A to Z of Mommy Lisa

Friday, September 23, 2011

Yup. Glamorous!

A.  Age (For crying out loud do I have to???!!!?) 44 sigh.
B. Bed size: Queen – I would like a King but our room is too small.
C. Chore that you hate: Dusting – I am allergic to dust and I sneeze my way through a box of Kleenex every time I dust.
D. Dogs: I have had three dogs in my life.  Rufus (And yes my cat's name is Roofis, but 'cuz he is CRAZY we spelled it as in "Da Roof is on fire") when I was little – he was a cockapoo and we loved him, but we moved from a farmhouse in Blue Earth to an apartment in Shakopee when my dad got a job so we gave him to a nice family.  Toto was the crazy dog we got and then didn’t have time for so my parents gave him to a nice lady who babied him.  Buck was my dog in Indianapolis – 90 lbs of pit-bull/boxer and he thought he was a lap dog.  When my boyfriend at the time moved out, he took him.  “It’s the dog or the cat.” He said.  And Lucky was my cat for WAY longer so I kept the cat.  I was sure my ex would have gotten rid of the cat and/or ignored him.  Boo.
E. Essential start to your day: Job searching lately.  But the very first thing I must do every day is make the bed.  Yes, I am that person.
F. Favorite color: A very specific bold blue color. 
G. Gold or Silver: Silver – I am too pale to look good in gold.
H. Height: I say 5’5” when asked, but really its 5’4 ½”
I. Instruments you play: I played flute and piccolo in elementary through high school.  I tried taking guitar lessons, but couldn’t fit practice into my routine – yet! I still have the guitar and will try again. 
J. Job title: Unemployed – PTO Secretary – Mommy – Job Searcher – PT LBC for JuiceintheCity.com – too busy and not paid enough – and now Girl Scout Troop helper. 
K. Kids: Three, step-daughter Sair, step-son J-Dogg and @Iambooboolala
L. Live: On the edge.
M. Mother’s name: Mary Ellen – and yes a lot of people call her Mary Ellen, or maybe it’s just my dad? 
N. Nicknames: Dad called me Snicklefritz a lot, in Elementary my friends and I gave each other names – I was Bubbles :P, the first nickname that STUCK was LAB in college.  It was my initials, but everyone called me that for a few years.  Now?  Mama. 
O. Overnight hospital stays: Probably when I was born?  In my late twenties when I had surgery for my neck, then again when the incision got infected!  Then when I had my baby we were there for two nights for some reason…
P. Pet peeves: A lot of things, but right now complicated online job applications.  No lie on one they asked me on the first page to copy and paste my resume, then they asked me to fill out each item on my resume on the next page – no parsing – and you could not move forward until you filled out each section, including HIGH SCHOOL!!!, then they asked me to UPLOAD my resume.  WHO CREATES THESE THINGS???  Online is supposed to mean simpler. 
Q. Quote from a movie: "Men.  You can’t live with them…you can’t shoot them.” St. Elmo’s Fire
R. Right or left handed: Right
S. Siblings: Pete, he’s awesome.
T. Time you wake up: I don’t sleep very well so sometimes 3am – sometimes 7.  When I had to work I had to get up at 4:30 if I was going to the gym before work and 6 if I was just going to work…right now it doesn’t matter unless I have an interview.
U. Underwear: I really like boy shorts.
V. Vegetable you hate: Is red onion considered a veggie?  I hate red onion.
W. What makes you run late: Trying to do too many “things” before I get out the door.  The IshouldjustgodownandputinanotherloadoflaundrythensweepthebasementbeforeIgouptoputawaytowels syndrome.
X. X-Rays you’ve had: Hand, ankle, teeth, neck MANY times, chest checking for pneumonia and yes…I had it.  Blah.
Y. Yummy food that you make: I love my cooking usually – but especially my lasagna, alfredo and chicken stew.
Z. Zoo animal: I ADORE the zoo, but I am going to go crazy and say the dolphins.  We were all set to go to our zoo for Family Zoo Adventure – Dolphin Magic tomorrow, but two things.  One of the dolphins injured themselves so it got cancelled and my Grandma Lucy is not feeling well.  Please send prayers for the lady who indulged my every whim as a child.  I am so sad right now – I was not going to say anything about this, but now it’s just pouring out of my keyboard.  My grandma is starting to leave us…her body is just too tired to keep going much longer.  She is still of sound mind, but her poor little body is not cooperating.  My dear hubby is going to drive Boo Boo and me to visit her tomorrow so we can give her kisses and tell her we love her so much.  (Until the ramble I was going to say I also can’t wait to see Dolphin Tale in the theatre.  It must be in the theatre because I want it on a BIG screen.  I will probably cry at that too.) (And YES, its really weird that the link for my chicken stew also brings up a photo of my granny.)

So that is me A to Z.  Link up here and check out more stories and tangents like mine. 

I love you guys thanks for reading.  


Jennifer said...

I'm allergic to dust, too, which is unfortunate since my house is very dusty right now. And I can totally relate to trying to squeeze in one more task AND arrive on time. Yeah, it doesn't always work.

I'm sorry about your grandma. I just said a prayer for her and for God to send you comfort. I'll keep praying!

lisahgolden said...

I love these random lists. They are such a great way to learn the little details about friends.

I also love it that your dad called you Snicklefritz.

Keeping good thoughts for you Grandma Lucy.


Slamdunk said...

Fun list Lisa.

I am with you on your P and online applications. I had one ask me about high school and it required way too much research on my part and was of no use to the employer.

Danfredo Photos + Films said...

Best. Nickname. Ever.

Nicole said...

I also have that same leaving the house syndrome.

I am sorry to hear about your Grandmother. :(

gretchen said...

Snicklefritz is brilliant. This is a great list - so fun. Prayer said for Grandma Lucy.

Cathy said...

I'm allergic to dust too! Sucks.

I never make my bed.

I say 5'6 but I'm 5' 5 1/2"

I played flute too!

My dad used to call me Twerp. The nickname has been passed on to his youngest granddaughter. (my brothers daughter)

Stasha said...

What a fun way to get to know you better.
And my almost four year old son has the same "problem" getting out of the house late. Unfortunately for me it is not laundry that keeps him busy...

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