Tuesday, July 21, 2009

July ICLW - The ABCs of Me

Welcome all ICLW-ers! I hope that you take some time to read and get to know a little about me. If you want to find out more about my Beloved and I, and our road to baby check out "Where I've Been" in the right hand column. I love this time of the month and enjoy discovering new blogs and reading your comments.

I have been hanging on to the idea of doing the ABCs of Me for a while now... but this month I'm stuck for an intro... so without any further ado, this is me!

A - Alberta, Canada... aka 'the flatland'. The place to which I am exiled. (ok, it's not that bad... but I miss the mountains)

B - Books! I have a huge personal library, work in a bookstore, and can't fall asleep without reading. I read and reread all kinds of things... primarily fiction, but also biography, humour, history, and of course teen and kids books.

C - Cooking! I love to cook and I think I'm pretty good at it. My Beloved doesn't complain. :) I always want to try new things, love watching cooking shows, and perusing cookbooks.

D - Dogs! My current obsession. We are trying to come up with a way to convince our condo board to let s have a dog. With all the research I've been doing, I'm still leaning toward a pug.

E - Emily Hope, our first angel baby. Lost September 11, 2008.

F - Fear of Birds! Also known as ornithophobia. Anything with feathers and anything that flies freaks me out. Sparrows, bats, moths, quail, feather dusters... all evil!

G - Green Tea! It's an addiction. I spend waaaaaay too much money on it at Star.bucks every week. Venti green tea lemonade with very light ice... that's me!

H - Herb garden... what I'm trying to grow. I have a black thumb, though, so we'll see how long it survives. There are three basil plants, one rosemary, and one parsley out on my balcony.

I - Irish... if you ask my grandfather, we're irish. He's always talking about the 'old country'. The kicker is, I'm seventh generation Canadian.

J - (who knew J would be so hard?!?) Jasmine... one of my parents' dogs... a sweet little shizu cross. I miss her and her little sister, Sunny.

K - Kelowna... my 'hometown'... currently on fire again. Please send your prayers and good thoughts their direction. My parents' home isn't in danger this time (thank heaven) but it's still frightening.

L - Lemons! I love anything lemony so long as it's savoury and not sweet. Lemon roasted chicken, lemon risotto, lemon poached salmon. Yum!

M - Movies and Musicals! I love both... of all kinds! I'm currently looking forward to seeing Harry Potter 6 (tomorrow night) and Wicked (in September).

N - New York City! Where my Beloved and I are heading in September. It's our much delayed honeymoon. I can't wait!

O - Olivia Noelle, our second angel baby. Lost January 20th, 2009.

P - Pizza... how my Beloved proposed. He had the restaurant spell out the words "Will You Marry Me" in peppers on top of our pizza. It sounds a little odd, but it was very cute!

Q - "Q" is one of my favourite characters on Star Trek TNG (yes I'm a big geek!)

R - Red! My favourite colour... our bedroom is red, our couch is red, my cell phone is red... and I look great in it!

S - September... my birth month, when we're going to NYC, and when we will be done with this ttc break!

T - "T" is my first initial. It was also one of my nicknames in college.

U - Unexplained. At this point, we are in the unexplained category within the world of recurrent pregnancy loss. Two blighted ovums... apparently we are also just plain unlucky.

V - Video games! Have I mentioned that I'm a geek? I love my Wii and all my cheesy video games. I'm especially stoked about the new Mario brothers games due out in the next year.

W - Waiting. We are on a ttc break until September. And I'm trying not to lose my mind. I'm sorry to say that I'm not a very patient person.

X - XXL. That's me... a plus-sized gal!

Y - Young, something I'm not anymore. I'll be 35 in September.

Z - Zed... the Canadian way to say the last letter of the alphabet. You just can't get me to say zee.
Whew! That's a lot of stuff to come up with! Now I'm off to start commenting... Iron Commentor status is only 130 comments away!

35 comments :

  1. I'm really loving the A-Z of me!!
    I might have to try it next month!! (or as a random post this week!!)
    Good luck on the IC!!!
    *ICLW*

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  2. What a fun meme!! I have to try this as well!!

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  3. I like these creative intros. It is nice to meet you! I might have to try this some time!

    ICLW

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  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I'll keep you in mind for book recommendations!

    I hope you have a blast in NYC...it's definitely a fascinating city. I'm dying to go back.

    I'm sorry for your losses. It's bittersweet finding others in the loss boat.

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  5. Good read!
    Kind of funny about the herb gardening with a black thumb, but I am right there with you.
    And turning 35 does NOT make you old!
    Always looking for good fiction recomendations!

