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1. My favorite color is blue
2. My favorite foods are: any type of potato, French Toast, grilled cheese, cinnamon rolls, broccoli, onions, garlic and curry with rice
3. The place I want to visit the most is Poland
4.  I adore country music, but sometimes it depresses me
5.  I dislike girls who are snotty
6.  I’m under 5 feet tall
7.  I wish I was more sophisticated and prettier
8.  I think the Polish language sounds like music
9.  I’m a PK
10. I hate wearing dresses
11. I’m more of a tomboy, but wish my girlie side would come out more often
12. I think it’d be neat to get my tongue pierced
13. Some day I would love to own an old Victorian house in the woods
14.  I’m looking forward to being 60 one day
15.  I’ve wanted to be a minister since I was 8 years old
16.  I hope to publish some day and earn my living that way….now just have to stop procrastinating!
17.  I don’t have a college degree
18.  When I was about 5-9yrs old I would record myself singing…..
20.  I have a fear of driving, but feel better doing it by myself
21.  I’ve been on t.v. once in the audience of Kids Inc. on Disney back in 89 or maybe 88′
22.  I’m a professional procrastinator
23.  I suck at communicating with my siblings
24.  I’m not a kid person (but I don’t hate kids)
25.  I’m learning in life that a few great close friends is more important in life than having a bucket full of them

1. Where is your cell phone?  table
2. Your significant other? kitchen
3. Your Hair?  blond
4. Your mother?  birthday party
5. Your father?  birthday party
6. Your favorite thing? books
7. Your dream last night?  vivid
8. Your favorite drink?  lemonade
9. Your dream/goal?  Publish
10. The room you’re in? living room
11. Your hobby?  bookish
12. Your fear?  fire
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years?  home
14. Where were you last night?  Home
15. Something that you aren’t?  Confident
16. Muffins? blueberry
17. One of your wish list items?  House
18. Where you grew up?  pretty
19. The last thing you did? church
20. What are you wearing?  clothes
21. Your TV?  off
22. Your pets? none
23. Friends: Incredible
24. Your life?  Improving
25. Your mood?  peaceful
26. Missing someone?  Always
27. Your car?  outside
28. Something you’re not wearing? earrings
29. Your favorite store?  Books
30. Your favorite color?  blue
31. When is the last time you laughed?  Today
32. Last time you cried?  Today
33. Who will resend this to you? unsure

Have you ever, Did you ever?

