Thursday, February 15, 2007

I'm it!

I got my first tag ever, from Kelli. So here goes!

Available/single?: Happily married for a year and a half now.

Best friend?: I am blessed with many friends that are dear to my heart.... however, there is one that has been there since third grade, through all the ups and downs that life throws at a person: Ness.

Cake or pie?: Do I really have to choose? I like a good apple pie, warm with ice cream. But I love the fruity cakes my sister always makes for my birthday too....guess I can't choose!

Drink of choice?: Hot tea in the morning, water with lemon throughout the day, juice at night. When I'm sick- Canada dry ginger ale. A nice glass of red wine or an apple martini is pretty yummy too.

Essential item you use every day?: A pencil. (I do teach third grade after all!)

Favorite color?: Yellow....and red.

Gummy bears or worms?: Bears definitely, although anyone who knows me well knows that I love gummy peaches best of all. Oh, and those gummies you get at Jerry Sans sushi when your meal is over.

Hometown?: Woodbridge, CT

Indulgence?: Anytime I ignore the piles of school work and read or watch T.V. is pretty much an indulgence.

January or February?: February, I have a vacation then.

Kids and their names?: Don't have kids yet, although we do have names but you'll have to wait, we're not sharing.

Life is incomplete without?: My husband, our families.

Marriage date?: July 16, 2005

Number of siblings?: 2, older sister, younger brother.

Oranges or apples?: Apples.

Phobias or fears?: Huh. I guess I don't really have any big ones. I hate moths. I used to be afraid that my Nonnie wouldn't be alive when I got married, but I was blessed to have her at my wedding.

Quotes?: This is a tough one too. I don't really have a favorite, but here's one I like:
"The courage to teach is the courage to keep one's heart open in those very moments when the heart is asked to hold more than it is able so that teacher and students and subject can be woven into the fabric of community that learning, and living, require." Parker J. Palmer

Reason to smile?: There are so many reasons! Waking up next to the man I love, the smiles and hugs I get from my nieces when they see me, eating a good dinner with family, when my cats snuggle up next to me, hearing my students get excited about something I'm teaching them, waking up to a day of sunshine and blue skies, vacation, looking out my window and seeing the sun set over the lake in our backyard...I could go on....

Season?: Summer. Definitely!

Tag people?: Tina, Dianna

Unknown fact about me?: My biggest pet peeve is when windshield wipers are left on, long after it's stopped raining. Apparently this even bothers me over the phone, as my husband and I discovered recently!

Vegetable you dislike?: Broccoli rabe. Too bitter for me. Fennel also.

Worst habit?: Picking my lips.

X-Rays you've had?: Just the standard ones at the dentist.

Your favorite food?: Hard to pick just one, but I'd have to say my Mom's homemade sauce. I like Filet Mignon too.

Zodiac sign?: Leo


Kelli said...

Glad you did this - and yey for your Mom's sauce too.

Have an AMAZING vacation, my dear..I'm sure you & Russ cannot wait.

Oh yeah, and I agree about the windshield wipers left on thing - drives me absolutely batty!

Anonymous said...

I apologize for the windshield wipers. I feel, in no unrealistic way, that that is partly my fault. Needless to say I now share the same pet peeve.

It's always funny on these blogs (the three I read) - when to write, when not to write. I see them like conversations where, at times, my role is to nod and say uh-huh. I think I need to learn how to nod in words.

~ ness ~

NancyPearlWannabe said...

Oooh... windshield wipers whining across dry glass is annoying. Also when people leave their blinker on waaay after they've turned.

Kelli said...

oh yeah -- I'm w/ nancypearlwannabe...the blinker left on is SO annoying!