or Connect
Mothering › Groups › November 2011 Due Date Club › Discussions › Spotlight Thread

Spotlight Thread - Page 14

post #261 of 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by jbk21 View Post

I'm not Katie but when you're back here visiting you need to visit US.  Please and thank you.


Ummm...YES!!!!  lol.gif

post #262 of 302
Thread Starter 

Amber

 

 

1.  Where did you grow up?

2.  What is your favorite place you've lived and why?

3.  What is your education in (degrees, certifications, skill training, etc.)?

4.  What is the last job you held prior to becoming a mother?

5.  If you work now, what do you do specifically?  If you stay at home, what are a few things you do every week with the kids and around the house?

6.  Do you consider yourself religious, spiritual, philosophical, etc.?  If so, how would you describe your beliefs and/or traditions?

7.  List two things you know a lot about:

8.  List three things you love to do:

9.  Do you currently adhere to a special kind of diet?  If so, what and why?

10.  What is your favorite form of exercise?

11.  If you could change anything about your current life, what would it be?

12.  Name one goal for this summer:

13.  If you could magically have all the training and skills necessary for a different profession, what would you want to do & why?

14.  Name one thing on your bucket list:

15.  Do you have a random talent?  Explain:

16.  Describe two family traditions you practice (these could be daily, weekly, monthly, or annually):

17.  What color makes you feel good and why?

18.  Assign 2 adjectives (positive or negative!) to each of your children, your partner, and the 2 most common adjectives you hear about yourself from others:

19.  Name a book, movie, song, or other piece of art that really speaks to you and tell us why:

20.  Describe the meal/recipe that you eat most frequently and why you eat it so frequently:

post #263 of 302
Oh boy, my turn!
1.  Where did you grow up?
Northern CA

2.  What is your favorite place you've lived and why?
I don't think I've found a place that I really love, so I don't know.

3.  What is your education in (degrees, certifications, skill training, etc.)?
Theatre, MSW
4.  What is the last job you held prior to becoming a mother?
Case manager
5.  If you work now, what do you do specifically?  If you stay at home, what are a few things you do every week with the kids and around the house?
I'm not comfortable talking much about my work.

6.  Do you consider yourself religious, spiritual, philosophical, etc.?  If so, how would you describe your beliefs and/or traditions?

Spiritual. I've dabbled here and there but I find myself leaning toward more of an Eastern philosophy. Although not a spiritual system I am enjoying learning about mindfulness
7.  List two things you know a lot about:
I shouldn't be filling this out this late at night. right now, I don't know anything about anything. :-)

8.  List three things you love to do:
Read, knit, kayak

9.  Do you currently adhere to a special kind of diet?  If so, what and why?
I'm an omnivore, but I have noticed the less refined sugar I eat, the better I feel

10.  What is your favorite form of exercise?
Walking, kayaking

11.  If you could change anything about your current life, what would it be?
More friends, work fewer hours, live somewhere with sidewalks

12.  Name one goal for this summer: to do a better job with my garden than I did last year

13.  If you could magically have all the training and skills necessary for a different profession, what would you want to do & why?
I'd be a writer, it's the other thing I've always wanted to be

14.  Name one thing on your bucket list:
Complete a triathlon-a mini one

15.  Do you have a random talent?  Explain:
I used to be amazing at recalling faces and names. Seriously, it would freak people out that I would remember them after one meeting. The most difficult thing about pregnancy was the detrimental effect on my memory.

16.  Describe two family traditions you practice (these could be daily, weekly, monthly, or annually): holiday and birthdays with my mom and brother. I'm still working on actual traditions.

17.  What color makes you feel good and why? Green and blue for the sense of renewal and peace. Orange- no idea why, it just makes me happy

18.  Assign 2 adjectives (positive or negative!) to each of your children, your partner, and the 2 most common adjectives you hear about yourself from others:
DH- hard working, funny
J-amazing, sweet
Me-kind, good listener

19.  Name a book, movie, song, or other piece of art that really speaks to you and tell us why
I just read a novel called "belong to me" and it really touched my heart. I'm sure I'll think of a way better answer in the morning...

20.  Describe the meal/recipe that you eat most frequently and why you eat it so frequently:
An Alton Brown recipe called "ants in trees" which is ground meat (we use turkey) with spices and combined with bean thread noodles. Easy and so tasty.

[/quote]
post #264 of 302
Thread Starter 

Amber, what are you planting in your garden this year?

 

Orange makes me happy, too!  I feel like it's a misunderstood color.  LOL!

 

A triathlon!  I've always wanted to do one, too, but the only leg I can do is run.  Hahaha!

 

Where is the most amazing place you've kayaked?

 

What kind of writing do you want to do?

 

Oh, I'm sure you know a lot about something!  Let us know!  thumb.gif

post #265 of 302
What kinds of thins do you knit?
post #266 of 302

So not about your specific job, but work in general: you work full time, right? Have you done that since the beginning? Does your dh work full time, too? It's so new to me with a toddler, I'm wondering how others manage. And thoughts, experiences? 

 

Music- what do you like?

post #267 of 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaimee View Post

Amber, what are you planting in your garden this year?

Orange makes me happy, too!  I feel like it's a misunderstood color.  LOL!

A triathlon!  I've always wanted to do one, too, but the only leg I can do is run.  Hahaha!

Where is the most amazing place you've kayaked?

What kind of writing do you want to do?

