A. Age: No. No, thank you.
B. Bed size: Currently a queen. Would like to have my own king-sized bed someday, in my own bedroom.
(I kid, I kid. A little.)
C. Chore you hate: Cleaning bathrooms. Tedious AND Gross.
D. Dogs: 1 beagle mix who likes to eat Christmas decorations and poop in my front room.
E. Essential start to your day: Eggs for breakfast. No protein = no thinking for Amy.
F. Favorite color: Blue.
G. Gold or Silver: White gold/ silver/ platinum
H. Height: 5'2"
I. Instruments you play: n/a
J. Job Title: AA
K. Kids: 2
L. Live: I don't even know how to respond to this. Yes, I live. Yes, I am LIVE. I RESIDE in Ohio (for now).
M. Married: Yes, to Big Daddy: Joker, marksman, and expert bacon cooker.
N. Nicknames: Miss Amy
O. Overnight hospital stays: Only when I had my babies.
P. Pet peeve: (how much space do we have here?)..... Sub-par restaurant food, people with no common sense, Wal-mart, commercials, grammatical errors, white cars, tight shoes, dust bunnies.
Q. Quote: “To live content with small means; to seek
elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy,
not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes
and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk
gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden
and unconscious, grow up through the common - this is my symphony."
~ William Henry Channing
American Moralist, Unitarian Clergyman, &
R. Righty or Lefty: Righty-tighty
S. Siblings: 1/2
T. Time you wake up: Pre-dog: 7am; Post-dog: 5:30am :(
U. University attended: Fear the Fork!
V. Vegetables you dislike: Eggplant. SHUDDER.
W. What makes you run late: KIDS, and husband who waits to go to the bathroom until we are all in the car & ready to leave.
X. X-rays you've had: Teeth & a chest X-ray once (pneumonia)
Y. Yummy food: A nice steak, medium rare.
Z. Zoo animal favorite: River Otter
1. Last Sunday I went to church wearing a new(ish) green dress that I really like. I paired it with brown boots and a denim jacket on top. I felt cute and comfortable. Half-way through the first hour, I started wondering why I felt SO comfortable. And I immediately realized that I had forgotten to put on a bra. This has happened.....let's see.... NEVER. I quickly buttoned up the jacket and said a little thank you prayer that I had worn it in the first place.
2. After Christmas Big Daddy, J, and I hit the mall to look for some cold weather running gear. As I was waiting to pay, the cashier looked over at J, asked how old he is, then asked me if I was his Grandmother.
As my husband shook his head and sidled away, probably thinking I was going to go out with guns a-blaze, I waited several beats before informing my 18 year old cashier that I am his MOTHER. She didn't even blink or appear embarrassed in the slightest. As my husband later pointed out, this is probably more an indictment of where we live than of my personal appearance, but it still stung a little.
And on that note, Happy New Year!