Mom’s Favorites at 40 Years Old

So mom usually asks us what our favorites are, but this year I decided that I wanted to do it for her. In other words I am taking over mom’s blog for today. And in doing this blog it will hopefully encourage her to do one for us. – Ivy

Mom what’s your favorite…

Color – Red

Food – Potatoes

Meal – Dinner. Wait no, 2nd breakfast

Whiskey – My regular favorite is Jim Beam. My favorite special whiskey is Basil Haydens.

Dog – Goose. Shh don’t tell Trip.

Cat – Gypsy

Person – Dad (John)

Uncle – hmm. I don’t want to answer that. Can we delete that question? Wait, if you are reading this and you’re my uncle, then it’s you.

Author – … that one lady that writes the books I love…

Book – Dealing With Dragons is my all time favorite book, but now I feel disloyal to all the other books.

Cousin – The one who is reading this as well.

Sport – Swimming

Swimming Stroke – Backstroke

COVID19 thing – Capoeira class with the Raizes group in Santa Cruz.

Aunt – My favorite aunt? Are you guys trying to start a family war? (I think dad is).

Animal – My favorite use to be a frog and the theme for today’s for Cool Beans Club is frog drawings so we should do that. But now, it might be a dog… or a goat.

Farm animal that we have – It might be the geese but also the silky chickens. But if you made me choose it would be the geese.

Thing to do inside – I don’t know what to say. I like to… wash the dishes? Nope. Play the piano? Hardly do that… I don’t know.

Thing to do outside – Walk the dogs while taking pictures.

Place to go – Camping (uh…ok?)

Time of day – Time of day? umm 10pm (both start laughing)

Time of year – winter, fall, winter, fall, winter.

Song – I don’t like music (I don’t like that answer. Mostly because I have my headphones on 24/7). Mom: Ok what about I don’t like music that much, I do like the “Whiskey for my Men, beer for my horses” song and “Na ladeira”

Thing to do while we are at school – Enjoy the quiet.

Friend – Sarah (not surprising) for how many years? How old was I in 2nd grade? 8 years old, so we have been friends for 32 years.

Movie – I don’t really watch movies but, probably “French Kiss” because I don’t watch movies.

Thing to do with me – Wash Dishes… JK I like to work out together and I like to yell at you to take your headphones off when I’m trying to talk to you.

Thing to do with Clara – Take care of her pigeons.

Thing to do with Jane – … What do I do with Jane? Wait, do I do things with you guys? Now I feel like a bad mother. Oh wait, she does do the chores with me and that’s fun.

Thing to do with Dad – I don’t know, hang out with him all day, every day FOREVER because that means I can do everything with him.

Thing to do in the car – Currently, since my concussion? Sleep!

Thing to do in your free time – I don’t have free time… eat chocolate in quiet.

Type of clothing – Hooded sweatshirts (me too).

Thing about having kids – um…. Dad “when they are quiet”. Mom “When they do nice things for you like birthday surprises for you and write blogs.”

Flower – Daffodils or forget-me-nots.

Chicken – I don’t have a favorite by name but kind… wyandottes or silkies or any new variety (Dad calls from the other room “So the next chicken”)… Yes

Anything else – Ted the vacuum cleaner (we named out new Robo vacuum cleaner Ted if anyone is confused).

Happy Birthday Mom.