Monday, January 05, 2009

Today, A Tag

Meant to do this one from LisAway for ages now, and since I have a minute . . .

Where is your phone? In my purse.

Where is your significant other? One room over, watching TV.

Your hair color? Formerly blonde. Now boring blah-ish brownish.

Your mother? Gorgeous: looks like Meryl Streep. Seriously. Way smart. Gospel scholar.

Your father? My favorite Word Nerd in the world (surely where I get it from). Wisest and kindest man I know.

Your favorite thing? Um . . . could we be a bit more specific? That could be anything from chocolate to writing to my family to a hot bath.

Your dream last night? I don't remember it, but I woke up thinking, "Weird."

Your dream/goal? I have lots. One of the biggest is to raise four children who are happy, moral, well-adjusted adults.

Your hobby? What's a hobby? Okay, I suppose knitting, when I get around to it. Which is far less often than I'd like.

Room you're in? My office. Which I love. I'm hiding from the kids. It's not working very well.

Your fear? Claustrophobia. I've got a bunch of others, but trust me; you don't want to know.

Where do you want to be in six years? Still living in this house, doing what I love (writing and publishing, only more). Coping with my son being on a mission. (Bizarre thought, that.) Living with a better version of me.

Where were you last night? Playing Scrabble with my son. I totally won. (He trashes me in chess all the time, so we're even.)

One of your wish list items? A new dining set that actually matches our cupboard and doesn't have kid paint and stamp stains all over it.

What you're not? Male.

Where you grew up? Mostly in Utah, although those three years in Helsinki were pretty darn formative.

The last thing you did? Cleaned up dinner. Be impressed. I'm trying hard to get it cleaned up at night instead of waiting until morning like I often used to because at night I'm always so darned tired. I've done pretty well the last few weeks. Don't be horrified at my old habit, please.

Your TV? Rarely watched by me. Watched a lot by everyone else in the house.

Your pets? White Siamese mix with flame-tipped markings. A bit cross-eyed. Has serious mood issues. Is destroying my computer chair by climbing up it and sharpening her claws on it.

Your computer? New laptop. Woot!

Your mood? Worn out. A bit blue.

Missing someone? Mom and Dad. Very much.

Your car? 10-year-old Dodge Grand Caravan Sport. It served us faithfully until last summer when it decided to fall apart. Lots of repairs later, it's plugging along. For now. Cross your fingers. We need it to last awhile longer.

Something you're not wearing? Pajamas, but if I were typing this around, oh, noon, I'd have to say something else. I tend to wear PJs way too long every day. But, hey, they're comfy!

Your summer? Was hot. I guess. Whatever.

Love someone? What kind of lame question is that?

Your favorite color? Burgundy. And sage. But not together.

When was the last time you laughed? At dinner. The kids crack me up.

Last time you cried? At church. I tend to tear-up easily when others share emotional experiences.

I'm pulling a Lisa and saying that if you comment, you're tagged.

But only if you want to be.

So whatever. No pressure or anything. :)


Alison Wonderland said...

I commented on Lisa's but my comment was long because I did the whole thing in her comments section. And I ain't doing it again. So if you want to know you'll have to head over to Lisa's. (She'll love to have you by the way, she's a very gracious hostess.)

Anonymous said...

I just realized that in 6 years I'll be getting ready to send my sons on missions. About made me tear up!

I share your goal of happy, moral, well-adjusted adults---but just 3 of them.

Neat meme but I think I'll pass on doing it myself. At least for now. Love your blog though!

LisAway said...

So glad you did this, Annette! Just last night I was reviewing my resolutions (which are as yet not completely formed) and decided that I want the kitchen to be clean every day when the kids come home from school (between 11-1). I thought about swearing I'd do it in the evening before bed, but I'm like you. Sometimes it happens, usually it doesn't, and I don't want to set myself up for failure. But I can surely make it spotless in the morning when the kids are gone!

And I wish I could knit.

And I still plan to read your other blog now that we're getting back into a routine here. . .

Brooke said...

I don't know if I'll do this, but I think I just might! Just so you know, I read your book Lost without you and loved it!

Rebecca Irvine said...

We have several things in common-- the too tired at night to do the dishes (I always hope my DH will do them; sometimes he does)--and the 10 year old Dodge Caravan Sport falling apart. Ours is dark green and has 130k miles. Oh, and wearing pajamas too long into the day :)

Kristina P. said...

Yeah, I won't do this tag, but I wanted to comment anyway. I sort of wish your answer to what you weren't wearing would have been "Anything." I'm trying to get more people on my side!!!!

Amanda D said...

Great tag! I've seen this before when you were only supposed to put one word. I like yours with more words better. I stay in my pj's way too much too.

Lara Neves said...

This tag is much more interesting when you're allowed more than one word. :)

I am not horrified at your old habit. It's my old habit, too. I am just so exhausted by the end of dinner that I can't bring myself to do it. But I'm doing okay so far this year! Ha! We'll see how long it lasts because the only reason they got done last night is because I entered Joel's grades online for him in exchange.

Larsens said...

Totally agree your mom looking like Meryl Streep. Everytime I watch a movie of hers, I think of Anne.

Rebecca Blevins said...

Your old habit is my current one.

Maybe I will do this one!

My eldest will be fourteen in six years. I'm not ready for him being eight, let alone fourteen.

Word verification: ankie. It's about time the ankle had a better nickname than 'cankle'.

Julie Wright said...

you made me laugh when you said you weren't male . . . yep, you are definitely not that :)

Jami said...

I'll comment to say that your family sounds wonderful. And to say whoot for your new laptop!

I'll pass on the tag this time, but that's for the offer.

Alyson | New England Living said...

I'm so not horrified by your old habit because it's my current habit!

Luisa Perkins said...

Love it.

Yep, the oldest boy on a mission thing gives me more than a bit of a freak-out as well.

Heidi said...

I can count on one hand how many times I have done the dishes after dinner and not waited til morning. Clearly I think it is a totally fine habit! Who wants to do dishes when you just made dinner and everyone else in the house is doing what they want? It's time to be together--unless you rope one of your kids into doing it, then it's fine. :) (And I'm still wearing my PJs too!)

Heather of the EO said...

It makes me feel good that other people are in their pj's halfway through the day and don't do the dishes at night. Woo Hoooo! I'm not alone :)


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