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~*~SPOTLIGHT ON...Cristeen Mar 5-7~*~

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Thread Starter 

Welcome to your spotlight on thread, Cristeen!

 

Some starter questions:

 

Where do you live?

What do you do (day job, profession, SAHM, etc.)?

How did you select your MDC name?

How many children do you have?

 

Ladies, ask away!

 

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post #2 of 15

What do you like to do if/when you have a little free time?

 

Favorite place to vacation?

post #3 of 15

How did you and your DH meet?

post #4 of 15

Originally Posted by forestmushroom

 

Where do you live?

 

I'm in the beautiful SF Bay Area, where this morning it was freezing and this afternoon it's gorgeous.  It's already springtime here, which is driving my allergies crazy, and I'm hoping for the food prices that we don't get another cold snap or rainstorm any time soon - either would destroy the crops, and yet we need the rain. 

 

What do you do (day job, profession, SAHM, etc.)?

I'm a SAHM, and have been since I got pg with DS.  I got laid off and got pg the next cycle, so that was that. 

 

How did you select your MDC name?

It's my middle name, and I've been using it online for about a decade now. 

 

How many children do you have?

One living, 2.5 yo DS.  One deceased, who would be 5 next month (DS1). 

post #5 of 15
Originally Posted by shastalily

What do you like to do if/when you have a little free time?

I love to read, and I love to cook.  Either one is a pleasant way to pass the time.  I tend to do more reading than cooking lately, since my energy level is finite, but when I'm not pg, I usually cook up a storm once a week or so. 

 

Favorite place to vacation?

Hawaii, definitely.  One of these days we'll get out there.  We were supposed to go this spring finally, but then I got pg.  DH has never been. 

post #6 of 15

Originally Posted by BubbleMa

 

How did you and your DH meet?

Craigslist.  I had been placing ads on and off for almost a year, and kissing a LOT of frogs.  Decided to give it one last chance, and he responded.  We chatted for a couple weeks, long drawn out email conversations, and when we finally met it was love at first sight.  We had met for brunch and a movie (he picked "My Big Fat Greek Wedding").  I sat next to him during the movie LMAO warning him that the crazy Greek family was mine, and he said the other one was his.  We walked around town for a bit, stopped for ice cream, and we had agreed to meet the next weekend.  After he left I knew I couldn't wait until the next weekend, so I called him the next day and he agreed he didn't want to wait that long either.  I drove down to see him on Wednesday night to watch Enterprise, and again on Friday night (it's about an hour each way).  Friday night we spent in his guest room (fully clothed), and spent most of the night talking and cuddling (but not sleeping), and sometime in the wee hours of the morning we admitted our feelings for each other (3rd date, for those of you keeping count).  I moved in with him about a month or so later. 

post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by BubbleMa

 

How did you and your DH meet?

Craigslist.  I had been placing ads on and off for almost a year, and kissing a LOT of frogs.  Decided to give it one last chance, and he responded.  We chatted for a couple weeks, long drawn out email conversations, and when we finally met it was love at first sight.  We had met for brunch and a movie (he picked "My Big Fat Greek Wedding").  I sat next to him during the movie LMAO warning him that the crazy Greek family was mine, and he said the other one was his.  We walked around town for a bit, stopped for ice cream, and we had agreed to meet the next weekend.  After he left I knew I couldn't wait until the next weekend, so I called him the next day and he agreed he didn't want to wait that long either.  I drove down to see him on Wednesday night to watch Enterprise, and again on Friday night (it's about an hour each way).  Friday night we spent in his guest room (fully clothed), and spent most of the night talking and cuddling (but not sleeping), and sometime in the wee hours of the morning we admitted our feelings for each other (3rd date, for those of you keeping count).  I moved in with him about a month or so later. 



