A few years ago, I did three posts titled “My Favorite Things.” The posts featured my responses to a list of questions, and then I asked all of you to share your answers in the comments sections. I thought it would be fun to do a fourth one of these. They aren’t all “favorites,” but here goes! Be sure to post your responses as a comment.
Do you enjoy exercising? If so, what are your favorite activities?
I wouldn’t say I enjoy exercising, but I do it because it makes me feel good and helps me stay healthy. I despise running, although sometimes I push myself to run a mile. I really like the elliptical, but we don’t own one, and I don’t have a gym membership, so that isn’t an option right now. Mr. Handsome surprised me with a treadmill, which I use all the time for power walking when I’m not pregnant. (It’s just too strenuous for me during pregnancy.) Most recently, I’ve been doing a combination of slower walking videos and basic strength training.
Do you prefer watching movies at home or in the theaters?
Definitely at home. I just find it more comfortable to be on my own couch, in my comfy clothes, eating my own snacks. But Mr. Handsome enjoys theaters, so we go every once in a while. It’s so expensive though! We haven’t been to a movie in a theater in almost two years, which has worked out pretty well for me, but I know Mr. Handsome is eager to go, so I’m sure we will at some point.
What is your favorite grocery store?
I shop at a variety of grocery stores. My list is actually quite large. Costco, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Aldi, and Kroger are my favorites because they have the best prices, but I will go to Publix (or pretty much any other store) if I need something in a pinch.
What type of weather would you like to have year-round?
Sunny and 80 degrees, with low humidity
What does your laundry schedule look like? How many loads do you do each week?
I do 8-10 loads of laundry per week, and I try to do most of them on the same day, just to get it all over with in one shot. Mr. Handsome is very active and busy, so he goes through clothes and towels quickly, and I always wash my shirts and pants separately from his because mine require more gentle cycles. I do one load of sheets, 1 or 2 of towels, 1 of Mr. Handsome’s work clothes, 2 of Mr. Handsome’s other clothes, 1 or 2 of Little Buddy’s clothes, 1 of my clothes, and 1 of everyone’s socks and underwear. It sounds like a lot, but it’s really not too bad.
When is your favorite time of day to relax?
In the evening, after all my work is done for the day.
When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
An author and an actress. Mr. Handsome wanted to be an entomologist (someone who studies insects). He still loves bugs as an adult. I haven’t written a book, but I hope to someday. However, I’m a terrible actress and have no intention of pursing that.