, here are the answers to this week's burning questions from you, the viewers.
so i've been wondering about this for awhile. lexi's in, what, 3rd grade? 4th? what does she cheer for? and since when do elementary schools have homecoming? i'm really confused by all of this. but perhaps we just do things differently here and i'm missing out.
Lexi's in 4th grade. She cheers for Jackson's football team. The homecoming I was talking about a couple weeks ago wasn't for the elementary school. It was for the football league. Each town celebrates homecoming one weekend during the fall football season. This past weekend was the high school's homecoming though.
Just out of curiosity, DO you know how many people read your blog on average, do you get web stats (or just those silly, um informative what-was-typed-to-get-you-here stuff)?
Yep, I know.
umm George Forman is a boxer [not a football player] :) I learned that from infomercials.
Really? Out of all those football definitions, this was the only one that seemed odd to you? Really? That's like when my kids say, "How can SpongeBob be at a beach when he lives underwater?" Hello? He's a sponge who walks, talks, wears square pants, and cooks crabby patties at a restaurant! All that makes sense to you, but you can't understand how he could rip his pants at the beach???"
You know, you really would enjoy it [football] more if you understood what was going on
Nope. I'd really enjoy it more if it were baseball.
Okay, I know this has nothing to do with your beautiful post...BUT. I just watched your Stay At Home Moms Are Never Home video and did you know you sound almost exactly like Kirstie Alley?
No, I don't. I hate my voice. I cringe when I hear it. But I don't think I ever shared this video.
I remember your horror of barf and the act of barfing but it's better for your body if you go ahead with the salad and fork tongs instead of the Split the Tauntaun and Shove Luke Inside Method. (testing Dawn's movie knowledge)
Snort. Everyone knows it's from Star Wars although, I'll admit, I wasn't sure which episode it was from. When I googled it, I found this...
You know, because nothing says "I love you" like spilled entrails.
You'll be fine. Throwing up is nothing compared to a long recovery time.
Maybe for weirdos who don't mind throwing up, it is.
Yep, totally HATE throwing up. My SIL had surgery recently and they were able to add something to her i.v. during the surgery. It helped a little. She was terribly nauseous, so I asked the nurse for some more help (because, I am ALSO a joiner) they gave her another shot and that helped, big time. Unless, you're afraid of needles like me (BLECH!) well, then, maybe I can convince my husband that I, you know, NEED to fly out to Chicago for six weeks ;)
Are you kidding? I couldn't care less about needles! I had to give myself two shots a day in the tummy throughout my pregnancy. No big deal. But I think you should totally convince Garth (not his real name) to let you come to Chicago, Liz! Can't wait to see you next week! :)
You're going to think I'm crazy but I consulted an anesthesiologist before one of my surgeries. I said the same thing. I don't want to throw up. He told me it was a mind set. If you feel yourself becoming sick don't panic. Try to calm yourself. Take deep breaths. Think happy thoughts. Dawn! It worked! It worked so well that it's my mantra. I say it all the time!Deep breaths. Happy thoughts. STOP! I can hear you laughing!
Oh no, that wasn't laughter you heard. It was the sound of my eyes rolling. "A mind set"! I HATE throwing up, so believe me when I say, I do anything and everything I possibly can to avoid it. Deep breaths, pretending I'm at the beach, calming thoughts. But when your body decides to throw its digestive system in reverse, there's not much you can do about it.
That said, if you do general and they make a big incision..you will have an "apron" of skin that never pops back...You will get this gelatinous pooch that never goes away.
And this is different from the way my tummy looks now? When I say I have a 6-pack, I'm referring to my children (and maybe sometimes beer); not my abs.
Do you really have a tattoo? If so...where and what of?
It's a big blob of ink which is why you should never get a tattoo anywhere on your tummy area if you're planning on getting pregnant.