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post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by BubbleMa

How did you and your DH meet?
Craigslist.  I had been placing ads on and off for almost a year, and kissing a LOT of frogs.  Decided to give it one last chance, and he responded.  We chatted for a couple weeks, long drawn out email conversations, and when we finally met it was love at first sight.  We had met for brunch and a movie (he picked "My Big Fat Greek Wedding").  I sat next to him during the movie LMAO warning him that the crazy Greek family was mine, and he said the other one was his.  We walked around town for a bit, stopped for ice cream, and we had agreed to meet the next weekend.  After he left I knew I couldn't wait until the next weekend, so I called him the next day and he agreed he didn't want to wait that long either.  I drove down to see him on Wednesday night to watch Enterprise, and again on Friday night (it's about an hour each way).  Friday night we spent in his guest room (fully clothed), and spent most of the night talking and cuddling (but not sleeping), and sometime in the wee hours of the morning we admitted our feelings for each other (3rd date, for those of you keeping count).  I moved in with him about a month or so later. 

So cute!

You said you like to cook and I've seen you mention lots of yummy food around here. What's your favorite thing to cook? Do you like making meals/main dishes or baking? Have you always been into cooking or did it develop over time?

Also - how's your DS doing? Wasn't his RC today? Hope he's healing well and that you're both coping okay. smile.gif
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You said you like to cook and I've seen you mention lots of yummy food around here. What's your favorite thing to cook? Do you like making meals/main dishes or baking? Have you always been into cooking or did it develop over time?
Also - how's your DS doing? Wasn't his RC today? Hope he's healing well and that you're both coping okay. smile.gif


I don't really have a favorite thing to cook - I like to experiment with whatever the mood strikes me with.  Mostly that's meals.  I do bake on occasion, but it isn't my favorite because it is so hard to improvise and have it turn out.  I have a cookbook I've been writing for years.  Maybe one of these days I'll get around to publishing it.  A good deal of it is original, and some of it is my personal take on someone else's recipe. 

 

I got into cooking as a teenager, when it was learn or live on frozen food/mac & cheese/PB&J.  My dad worked long hours, the housekeeper couldn't cook, and that left us (my sister and I) to figure it out.  When I went overseas as a teenager, I missed all the foods I was accustomed to and couldn't get, things like cookies or tortillas, the simple things that a basic understanding of cooking would have allowed me to improvise. It just kind of grew from there.  I considered culinary school after HS, but decided I didn't like the cost/wage of the profession.  So I've just pursued it quietly in my own kitchen. 

 

His RC was scheduled for this morning, thank you for asking.  He's in a bit of pain.  It turned out they couldn't save the tooth, they started the work and it just came right out.  The root was cracked, dissolving and starting to abscess, so it's a good thing it came out (abscess can damage the permanent tooth).  The hole is sore, and it's got a bit of drainage, looks nasty, but he said it should heal fairly quickly.  I'm just not thrilled about the giant gap in the front of his mouth now.  greensad.gif  And try explaining to a 2 yo why he can't have an apple or a cracker or anything else that requires biting with the front teeth (until it heals).  <sigh>

post #10 of 15

That is a totally sweet meet up story, Cristeen. <3

 

You mentioned living overseas...Where all have you lived/visited?

Sorry to hear about your son losing his tooth. My daughter lost her two front teeth almost 2 years ago after falling in the bath tub. Its frustrating because it hasnt grown back for her and its messing with her speech too :(

 

Ok other questions:

 

Fave colors?


What is a guilty pleasure of yours?

 

Fave movies?

 

You have one week all to yourself with money being no object. How would you spend the time?

post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 

What is your favorite restaurant in the bay?

post #12 of 15

Originally Posted by Onemoreontheway 
 

That is a totally sweet meet up story, Cristeen. <3

 

heartbeat.gif  It's 10 years this November. 

 

You mentioned living overseas...Where all have you lived/visited?

 

I spent a year as an exchange student in Russia.  Other than Russia, my traveling has been restricted to N. America... Mexico and Canada.  And I think I've seen about 20 states (although not extensively). 

 

Sorry to hear about your son losing his tooth. My daughter lost her two front teeth almost 2 years ago after falling in the bath tub. Its frustrating because it hasnt grown back for her and its messing with her speech too :(

 

Yeah, the dentist warned that he won't get his permanent teeth in until 7 or 8, so now I feel really guilty (not that I didn't feel that way before).  And we're hoping the other teeth he hit survive.  I went through speech therapy as a kid, and this one's got enough issues without adding that one. 

