Saturday, September 01, 2007

Random information

I saw this at Tracy's blog. Here is how you play!

  • Leave me a comment saying anything random, like [the food you hate most in all the world]. Something random. Whatever you like.
  • I respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better.
  • You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
  • You will include this explanation and offer to ask someone else in the post.
  • When others comment asking to be asked, you will ask them five questions.

And questions from Tracy!

1 - In what genre would you categorize your novel-in-progress?
Historical Fiction.

2 - What is the best parenting or baby book that you have read?
Hmmm...I need to find and re-read some of the baby books! This 6-year age gap between my youngest and this bean on the way makes me think I might need a review!
I am currently reading Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World. I have not finished it yet so I can't give it a fair rating but it's worth a look.
I don't know that I have ONE favorite but I found Easy to Love, Difficult to Discipline very helpful and I loved The Three Martini Playdate!

3 - What is your best advice for getting out and meeting people when you move to a new town?This one is hard but gets a little easier with each move--especially with children! I could sit at home all day and become a hermit but I can't let my children live that way (or have them kill each other when they are each other's sole playmates)!

Go to the playgrounds or even play outside in your front yard! Even if it seems incredibly hot, kids in the neighborhood sense when there are other kids outside--especially new ones! Sooner or later, they bring their parents along to say hello, too! Trying to get your kids involved with things means you meet other moms in the process. They're always my first friends!

My kids go to Catholic school which means they don't attend the same public school as most of the neighbors. My daughter especially is very shy at the beginning of school so I made a concerted effort this summer to track down families attending their school so the kids would recognize a few friendly faces on their first day. (I, in turn, knew a few moms on the first day, too!)

4 - How does Indiana compare to Kansas?
I see more cornfields!! ;)
We have found the people to be so friendly, welcoming and helpful both in Kansas and Indiana. While I've certainly seen "southern hospitality," our neighbors in both Midwestern states have really gone out of their way to welcome us!

5 - Is everything prepped and ready for Little Bean's arrival or do you still have lists of stuff to buy and organize?
I am most certainly not skipping around repeating Spongebob's motto! I am NOT ready! We have been getting other rooms in order so that we appear "moved in." The baby has a room but it's empty! I started shopping for bassinets, cribs, etc. but haven't actually purchased them yet. I will start this week!


Tracy said...

Sounds like things are going well for you. Thanks for playing!

Kellie said...

There is no snooze button on a "puppy" who wants breakfast.

~Author Unknown

LoryKC said...

Thanks for the questions!

Here you go! Thanks for playing!

1. With three daughters and now, it appears, a female puppy, has your house been overrun with pastels, flowers and/or princess themes?

2. Is MacKenna the first family pet? How much has life changed with her arrival?

3. What grade are you teaching this year?

4. Have any of your children attended a Jaguars game yet?

5. Do you have a favorite book or author? If so what (or who) is it?

Kellie said...

Thanks Lory! I've finally got my answers posted!

LoryKC said...

Thanks for playing! You are a busy woman!!