So, as promised, you asked and I'm going to answer. Actually, there were a few questions about my exact location. I try to do my best to not disclose this specific info as there are some serious creepers out there and the thought of them knowing where I live is even creepier. Sorry! :)
In the order I received them...
Q: Are you & Dan planning to have another baby? (As if this isn't the first time you've been asked this :))
Have you considered any PT work positions instead of going back into career girl?
Have you considered any PT work positions instead of going back into career girl?
A: I am looking forward to having another baby and Dan and I will hopefully be having another babe in the future. However, it will likely be at least two to three years from now as, once I find a job, I would like to show them my worth and give them my all for a few years before I take off on maternity leave... I think that's only fair. As far as going back to work PT... I have definitely considered it. If I could find a job I would love, that would provide a good income, I would definitely do it. But, unfortunately, I'm not "rich" and I need a good income so my hubby and I can live comfortably.
Q: What do you think is ideal spacing between siblings?
A: Good question. I have heard pros and cons for both and I totally think it depends on your family and the make-up of your family. For having kids several years apart, I have heard that it's not so great because the kids don't like to play together. On the other hand, I've heard (specifically with girls but I know it works both ways) that older kids are super helpful as they look at their new sibling as a "doll" and all the want to do is help. Because of the way I grew up, I always kind of assumed I'd have kids relatively close together (my sis and I are 18 months apart) - I think we often try to replicate our own childhoods (if they were good ones). However, life just don't work that way... plans change. See the question above for more on that! :)
Q: What does your husband do for a living that has afforded you to be a SAHM and what kind of job are you currently looking for?
A: My husband is loaded rich and owns several large companies. HAH. I'm so lying. I assume this question must be from one of my American friends and here is the answer... In Canada we get a year of maternity leave. So, I am not a SAHM, I am on maternity leave. My husband's family is all American (as is he) and they all wanted to move to Canada when I told them we get a year maternity leave. It's pretty great, I'm not going to lie... I have so much respect for you gals who have to go back to work so soon.
Q: As an American, I am quite jealous that Canadians have free healthcare -- is the quality of your healthcare system just as great?
A: To be clear, I've never experienced the American healthcare system. With that said, I love the healthcare system in Canada. Yes, it's not perfect - there are long wait times and so on. But it's fabulous that I know my family will be taken care of to the best possible standard no matter what, no cost. And, it's my understanding that many of the issues we have in our healthcare system are widespread, regardless of whether your country has free healthcare or not. When I saw the documentary Michael Moore did on the healthcare system in the U.S. (and I don't know much about it, I am not critisizing, trust me) - specifically, when I saw families losing their homes because they couldn't afford their healthcare bills, that was heartbreaking. That is not something we worry about here in Canada and that's wonderful.
Q: How did you and your hubbs meet?
A: I'll try to shorten this as I could likely get carried away. I worked at a bar during university. Dan used to come in for lunch with his colleagues and I loved him. I barely spoke to him cause I'm a wuss but I used to call him "Clark Kent" because he wore glasses and was kind of "geeky" looking but super hot at the same time. :p Anyways, like I said, never talked to him except to ask if he wanted more Coke or Ketchup. A few months later, my roomie dragged me to her work Christmas party (I'm not a super party gal) and he showed up with his roomie. He sat at the table near me and I FORCED myself to talk to him... pretending he looked familiar and trying to find out how we recognized each other (meanwhile I'm thinking "it's CLARK KENT"). We talked all night and I got his ICQ (yes, remember ICQ) contact from his roomie (cause I was too wussy to ask him myself) and we talked all Christmas (he went to Cali and I went to Toronto for x-mas). When we got back we went on a date and that was that. We both knew right away - we said the "l" word within a month of our first date (insert your "ahhhhhh"s here). :p
Q: What do you believe?? Every once in awhile you mention God, but then you also say "OMG" and stuff like that; what do you believe about God, and how do you think that will affect how you raise your daughter?
