A to Z Meme

July 10, 2008 Categories: All About Me , Memes & Quizzes | 8 Comments  

Saw this at Meg’s and decided to play along.

Accent: Growing up in Washington State, I don’t have one. Pretty generic American, I guess. Though I pick up accents, especially when I’ve been watching a lot of BBC. Noah could always tell when I’d been watching Monarch of the Glen – he said I talked like Lexie. :)

Breakfast or no breakfast: Definitely – and I must have protein. I like the low-fat breakfast Lean Pockets with eggs and sausage. Or toast with peanut butter. And coffee, though I’m not supposed to have it because of my GERD.

Chore I don’t care for: I’m with Meg – any type of housework is low on my list of favorite things to do.

Dog or Cat: Neither – I’m not much of an animal person. And, we have a small house and four kids…

Essential Electronics: Laptop, MP3 player, and PDA.

Favorite Cologne: I used to wear Nokomis, but I don’t wear any perfume any more. On men, I like Cool Water – but my hubby doesn’t wear cologne, either.

Gold or Silver: Silver.

Handbag I carry most often: Burgundy purse. Usually accompanied by a tote full of books.

Insomnia: Occasionally – usually hormone related.

Job Title: Just one? Homeschooling mom, freelance writer, chief cook and bottle washer.

Kids: One daughter: Natalie, 11. Three sons: Noah, 10; Jonathan 8; and Josiah, 6.

Living Arrangements: A very small house that we’re trying to sell so we can move into something bigger.

Most Admirable Trait: Compassion. I’m also a good listener, I think.

Naughtiest Childhood Behavior: Most of my naughtiness occurred after I was no longer a child, at least technically. I did skip school once, but I got caught. Oh, and once I got my driver’s license, I used to sneak the car out at night for junk food runs with my sisters. My parents slept through just about anything. Oh, and I got drunk on champagne at a wedding at which I sang – but it wasn’t my fault. That’s enough true confessions for now.

Overnight hospital stays: Five days for Natalie’s birth, but I was only considered a patient for two. I stayed three more nights in a “parent room,” because Natalie was in the NICU. I can’t remember if I stayed for one night or two with Noah’s birth. Four nights with Jonathan’s birth – an emergency cesarean. One night with Noah when he was 17 months old and had croup. Three nights with Josiah’s birth – a repeat c-section and tubal. One night for gall bladder surgery.

Phobias: Spiders, crossing old bridges in the car. Oh, and I’m not so hot about heights, either.

Quote: My favorite, or something I say? One of my favorites is on the header image above. I say “crap” more often than I should.

Reason to smile: My kids can always make me smile.

Siblings: Three younger sisters: Andrea, Debra, and Marni.

Time I wake up: On a weekday, 6:30 or 7. On weekends, I like to sleep in until 9.

Unusual Talent or Skill: Unusual? Hmmm… I can alphabetize words really fast.

Vegetable I Refuse to Eat: Peas. Shudder.

Worst Habit: Procrastination.

X-rays: My ankle twice, but it was just sprained both times.

Yummy Stuff: I’ll go with Meg’s answers: Chocolate, Cheesecake….

Zoo Animal I Like Most: Like I said, not much of an animal person. :)

I tag Sheila at Dodging Raindrops, Eileen at Books and Hooks, Karen at Praise the Lord and Pass the Prozac, Lisa at The Funny Farm, and Lawanda at Lovin’ Life.

8 Comments

  1. Meg

    peas huh?

    Is there a story to go with that?

  2. carrie

    Meg – no story, really – peas is the one food aversion of childhood that I still have as an adult. Tomatoes, onions, peppers, even spinach in stuff – I got over that. But peas – even just the smell of them cooking – I find revolting.

  3. Meg

    Snow peas?

    My mom always served canned peas – they were bad. Also canned creamed corn – even worse

  4. carrie

    Meg – I agree with creamed corn. With peas, it doesn’t really matter – fresh, canned, frozen, snowed – they’re all gross. :)

  5. thislittlepiggy

    I smell bacon! EEK!

  6. Lawanda

    I was just thinking about you yesterday as I finished a Dickens book. Dunno why! ;)

    (Could be because nobody I know reads them! The one I just finished was Barnaby Rudge. If you haven’t already you should read it! :) )

    Oh. And I love it when I get tagged! WOOT! ;)

  7. Jo

    Another bridge girl here. I’m getting better about it but I still get a chill going over one and forget about crossing the Mississippi!!!

  8. carrie

    Jo – there’s an old bridge we cross when we go up to Trail, BC to take our kids to the aquatic center, and I hold my breath the whole way across!