Wednesday, May 17, 2006
As seen at Amy's and Alexa's:
Accent: pretty much none. Sometimes my WI accent slides out when I’ve been talking to family from there a lot (I expect to come back from my trip with it.) I do still say “ya’ll” from the years spent down south. I just don’t know what pronoun to use instead anymore. Moving around as much as I have has pretty much gotten ridden of most accents.
Bible Book that I like: Luke is my favorite gospel writer – I love his Christmas story the most.
Chore I don’t care for: cleaning floors. DH does it.
Dog or Cat: Dog! I’m allergic to cats – but I’m also tired of dog hair. I have no desire to get another pet when J’s time is up. (is that terrible?)
Essential Electronics: microwave, slow cooker, computer, DVR
Favorite Cologne: none. When I was deep in dealing with 2 babies, I used to love to slather myself with J&J baby lavender bedtime lotion. It was yummy to me!
Gold or Silver: mostly gold, but I also have some special pieces of silver
Handbag I Carry Most Often: black leather bag – backpack style. It fits everything I need.
Insomnia: Before the last couple years, I would have said never. The last couple years – semi-regularly. I find the herb valerian helps.
Job Title: household manager, domestic engineer, wife, mom
Kids: 2 bundles of energy - boys
Living Arrangements: own 1600 sq ft of southwestern style home with a HUGE yard, esp. for new homes in AZ
Most Admirable Trait: loyalty
Naughtiest Childhood Behavior: ?? I wasn’t a very naughty child
Overnight Hospital Stays: broken ankle 8/99, C & N’s births – 11/00 and 5/02
Phobias: family dying
Quote: But it is always possible to be thankful for what is given rather than to complain about what is not given. One or the other becomes a habit of life. --Elisabeth Elliot
Siblings: one sister, 11 years younger; one brother, 12 years younger. And, yes, we get along very well and always have. I know people are sometimes surprised by that - but we're very close.
Time I Wake Up: varies widely – anywhere between 7 and 9:30AM. I go through spurts of either staying up late with DH or getting up early in the morning. More time with DH usually wins out. I do NOT sleep later than my kids though - don't think I let them get up and wander around while I stay in bed. They go through phases where they will sleep 13 hours though, which means they sleep till 9:30 as well.
Unusual Talent or Skill: planning (and throwing!) themed parties
Vegetable I Refuse to Eat: spinach
Worst Habit: procrastinating (like right now – I should be packing!)
X-rays: dental, ankle, hip, neck
Yummy Stuff I Cook: Hanukah apple cake, bourbon pecan chocolate pie
Zoo Animal I Like Most: orangutans
Posted by Melanie -- at 9:10 PM