Are you ready for another installment of ABC's? I'm so elated to have Mary Ann from Classic Casual Home here today. We have become friends through this crazy world of blogging and have had the opportunity to chat on the phone. I swear, I could talk to her for hours on end. She is fabulous!!!
Thank you so much for inviting me over, Marianne. I love your design aesthetic and genuineness...
Let me sing my ABC's....
Age: Fifty five (but you wouldn't know it by my maturity level).
Best vacation: Banyon Tree Resort, Phuket, Thailand
Every night, candles were lit around our pool.
This was the nearby beach, where later in the day the young beach attendants would play soccer with our son (he was 8 years old and brought his soccer ball with him everywhere)...they all had fun...and we had fun watching them and sipping cold fruit cocktails as the sun set.
Chores you hate: paying bills
Dogs or Cats:
Greatest film: Basically any Will Ferrell, Steve Martin or Ben Stiller movie after a holiday dinner with my family.
Height: 5'1" (but I still make my much taller children bend down to place their heads on my shoulder for a hug).
Instrument you have played: Piano, poorly.
Job you would love to have: Ice cream scooper at Baskin Robbins. My cousin, Patricia, did this in high school and I was envious. She got to drink all the left overs in the milk shake blender.
Kids: Alexandra and Thomas. They are coming home soon for my husband's birthday and I'm excited to see them!
Overnight hospital stays: I had breast cancer when I was just 38 years old. That was 17 years ago and I feel great. Remember to do a monthly self exam...that's how I found it. I was also in the hospital for my two babies.
Pet peeve: Uncourteous (discourteous? which is it?) people. Like that couple in the crowded Costco who cut in line in front of me...COME ON, REALLY!
Quote: "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."
~ William Morris
Siblings: Reneé, Jim, Joe, John and Teresa...I love them all.
Time you wake up: 3 am, start unproductive thinking, count from 100 backwards, then sleep until about 7 am. Hormones, they'll getcha.
University attended: Santa Clara University
Vegetables you dislike: beets...you either like them or you don't. Which are you?
X-rays: teeth, mammograms, airport
Yummy food you make: pancakes with with Canadian syrup, I warm it in the little pitcher.