Monday, September 15, 2008

Scattered Mom From A-Z

Awhile ago I saw this meme at Angel Forever and loved it, and what a better time to do it then when I've found a whole bunch of old, long lost friends on Facebook? By old I don't mean that they are old, but many I've known since we were 5.

So guys you haven't seen me in years and here is me, all grown up, from A-Z

Accent:
Nope. Unless I'm in the USA and they insist that I sound different. Don't they know it's THEM? The farther south we go, people are always asking me to say "about". They claim that Canadians pronounce it "a-boot", but in reality, they must be thinking of Eastern Canada. I say "a-bowt". Like as in, "she a bout of the flu." It's the Americans that call a car accident a "wreck" and pop "soda" that kill me.

Breakfast or no breakfast: I always eat breakfast-whole wheat toast and home made jam, with a cup of coffee. Must have the coffee or I'm hard to live with. Don't mess with the coffee. Cereal may happen now and then, and it has to be maple Mini wheats.

Chore I don’t care for: Cannot STAND cleaning the shower. I try to bribe Jake to do it, but he hasn't taken me up on it yet.

Dog or Cat: Those of you that know me from childhood remember all too well my cat Nermal and my love for Garfield. Those of you that know me as an adult know how much I sneeze when I'm near a cat. And my step-daughter knows my love of dogs that belong to other people, namely her 4 or 5 (I've lost count) Great Danes.

I plan to bring home a small dog one day and tell Hubs that I've adopted it. For now we're just hanging in there with our wild and crazy hamster, Koko.

Essential Electronics: My computer and digital camera. I'd really love to get into the whole digital photography thing and get Photoshop Elements, plus take a course so I actually know what I'm doing with my camera.

Favorite Cologne: I don't have one-perfume gives me a headache. I avoid the perfume sections in the department stores and actually hold my breath because they make me sneeze. Woe be to the poor sales clerk who tries to spray me with a sample, because I will recoil like they've tried to wrap a cobra around my neck.

Gold or Silver: Gold-but I also really like silver and turquoise Zuni/Navajo jewelry. Hubs has taken it upon himself to buy me jewelry for our anniversary every time we travel. Latest purchase was a beautiful Zuni turquoise and silver necklace at White Sands, New Mexico.

Handbag I carry most often: It's a black travel type bag with tons of pockets. I love it! It's a cheap $20 deal but it carries my camera and all my other stuff, and I love it.

Insomnia: When Hubs is snoring at decibels that are harmful to human hearing, yes. Otherwise I can sleep through quite a bit. Like on the couch while Jake and Hubs watch TV...

Job Title: Special Education Teacher's Assistant or SETA. Basically I support kids with special needs in the school system. It's a great job and I love it, even when I am put in a class like auto mechanics where I have no clue what I'm doing. I fake it well. I think.

Kids: 3. I gave birth to one (he's 12), one is a step-daughter, and one is my son in law. Never mind that my step daughter is 30 ish and my son is law is the same age as me. We're one big happy family. And can you count the hamster as a kid? How about the grand dogs?

Living Arrangements: 1 House with Hubs, Jake and Me, the grown up kids are in Alberta.

Naughtiest Childhood Behavior: tossing the wooden spoons my Mom used to spank me with in the wood fireplace. Like she ever actually USED them. Ummm....and once in grade nine I was involved with some girls who put a broken, inky pen on the teacher's seat. But other then that I was an angel. Seriously!

Naughtiest Adult Behavior: wouldn't you like to know? I married a guy 20 years older that rode a motorcycle, had a bunch of teenagers, and smoked. Apparently according to popular opinion that was BAAAAAD.

Overnight hospital stays: twice. Once as a kid (tonsils) and once as an adult (having a baby). Neither were fun.

Phobias: Backing my car out of the garage. Hubs parks his close behind mine, and I'm terrified I'll hit something!

Quote: "Well behaved women seldom make history." ~Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Reason to smile: Life is good! There's always something to smile about.

Siblings: One brother, one sister. Both older.

Time I wake up: 6:00 AM!

Unusual Talent or Skill: I know sign language, and I'm also a certified rescue scuba diver. Which doesn't mean that I dive and get bodies out of cars, but that if a diver was drowning I know how to save them. I've never had to use it. Thank GOD.

Vegetable I Refuse to Eat: Brussel sprouts. They look like little green BRAINS.

Worst Habit: I bite my nails. Hubs would tell you there are worse ones, I'm sure but we won't talk about that will we?

X-rays: Oh a bunch...MRIs, CT scans, even the kind with the imaging dye (those are weird), plus ones of my shoulder, neck, etc.

Yummy Stuff: anything chocolate!

Zoo Animal I Like Most: Otters or dolphins. Are those zoo animals? I don't really go to zoos anyway.

So there you have it...any questions?

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