Amanda at Lessons in Farming posted this cute ABC’s of me, and I thought I’d continue it.
A: Age: 43
B: Bed size: Full
C. Chore you hate: Dishes
D. Dogs: Mushu is a black lab/samoyed cross and Stella is a Great Pyrenees
E. Essential start to your day: Coffee and reading my blog comments; really, it’s the comments that get me kick-started and keep me going on those rough work days. Thanks to all.
F. Favorite color: Purple, but green has become a close second
G. Gold or silver: Silver
H: Height: 5’
I: Instruments that you can play: Clarinet, flute and oboe, but it has been years.
J: Job title: special education behavior disorders teacher supports my real job of FARMER
K: Kids: one son who is 21
L: Live: Central Iowa
M: Mom’s name: Pauline
N: Nicknames: TC
O: Overnight hospital stays: Pregnancy complication, having the kid, and a weird virus that left me dehydrated
P: Pet peeve: people who don’t agree with me–just kidding. Really, people who take the easy way out instead of investing the work and effort to do what is right really annoys me.
Q: Quote from a movie: “I feel like I’m riding a psychotic racehorse towards a burning stable.” from Birdcage
R: Righty or lefty: Right
S: Sibling: one older sister
T: Time you wake up: 6:00
U: Underwear: yes
V: Vegetables you dislike: brussel sprouts, asparagus
W: What makes you run late: I despise being late and am chronically early.
X: X-rays: at one time or another most of the whole body.
Y: Yummy food you make: a whole bunch of baked goods
Z: Zoo favorite animal: Giraffes
Because it’s rare to see me on my blog, since I’m the one usually taking the pictures, I thought I’d share a portrait my mother painted of me when I was five years old. It was done mostly from my kindergarten school picture, but I did have to have a couple of live sittings for the details.
For even more fun, I thought I’d add a poem I wrote for a different blog since it fits the same topic.
Why I’m Never Bored, an Alphabetical Journey through my Life
Animals of all kinds,
let’s just say it’s a zoo!
Blogging, truly addicted and I
might need to join a help group.
Candles are so much fun to make
and watch them burn.
Dairy: milking and making yummy stuff
like cheeses and fudge.
Explaining and teaching;
it’s my job after all.
Farming: for real, I have a farm!
Hopefully it will be my job.
Gardening, indoors and outdoors,
veggies, flowers, herbs and plants.
Healing, mostly animals but
studied Reiki and Healing Touch.
Imagining and creating things–
crafts, stories, and hopefully a business!
Junior, that is my boy,
I’m relieved he’s grown.
Keeping things and collecting,
hopefully not hoarding!
Learning throughout my life,
always looking to grow.
Meditation: so much of what I
love becomes a meditation.
Nephews are wonderful,
and I have three great ones!
Organizing: lists and lists and lists
are fun to make and cross off.
Preserving and canning my
harvest and baking goods
Quiet time, so precious, and
I never seem to get much.
Religion of my choice, Wicca
is really a way of life.
Soap making, I did melt and pour:
now trying from scratch.
Taking pictures of my animals,
farm and life–beautiful.
Understanding human nature;
I am an empath.
Vintner-making wines from my fruits
and spending time with family.
Writing about my farm and poetry,
a way to heal the soul.
Xylem because I’m a tree-hugger;
really, I have hugged trees!
Yesteryear revealed through the
genealogy of my families.
Zipping around the farm
in the Ranger is fun!
To my great delight and surprise, I was also awarded The Stylish Blogger award from Granny Miller at Homestead Garden and Pantry. She has some amazing posts on farm life and and I never fail to learn something when I visit.
The rules of the award are to 1) reveal 7 things about yourself (which I think I’ve already done in this post) and to pay it forward to fifteen other people. Well, goodness, if you’re on my blogroll, you’re stylish so feel free to accept the award and pass it on. If you aren’t on my blogroll, please don’t feel bad. There’s even more great blogs out there and I’m horribly behind at getting it updated.