Wednesday, February 1, 2012

BQOTD: Five Easy Questions + De-Lurk

Today's Burning Question(s) of the Day:

1. What was the last thing you read?
2. What was the last thing you ate?
3. What time did you go to bed last night?
4. If you had $100 that you had to spend today, not put towards debt or savings, what would you buy?
5.What's one major thing you hope to accomplish in the next year?

Whether you're a frequent commenter, or have never commented before, I'd love to hear from you!


  1. 1. The Hunger Games trilogy.
    2. A bowl of Special K cereal
    3. 10:30
    4. I would buy some summer clothes for Liv.
    5. To lose 30 pounds

  2. 1. What was the last thing you read? a blog
    2. What was the last thing you ate? peanut butter protein bar
    3. What time did you go to bed last night? 11:15
    4. If you had $100 that you had to spend today, not put towards debt or savings, what would you buy? paint for the house
    5.What's one major thing you hope to accomplish in the next year? finish my book

  3. 1. Harry Potter (I read these far too much)
    2. Strawberries and pb toast
    3. 12:15am
    4. Bare Minerals foundation, bisque, mascara, and eye lid primer (I'm in "need" of all those items)
    5. Make time to work on my side business/hobby

  4. I am reading the first book in the Hunger good!
    2. I am eating granola and yogurt
    3. 10 and that was too late for me :/
    4. A new pair of boots :)
    5.Ok, I can't pick just one...graduate (only a few more months) get a job, get pregnant with #2!

  5. 1. Sarah's Key
    2. Special K fruit crisps
    3. 10:45pm
    4. Maternity clothes for me.
    5. Pay down some debt so we can breathe a little easier

  6. 1- All the way through? A chick lit book from the library on my kindle like a month ago. I don't even remember the name of it.. I've read a few pages here & there of another chick lit book from the library since then. I find it so much easier to read boring/non intense books while I'm on the stationary bike..

    2- A banana in the car on the way to work :)

    3- 10 pm- after Raising Hope

    4- Hmmm maybe new jeans? Mine are getting too small!

    5- Run at least 2 half marathons! April & October!

  7. 1. The last book in the Hunger Game trilogy.
    2. I skipped bfast so chicken from PF Chang.
    3. midnight
    4. make up and perfume at Ulta
    5. to build up my savings

  8. 1. Hollowmen by Amanda Hocking
    2. a fruit medley for breakfast - cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew, and pineapple
    3. LATE! probably around 11pm, but my husband kept me up with his snoring
    4. I'd re-stock on some daily used makeup items from Sephora
    5. I hope to become a Mama and give birth to a healthy babyfofaby

  9. 1. I'm reading the "House Of Night" series. It's fab.
    2. Baked Ruffles..Sour Cream and Cheddar.
    3. 9pm
    4. I would buy dresses and boots.
    5. LOSE WEIGHT!!!

  10. 1. Kushiels Dart
    2. A pop tart
    4.Some maternity cloths for summer
    5.Finish painting the house and landscaping the backyard.

  11. 1. Testimony by Anita Shreve (for me)
    Llama Llama Mad at Mama (for the boys)
    2. Toast and a poached egg with a few Captain Crunch Berries
    3. 11:00- Had to watch White Collar
    4. Shoes
    5. Get settled in our new house/state/community :)

  12. 1.) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    2.) Sausage and Peppers with Rice
    3.) 10:30
    4.) A ticket to see Elton John in concert (he's coming to my city)
    5.) To pay off two large debts in order to pave the way towards buying a home!

    By the way, I love your blog and read it all the time. I have a strong-willed 19 month old daughter and I love your perspective on things!

  13. 1.) Smokin' Sixteen By Janet Evanovich
    2.) 1/2 of a bagel.
    3.) 10:03
    4.) Groceries
    5.) To pay off all of our consumer debt, and put more money into paying off our car.

    Man... am I boring or what??? Ha!

  14. 1. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
    2. A bowl of lentils
    3. 10:30
    4. Books, books, & more books.
    5. Start writing again.

  15. 1. Hop on Pop...what? I have a 2-year old!
    2. Almond M&M's
    3. 9:45 p.m. - which means I missed the end to Biggest Loser. Again.
    4. Spring/Summer clothes for the kiddos. My 5-month old son is growing out of things WAY faster than my daughter did!
    5. Get back to pre-pregnancy weight...ironically, pre-pregnancy for kiddo #2 - I was under my pre-pregnancy weight from #1 when I got pregnant again!

