Sunday, February 21, 2010

ICLW February - The ABCs of Me (again...)

Good Morning Humble Readers...

I hope you are all well. I have been a bad blogger of late, which I will blame on dog-sitting, the olympics, and attempting to avoid thinking about the tww I'm coming onto the tail end of. I will get back into things here soon, I promise.

For those of you stopping by from ICLW, WELCOME to my cyber-hobbit hole. Pull up a comfy chair, help yourself to anything in the fridge, and peruse the bookshelves.

A while ago, I did the abc's of me... but it's been six months or so I think, so I thought it would be good to do again, and let you in on some of the more random aspects of who I am.

A - Alberta... my current home. I can't say that I'm a fan of the winters here (they go on forever!) but it's home.

B - Books... A life long obsession. I learned to read when I was 4 and I haven't stopped. I have books in every room of the hobbit-hole. Living room, kitchen, spare room, bedroom, and yes, even the bathroom. Too many to number.

C - Cooking... another obsession. I love trying new foods and new recipes. I'm currently trying to master the art of fabulous fried chicken.

D - My Beloved... my wonderful, loving, patient, funny, smart, wonderful (did I mention that?) partner on this crazy road.

E - Emily Hope... our first angel baby. Her EDD was April 1st, 2009. We lost her at 11 weeks, blighted ovum.

F - Farenheit... what I track my bbt temps in (rather than celcius).

G - Games... the olympic variety. My current obsession and major distraction. Canada isn't doing as well as hoped, but it's not for lack of trying.

H - Homebody... that's what I am. I love being at home, with my Beloved, curled up on the couch.

I - Infertility... it sucks. 'Nuff said.

J - Jesus... my saviour.

K - Klutz... that's me. This time of year is the worst for me. If I am going to injure myself, it's going to be now, when it's icy, but it's melting too.

L - Lima beans... can't stand them! Urgh!

M - Moved... what I have done a lot in my life. 59 times to be precise. 3 countries, 3 provinces, 3 states.

N - Net... the internet. Where I met my Beloved, and many many wonderful friends.

O - Olivia Noelle... Our second angel baby. Her EDD was August 18th, 2009. We lost her at 8 weeks, blighted ovum.

P - Pugs... I love them!! I hope to soon have one as a part of our family. We were looking after a precocious little guy for the last couple of weeks and it has rekindled my need for a snuffling, snorting, fur baby. The breeder we have been in contact with currently has a few pups available, so in the coming weeks we may be expanding our family.

Q - Quest... I'm in search of a lot of things. The perfect recipe for fried chicken, the roots of my family, a baby of our own.

R - Retail... my work, my frustration, my joy. I love being a bookseller, and for the most part I totally love my customers. There are those days tho...

S - School supplies... I am addicted to school supplies. Pens, pencils, notebooks... they all

T - TWW... two week wait for the uninitiated. The time between ovulation and when AF shows up. The insane time when I analyze every twinge, every possible symptom of pregnancy in hopes that this might just be the month. (yeah, right)

U - Unusual... that would describe my family make up. At one point in my life I had 6 parents.

V - Vegetarian... something I could NEVER be. I am an omnivore, and proud of it.

W - Wii... I am a fan of those crazy guys, Mario and Luigi, and am completely stoked that I finally got my hands on Super Broth.ers for the Wii.

X - X-cited... (a bad one, I realize) What I'm feeling about the new Alice in Wonderland movie.

Y - Youth and Family Ministry... that's what my degree is in. And yet I sell books for living. Go figure.

Z - Zealand, New... (I know it's weak) I really want to go there some day.

Well... that's me. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi! I, too, wish to visit New Zealand some day, love, love, love LOTR (grew up on it!), have an addiction to books (also learned to read by 4!), and have a very weird addiction to office supplies (especially notebooks and journals), there are empty ones all over the house. Very nice to meet you!

  2. Stopping by from ICLW week, and I was drawn in by your awesome blog title. I am a big fan of Hobbits and LOTR. So you have my vote for awesomeness. I really love that you are a bookseller and love books. Good luck with your 2ww. It's always brutal.

  3. Happy ICLW! As a proud owner of two pugs (both of ours came from pug rescues), I fully support your desire to add a pug to your family!! They're great!

  4. Happy ICLW!

    Mario brothers Wii is so addictive, retail can have some very odd customers sometimes ;)

    And I can't wait for Alice!


    tomi xoxo

  5. I'm assuming two of the countries you lived were (are) Canada and the US - what's the third?

  6. You moved 59 times ?! Wow.
    Have you looked for fried chicken recipes in Food Network site and/or magazine ? And let's not forget martha's magazines and web site. I know I have seen some recipes there.

    Happy ICLW

  7. I just beat Mario Bros last night. Sadly I didn't collect every single coin so I don't yet have access to all of world 9...but that's my next goal!


  8. I love Super Mari.o! I still remember all the short cuts to by pass all the worlds, but I keep dying in World 8-1!!

  9. I love the ABCs of me. I'll have to do them again soon. I too hate lima beans (use to call them sandbags when I was growing up). I love all the Mario games too.

  10. Wow, moving 59 times. I thought I had moved a lot. You beat me.

  11. You have moved a lot!
    I like your ABC's and your blog. GL at the end of your 2ww.

  12. I am so excited for the new alice, tim burton is seriously messed up (in a good way).

  13. Hi, Happy ICLW! I popped in to see your blog because I'm a LOTR fan too. Like your ABC's and I can't believe how much you've moved. That's crazy! Speaking of TWW I'm in mine right now and I'm going crazy!!

  14. Hello from ICLW! I didnt know what a blighted ovum was I had to google. I am so sorry for your loss!

  15. Love the ABC's...cute idea. May have to borrow that from you !

    What is on the menu for this week ?


  16. I found you from ICLW and I loved reading your ABC of me. I'm obsessed with with Olympics right now too. And I can't wait for Alice in Wonderland either. Good Luck with this TWW... hope you get a BFP!!

    Happy ICLW!

  17. Oh I love this idea! I may have to do it on my own blog :)

    I second your love of pugs. As soon as we feel ready for a dog, we want a pug. Or maybe a french bulldog. My big boy wants a chihuahua. Never should have let him buy Beverly Hills Chihuahua. He's mildly obsessed now...

    And your love of books...ohhh a woman after my own heart. I have thousands (literally) scattered around our house and stored in many many boxes in our garage. Once can never own too many books!!

  18. I have to ask- does your hobbit-hole have a round door? Because I love those little round doors. They make my hairy hobbit feet happy.

  19. Cool! Noce to meet you! I love the Olympics too! And I also hate lima beans. So sorry to read about your losses. Just added you on to my roll. Happy ICLW!


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