so, what do you do when the urge to blog strikes, but you have nothing
even remotely interesting exceptional to say? why, you turn to a survey, of course! and luckily, janetha composed an a-z style questionnaire not too long ago. it’s funny because i had been thinking, “it sure would be fun to do a q & a session again,” then bingo, janetha posted her quiz. this techie/crafty girl even produced a template that you can access here should you, too, wish to play along on your blog!
a is for age shall we do the oil of olay “how old do you THINK i am??”
actually, since the name of my blog gives away my age, this question is not all that revealing. as of today, i am 42 years, two months and 12 days old.
b is for breakfast today the usual: oatmeal dolloped with peanut butter, apple spread with peanut butter. [it's getting too warm for hot oats and i am losing the love...].
c is for currently craving to SPRING CLEAN THE CONDO CASA. my fingers are positively ITCHING to get going on this! the overall feeling of dust and grime is driving me batty.
d is for dinner tonight a hugh jass salad including: tinned salmon; avocado; almonds; nutritional yeast; pickles; fresh veg; lite catalina. [sidenote: when i was little, i abhorred the bones in tinned salmon and would freak right out if my sandwich had stray "white crunchy bits" in it. now i LOVE the taste and texture of the salmon bones!]. and cereal before bed, bien sûr!
e is for favourite type of exercise do i have to pick only one?? no can choose between stairmaster and running. back in the day, i would have said aerobics!
f is for an irrational fear i am scared of cats, specifically the look in their eyes. they seem to look right into my interior, and i imagine they are going to bare fangs and pounce on my head. (apologies to all my cat-loving readers). remember, this is an IRRATIONAL fear!
g is for gross food onions of any type, ham, rice pudding.
h is for hometown i was born in kitchener and now live about 10 km away in waterloo.
i is for something important living life with an attitude of optimism and positivity.
j is for current favourite jam as in fruit spread or music?! lately, i really light up when i hear i like how it feels by enrique iglesias.
k is for kids my nieces are the best!!
m is for the most recent way you spent money groceries at food basics [followed by the dance of joy and chortles of delight because of all the money i saved!].
n is for something you need to win the lottery?? haha! the tanktop with eyeballs?? a facial??…let’s go back to that spring cleaning issue…
o is for occupation i am a proud retail sales professional (assistant manager at the store and theOTHERstore).
p is for pet peeve people who walk slowly, drive slowly, talk slowly, open doors slowly…
q is for a quote: “don’t ask what the world needs. ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~ howard thurman [this is the quote that is on the bottom of emails i send out from my gmail account].
r is for a random fact about you i have not used an alarm clock to wake me up in the morning for at least the past 3-5 years. i just tell myself when i want to wake up, and it works!
s is for favourite healthy snack a protein bar and it must have chocolate in it.
t is for favourite treat any baked squares or cake or crisp with apples in it. the very best apple square can be found at tango palace in toronto.
u is for something that makes you unique i can squish more into a day than you would think possible. “pulling an erv day” is an inherited skill from dad!
v is for favourite vegetable broccoli is great! i would not have said that as a child!
w is for today’s workout today is a srd (scheduled rest day) and i will take a walk after work.
x is for xrays you’ve had teeth (never had a cavity) and lower extremities to rule out stress fractures (a couple of times when i was in my 20s).
y is for yesterday’s highlight a tie: 1) my friends from the store, lee and jeannie, popped in with darling, 10 DAY old baby e [a different "e" than my little e!]. and i got to hold her! chatting with lee and jeannie and snuggling the little newborn was the best. 2) i visited with bff debbie over at her house, last eve. there really is nothing as relaxing and FUN as getting together with a friend, in person. plus, we watched an home tour chez ♥george clooney♥ that debbie had pvr’d. much sighing ensued.
z is for your time zone eastern!
it’s your turn – share away! the key to answering questions like these is not to think too much – i like to
shout out type the first responses that pop into my head!
fun facts – janetha also blogs entirely in lower case, is very close with her family, and ♥loves♥ cereal!