Monday, December 2, 2013

Q & A Monday: Unforgettable Moments

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving weekend!!

I managed to get full on veggies, which was so wonderfully satisfying.  I haven't felt adequately full in a month and a half.  My husband and I do not venture out on Black Friday, but we did find some great deals online.  I may have gone a little overboard.

I'm finally doing Q & A Monday on MONDAY for a change! lol

It is time again for Friend Makin' Monday.  If you have a blog, I would like to invite you to answer the questions as well.  Leave me a comment here, so I know you are playing.  Then you can also leave a comment over at All The Weigh, so other folks can check out your answers as well.  It is a fun way to connect to other bloggers.

Unforgettable Moments

1. Share the details of your first kiss.
I was visiting family for Thanksgiving one year and went out on a date with a friend of my brother.  He was a cute and very nice guy and he ended up kissing me later that night.  It was nerve-wrecking!

2. Did you put your foot in your mouth in 2013? If so, tell us about it.
Not to my knowledge.  I try to be thoughtful and tactful with my honesty.

3. Share the story of one of your most embarrassing moments.
Hmmmm, I try to shy away from situations where I might embarrass myself.  One that sticks out is when I lived in Boston in 2000.  My friends and I enjoyed the hobby of meeting celebrities.  One snowy winter day, we ventured down to a music event and ended up meeting 98 Degrees.  Well, 50% of 98 degrees anyway.  The Lachey brothers were rather rude and couldn't be bothered with us.  Justin and Jeff were very nice though.
At one point Jeff came out of the bus to go get food down the street and kindly stopped to take a photo with us.  The bodyguard asked for all our cameras at once so he could take a photo with each camera while we all stood with Jeff.  I was the last one to hand my camera to the bodyguard and when I turned around both of my friends were on either side of Jeff with their arms around him.  I wanted to be right next to him too and was sad I couldn't since he only has two sides. LOL  I said, "I wanted to touch him too!"  When they all laughed, I realized I said it out loud.  That was embarrassing.

DivineMrsDiva.com - Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees circa 2000

4. Tell us what it was like when you traveled outside of your home state or country for the first time.
I don't remember the first time leaving my home state. We moved around a lot when I was a kid, so I don't necessarily feel tied to one place anyway.  The first time I went outside the United States was when I traveled to Vancouver, British Columbia with friends.  I think I was 21 or 22 maybe.  Looking back, it seems like a really spur of the moment overnight trip.  We walked around the city a little bit when we arrived and then changed clothes to go out to a club that night.  I wore a thong for the first time and decided it was NOT for me.  I need more butt support to feel comfortable.  We waited in a line at the club for a while only to find the club extremely packed when we finally got in.  It was so cramped in there that the only way to "dance" was to barely sway back and forth. 

5. Share something that forced you outside of your comfort zone in 2013.
I am absolutely terrified of doctors, hospitals, needles, blood, etc.  The beginning of October, I happened to feel that one side of my neck was bigger than the other.   This forced me to visit several doctors, give various amounts of blood, and have a long needle poked in my neck when they biopsied the nodule.

6. Tell us about a gift that you received that meant a lot to you.
Once I found out I have thyroid cancer, my friends signed a mat board and framed it with a sign that says "No one fights alone."  My sister sent me supportive goodies too.  It means a lot to me to know that all of that positive energy is being sent out into the world for me.

7. Share the details of the best date that you’ve been on in the last year.
As I was trying to decide how to answer this, I realized that Sean and I don't have enough date nights.  We need to remedy that soon.  I guess when we have time and are able to chill we end up staying home, watching a movie, snuggling on the couch, or playing a video game.  I think two of our best this year were in May.  Right before my birthday we had dinner at a tasty fish place and saw Chris Hardwick at the comedy club.  The end of May marked our 5th wedding anniversary, but we were unable to go to the beach like we had planned.  Instead, we met with two real estate agents to start our house hunting process and then had dinner at the place where we were married. 

8.  Describe one beautiful moment that was not captured by a photo.

Every sweet kiss from my husband, every laugh with my friends, every loving hug from friends and family both are beautiful moments that haven't been captured in a photo. I'm happy I can replay them in my head.

9.  Share one important thing that you hope to accomplish before the end of the year.
I know these answers seem pretty focused on one topic, but I hope to get surgery done this month to remove my cancer and officially have the added title of Cancer Survivor.

10.  Tell us about one defining moment of 2013.

Again, I feel that receiving the cancer diagnosis and all the emotions that come with it has been a defining moment.  I'm forced to change parts of myself, but I also see parts of myself and others more clearly.


So there you go!  I hope you participate and link up with Kenlie.  Make sure to let me know you are playing this week!  Have a great week full of fun and laughter!

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