Tuesday, February 22, 2011

ABCs of Me...

Thank you, Kim, for the fun idea for a post! I have been intending to crib an idea from Eggface's blog (grr, I tried to find a sample post, but cannot - she did a great series and this is just a really wonderful blog, anyway), but that is more serious and also time-consuming. I like this one, too, and it fits my schedule. :) Everyone, please do it, too, and if you do, post me the link in the comments below. I'd love to read them!

(A) Age: 41
(B) Bed Size: My daughter sleeps on my beautiful King-sized bed. In the post-divorce world, I sleep on a futon in the living room of our little condo. Sigh. I will have a bedroom again one day!
(C) Chore You Hate: Putting the clean laundry away! I don't mind doing it, or folding it, hate putting it away.
(D) Dogs? In the divorce, our dog went to my ex's dad, our cat went to my parents. (I moved the kids on the fly to a rental house that would not allow pets, and honestly, I was barely able to care for me and the kids for a long time.) Both pets have since died - we had our cat for 17 years and our dog for 14.
(E) Essential Start Your Day Item:  I am so not a morning person. Just waking is an accomplishment.
(F) Favorite Color: Red. Or maybe purple. Or gray-blue. Hmm.
(G) Gold or Silver? Platinum/titanium.
(H) Height: 5 ft 2 in
(I) Instruments You Play: Clarinet through 8th grade, piano for a couple years, nothing now.
(J) Job Title: Public works contract administrator. It's not as bad as it sounds. ;)
(K) Kids: Alli (12), Blake (almost 10), Reid (5.5)
(L) Live:  Greater Seattle
(M) Mom's Name: Betty Louise. I am Julie Louise, my daughter is Allison Louise. Gawd, I hated that name growing up. Can't remember why I stuck my kid with it. She hates it too. :)
(N) Nicknames: Jules, Jul. I prefer Jules over Julie. Someone called me "Ju" at work the other day - I do not encourage this.
(O) Overnight Hospital Stays? Hmm. When my daughter was born. Blake was born at 9:30 am at a midwife's house and we were home by noon, after stopping somewhere for lunch. We adopted Reid but were there when he was born - he was my easiest pregnancy and delivery! I also had overnight stays for a broken ankle (2 surgeries) and a major back surgery (spinal fusion). Then, recently, two nights for the gastric sleeve.
(P) Pet Peeve: I am rather, uh, sensitive to the doings of other drivers on the freeway.
(Q) Quote from a Movie:  Today, it's "Son, you got a panty on your head." from Raising Arizona. Here's why:
(R) Right or Left Handed? Left
(S) Siblings: 1 Sister (34)
(T) Time You Wake Up? 5:30 am.
(U) Underwear: Granny panties that I can hardly wait to replace! I will be sporting some sexy undies this summer, for sure!
(V) Vegetable You Dislike: I tolerate mushrooms.
(W) What Makes You Run Late: Kids, kids, kids. 
(X) X-Rays You've Had Done: Every part of my body, at least five times, I'd say. I will also say that they will never again get a conscious Julie into an MRI machine. I swear I still suffer from PTSD over that one.
(Y) Yummy Food You Make: I like to cook. Whether or not I do depends on my energy and creativity levels.
(Z) Zoo, Favorite Animal: Penguins!


  1. Your boys look hysterical! How funny!
    Do you watch "House"? People either have seizures or throw up in the MRI machine. Don't go in there!!!!

    Thanks for playing along and succumbing to my pressure.

  2. I loved reading that, it was great to get to know you better! I also love Raising Arizona. Interesting tidbit about being left handed... there's a theory that all people who are left handed started out life with a mirror twin. Sometimes the right handed twin is miscarried and reabsorbed,usually before the mother even knows she's pregnant (it's called vanishing twin syndrome.) I watched a documentary on it once, it was very interesting! Of course, that doesn't mean it's fact, just a theory.

  3. I, too, don't like bad drivers! This was a fun read!

  4. Here's mine. http://goodbyetomyotherhalf.blogspot.com/2011/02/abcs-of-me.html