Susan Reinhardt recently featured a fun post that shared personal info the A to Z way. Thought I would jump in and give it a try too.
Here's everything you wanted or didn't want to know, alphabetically, about me.
A) Age - Old enough to have a 3 year old grandson, and young enough to play baseball with him. Here's a quote from yesterday's game, "Run, Grandma, run!" So I did.
B) Baked goods - Cheesecake (my sister Wendy's recipe is the best ever).
C) Chores you hate - Scrubbing the tub and cleaning the kitchen floor. Oh, and weeding the garden.
D) Dogs - Had two when my kids were growing up, a chocolate lab named Hershey and a mutt named Oreo. I just realized they were both named after food. This probably means something.
E) Essential start to your day - Reading my Bible, spending a bit of time with my husband before he heads off to work, and a nice cup of tea.
F) Favorite color - Green, not too minty, not too Kelly, somewhere in the sage to dark olive greens are best.
G) Gold or silver - Gold, but if you buy me something in silver, I won't be upset. :)
H) Height - 5' 6". And no, I'm not listing my weight.
I) Instruments you play - I played the flute (not very well) in grade school. Also took piano lessons and hated to practice. My Mom told me that if I gave up piano I might regret it later. She was right.
J) Job - Writer. But you knew that already. I also teach online writing classes for teens and adults, do a bit of tutoring, and keep the books for my husband's carpentry business.
K) Kids - Two sons, a daughter, and a daughter in law, all in their twenties. I am blessed with great kids.
L) Live - North central Kentucky, US. Before we moved here, we lived in southern New Jersey.
M) Mother - Went to be with the Lord in March of 2010. I miss her. Very much.
N) Nickname - My Dad would sometimes call me "Karrie", but other than that, nothing ever stuck.
O) Overnight hospital stay - The only ones worth mentioning are the ones where I got to bring home a little adorable bundle of Lange.
P) Pet peeve - Just one? The misuse of the apostrophe s.
Q) Quote - Just one? :) Psalm 32:8.
R) Right or left - Right.
S) Siblings - Three younger sisters, including the one who passed away last November.
T) Time you wake up - Around 7 am.
U) University you attended - Went to college in New York state for a short time. I'm a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature (two different programs), and of course, am learning new things all the time.
V) Vegetable you dislike - Brussels sprouts and asparagus. I'm shuddering just thinking about them.
W) What makes you late? Checking my email before heading out.
X) X-rays - Other than dental x-rays, only one.
Y) Yummy food - An Italian hoagie, made the right way. Oh, and authentic Jersey pizza. We recently found a pizza place here that makes it the way we used to get it in NJ. The owner is from Brooklyn. :)
Z) Zoo animal favorite - Koala bear.
The October lineup of classes at Coffeehouse for Writers includes Writing and Marketing Personal Experiences, Blogging for Profit or Pleasure, Queries, Boot Camp for Writers (taught by yours truly) and more. Classes begin October 10. Click here for details.
Taking a break for the rest of the week, but will return Monday, October 10 with a review of Jody Hedlund's latest book, The Preacher's Bride. We'll round things out with an interview and giveaway; hope you can join us!
Are you game to give this A to Z thing a try? If nothing else, pick a letter and tell us something about yourself, won't you?
Have a great week,
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