Quilting Fun

While I love the satisfaction of finishing a quilt, it isn't the only way to have fun with quilting. Fun also comes from the great outings with girlfriends, shopping expeditions with Grandma, or just sitting in my "thoughtful spot" chair perusing magazines and books. The thrill of the next project waiting just there on the horizon...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Just for Fun: The ABCs of Me

Sinta over at Pink Pincushion did a fun post yesterday. Since I have done zero sewing or quilting the last 2 days, I figured it would be fun to do my version.

The ABC's of Me
A- Age: 53

B- Bed size: Queen

C- Chore you hate: Bathrooms

D- Dog's name: Steve

E- Essential food/item: Cheese

F- Favorite color: Honestly, I have the hardest time with this; I like just about all colors except I’ve never cared much for orange.

G- Gold or silver: Silver

H- Height: 5'9"

I- I am: going to beat this procrastination thing!!

J- Job: Retired high school English teacher; adjunct university instructor

K- Kids: 3: son, 27; daughter 24; daughter 17

L- Living arrangements: We live in a very rural area of south-central Ohio in a 17-yr.-old 2-story house that we had built; we have a pond, woods, and a very long driveway.

M-Mom's name: Jeannie – she is a sports fanatic and a ton of fun.

N- Nickname: When I taught, the kids called me Mrs. H. A few people call me Jaynie.

O- Overnight hospital stay: A week when I was in 6th grade (pneumonia and mono); 3 births; a 3-day gall bladder scare (false alarm, it turned out); and the most unusual: on a trip with students to Italy, one girl came down with appendicitis, and I spent the night in a Venice hospital with her!

P- Pet peeve: Loud, obnoxious people

Q- Quote from a movie: From Pride & Prejudice: “you have bewitched me, body and soul” (Darcy to Elizabeth); From The Count of Monte Cristo: “I don't believe in God.” “It doesn't matter. He believes in you.” (exchange between the priest and Edmond)

R- Right or left handed: Lefty

S- Siblings: 2 younger brothers and 2 younger sisters

T- Time you wake up: 6am on weekdays (I fix breakfast every morning for hubby and daughter!) Just whenever on weekends.

U- Unique thing about your car: Chrysler Town and Country van-a glittery Disney Mickey Mouse ears decorates my antenna.

V- Vegetable you hate: I think I like them all – even brussel sprouts and beets!

W- Ways you run late: I waste time on the computer.

X- X-rays you've had: Just at the dentist’s, I think!

Y- Yummy food you make: Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo. Quiche. “Chocolate Stuff.”

Z- Zoo favorite: I enjoy watching monkeys and gorillas.


Jean said...

Fun! J - Jealous that you are a retired English teacher. I've been teaching English for thirty-four years, but I don't see retirement in the near future. We moved from St. Louis to Huntsville, AL back in 1992, so I only have in eighteen years in our Alabama retirement system. It's too expensive to buy in the rest of the years. I enjoy your blog.

Sinta Renee said...

Lucky you to be retired! We do have several things in common! I love the Count of Monte Cristo quote! Perfect! But I have a question... how did your dog get the name Steve?

Jayne said...

Jean, I couldn't imagine teaching that long; in Ohio we can retire after 30 years, and so I did! I love it. Good luck to you! You need quilting as therapy, I'm sure!!

Sinta, we inherited Steve from our son, when he moved into an apartment. Adam, our son, is a distance runner, and Steve is named for Steve Prefontaine, a famous runner from the 70s. He loves living here in the country where he can run freely, chasing rabbits, squirrels, and (unfortunately) skunks.