Gearing up for Works-For-Me Wednesday saps all my brain power, so how about another meme?I am just so tickled to be tagged by the funny and fabulous Jeana, I had to play along. So here we go, two memes in one week–probably more information about me than you ever wanted to know…
Accent: Southern, with a side helpin’ of hillbilly.
Bible Book that I like: Well of course, Psalms, but doesn’t everyone? I love Romans, too, even though it’s a toughy.
Chore that I don’t care for: Cleaning bathrooms. Any mother who has to deal with little boys and their less-than-perfect "aim" can sympathize.
Dog or Cat: Dog, absolutely. I’ve had a dog almost my whole life. We currently have a sweet little mutt named Ginger. I’m violently allergic to cats–I swell up like a toad!
Essential Electronics: Tivo. Hubs had to talk me into it, but now I couldn’t live without it. And my computer, of course. Actually not much of a cell phone girl, though I like the feeling of security knowing it’s there.
Favorite Cologne: Jessica McClintock.
Gold or Silver: Prefer silver or white gold. My wedding set is yellow gold, though.
Handbag I Carry most often: Diaper bag. Haven’t carried a "real" purse in years. Can’t seem to master the skill of having both a diaper bag AND a purse, so I just throw it all in one big bag.
Insomnia: All the time. ALLLLLLL the time. Thank you, Lord, for Ambien.
Job Title: Referee, nutritionist, coach, teacher, nurse, banker, chauffer, recreational coordinator, housekeeper and occasionally jailer to four great kids.
Kids: Three boys: Adam (8…"almost 9!" he would shout if he were here), Stephen (7), Joseph (5), and a daughter: Corrie (18 months). And no, those aren’t their real names.
Living Arrangements: In a 25-year-old, two story, four-bedroom house in Somewhere, Oklahoma. I share the space with a husband, four children, a dog, a hermit crab and an excessive amount of clutter.
Most Admirable Trait: Felt weird answering this about myself, so I asked Hubs. His answer was my "empathy for others."
Naughtiest childhood behavior: Wasn’t particularly naughty as a child. My parents read this, and I’m sure they could leave some suggestions in the comment section.
Overnight hospital stay: Just four labors and deliveries. With my last child (Corrie), my water broke at 32 1/2 weeks, and I had to be on bedrest in the hospital for 10 loooooong days. Thank goodness for friends who came to visit me and kept me from losing my mind.
Phobias: Heights and deep water, meaning that flying over the ocean is essentially OUT for me. Also get a little creeped out driving across super flat, wide-open spaces, like the panhandle of Texas.
Quote: I adore quotes, and one of my most treasured possessions is my "quote book", where I record all my favorites. I suppose if I had to nail down one favorite it would be by Corrie ten Boom: "I have learned to hold all things loosely, so that God will not have to pry them out of my hands." Actually, my favorite quote is anything Corrie ten Boom said, period. Well, and anything C.S. Lewis said. Or Elisabeth Elliott. Okay, basically, I just can’t narrow it down. If there are any other quote lovers out there, I highly recommend this book.
Siblings: 1 younger brother, who is one of my dearest friends. Also have two great sisters-in-law (my brother’s wife and my husband’s sister)
Time I wake up: At the latest possible second. Usually around 7 or 7:30. My kids don’t have to be at school until almost 9, which works really well for me.
Unusual Talent or skill: I was a majorette in high school and twirled a fire baton. And I can read so fast it freaks out my husband.
Vegetable I refuse to eat: Cabbage. Not wild about green peppers, either.
Worst habit: Oh my gosh, way too many to count. Probably poor time-management would be the biggie. As evidenced by the fact that I’m spending waaaay too much time working on this stupid meme.
X-rays: Mostly just dental.
Yummy stuff I cook: Chicken divan, cornbread and fruit salad.
Zoo animal I like most: Meer Kat. Hakuna Matata.
I tag anyone who wants to play along!
Do you remember that tomorrow is Works-For-Me Wednesday? Are you absolutely breathless with anticipation? Get those good ideas ready and teach us all a thing or two. Let me know if you participate, and I’ll link to you.