Sunday, February 20, 2011

February ICLW - The ABCs of Me (Take 3)

Howdy Humble Readers, and welcome ICLW visitors!

I came across this meme the other day over on Laurie's blog, the Panda Diaries, and I really liked it.  I've done ABCs before, but this one had the alphabet subjects already laid out for you, so it's a heck of a lot easier, especially when it comes to the X, Y & Z. 

So, some randomness about me...

A-AGE: 36... how in the world did that happen?  College seems like it was just last year.

B – BED SIZE:  We have a queen. When we got married and bought our new bed, we specifically decided against a king because we wanted to be close to each other.  Now, four years in, I think we should have gotten a king size.  We're both big people, and my Beloved is a big time bed hog (though he denies it). 

C-CHORE YOU HATE: Laundry!  I hate hate HATE laundry!  It's never ending and it takes forever!

D-DREAM JOB: Honestly I don't know.  I'd like to cook professionally, but it's a brutal industry.  I dream of writing novels, but lack the perserverance.  Own my own bookstore... not likely in this day and age.

E-ESSENTIAL START YOUR DAY ITEM:  My glasses.  I actually sleep with my glasses on.  I have anxiety issues about my vision.  I couldn't function without them.  I've tried contacts, but I've worn glasses for 30 years, and contacts weirded me out. 


G-GOAL IN LIFE:  Lose enough weight to be able to shop for clothes in any store I want.

H-HEIGHT: 5'4.5" (with my shoes on)  I always wanted to be 5'5''

I-INSTRUMENTS YOU PLAY:  Does the radio count?  I took piano lessons when I was in college, but it didn't last.

J-JOB TITLE: SAHM right now.  My former job title was ACEM (Assistant Customer Experience Manager)

K-KIDS:  My beautiful Ginevra!  But you knew that... I also have two angel-babies: Emily Hope & Olivia Noelle

L-LIVE: In a small city, smack dab in the middle of two big cities on the frozen flatland.  It's not my ideal locale, but it's home.

M-MAJOR IN COLLEGE: Bachelor of Arts in Youth & Family Ministry, with a minor in Christian Education

N-NICKNAMES: Good heavens... too many!  The ones that stand out... an aunt called me Fred for years.  In college people called me by my first initial.

O-OVERNIGHT HOSPITAL STAYS:  When I had Ginny & when I was 4 I had to spend a week in a childrens hospital for extensive testing.

P-PET PEEVE:  Currently my biggest pet peeve is people who don't shovel their walks!  Grrrr!  I hate taking my life into my hands when I go to the grocery store.

Q-QUOTE FROM MOVIE: I guess my all-time favourite applies to both books and movies, and it's up in the right column up there.  The one from Return of the King.  But I watched "The Color Purple" the other night, and there is a fabulous quote near the end... "It must piss God off if someone walks past the color purple in a field and don't even notice it." 

R-RIGHT OR LEFT HANDED:  Right.  Funny thing about me:  I'm dyslexic, and the only way I can tell left from right is that there's a callus on my right hand from holding a pen.

S-SIBLINGS:  Bio: one sister (33) and one brother (31).  Foster: one sister (35)  I have also had an assortment of step siblings.

T-TIME YOU WAKE UP:  Currently, between 7:30 & 8:00.  Ginny sleeps amazingly well which is a huge blessing.

U-UNDERWEAR: Always colourful

V-VEGETABLE YOU DISLIKE: Okra, lima beans, creamed corn (I can't tell you how much I hated church potlucks when I lived in the South!)

W-WHAT MAKES YOU RUN LATE: I procrastinate, so I end up running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to get all our gear together.  Pre-Ginny it was looking for my cell phone or keys.

X-X-RAYS YOU’VE HAD DONE:  A chest x-ray a few years ago, the HSG I had done a couple of years ago, a number of x-rays of my bladder & kidneys in my childhood, and countless ultrasounds

Y-YUMMY FOOD YOU MAKE:  I can't decide... you should check out the Larder tab for some great recipes. 



  1. Great idea, I may have to borrow it! And I can't imagine being in a queen. We always have a nighttime visitor (or two) in bed and sometimes there isn't even enough room for me! LOL

  2. oh what a great idea, I'll have to remember to steal it for next month.

    I hate laundry too - it absolutely kills me that even when I have done all the laundry we're still wearing clothes that will need to be washed and therefore it's never done. Pre-D I used to make H and I stay naked once a month so I could get it finished... I'm weird like that.

  3. I really love these because, even when I know someone, I always learn something new.

  4. Over from ICLW - Really great introduction post! loved it! - and you have a very cute little daughter there - I just want to give a huge cuddle! xxxxxx

    and just HAD to share..for my word verification for this comment I got...gonates...sometimes these crack me up - and this was one!

  5. Great idea....which I too might have to steal!


  6. Great idea! Happy ICLW!!!

    I love the color red too. In college my dorm was in shades of red. One of my male friends said it looked like a bordello! Since then, I've tried to keep my love of red on the subtle level.

  7. stopping over from ICLW (#47). i love this idea. i may have to try it myself.

  8. This list is so great! I might borrow it from you ;) I love that your aunt called you Fred! Cracks me up.

  9. Definitely going to borrow this for tomorrows post I think!

    As far as the bed thing... when Scott and I married we had a FULL SIZE bed, that we had for almost 3 years simply because we couldn't afford a new bed. We got a king size, and we snuggle when want and have space when we want... but we are both such bed hogs that sometimes it still seems too small! (Especially on the nights we allow all three dogs to sleep with us)

  10. I found your blog on ICLW. I love this list and all of the info it reveals about you. We JUST ungraded from a full to king sized bed and are loving it. We are both pretty small, but it is great to sprawl across the bed.

    I also hate people who don't shovel. I am a traveling speech therapist and just this morning I was cursing a family for not shoving AT ALL. I didn't actually say anything out loud, but COME ON people!!

    You are crazy for sleeping with your glasses on. What, do you sleep on your back so as to not bend them? I am totally loyal to my contacts and hate wearing glasses.

    It looks like you had a lot of losses in early pregnancies. My hubby and I just found out Fri our first successful pregnancy is not viable. It's a really crappy thing to go through, but it sounds like it was all worth it for you. Did they do testing the first time since you know it was a girl?

    ICLW #172

  11. Hi from ICLW,

    I have a baby too after lots of IVF with PGD (I have muscular dystrophy hence the PGD). I love finding bogs where people have been successful after IF.

    Thanks for the insight into you!

  12. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog! I love this intro, it gives us a better picture of who you are. I think I might just use it sometime too!

  13. Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog. Good luck with your journey to conceive #2!


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