Internet Meme (meem): A concept that spreads via the Internet.
I've never done a meme before, although I occasionally see them on other people's blogs. When I saw this one the other day on Melanie's blog, I decided to go ahead and give it a try. So, on this "Tell About It Tuesday", I guess I'll tell you all about me ... alphabetically!
A. Age: 46. I don't know why, but it's never bothered me to tell my age.
B. Bed Size: King. I love my king-sized bed.
C. Chore that you you hate: Mopping. I actually hate any chore that has to do with the floors. The others really don't bother me that much.
D. Dogs: A West Highland White Terrier named Lacee. You can see her picture in the column on the right. She can be a little flaky at times, but she brings us a lot of joy.
E. Essential start to your day: I don't have to have it, but I sure do like a glass of sweet tea in the morning!
F. Favorite color: Um ... I don't really have a favorite color. Cheesy as it sounds, I like all colors.
G. Gold or Silver: Silver! Of course, white gold is great, too! ;-)
H. Height: 5'9", and so thankful that "long" length pants are easier to find these days!
I. Instrument you'd like to play: I'd love to be able to play the piano beautifully and effortlessly. The two years of lessons I took as a kid in Wisconsin didn't really take me too far in that direction. Maybe if I had practiced like I was supposed to...
J. Job Title: Speech-Language Pathologist and Certified Academic Language Therapist. You just about have to be a speech pathologist to be able to say both of those titles in a single sentence.
K. Kids: Bethany, who is a senior in high school, and Hannah, who is living it up in Heaven.
L. Live: Arkansas. When I was twelve years old and moved from Wisconsin to Arkansas, I thought my life was over. Now, I can't see myself ever leaving Arkansas.
M. Mother's Name: Elizabeth Nina -- better known as "Betty"!
N. Nicknames: When I was a kid, I was known by my family as "Jilly Bean" or "Jill the Pill". I guess it depended on my mood that day. More recently, it's been "Word Nerd" or my personal preference, "The Word Fairy." I have earned these monikers by being the person who can always be depended upon to give examples of basically any type of spelling rule -- A sometimes helpful skill in an elementary school.
O. Overnight hospital stays: For myself, just when my girls were born. With my second child, my insurance kicked me out within 24 hours. Three days later, I returned for a more lengthy stay with a raging infection. I also spent many, many nights in the hospital with Hannah when she was being treated for cancer. I've never counted them up.
P. Pet peeves: Incompetence, complaining, and bad grammar. Um...Maybe that's where the "Word Nerd" handle came from.
Q. Quote from a movie: "You saw me when I was invisible." ~ Princess Diaries
R. Right or left handed: Right handed. If I ever break my right arm, I'm in trouble.
S. Siblings: Two brothers. My older brother is a jeweler in northern Arkansas, and my much younger brother is a missionary pilot in Indonesia with Mission Aviation Fellowship.
T. Time it takes you to get ready: That depends on whether you count the hour I spend on the treadmill every morning. Minus that, it takes me 30 minutes or less.
U. Ultimate vacation: Anywhere with a tropical climate, a white sand beach, palm trees, scuba-worthy water, and my family.
V. Vegetable you hate: Boiled okra. Fried okra I like, along with pretty much every other kind of vegetable.
W. What makes you run late: Staying on the computer too long ... Facebook, Pinterest, catching up on blog reading ...
X. X-Rays you've had: Not many. Chest for pneumonia, and my wrist when I fell roller skating in junior high. Both were negative.
Y. Yummy food that you make: Mississippi Mud Cake. Hannah's favorite, and what I make every year for her birthday.
Z. Zoo animal: Penguins! I even have an app on my phone that allows me to watch penguins live at a zoo in California. I love how they're so slow and clumsy on land, but can zip through the water with such grace and ease.
So, there you have it. More about me than you ever wanted to know!