Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Your questions answered!

Happy Friday!!  I am back from Scotland and getting things back in order while trying to ignore my jetlag.  I had a great time visiting lots of relatives and I will be blogging about my trip soon!  A while ago I had a milestone post and opened the floor to questions from all of you awesome readers...here are the questions I was asked!

 JMW asked.... What's been your favorite topic so far?

Hm that's a tough one.  I have written about so many things over the last few years...perhaps my most important post is the one I wrote about women without friends.  It struck a chord with so many of my readers and blog friends and got a lot of comments....some agreed, some didn't...but it got the conversation rolling!  Also my Advice For My 14 Year Old Self series is very important to me.  It made me look at my life with fresh eyes and see I have accomplished a lot and have a lot to contribute...and it gave me the opportunity to meet one of my life's dreams head on...publishing a book.

I also especially love the conversations with The Little Prince.  I know years from now I will cherish those posts - some day I will print my entire blog as a book for him.

 How I Met Your Father asked...What was your wedding like? Would you care to share pictures? You have mentioned it was in Scotland and was in a castle... it sounds beautiful!  And...how did you meet your Suburban Prince?

My wedding was very Scottish...I did a lot of research on ancient wedding traditions so we incorporated a traditional hand-fasting, lots of tartan, a piper, and we jumped the broom (a tradition brought to the islands and southern US by the Scots in the 18th century).

We were married in Toronto at a Masonic temple in 2003 and as many of you know, I keep identifying photos/names off of my blog.  If you are friends with me on Facebook you will be able to find a few wedding photos on there.

I met the Suburban Prince on an online dating site.  It was 2002, around my birthday and we chatted for a couple of days, decided to meet and have been together ever since.

 KatiePerk asked...If you could choose a husband from television show characters, which husband would you choose?

Wow!  What a great question!  I think I would have to say Harry Goldenblatt - he is smart, charming, successful, well dressed, kind, and adores his wife.  He is also great with his children and loves his wife's friends.  What more could a woman want?  

LPC asked... Pray tell, although you may already told this story, how did you get into the ribbon business?

Years ago...back when I was a single working girl in the big city someone in the office told me her father left her his ribbon business.  I guess that stuck with me because a year ago when I was looking for something to do that would allow me to stay home and be something the Little Prince could work on as well...I kept thinking about the ribbon.  I did a lot of research and found the equipment online, ordered it and got to work on marketing, website, business cards etc.   Within a few months Royal Ribbons was in the black and growing bigger than I ever could've imagined!  Now I am working on plans to expand the business and add more personalized items...hopefully there will be an announcement soon!

Glitterista asked... I'd love to hear about your wedding, too and anything about your "normal" weekly routine. ;)

Normal?  Routine?  I don't know if I have anything resembling either of those!   Because the Suburban Prince works swing shift we are always all over the place - one of us is always coming or going!  I do try really hard to keep Wednesday as pajama day.  The Little Prince and I stay home in our jammies, watch cartoons, cook, clean, do laundry and just enjoy a day not having to run around anywhere.  I have Rotary on Monday nights, the Little Prince is starting soccer on Mondays as well so that will require some shuffling.  I tend to tread water a lot and do what I can when I can. I have meetings for committees on all different days at different times so no two weeks are the same!  Well, except for my shows - they tell me what day it is!

Have a fabulous day!

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MCW said...

Harry Goldenblatt is a GREAT choice!

Can't wait to hear more about your trip!

Glitterista said...

Love Harry! What a great answer. What a great idea to try to keep Wednesdays as pajama days. I'm sure it's great to stay home with the Suburban Prince and get lots of things done around the house. :)

The imPerfect Housewife said...

I love these Q & A's ~ it's fun learning about our blog friends. I've said it all along, you're a great mama and that little Prince is a lucky boy. Have a great week ~

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Welcome back!
Interesting questions and answers.

Thinking of TV husbands made me think of Ralph Kramdon (spelling?) from the Honeymooners and Ricky Ricardo from I love Lucy...your choice is so much better!

Anonymous said...

You jumped the broom and hand fasted? I am so envious

LR @ Magnificent or Egregious said...

Welcome back! Looking forward to hearing about your trip!

I just read through your Women Without Friends post...it totally resonated with me. Wow.

Debra said...

I love finding out more about my favorite bloggers! :)

I am so excited that school is out this week so we can have pajama day again - it's more like bathing suit day most of the time but I always try to keep one day at home each week. That's the one thing I miss about the pre-school days!

Glad you're back. Can't wait to hear about the trip.

The enchanted home said...

Love that you said Harry...there is something so endearing, sweet and gentle about him....proof that its not always about looks. Would take a kind, gentle hearted average looking man over a moody, arrogant jerk who happens to be red hot anyday..lol!

LPC said...

So glad you told the story. It's a good one too:). Thanks!

Shelley said...

I think the ribbon business is a great idea! Online dating? My aunt met her husband through a singles ad, so I know these things do work out occasionally. Thanks for sharing all this info!

Shelley said...

Oh, and thanks for not making me figure out those squiggly letters...I'm not very good at it!

Amy Fee Garner said...

Can't wait to read more about your trip!

Leigh Powell Hines (Hines-Sight Blog) said...

Glad that you had a nice time in Scotland. Looking forward to your posts.

Love the Q and A.

Anonymous said...

Just went back and re-read the post about women friends. I need to bookmark it.