Hey, you all! I hope you are having a good Sunday afternoon. As I promised, I have some questions from some of you to answer. I'm still taking questions, so if you are so inclined, ask away!
First off, from Morningstar. She asks the following:
"My question is probably pretty dumb.... But when I first started reading your blog I always pictured you in the kitchen baking (I have NO imagination - grinning) so my question is....do you bake? And if not why the nick Baker?"
Okay, Morningstar, not to be ultra boring or anything, but I absolutely love to bake. It's not a former career or anything, more of a hobby I have when I need to do something to keep me busy. I also bake a lot with our kids.
Now, that said, I do not glean the name Baker from baking. I actually picked that name because of a mentor I had when I used to work. She was a small spunky lady in her mid-40s, old enough to be my mom when I met her. I called her by her last name, Baker, all the time. We all did because her first name was common and she was by no means a common lady. I felt like her zany personality and boldness were not something I could ever be. I wrote a post on it once a long, long time ago. The full story is in that post: https://oursweetapproach.blogspot.com/2017/01/whats-in-name.html
Question #2 coming right up. Okay, PK, here we go:
"It has been awhile since you've blogged and there are always new people out there. My question is, could you give a quick review of how TTWD works in your marriage?"
Well, TTWD works differently in all marriages. I doubt ours is anything particularly unique, but I will try to answer this to the best of my ability. Hoss is the HOH. I would not really say I'm a true submissive. I struggle with that term, but I definitely try my best (most days) to submit. I have done much better relying on him the last eight months due to being sick and he has more than lived up to the title of HOH. We have had our ups and downs over the years (inconsistent at times), but we have found DD works best. We are both happiest when we are in a good DD rhythm. I hope I explained that well. Kind of hard to put it into words sometimes.
(Shout out to PK's latest book!)
Roz's question is up next.
"Firstly, are you taking care of yourself and getting plenty of rest? The answer better be yes:)
I know you and Hoss have a very busy life with a large brood, but if you could get away together anywhere in the world where would you choose?
Do you have an all time favorite movie?"
Well, I am taking care of myself and trying to get plenty of rest. When I do not do those things Hoss makes sure I do (smiling/not smiling, lol). So, yes!
We both love nature, hiking and the mountains. Our honeymoon was in Tennessee in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Beautiful place. But we have two places we have discussed visiting for our 20th wedding anniversary next year. One being Alaska and the other being Australia. Lindy Lou (a sweet blogging friend) is pulling for Australia. One big issue is I do NOT fly. Well, I have NEVER flown, and it scares me to death to even think about it. I have been reassured it's safe. But that's another story in and of itself.
Favorite movie....Hoss and I both love sports movies. We have watched several, but I am not sure which would be our favorite....maybe Remember the Titans. If you are just asking me....probably Beaches or Steel Magnolias. I preface this part by saying I rarely watch movies and tend to watch the good ones over and over again. I am also into the land of older teens, mid teens and a few elementary kids so we tend to watch what they want. I'm not a huge fan of TV and movies, so unless they or Hoss suggest something I probably would not watch it anyway.
I have two more questions and will try to get to those soon. If you have additional questions, let me know, and I will add them to my list. Or if something did not make sense, feel free to ask for clarification.
Have a great day!