Thursday, November 03, 2011

FAQ: Updated

Age: 64 July 24th. Since I have retired I have to admit to it, at least to Social Security and the WHOLE WORLD.

Bed Size: We just downsized to a Queen, a lovely memory foam.  I could do a commercial for Serta. It is perfect.  I haven't slept so good in years.

Chore you hate: Floors, my feet have to stick to them or company is coming before I do anything. Currently I am stuck on the kitchen floor, send in the Merry Maids

Dogs: Two, Gwennie is a Welsh Corgi, Sweet, stubborn and startled by breezes.  Totem is a Jack Russel and Chihuahua mix, he is a strutting sweetheart.

Essential start of your day: Sitting down after getting the coffee started and getting kisses from Totem and butt wiggles from Gwennie, then Mr. Bankerchick telling me that I make the best coffee in the world!

Favorite Color: Right now it is coral.  

Gold or silver: Diamonds are a girl's best friend!

Height: 5’ 3” Width 5' 3"

Instruments I play or have played: Violin in fourth grade, thank goodness mom knew me well and only rented the violin for 3 months.

Job Title:  Domestic Goddess, Number One Grandma,

Kids: Two grown daughters and one lively grandson and another one due in February.

Live: Right now I commute between California and Missouri as we slowly move to the Homestead in Missouri.

Mom’s Name: Norma Jean, Hated Norma, preferred Jeannie.

Nickname: Katydid, by my dad who got it from my initials KD. 

Overnight hospital stays: With both of my daughters. 

Pet Peeve: WHINING! 

Quote from a movie: “Have fun stormin’ the castle, boys!” The Princess Bride.

Right or left handed: Right.

Siblings: One brother, seven years younger and balder than me.

Time you wake up: 6:00 am ever since I had children, I have not been able to sleep late. Even after they were grown. It has not changed in retirement, much to my disappointment!

Underwear: Always!

Vegetables you dislike: Okra! No, there is no possible way it can be cooked that would be edible, so shut-up!

What makes you run late? Blogging or playing games on the computer. 

X-rays you’ve had done: Mammograms, broken ankle and foot, a pesky pothole, chest, to rule out broken rib. Dental, I have more crowns than anybody, put the dentist’s kids through college.

Yummy food you make: Mexican Food.  Since retirement I have been easing back into the kitchen and cooking. See Chores.  Now I'm stuck.

Zoo animal: Koala Bears and Red Pandas. Any baby animal!

The Prompts:
1.) Did you create a list of 22 things you’ve done in your life last week? This week, choose one item from your list and elaborate! We want the story.
2.) Create an FAQ page for yourself that answers frequently asked questions if people were to frequently ask you questions. People make those up all the time. YOUR TURN!
3.) Write a post in just eight lines. (inspired by Mommy Nani Boo Boo)
4.) Pour me a drink. Share a favorite drink recipe! (inspired by The Spohrs Are Multiplying)
5.) A day in the life of your pet…how bad do they have it?


  1. Great FAQs! But, um, okra? Really? I crave fried okra. And gumbo (the good stuff has okra). Mmmmm.

  2. I love that Princess Bride quote! Apparently it wasn't in the script. Bill Crystal just came up with it spontaneously! Also, I love 5'3'' height and width. At my last driver's license renewal, I was shorter, wider, and my eyes had changed color. What the heck?!

  3. I hate whining too. I have a sign in my kitchen that says, "There will be a five dollar charge for whining"!

  4. I want Diane's whining sign! The sound of whining makes my skin crawl! Very informative post!

  5. Princess Bride is one of my all time favorite movies "Hello, my name is Enigo Montoya. You killed my father. PREPARE TO DIE!"... I could watch it over and over until I'm "mostly dead". Loved finding out more about you!

  6. ohhhh ... whining is one of my pet peeves, too!!

    Visiting from MK's :)

  7. Nice getting to know more about you. :)