All the Sun For You

A mom, two boys, a husband, and a whole lot of adventure!

20 Questions Answered


PAIL asked us to do this fun little game of 20 questions to help bring an interruption to the silence that seems to be lurking in the blogosphere.  Happy to do my part!

  • What was the last thing you threw in the garbage/recycling? – Yet another berry container.  This boy of ours goes through so many berries in a day, especially blueberries, that I’m recycling a container at least once a day.  Add my love of berries into the mix, and I bet we recycle 1.5 containers a day.
  • What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod? – No iPods in this house, thank you very much!  That would be like a sales guy for Coca Cola drinking a Pepsi.  Just plain WRONG!  I think the #1 song we listen to is “Mermaid” by Train which we play for Matthew on our Windows8 Phones almost constantly.
  • What is your favorite quote?“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” – Plato.  This is so important to remember on a moment-to-moment basis, but I’m not good at remembering it all the time.
  • What chore do you absolutely hate doing? – Cleaning.  This caused us a great deal of stress during our days of dating.  If I was in the mood to clean, B would not be – and vice versa.  For my wedding present (almost 6 years ago, B hired a cleaning service for one year.  I told him then that this was a lifetime commitment – and not a 1 year gift.  He agreed.  We’ve removed that stress from our relationship and marriage – and it is worth the cost every other week!
  • What is your favorite form of exercise? – Running and kickboxing are my favorites ways to get in shape.  I think they’re both important because they work different muscle groups and burn calories differently.  I met B through kickboxing, so that will always be my favorite!  Resistance training and weight lifting should be on my list, but I find them boring.
  • What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year? – My favorite day of the week is Wednesday, because Matthew has gymnastics which gets us up and moving early and out and about.  My favorite month of the year is June – not too hot yet, and nicely cool in the evenings for outside activities!  My favorite time of day is right after Matthew’s afternoon nap when he’s refreshed and super excited to play!
  • What is on your bedside table? – Laptop, remotes, baby monitor, lube, and my WindowsPhone.  No, I’m kidding about the lube.  Honestly (it’s in the bathroom)!
  • What is your favorite body part? – HA!  Umm… I think the most attractive thing to me in men are their shoulders and arms.  I love nicely shaped shoulders and arms.  On my own body, my favorite body part are my fingers – they’re long and I can wear wide rings because of them (but they were no help to me when learning how to play the piano!).
  • Would you use the power of invisibility for good or evil? Elaborate.  – “Evil,” I think.  I would use it to be a fly on the wall, so I guess that’s evil.  I wouldn’t reveal anything I heard while listening in (except to B, because you’ve got to tell someone!), but eavesdropping is evil, isn’t it?
  • If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be?  – I would probably choose to stay 30 forever because that’s how old I was when I met B and we had the time of our lives that year!
  • What is the first thing you would do if you won the lottery? – I would pay off our debts in full – house and cars.  I would then put heaps of money into education accounts for each of my own kids, and the kids of our siblings.  I think I would then save the rest after taking a very nice trip somewhere for a very long time!
  • What is your biggest pet peeve? – Dishonesty.  I am honest to a fault (I’ll tell you the truth even if you don’t want to hear it), so when others are blatantly dishonest, I can’t handle it.  I can’t get over it.  I also can’t stand bold arrogance.
  • If you could know the answer to any question, what would it be? – I would want to know if there’s anything after death.  Logic tells me no, but hope tells me yes.  I would like to know.
  • At what age did you become an adult? – 26 – without elaborating, this is the age when I really realized what it meant to take responsibility for my own actions.
  • Recommend a book, movie, or television show in three sentences or less. – This is probably going to sound redundant to others, but Downton Abbey.  I cannot get enough of it (but will be finishing it up tonight, sniff sniff), and you won’t either.  It is fabulous!
  • What did you do growing up that got you into trouble? – Fighting with my sisters got me into big trouble.  It got us all into trouble.  My mom just “couldn’t understand why (we) girls would fight.”  BECAUSE WE ARE SISTERS AND WE’RE YOUR DAUGHTERS!  Enough said!
  • What was the first album you bought with your own money? – I don’t know, but I bet it was Bon Jovi New Jersey, or something awesome like that!
  • If someone wrote a book about you, what would be the title?You Really do Mellow with Age
  • What story do you wish your family would stop telling about you? – Well, it’s not necessarily a story, but a skill?  I took French for 6 years and can’t speak a lick of it, but the one thing I did get out of the class was how to say animal sounds in French.  My parents would have me “do French animal sounds” at the table for dinner guests, family members, etc.  They still bring it up, and it’s not awful, but I’m so past it!  Clearly they’re not!
  • True or false: The unicorn is the greatest mythical creature. State your case.  Totally FALSE.  I do not like unicorns one bit, and never have.  I think they’re creepy and weird.  My favorite mythical creature is the leprechaun – being a St. Patrick’s Day baby and all!

Seriously Creepy!

Author: Courtney

Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do. I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!

8 thoughts on “20 Questions Answered

  1. LOL. I am absolutely loving reading these surveys. I would totally love to be a fly on the wall, and I’d also tell Charlie everything I saw. Too much fun. 🙂

    Aussi, c’est triste que tu ne peux parle le francias apres six ans d’education!!! (I can’t do accents on this keyboard – boo!)

  2. So interesting!!!!!! So with you on the fly on the wall thing!

  3. 2 things: I just wrote mine (not posted yet) and I totally mentioned lube in the bedside table, LOL 🙂 That’s funny about the French sounds animals make. We have a couple of French books for Miss E and one is “A la Ferme” and it’s a counting / French animal sounds book. “Huit Canards, Coin coin” is my personal fave.

  4. You know, I really think it would be possible to create a unicorn if enough science was put into it… all you need to do is somehow force a horse and a narwhal to mate (or do some IVF trickery to make that happen in a petri dish) and voila! Not totally sure how you get around the mammal vs. fish thing, but I leave that to the scientists. Personally, I could do without dwarves in green top hats.

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  6. Downton Abbey! OH YEAH. Love love love love love. LOVE.

    Perfect book title. Totally suits you! 😉

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