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Friday, October 15, 2010


Hello and Welcome!
I'm so happy that you stopped by to visit.  When thinking about what to post on today, I remembered an email that I got awhile back.  You know the kind of email that you get that gives you questions that are answered by the friend who sent it to you.  To play the game, you are supposed to create a new email with the same questions answered by you and then send it to all of your friends including the one who sent it to you.  They are a kind of fun way to get to know your friends a little better.  If I have time, I try to play along with them.  This particular one that I received was a little a different than the usual ones that I get so I thought maybe it would be a fun way to tell you a little more about myself.

It's called the.....

A is for Age:  43......I'm still climbing the hill!

B is for Book: My favorite book....besides the Bible....would have to be "The Notebook"....and "The Noticer".....and "Tuesdays with Morrie".....and I bet I've read "No Compromise" by Keith Green at least 5 times.  What a great book!  So those are some of my very favorites.   I couldn't name just one....sorry!   I love all of them!

C is for Career:  I am a Legal Assistant.

D is for Dad's name: My dad's name was Jeff.  Not Jeffrey.....or Jeffery.....or Geoffrey.  Just plain "Jeff".  And his dad was named "Jeff".....And his grandfather's name was "Jeff"....and I think that is as far back as it goes.  My Auntie M can correct me if I am wrong.   I sure do miss my dad!

E is for Essential items to bring to a party:   Oh, I don't know what is essential to bring to a party.  Some of the things that I like to make for a party would be my Chicken Enchilada dip or Chili Cheese Dip or maybe it's the Chocolate Chip Cheeseball.  That's always a good one to share.

F is for Favorite song or music: I have the craziest song collection on my Ipod.  I listen to all kinds of stuff depending on my mood.  There's Christian music such as Jason Upton, Casting Crowns, Third Day, Hillsongs and Selah.....there's bluegrass like the Steeldrivers and Alison Krauss.....there's country....new and old....Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Travis Tritt and good on Merle and Conway.....you'll  also find Jimmy Buffett, James Tayor, Delbert McClinton, Percy Sledge, Amos Lee, Jack Johnson, Aretha Franklin, the Sugarhill Gang, Tom Petty, Pink Floyd, Eva Cassidy, Melissa Etheridge......just to name a few!

G is for Goof off thing to do:  I don't know how to answer this because we never "goof off" anymore. Oh we laugh a lot and make witty comments; but we don't do goofy stuff like we did when we were young.  Now that I think about it, that's really sad.  We might need to change that in our lives!

H is for Hometown:   Ruston, Louisiana

I is for Instrument you play:  I don't play an instrument....at all.  I did take piano lessons briefly as a child; but hated to practice so I didn't go very far with it.  I regret that now.

J is for Jam or Jelly you like: I rarely eat jam or jelly.  If I had to choose one, it would be Grape Jelly.....or homemade Strawberry Figs.....or homemade Pear Preserves and I can't forget homemade Mayhaw.  Yum!
K is for Kids:  My husband and I have four children in our blended family.  There's Matt, Garrett, Cassandra and Connor.  Garrett is married to Jen and Cassandra is married to Justin.  Last, but definitely not least, is our precious granddaughter, Acadia.

L is for Living arrangement: My husband, David, and I are currently living in a log cabin that my parents designed and built.   We've just sold it though and will be moving on to another house and another adventure hopefully very soon.   We are waiting on a closing date now.

M is for Mom's name: My mom's name is Janelle.  I've always loved that name.  :0)

N is for Name of best friend: David is my very best friend.

O is for Overnight Stay in a Hospital:  I had my son in 1992 and was  in the hospital for a couple of nights.  I had a breast reduction in 1994 and was in the hospital for a couple of nights.  Best surgery ever, ladies!  If you are struggling with backaches and problems of that nature, I recommend that you explore that option!

P is for Phobias: Snakes!

Q is for Quote you like:  I've always loved the beginning of The Notebook where Noah writes...

"I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who's ever lived: I've loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough."

R is for Relationship that lasted longest: My marriage to David.....we've been together for 13 years and married for 12.

S is for Siblings: I have one brother.

T is for Texas, ever been? Every chance I get!  It's one of my favorite places to visit.

U is for Unique trait:  I have Flintstone Feet.

V is for vegetable you love: It would be easier to tell you what vegetable that I don't like.....blackeyed peas and turnips.  That's about it.

W is for Worst traits:  I have a hard time making a decision and I'm very critical of myself.

X is for X-rays you've had: Oh I dunno.....teeth, chest xrays, ankle, back and neck.

Y is for Yummy food you make: Summer Rolls, Enchiladas, Gigi's Carrot Cake

Z is for Zodiac sign: I'm not into the Zodiac....but I think I'm "cancer".

That's all for the ABC's of me.  If you are still here, thank you for sticking around to the end.  If you've got some time, why don't you join me for some fun blog hops?   I'm linking up with these three today......



Wherever you are and whatever you do, have a great weekend!


  1. Hey, it really was fun reading your mini 'bio.' :-) Always great to learn interesting tidbits of other bloggers' lives. :-)

  2. happy friday!

    i would love to do this ABC on my blog. i think it's fun. have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Well, that was a lot of information!

    I like snakes, but there are few poisonous ones way up North!

  4. That was a fun read. Of course when I read you had Flinstone feet my mind immediately went to when Fred would go bowling. I don't know if you recall, but he would tip toe across the alley and it would make this tink-a-tink noise. :) Oh the places my mind will go. :) Anyway stopping by from Follow Friday at Over 40. Stop buy some time. :)


  5. How fun! I honestly recommend that you & David go for the goofy more often. :-) Keeps things fun, light and relaxed. Love reading these ~ perhaps I should do them too. Hope all is going well. I don't know where this past week went...


  6. Thank you all for stopping by and commenting! I hope to read the ABC's of you on your blog soon! Have a great weekend!

  7. Candace, what a neat idea! Its nice to get a glimpse into your life!
    I am going to suggest this to my future husband to be! Might be fun while separated by the pond! Have a wonderful week


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