What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Black coffee with added coffee.
Can you do push-ups? To save a life, maybe.
What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? Wedding ring and wrist watch is all I wear.
Favorite hobby? Knitting, writing.
Do you have A. D. D.? No, I have the opposite. If I'm hard at work on something, a small explosion can occur next to me without my noticing.
Do you wear glasses/contacts? Both, but usually glasses.
Middle name? Julia
Name three thoughts at this exact moment: Olive behind me on the couch, the boys and Daisy on the swings, Sabina in the room just above me, probably on Facebook. I'm a herder.
Name three drinks you regularly drink: Black coffee, seltzer, Orangina. Sometimes I like a mixture of seltzer and Orangina. If it's not carbonated or caffeinated, I don't drink it. My one exception (you always need one) is fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice. I love grapefruit juice, and on the rare occasions when we have some, the children know to stay away from it.
Current worry? That Olive will somehow not get Aliza as her camp counselor this year. That our Chicago tenants will suddenly and without warning decide to move. And the old stand-by: that Dale of Norway publishes an exclusive, private batch of knitting patterns annually and makes them available to Norwegians only.
Current hate right now? That Charlie Sheen is leaving 2.5 Men. Huge frowny-face over that one.
Favorite place to be? My lawn chair outside the Iguana House in Carefree, AZ.
How did you bring in the new year? Home with my knitting. LB and the others were long since asleep.
Someplace you’d like to go? Las Vegas. I've never been, and I've always wanted to go.
Name three people who will complete this. Hmmm... Stephanie, maybe?
Do you own slippers? Yes. Love slippers.
What color shirt are you wearing? Bright yellow. Or rather, olive green. I was wearing a bright yellow top, but I spilled coffee on it while typing and had to switch.
Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? No, I'm a high thread-count cotton person.
Can you whistle? I'd have to practice.
Where are you now? LB's dad's old office chair, at the computer.
Would you be a pirate? No. The romance of theft and murder on the high seas is lost on me. Ditto vampires.
Actually, I'm okay with vampires. I just said that to bait Stephanie into filling this out.
What songs do you sing in the shower? I sing in the car--never the shower. Usually things like "Fancy Our Meeting," "Roll Along, Prairie Moon," and "Pennies from Heaven."
Favorite Girl’s Name? Gertrude. LB wouldn't let me use it.
Favorite boy’s name? Bing. See above.
What is in your pocket right now? I don't have pockets.
Last thing that made you laugh? Hearing that Tiger Woods's kindergarten teacher has spoken out, and she's disappointed in him. Talk about piling on. This may be an unpopular point of view, but who has this man killed? Who has he robbed? How is his cheating not a personal matter between him and his wife? How is this night different from any other night?
What vehicle do you drive? A green 8-passenger van, circa 1999.
Worst injury you’ve ever had? The worst is that Crohn's thing, but the most embarrassing was when I sprained my ankle showing someone how I'd previously sprained my ankle while doing the Gnome Foot-Slap Dance.
Do you love where you live? Yes.
How many TVs do you have in your house? Two.
How many computers do you have in your house? Three.
If you changed your job, what would it be? Yarn and pattern tester for Noro and Rowan.
If you were granted three wishes, what would they be? I have just one small, totally doable wish: for Charlie Sheen to rethink his decision.