Thursday, December 11, 2008

You Asked, I'm Answering

A few days ago I wrote this post, and y'all have asked some pretty interesting questions :) After talking to Julia today, I decided I'd better get around to answering before she hyperventilates, goes into cardiac arrest, or some other something-or-other waiting for the answers! AND she assured me that IF her computer would let her post comments, I would've had all kinds of questions!

Question: How far are you on remodeling your house, and how far do you have to go until you are finished? Or, is this going to be a life-long project?

Answer: "How far"... I would say we're probably in the top 80% done as far as stuff to do. As far as time-wise, who knows. We still need to paint the hall way, finish painting the pantry, and do a lot of trim-work. It's pretty much down to the nitty-gritty detailed stuff now. Is it going to be a life-long project? It easily could be, though I do know I want things finished at some point before we move on to the next project :)

Question: Ok...I've been curious awhile: From where does "Mayhersh" originate? I am always interested in how folks come up with their nicknames. :)

Answer: From my wonderful, blog-reading siblings:

"isn't the full name "Mayhershala Hashbaz"? haha!I'm curious to see your answer to Janelle's question."

"Aha! May I add my explanation to Janelle's question. It's at least partly from Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz, the name Isaiah was to give his son (as I understand it) in Is. 8:1 and 3. It means "hurrying to the spoils, hastening to the prey", or as the Bible's footnote has it, "quick to the plunder, swift to the spoil". That word was common in our family after we learned it and it's meaning from the writings of Corrie ten Boom--it was the name of the ten Boom family's cat."

MY answer: Of course my first name is Miriam. My middle name is Hershey. I don't know which sibling started calling me Mayhersh, but I've a feeling it was either Julia or Sally... I think it was Jul... and if it came from having read Isaiah or Corrie ten Boom, I don't know. I don't really remember "Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz" being used commonly ... except as a nickname for me (usually it was just "Mayhersh", if they meant business it was the whole thing - that's what you get for having 4 older siblings... sometimes they meant bizness!!). And I really hope they were using it simply as a combination of MiriamHershey instead of meaning I was always running to the slop! Jul still calls me that.

Question: What's one of your favorite things about your husband?

Answer: Oh, goodness, must I just list ONE??!! The first that comes to mind (I could write an endless list, I promise!) is that he looks SOOOOO HOT in his "Man-from-snowy-river hat". Oh golly! I could eat him up in that thing. Sexy, sexy, sexy. ("Sorry" to any of you ladies a few generations older than I that might read this...) Deeeelicious. I love it when he wears it. Ok, my sisters are probably puking right now. I could definitely go on... this thing about the hat came to mind first because he's been wearing it alot lately with the cooler weather.

Allright, there you have it! I hope I've answered your questions sufficiently.


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I just got back from worshipping the porcelin throne because of your last answer. :)

Sally said... [Reply to comment]

O.k. That's good. I haven't puked. I do enough of that without even reading blogs. Blogs, I think I can handle.

I'm glad you're nearing the end of the remodeling. I'm sure it will be nice to live in a house that isn't being worked on.

Tell Jul to reboot her 'puter and see if it works better then. That is about the best computer advice I've ever gotten from my husband. We recently had to leave ours off for a whole night before it straightened itself out. It was bad, bad, bad! And wouldn't work right with just cutting it off, and then cutting it back on right away. But after a night of rest, viola!

Emily said... [Reply to comment]

hahaha. that hat 'description' was too funny.