  16. Hunger games
    ranch wheat thins
    a new pair of the toms flats or a new p/s camera
    pay off the last of our debt and/or have a baby

  17. 1. I can't remember the last thing I read, maybe Iron House?
    2. I had an egg sandwich as I was driving in for work
    3. 11:00ish
    4. I would buy jeans. Or boots.
    5. Run a half marathon.

  18. 1. What was the last thing you read? I finished The Forgotten Garden last night and loved it.
    2. What was the last thing you ate? Thin Mints, shamefully.
    3. What time did you go to bed last night? 10:30
    4. If you had $100 that you had to spend today, not put towards debt or savings, what would you buy? I'd replace my 50mm 1.8 lens
    5.What's one major thing you hope to accomplish in the next year? I need to figure out where I stand with my career and home life balance, especially with #2 coming. I'll also need to lose the baby weight +10 pounds come June.

  19. 1. Honestly can't remember the last book I read? Probably some glancing through a text book for Grad School! ha
    2. Chocolate chip granola bar
    3. 12:30am
    4. New clothes for my 5 year old as he has recently grown out of everything!
    5. To get our house up for sale (or have it sold would be great!) And to lose 15 more pounds!

  20. 1. Gilead - M. Robinson
    2. Hummus
    3. 10:15
    4. extra long nursing tanks
    5. Beef up our savings

  21. 1. What was the last thing you read?: The last book I finished was Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon. I'm reading The Fiery Cross now.
    2. What was the last thing you ate?: does drinking a protein shake count?
    3. What time did you go to bed last night?: around 10:30
    4. If you had $100 that you had to spend today, not put towards debt or savings, what would you buy?: I would probably buy a pair of Toms and a pair of bike shorts.
    5.What's one major thing you hope to accomplish in the next year?
    I would love to run my first full marathon. I'm aiming for the Anchorage marathon in June. :)

  22. 1) The hunger games
    2) Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwich, carrots and strawberries.
    3)1:00am. WAY past my bed time.
    4)New sheets. the flannels are just getting way too got.
    5)To have a great first year of marriage!

  23. 1. Game of Thrones, currently reading book 2. Wicked addictive, even though it's not my usual genre.
    2. Left over food from an Arabian restaurant? Greek? I'm not sure where it was from actually... felafel and rice and a dolmade
    3. Fell asleep around 11 after about 2 hours of reading
    4. I would buy crafty stuff, like paints or some new sketch books
    5. Next year I hope to have found a place to live... Heck, if I can settle on a continent, that would be a success!

  24. 1. The Hunger Games
    2. Raspberry Hug :)
    3. 10:15
    4. Can I pay someone to come clean my house? Cause I don't want to...
    5. Get pregnant with #2 :)

  25. 1. a blog! But for a book, I'm reading "An Honest Look at a Mysterious Journey" (John Stumbo)

    2. A (half) almond butter + jelly sandwich.

    3. 11ish.

    4. Some new clothes!

    5. Get in shape and run a 5k.

  26. 1. "Stuffed" by Patricia Volk
    2. Moose Tracks Whitey's Ice Cream
    3. Midnight-ish
    4. I would shop with abandon at Target. Lots of little things I want!
    5. Pay off debt.

  27. 1) The Carrie Diaries
    2) A pickle
    3) 8:30pm
    4) either boots or some Expedit shelves from IKEA
    5) Would love to become a momma, or move

  28. 1. What was the last thing you read?
    Divergent. Just finished it last night :)

    2. What was the last thing you ate?
    Breakfast out with Jesse's grandparents and Jaxon. Bacon and Eggs..

    3. What time did you go to bed last night?

    4. If you had $100 that you had to spend today, not put towards debt or savings, what would you buy?
    I would probably buy some new jeans or tops :)

    5.What's one major thing you hope to accomplish in the next year?
    Move home!

