Thanks Christy for
Accent: I don't think I have one. In St Louis, many say 'farty' instead of 'forty', pronounce the silent 'S' in Illinois, and excuse themselves to use the 'torlet' (toilet) and then 'warsh'(wash) their hands afterwards- don't ask- I don't get it! I don't know how I avoided it, since my parents are guilty of this butchering of the English language. I do, however, still say 'ya'll' and 'deouwn'- like- Ya'll, I'm goin' deouwn to the store. I went to college in Southern Missouri and it stuck.
Breakfast or no breakfast: I try- usually it is coffee and an egg white with flax seed oil on a whole grain English muffin- it grows on you.
Chore I don’t care for: Folding laundry- it's such a tedious job and not a big payoff!
Dog or Cat: one 3 lb crying, insomniac, sack of shit puppy.
Essential Electronics: Computer and cell phone
Favorite Cologne: For men- Drakaar Noir- as cliche as it is- I love it! Maybe one day I'll tell you a very funny story about my college days and Drakaar, but for now, I'd rather keep the ounce of dignity that I have remaining. Perfumes don't smell right on me.
Gold or Silver: I just had my gold wedding set dipped in white gold- aaah- the best of both worlds!
Handbag I carry most often: Knock- off Dolce Gabana zebra print clutch with fuscia trim- I'm so glad I tested out the fake first because it's way too small and I would have kicked myself for spending real jack on a purse that is always too full to close and my wallet hangs out of it upright- maybe I'll have to take a pic- it's pathetic!
Insomnia: Sometimes, yes. My wheels in my crazy head are always spinning and that keeps me up- oh yeah- and a yelping puppy!
Job Title: Chauffeur, Housekeeper, Financial Planner, Teacher, Accountant, Organizational Guru, Banker, Chef, Doctor, Therapist, super teeth cleaner and writer extraordinaire!
Kids: no thank you! I learned my lesson.
Living Arrangements: Husband,4 kids, myself, and now Murphy, the pup that doesn't sleep -live in a 4 bedroom, 3 bath story and a half house that has become too small even though it's twice the size of the house we lived in 3 years ago, outside of St Louis, MO.
Most Admirable Trait: I'm always right
Naughtiest Childhood Behavior: I sabotaged every relationship my mom had after she and my dad divorced. It's not that I wanted them back together, but she dated creeps- then when she found a decent one, I laid off- and he has been my step dad for 25 years-see, I am always right!
Overnight hospital stays: I had tubes put in my ears when I was 3 and had 4 kids. I've stayed overnight (9 days) for 2 of my kids' illnesses though, much much worse than anything happening to me!
Phobias: I'm a freak- a lot of things fall into this category. Crumbs or sand on my feet, public restrooms, mold, bad teeth.
Quote: 'You people have the morals of Guinea pigs'- Soapdish
Reason to smile: A clean smelling house, chocolate, 'quiet time' in my house, Christmas, fitting into skinny jeans
Siblings: One biological (7 years younger) sister; 3 step sisters- I consider them 'sisters' even though, technically they're not even 'step-sisters' anymore. My dad and my step mom of 21 years are divorced , but still date. Weird, I know!
Time I wake up: when I am woken up- not a morning person so I wake up when my kids or husband tell me that I am needed to cook, clean, drive- anytime between 7-9
Unusual Talent or Skill: I was trained as a singer my whole life, but don't have a great voice, but can keep pitch- I'm always on pitch. I can rock a mean Karaoke and I know almost every song ever made that isn't country!!!
Vegetable I Refuse to Eat: Broccoli- stinks
Worst Habit: I chew the inside of my mouth- I gnaw on it until it's raw- I think it's stress- I've done it forever!
X-rays: Not recently.
Yummy Stuff: chocolate, real Italian food.
Zoo Animal I Like Most: Any of the ones outside- that you can actually see- the houses stink!