A- Available or single? Yeah, sure.
B- Best Friend? Shane. Duh. Then Kelly, she's known me longer than anyone else. Kim and Charity fit right in there as well.
C- Cake or Pie? Mom's yucky old chocolate cinammon cake.
D- Drink of Choice? Cafe Momma, aka coffee fixed just for me by my daughter Jordan.
E- Essential Item? books
F- Favorite Color? red, and I've really taken a liking to PINK the past few months as well. That might have something to do with my fabulous Pink Warrior friends, Michelle and Renee though.
G- Gummi Bears or Worms? bears. it's just fun to bite off their little heads.
H- Hometown? Well, I was born in Winfield, Ks. But I grew up all over the place. I graduated in Vegas, so we'll go with that. It just sounds so much cooler than Kansas, huh?
I- Indulgence? I really don't have that many of these. I guess my lambrusco.
J- January or February? February. It's the month that reminds me most of Europe, as that's when I was in both Italy and Paris.
K- Kids and names? Gretchen, Michael, Jordan, Mathew, Maggie, Emile.
L- Life is incomplete without? My husband. No, really. I can barely make it through a whole day without him. You guys have been witness to that.
M- Marriage Date? Our legal marriage date is in December. But we celebrate our anniversary in August, the day of our first kiss and dance.
N- Number of Siblings? 1 Brother, Ron, who is younger and a big pain in the butt. He's also one of my very favorite people in the whole world.
O- Oranges or apples? Oranges, especially if they have cloves in them and are simmering in a huge pot of dark wine, about to be made into sangria.
P- Phobias/Fears? Failure. Most notably as a mommy. Also as a wife, friend, writer. You name it, I'm afraid I'll screw it up.
Q- Favorite Quote? Duh. Just take a look at my "favorite sayings" over there on the right
R- Reason to Smile? see "K"
S- Season? Any of the ones that aren't winter.
T- Tag three people! Tag? Oh, I suck at that game. I can't run fast enough to catch the big kids, and I feel too bad to catch the little kids, so I'm usually "it" for at least three rounds!
U- Unknown Fact About Me? I ran away from home when I was 18. I just hopped on a bus from Vegas and headed off to California. I had $39 in my wallet and $5 in my pocket. Every last penny was stolen from my wallet, so I showed up in San Diego with enough for bus fare to the beach. I took that bus, met a really cool couple, slept on their floor for a few days, headed north to LA, found a job, stayed in a shelter-type place for a fw months, then went out to Texas to see my grandparents before going into the Navy. I'd already joined before heading off to California. The bus trip and 4 following months was just me seeing if I could make it without anyone else. I did, of course. I think I've never been more scared, or more proud, of anything in my life. And if my daughter (any of them) ever tries anything like that, I'll probably kill her.
V- Vegetable you hate? I can say in all honesty that the only veggie that earns HATE from me is PEAS. Can't stand 'em. Won't fix 'em. Gag if I even smell 'em. Spinach? Bring it on. Brussels sprouts? Love the things. But peas? Oh Gawd, I hate those!
W- Worst habit? Not finishing what I start.
X- X-Rays you've had? head. wrist. knees. ankles. stomach. chest. geez, sounds like i've been messed up a lot. But really, except for a broken wrist during my first marriage, i've never had a broken bone.
Y- Your favorite food? i LOVE Mexican food.
Z- Zodiac? crab. well, Moon child sounds so much better, doesn't it? still though - i'm a crab!