It's that time again! Thanks for playing along here on Wednesdays, and know that newcomers are always welcome to join the fun. Answer the questions on your own blog, then add your link at the end of my post. Here we go-
1. When was the last time you relocated? Did you move yourself or leave it to the professionals? Are you happy staying put or is there a move in your future? Best thing about moving to a new city or town? Least favorite and/or hardest thing about moving house?
I moved on Saturday. Prior to Saturday's relo I moved June 11th. Yes twice in one summer, and we're only in Phase 3. Also, relo is the term those of us in the business use when discussing relocation. I'm not actually in the relo business, but quite often it feels as if I am.
We won't be staying put. This is a four phase plan and we're only in phase three. There's definitely another move in my future, but not this calendar year. And I'm a firm believer in leaving it to the professionals whenever possible.
Best thing about moving to a new city or town? I love having somewhere new to explore, and I enjoy meeting new people wherever we roam. Worst thing? Hmmm...definitely a first world problem, but finding a new person to cut my hair ranks high on my list. Then there's all the bureaucratic rigmarole. We were at the DMV yesterday, twice!!, and still don't have a license or our cars tagged so there's that.
Moving is a process and I know it takes a good year for a new place to feel like it's truly my own.
2. When were you last 'moved to tears'? Explain.
We attended a wedding recently, and I am always moved to tears at that first glance of a bride on her father's arm at the back of the church. Pass the tissues please.
3. Do you have rules about eating in the car...any forbidden foods? What's the last thing you consumed in your car? Your go-to car snack when traveling long distance?
I don't have a lot of rules about eating in my car, but there are a few. No fast food because I can't handle the lingering smell, and nothing greasy or drippy. My feelings are crumbs can be vacuumed up, but hubs has a strict 'non-particulate' snacks only rule. I think he likes to say that word, but we all know the ones he means.
Daughter1 rode to TN one time with her aunt (hubs sister) and she phoned hubs to tell him they stopped for snacks and the nephews chose sunflower seeds and pork rinds. Hubs could hardly stand to think about it. My go-to car snack is Twizzlers, and that is also my most recently consumed.
4. Share a favorite song relating to cars and/or driving.
Life is a Highway by Tom Cochrane. I like the Rascal Flatts version too, but the original always makes me think of Daughter2. I actually wrote a post about it when she graduated from college (here if you're curious), but in short...Daughter2 latched onto this song as a happy, chatty toddler, and to this day whenever I hear it I flash back to the sweetness of her at age two and a half, strapped into the car seat, singing to her heart's content.
5. What's your most frequently visited drive-thru...Starbucks? the bank? the pharmacy? some other window?
There wasn't a Starbucks in tinytown, and Dunkin Donuts didn't have a drive thru. I never use the pharmacy window, so I'm going to say the ATM because I do seem to be there a lot.
6. "He who hesitates is lost"...would you agree? When it comes to making decisions do you generally act quickly or do you more often than not fall into the 'lost' category?
Would I agree? Not always. Sometimes it's wise to hesitate and mull things over before diving in. Of course there is such a thing as too much hesitation, which is probably where I land too much of the time, but I'm a thinker and sometimes 'he who hesitates keeps from making a big blunder'.
7. When was the last time you got lost? Was it stressful or an unexpected happy adventure?
I rely on my GPS and am thankful for technology that keeps me mostly on track. I have absolutely no sense of direction, and at least once a week we'll drive somewhere and hubs will say, 'You have no idea where we are, do you?' Guilty.
We've taken some wrong turns and side routes that were unplanned, but I'm not sure that's the same as being truly lost. Here's how we roll-
We're driving along and realize we missed a turn, are on the wrong road, or the GPS can't 'find' us. Some lively discussion ensues as to which one of us is responsible for this new turn of events before we regroup and carry on, trying our best to make it a happy adventure.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I have so many random thoughts percolating right now my head is in a constant state of spin. I'm stockpiling random thoughts for future blogging, so am kind of reluctant to throw one out there now, which I know makes it sound like you should brace yourselves for some really deep and interesting bit of writing down the road, but don't. It's more like I have so many stray thoughts I don't know which to keep and which to discard. Which ones I want to blog about and which ones I want to forget. How about this-we have a small road trip this weekend. I know! We are officially insane.