Friday, May 23, 2008

ABCs of Me

I stumbled across this at Confessions of a Craft Addict & was in the mood to play along. So here we go......

Nope. Although when I visited out east a loooooong time ago, they thought I talked funny. I really don't think Midwesterners have any accent to speak of though. {Sidenote: when I read the word "accent", being the crafter that I am, I first thought of "embellishment", ya know, like room decor, not a funny way of talking.}

Book that I like: Just one? Any cookbook really. Especially ones with straightforward recipes & amazing photography.

Chore I don’t care for: Most of them. Maybe I should stick to the short list of chores I DO like: vacuuming, wiping things {weird, I know} cooking, baking. Hey, I'm sure some people consider those last two to be chores!

Dog or Cat: Neither. I am anti-pet. It might sound terrible, but I'm kind of glad in a way that our fish died last weekend. It was the girls' pet, but guess who was taking care of it. {Is it okay to admit that?}

Essential Electronics: my cellphone, a computer {any will do}

Favorite Cologne: I like nearly any mens' cologne. I love it when Rick wears cologne!

Gold or Silver: Silver.

Handbag I carry most often: I don't have too many handbags {now totebags are another story}, so I just try to rotate them to something befitting of the season.

Insomnia: Sometimes, yep. Especially if I took a long nap during the day or had too much caffeine {for me, one regular pepsi around dinner will keep me up til 2 am}!

Job Title: Domestic Engineer

Kids: Tatiana {Tats} 6 1/2, Sienna 3, Sebastian {Spud} 5 1/2 months

Living Arrangements: Honey, the kids, and my hobby supplies live together in rural Northern Illinois

Most Admirable Trait: I really have no idea. {Suggestions?} I'd like to think it's genuineness. I am who I am from the moment you meet me. I don't try to impress you or be someone I'm not. I really care about people. When I ask, "How are you?" I'm truly interested in the answer.

Naughtiest Childhood Behavior: Being super mean to my brother. Things like convincing him he was adopted & giving him a bloody nose by kicking him in the face come to mind. I have been living a lifetime of remorse for these things......

Overnight hospital stays: Three related to delivering babies. A two night stay and a one night stay for severe stomach flu & I did sleep in the hospital for 5 nights when Tatiana had her appendectomy.

Phobias: Probably fear of heights.

Quote: I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be ... but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see.

Religion: Christianity, although I like to think of it more as a relationship/journey, not a "religion", which makes me think of a set of prescribed rituals and practices

Siblings: One younger bro.

Time I wake up: As late as the kids will let me. Usually between 7 and 8 am.

Unusual Talent or Skill: I can't think of anything unusual. I will say this though. When I was a teenager, my friend Jessica and I used to see how many cherries we could put in our mouths at one time AND de-pit. If you swallowed the pit, then of course it didn't count. I could do 15.

Vegetable I Refuse to Eat: Brussels sprouts. Beets. Cauliflower. Cabbage. {Mostly cruciferous vegetables, although I *love* mustard & horseradish. Weird, I know.}

Worst Habit: I bite my nails when I'm nervous or under stress. I didn't always do this. It started when I was pregnant with my second daughter & somehow the habit just stuck.

X-rays: I think I've only had one: when I broke my collar bone in a car accident.

Yummy Stuff: Fresh french bread with sweet butter. Crustaceans. Freshly baked cookies chock full of goodies. A grilled ribeye. New York style cheesecake. Fresh berries & cream. I love just really good simple food.

Zoo Animal I Like Most: See answer to dog or cat. The only reason you'd find me at a zoo is because the kids like going there.

Anyone else want to play along?


Anonymous said...

Thanks for playing along!

lori said...

Hey there,
Thank you for your nice comments over at the Cafe. It was placed on my heart that this ministry needed continue when it looked as if we were going to lose it.

If you ever have any ideas please share with us....our prayer is that God will lead us into an even larger ministry for women through His glory!

I just finished your list and the post below...the convo with your hubs about "just let it go!" we have that same thing over here in regard to one particular "family member." LOVING those who persecute you....hmmmmm....
don't you just love when you get the right words at the right time!

Journeying joyfully!!
thanks again!

Peaceful Chaoz said...

Sure I'll play but since I don't have a blog I have to make it a long comment! :0)
Accent: lol, yes, just a tiny indiana accent though, it only comes out with certain words (i think)
Book that I like: I have a serious addiction to christian romance novels, Love cookbooks also, and I also like motivational/self help books I guess you could call them.
Chore I don’t care for: Bathrooms
Dog or Cat: We have a dog but I'm not really an animal lover.
Essential Electronics: cell
Favorite Cologne: The couple things josh wears are good! There is one that I can't stand though because it just gives me the heeby jeebies and bad memories, but i don't know the name of it, just the awful smell
Gold or Silver: gold (love black hills gold)
Handbag I carry most often: lovin my new pink sling bag that i got on ebay
Insomnia: most of the time yes
Job Title: Wife and mommy (or mom if your to cool to say mommy ;0)
Kids: J (7) S (6) C (4) S (2)
Living Arrangements: living with the loves of my life in a home that we can't afford because our taxes went up but we can't sell becuase the market is down! Welcome to IL!!!!
Most Admirable Trait: That you pray when you say you will(Bec thats mine for you)
Naughtiest Childhood Behavior: Ummm I don't think I should say, because it was pretty naughty
Overnight hospital stays: 4 for babies and lots more for C.
Phobias: Horses, and yes i'm serious
Quote: Ephesians 4:1-6
Religion: I believe in God and what He says in the bible and I believe in doing my best to obey Him and I am also thankful that he forgives and has given us His wonderful grace so that we can be with Him one day! And I am hopeful that day is coming very SOON!!
Siblings: 1 sister, 5 half sisters, 1 half brother, 1 adopted brother. And if anyone else knows that they are related to me please feel free to let me know! ;0)
Time I wake up: 6:15am Can't wait for school to be out!
Unusual Talent or Skill:Don't think I have one
Vegetable I Refuse to Eat: Mushrooms
Worst Habit: Biting my cuticals
X-rays: none
Yummy Stuff: Smoked prime rib that my love has made!!
Zoo Animal I Like Most: Monkeys! They can always make me laugh, anything else I think just smells. :0)

Stephanie said...

Hollie said...

I'm totally in...