Thursday, July 24, 2008

Me: From A to Z

Sharon tagged me in this, most likely knowing that I too am a "sucker" for these things. I don't know, I just find them interesting! :-)

Attached or single? attached... very attached. ;-) Been married to my hero for 10 1/2 years and getting ready to bring our 1st child into the world.

B. Best friend? that's a hard question for me, as it has gradually changed over the years as I get older, move into new life stages, etc. At the core I'd still say my best bud from high-school, Marti, who lives too far away and whom I haven't physically seen since my wedding. Distance sucks. But despite the distance we connect through email, etc.

C. Cake or pie? Cake. Definitely. Hate pie.

D. Day of choice? At the moment, Mondays. Monday is my hubby's day off, and thus our day off together.

E. Essential item? my pjs. I love my pajamas.

F. Favourite colour? no one particular colour, but an array of earth tones (sky blue, sage, beiges and chocolate browns)

G. Gummy bears or worms? while i'm not a huge candy eater, if I had to choose between the two, i'd go with worms. just more fun to eat.

H. Hometown? that's a hard question to ask a missionary kid! I consider "home" wherever my parents are, so Cambridge, ON would be the answer I guess. However, as we grow older and establish our own family home, Langley, BC would be my second reply.

I. Favourite Indulgence? Just one?!?!?!?! I'd have to say mac n' cheese would be at the top of my list.

J. January or July? January. I hate the heat.

K. Kids? One on the way. Abbie Joy (Abigail Joy) will arrive in October.

L. Life isn’t complete without? My family -- immediate & extended.

M. Marriage date? December 27, 1997.

N. Number of brothers/sisters? Two bros whom I adore. Drew is an amazing pastor/preacher in Dallas, Texas and father of the cutest kid in Texas; Colin a rockin' daddy to four amazing boys and newly appointed Exec Director for Youth for Christ in Ontario. I love to brag... they are awesome.

O. Oranges or apples? Apples.

P. Phobias? Falling... I have dreams about falling and falling but never hitting the ground.

Q. Quotes? Hmmm... "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose." Jim Elliot

R. Reasons to smile? Pics of my nephews; flutters and kicks from Abbie Joy; my husband's laugh

S. Season of choice? Anything but summer...

T. Tag someone. Sharon would be who I would have tagged, so let's see... how about Meghan?

U. Unknown fact about me? Hard one. I guess... I enjoy public speaking.

V. Vegetable? Most all of them...

W. Worst habit? ha ha... too embarrassing to say.

X. X-ray or ultrasound? odd question; i'd have to say ultrasound, especially lately given that i've had so many with this pregnancy.

Y. Your favourite food? anything mexican

Z. Zodiac sign? oh please. i know it, but who cares!?!?!? ;-)

Friday, July 11, 2008


I was listening to the Focus on the Family broadcast today, "Treasuring Relationships," and was struck by a poem that was read about tomorrow. It brought to mind one of a favourite quotes and silly little song.

So here is my musings for today: an interesting contrast in view points - Shakespeare (MacBeth) vs. that little orphan named Annie:

Shakespeare (From Macbeth): "Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, creeps in this petty pace form day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; and all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

Annie: "The sun will come out tomorrow. Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, there'll be sun. Just thinkin' about tomorrow clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow 'till there's none! When I'm stuck with the day that's gray and lonely, I just stick out my chin and grin and say, ohh... the sun will come out tomorrow, so you gotta hang on 'til tomorrow come what may! Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow, your only a day away."