Sunday, September 13, 2009

My ABCS....and what's in store this week.


Good Evening lovely followers.
Whew, has it been a busy weekend! This is a good time to divulge a bit more since I was tagged
by Mel at He followed me home... for ABCs. Thank you!

Here's the story with me. I used to work a bazillion (yes, it's my own little word) hours in my former career as a bookstore manager. This came to an end earlier this year and I vowed that I would do whatever it takes to be with my son as much as possible and not have work take over my life. No daycare! Just me or my husband or family taking care of him. In order to do that financially I chose to work part-time in two worlds that I love, recommending books and helping children. But I have to do this around my husband's work schedule to ensure one of us is home with our little redhead. So sometimes I have weekends like I did this weekend, where I work late and get no reading or blogging done!

I have some catching up to do!

This week I am planning to post my review for In the Woods for the R.I.P challenge, pick a winner of The Historian Giveaway!, announce another Giveaway for BBAW and finish Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo.

I think I can do it all.

So, anyway, on to my ABCs:

Here are the rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you
2. Share your ABCs
3. Tag three people at the end by linking to their blogs
4. Let the three tagged people know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website
5. Do not tag the same person repeatedly but try to tag different people, so there is a big network of bloggers doing this tag


Here goes. . .


Available or in a relationship? Married

Best Friend? Trever

Cake or Pie? Both! Whenever I can get it.

Drink of choice? Non-alcoholic=Iced Soy Vanilla Latte. Alcoholic=Red Wine

Essential item for every day use? My latte in the morning

Favorite color? Blue

Google? I skim past everything else just to read the entertainment news. Dorky, I know.

Hometown? Northfield, Minnesota

Indulgences? Books, sushi and massages. Though I don't get a lot of the last two!

January or February? Ugh, i don't really like either but give me time. Now that I am out of the retail business those months won't be as hard.

Kids and their names? 1 son, Finnegan

Life is incomplete without…? My family, definitely. Love them to pieces!

Marriage date? September 2004

Number of siblings? 4, I'm the youngest.

Oranges or apples? Apples

Phobias and fears? I do not like mice or any really small furry critter that moves really fast. My biggest fear is losing my son or my husband.

Quote for the day? I am really bad at quotes. I'm usually that person who is snapping her fingers, saying "you know that one line...from that one movie...you know....that one...!"

Reason to smile? My son says "Mama" clear as day and gets a huge smile on his face. And I have 51 followers!!!

Season? Fall. Halloween. Stew, Bread making, Squash, Cider, Sweaters, Fire.

Unknown fact about me? I had open heart surgery when I was 5.

Vegetable you hate? I am really becoming not too fond of eggplant.

Worst habit? Procrastinating

X-rays you’ve had? My right toe. I have arthritis. I know, right? I'm old...well, atleast my right toe is.

Your fave food? Noodles.

Zodiac sign? Gemini


I tag the following 3.
Rachy at Parajunkee


Happy Reading!

*red headed book child

5 comments:

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

This is a fun exercise. Glad to hear you have such a great family. Open hear surgery? Happy you're healthy now! Keep up the great blogging!

Lauren said...

I love reading these. And yay... another apples person!

~Mary said...

Oh my gosh! I skip right to the entertainment news too!! HAhaha!!! I'm not the only dork!

I am THE world's biggest procrastinator!!! I postpone everything till later.

I have 4 siblings too!! I'm 4 out of 5...almost the baby.

We have lots a like! My dad and niece have red hair too...;)

~Mary said...

oh and I've got osteoarthritis in my neck...at 29...I'm getting old I guess...

Karen said...

Thanks so much for the tag!

I can't believe you were born in Northfield, MN. I was t-h-i-s close to going to St. Olaf. But then, I visited in March, and no one could stop talking about the gorgeous weather all weekend. The high was 25 degrees. High!

My parents actually ended up moving to St. Paul for several years, so I still got to experience my share of the cold. :)