As I was browsing the blogs last weekend, I came across this fun, quick meme at Melissa's Bookshelf, and while she didn't tag me to participate, I have decided to borrow this wonderful post idea for my last BBAW entry. While there is a simple list of rules to follow (most self-explanatory), I will choose not to tag anyone in particular for this meme, but encourage anyone who would like to use it, to do so.
Here it goes --- the ABCs of me:
Available or Married? Married for 27 years!
Best Friend? Hard to say....I have a few very close friends. Otherwise, I am an extreme introvert
Cake or Pie? Pie, definitely --- and preferably a fruit pie (I figure it is somewhat healthy if it contains fruit, right?)
Drink of Choice? Coffee in the morning; iced tea in the afternoon; chardonnay or a cup of tea at night (and yes, I feel very guilty that I have not mentioned water)
Essential item for everyday use? my watch -- I am totally lost if I forget to put it on in the morning.
Favorite color? sage green
Google? Isn't that an essential part of life --- like air and water? Truthfully, I could not do my job if it weren't for Google
Hometown? Houston, TX until I was 12; Weston, CT until I was married
Indulgences? I don't allow myself to do it very often, but I absolutely LOVE massages! The rest of the time I relieve my stress by going to the Half Price Bookstore at least once a week (and since we have 4 within driving distance, I very often go more than once a week) and try to find a great bargain!
January or February? February -- not only is it the shortest month of year, but there is a national holiday too!
Kids and their names? Megan is 23; Brian is almost 21; Mandy will be 16 next week.
Life is incomplete without..... my 3 yellow labs welcoming me home
Marriage date? June 26, 1982
Number of siblings? 1 younger brother, Rodger
Oranges or Apples? Apples --- I cannot peel an orange to save my life
Phobias and Fears? to quote Jim Stafford --- "I don't like spiders or snakes"
Quote of the day? I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13)
Reason to smile? Snow days (teachers like them more than students - believe me!)
Season? Fall --- I love the crisp air; I love wearing fall turtlenecks and sweaters; I love the colors of fall: orange and rusts, goldenrod and cinnamon, scarlet and eggplant; I love the family holiday of Thanksgiving, complete with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the start of the Christmas season.
Tag 3 people? I promised not to tag any one in particular for this meme. If you are interested in participating, then consider yourself tagged.
Unknown fact about me? I considered majoring in music and becoming a music teacher. I took 7 years of piano and about 10 years of flute.
Vegetable you hate? Brussel Sprouts!!!!
Worst habit? I am sure my family can answer this question better than I can. I would say that my worst habit is that I am a perfectionist -- and in turn, expect others to be the same. Or maybe that I am prone to forget about my clothes in the dryer and others have to empty it for me OR I have to fluff them because they have sat so long and become wrinkled.
X-rays you've had? numerous chest x-rays when I was in elementary school. They thought I had tuberculosis (although the x-rays always came back negative)
Your favorite food? Pizza or Chipotle, I can't decide
Zodiac sign? Sagittarius
Well, there you have it.
Even though I have not posted as much as I had hoped this week (I have spent approximately 20 hours this week just grading papers!! It is insane) ---- I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog entries, and finding new blog friends. Amy truly out did herself this year!
I think the next big event to look forward to in the blogosphere is the 24 hour Read-a-Thon the weekend of October 24 - 25, 2009 and I already have it marked on my calendar! How about you, will you join us for some great, concentrated reading time and book loving fellowship?