Thursday, April 23, 2009

ICLW: It's ICLW (international comment leaving week.) I love this time of the month! You can register on Mel's Blog if you're interesting in participating next month. This is my 2nd time participating...what a wonderful way to meet fellow bloggers.

I'm following suit and cutting/pasting an A to Z about me below, as I've seen many ICLW blog writings doing the A-Z as an intro this month. Since I didn't have many readers back in March, I'm re-sharing my entry from back then below.

Welcome, dear commenters. Happy ICLW one and all. :)

Me: A to Z

A: Attached or Single? Happily attached to DH for 10 1/2 years now. :)

B: Best Friend? DH. He is my pal and confidant. I love that we still make each other laugh after all these years.

C: Cake or Pie? Hmmm....probably cake. Yellow cake with chocolate icing is my favorite.

D: Day of Choice? Saturday. No school. Family time.

E: Essential Item? I guess my computer. Between blogging, chronicling photos, research, and creating lesson plans for school I love my laptop!

F: Favorite Color? Green

G: Gummy Bears or Gummy Worms? Aren't they the same thing, just different sizes? Guess I'll pick bears.

H: Hometown? Born and raised in Ohio. However, after 10+ years in Jacksonville, FL it's "home" too.

J: January or July? Definitely July. LOVE having summers to spend with Emma. Also, I have many fond July 4th memories spent with my family during both childhood and adulthood.

K: Kids? My sweet Emma...whom I am longing to have a sibling for one day.

L: Life isn't complete without? Family

M: Marriage Date? September 5, 1998

N: Number of brothers and sisters? 1 older sister, Michelle and 1 younger sister, Laurel. Both are wonderful, strong, and independent women whom I admire very much.

O: Oranges or apples? Apples. We had apple trees in the backyard of the house I grew up in. Mom's apple crisp each autumn...yummy!

P: Phobias? Heights. I am fine in airplanes or in tall buildings. However, when out in the open, or somewhere I feel like I might fall out, I freak. (My most recent incident was a few years ago in the St. Augustine Lighthouse with my Dad, sister, and DH. We climbed all the way to the top and the railing was only waist-high. Freaked me out!) Also, I run and scream when bees or wasps are around because I'm allergic.

Q: Quotes? "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." --Eleanor Roosevelt

R: Reasons to smile? Emma, warm sunny days, smelling cookies baking, when DH cracks me up, finishing a good book

S: Season of choice? Spring. Love the warm air, newly budding flowers, the "smell" of spring. (Though autumn is a close second!)

T: Tag 5 people? Not sure how long this has been going around, so I'll choose not to "tag" anyone, but to invite any readers to participate if they'd like.

U: Unknown fact about me? I've been in 43 of the 50 U.S. states.

V: Vegetable? Does this mean what veggie is my favorite? If so, I'll go with green beans. Yum!

W: Worst Habit? Sometimes I have too much self-doubt.

X: X-Ray or Ultrasound? Interesting question. I'd have to say ultrasound. I associate x-rays with broken bones and pain, but ultrasounds with pregnancy and joy.

Y: Your favorite food? Mexican! Yummy!

Z: Zodiac sign? Aries


Mrs. Gamgee said...

One of the goals on my 'life list' is to get to all 10 provinces and all 50 states... I'm half-way on both. (even tho some are just airport stops)

beebles said...

yellow cake with chocolate icing is my favorite too

WiseGuy said...

Fantastic to read about you. ICLW is such a great gets to know more about people!

I would have picked up oranges over apples...I used to take orange fruit/squash breaks when I used to study till late in the night. Glowy memories those!


Beautiful Mess said...

Great answers! This would have been easier then the one I did. I had to think of everything all on my own! WHEW it wasn't easier, either. Have a GREAT weekend.

Anonymous said...

were you really on a bridge a mile up!!?? I would freak the heck out!


Mr. Shelby said...

That's one high up bridge. It's great to read about you.

Mr. Shelby (from iclw)

Cara said...

I made it to K - kids - "my sweet Emma" and had to stop.

I long for the opposite, that my sweet kids, could meet their sister Emma, who lives in heaven.

happy iclw

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

Yes! It was a Mile High Bridge at Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina. Took me a while to get my courage up. I am WAY petrified of heights. I finally made my way QUICKLY across the bridge and was very proud of myself. Smiles.

Kim H. said...

A very cool list! I need to post that... I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Mrs Zeee said...

Great post - thanks for sharing!
I have a great respect for fla resident who chose apples over oranges, and yellow cake - go girl!

Word Nerd said...

I'm freaked out by outdoor heights, too. I know it's odd, but I worry that something in my brain will snap and I'll fling myself off the edge.

And I love the pictures of Emma and the dog. Too cute!

Jacki said...

found your it!
Just wanted to leave a comment!!

Fat Chick said...

Happy ICLW!

Which 7 states are you visiting next?