Monday, February 25, 2013

A to Z

This may well be more than you ever wanted to know about me, but I thought it was fun.  I hope you'll play along.  I'd love to read your answers.  Thanks to my friend, Joanna, for the idea.

Age: I am 42, but I feel about 17 or 31 - depending on the circumstance.

Bed size: We have a queen now, but for the first 11 years of our marriage we had a double.  Snuggle, snuggle.

Chore I hate: cleaning the bathroom - Yuck!

Dogs: We have two.  They are a Boxer/ Australian Shepherd mix and are named after characters in two of our favorite books.  We have Miss Maudie and Eliza Bennett.  Can you guess the books?

Essential start to my day: prayer

Favorite color: I love too many to pick one favorite.  I do love black an awful lot, though.

Gold or silver: I regularly wear both, but not at the same time.

House or aparment: Our house is tiny, but lovely inside.

Instruments played: None, but I LOVE to sing!

Job title: second grade teacher

Kids: one perfect daughter

Live: in Clever, Missouri

Married: very happily for nearly 21 years to the most wonderful man

Never again: I will never again let a bully get away with unkindness without speaking up.

Other fun fact: I have only been sky diving once, but in my heart of hearts, I consider myself a sky diver.  It is just so me. 

Pet peeve: When the toilet paper rolls out against the wall instead of over the top.

Quote: "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Right or left handed: right

Siblings: one younger brother

Time you wake up: 6:00 a.m. on weekdays

University: I have two Bachelors and a Masters in Elementary Education.  I'd like to get a Doctorate some day.  I also want another Bachelors in Art History.

Veggies you dislike:  It would be a much shorter list to tell you the ones I like.  I love asparagus, artichokes, spinach, and anything that comes in a salad.

What makes you run late: Nothing much any more.  I have been working really hard on that lately.

X-rays: Actually, I had some today when I got my teeth cleaned.

Yummy food: Jeffrey is a marvelous cook so I am especially blessed.  Tonight we are having chicken tortilla soup that is just delicious. 

Zoo animal you love: Giraffes and elephants are my favorites!  Plus, I love grumpy dromedaries and shy, gorgeous zebras.  And the butterfly house.  And the penguin house.  And all the big cats.  And gorillas.  And the octopus.  And, and, and...

The image above was a t-shirt at Target that I fell in love with. 


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Anonymous said...

This is fun. I'm with you in that I'd enjoy learning about art history. But no PhD for me in any subject area, thanks. Too. Much. Thinking.

S. Etole said...

So many things to enjoy about you!

joyce said...

What a fun idea.....will have to join in. Enjoyed reading yours!

alexa said...

That's a great post! And there isn't more than I wanted to know :). Though I am intrigued by that picture at the top - did you do it?

Jennifer Richardson said...

you're something special,
you know?
love all around,

GraceGal said...

This was delightful, Relyn!

Jeanne said...

I love your A-Z List
Love you

Jeanne said...

I also did an A-Z for you it is on my blog today. Love Jeanne

amelia said...

Ooh, I love it! What fun!

Reading your responses only confirms my belief that we could be friends in real life, as well! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Relyn,
So nice to meet you. Great A-Z List (I'll need to do one also). I really love your gratitude page/blog. You are grateful everyday. This is so good. Blessings to you - I'll visit often. Susan

Terra said...

Ooops, I left a comment on a different post of yours, saying I am a new follower, but I don't see a way to follow you. Is the follow button just temporarily not there?
Hugs and I like your blog.

Kyra said...

Nice to know you Relyn :)

keishua said...

that's so fun and very inspiring. hope this week is treating you well.

Marilyn said...

Your lists always make me smile. I like that you made a list of the veggies you like, that would be me too.

Roban said...

That was fun! It's always nice to get to know someone a little bit more.

Suz said...

ha ha lovd your list
but we knock heads with the tp
I get irked when the paper doesn't hang against the wall

Jeanie said...

Love this! Think I'll do it too soon!

Gigi Thibodeau said...

Oh, I love this list, and I think I just might play along. Seems like a good way to start the month. I loved reading your responses--especially the sky diving one! You rock, Relyn! xoxo Gigi

Jaime said...

What a sweet and charming list.

I am in awe that you have been sky diving... I am such a chicken! But I feel less of a chicken now since I learned how to scuba dive.. it's kind of like sky diving but backwards... right?

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