Monday, August 15, 2011

A to Z - Some things about me and OOTD

I remember seeing this A-to-Z feature on several blogs some months back and I thought it would be fun to do it myself.  Enjoy! 

A. Age: 44 (as of tomorrow Tues-Aug 16)

B. Bed size: Queen...but we desperately need a king size.  We have a "small" puppy (125lbs) who sleeps in our bed.

C. Chore you dislike: All of them!  :o)  Well, I guess if I HAVE to choose, I'll go with dusting.

D. Dogs: Yes, please...I'll take two!  I'm a sucker for a cute face and sob story.   We've had the pleasure of loving two retired racing greyhounds.  Currently, we have an 8 year old golden retriever mix (aka Raleigh) and a 4 year old Mastiff mix (aka Titus)

E. Essential start to your day: OK, I know this is a big no-no, but I don't eat breakfast. (at least not on a regular basis)

F. Favorite color: This is a hard one...I love them all.  Blue, Green, Red, Orange, etc.  I'm not one of those people that won't wear something "if it doesn't go with my coloring"...if I like it, I wear it.  However, I did have someone tell me one time that I shouldn't wear ochre because it didn't make me "POP".  Seriously, she really said it!

G. Gold or silver: Both and I'm not opposed to mixing the two.

H. Height: 5'5"and 1/2

I. Instruments you play(ed): zilch

J. Job title: Cash Manager

K. Kids: one 17-year old son

L. Live: North Carolina

M. Mom’s name: Janie

N. Nicknames: Anna

O. Overnight hospital stays: Alright, hold on to your hat...I had a pneumonectomy when I was 23.  (My left lung was removed due to a tumor.)  I function normally, nobody knows unless I tell them.  I was told I'd never run a marathon, but I've often thought about doing it just to prove them wrong....I don't like to be told that I can't do something.  :o)    and when, I was pregnant with my son, I had pre-term labor from the time I was about 5 and a half months.  At seven months, I spent a couple of nights in the hospital and was sent home to complete bed rest, monitoring and medication.

P. Pet peeves: Dishonesty and loud/obnoxious behavior

Q. Quote from a movie: "Nobody puts Baby in a corner." from Dirty Dancing

R. Righty or lefty: Righty

S. Siblings: None...I'm an only

T. Time you wake up: My husband gives me my wake up call at about 6:30 and I usually lay around for another 10 6:40ish.  (Thus, the reason I don't eat breakfast)

U. Underwear: Most definitely!

V. Vegetables you don’t like: Green peas

W.What makes you run late: see T. above, being a perfectionist and finding every slow driver on the road.

X. X-rays you’ve had: Chest (see O above), Nose (car accident-air bag deployed and broke my nasal spine...who knew your nose had a spine?!) and of course teeth.

Y. Yummy food you make: Corn dip (corn,cream cheese, jalapenos, butter, garlic and milk)

Z. Zoo animal favorites: The gorillas!

AND my OOTD...hopefully you won't be frightened by my lack of make-up.  I went for a facial today so I didn't see the need to put it on just for her to take it off.  :o)

J Crew Chambray Tuxedo Cami - Size 4
Ann Taylor Loft "Jackie-esqe) Cardi - Size S
J Crew Matchstick Jeans - Size 27
Sam Edelman Gigi Sandal in Leopard Calf-Hair


  1. Happy birthday! Hope it is a great day!

  2. You know...I stopped checking your Blog for a while since it had been so long since you posted, so I was really happy to see you back!!! I follow your Polyvore site and it always gives me great inspiration. Glad to see your regular posts again. Tweed and Toile will become again part of my daily blog reading again! Happy Belated birthday, too.

  3. Rose,Erin and Anne...thanks so much for the birthday wishes! :o)

    Anne...thanks for the kind words!

  4. I just stumbled back upon your blog, which I always enjoyed reading. Happy belated birthday! it is funny, we have a few things in common...I wll be 44 later this year (at the end of November), am an only child, Mom was named Janie, and dislike green peas!

  5. Tricey...glad you found the blog again! That's funny....Looks like we have several things in common! :o) Make sure to check back...I'm trying to be more diligent in my posts.