First, thank you all so much for your comments on Elle's announcement post a few weeks ago. Your kind words me so much to me. Life has pretty much turned upside down--some days I can't even seem to find time to make myself a quick sandwich for lunch and some days I'm able to steal away a couple minutes here and there while Elle naps. Mostly the former.
It's been a lot harder than I anticipated, but I know life will even out in a few weeks--or several weeks--or several months. That said, unless I can figure out how to blog more efficiently my appearances will probably be a bit hit or miss around the blogosphere. I do miss blogging--both writing and hopping. I'll get there.
So...I'm digging into my drafted posts for two memes I've saved for a rainy day.
Meme the First
In November 2010!!! Ms. Meredith at A Work in Progress tagged me for a meme she did.
If you could be in any TV show when you were a kid, what would it be?
Age 5: You Can't Do that on Television (honestly, no idea what I watched when 5!)
Age 10: Heyyyyyyy Dude!
What was your favorite Christmas gift as a child?
Dear parents--unfortunately I don't remember many gifts from my childhood. Is there a lesson there somewhere? What I do remember is the My Little Pony Mansion.
What actress would you want to play you if your life was made into a movie?
Yes, yes, I know...but can I have Charlize Theron please? #onecandream
What decade fad do you wish would come back?
1950s. So gorgeous. Well, and the shoes, the gloves, the hats, the suited men.
What song describes your life?
Pass. Sorry. :-/ All the songs I deeply love seem to be deeply depressing!
What was your favorite subject in school?
Grade School or College? In high school I was in a class called Clinical Rotations where every six weeks I shadowed a different hospital department (Labor & Delivery and ER were most memorable). College? A humanities survey class I took my freshman year of college. Art, music, architecture, etc. Loved it.
If you could have a dream job for a day, what would it be?
Um, singer/dancer on Broadway!! Too bad I can't sing or dance...
If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
Tiger. Because they'rrrrrrrrrrre grrrrrrrrrrreat!
Meme the Second
And the second meme--The 4 Things Meme brought to you by Jill at Fizzy Thoughts
Four jobs I’ve had in my life:
1. Old Navy Sales Associate
2. Sonic Drive-in Carhop
3. Fire Department Office Assistant
4. College Freshman English Teacher
Four books I would read over and over:
1. Wuthering Heights (haha!)
2. The Book Thief
3. Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man
4. Bridget Jones's Diary
Four places I have lived:
1. Markham, Ontario, Canada (burb of Toronto)
2. Rexburg, Idaho
3. College Station, Texas
4. Plano, Texas
Four books I would recommend:
1. The Complete Persepolis
2. The Eyre Affair
3. The Devil in the White City
4. The Help
Four places I have been:
1. Buenos Aires, Argentina
2. Ketchikan, Alaska
3. Berlin, Germany
4. Oranjestad, Aruba (below)
Four of my favorite foods:
1. Chips and Salsa
2. Sweet Potato Fries
3. Creme Brulee
4. Vanilla Bean Blue Bell Ice Cream
Four of my favorite drinks:
3. Sonic Limeade (Sprite and lime)
4. Margarita - frozen with salt
Four places I would rather be right now:
1. On a cruise ship
2. On a motorcycle
3. In a hammock
4. Under the stars
Four things that are very special in my life:
1. My spectacular husband
2. My gorgeous daughter
3. My supportive family and friends
4. My quiet/"me" time
Four bloggers I hope will do this meme:
to steal from Jill...
Alright--stolen moment is over (actually, writing this post took several days worth of stolen moments #sigh)