Sep 11, 2008

More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Me - From A-Z


I've been tagged by my delightful friend Edie at Rich Gifts. With this I greatly rejoice, because it's my first time to be tagged! I feel like a first grader on the playground during the first two months of school. I got tagged~yay! How fun.

Okay, on with the good stuff...I'm supposed to share an alphabet story by answering questions from A-Z about me. Here goes.

Attached or Single? Attached. Blissfully attached. :-)

Best Friend? Heavenly: Jesus; Earthly: I have hubby & Chel (Abiding Branch).

Cake or Pie? Warm chocolate cinnamon sheet cake...mmmmmmm.

Day of Choice? The day we can afford to hire a textile manager (a laundry slave).

Essential Item? Coffee pot. This is essential even for my kids, because the coffee pot makes their momma tolerable.

Flavour of Ice Cream? Mocha Almond Fudge (Edie's fave too! I just know we were made from the same pile of dirt!)

Gummy Bears or Worms? Blech.

Hometown? A little city on the South Texas coast. One which is about to get slammed by a hurricane in a day or so. Ah, the memories.

Indulgences? Pedicures and long, hot, uninterrupted baths. Both of these are extremely rare, especially since we only have one bathroom. Yes, you should pity me.

January or July? September.....oh, okay, July. In any place on earth except South Texas. Then it's January because we have more 80 degree weather days in January there.

Kids? No more, thank you. I already have 3 good ones.

Last Movie I saw in a Theater? Fireproof, which is one of the best movies I've seen in a long time! (click the link for my review). However, technically that wasn't in a "theater;" it was in our church. So the real answer is Mama Mia with a friend. An adult friend. Let me specify even further: an adult female friend. Which is how that needs to be done if you're gonna do it. :-)

Middle Name? You probably won't believe me if I tell you what it was. Shall I try you? Antoinette. Yes, it is.

Number of Siblings? Nada enchilada. No natural siblings. Spiritually is a different story...I have MILLIONS! Including you hopefully!

Oranges or Apples? Apples. Especially in the fall. Baked in a fresh cobbler or pie. Or dumplings. Ooooohhhhh, why did I have to think about that?

Phobia or Fear? Fear...that I am going to ruin my kids.

Quote? "Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become your character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny." Frank Outlaw

Reason to Smile? Hearing my kids read on their own and laugh really hard. OH, and payday.

Season? Autumn...I love the trees that change here. I didn't grow up with a real fall season, so I really appreciate it now.

Tag five more: Chel at Abiding Branch, Jodie at Dark Between the Stars, Meg at Life at Lonesome Pine, Elle at Fingerprints on My Window, and Mama Belle at Bayou Belles and Their Beau. Let me know if you guys post this, because I want to read your answers!

Unknown Fact About Me? What the middle name wasn't enough? Well, let's see...I was a bit of a tom-boy as a kid. I mean, don't get me wrong, I played with Barbie and I liked playing dress up in my mom's dresses and shoes. But I also used to build tree houses with my neighborhood friends in an empty, very overgrown lot next door to my friend's house. Actually, to call it a treehouse doesn't really provided the correct image: picture a three bedroom, two bath, with an over-sized family room built within a cluster of mesquite trees. Complete with walls built from the branches we cut down out of the trees with Jenny's dad's tree trimmers.

I told you, more than you ever wanted to know.

Vegeterian or Oppressor of Animals? How come a vegetarian isn't called an oppressor of vegetation?

Worst Habit? Procrastination. I get so easily distracted and end up with too many, what was I saying?

Xrays or Ultrasounds? Let's see, x-rays imply something is broken; ultrasounds imply pregnancy. Rock and a hard spot.

Your favourite Food? This is way too broad of a question. There is a favorite in every food group, every ethnic group, and every meal group. I suppose I will just answer with the one thing I can't seem to find living in Georgia: good Tex-Mex.

