The Sunshine Award

31 Mar


Anyone who knows me and how much I loved my nickname from my Gram as a child, knows that if someone sticks the word ‘Sunshine’ onto anything, I’ll love it.

Anyone who knows that I am a little overtaken by my five girlies and my handsome man, therefore undertaken in the adult conversation department, know that I would jump on a chance to participate in anything related to another adult. Ha!

My friend, Katie, over at Single.Simple.Studio, has nominated me for a Sunshine Award!  (Awww! Cue the ‘I-wish-we-lived-closer-I-really-do’ comments.)

The Sunshine Award is given to blogger who brightens your day (thank ya, lady!) and you answer 10 questions that the nominator gave you, then you pass on the love by nominating 10 others (I’m not sure I have that many friends! I’d better get on that! ha!) and asking them 10 new questions!

Here goes with my Q’s from Katie:

1. If you could go anywhere right now, where would you go?

Does back in time for a visit count?  Then it might be harder to choose…so, I’ll say it doesn’t.  How about to Europe.  I’ve never been, I’d love to go. Sure, I could nail down a location. Perhaps a favorite city or a specific attraction, but who would want to limit themselves if they are going wherever they want?  A month long trip to Europe. That’s my final answer.
2. If you could have one super power, what would it be?

Super powers would be awesome!  I’m thinking ahead to moving to Japan and the fact that we have to visits back home (30+ hours away) before then….how about teleportation?! For me and any of those that I’m touching!
3. Do you have a favorite show?

We don’t have cable, but I do still love a good series to get sucked into.  Currently, I like The Voice, Revolution, and The Big Bang Theory.  I LOVE Parenthood.  I like to jump on series on disc and ignore the children the housework until they’re done.  Most recently, it was Orange is the New Black and Breaking Bad, but Weeds was a favorite too.  My all-time favorite though, has got to be FRIENDS.  It’s so classic it can’t be beat.  It sounds like I watch a lot more television than I do, I promise!

4. If you weren’t a full-time mom/blogger/teacher at home, what would you want to be doing?

Oh, man, that’s hard.  Who knows what you would have if the current situation wasn’t there.  I’d like to say I couldn’t imagine anything different, but that might be a lie.  I would love to have had the opportunity to go to art school, live in a city studio apartment, to see where that would take me.  I would imagine in an alternate world I would be doing all the things I love and ‘don’t have time for’ now…more art, more writing, more sewing, more going out with friends…things I’ll hope to busy myself with when they littles don’t need me so much.
5. What do you miss the most about our hometown? 🙂

Ooh, loaded question. The people. 😉 Ha! Now, with that obligatory answer out of the way, I always miss and crave Downtown Deli (thought that’s a bit different given our diet changes), some hot & sour soup at House of Chen, and the fresh crisp air that hits before the worst coldest season of the Midwest.  I guess I like food. 😉
6. What part of Outlander are you most looking forward to seeing on screen this summer?!

Narrow it to one?! Well, first, as I mentioned before, I need to make friends with someone that subscribes to STARZ (applications can be requested through email).  Then, for me, it isn’t even the SEEING, it will be the HEARING! I want to sit and listen to the voices of the characters that have been living in my head since I put the books down.
7. What’s your least favorite food?

Seafood. I am a loser and lump it all in.  No, I haven’t tried all of it. But it smells…even when it’s the good stuff it smells bad. I can’t get over it. Why would you put something that smells like that in your face? Blech.
8. Ocean or lake?

To be in, neither. I am not a water fan at all.  (I remember being saved by the lifeguard at your birthday party forever and a day ago!) But to sit by and enjoy? Ocean. Fo’ sho’.
9. What’s your favorite part about being a mom?

This is a very hard question.  There are so many aspects that make each and everything I do, and conversely, the things I don’t get to do, worth it.  Warm foreheads to kiss, giggles, trust, all the mushy things that are easy to say.  I think digging deeper than that, the best part about being a mom is the fact that I have one life goal already realized.  A simple thing as their existence makes my role on this Earth realized.  Everything else is cake.
10. What’s your LEAST favorite part about being a mom?!

I should have rearranged your questions and ended on the good. Ha!  Least favorite thing…I will not even attempt to lie and say it’s all peachy, the worst thing…see it’s hard to even choose! The good does come with the bad!  Alright. The worst thing, as of today, as of the moment I needed to commit and finish the answer…not having the ability at the moment to be me.  Not mama. Misty. Me.  I think the name of the blog says it all.  This Mama Matters. Damn it.  And the hardest part is even after all the wifely and motherly commitments, it’s still on me to make it happen.  I’m getting there. 😉

Thanks for the fun, Katie!

And, now for the chain to continue (I’m only sending to one…I’m a loser like that.  BUT, I did always do the chain letters to completion when I was younger, don’t think I didn’t!

I would love for Roxanne, my Ignite Collaboration partner (as seen on the Artist page) and friend, at Imaging Rox to answer the following questions:

1. What is your favorite flower? Why?

2. What do you enjoy shooting the most (I know you like firearms, I mean photography!)?

3. Which is better: sandals in summer or slippers in winter?

4. If you could add 2 more hours to each day, what do you fill them with?

5. Coffee–the smell, the caffeine, the taste…put them in order of what you enjoy.

6. Speaking of orders, P and I disagree on the order for the following–in the correct my order, least to most favorite: rice, pasta, potatoes.  What is your order?

7.  If you could relocate your family anywhere (I’m thinking away from Iowa winters), where would it be?

8. Best feeling in the world? (Two of mine: new socks and having my pant legs pulled down while I’m sitting down getting comfy…weird, I know.)

9. Any stupid human tricks?

10. Crayons and playdough (can you guess what the girls are doing?!)—good smells or bad?


3 Responses to “The Sunshine Award”

  1. Katie March 31, 2014 at 8:09 pm #

    Woo hoo, thanks for answering!

    I totally forgot about the incident at the pool for my birthday! I don’t remember where we were – do you? I know I liked to go to the pool in Boone a lot because it had that big slide.

    The voices of the characters – YES! That’s going to be amazing. In my head I hardly ever hear Claire with a British accent even though I know she has one. It is just hard for me to do it in my head 🙂

    • mmeschmitz March 31, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

      It’s hard to do it in my head bc I’m Claire! I don’t have one. ;). I wish. Ha!

    • mmeschmitz March 31, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

      Oh, and I’m not sure about which pool. It was at the end of a slide though, so it might have been there!

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