Friday, March 13, 2009

Confession Time....

Becky at My Life As It Should Be tagged me with a meme last week called Confession. It was fun to read her answers so I figured if she could confess openly on her blog, I should be able to handle it too.

Confession Survey

1)What is your blogger name? Helene (or crazy mom of 2 sets of twins)

2) When is your birthday? April 1 - the BIG 40!

3) How long have you been blogging? Since 2006; but I also kept an online journal starting in 2002, documenting my entire "trying to conceive" journey...oh, and what a journey it was!

4) Who tagged you? Becky

5 ) Tell me your 5 most favorite body parts: What if I don't have any?? Um, how about my eyebrows? My hands? Is that stretching it?

6) What do you wish most for your birthday? Peace and quiet so I can grieve over my 30's being done and gone

7) What color are your nails now? Bright red and freshly manicured. Oh wait, I just woke up...let me color, just little hangnails everywhere.

8) Any depressing thoughts lately? Well, I could make a list but that wouldn't be any fun. Probably the most depressing thought is that I feel like I could be a better mother. I start out every day by praying to God to give me strength, patience and and guidance but by mid-morning, I'm practically groveling on the floor begging Him for more...."Please, God...HELP ME!! Can you just take 5 minutes out of your schedule and HELP ME? HELP ME!! All I ask for is more strength, patience and guidance....don't worry about Octomom...she has people making her offers left and right....HELP ME!!"

9) What's your next 1 month's plan? Staying sane, staying sane, staying sane and throwing a fabulous Easter Party for my kids and our friends' kids....and staying sane.

10) At what age did you have your 1st crush? This is sick but I had a huge crush on my 8th grade Government teacher, Mr Gomez. He had thick wavy brown hair, huge blue eyes...I dreamed I would marry him someday. I even confessed my undying love for him one day after class and he just looked at me, all pathetic like, and said, "Awww, that's very hurry along or you'll be late for math class". I was depressed over it....for a day, until Steve Paglioca asked me if I'd go out with him and then I was all "Mr Gomez who?"

11) Did you attend any school reunion after you graduated till now? No way! I just never had the desire to re-live the "olden days".

12) Have you ever passed gas in public and pretended you didn't smell anything? Passed gas in public and pretended I didn't smell anything - no; passed gas in public and blamed it on my kids - yes

13) Are you a clean freak? I hate clutter but I'm more of a germ freak than a clean freak. Everything in my house has 5 layers of dust and there are cobwebs everywhere but all the doorknobs in my house have been sanitized at least 6 times per day. How's that for obsessive?

14) Which era do you wish you were born into? I think I was born at the right exact time....I don't think I could've lived without electricity or the telephone.

15) Are you a vegetarian? I was for about 30 minutes one day. I happened to read "Skinny Bitch" and it totally grossed me out when they talked about meat.
But I got over it pretty quickly when my husband offered to pick up a chicken sandwich for me for lunch.

16) How many pillows do you sleep with at night? Two

17) Are you a light sleeper or an I-don't-care-if-there's-a-bomb-here sleeper? Before kids - I slept like a baby; After kids - I sleep like a mom, half-asleep just in case someone needs me to find a lost blankie, lost paci, change a diaper, scare away the Boogeyman, catch puke in my bare hands, sing a lullaby or kill a make-believe spider in the middle of the night.

18) Do you secretly wear comfortable granny panties when your man is not around? Secretly?! Are you kidding me? I'm all about comfort. If Tim can't be turned on by my granny panties, it's his problem.

19) What is your ultimate dream job? Being a famous author who gets to be interviewed on all kinds of shows, like Oprah and Ellen. How cool would it be to be one of Barbara Walter's Most Interesting People of the Year?

20) What is it your hubby does that annoys you the most? He has a bad habit of clearing his throat every 30 seconds and it's the most annoying sound....oh and he has a habit of shoveling food in his mouth right after I ask him a question and then I have to sit there and watch him while he chews until he answers me. I always ask him "Why do you continue to put food in your mouth when I just asked you a question and you know I'm waiting for an answer?" ...oh and there's this other thing....wait, I was only supposed to name what annoys me the most but there are just so many, I couldn't narrow it down.

21) What is your dream car? Cadillac Escalade

22) Do you easily wake up in the morning? Most definitely. And having 4 grumbly children with dragon breath greet you first thing in the morning face-to-face would wake you easily too.

23) Do you like hairy men? Most definitely not. Somehow the idea of getting my fingers tangled up in the hair on his back makes me gag.

24) How about goateed men? Nope...I like my man clean shaven. Although I have to say, I had a dream one night about one of the Imagination Movers...the dude with the long hair and the goatee and I was kinda diggin' him.

25) Which one would you prefer, 2 hour spa, 2 hour Thai Massage or 2 hour foot massage? Yes, thank you for asking.

26) Have you ever wished you had a different name other than your real name? Oh yeah, I've always disliked my name. People usually think it's Helen and then when they ask me to spell it, I say "it's just Helen with an 'e' on the end".....they just stare at me and say "what?" Is it really that complicated?

