Saturday, February 23, 2013

A to Z part 2

Better late than never eh?

Part 2

Never Again 
Other Fun Fact 
Pet Peeve -
Righty or Lefty
Time You Wake Up
University Attended
Veggies You Dislike
What Makes You Run Late
Yum Food 
Zoo Animal Favorite


I took this to mean where all have I lived in my life.

Born in Anchorage, AK and lived there until I was 9 (although as a side note when I was very young we did live in Europe for a year or so when my Dad worked for a big aircraft company - I don't remember it so to me, it doesn't really count) when we moved out to Wasilla AK. Back to Anchorage until the folks divorced when I was 12. Moved to Cold Bay and lived there until I was almost 18. Back to Anchorage after high school and lived there until we moved to western Wisconsin when I was 31.

I love living here in Wisconsin. We have four true seasons and OMG trees. I've got a thing for trees and WI has the most beautiful ones I've ever seen. The kids tease me for getting all nuts over them. We'll be driving down the road and I'll say look at that tree -  it's beautiful isn't it? They will all say "yes mom, it's the most beautiful tree you've ever seen until you see the next one." and on it goes. I Love them in the spring when they bloom - the colors and sweet smell. Love them at their green fullest. Love them in the fall with their colors: red, orange, purple, yellow and even brown. Love them in the winter with their promise of new buds to come.


For 21 years now to a damn good man. He has always taken care of his family. We've never went without and to him this is a big thing, since he went without more often than not while growing up. He likes to joke and call himself a giver and he is. He gives us his all everyday. He is funny and has the bluest eyes. He likes to sleep in on days off. He likes his meat and potatoes. He smells good. He is a keeper. He thinks I'm pretty great too.

Never again:

I had a hard time with this one. Something that I'd never do again... Hmmmm... but I'm thinking it would be burning dog shit on my Aunts back porch when we lived in Cold Bay. Yes I really did that and my Mother was mortified that I had. My Aunt was stunned that I had done such a disrespectful thing. Well, what can I say. I was a miserable teenager with a lot of angst. 

Other fun fact:

I always try to wear some kind of shoes. I've got old feet. No bare feet for me unless I have to be bare footed - I need that arch support and slight heal. That being said I have LOTS of shoes. There are designated inside and outside shoes. You will rarely find me without something on my feet. 

Pet Peeve:

Being late for work. You are scheduled for a specific time, therefore you should be there at that designated time. Really irks my chickens when folks are late for work, especially when you freaking work at home! How hard is it to roll out of bed and log on! Come on PEOPLE get your shit together! and to a lesser extent folks that don't clean the snow off their windows/vehicle in the winter.


If you are going to be a turd, go lay in the lawn.

Righty or Lefty:

Righty. Everyone in my family is a righty  ----- except Chyann, she is a lefty. I read that people who were twins inutero and had the phenomenon called vanishing twin syndrome happen will be lefties. Chyann just happened to have a vanishing twin. Interesting, eh?


An awesome older brother - Jeff. Growing up he was MR reserved while I was the more adventurous one. He was content to stay home while I was always wanting to go go go. When we lived in AK, I wish we'd made more time to spend with each others families. aah regret, I'd sure love to go to their house for Sunday dinners or have them come to mine. Course there are the step siblings - no blood there. We grew up with Kim and Matt. Love their Dad, but don't have much contact with them these days. 

Time you wake up:

Depends. During OT time 3:55a - roll out of bed and turn my computer on, then on my break go feed the animals. Regular time 5a - time to go out and feed the animals, stoke up the fire and drink some coffee before starting work at 6a.  Weekends that I don't have to work by 6 or 7. Rarely later than 8. What can I say I'm an early bird and really like drinking my coffee in my sleeping house.

University attended:

Currently none, but have hopes to do something soon. It's shit or get off the pot time. Get some school to get a job I really like or shut the hell up and be content with the road I'm on. 

Veggies I dislike:

Are you kidding? I don't think there is a veggie I dislike. You name it I like it. From spinach to yams and tomatoes to onions and peppers. Brussels sprouts to corn. YUM! Raw, steamed and baked. 

If eggs were an option here, that is what I'd choose because eggs are NASTY. 

What makes you run late:

I try never to run late - that pet peeve thing, but if I do run late it would be because of road conditions or something out of my control. Tornado, earthquake or the like. 


Yep I've had them and been witness to Chyann having/getting many hundreds of them over her lifetime. 

Yum food:

Mexican and I think the Hubby and I make the best Mexican North of the border. I could eat it every night. The spices, the smell, the everything about it! and a nice cold beer to wash it down.

Zoo Animal:

None really.  I prefer to see animals in their natural habitat. Yes, I understand zoos are important in preserving threatened species and all that, but lets take a look at the giant panda from China. Yes, this animal is cute as hell, but are the millions spent on captive breading programs so the babies can go live in a zoo because there is no natural habitat left in it's native land a good thing? Just saying.

And that is a little about me. 

It is snowing here again. We got about 7 inches yesterday.  The Hubby got stuck in our long driveway twice. Even had enough of a shitty forecast that Colton elected to stay at college over the weekend instead of coming home. 

Glad winter is almost over. 

I'm ready to go dig in the dirt and ride our now wild horses. 

Come on Spring. 

Miss you baby.


Ami said...

It's fun to learn a little more about my bloggy friends. :)

Cracks me up that your kids tease you about the trees. I think every family has those 'things'. My kids tease me, too. They make me laugh.

Sounds like you got a good guy. I keep telling people there ARE good guys!! I get tired of the whole 'men are pigs' thing, don't you?

Eric wants to live in Alaska. Too friggin' cold for me.

I'll miss him. ;)

tainterturtles said...

I love your post Kellie, you are so honest!!!

Spring is around the corner and the days are getting longer...yippee!

SunnySD said...

You have such a way with words - had fun reading your answers!

Glad to see your computer is back among the living, and too cool about your pictures. Kids change SO fast....

Nicole said...

I absolutely LOVED the way you described your husband. Sooo sweet!