01. Start your own blog ? Yes
02. Sleep under the stars ? Yes
03. Play in a band ? No
04. Visit Hawaii ? Nope
05. Watch a meteor shower ? no
06. Give more than you can afford to charity ? no
07. Go to Disneyworld ? Nope
08. Climb a mountain ? figuratively? Many, literally?  No, but a lot of huge hills
09. Hold a praying mantis ? No, but I’ve been up close to one
10. Sing a solo ? No
11. Bungee jump ? No
12. Visit Paris ? No I’d rather go to Poland
13. Watch a lightning storm at sea ? No
14. Teach yourself an art technique ? No
15. Adopt a child ? No
16. Eat sushi ? Nope
17. Walk to the top of the Statue of Liberty ? No, haven’t been to NY or back east yet
18. Grow your own vegetables ? No, but my dad has
19. See the Mona Lisa in France ? No
20. Sleep on an overnight train ? No
21. Have a pillow fight ? Yes
22. Hitch hike ? Nope
23. Look at the rings of Saturn through a telescope ? No
24. Build a snow fort ? Yes and it was a lot of fun
25. Hold a lamb ? No
26. Climb to the top of a lighthouse ? Yup, I think so in San Diego
27. Run a Marathon ? No
28. Ride in a gondola in Venice ? Nope
29. See a total eclipse ? Possibly
30. Watch a sunrise or sunset ? Yes
31. Hit a home run ? I’m terrible at baseball
32. Go on a cruise ? Nope
33. See Niagara Falls in person ? No
34. Visit the birthplace of your ancestors ? No
35. Visit an Amish community ? No
36. Teach yourself a new language ? I’m trying to learn Polish
37. Have enough money to be truly satisfied ? Nope
38. See the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person ?No
39. Go rock climbing ? Uh, No
40. See Michelangelo?s David ? No
41. Sing karaoke in public ? No but I watched my friends sing
42. See Old Faithful geyser erupt in person ? Yes
43. Buy a stranger a meal at a restaurant ? No
44. Visit Africa ? No
45. Walk on a beach by moonlight ? Yes
46. Ride in a helicopter ? No
47. Have your portrait painted ? No
48. Go deep sea fishing ? No
49. See the Sistine Chapel in person ? No
50. Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris ? No
51. Go scuba diving or snorkeling ? No
52. Kiss in the rain ? Yes
53. Play in the mud ? Yes
54. Watch a movie at a drive-in theater ? No
55. Be in a movie ? Yes, some little small independent Christian film that I’m not sure even got completed being produced
56. Visit the Great Wall of China ? No
57. Start a business ? Yes
58. Take a martial arts class ? No
59. Visit Russia ? No
60. Serve meals at a soup kitchen ? Yes
61. Sell Girl Scout cookies ? No
62. Go whale watching ? No
63. Get or send flowers for no reason ? Yes
64. Donate blood, platelets or plasma ? No
65. Go sky diving ? No
66. Visit a Nazi Concentration Camp ? No
67. Adopt a pet from a rescue shelter ? No
68. Pilot an airplane ? No
69. Save a favorite childhood toy ? Yes
70. Visit the Lincoln Memorial ? No
71. Eat Caviar ? Yes with PBJ on bread…can we says BARF?
72. Make a quilt ? No
73. Stand in Times Square ? Never been
74. Tour the Everglades ? No
75. Visit the Viet Nam Memorial ? No
76. See the Changing of the Guard in London ? No
77. Drive a race car ? No
78. Ride on a speeding motorcycle ? Does a dirt bike count?
79. See the Grand Canyon in person ? Yes
80. Publish a book ? Not yet
81. Visit the Vatican ? No
82. Buy a brand new car ? Yes
83. Walk in Jerusalem ? No
84. Have your picture in the newspaper ? No
85. Read the entire Bible ? Pathetically no
86. Visit the White House ? No
87. Kill and prepare an animal for eating ? No
88. Hike the Appalachian Trail ? No
89. Save someone?s life ? No
90. Sit on a jury ? No
91. Meet someone famous ? Yes via distance….Fergie before she was Fergie back on Kids Inc I got to be in the audience. 🙂
92. Join a book club ?Yes
93. Own an iPod ? Yes
94. Have a Facebook page ? Yes
95. See the Alamo in person ? No
96. Swim in the Great Salt Lake ? No
97. Cross country snow ski ? No
98. Hold a snake ? Yes
99. See Van Gogh?s Starry Night in person ? No
100. Read an entire book in one day ? Yes

After doing this survey I feel like my life is incredibly dull compared with this list! I’m hoping to some day go to Europe and publish a book, so hopefully my future holds much more excitement. Not that my life isn’t exciting now, but it would be nice to have more Yeses than Nos.

1. Do you like blue cheese?  Not when I was a kid, but now I love blue cheese!

2 .  Have you ever smoked ?  Yes.  A brief stint from 18 yr old-20ish.

3. Do you own a gun?  Nope

4. What flavor Kool Aid was your favorite? Grape

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Not really unless it was due to something live threatening!