  29. This is so fun!

    1. The last thing I completed was The Hunger Games Trilogy. I am currently reading Divergent!

    2. The last thing I ate was yummy Mexican food from a local restaurant.

    3. I went to bed at about 11:30 last night :)

    4. If I had $100 to spend, I would spend it on a mini-vacay with the husband :)

    5. One major thing I hope to accomplish.. That's a hard one. I'd probably have to say- eliminate some debt!

  30. 1. Drawing Near by John
    2. Fruit and fruit dip
    3. 11:45...later than normal but I was prepping for isaac's bday party.
    4. Buy the supplies for the reading nook in isaac's playroom.
    5. Learn to be a mom to 3 kids without going crazy. :)

  31. 1. Good Omens
    2. Finished up dinner a little bit ago: Baked Buffalo Chicken Taquitos and Salads dressed with homemade Ranch
    3. Go to bed? About 11.30pm. Go to sleep? About 12.30am
    4. I assume I get to spend it only on me and guilt free, right? Right. I think it would be a toss up between a massage, mani/pedi, or new clothes. I really could use all of the above. The clothes are the most practical choice, of course :)
    5. Get pregnant with #2

  32. 1. in the middle of Voyager - 2nd time I've attempted it - hope I make it past this one in the Outlander series this time!
    2. Cheesy Broccoli rice casserole
    3. 10:30pm - way too late for me :)
    4. Probably new baby gifts for the 11 friends of mine that are pregnant!
    5. Giving birth!

  33. 1. The Hunger Games
    2. Leftovers. A piece of chicken and spaghetti squash spaghetti
    3. 9:30. It was early and lovely :)
    4. Clothes or decorations for the house. Basically anything I can find at TJ Maxx :)
    5. Master newborn photography!

  34. Meredith doesn't want to answer her own questions at this time so seeing as how not many people are going to read this post anymore I'll answer.

    1. Fox in Sox
    2. Taco Bell
    3. 1:30 a.m.
    4. I'd probably stock up my fridge with beer.
    5. I'd like to put grass in the back yard. Maybe a couple trees too. And a fridge full of beer.

  35. I think I have commented before but not sure.
    1. The Peach Keeper
    2. Pappasito's fajitas
    3. 12ish
    4. Some new tennis shoes
    5. To be happy with my body (hopefully down a few sizes)

  36. 1. Blogs. I need to get back into a book-reading phase.
    2. Organic granola with milk.
    3. 8:30... what can I say? I'm 25 weeks pregnant and worked a 12 hour day yesterday.
    4. Save it for a new sewing machine.
    5. Becoming a mama. =)

  37. 1. Super Baby Food and 1,000 gifts, simultaneously :)
    2. a bite of josiah's banana sweet potato pancake.
    3. hmm ... i think i last looked at the clock at midnight.
    4. $100 today!? such a hard question b/c i *NEVER* spend money on me and have a hard time even thinking that way. does a massage count? :) that would be AWESOME. and if i had enough, maybe a new bottle of perfume.
    5. having my arms full of babies ... :)

  38. 1. I'm reading Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews.
    2. Sour Punch Straws - I'm a candy addict!
    3. 11ish.
    4. I'm going birthday present shopping for my niece tonight & love spoiling them, so definitely on her b-day present.
    5. I would like to get my cc debt paid off!

  39. 1. The Help
    2. Peanut Butter...straight outta the jar!
    3. 9:00 pm
    4. This beautiful leather cuff w/a gold plate engraved with my first initial.
    5.Become level 1 Crossfit certified!!

  40. 1. What was the last thing you read?
    Breaking Free From Emotional Eating by Geneen Roth

    2. What was the last thing you ate?
    A snap pea sauteed in garlic and olive oil

    3. What time did you go to bed last night?

    4. If you had $100 that you had to spend today, not put towards debt or savings, what would you buy?

    Stuff for the house-paint or curtains

    5.What's one major thing you hope to accomplish in the next year?

    Get pregnant!

  41. 1. I just finished Nothing Daunted. There's more to the title, but can't remember. It's a non-fiction book about two society girls going to teach out west. It was alright, I'm just not into non-fiction that much.
    2. Pulled pork sandwhich
    3. I fell asleep sometime around 9:30. On the couch like an old lady.
    4. I'd put it towards the personal training I'm thinking of buying.
    5. I want to pay off at least one if not both of our major credit cards. We paid off 3 little things last year and knocking out something big would be great.

  42. 1. Just started BossyPants by Tina Fey.
    2. Chicken salad sandwich on a bagel thin.
    3. 10:30.
    4. Toms ballet flats
    5. Grow my photography business,

  43. 1. Half of The Help. I hated it. I don't get why so many people loved it.

    2. Bacon. Three slices. A mere 180 calories. Makes me so happy.

    3. 10:30. Ish. I ran that evening, so I was tired.

    4. OH. Man. That's hard. There's so many things I want for my house. And for my kids. And for myself. Probably new running shoes. Or some pretty throw pillows. Or cute sundresses.

    5. Get healthy. Get fit. Run at least 4x a week every week this year.


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