Saturday, July 28, 2012
STOLEN FROM ANOTHER SPARKER :)
1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
No, but I don't have a middle name per family tradition.
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Sunday, I usually have an abundance of emotion at church.
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
Sometimes, it's plain and easy to read.
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Turkey or Roast Beef.
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Yes two teenage girls.
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
I think so.
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
I used to, but something about having teenagers takes the fun out of it.
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Depends, for fun- No.
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Quaker cinnamon squares.
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
When I wear my hiking boots yes.
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
Yes! Kelly means warrior after all. I know I'm emotionally strong, and physically strong too even under all this fat, I surprise people.
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Vanilla, simple and versatile. But I like most ice cream so much it's my kryptinite. I just stay away from it if I can.
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Probably their body language. I'm not really conscience about it though. Sometimes I'll see some stranger and think they could really use a hug or kind word.
15. RED OR PINK?
Red, too many bad shades of pink
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
This is a tough question. Obviously there are physical changes I'm trying to make, but also I procrastinate, and can be quite selfish and stubborn. Things I feel like I'm constantly working on.
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
A husband. Not my ex. This is more about the idea of a partner that helps you through life, I miss having that partner. I miss my Father too but I made peace with that a long time ago, no I miss having a life partner the most.
18. ANY TATTOOS?
19. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
I'm barefoot at the moment
20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
Rain and Thunder (and a box fan)
22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Bleached Whites- reminds me of my great grandmother.
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
Survey call. But the last person I know who I talked to was my brother.
25. MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY OR BEACH HOUSE?
Either would be good. Seclusion would be important. If in a mountain hideaway, I'd prefer and evergreen forest. If in a beach house I'd want it right on the water.
26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Dance. Okay the Olympics are good too.
27. HAIR COLOR?
Dirty Blond, light brown
28. EYE COLOR?
Sometimes blue but usually a greenish color.
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
No, I used to. But with kids it was just easier to wear glasses.
30. FAVORITE FOOD?
The House Chicken at New Yen Chang's in Stockton CA. So Awesome, I really miss it.
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Fall, okay winter
35. HUGS OR KISSES?
36. FAVORITE DESSERT?
I can only pick one? Blackberry Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream... Mmmm
37. STRENGTH TRAINING OR CARDIO?
Cardio gets better results but I prefer strength training.
38. COMPUTER OR TELEVISION?
I don't own a tv so I would have to say computer... But you can watch tv on the computer... So confusing...
39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
Alphabet of Dreams by Susan Fletcher. My favorite author at the moment though is Patricia Briggs.
40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
My finger, haha. Laptops don't have a traditional mouse pad, but the other computer has a poem I wrote on it (I won a poetry.com contest and got a mouse pad as my prize)
42. FAVORITE SOUND?
My teenagers and I laughing together.
43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
I sing, I'm a second Soprano with a 2 octave range. I can sight read the right hand on the piano. Considered a Music major, before deciding to go into psychology.
46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
CA Bay Area
47. WHERE ARE YOU LIVING NOW?
48. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR HOUSE?
49. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR CAR?
I'm not sure. It's a really weird purpley tan color.
50. DO YOU LIKE ANSWERING 50 QUESTIONS?
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
I'm sorry I was gone for so long. I wish I could give you a "good" reason for my absence but I can't. I was just really feeling overwhelmed and out of balance. Maybe you guys have felt that way too. I thought I'd better take a little time and try to get centered again.
I really don't want to give this (SP) up because this (SP) is a chance to get me healthier. So I'm at it again, knowing you guys were here waiting to hear from me is such support for me. Your examples, your hard work inspiring, your commitment to your health. I find you all inspiring. I hope you'll forgive me for not being there for you, and I hope you'll still want me to be your buddy. Kelly
Sunday, July 15, 2012
This is a question that I hear a lot. I'm originally from California. I've lived in Florida, Utah, and Tennessee as well. After my divorce I went back to California to live with my Mom (My Dad died when I was 18). I'm skipping a lot of stuff that isn't really relevant to this particular story. I have three younger brothers. When I first moved home my youngest brother was still in high school living with my mom. My middle brother was just back from a church mission and working on an AA (and living with Mom). My oldest brother was fairly well settled and had his own business. It was a little crowded at mom's but we made it work pretty well. Eventually my middle brother transferred to a university and moved out while working on his BFA. He got married and eventually they had an adorable little girl. After the university my brother, sister in law and niece all moved back in with mom. My youngest brother started off at the local community college but left to go on a mission for the church we attend and then after he came home he transferred to a University (he got married last November and they are expecting a baby). They are moving to Spokane, but before he was married he would still come home on breaks. Needless to say- Mom is awesome, and the house was always a little crowded. At one point my mom joked how we should just have a family compound, everyone just kept coming home to Mom's anyway.
Well that idea started to grow. No I don't live on a family compound but it was the idea that really got us thinking about where we wanted to live and why. I always wanted to come back east (I loved living in Tennessee). Mom was born in Kentucky, and we have a lot (and I mean A LOT) of family history in this area. There is a National Forest in Kentucky. There is a Target in Kentucky. There are universities, hospitals, and airports. We kept zeroing in on what we really wanted. Eventually it got to the point my oldest brother saw a piece of property that he was really interested in he almost bought it sight unseen. I was the only person who's schedule was flexible enough to come and check it out. So I came. I determined that he would not be happy with it. (Encroaching neighbors & boundary issues). Eventually I made 3 more visits to this area. I took tons of video of the various properties, or me driving on the roads. Timing distances. Eventually my oldest brother did by a piece of property sight unseen. (He's owned it 2 years and his wife has yet to see it). Once I knew my brother was going to move to Kentucky I decided I was going to buy a house too. Mom traded some jewelery for some land and is going to move out here too.
I could only afford a fixer upper. I also wanted to be near my brother. I found my house and bought it, I saw it on the same day I signed all of the loan docs. After a year of trying to fix it up long distance. I got really frustrated. I said to myself, If I was living there then half the problems would take care of themselves. I was right. I moved to KY. I hired my two youngest brothers to help me everyday for 1 month to get the house good enough to move into. We got a lot done but not everything. Everything took longer to finish. Church members came over to help with various projects. I've been working on my house since last September. It's almost been 1 year! Mom has my before house pictures and if you want to see some of the remodeling updates then you can see them at my you tube channel. I know probably not something you guys are really interested in but you can see the mess I'm dealing with though. Here's the link www.youtube.com/user/KMGAD/videos
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
I had never had stuffed bell peppers before. I made some today and they were great! My daughter wanted 2 (Red and Orange bell Peppers) She loves the color Red so seeing the red bell pepper she was excited. I got the recipe from allrecipes, and chose one without meat that met my calorie requirements, but YUM! It's a keeper. Love it when my family is excited to try something new, and to eat dinner!
Here's a link to the recipe
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