Since Kim suggested
A. Age: 60
B. Bed size: Queen … we bought our mattress and frame just a few years ago when we were living at our previous house (the MBR was barely big enough for a queen-sized bed), so it’s too early to replace it, but when we do, it’ll be with a KING sized bed!
C. Chore you dislike: Cleaning the bathroom.
D. Dogs: Love almost all dogs, but if we get another one, it’ll definitely be a Golden Retriever.
E. Essential start to your day: checking e-mail/facebook/blog reader. Even though I get up plenty early even though I’m retired, I’m still not a morning person and move slowly, so I
F. Favorite color: blue.
G. Gold or silver: Gold – like Kim, I own nothing silver.
H. Height: 5′ 2”
I. Instruments you play(ed): Nothing.
J. Job title: Nana
K. Kids: DD
L. Live for ______: Family … and our trips.
M. Most embarrassing moment: I’m drawing a blank, although I know I’ve embarrassed myself more times than I could possibly count. Maybe this means that I’ve successfully repressed those memories. ha!
N. Nicknames: Smargo (I can’t even remember how this started – my sister started that one), Helen.
O. Overnight hospital stays: tonsillectomy as a child, c-sections in the 70’s, gall bladder removal in the 90’s.
P. Pet peeves: People who dawdle through traffic lights so not all of us can get through on a green.
Q. Quote from a movie: I remember every detail, the Germans wore gray, you wore blue (Casablanca)
R. Road Trip: Yes … we both hate flying. And when driving, we can pack as much as we want/need, stop when we want/need, have transportation at our destination. No baggage charges.
S. Siblings: I have two younger sisters, one a year and half younger and one eight years younger.
T. Time you wake up: Usually at 6:30am.
U. University attended: SIU Edwardsville
V. Vegetables: Green beans.
W. What makes you run late: One last trip to the bathroom.
X. X-rays you’ve had: Enough. Pneumonia as a child, all my dental x-rays, an x-ray when pregnant (they were afraid that the baby would be too big for a vaginal delivery - no ultrasound back in those days – they went with a vaginal delivery only to have to switch to an emergency c-section; thankfully with DD we did a planned c-section –> much easier recovery!), x-rays for back pain, and probably a few more that I can’t remember.
Y. Yummy food you make: DH likes my chicken picatta, I like my chicken marsala, my monster cookies are always a hit, and I get good “reviews” on my carrot cake.
Z. Zoo animal favorites: Penguins.
Have a wonderful weekend!