27) What is the most extreme sport you have ever done? 3 IVF cycles....oh, that doesn't count? Giving birth? Nope, doesn't count either? Hmmm, then it would have to bowling....yeah, bowling for sure.

28) Do you prefer traveling in Europe or Asia? I've never been out of the country but I'd probably prefer Europe. Though I'd be happy just driving to the next town and calling it a "vacation".

29) What is your favorite food? SUSHI all the way, although not so much that I'd want to pull a Jeremy Piven anytime soon.

30) What is the most embarrassing moment when you were out on a date? Gosh, I really wish I had something interesting to report here, like puking in my date's car or burping really loud as my date went to kiss me goodnight. But I do have a wickedly mean moment I could confess to. I was set up on a blind date with this guy and the minute I walked in to the bar where I was supposed to meet him, I just didn't find him in any way appealing to the eye. When he made eye contact with me and came over and asked me if I was Helene, I said "no, sorry". The poor guy thought he got stood up. I ignored his e-mails and phone calls afterwards. What can I say...I was shallow back in the day.

Here are the rules: Copy and paste the whole questionnaire and replace my answers with yours. You have to create a link for the blogger who tagged you. Pass to 4 other bloggers. Display the logo anywhere on your blog. Last, answer each question with the truth, and nothing but the TRUTH...this is a confession tag, you know.

Honestly, I'd love to tag everyone who reads this because I like to hear other people's dirty little secrets confessions, so if you want to do this survey, feel free (and let me know you did so I can be nosy and read your confessions).


Morgan said...

40?!? I would never have guessed by looking at your picture on the side!!!

The High Family said...

Shut Up...there is NO WAY you are turning the big 4 0 in a few weeks! I would have guessed late 20's or early 30's! You look GREAT Helene! and April 1st is your birthday? or are you fooling us?

This whole post made me laugh...and that's impressive when it's 1 am and I am trying my darndest not to fall asleep on the couch with the laptop sitting on me. :)

I can soooo relate to the "name" issue...I will always be doomed to spell my entire name for the What the heck was my mother thinking when she named me Bobbi-Jo? Not only do I have to correct the spelling of Bobbi (NO Y OR IE!!!) BUT I have to say hyphen then Jo afterwards and it totally confuses everyone. Sadly most people do not know what a "-" is... I don't have a middle name and I love when I get junkmail that has Bobbie J. (double whammy) on the envelope...oh and I am soooo over the "HIGH" jokes and I've only been married 5 poor poor children.

Ok off to bed. Nighty night HelenE! ;)

Anonymous said...

You are too funny.


what's a jeremy piven?

Tami said...

*grin* I must have had a brain fart, cuz I forgot to tell you I did the confession time LOL.
thank you for the fun!

Ginny Marie said...

I hate to tag you again, but I have an award for you over on my blog. I might just come back to copy these questions, though...looks like fun!

Tabbatha Rose said...

Ok Helene Im gonna bite soon as I get a chance. LOL Loved those answers.

MommyAmy said...

Ok, you crack me up! I'm gonna have to post my own confessions later. Maybe tomorrow or something... I'll come back and let you know when I'm done. :)

Hey, glad you're gonna give my Greek meal a try! It's sooooo good, you're gonna be glad you did! As far as spices go, don't worry about that part too much. I'd say just toss some oregano, basil, and salt & pepper on the chicken and it'll turn out awesome. No need to go buy anything fancy. The only reason I used those Greek BBQ seasonings was because my parents bought them for me on their Mediterranean cruise (I know... I hate them too). So I doubt you'd be able to find them at the local grocery store. Improvise! The most important part of the meal is the salad anyway in my opinion. :)

Christina said...

I WANT AN ESCALADE! I would love to have one and i hope you will stay sane!

The Sensible Momma said...

I didn't go to my reunion either...

I nominated you for an award- stop by my blog to pick it up!

Hajar Zamzam Ismail said...

I'm with you on number 23, that's a disgusting visual.
I "confessed" too. said...

Always fun hearing about you ")

I broke up with a guy once because he cleared his throat every 30 know me...superficial!


Praying for your sanity ")

You are such a good Mommy and I love your blog!

Betty said...

You look Great!
lol! peace and quiet so you can grieve over your 30's. too cute.

#15 was so totally me too. lol!

#23 I don't either, yucky!

I love this list.

Chris said...

I have never been to a reunion either. I don't have any desire to relive the good old days either.

Jen said...

I liked getting to know you better. I may have to do this myself. ;)

Claroux said...

I can never resist these. Here's the link to mine:

BTW - you don't even look CLOSE to 40!!! I'm seriously impressed!

Ambulance Mommy said...

ok, for number 12: I have totally done that!!!!

and number 18: AMEN my sister!!! Same here!!!

Anonymous said...

I did it....I will post it.....

Anonymous said...


I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr

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