Wednesday, February 8, 2012

ABC's of me

Stolen from Mama Bub, because I'm feeling decidedly less than creative, bloggy-wise.

A. Age: 29.5
B. Bed size: King! And it's new (since last Friday) (and oh how I lurve it, it's like sleeping on the pelts of teddy bears) (we may or may not have looked like the Clampetts bringing it home at 8:30pm in the rain and wind, you decide):

(Did I ever show you our finished room after all of my blabber about the horrible (previous) bed we owned and how to make your own headboard and then how it took me 2 months to pick a shade of gray for paint? I don't remember, but I took a photo with our bed made, and that's progress, so here you go...)

C. Chore that you hate: Unloading the dishwasher. I will load it and clean the entire kitchen, but putting the clean dishes away drives me crazycakes.
D. Dogs: Ohh, Zoe. He'll be 7 in May. He's a blue heeler mix. 100% stubborn. Completely huge (110 lbs, even though we were told he'd be 35ish), and sheds like a beast. We love him though, I think. (Yes, it's a he, he has a girl name and an identity crisis.) (Zoe on the left, Jack on the right, Jack lives with our friends now.)

E. Essential start to your day: Diet Pepsi
F. Favorite color: Truthfully? I really don't have one. I like all the colors. I have favorite shades though, currently anything slate blue, limey-olive green, sunny yellow make me happy.
G. Gold or silver: Silver, I'm not sure I own anything gold.
H. Height: 5'10". Ok, FINE, 5'9 3/4"
I. Instruments that you play: Let's define play... my grandma's piano lives in our living room, and I can play it, but I can't play it. And the further removed I am from high school, the less I remember how to read sheet music (as far as which notes are which). This makes me sad and I hope one of the boys wants to take piano lessons... otherwise we have the world's coolest console table disguised as a piano.
J. Job title: Systems Analyst to pay the bills / Owner/Designer of Ten Tiny Toes for my creative outlet / wife and mom to my 3 favorite guys is my only job that counts. (p.s. did you know I have an etsy shop now? click that link for all the goods, more coming soon!)
K. Kids: These two - this photo requires an explanation... B had a whale bath squirter in his mouth, and was being silly. He kept coming at j to make him laugh, and then j started opening his mouth when B got close to him. And then we needed photographic evidence of the awesome:

L. Live: Nebraska! It's much cooler than you think, promise! :)
M. Mother's name: Brenda (Gwama Bwenda, if you're nearly 3)
N. Nicknames: None other than my mom, stepdad, sister, aunt, and dad all still call me Al.
O. Overnight hospital stays: Three... #1 was for a rockstar strep/mono combo in high school, just one night for steroids; #2 and #3 were for the birth of the two peanuts above.
P. Pet peeves: Anything unnecessarily loud - the TV, people, etcetera.; facebook posts that begin with "Well..." or "It's official" or "Well, it's official!"; bad grammar and spelling! learn the correct use of they're/their/there and it's/its; and it's DEFINITELY, not defiantly; and irregardless isn't a word.
Q. Quote from a movie: my most used would be "...our pets' heads are falling off..."
R: Right or left handed: Right.
S: Siblings: One sister who has been with me through it all (except my first 5 years before she was born... ahem). Four stepbrothers and a stepsister.
T: Travel favorite: Yes, travel is my favorite. Oh wait. Germany. I will pack my bags now.
U. Underwear: Yes?
V. Vegetable(s) you hate: Hmm, I don't really hate any vegetable, as long as it's prepared in a delicious way. And if all else fails, just put melted cheese on it.
W. What makes you run late: My children.
X. X-rays you've had: Teeth, arm, knee. 
Y. Yummy food that you make: Isn't it all yummy? I mean I don't make gross food. Well except for last night, I made Sesame Chicken and B was the only one who would eat it... the kid who only wants to eat macaroni and cheese ate the really awful sesame chicken. Whatever. It wasn't good. But otherwise? I kind of don't suck at cooking.
Z. Zoo animal: The penguins!


  1. Good Luck w/ your etsy store. Cute boys

  2. Fun! if B will eat Broccoli, I made a sweet recipe tonight of Broccoli Mac and Cheese, it was so good.

  3. You're bedroom looks awesome! I love those colors together.

  4. i am cracking up to your yes? at underwear! LOL

    i think you need to pick another sesame chicken recipe - the one i have rocks!

  5. Your room looks awesome! And, you made that headboard???

    I despise unloading the dishwasher too! But, I think putting away laundry might be more annoying than that in my book. I'd love to let my folded t-shirts and sock balls hang out on the couch until I wore them all. :-)


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