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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

ABCs of Me

Hijacked from:

Who borrowed (sure, you're right, MM) it from:

ABCs of ME

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A - Age: 37 going on dead

B - Bed size: not big enough, but apparently suited for a queen. I'm assuming that queen didn't have a cover-hogging, freight train-sounding husband, dogs who only sleep on Mom's side of the bed, or two small kids running into her room in the middle of the night because

is out to get them!

C - Chore you hate: How about I just list all the ones I don't hate? That would be a whole lot easier.

D - Dogs' names:

E - Essential start to your day item:

Need I say more?!?

F - Favorite color: um . . . green?

G - Gold or Silver: Silence is golden. Duct tape is Silver! I like 'em both! Muuuuah ha ha ha!

H – Height: 5'3 I know, I know. I don't have very far to fall, and I can get to the better places faster.

I - Instruments you play: from the clarinet in high school to the beat of an off-balanced washing machine drum. I'm really good at the latter. ;o)

J - Job title: CEO of The Department of Domestic Engineering, Midwest Region (aka housewife in Chicago)

K - Kid(s): four boys, ages 16, 14, and 7 year old twins, and a step-daughter age 18

L - Living arrangements: Navy housing . . . gotta love it!

M - Mom's name: Dianne aka The Screamin' Mimi

N – Nicknames: Mom? Where's my ________ ? Finder of all thin gs lost and easily found by me.

O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: Almost 8 months straight with my 14 year old son, when he was a baby, plus countless other times in the last 14 years.

P - Pet Peeve: The words, 'Pet Peeve' really annoy me for some reason . I prefer phrases like, 'What annoys the Hell outta you?' or 'What really chaps your a$*?'

I wonder if one can have pet peeves spayed or neutered?

Q - Quote from a movie:

"Truth hurts. Maybe not as much as jumping on a bicycle with a seat missing, but it hurts." ~ Naked Gun 2 1/2

R - Right or left handed: I write left-handed, bat right-handed, and type ambidextrously. ;o) So, I guess I'm a South Paw, but at least I'm in my right mind (I think).

S - Siblings: Biologically, I have one older brother and one younger half-sister (that just sounds so odd, but at least I got the talking half.) :o) Throughout my extensive extended family, though, I've been blessed with one step-brother and one step-sister on my mother's side, and one step-brother and two step-sisters on my father's side.

Confused, are we? Please allow me to explain:

I was raised by my mother and adoptive father, who were married for twenty years. They divorced after I was grown, and had a family of my own.

Later on, they each remarried what I believe to be their soul mates. :o) They are both incredibly happy, and I am just thrilled that they have found their loves of a lifetime!

I met my biological father when I was 24 years of age. He had remarried, as well, and they had a beautiful baby girl together.

So, now, I have three mothers and three fathers, three brothers, and four sisters, all of whom I love dearly! I am so incredibly blessed to have this tremendous circle of love!

T - Time you wake up: It's too freakin' early: 30

U- Underwear: Well, it ain't no stinkin' string. I can tell ya that much.

V - Vegetable you dislike: any one of them that's not covered in chocolate

W - Ways you run late: I'm a very punctual person; always planning to be at least 15 minutes early so I have time to congratulate all the losers. I WIN!

That said, I always allow 20 minutes just before leaving the house to account for everything my kids and husband need me to do at the very last minute.

"Sign this permission slip, Mom. I need it now!"
"Before you go to your appointment, could you run to the store and get me some dip?"
"Mom, I need $5.00 for a book fine."

If only they could inherit my time management skills!

X - X-rays: Oh yah . . . we've had a lot of those!

Technician: "Is there any possibility you could be pregnant, Ma'am?"
Me: "There's no way in Hell I'm pregnant! Hubby was neutered after the twins, so now he just lays around the house and get fat." That always throws them off guard. lol
Technician (confused and insulted by my statement): "Ok, so would you wear this lead apron anyway . . . just in case?

Why do they bother asking, if they're just going to make you wear it anyway? Why don't they just throw it over you at the door, as your walking in?

Y - Yummy food you make: I'm famous for my Tex-Mex cuisine.

Z - Zoo animals: Is this supposed to be a list of all the animals I can name, or my favorites?
Ok, well . . . here goes:
Robert, Brandon, Koby, Kaleb and Alex
Watch them as they interact in their natural habitat.


Shrinath Vashishtha May 20, 2009 at 4:55 AM  

Oh, what a beautiful and happenning blog you are maintaining, Angela! You know what...?
I'm hooked! And I'm gonna be a regular, matter-of-factly. You've got a plethora of interesting stuff in, here.
Just keep going...

Quadmama May 20, 2009 at 9:50 AM  

Hubby swears our queen size bed is the perfect size. Yeah, bed hogs don't tend to notice the other person hovering on the edge of the bed.

Unknown May 20, 2009 at 11:01 AM  

all I can say is.... bwa-hahahahahaah!


Lady Sinistral May 20, 2009 at 9:36 PM  

LOL! I love those answers!

And yay! a fellow left-handed writer!

Annette May 20, 2009 at 11:09 PM  

You are my mother effing hero.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

By the way...I can't subscribe to your blog via email. :( When I enter my email I get this error message.
The feed does not have subscriptions by email enabledThat's a pretty shitty practical joke. I want to blog stalk you.

Cheers! ;)

auntrene May 21, 2009 at 5:33 AM  

Good Morning, Thanks for stopping by my blog, I am now following you..
I hope we don't get lost.
Your morning wake up ritual, Sounds WONDERFUL!!! hehehe I could use one this morning.

Have a Fantastic Day!
Thanks for the chuckles!

Dee-Zigns Handcrafted Jewelry May 21, 2009 at 7:57 AM  

What a great way to get to know you and you have my sense of humor, wicked ;). Thanks for the laughs and have a great day!

Opus #6 May 21, 2009 at 4:11 PM  

Thank you for following my blog. Hey, I think I'm going to like being a new follower of yours. You have wit-a-plenty! Yay!

Opus #6 May 21, 2009 at 5:43 PM  

I have your button up. Great idea!

Missy May 22, 2009 at 7:17 AM  

I have a button? Who knew. I should make one though. For both of my blogs.
I do however have 2 cats that only sleep on my side of the bed. One of them is bigger than both your dogs... maybe combined.


Valea May 24, 2009 at 11:24 PM  

LOVE your blog and will be following it! Hope you wouldn't mind following my blog.


Unknown June 16, 2009 at 6:53 AM  

You're right...I did get a few laughs!!! Thank you so much!! Have a wonderful day!

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Angela McCoy is a freelance writer/editor, military wife and work at home mom (WAHM) to four boys with special needs. Her writing encompasses a myriad of topics -- Autism, ADHD, Auditory Processing Disorder, Cystinosis, Fanconi's Syndrome, kidney transplant, and more -- influenced by her two teenagers and seven-year-old twins. She considers writing to be therapeutic and utilizes her skills to counsel and inspire her readers. Angela is a quick-witted, 'no holds barred,' tell it like it is' humorist who has learned that laughter truly is the best antidote to life's adversities.

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