Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Dare I Ask?

I've been struggling with blog topics, as I have in the past. I've been in a bit of a funk the past few days. Nothing major, nothing dramatic. Just a funk.

So, I'm going to be adventurous and follow in the footsteps of some pretty daring bloggers. Beth and Tracey both tried it. They asked their readers to comment. To ask the burning questions they wanted to know about them.

Let's give it a try, shall we? I invite you to ask a question of me. I will then turn your questions into a blog post. Let's see how this goes.


The Nanny said...

Sorry, Jenny, I've gotta ask...are you going to have another baby? If so, when? (Sorry!)

And another (easier) one :-)

How did you pick Allie's and Maggie's names?

Anonymous said...

I predict a deluge. Brace yourself.

Where do you see your life in 10 years?

rachel said...

when are you having another baby>

Debbie said...

LOL...you asked for it!! I predict a lot of the same question so you better just answer that damn baby question first! I love ya!

Beth at I Should Be Folding Laundry said...

Jenny, I am CERTAIN this will be wildly successful, I actually have a few questions for you:

-If you were unable to work with HFC or be a teacher...what would you choose for a profession?

-Capris or shorts?

-What are your five favorite blogs?

and finally, what's your favorite song?

Sorry I asked so many questions, I just want to know!

Thrifty Toddler said...

Maybe this isn't the right place for it but since you're asking...I'd love to hear how cousin Izzy and family are doing (I remember reading about them when Allie was sick). I'd also love an update on Sam and they other sweet boy who was in the hospital with Allie. I forgot his name (it's on the tip of my tongue!! E maybe?) but it was kind of unusual and he used to have a website too. :)

rae said...

I would love an update on Sam. I go to his site often

Emily said...

Hmm lets see....

If you could only hear one song again for the rest of your life,(as many times as you want) which song would you choose?

Skinny Again said...

Here are my questions:

Favorite TV show? Greys?

How do you motivate yourself to do something you really don't want to do?

Where did you meet your husband?

What is your favorite thing to do on a lazy weekend day?

Favorite Texas vacation spot?

Chore you despise doing?

Chore you don't mind at all? Is there one?

Fu Girls said...

Hey Jenny, You dont have to blog about this, but my Girlfriends cousin lives down there (we are in Seattle) and her son is struggling with the big C. I followed you with Allie and now I am following her. I know you do only Texas and they are there, not sure if your hooked up with them or not.


It breaks my heart to read about this and it makes me hug mine extra long. Its so scary.

Jenny in Seattle

PS I would also love to hear if you are considering another baby

Candice said...

you do realize that if you answer the baby question then everyone will begin womb watch ;)

I'd like to know what you would be doing if you didn't have to work as a teacher or do HFC, AND you had an unlimited amount of money.

I would travel the world and donate tiome and money to various causes.

what would you do?

mydogteaser said...

Describe a typical day in your house.

The Nanny said...

Thrifty Toddler--his name is Fieldon. Jenny, I'd love an update on those guys too! :-)

Susie said...

Oooohh, I'd love to know how you chose Allie's and Maggie's names!

Also: what's your all-time favorite Allie and/or Maggie story to tell?


kcoe said...

Who is your all-time favorite Big Brother contestant?

Amanda said...

I'll try to lob a few easy ones.

What's your favorite guilty pleasure?

What trait do you value most in your friends?

You say you can't cook. Any good stories to share when you actually did try?

Kelly said...

I think everyone else has asked some good questions....I'm curious to see what your answers are! I keep getting the "When are you having another baby??" too!!!


Franklin5 said...

Okay: I'll play.

1. I'm clearing your schedule for one whole week (don't you roll your eyes at me, missy) and giving you a roundtrip ticket good for anywhere in the world.

Where are you going? What will you do while you're there?

2. One of the many things I adore about you is that, like me, you don't cook. At all.

So: what's your favorite meal? Where do you go to get it? What one food will you not eat, no matter how it's served?

3. What's your music genre of choice? Gimme your top three favorite songs right now. (I'm sorry; Wiggles tunes are unacceptable.)

4. What's your favorite laugh-till-your-stomach-hurts movie? Got a favorite tearjerker? How about a swoonworthy romance? Let's hear it!

That'll do. For now...

Devan said...

Not too original here - I too would LOVE to hear how Sam and Fieldon are doing. I used to love to read up on Dana and Annie's updates! Also, how is the diet coming along (I know - uhh!), but I too have about 30 or so lbs. to lose and just can't seem to get motivated - think we can talk Oprah into sending the 2 of us to a camp?! ha!