The kind with chili gravy on the enchiladas, yellow cheddar cheese, red chili-powder-infused grease dripping from the tacos, and fresh, homemade flour tortillas. Top all that off with a bowl of bright red fresh tomatoes, chopped onion, snipped cilantro, and a squeeze of lime for the renown Texas Pico de Gallo. Oh, man.

Zodiac? I don't pay attention to that stuff anymore. However, we are studying Astronomy this year, and did you know that many believe that the Gospel is actually the story that the constellations tell? Little sidebar here, but it's no "coincidence" that I was reading this just a few hours ago.

In the Apologia elementary level astronomy book called, "Exploring Creation with Astronomy," by Jeannie Fulbright, she says, "The constellations have symbols that God uses in the Bible; the lion (Jesus is called the lion of Judah), a virgin (Jesus was born of a virgin), a serpent (Satan is portrayed in the Bible as a serpent), a king, and many others. Many believe that Orion points to Christ, the Conqueror."

Obviously, it was God Himself who placed the stars in the sky in a particular order. Genesis 1:14-15 tells us, "Then God said, 'Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on earth.' And it was so."

It's no wonder our calendar and our clocks are set by the sun, moon, and stars! Cool, huh? That was a freebie. ;-)


KJ Schiffman said...

This is so fun! I just saved a copy of this from another blog for a rainy day (aka writer's block day!). I love it.

Great getting to know the ABC's of you!

Greg C said...

Wow that was a lot but some great information. Thanks for sharing with us. I like your middle name.

Amy Comeaux said...

This was great! I learned about your blog from Jodie "Dark Between the Stars". My family moved from South Louisiana to East Tennesse a little over a year ago. I am finding great "friendships" through blogs! Thanks for the insight into who you are! Keep it up!

Elle said...

Hey, I second the coffee pot idea!
cute post

Edie said...

Hi Chel! I love your answers, you're so cute. You know... maybe were were made from the same pile of dirt. Ha! That cracked me up and honored me all in one fell swoop. :D

I see from your January or July answer that you are a non-conformist and a teeny bit rebellious. :)

I think Antoinette is very pretty and suits you (based on the little picture in your profile). Now what I was wondering is if you had the same problem I had trying to learn how to spell your middle name. It took me a long time to master the spelling of mine.

Love the treehouse. Wish I would have known you when I was a kid.

Oppressor of vegetation - yeah, why is that?

Love, love, love the ending, lesson and all! God is awesome!!! That will actually fit nicely with the Random Question I will be asking tomorrow, yep, yep, yep...

Thanks for playing! Sorry for being so lengthy, I just love getting glimpses inside peoples minds and personalities. Oh, and by your favourite food answer, it appears you are analytical too. :)

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Chel!!
((Hugz))) Wow *U* are brave lol I haven't done one of these yet!! You made me smile as I read yours, Thanks for sharing this with us today. I was supposed to do 100 things about me on my 100th post, well the 100 post came and went and Nada lol not even one thing written yet !!!
What *U* don't like Gummy worms!!! hee hee I do. I had to make my way here I didn't want you to think I got lost in cyber space somewhere. I think I took on more tasks with the upcoming women's retreat , it's supposed be a retreat and I'm doing a workshop, and praise and worship again..say a lil prayer for me pweeze!!

Thanks Sistah!!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

How can you be so educational and fun in one place? Thanks for playing. I enjoyed learning about you, esp. that fancy middle name. You would feel right at home in my guest room, oui?

Meg in Tally said...

Okay, Chel. I've taken up your challenge. Mosey on over to Lonesome Pine and check out my answers.

Loved your post, too. I quoted you a lot in my answers! LOL!!

You and my Bex will share the "only" child world. I worry about her after we're gone...but she has lots and lots of cousins to help her out.

Keep these good things coming!

Cortni said...

I really loved the astronomy info. I love the song "Indescripable" by Chris Tomlin because of the line "you placed the stars in the sky and you know them by name". That just speaks to the greatness of God. How large He is.

I also like this from Isaiah 40:26
"...He who brings our the starry host one by one, and call's them each by name."