Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Getting to know...Becky

What is your full name (maiden also)? Rebecca Louise (and I have always not liked my middle name) for last name...I didn't even get to change initials. Was M and still is.
What is your age? (answer only if you want to)
turned 32 in April
Where were you born and raised? Born in Liberty, Mo. Raised mostly in Gladstone, MO
When did you meet your husband? At my third college...wanted nothing to do with him. He kept chasing til he wore me down. LOL
How many children do you have? I have two daughters, 7 and almost 9. One son of my own in heaven, and one we were hoping to adopt that went to heaven on the first.
How many out of the house? none...unless you count the hubs who travels always
How many in the house? the two girls
How many grandchildren, if you have any? none, and Lord willing that is a LOOOOONG ways off.
Do you do the cooking or does your husband? what cooking? doesn't everyone just let their kids eat cereal or popcorn or chips for every meal? lol
Do you live in the city or in the country (farm)? outside city limits but with houses on all sides of me...literally.
If you could live anywhere other then where you live where would it be? WITH my husband
Do you dye your hair? just did for only the third time in my life. First time was trying for more red, at 18, and got black purple. Second time, my brother in law did it AND picked the color and I was beyond the red-est of all college. This time, I dyed it just a shade darker than natural with pretty highlights...and grey all covered.
What is your favorite past time?
QUILTING, making bags, crocheting, knitting, reading Christian fiction as fast as the library can put new books on the shelves.
What is your favorite color or color combinations? Currently, red and you would have never guessed. Second-runner-up, black white and red.
What kind of crafting do you like to do? It would be faster to say which ones I don't sister and I actually figured out one the other day, but I can't remember for the life of me what it was. I no longer too far behind. And I stoped doing cross-stitch after doing three months of it on bedrest with the youngest. I like as close to instant gratification as quick crafts for me.
What is a day like for you?
walk the dog around six, go back to bed for two hours. Wake to the girls either playing nicely together or in between, with the dog barking to get out of the kennel. Fight with youngest to get her to get dressed, brush her teeth, put shoes on, and grab her bag...most mornings. Occasionally the oldest will join in with tears...but most mornings she is a morning person. Load up the car after finally catching the dog who realizes you are trying to put him back in the kennel to leave him. Pick up oldest's best friend. Drop off all three at school...which involves walking the youngest all the way to her class, most days, and prying her off of me. Although she hugged me and let me go today. Thank GOd for small miracles! Next, varies...I will either run to JoAnns and check in with "my" girls oftentimes buying something, but not always; or I will go home and have my quiet time. That happens after JoAnns if it is a morning I need something. And then sewing. Unless something else is happening that day. On days that I do virtual tours...I skip the JoAnns and quiet time step and catch them after taking or the other or both. Editing pictures and putting them online takes another three hours. I can sew all day until the kids are dropped off at a quarter after four...just taking drink breaks and dog walking breaks. Today he sat on a stool by me for most of the day. And the time between four and bedtime flies by...somewhere in there we do something for our 20 minutes of reading per girl which results in another large fight with youngest. And baths and bed. And blogging time is snuck in almost every day. Sorry for the long answer.
What is your favorite season? Why? I love temperatures in the 60s and 70s. Love open windows. Any time of year that lets me do that is my current fav. But I love the decorating and festivities involved with the Christmas that would be my next choice.
What was the best Christmas gift you have ever received? that would be a first fav christmas gift was my hubs in '99...we were married Christmas eve. The other would be my surprise Christmas present in 2000 when the oldest daughter arrived a month early, Dec 20th, so she could celebrate our first anniversary and Christmas with us...the doctor told her he wouldn't stop it if she came, at the last appt we got to go she came the next morning.
Do you have some story that would make us all laugh? I probably cracked you up all the way through that...but a short pomeranian, who thinks he is a cat and a guard dog all at the same time and demonstrates both often, loves to eat things. Lately, his favorite snacks are discarded panties...steals them straight from the bathroom floor while the girls are in the tub, and hides them all over the house. And brand new bras that have only been worn a little bit and fit absolutely a bust to the bust-less. And are not replaceable in this city...must have been the only one they had that little. I cannot find another one. And my chest is missing. If you find it under your bed, please let me know! LOL! (after all that is his favorite place to hide things...master bedroom under the bed, towards the back where you can only see it with a flashlight and need an extra long yardstick to reach it.)


Iva said...

My heart aches for women like you and Linda who have suffered the loss of a child. May God continue to bless you both for your sacrifices!

Melissa @Lilac Lane said...

Hey Becky. We share some strange coincidences: I turned 32 in April. My husband and I married in the Christmas season of the year 2000. AND I was on 3 months of bedrest, mostly in a hospital with my oldest child. How funny. I'm glad we've met.

Patty said...

Becky, very amusing story about your dog.I've been there not the bra part though buthave had pups who love to chew!!