Jeannie said...


Favorite musician/band?

Favorite song?

Movie you could watch over and over?

Silliest joke you like to tell?

(oh, add me to the list of those that would love a Sam and Fieldon update...)

Jeannie said...


Favorite musician/band?

Favorite song?

Movie you could watch over and over?

Silliest joke you like to tell?

(oh, add me to the list of those that would love a Sam and Fieldon update...)

jujubee said...

how did you and Andrew meet?

I, too, would love to hear how Sam is doing..and also Dana!

Penny said...

ok I will bite. Question I have aways wanted to ask.

How where you able to handle some of the inappropriate/obsessive attention Allie got even when you where dealing with your loss. You always seemed so gracious.

Do you ever go to Baby Center anymore?

kat said...

Out of Obama, Clinton & McCain - who will you vote for and why?

Lyndsay said...

Another blog I read just did something like this:

What were you doing 20 years ago?
15 years ago?
10 years ago?
5 years ago?
last year?
What are your plans for tomorrow?
Next year?
5 years?
10 years?
15 years?
20 years?

... okay admittedly that's a lot of work... but it was interesting to read and made me think about my own plans, etc.

Otherwise, just relay Maggie conversations... I have a 3-year old and can completely relate to all the awesome things they say at this stage! Or just post pictures - who can resist your beautiful girlie?!

kim s said...

Oh, how fun!

What is Maggie's first and middle name?

How did Maggie get her nickname Munchie?

3Men&aLittleLady said...

I know you went through some issues with God when he took Allie to live with him, but my question is "Where is your relationship with God right now and where do you see it going within the next several years and why?"

Thanks Jenny!

Jessica B.

Domestic Engineer said...

Hey Jenny, couldn't resist. You give so much of yourself as a mother, wife, and in your career. If you could give yourself an entire day to induldge without care of cost or consequences, what would you do?

donna said...

hi jenny,
i have often wondered what happened to the book that you were writing about allie?

Pipsylou said...

What scares you most about having another child?

What changes have you made in your life that are a direct result of Allie's death?

HollyH said...

okay, easy ones....

1. what is your favorite color?

2. favorite flower?

3. do you think your faithful readers will be registering for the Heroes for Children 1K/5K as soon as online registration is ready?

C said...

My questions are:

1.) What happened to that book you were writing ?

2.) Are you having any more children?

3.) Do you have any advice for a nurse entering the pediatric hematology/oncology field?

4.) Do you ever wish you had gone back to teaching? Will you ever return to your former passion?

Shannon said...

Let's see.

Do you have any weird quirks? (ie Tracey's shaving schedule)

Favorite Breakfast?

Favorite very bad for you, but tastes oh so good treat?

Favorite color?

I think that's good for now. Can't bog a girl down!

Kelly said...

Do you think you'll ever return to teaching? Why/Why not?

What is your favorite place to shop for Miss Maggie?

What ways to you find to make special time for your faithful pooch Brandie? Homemade biscuits? Walks alone? Swimming?

Carolein said...

Just a couple of questions from me (I apologize if any are repeats):

1. The other day was the first I saw of anything mentioned of Baby Searcy. When is Amy due? Does she know what she's having?

2. Your favorite vacation ever

3. How you chose both of your daughters names and what names you like for any future children (believe me, not pressing on asking when the next one is coming....I get too much of that myself and my little guy is turning 3 in a couple of weeks!).

That's it....

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenny!

Only a few...I'm not creative!

1. What happened to that movie that was being filmed? The one that might have been shown on Lifetime? I know they filmed a few parts of your life like your baby shower with Maggie. Just curious!

2. What is your favorite junk food?

3. Where do you hope HFC will be in the future (as far as how large, how many families it will serve, etc.)?

4. What is your favorite game to play with Maggie and Andrew? How do you keep Maggie occupied without placing her in front of the tv all day?! lol

Thanks! Can't wait to see the response!

H. said...

Where did you get the beautiful necklace you wear with Allie and Maggie's photos?

H. said...

...nevermind, I just scrolled down and read your Mother's Day post...

mum1228 said...

I always wondered how it felt to so many people peering into your life. People that you don't know...That's my question. Also, I thought lifetime was going to put together a story about you and Allie. Did that ever happen?


MommaSpaz said...

McSteamy or McDreamy?

candeloop said...

How long have you been friends with all the members of the posse, and how did you meet each of them? I think I know about Debbie and Jen, but not any of the others.

pattywhak1 said...

From someone who has lived in Lubbock my entire life, I want to know....ARE YOU A TECH FAN??