Tuesday, November 24, 2009

...and Tag 2!

Today's second blog tag comes to you courtesy of my long-time real-life friend Margie,  The Queen Diva over at Dustbunnies and Divas


A - Age: This is the year I hit 30!  It wasn't nearly as eventful as I might have thought it would be a few years ago. In fact, I often have to stop and think just to remember how old I actually am!


B - Bed Size: Queen.  But on those Saturday mornings everybody piles in, 4 1/2 wide is getting kind of crowded.  By the time we try to line up 5 in a row, somebody really will be falling out when we sing, "and the little one said 'roll over, roll over'!"


C - Chore you hate: taking out the trash


D - Dog's name: What dog?


E - Essential start your day item: Time. Alone is best, but if not, just time to wake up slow before being cheerful for the day!


F - Favorite Color: I don't really have one.  I like to wear a lot of pink, being the only feminine presence around here.  But sage green is very soothing to me.  And it was one of our wedding colors.


G - Gold or silver: Gold rings, both in everything else.


H - Height: 5' 8"  Is that tall or average?  How tall are you?


I - I am... happy.


J - Job: Wife.  Mama.  Keeper at home.  Teacher.


K - Kids: Three boys!  BOYS!  And THREE of them!  6 years, 3 years, and Mr. In-Utero.  And yes, we are sure he is a boy, too.


L - Living arrangements: Wow, this one is complicated.  Been going back and forth between home-home and home-away-from home for a year and a half now.  Home-away-from-home is closer to Daddy Buffalo's job. Home-home is ... well... home. It is a very interesting situation.


M - Mom's Name: Lisa


N - Nicknames: None.  No nicknames.  How sad.  Not really.


O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: You mean other than the 90 or so nights I've spent in with Alan?  There was only one (other than birth) when I was the patient.  It was a little over a month after transplant, and Alan was back in the hospital already.  Although I had held up exceptionally well mentally and emotionally throughout the previous year, including those weeks surrounding transplant, my body decided something had to give.  And I experienced pain worse than labor.  And they never found a cause.  And I think I would have wondered if I was just a crazy hypochondriac except for a fabulous doctor tending to me.  She related that the exact same thing had happened to her during medical school.  Even so, it took me several months to admit that the whole thing might have had anything to do with the stress of transplant.


P - Pet Peeve: People driving without headlights at dawn, dusk, and in rain and fog.


Q - Quote from a move: "I'm thirsty!" or "I gotta GO...." or "Got any threeeees?" or "Why couldn't you have dumped her in Pittsburg?" or "Sure, how 'bout a washing machine, too?"  or about a couple of dozen others from That Thing You Do.  Apparently that is a very quotable  movie around our house!


R - Right or Left handed: Right


S - Siblings: One sister, 7 years younger.


T - Time you wake up: 12:00, 2:00, 3:30, 5:00, 6:00.....  It's the third trimester, my friends.


U - Underwear:  What's that supposed to mean?  Yeah, I'm wearing it, if that's what you want to know!


V - Vegetable you dislike: I like them all!!


W - Ways you run late: Can't find shoes, had to iron something, sat around the breakfast table too long, somebody had to go to the bathroom right as we were headed out the door, and, most commonly: For some reason time speeds up from the time we lock the door to the the time we leave the driveway.  Does getting in and buckling up really take that long???


X - X-Rays you've had: I got checked out to for scoliosis every 6 months or so there for a couple of years as a teenager.  It was minor and never progressed or anything.


Y - Yummy food you make: Sour cream chicken enchiladas, crock pot taco beef, crock pot barbecue, chicken under a brick


Z - Zoo favorite: Taking pictures!



3 comments:

Kathi said...

How fun!

...if we read yours, does that mean we're tagged?

*Remember 3rd trimester means, baby soon!

- Kathi

Michelle said...

What is chicken under a brick?

Amy said...

Kathi, yes! Please consider yourself tagged! I never know who to tag, so sometimes I don't. This one was fun, and I would love to see your answers!

(And that goes for any of the rest of you too!)

Michelle - haha! I wondered if anyone would raise their eyebrows at that. I got the original idea from Rachael Ray. Coat chicken thighs with your favorite seasonings. Heat a little bit of olive oil in a big skillet, and put in the chicken. Then you weigh the chicken down. She actually used a couple of foil covered bricks. We have done that, but usually I cover the chicken w/foil and stack things on top of it, starting with my iron skillet. The heavier the better! Leave for 10 minutes or so, turn the chicken, and replace the weight for another 10 or more minutes. The chicken turns out so juicy and flavorful!