A: This is a tough question that I prefer not to go into too much detail about... I try my hardest to avoid the "risky" subjects - politics, religion, etc. as I want to keep MOmMy bRaIn light and I don't want to offend anybody. With that said, I absolutely believe in God and will raise my daughter to have faith as it has given me strength and peace of mind throughout my life.
Q: How did you meet your lucky man? :) How did you know he was the one? Do you feel in love at first sight?
A: I answered the first part of this question above. How did I know he was the one? Mostly because he was the first guy I dated who I could really be myself with. Other than that, we were best friends and we still are. Even when we're having those "I hate you" days, we can still laugh and we always get over it. Marriage is not perfect and mine is no different - it is WAY harder than I would have ever believed growing up. It's hard work. A good family friend gave me advice when I got engaged - she said two things (1) Be each other's best friend and (2) Getting out is not an option, especially when you have kids... you have to work for it. This was the best advice I've been given on marriage to date.
Q: Since this is anonymous and won't be seen by others :) I just wanted to tell you that it's 'nada,' not 'nodda.' The first few times I just ignored it, but you seem to use the phrase a lot so I thought I'd let you know! :)
A: Ha ha ha ha ha ha. Thanks for letting me know... honestly, you could probably find 1000 spelling/grammar errors in each of my posts. I still spell "definitely" wrong almost every time I type it and I always want to say "as per ugge" as in "per usual" but I never know how to spell ugge, usge, ?!?!? Maybe you can tell me?? :)
Q: Tim Riggins or Coach Taylor?
A: Hardest question I was asked. For those of you who haven't watched Friday Night Lights... Season Four starts on NBC on May 7th and, honestly, if you don't watch it, I don't want to be friends anymore because I know you'll love it and anyone who passes on something that will make them happy is crazy, and thus, shouldn't be my friend! ha ha ha, joking. But, seriously, it's awesome. Eff. I still can't answer this question. Tim Riggins is obviously the obvious choice but I love how Coach Taylor is such a MAN. This question needs more detail - are we talking a one night stand or long term relationship? Like, if I choose Riggins do I only get him for a one night stand (as per the show) or do I get him permanently? I assume that part of the question is that if I choose Riggins I am assuming I only get one night with him vs. choosing Coach who I would mostly likely marry and have football babies with... hmm. I may change my mind a thousand times over this but I'm choosing Coach Taylor. I like a man who will fight with me about putting out the garbage (cause he feels it's his duty)... that's hot. Ahhhh, Tim Riggins though. Ok, Coach Taylor. Tim Riggins. Coach Taylor. Tim Riggins. Definitely Riggins if I can have him for life... I mean he was a pretty good "Dad" to that kid next door of the older chick he was sleeping with. :p
Q: Which online photography course are you doing? Would you recommend it? What type of camera do you use?
A: I'm doing a four-week, camera specific course right now on betterphoto.com. It was great. There is so much to learn about photography and your camera, that I think it will take me years to figure it all out. But this course was definitely a great start and I am definitely a better photographer than I was four weeks ago! I use a Canon Rebel EOS XSi and I love it.
Q: I noticed once that you are a fellow Canuck... what part of Canada do you live in? And do you like it there?
A: I live in Eastern Canada and I love it here. I've lived in a few provinces and definitely (spelled that right the first time FYI) have found my home here. YAY Canada! Such a fabulous place to live.
Q: What's your biggest pet peeve?
A: Hmmm. Probably my biggest pet peeve is when people try to make it seem like their life is perfect... when people are fake and try to hard. That drives me nuts. I notice it more as a Mom now because I am aware of when other Moms are putting on a "show" to make it seem like they are a super Mom and have it all under control, when we all know that none of us has it under control all the time! These would be the same people who put on make-up, push-up bras and do their hair before going to the gym. :p You're crazy! :p ha ha ha.
K, that's all I got... I consolidated a few questions as they were similar or the same.
This was fun - a lot less personal questions than I expected... I didn't know what to expect opening up myself to anonymous questions! :) Thanks again for participating!
If you ever have any other questions, let me know - I'll answer. :)
Happy weekend - yipee!