Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My sweet friend, Stevie Wren, from A Little Birdie Told Me So, tagged me and I will try and answer the questions to the best of my ability. Now for the first one:

Seven Things You May or May Not Know About Me.
1. I was adopted as a baby.
2. I used to be a counselor and taught people about getting a job.
3. I would rather read than eat...and I love to eat!
4. I broke my arm twice when I was eight years old.
5. My husband is thirteen years my junior. No, I'm not a cougar :)
6. I have on sparkly silver nail polish.
7. I kissed Enos from "Dukes of Hazzard" at an autograph signing and he blushed. I did ask his permission first:)

For the second task it's a list of questions that I'm supposed to answer with one word.

Where is your cell phone? nightstand
Your hair...spikey
Your mother...gentle
Your father...jolly
Your favorite food...seafood
Your dream last night...forgot
Your favorite drink...sweet-tea
Your dream/goal...lots
What room are you in...greatroom
Your hobby....blogging
Your fear.....dunno
Where do you want to be in 6 years....home
Where were you last night...here
Something you aren't....petite
Wish List item.....Garmin
Where did you grow up.....Indiana
Last thing you did....dinner
What are you wearing...jammies
Your tv.....off
Your pets.....many
Your life...full
Your mood...hopeful
Missing someone...mom
Something you're not wearing....shoes
Your favorite store....bookstore
Your favorite color....purple
When was the last time you laughed..tonight
Last time you cried....yesterday
Your best friend...kooky
One place I go over and over....work
Favorite Place to eat....lots
That was fun and thanks, Stevie. I will now tag YOU if you are reading this. I love to learn more about my friends.

Today is a sad anniversary for me. My beloved mother died 31 years ago today. It is always a difficult day for me, but I know she is in heaven and much better off than I am. She was such a kind fun-loving person. I was so blessed that she adopted me and gave me so much love. I miss her so much. People say that time heals the wounds, but there is not a day that passes that I don't think about and long to see my precious mother. She would be crazy about Avery and I know someday we'll all be together.

Our Christmas party at work is tomorrow and I look forward to getting away from numbers and year end reports for a couple of hours. Next Tuesday will be my first day off for the holiday and I really can't wait. Mark and I plan on taking Avery to some movies and doing some book shopping. She's currently reading Kingdom Keepers and will be starting on the Percy Jackson series when I bring some home to her. I hope to do some fun art projects with her and visit some friends.

I need to stop and run around to visit your blogs. Don't let the Bed Bugs Bite!


Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I know, I miss my mom so much. Especially this time of year.

steviewren said...

I'm sorry you're missing your mom tonight. She sounds wonderful. I have a close friend that lost her mother at Christmas time as well and the holiday is bitter sweet for her now.

I can just see you with your sparkling nail polish. You are all ready for that party tomorrow. Have lots of fun. I know you will have some great one on one time with Avery next week.

RNSANE said...

steviewren also gave me the challenge and it was fun doing it. I loved learning more about you.
You should read my poem on my blog called, "Missing You at Christmas" - I think it touches all who miss someone at this holiday time. I feel for you losing your mother during the holiday season.

a woman who is said...

I enjoyed reading your lists.

My mom has been in heaven for 20 years. I am so sorry you are missing your mom tonight. It is unavoidable I know :) Maybe we can meet each others mom's in heaven someday :)

Have a wonderful time at your party!

Brenna said...

That is so hard, Trish. I just lost my MIL the week of the Thanksgiving. She was my mother-in-law but more like a real mom than my own. It is so difficult for us right now. Christmas was her favorite holiday. It won't be the same this year...

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Betsy said...

A cougar....LOL! That made me laugh!

I learned a few more things about you, Trish...this was fun! I may pick it up and do it, too!

Nice memories about your mother! 31 years is a long time ot be without your mom! Yes, she would have adored Avery! :) But she's watching from above!

ChaChaneen said...

Well I do lurve your other name... Cougar! (tee hee)