Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The ABCs of Me

Hi, all! So sorry I haven't been around lately. It's been a crazy busy week for me and I've been crafting up a storm -- just not for personal pleasure. At work this week I had 18 custom arrangements that I needed to get done besides my regular work so the store has something to sell. I've finished with 13 of them so far, so I'm getting there... I also had a couple of signs to make for the baskets my writer's group is donating for the Chinese Auction at the Writer's Conference this weekend in Pittsburg, which I am incredibly disappointed to not be able to attend. I'll finish up the last sign tonight right after this. I don't have any pics to share, because I've either been doing these projects at work, or late at night when I don't have good lighting, and oh! I forgot, I also have two sympathy cards that a coworker asked me to make for her. I should really get on those... And there's a new Lawnscaping Challenge coming up this Monday, so I really need to start brainstorming ideas for my Design Team sample card. I'm trying not to wait until the last minute to turn in my project, like I usually do.

ANYWAY, I thought I'd do something different tonight, something a little lighthearted before I dive back into work. How about a quiz? I saw this on one Danielle's Neat & Tangled blog tonight and thought it was a fun way to get to know someone a little better.

So without further ado, here are The ABCs of Me:

1. Age: 34. I still think I'm in my late 20s though.
2. Bed size: Queen. My husband would like a King, but I like that no matter how close to the edge I go, I can still reach back and touch him.
3. Chore you hate: I am proud to say that I have not once in the last five years washed the kitchen floor. I also rarely clean the bathroom (well, except the sink and mirror, which I do every day practically), and only occasionally do laundry. I am fortunate to have an AMAZING husband who enjoys those chores and does them for me. I happily take care of the rest.
4. Dogs: None currently, but we're either adopting a kitty or a dog in the very near future. We're hoping to visit our local shelter tomorrow.
5: Essential to start your day: On work days, I have 30-45 minutes between dropping the kids off at their schools and having to be at work. So I head to Tim Horton's for a Mocha and some quiet time with my latest library book. That's my "me" time. I'd go crazy without it for too long.
6: Favorite color: I love so many. sunshine yellow, vintage blue, periwinkle, indigo... 
7: Gold or silver: I like both, but I'm leaning toward gold lately.
8: Height: 5’4"
9: Instruments you play: I used to play the piano. I miss it. I really, really, really want to learn to play the guitar. I'm close to the point of going out and making it happen.
10: Job title: Floral Designer
11: Kids: three boys. Chaztin (9 1/2), Elliott (8 in June), and Dominic (6)
12: Live: in a house in a lakeside town. I LOVE being near the water. I feel discombobulated without it.
13: Mom’s name: Cindy
14: Nicknames: Sunshine (from my Hubby)
15: Overnight hospital stays: all in Germany. The births of my three boys, plus emergency surgery after an acute case of Mastitis. I was there for nearly three weeks that time. Missed bonding with my two-week old firstborn baby because they wouldn't allow him to stay with me. Worst time of my life.
16: Pet peeve: slow drivers, people who don't signal for a turn, people who curse or talk disrespectfully in front of my children, people who belittle their children or have impossible expectations for their children (I see a LOT of this at work. Hello, his little legs are ONE FIFTH the length of yours! He cannot be expected to keep up with you speedwalking through the aisles! In fact, it's a physical impossibility. So stop yelling at him to!)
17: Quote: "A person's calling ought to be that identifying trait, the thing that makes you who you are. If you want to know what God designed you to do, look what you're doing when you shine." -- Jim Walker

18: Righty or lefty: lefty
19: Siblings: two brothers. Clayton and Jeremy. Both younger.
20: Time you wake up: Ten to seven. Notice how I phrase that. To say it otherwise would mean using a dirty, dirty three-letter word. I have intentionally eradicated that word, when followed by the letters AM, from my vocabulary. If you change it to PM, it's not nearly as threatening.

21: Underwear: You bet'cha. Fresh every day. ;o)
22: Vegetable you dislike: lima beans! Ick! Now there's a word that should rest in peace beside the dirty three-letter-followed-by-AM word.

23: What makes you run late: Having one tiny bathroom in a five-person household. It's madness.
24: X-Rays: a few. I fractured my wrist once. And I've had several at dental visits. I still have two baby teeth.
25: Yummy food you make: Well, if you asked the people who know me personally, they'd probably shout in unison, "CHEESECAKE!" I love cheesecake. I'm making a Bailey's Irish Cream chocolate cheesecake topped with fresh raspberries for my husband's birthday this Friday. I love to cook, and I'm pretty decent at it. Pecan Crusted Salmon is another of my specialties.
26: Favorite zoo animal: Oh, the polar bears! I adore them.

Well, I hope you enjoyed getting to know me and my quirks a little better. :o) If any of you decide to post one of these, please let me know. I'd love to read it!
Until next time, friends.


  1. Hey girlie~

    I enjoy reading these tidbits about you. We have so many things in common... slow drivers, washing bathrooms/kitchen floor, polar bears & cheesecake... except, I can't make cheesecake for beans... BUT love eating them. I think that still counts! :o)

    Glad to hear you're busy crafting... can't wait to see all the fabulous projects you've been working on. Have a great day!

  2. Fun stuff!! Happy to get to know fun random stuff aboutcha ;). I'm happy to know we both HATE lima beans & bad drivers ;) - and love having our share of Mochas ;).

    I completed the ABCs of me on my blog also if you want to peeksie. Have a great day! cant wait to see what you're up to project wise!


Thank you so much for taking a few moments to brighten my day!


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