Sunday, August 22, 2010

August Q & A... Part The First

Good Evening Humble Readers...

(I started this post earlier this evening... please forgive the late posting)

Dinner is slowly coming together (pork souvlaki is marinating, greek potatoes are roasting, and salad will come together in a little while) and I was trying to think of something to post about.  My poor addled brain has been pretty darn tired the last couple of days, and my creativity is lacking. 

So, I thought I would go back and answer few questions that have come up in the last few weeks. 

Callista asked: What are you daydreaming about these days? Maternity leave... afternoons to read, time to prepare for this little Halfling's arrival, not having to work.  I've also been daydreaming a bit about Christmas.  Pondering what it's going to be like having a little one to play Santa for. 

Minta asked: who was/is your favorite New Kid?!?!?  Oh Minta... you ask a good question!  When I was in high school it was all about Danny (I loved those muscles!), but now as a grown woman, I have to say that Donnie could eat crackers in my bed any time!

Kakunaa asked: Is there going to be a theme (for the nursery)?  Yes!  Because we are not finding out the gender of the baby, it has to be something neutral, but I didn't want the usual shades of beige and brown.  I also didn't want to have the room decorated in anything licsensed (like Disney).  So I chose to go with an elephant theme.  I found some sweet elephant prints on Etsy, and I have some cute elephant stuffies.  The room will be a soft grey (a colour called 'timber wolf'), with white furniture, and apple green accents. 

Kakunaa also asked: have you picked out names?  Again, yes!  But I'm not telling!  (tee-hee)  I can, however, tell you our criteria for names.  For me, they had to be gender specific (I dislike ambiguous names having grown up with one myself), they had to be old-fashioned, and the first name had to start with a vowel.  I also didn't want them to be overly popular.  My Beloved's one criteria was that we incorporate some family names from his side. 

If any of you have questions for me, please fire away!  I'll post my answers on Friday.  I'll answer (just about) anything!


  1. Great answers...I remember the colour scheme you chose for your nursery...the grey and apple green!


    1. What is that one dish you wish you could make better than you are already making?

    2. What is your least favourite book (till date)?

  2. congratulations on your pregnancy.
    are there any helpful books/website you are reading to help you care for the baby when he/she comes?

  3. I like how you post your readers questions & answer them for all to read. Great idea!

  4. I can't wait to hear the name! :)

  5. We are due only a few weeks apart! We aren't finding out the sex of the baby either. We are trying to come up with two names for a boy and a girl. I'm vibin' on some of the older names myself and I would love if included an X,Y, or Z. And nothing in the top 100!

    I love the apple green accents! I can't wait to see pictures. I think our nursery "theme" would be "Art". I'm an artist so I am making stuff for the walls, blankets, etc. I've also scoured art fairs for other funky decor.

    I look forward to reading more of your blog. Happy ICLW!

  6. Thank you for answering my questions! We are not finding out gender, either, so we are going jungly, if we do anything at all. I'm so excited to see photos :)


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