I saw this on the blog C.R.A.F.T., today, and thought (while my sweet girl is watching Blues Clues - it's "Joe" one, not "Steve," so I really don't care to watch it with her.....) how fun! Okay - the first question isn't fun, as I have to reveal my true age...but I will. I don't feel it, so I'm not really upset about it. I just don't normally offer it up, you know? Okay, so here goes....
A. Age - 47 (gulp, I'm 20 years older than the C.R.A.F.T. blogger, whose real name I don't know...I'm sorry about that...but I could be your mama. ugh...what was I saying about not feeling my age?)
B. Bed Size - Queen
C. Chore you hate - dishes...it was my first real chore as a kid, and I've NEVER learned to not hate it...
D. Dogs - 2...Josie and Nemo
E. Essential start to your day - Breakfast, for sure. I'd eat in bed before opening my eyes, if that was a possibility. Husband and Daughter are neither that way....both have to be up a while before food sounds good. I just don't get that. Oh, and coffee. Must must must have my coffee with its miniscule splash of milk.
F. Favorite color - RED!!
G. Gold or silver - both...I can't pick. It depends on the actual piece of jewelry
H. Height - 5'5"
I. Instruments you play - piano (but not well)
J. Job title - Mom, Wife, Housecleaner (my own, and I really do clean houses...twice a month regularly for a couple, and then whenever referred for one time cleans for move out/move in/house listing), Loan Processor (a new part time job...just working on my first ones, now...so we'll see how it goes)
K. Kids - one, our dear sweet princess. Would've liked more, but it just wasn't meant to be.
L. Live - Austin, TX (well, just south of Austin in a fast growing former country town, now suburb. for over 3 years, already...formerly from Seattle, WA area)
M. Maiden Name - Francis
N. Nicknames - My dad, while I was growing up, called me Fritz. Hubby has a few silly ones that I won't share. Not embarrassing or should be censored. They're just his names for me, and I dont' feel like publishing them.
O. Overnight hospital stays - when I was 6, when my tonsils were removed, but I don't really remember that. And then for 2 nights when our daughter was born. Even though I didn't actually give birth, we were given our own hospital room and since her birthmom opted to not have her room with her until the required 48 hours before she was legally ours was up, we had her with us - okay, if we hadn't, I'm sure the hospital wouldn't have given us our own room...haha! I guess they aren't a hotel, right?)
P. Pet Peeve - well, I hate it when people don't show common courtesy or manners, such as holding a door open (especially when you are coming in a building right behind them, they see you, and they let the door close so it practically hits you) or say thank you. I KNOW I could list other pet peeves, but I'm not in a complaining mood, so I'll be kind.
Q. Quotes - "It is what it is." I don't know who first said that, and I know some people get tired of it, but it's gotten me through frustrations and irritations.
R. Righty or lefty - Righty, but...haha!! I, too, consider myself left footed (see C.R.A.F.T. blog to see her "R")
S. Siblings - 2 younger brothers.
T. Time you wake up - if left to no alarm and my own body waking me up, 7:30....on hubby's workdays, 5:30.
U. University attended - Pacific Lutheran University (but only for a year...then I went to work for 20 years at one company and was educated on the job)
V. Vegetables you dislike - I love most, but will NOT touch Brussels Sprouts. I know everyone says they taste different roasted, but my experience of being forced to eat them boiled growing up....I will never know the roasted ones' taste.
W. What makes you run late - my own refusal to ever admit things take longer to accomplish than I allow while budgeting my time. Would love to blame anyone but me, but almost always, it's myself.
X. X-rays you've had - my thumb when I split it open and broke it in a heavy safe drawer at work; on my ankle when I had a stupid minor accident at work (just lightly sprained it); on my calf when I pulled a tendon while playing with our then-puppy. that one came close to needing surgery. Whew, didn't have to happen. and yes - all my x-ray needs were from stupid, careless accidents or just dumb luck....
Y. Yummy food - oh, boy....I love food...so...well, our local grocery chain has marinated chicken thighs or breasts (or beef or pork). Usually we get the fajitas. But, we just bought the BBQ chicken thighs to try, and hubby made that for dinner, tonight. YUM!! I love Thai food, sushi, some Indian food, Teriyaki (which we cannot find - at least not decent - here in TX...in Seattle, every strip mall had Teriyaki restaurants. kinda like Tex-Mex here); Pho, especially on cold days, so needless to say, I haven't had Pho in a long, long time. Well, I could keep listing. I just love to try different types of food!!
Z. Zoo animal favorites - the lions have to be my favorite (though getting a whole show of a male/female getting....uh....."friendly"......twice in one showing.....made me a little leary of spending too much time at their exhibit at the Austin Zoo, especially with my 4-1/2 year old with me...and why else would I be at the zoo, if she wasn't with me?)
Okay - That's 26 items about me....bored, yet? :) If you, too want to do this, I'd love to see your answers. and I know the writer at C.R.A.F.T. would, too, so make sure you go to her post and leave a message in her comments, linking her up to your blog/answers!!