February 15, 2008

More than you wanted to know

I'm changing some of these questions...and added my own, that's the photo one!

  • What is your occupation? Wife, mom, teacher's aide (pre-school) & consultant with Pampered Chef
  • What color are your socks right now? off white with blue toes and heels
  • What are you listening to right now? my girls talk about what they're drawing, Hannah is working on a lesson (we're homeschooling her), so I'm sitting here, while she works, in case she has questions. Oh, on that subject, I had a dream that snuggled in a pile of pajamas in the drawer was a mouse family, a mother nursing babies...we're doing a unit on mammals for real. Isn't it interesting how life influences your dreams?
  • What was the last thing that you ate? cinnamon swirl bread
  • Can you drive a stick shift? sure, the first car I bought was a standard, an 1988 Toyota Tercel
  • If you were a crayon, what color would you be? cornflower blue
  • Last person you spoke to on the phone? Chris (one of my brothers-in-law)Favorite Drink? definitely milk
  • What is your favorite sport to watch?'s physical
  • Have you ever dyed your hair? never, I like what God gave me and don't plan to change it
  • Pets? yes, a bunny named Minty
  • Favorite food? piroshki
  • Last movie you watched? The Sound of Music
  • Favorite day of the year? Pascha! (Orthodox Easter)
  • What do you do to vent anger? count, sometimes, or eat chocolate
  • What was your favorite toy as a child? Freddy, my little teddy that squeaked
  • What is your favorite, fall or spring? spring with all the bulbs blossoming
  • Hugs or kisses? actually a big warm hug
  • Cherry or Blueberry? We loved picking highbush blueberries in Georgia
  • Do you want your friends to reply? Yes, you should all answer these questions, I'd love to know some random facts about YOU
  • When was the last time you cried? it's been a long time, I don't cry much
  • What is on the floor of your closet? shoes
  • Favorite smells? fresh air
  • What inspires you? nature
  • What are you afraid of? sometimes of (stepping on unknown objects, toys, in the) dark
  • Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers? sure, I'll take cheese on my burger, depends on what kind of spices
  • Favorite car? I love my Toyota Echo....but it would be nice in sparkly blue
  • Number of keys on your key ring? about 5
  • How many years at your current job? at the one that pays me $ regularly...just about a year
  • Favorite day of the week? Sunday
  • What was the last thing you took a photo of? Olivia in her pink-striped pajamas this morning
  • How many states have you lived in? New York, Massachusetts, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Connecticut, Ohio, California and Georgia
So, I thought I'd share this recipe for PIROSHKI with you:

Click to enlarge it....
We LOVE them. I'm making a bunch for our Russian Winter's Night (see post below), with ground turkey, instead of beef.
I hope you had a LOVELY valentines day! Rob gave us each a chocolate filled heart (I got turtles, the girls got cream filled ones....Olivia was thrilled to bite into a pink one that tasted like strawberry) and I got a lot from my students...the highlights were a paper airplane that a boy made and wrote his name on and mom wrote "sending his love" on the other side, some tattoos (that Hannah and Olivia immediately put on, when I got home), a pencil (I'm glad for no sugary things), a box of cookies dipped in white chocolate and sprinkles on one side, and a sweet mug with hot cocoa mixes inside! Yesterday, the girls and I each had cup of cocoa, I had hazelnut, Hannah the mint one, and Olivia the raspberry flavored one!


inara said...

thanks for all the fun facts about you!!! we have a lot in common!!! (but I knew that already!) :)

JO said...

love the mug !

Kate O'Brien said...

Love your answers! Love the photo! Looks like you had a great V-day!! :)

KJ-Starre said...

Hi there friend! Fun reading your facts. Love the pic of you! Thanks for the recipe by the way...I must try it sometime.


joscelyne cutchens said...

I love that mug... come on over for some kona coffee anytime...

Samantha said...

I loved reading your facts!! My favorite holiday is Easter, too (Catholic Easter, that is). Maybe it's b/c I was born on Easter or maybe it's b/c it's such a wonderful time of year when the flowers are in bloom and the sun comes out!

JO said...

I printed out the RECIPE, I will try it ONE day. sounds good !