My ABC's

I've been tagged!  I love these meme's.  And they're a great opportunity to learn a bit more about each other.  Michelle at Red Headed Book Child tagged me.  Go check out her blog if you haven't already because (a) she knows her books, and (b) that little red-headed kiddo of hers is pretty stinkin' adorable. goes:

Here are the rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you
2. Share your ABCs
3. Tag three people at the end by linking to their blogs
4. Let the three tagged people know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website
5. Do not tag the same person repeatedly but try to tag different people, so there is a big network of bloggers doing this tag

Here goes. . .

Available or in a relationship? Married

Best Friend? Hubbykins.

Cake or Pie? Cake.  But I prefer brownies to just about anything.

Drink of choice? COKE!!!! no diet.

Essential item for every day use? sunglasses

Favorite color? pink or green depending on my mood.

Google? is slowly taking over the world my life.

Hometown? Siloam Springs, AR (don't bother googling it)

Indulgences? asiago cream cheese bagels when I'm at my critique group meetings, pedicures, *occasional* nap, Entertainment Weekly on Saturday mornings

January or February? February.  It's short, and I love Groundhog's Day.

Kids and their names? 1 son, the Pea

Life is incomplete without…? I was thinking the other day that if the house caught fire, the ONLY thing I would care about would be getting the Pea and Hubbykins out safely (and then our naughty dog).

Marriage date? October 2004

Number of siblings? I'm the middle of 3 sisters.

Oranges or apples? This is a dilemma.  You can never go wrong with a satsuma.  On the other hand, there's nothing better than a really crisp, tart apple.  But nothing worse than a mealy, mushy one.

Phobias and fears? I do not like mice (or heaven forbid, rats!) or spiders.  I'm also not a huge fan of heights.  Or dark, enclosed spaces.  Snakes don't really bother me.

Quote for the day? "Be serious with God, and leave the rest gaily alone."  --Oswald Chambers

Reason to smile? The Pea said "Mama" and pointed to me for the first time this morning.  (And I'm at 13,500 words on my novel!)

Season? Autumn.  I love the start of school, the first hints of a chill wind, and the scent of fireplace smoke in the air.

Unknown fact about me? I had braces for 7 years growing up.

Vegetable you hate? I'm not loving the beets.

Worst habit? Inability to multi-task.

X-rays you’ve had? Lots and lots of dental x-rays (see "unknown fact about me" above).

Your fave food? Pizza.

One word to describe you (I'm changing this up and replacing "Zodiac" because I think that's a silly question that doesn't tell anything about me):  Sassy.

I tag:

Shelli @ Market My Words


  1. Congrats on your achievements with your novel. You will have plenty of reviewers to read it when it's complete.

    I know, Minnesota is far from tropical. But you get to appreciate the very different 4 seasons!

    Your little pea is pretty darn cute too!

    Take care,

  2. Thanks again for the tag, Michelle!

    And I must say, MN spring and fall is delightful!

  3. oh this looks hard! you did good on yours. the pressure!

  4. Thanks, Karen! I have to put up a blog tour post tomorrow, but I'll start thinking for Wednesday.

  5. You don't even want to know what Jesse said when I read the unknown facts aloud. Yay for the Pea putting two and two together! :)

  6. Shelli & Corey--I look forward to reading yours. I appreciated that it didn't take me an hour to fill out (a la Facebook's 17,000 things about me).

    Kristin--Here's the kicker...I'm going to need braces AGAIN! My bite's still all messed up. I'll just wait until the Pea needs braces (which he inevitably will) and get back on the braces boat then.