ABCs of Me

Over the past few days I’ve enjoyed reading some of your “ABCs of Me” posts and I thought I would play along.  Here we go…

(A) Age: I’m 34 but am getting ready to turn the big 3-5 on April 10th!  I love birthdays.  This year I’m celebrating my birthday with my first race postpartum – the GW Parkway Classic 10 Miler.  I’m running it with two of my sisters and a few good friends.  I can’t wait.
(B) Bed Size: King…and it is divine. I love my bed!
(C) Chore You Hate: I despise cleaning bathrooms – toilets especially but also tubs, showers, floors, sinks…anything in the bathroom.  I pay to have my house cleaned every other week.  I feel like I am constantly cleaning anyway but I do not ever clean the bathrooms other than occasionally wiping toothpaste out of the sink and cleaning up after my 4 year old son’s misses on the potty.  It is worth the money just to avoid scrubbing the bathrooms!
(D) Dogs? I love dogs but am kind of grossed out by them these days.  We have a small dog named Riley who I love very much.  She is my first baby…but now that I have three humans to care for Riley has been demoted to DOG.  She is still not used to the idea and at 10 years old I’m not sure she ever will be.  I do not let her on the beds or furniture anymore…it grosses me out to think I would rest my head on a pillow she laid on.  
(E) Essential Start Your Day Item: I don’t drink much of it, but I **need** my morning coffee.  Also I am noticeably much happier and balanced once I make the beds in the morning.
(F) Favorite Color: I love so many colors, it would be hard for me to pick just one.  My top faves would be white, blue, orange, green, pink, purple…yellow…ok maybe pretty much all of them.
(G) Gold or Silver?  Do I have to pick?  Sterling silver is my least favorite I would say (mostly because I don’t like when it tarnishes and I have to polish it!).  I love platinum and white gold.  I also love yellow gold.  I worked for Tiffany & Co. for several years and I learned a lot and came to appreciate a lot about precious metals and stones…. I love jewelry.  ALL kinds. I should note that just because I learned to love it all at Tiffany, that doesn’t mean I am dripping in jewels! I just developed an appreciation for it all while working there :o)
(H) Height: somewhere between 5’8″ and 5’9″ …. I actually have no idea exactly how tall I am.
(I) Instruments You Play: I sadly cannot play any instruments.  I think I piqued in 4th grade with “Hot Cross Buns” on the recorder…but I do love music and hope my kids will learn to play.  My husband plays the guitar and it is fun to see my kids so interested in learning from him.  They are already more musically talented than I ever was!
(J) Job Title: Mamma, mommy.  Also recently I have been called “Coach” (yay!) and also “designer mom” by one of our retailers since starting Sugar Cone (
(K) Kids: I have three amazing, beautiful children.  Abby is 5 1/2 (going on 13!), Will is 4 and Gus is almost 4 weeks old.
(L) Live: Reston, VA.  I love living here.
(M) Mom’s Name: Carole.
(N) Nicknames: Jess, J Bird, J…my dad (and only my dad!) sometimes calls me “Jessie” and when I was a kid he would call me “Tiger”
(O) Overnight Hospital Stays? When I was in the second grade I spent 2 weeks in the hospital for my asthma.  Other than that the only times I have stayed overnight in the hospital have been when my babies were born.
(P) Pet Peeve: One of my biggest pet peeves is people who are late but don’t admit to it or let you know when they are running late.  Drives me bonkers.
(Q) Quote from a Movie: oh jeesh, this is a hard one for me.  One of my favorite movies is “The Shawshank Redemption” and there is a beautiful quote about missing someone you love: I have to remind myself that some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up DOES rejoice. But still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they’re gone. I guess I just miss my friend. 
(R) Right or Left Handed? Right.
(S) Siblings: I have three sisters – 2 older and 1 younger.  A few years ago my mom remarried and her husband has 2 daughters so now I have two more sisters!  I don’t know what I would do without my sisters.
(T) Time You Wake Up? My house is full of early birds.  We have a rule though that the day is not going to officially start before 6:00AM so my kids have to wait for us until then.
(U) Underwear: I like all kinds.
(V) Vegetable You Dislike: I cannot stand green peppers.  I love red, orange and yellow but will not go near a green one.  Yuck.
(W) What Makes You Run Late: when it happens it is because of my little people…but it doesn’t happen much.
(X) X-Rays You’ve Had Done: my jaw was x-rayed when it got banged up during a soccer match in high school (I was ok although ever since then I have awful TMJ)…knock on wood I have not ever broken a bone in my life!
(Y) Yummy Food You Make: my husband would say my oatmeal chocolate chip cookies…but I am partial to my chocolate cupcakes.  I am a master of vegan baking and love it so much.  I love baking and I love eating what I bake.  I have a serious sweet tooth.
(Z) Zoo, Favorite Animal: Zoos make me feel sad.  Especially the gorillas and the elephants…they just look so sad there.  I do love seeing how excited my kids are when we go to the zoo though.

So, that is the ABCs of me.
Happy Tuesday!

1 thought on “ABCs of Me

  1. So fun to read. I do not like green peppers either. The other ones…yummy and we eat a lot of them! So cool you worked at Tiffany and Co! And great quotes from that movie! Have a great day!

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