6. What do you think of hot dogs?  Yuck. Back when I ate them I loved getting a Polish hotdog from Ted’s.

7.Favorite Christmas movie?  “A Christmas Story”

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning ?  Orange juice or a mocha

9. Can you do pushups?  Only when I have to.

10. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry?  My wedding/engagement ring

11. Favorite hobby? Reading

12. Do you have A.D.D.? No, but I do give random comments and act spacey sometimes

13. What’s one trait you hate about yourself? I am selfish

14. Middle name? Anne

15. Name 3 things you are thinking about right now: I wish the weekend would extend some more besides having tomorrow off work, I found a Bible I’ve been wanting back (yes dummy we got rid of the one I originally had that was nice!), glad to have a quiet night at home with my hubby

16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? water, mocha, iced tea

17. Current worry? Not worrying about cleaning and enjoy the rest of my weekend

18. Current hate right now?  Being lazy

19. Favorite place to be? At my favorite coffee shop reading or lounging around at home with my husband

20. How did you bring in the New Year?  Waking up at 11:58 due to some kid banging pots and pans

21. Where would you like to go? Poland

22. Name three people who will respond? No clue…..

23. Do you own slippers?  no

24. What color shirt are you wearing right now? Maroon with two pink iced doughnuts on the front, with one’s jelly insides gushing out…it’s quite hilarious really

25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? I don’t think I ever have before

26. Can you whistle? sort of

27. Favorite color? blue

28. Would you be a pirate? not my style

29. What songs do you sing in the shower? complete silence

30. Favorite Girl’s Name? Brianna

31. Favorite Boy’s name? Nicholas

32. What’s in your pocket right now? a $1

33. Last thing that made you laugh? I can’t recall what it was

34. Best bed sheets as a child?  Disney themed ones

35. Worst injury you’ve ever had?  I don’t think I’ve ever broken a bone (yet), but I have had eye surgery and had to wear casts on my feet to try to get my tendons to stretch, which didn’t work.

36. Do you love where you live? Sometimes. I want more greenery!

37. How many TVs do you have in your house? 1

*38. Who is your loudest friend?  It’s a toss up

39. How many dogs do you have?  None yet, but want a Yorky some day

40. Does someone have a crush on you? Yes my husband

41. What is your favorite book?  Currently Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger

42. What is your favorite candy? Too many to list

43. Favorite Sports team? Don’t have one

44. What song do you want sung at your funeral?   No idea

It’s amazing how a night of church can make me feel better.  I don’t feel all gooey inside, but more peaceful.

It’s nice to know I have one more day off of work before going back.  A whole day to rest, enjoy the wintry type weather and enjoy spending time with my hubby.

I’m looking forward to meeting a new friend for coffee tomorrrow! I’m hoping it goes well.

This next weekend my BFF will be in town visiting from TX.  I can’t wait.  Just have to figure out when the best time to meet up is. It feels like she’s been gone a year already and it’s only been a few months.  Crazy how time goes  by and feels much longer than it is.

Off to go lounge with my man!

This week I’ve been meaning to blog and the days just keep ticking by.

Tonight I have a coffee shop holiday party to attend and I’m excited.  It will be interesting to see who decides to show for it and it’s a private one, so spaces are limited.

This past week I given the honor of reading a friend’s work in progress and I’m beyond impressed.   She’s given me a nice big umph to keep going strong.  I’m going to be sad when she goes away to college, but at least there is email and snail mail to keep in touch and of course holidays and vacations to see each other in person.

I’m thrilled the weekend is coming up so that I can spend lots of time writing and reading. Due to work being busy I haven’t had the same energy to read as many books as I was hoping to this year.

Well off to the party I go.

Well my goal of being still is still is in the process of ocurring.  After tidying up the apartment and getting laundry underway I am still restless. I hate not being able to relax on weekends.  It’s not even the whole my place is cluttered factor since it’s all tidy and nice.   I should be able to relax and just rest, read, write and most of just completely RELAX.  Rest my bones from go, go, going and I can’t seem to.

But when I go to my favorite coffee shop it’s like I’m in my own little cocoon and I am able to relax there. But I can only do so many  caffeine drinks in one day.

I’m planning tomorrow after watching, “Twilight,” to just relax on the couch to read, write and take  luxurious nap.  I need to just focus one day at a time and not have my mind jump way the heck ahead.

