20. Put your music player on shuffle and write the first three songs that play and what your initial thought is
I did this the other day and my thought was “damn, these are lame.” 1) Rolling in the Deep – Adele. OK, so this one isn’t lame. But hilarious nugget of information, this is one of my dad’s favorite songs. So, I can’t listen to it without thinking of my 60+ father rocking out to it. That just makes me smile. 2) A Groovy Kind of Love – Phil Collins. See my note above about being lame. 3) Prince Paul – Everlast. I don’t know that I’ve ever sat down and listened to this song in its entirety …
21. Your zodiac/horoscope and whether you think it fits you
Heh. I’m a Leo. I think that’s the bossiest sign in the Zodiac and if you met me and my eldest son on any given day, you’d know that we were born in the right house.
22. Your morning routine
I wake up. Usually with a child somewhere in my near vicinity. If I’m lucky, I get really nice snuggles; if I’m not, they immediately demand beverages. My husband leaves for work – I resent him just a little bit, because that’s when both of my children decide that he’s their favorite/preferred parent and they demonstrate that by having epic meltdowns. And this is before 630 AM. Way before coffee. At around 7, they get breakfast. After breakfast, I either pick up the disaster that we’ve made of the kitchen or I catch up on my reading. Coffee is made at some point in this juncture. It’s not the first thing I do in the AM, because I actually like to sit and enjoy it and that’s what I do when I go down to my desk for work. And then the babysitter arrives at 8. I resist the urge to hug her and thank her for restoring my sanity. I fill her in on whether my children have the urge to use their powers for good or evil. Then I go to work.
23. A family member you dislike
Hmmm … this writing challenge doesn’t pull punches, does it? And right before Thanksgiving too. Honestly – I don’t really have a family member that I dislike. There are certain family members who do things I dislike, but considering that they put up with my shenanigans, we’ll call it even.
24. Something you miss
My grandpa Stan. Every day of my life. I think he’d be amused by my writing escapades. He would definitely be amused by his great-grandsons.