Anjalika of Middlemonth tagged me. When I read it was an A to Z tag, I felt somewhat anxious: A to Z !! But then I found out it is a rather short questionnaire. Phew. You could so spot the ex-academic in my reaction: I saw myself despairing over pages of hypotheses, arguments and conclusions.
B-Best friend: Lots. DH and DD, and many women – primarily women. Funny, that: in Belgium, in college, I had almost only male friends… [try to keep it short, Mama!]
C-Cake or Pie?: Cake, chocolate, homemade.
D-Drink of choice: Milk, wine.
E-Essential thing used everyday: Glasses, journal.
F-Favorite color: At the moment, a cloudless spring sky blue.
G-Gummi bears or worms: Neither. I grew up with neither.
H-Hometown: Antwerp, Belgium.
J-January or February: February. It’s the shorter of the winter months, closer to Spring.
K-Kids and names: One, Amie.
L-Life: Wha… Am I supposed to keep this one short? I mean… life! Life’s a box of chocolates: it ain’t over till the fat lady sings.
M-Marriage date: August 18, 2001.
N-Number of siblings: 1 sister.
O-Oranges or apples: Apples, for sure. I’m a local eater and I live in New England, so it couldn’t be otherwise.
P-Phobias: None that I can think of… Wait! Being kept waiting. Oh, that’s not a phobia, sorry.
Q-Quote: “As if you could kill time without injuring eternity” – Thoreau.
R-Reason to smile: My daughter. The kindness of others. Things small, simple and beautiful.
U-Unknown fact about me: Unknown to whom? To you? To myself? Must be an existential question…
V-Vegetable you do not like: Belgian endive. Too bitter.
W-Worst habit: Too often I get inordinately mad at inanimate things. E.g., the stupid computer. It stems from having no patience – except with children, but they’re excused.
X-X-rays you have had: Leg, chest,teeth.
Y-Your favorite food: Frietjes (frenched fries fried Belgian style, i.e., twice).
Phew, that was rather painless. I pass it on.