 

Fave colors?

 

Generally speaking, purple.  Although I can be very mercurial.  It also depends on the purpose of the color.  I have specific tastes for my clothes vs. DS' clothes, vs. DH's clothes, vs. home decor, etc. 


What is a guilty pleasure of yours?

 

I have so many!!  winky.gif  Probably ice cream would be a big one.  During the summer I like making my own, and getting creative with flavors.  Most store-bought just doesn't cut it for me anymore.  I haven't made any in a while, so I have 5 or 6 store bought pints in the freezer where they just sit because I don't find them satisfying.  Eventually I'll use them in something (like a milkshake) just to get them out of the freezer. 

Another would be dim sum.  For a while there I was hitting Chinatown every Saturday morning before my weekly shopping to get dim sum.  Not that DH minds, but I was blaming it on pg cravings.  winky.gif  Luckily, at that hour of the morning I can find parking right in front, so it's easy.  Any other time you'll be parking blocks away and walking.

And probably cheesy novels would be another.  Romance, sci-fi/romance, I like plots, but I also like the uh... shall we say... less plot-like parts.  innocent.gif  DH gives me a hard time about it sometimes, but I just love to read, and I read for pleasure, so some of the really heavy stuff he reads just doesn't appeal. 

 

Fave movies?

 

All time faves would probably be Neverending Story, Princess Bride.  Loved those since I was a kid.  My Big Fat Greek Wedding will always have a soft spot in my heart.  Howl's Moving Castle, and actually a lot of Studio Ghibli is what I would reach for now if I wanted something to watch. 

 

You have one week all to yourself with money being no object. How would you spend the time?


No kid?  Hmm...

 

I really want to get back to Hawaii, with DH.  He really doesn't understand why the islands are so appealing to me, but then he's never been.  Taking kids though, they really need to be a bit older - although, if this one manages to EBF, I may be able to convince DH to do it while he/she is little, it just wasn't feasible for us having to pack frozen BM and formula AND diapers.  Not that I really want to take DS on a 5 hr plane ride... There are many other places I'd visit, but most of them couldn't be done in a week.

 

Of course, a week alone in a spa being pampered (massages, room service, etc.), with a big stack of books to read also has it's appeal.  The thought of no poopy diapers, and no whining, and no having to cook, or get up because someone's crying... loveeyes.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by forestmushroom View Post
 

What is your favorite restaurant in the bay?


Baywolf.  Hands down.  One of these days I might find something that competes with it (I know they exist, we just haven't eaten there yet), but for now that one ranks.  Been going there for years.  The owner is as enamored with duck as I am, and they present it in so many unique ways.  Everything is seasonal and mostly local, the menu is constantly changing, and that's the first place I ever liked salmon. 

 

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Originally Posted by Onemoreontheway

 

Yeah, the dentist warned that he won't get his permanent teeth in until 7 or 8, so now I feel really guilty (not that I didn't feel that way before).  And we're hoping the other teeth he hit survive.  I went through speech therapy as a kid, and this one's got enough issues without adding that one. 


 

 


Which tooth is it?  I'm assuming a front tooth, and that seems really late for a front tooth to come in.  Most kids get them around 5-6. 

 

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Which tooth is it?  I'm assuming a front tooth, and that seems really late for a front tooth to come in.  Most kids get them around 5-6. 

 


Top front.  He hit the 2 top front twice now - the first time knocking a chip out of each, and then last week he knocked off half of this particular tooth.  But on examination of the extracted tooth, the dentist thought that he had cracked the root last time (a year ago), and his body had been rejecting it ever since, slowly dissolving the root.  Which would be why it just came right out when they started working on it yesterday.  He said the root was half the expected length, and there was obviously some etching on the root that looked like it had been slowly dissolved. 

 

And then this time he also hit the one next to the top two on one side.  We're still in wait and see mode on the other two he just hit.  He wouldn't hold still for them to get an xray, even while drugged, so that's all we can do. 

 

Glad to know it's not usually that late.  I have no recollection of when it was for me, just that at 13 I had to have baby teeth extracted.  Doesn't reduce the feelings of guilt though.  redface.gif

 

 

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