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  6. Thanks for your comment on my post...it does seem odd that I can discuss all the IF stuff but then *blush* with the sex stuff....LOL. You are going to love NYC. I go whenever I can, this thursday I am meeting a friend for dinner in fact :)

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  7. Thanks for coming by. Loved harry Potter and Wicked! Try to enjoy your break- I am going on one.
    ICLW

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  8. Hi There - thanks for visiting my blog! My answer to your questions is:
    If you are seriously considering a pug. . .GET ONE! They are the best dogs ever! We got Guinness from a breeder, but we will rescue our second when we are ready for that some day. After their puppy stage (which you could avoid if you rescue) they are super mellow! I was just telling my Mom that I think Guinness is part cat. She curls up in her bed and sleeps all day! For instance, she is laying on my lap right now sleeping!
    She acts like we NEVER feed her so I can see how pugs can get overweight. She has had stomach issues so even if I wanted to I can't give her a lot of extra treats because I will be dealing with her vomiting all night - so that keeps her trim. It also helps with her breathing -she rarely snores (which pugs are notorius for). She is the best cuddler - we sleep with her at night and she is like a comfort blankey from when you were little.
    Okay, I've rambled enough. Let me know if you have more questions!

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  9. omg. The green tea is to die for huh? YUMMYY..I will go get one tomorrow.

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  10. Love it!! What a wonderful A - Z!!! And outing yourself as a Trekkie...oh my stars!!! LOL! September born? Me too!!!! Best wishes for your ttc break....and beyond!

    *ICLW*

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  11. Yay for a rad ICLW intro!! Thank you again for your support and advice!! It means the world!! (Is that enough exclamation points??)

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  12. Great getting to know you! Oh, and Panera has a fabulous iced green tea...to die for!

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  13. I love red, too. I think there is some red in every room of my house.

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  14. Thank you for your kind posting on my blog. Have a wonderful honeymoon in my city - NYC. It will be magical I'm sure! Lots of great food and things to do.

    ICLW

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  15. I'm on a break until September, too... my determination is getting weaker and weaker.
    Here's to learning patience!

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  16. This is a super cute way to introduce yourself. I'm going to carry it over to my blog, I think.

    Thanks for the good idea!

    *ICLW*

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  17. I love savory lemon and green tea. Had a chuckle about the"old country". Do you know my husband's relatives who left the old country in 1656!

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  18. Wow, we have a lot in common! I enjoyed reading this and will have to stop in more now that I've met you. You'll do great with the herbs..as long as you remember to water them (that's my downfall)! I have herbs in pots and my first garden this summer. We've had beginners luck, I think. Of course, I have no idea how things grow in your northern zone. I glanced at your charts and they looked a lot like mine. We're both 35. What was your progesterone level with each of your miscarriages? My doc says when I had a blighted ovum that my progesterone was low b/c of that.

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  19. What a cute way to propose! I love it :)

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  20. I love it when people do the ABC intros, you get to learn so much about them and see what you have in common. I love cooking too, and pretty much everything to do with it,I think food is just awesome and I'm happiest making a 4 course meal for family or friends while watching the food channel :)

    Your grandfather talking about the "old country" cracks me up, I read that and thought, oh it sounds like hubby's father and then I saw the seventh generation comment, that's just adorable :)

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  21. I loooooved Wicked! I even cried... LOL Hope you enjoy it!

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  22. I enjoyed reading those interesting facts about yourself!

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  23. Pugs are sweet, and so ugly they're cute. However, they shed horribly and are really hard to potty train, and anyone who says otherwise is trying to sell you a dog.

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  24. hey 35 is young! well I know in the ttc -maybe not! I am seeing 38 in my near future! yikes!!!! hope sept gets here fast for you!

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  25. Hey I'm 40 and I think that I'm young, so 35 is nothing. :-) I would looooooooooove to work in a bookstore!!! And dogs are the best, we have a Boxer and a Ridgeback.

    Happy ICLW!

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  26. I love the ABC intros. :) I decided to do one this month also.

    It's good to see a fellow pronouncer of Zed on here. :)

    ~ICLW

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  27. Hi - nice to meet you! Sorry to hear your home town is on fire, I hope it gets put out quickly! :(

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  28. Well, at least one of us will see Wicked... jk!

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  29. Thanks for stopping by my blog and the nice comment. I love these ABC's of me. I might have to try that next month! It was wonderful to get to know more about you, I will try to keep up so I have more to comment on soon. GL on your journey!

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  30. Thanks for your wishes! Have a fun trip to NYC... and good luck getting back on to TTC! BTW, I have actually heard a lot of good things about Alberta... I am a lil fascinated by that place!

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  31. I loved your A-Z! I'm going to have to try it next month! I love lemony stuff too!


    *ICLW*
    babyparamore.blogspot.com

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