My right hand has been giving me grief with being sore and achy.  Not my wrist, but my fingers have felt stiff to where to extand my hand out out is achy.  Not sure if that’s carpel tunnel rearing it’s ugly head, or what’s up, but I’ll get a stress ball and maybe that will help my hand not be as sore.

Thanksgiving today started out with sleeping in, waking up grumpy, trying to not be in a bad mood, eating two donuts for breakfast and bsing around on the computer before heading to my parent’s house for the big meal.

It was a full house and at first I felt a bit claustraphobic, but after my fogginess went away I felt better.

The meal was delicious and filling.  I made two pies yesterday.  They came out good via the people who were brave and ate some of them. Sadly I’m not a pumpkin pie fan.  I do like the B & R ice cream though.

My sister brought a game called Apples to Apples which was a lot of fun.  I’ll have to go buy it at Target or something.  It was nice to play a game as a family and have no fighting and it was actually enjoyable and fun!

Today thought of my BFF and her family as they mourn the year anniversary of their grandma’s passing.  So far it sounds like she’s holding up alright.

I’m not really in the mood to go to work, but at least it will be fast paced, so that I can get off and go eat dinner with my hubby and mother-in-law.

I did get a few pages of reading in today so that was great! I always get grumpy if I don’t get enough reading in.

Today I have off work so I can bake pies with my mother-in-law.  This should prove interesting since I don’t cook often if at all and I’m somewhat feeling under the weather.  I hope I’m not coming down with an ear infection.  Outside it’s stormy and it’s raining.  I love the fresh muddy earth smell that emanates through my windows.  It’s such a natural air freshener.

It’s weird how in life people come back into our lives (old friends) and then we make new ones that you know will last a lifetime.  I’m so thankful that God has brought new friends into my life like Sammy and Krys.  And brought back Kim, a friend from my childhood.

I’m trying to learn the art of having quality friends vs quantity.  You can have a bunch of friends and still feel lonely and then you can have a few select friends who truly know you and love you as is.  To me the later is more important.  Why drain energy in trying to become close with everybody when you can have the select few who you give your all to?

I’m learning the art of letting friends go.  I’m still close with them, but learning to let our friendship change to accommodate their life, so that they can experience new things.  To set them free.  I’ve finally come out of my depression of having my BFF move to TX.  I was very depressed one month before her and her family moved and now she’s been there 3 months and she’s loving it.  I’m thrilled for them.  I must admit a part of me is jealous they got to move to a new place and start over, but then again I’m learning to go with the flow and learn to be content where I’m at in this moment and not pine for what might not be. I’m learning to let new people come into my life and expand my BFF list.

I’m actually enjoying work! The long hours have changed me from complaining 24/7 and then the other day at work I was sitting there and I just got this huge sense of calmness and contentment.  Sure things aren’t perfect at work, but they’ve gone from hellish to enjoying who I work with and being thankful that I have such a secure job when other people are getting let go left and right because of the economy.

I’m hoping today to be able to work a bit on my story, cook, read, watch tv and enjoy the stormy weather!

Some of us know from day one what we want to be.  When I was little at first I wanted to be a preacher, but that dream was squelched. What I most wanted to be in the whole wide world was a novelist.  As soon as I learned to read and could do so on my own I would check out multitudes of books during the summer and constantly have my nose in one. Of course by being a book addict it doesn’t help me branch out on my social life, but I’m working on that.

In the fourth grade I won a writing story contest for my local area and I got to attend my first ever book signing. I don’t recall who the author was, but to see other student’s books displayed on tables was thrilling in and of it’s self.

I was fairly good about keeping a diary from about 7th grade and on, but stupid me trashed my old diaries. How incredibly dumb of me.  History thrown in the trash.  No more history from my young self.

So in order to practice what I hope to “preach” I’m going to blog and in doing so I hope to discover others who are as wild about writing and reading as I am.

This is my Write Journey.  Not merely about books, writing and reading, but about my journey.  The Write Journey.