Friday, June 26, 2015

dear heather and genelle: part 2


from time to time over the past four years, we get emails or facebook messages with questions about us....who we are....what makes us tick.....and the most popular...."why are you called the third boob?!?" 

we started a monthly q & a series answering all of your questions. the first post of the series is here, in case you missed it. keep the questions coming! (email us, tweet, facebook message, leave a comment at the end of a post or send smoke signals. we will get to your question; we pinkie swear). 


xoxo-

heather and genelle

if you could live anywhere, where would it be?



genelle: i've lived in quite a few places. i grew up in northern california, spent my college years and early adulthood in san diego county areas, moved to south america and lived in both colombia and venezuela and now have settled in the south. i don't know. if it was only myself to consider, i would love to live in a foreign country again. five kids complicates that answer. i'm pretty content to stay put for a while and let my kids grow up here in the south.

heather: i would probably never leave san diego, but there is part of me that always wanted to live in a tiny small town someplace quaint and simple......and another, braver part of me that secretly wishes i had been brave enough to live abroad.


what would you change about yourself if you could?



genelle: i would have more patience. i feel like with kids of any age you need more patience than is realistic. with four boys and a girl, i feel like i am short all of the time.

heather: i would really, really love to just not care at all what people think. at least for a little while. overall, I do okay with this, but I'm a recovering people pleasing butt kisser. ;-) 


what really makes you angry?



genelle: stereotypes

heather: prejudice and bigotry. 



what was the last movie you went to? 



genelle: i went to see "far from the madding crowd" with my mom and sister. we are all suckers for british literature and this story doesn't disappoint. i will eventually own it.

heather: I seriously can't remember the last time I went to see a movie. It's been a while since I've seen a grown-up movie and the last kids movie we saw in the theaters was home. time to get back to the theater. going to the movies is really one of my favorite things ever. 



if you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?



genelle: right now it is summer vacation from all my kids. i love them. truly. but right now, all i want to do is spend a day completely by myself. i want to sit on a beach somewhere or in a lounge chair, read books, take a nap, eat great food and for one day only think of myself. it sounds selfish but it is definitely the truth today.

heather: lay on a beach in a plush lounge chair sipping fruity umbrella drinks and feeling the warm sun on my skin and the tropical breeze in my hair. ahhhhh.....can't you just picture it? dreamy. 



which would you rather do: wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom, or vacuum the house?


genelle: ummm...do i have to pick one? isn't that why i have so many kids...so they can do some of those things? if i had to choose one, it would be the dishes. i love anything that involves water...even washing dishes.

heather: agh! they all stink! i would say vacuum is the best choice in that bunch. i have two boys, so never *ever* the bathroom. 



who is your favorite author?



genelle: i'm a classic literature fan and especially a sucker for british lit. i'd have to say that jane austen is my all time favorite.

heather: i can always read anything jodi picoult. love her books so much. easy to read and she is a magical storyteller.