Jennifer over at McBenning School tagged me for a meme. I can't resist those things. So here it is. (May I also throw in a thanks to Jen for her ever encouraging comments on the blog.) We bloggers LIVE for comments. Hint, hint, hint!
ACCENT - None that I know of, and the no-accent thing makes me stick out like a sore thumb here south of Atlanta with all the "y'all"s and "fixin' to"s and "Yes, Ma'am"s.
I DON"T DRINK - Diet drinks . . . anymore. I used to slug down two or three with breakfast and maybe a couple more later in the day, but finally decided that maybe that wasn't the healthiest thing to do. I don't like coffee. I do love hot tea in the winter and cold tea in the summer -- preferably SWEET tea because I'm working on being a Southern Belle.
CHORE I HATE - Just one? What kind of survey is this, anyway?!? I really dislike anything that I've let go for too long -- dishes, laundry, vaccuuming. I, in fact, get kind of mean and nasty with everyone in the family until the house starts looking like someone cares once more. I finally figured out that I'm just mad at myself and have since tried to not be such a witch when it comes to keeping the house clean. Maintenance, people, maintenance!
PETS - Only one and also our first family pet (if you don't count the dozens of fish we've killed over the years.) Our beloved black lab, Kody. For all of the things he leaves chewed into little bits all over the house, he still manages to keep a special place in this family's heart.
ESSENTIAL ELECTRONICS - Laptop, laptop, and, uh, laptop! And cell phone. What did we ever do without cell phones not such a long time ago?
PERFUME - I like anything with a fresh flower scent -- roses, gardenia, jasmine -- Oh, and I like cucumber and melon together, too. I'm allergic to most other regular perfumes. My throat starts to swell up, I cough, and feel a little naseated.
GOLD or SILVER - I prefer gold, but I like silver, too. I'm gunning for a Mother's Day present someday -- a gold ring with each of the kids' birthstones on them. I've been brainwashing them about this present for some time now. : )
INSOMNIA - Thank God, no. If it takes me 30 minutes to get to sleep, I feel that I've been robbed. Keith isn't so fortunate. And he needs everything absolutely pitch dark. Little computer lights, my nightstand clock, the copier button, the printer button . . . any kind of light whatsoever are absolutely blaring to him. I always tell him, "Sweetie, all you've got to do is CLOSE YOUR EYES and the little lights go away!" He doesn't think that's very funny.
JOB TITLE - Homemaker and homeschool teacher.
MOST ADMIRED TRAIT - People keep telling me how patient I am. HA HA! This is so funny, because I'm really not, especially at that special challenging time of the month. I suppose I'm good at pretending to be patient. But I think what I like most about myself is that I tend to look at things in a glass-half-full sort of way.
KIDS - Seven precious gifts from the Lord, ages 16 to 6.
PHOBIA -Mice and heighths, although I do love a good roller coaster.
RELIGION - Much more than religion, there is my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ who saved me from my sins. This relationship is my whole life, my whole reason for being. Without Him, I am nothing.
SIBLINGS - Two brothers, two sisters -- all of whom are in Southern California -- Beth, Dan, Mark and Connie! Hi, you guys! Leave a comment!
TIME I WAKE UP - Ugh, 6:15 now that school has started. I am NOT a morning person.
UNUSUAL TALENT/SKILL - I love to crochet. I get into a project and work at it for hours and hours and then regularly for months, until I'm either done and happy with it or sick of it and never pick it up again. I also like to write, so I'll go on little writing binges and work on the next big BEST SELLER!
VEGETABLE - I really like fried green tomatoes and fried eggplant. So healthy! Brocolli gives me too much gas. Is that TMI?
WORST HABIT - Getting side-tracked on work that I'm supposed to do. I say this way too many times, "Oh, I was working on that . . . I MEANT to get it done."
X-RAYS - For a broker finger, split chin, possible pneumonia and bronchiitis, and of course, the dreaded dental work.
Go ahead and take a turn if you want . . .