I love waking up in the morning, not quite knowing what I should post – not that there aren’t a million things swirling around in my mind – and something stares me right in the face!
It’s the beginning of June and that means – time for some Old School Blogging with Elaine and her co-host Jennifer and it also happens that Kerstin, a fellow German living abroad, in her case, Canada, tagged me in this month’s meme.
It’s also my mom’s birthday today and I made her this…
Happy Birthday, mom. Love you!!!!
So, here goes, some old school blogging, alphabet style...
A. Attached or Single? Attached to this guy for 13 years, 12 of those married. 🙂
B. Best friend? My friend K. We went to school together in Germany and came to the US the same year, her as an exchange student in Kentucky, where she now lives and me, with my family to Florida permanently.
C. Cake or Pie? Definitely, cake, like this vanilla pound cake. Pie, in my mind is an American thing and I’ve never quite developed a taste for it.
D. Day of choice? Hmmm. Tough one. Probably Saturday…
E. Essential item? Probably my phone… I’d say my camera is pretty essential to me too but the phone has one built-in so yeah, definitely my phone. (Samsung Galaxy S3)
F. Favorite color? Blue, any and all shades.
G. Gummy bears or worms? Gummy bears. Preferably, Haribo gummy bears. “Haribo macht Kinder froh – und Erwachsene ebenso.” (in English: (“Haribo makes children happy – and adults as well”) If you are German and know this little jingle, you’re welcome!!! 🙂
H. Hometown? Schraplau/Germany… but for the past 13 years it’s been Boca Raton, Florida – the longest I’ve lived in one place!
I. Favorite Indulgence? Chocolate.
J. January or July? January, in Florida, there is no better time of year…
K. Kids? 3 – A brunette boy, a red-headed girl and a blonde girl
L. Life isn’t complete without? My family and the kids’ laughter.
M. Marriage date? May 4th, 2001 (May the fourth be with you! Hubby will never forget our wedding anniversary, even though he’s a Trekkie not a Star Wars fan.) 🙂
N. Number of brothers/sisters? 1 (little) sister, who just turned 30 and lives all the way in Germany but is coming for a visit next week…
O. Oranges or Apples? I live in Florida so it’s got to be oranges! Fresh squeezed orange juice is the best!!!
P. Phobias? Fishies swimming around my feet in the ocean. I prefer swimming in pools and as much as I love the ocean – it creeps me out. Even the little silver minnows.
Q. Quotes? Too many to count — see that quote tab up top? Yeah, check there!!! 🙂 But this one is a favorite because it is proven true again and again.
R. Reasons to smile? My kids laughter, a beautiful sunset, being in nature, a walk on the beach… a long talk with a good friend.
S. Season of choice? Spring.
U. Unknown fact about me? About three years ago I had a brush with cervical cancer (carcinoma in situ)… I’ve been “cancer-free” since I’ve had surgery but have been in the care of an gynecological oncologist since then.
V. Vegetable? Mixed peas and carrots. Reminds me of childhood.
W. Worst habit? I’ve mentioned this one before – I’m a scab picker!
X. Xray or Ultrasound? Ultrasound – we had the change to do a 3-D ultrasound with our youngest and it was so cool. I knew, she would have her big sister’s cute nose…
Y. Your favorite food. Definitely Japanese – I love sushi/sashimi, the less rice the better.
Z. Zodiac sign? Aries.
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