April 4, 2014

Secret Subject Swap - March 2014

Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week, 14 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.

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Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts.  Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:

http://www.BakingInATornado.com                          Baking In A Tornado
http://themomisodes.com                                       The Momisodes
http://stacysewsandschools.blogspot.com/             Stacy Sews and Schools
http://followmehome.shellybean.com                        Follow me home . . .
http://www.someoneelsesgenius.com                        Someone Else’s Genius
http://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/                            Confessions of a part-time working mom
http://www.dribblesngrits.com                                Dribbles and Grits
http://www.impoverishedvegan.com                        Impoverished Vegan
http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com                      Spatulas on Parade
http://dinoheromommy.com/                                   Dinosaur Superhero Mommy
http://morethancheeseandbeer.blogspot.com               More Than Cheese and Beer
http://www.eviljoyspeaks.wordpress.com                    Evil Joy Speaks
http://www.JuiceboxConfession.com                          Juicebox Confession
http://climaxedtheblog.blogspot.com/                        Climaxed




Your “Secret Subject” is:

Tell us about a skill that you have that would be the most help if you were lost out in the woods overnight.

It was submitted by: http://Bakinginatornado.com       



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THAT is what I thought of when I received this prompt. LOL 

If you haven't seen the movie here is a synopsis for you: A billionaire and two other men are stranded, unequipped, by a plane crash in a dangerous wilderness. How many will survive to be rescued? (courtesy of IMDB)

There's a bear involved as well.....


So, with that in mind I started thinking about this prompt....

What skills do I have???

Well, I can hike I used to hike... I grew up in the mountains. Does that count?? 

I can swim. Would that help me escape the bear???

I was in the Girl Scouts for only a month so no help there. 

OH! I know!! Maybe I could talk the bear to death?? THAT'S a skill I have! Deadly boredom and the ability to keep talking long after I should have shut up! LOL 

I'm  not really the outdoorsy type. I can't go out in the woods and just BE. I have to be doing something, preferably reading a book or swimming, other than that I would rather be inside.... reading... or sewing..... 

Yep, that's it. I'm doomed. I'll be the one they find days later, lying on the ground in a fetal position. 

Wait a second! I have 5 children! I must have SOME survival skills! A bear is NOTHING next to having raised 3 teens at once! Oh, yeah! That bear won't know what hit him! 

I've gone a long time with people (read the teens) giving me the cold shoulder so silence doesn't bother me. Actually, a little silence would be a good thing most days.

I've gone long periods waiting for the kids to leave me alone long enough to eat a candy bar that I don't want to share... I could last a while without food. Just don't expect me to try to snare a little bunny. That's just not happening. 

I've spent hours walking all over theme parks, museums and such with 5 kids in tow... I have endurance! 

You know, this whole stranded in the woods thing doesn't sound so bad now that I think about it!! I would be ALL ALONE!!! Do you know how often that happens?? Never, that's how often! NEVER!!! The last time I was without any of my kids was when I was giving birth to the youngest! 

Yeah, the more I think about it the more appealing getting stranded sounds.... 

I think I need a plane ticket to Alaska. One way. 



Don't forget to check out all the amazing bloggers that have signed up this month!!

And I have a GINORMOUS thank you to say to Karen of Baking in a Tornado. THANK YOU!!!!! You are the most awesome!!!!!!!!!! I never would have gotten the new blog going without your help!! You are AMAZING!!!!!














20 comments:

  1. As I said to Michele over at Follow Me Home... TAKE ME WITH YOU! lol. I might not be very useful, but I promise, I won't talk. lol

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    1. DONE!! You are more than welcome to come along!! LOL

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  2. So glad you're up and running again.

    And I don't think I would survive the wilderness. I've asked myself how long I think I would reasonably last were the zombie apocalypse to happen and I've accepted that I'm screwed....cardio and all that. It just doesn't happen.

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    1. Yeah, I hear ya on the cardio.... I am planning on hiding behind The Hubby if we ever have a zombie apocalypse... He has those red neck skills that seem to be in demand in those situations. LOL

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  3. i am from denver colorado so i have hiked through the rocky mountains a bunch of times. they are so beautiful and i definitely would love to go back to visit. i live in east tennessee now and the smoky mountains are beautiful as well, but in a different way.

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    1. OH! I miss East TN SOOOO MUCH!! We lived in Knoxville for 6 months and it was the best city ever!!!!
      I would LOVE to visit the Rockies!! That's on my bucket list!

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  4. We moms have more survival skills than we thought, don't we? Maybe you could read the bear a book too, or sew him a hat?

    Stacy, you've been an amazing and loyal friend since the day we "met" in the blogosphere. It's my pleasure to help you get this new blog up and running. We are quite a team, you and I. We set our minds to do it and we did it in record time.

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  5. Thank you SOOOOO MUCH!!!
    <3 <3 <3 I don't know what I would have done without you!!!

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  6. My survival skill? Hiding under a bush and sleeping for a week :)

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  7. LOL getting stranded somewhere does sound like a vacation, especially if stranded somewhere warm with sand and an ocean, deserted island with dessert maybe? The skills I could take with me? I have watched several You Tube videos and read several blogs about homestead survival. I know Cat Tails are delicious, and the whole thing is edible. Well I don't know they are delicious I never ate them, nor cooked with them, but I read something about it once. I can chop wood with a machete. Well in theory anyway. I watched a youtube video so that makes me an expert. Right? :)

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    1. ROFLMBO!!! Sounds legit to me!!!
      Oh, the beach sounds like absolutely bliss right now. SIGH....

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  8. I have survival skills - I can set traps and start a fire with things found in nature. I could help! Being alone, or at least with adults instead of munchkins (no matter the age), would be a blessing most days. BTW, welcome to Blogger! :)

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    1. Sure! Come along!! :) Definitely no munchkins allowed. Even the 20 yr old....
      THANKS for the welcome! I am loving it here! :D

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  9. First of all, I'm so sorry to hear about you losing your blog. I'm glad you were able to salvage some content. Karen is incredible. You two did a great job of setting it all back up.
    Second, I could totally live in the woods, if there weren't spiders and snakes. I'd rather be stuck in a Target :)
    My favorite line of your post? "I was in girl scouts for a month, so no help there." Hilarious!

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    1. THANK YOU!!!
      Yeah, I could definitely stay lost in Target for quite a while. I might need to do that soon. LOL I miss having Target close.
      Apparently I couldn't hack it as a girl scout. LOL

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  10. What a great prompt! It made me think… I am not the outdoorsy survival type as well, but my mobile phone might be charged, so if there's any reception in those woods… somebody might get us outta there…
    I loved how your spirits rose, because I was convinced from the beginning that you were selling yourself way short! Plus I am pretty sure that bear was really very friendly!

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    1. LOL! Oh, yeah.. he certainly looks friendly.....

      I never even thought about my cell! LOL Maybe because I am always letting it die. And in my experience they NEVER work when you really need them to! LOL

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  11. Most of us are pretty adept at making something edible (if not inspiring) out of NOTHING. That has to be helpful, right? Fun post, Stacy.

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    1. LOL! Too true!! I'm sure I could scrounge something together.

      THANKS!!!! :)

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