Yikes...Am I the only sparkster that has to put an A-Z in two parts. Maybe.
Good thing I'm a fast typer!
I had to go back and edit my 2/9 blog because of Spark's rules on reposting other people's posts. Someone brought it to the coaches attention and I appreciate the chance to rework it instead of them just deleting it. I certainly understand that by putting names, places, etc. it opens them up to liability. But what I shared IS very valuable..and it's not done with malice it's done with love
in true sparky style to protect my friends precious children. Nuff said..and thank you Sparkpeople!
K- Kids and names: My daughter Brandy from my first marriage and my Josh who although he isn't with me in a physcial sense is STILL VERY much WITH me.
L- Life is incomplete without: My Don Pablo coffee freshly ground in the a.m. I enjoy my java in the a.m. and that's it for the day.
M- Music Group or singer: I'm a die hard Abba fan. I also like Coldplay, John Mayer, and lots of Josh's groups. It's funny when he was with us and wanted us to hear one of his groups we'd always poo poo the idea...now it's all we listen to...when your kids want to share...share...you may not get the chance tomorrow.
N- Number of siblings: none...it's just me against the world...with the help of my DH and my amazing friends who are perfect 'stand in' sistas!
O- Oranges or Apples: BOTH and sometimes together in a smoothie!
P- Phobias/Fears: I HATE being alone in the dark. Thank my brilliant 'off the charts' IQ mother. She was ALWAYS thinking ahead! We used to walk to the bookmobile and then walk back to a totally DARK house through totally DARK streets. My dad was ALWAYS working so we'd walk into an empty house. My mom would NEVER be able to find her key and would fiddle in her purse for what felt like HOURS on our front porch. She'd station me at the bottom of the porch stairs telling me "Now Roberta, if someone is in the house and hits me over the head when I go in...you go RUN for help!" My poor little 6 year old heart would pound out of my chest with fear! Okay...I know she was thinking ahead and maybe she was a little paranoid...and heaven knows she'd squeeze a nickel until the Indian rode the horse on the other side...BUT wouldn't you THINK she'd leave a light on? AND wouldn't you think she's have the flippin' key in her pocket instead of 5 inches down buried in her purse?
Point taken: Brilliance does NOT give you common sense...right beloved momma Beulah Pearl? You scarred me for life being alone in the dark...OR walking into any dark empty place. it's truly a big fat fear of mine!
By the way...I ALWAYS leave a light on!
Q- Favorite quote: "Only SHE who attempts the ABSURD can achieve the impossible!" C. Moses This is pretty much the story of my life on the 'save our home' fight.
R- Reason to smile: Waking up each day and anticipating the people I may be able to touch by sharing an open heart and a willing spirit for good.
S- I really really love the colors of FALL...don't see them much here in sunny FL. I miss our little cabin in the N. Carolina mountains...miss it indeed!
Here we are in days of pure bliss. (The Josh man and I in his gangly pre-teen days) We had no t.v. up there...cabin rules...so just enjoyed hikes, and county fairs, and exploring and sitting on the big wrap around porch rocking for hours in our rocking chairs... writing, crafting and enjoying pure family time. THE BEST memories of my entire life!
T- Tattoos...none but I'm seriously thinking of getting a small memorial tattoo of my son Josh. I'd like it to be a portrait tattoo so I can gaze upon his beautiful face anytime I want to. The problem is...who do you get as an artist that can capture his essence...it would be AWFUL to have something so permanent that isn't absolutely HIM...so I linger and ponder.
U- Unknown fact about me: Now...that's a toughie since I'm probably one of the MOST transparent sparkies you know. Which leads me to another fav quote: "The truth shall set you free!" It used to be ABSOLUTELY important to me to wear my 'game face' and SO important what people thought of my position and carriage in life. I guess when you lose a child...that ALL changes. Now I care less about what 'people' think...and more about what I think! Gets me in trouble more frequently..but I am what I yam!
V- Veggie you love. I'm a nut for turnips. I eat the tops and all. Coat them with a little garlic olive oil, sprinkle a little Ms. Dash or 'Slap yo Momma' seasoning on them wrap them in tin foil and bake. Yum...O!
Greens wash well, cut into 1" pieces sauté with a little olive oil and garlic, lots of chopped onions, throw a little pomegranate balsamic over them...once again...YUM~O!
W- Worst habit: I bite my fingernails...nervous energy! Not as much as I used to...but still it's an annoying habit. Josh bit his down to the quick...I always felt that he picked this up from me....sad face!
X Rays- I HATE going to the doctor...avoid it at ALL costs. Last x-ray was of teeth and yes...I HATE going to the dentist too!
Y- Your favorite food: It varies...but popcorn made the old fashioned way..my hubs is an ex-firefighter and he makes it the BEST way..with a big ole pot and the actual virgin popcorn..so it's always been one of my MOST fav foods...is it a food? I call it a food..sometimes it becomes a meal. Hummm maybe this should be under worst habits..eating an incomplete meal and substituting it for popcorn?
Z- Zodiac: I'm a bossy strappy Cappy...all opinion, but still open to other's input...and darn proud of it!