Oh, I'm sure you know a lot about something!  Let us know!  thumb.gif
I've got cauliflower starts that I'm really hoping I can grow since J loves roasted cauliflower. I'm trying beets and kale although the dog dug where I planted the kale. Hoping for some carrots since I just love fresh out of the ground carrots. Hoping for strawberries too. And we have a cherry tree that yields some tasty cherries if only I could figure out how to keep those nasty little worms away.

I'm a flat water lake kayaker. Lake Quinault was beautiful. Also had fun going down a stretch of the Sacramento River into Lake Shasta in CA, the river was really low and slow.

I'd like to write novels-about what I'm not sure, maybe historical since I love to read them. I'd also to like to do research and publish in my field someday.
Yeah, I'm sure I know a lot about something, I'm just tired, the little guy has been sick with a fever.
post #268 of 302
Right now I'm knitting a cabled sweater for myself, I've been working on it for a year so far. I think cabling might be my favorite thing. I like to make stuffed animals, monkeys in particular. I knitted a watch cap my DH wears daily. I once knitted a rug out of an old sheet I cut into strips, on giant needles.
post #269 of 302

I once knitted a rug out of an old sheet I cut into strips, on giant needles.

 

Sounds like you do some knitting with non-wool fiber. How do you recommend getting started, for those who are allergic to wool? (I had a couple knitting lessons with acrylic yarn, but it kept slipping off the needles and was very awkward.)

 

Hope your LO's fever is better soon!

post #270 of 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by TalkToMeNow View Post

So not about your specific job, but work in general: you work full time, right? Have you done that since the beginning? Does your dh work full time, too? It's so new to me with a toddler, I'm wondering how others manage. And thoughts, experiences? 

I work 30 hrs a week, off on Mondays. In my previous job I used part of my fmla to work half days. They weren't willing to give me part time even though the job could have easily been done in that. I had started applying for jobs while on maternity leave-baby sleeping in wrap while I did. I managed to find a new job willing to work with me on the hours. It was a huge change and a significant pay cut, but I'm so much happier. I'm doing what I really wanted to when I went back to school I have a great boss and the company has a daycare a 5 min walk from my office. My DH works full time where I used to n a different field.
Having the extra day off during the week really helps. I try to prepare food ahead of time so we can just reheat but that doesn't always work. I pretty much ignore the dishes until the weekend, but there's only the three of us. DH is really pretty helpful, if I unload the dishwasher he'll load it, he vacuums and cleans toilets.
I noticed the evening goes better if I spend some time with J right when we get home but then that may mean we eat late.

Music- what do you like?

Singer songwriter types are probably my favorite, Ani, Dar Williams, the Grateful Dead, cat Stevens, Paul Simon, indigo girls, classic rock, every now and then I find something current I like. Also love classical and instrumental music.
post #271 of 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by glassesgirlnj View Post

I once knitted a rug out of an old sheet I cut into strips, on giant needles.

Sounds like you do some knitting with non-wool fiber. How do you recommend getting started, for those who are allergic to wool? (I had a couple knitting lessons with acrylic yarn, but it kept slipping off the needles and was very awkward.)

Hope your LO's fever is better soon!

Thanks, he seems to be getting well.

My current project is with a lovely cotton and modal yarn from knit picks. When I was learning to knit I found bamboo needles to be helpful as they were less slippery. Yarn shops generally have a nice selection of non wool yarns. Although I'm not a huge fan of acrylics, they have come a long way in quality.
post #272 of 302
I'm not sure how I managed to get some replies in the quote and others below it. Still learning how to use the iPad.
post #273 of 302

Also love classical and instrumental music.

Which eras? Any 20th-century classical at all?

 

How are you enjoying the iPad so far?

post #274 of 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by glassesgirlnj View Post

I once knitted a rug out of an old sheet I cut into strips, on giant needles.

 

 

 

This is an awesome idea!!!

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by jhsmama11 View Post

Right now I'm knitting a cabled sweater for myself, I've been working on it for a year so far. I think cabling might be my favorite thing. I like to make stuffed animals, monkeys in particular. I knitted a watch cap my DH wears daily. I once knitted a rug out of an old sheet I cut into strips, on giant needles.

 

 

Your braver than me.  Im terrified of cabling.

post #275 of 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by glassesgirlnj View Post

Also love classical and instrumental music.
Which eras? Any 20th-century classical at all?

How are you enjoying the iPad so far?
I'm not so sophisticated as to have a particular era or anything. I like to just put the classical station on sometimes. My two favorite pieces are Rachmaninof's rhapsody on a theme of Paganini and Vivaldi's spring. And the nutcracker.
I'm really enjoying the iPad, although its going to take me a while to really tap the capabilities.

Quote:
Originally Posted by dashley111 View Post

This is an awesome idea!!!




Your braver than me.  Im terrified of cabling.
I think I sewed strips of sheet together before knitting them so that I wouldn't constantly be having to add. Cabling is actually easier than it appears. That's one of the things I like about it. plus it keeps a pattern interesting.
post #276 of 302
Thread Starter 

Becky

 

 

1.  Where did you grow up?

2.  What is your favorite place you've lived and why?

3.  What is your education in (degrees, certifications, skill training, etc.)?

4.  What is the last job you held prior to becoming a mother?

5.  If you work now, what do you do specifically?  If you stay at home, what are a few things you do every week with the kids and around the house?

6.  Do you consider yourself religious, spiritual, philosophical, etc.?  If so, how would you describe your beliefs and/or traditions?

7.  List two things you know a lot about:

8.  List three things you love to do:

9.  Do you currently adhere to a special kind of diet?  If so, what and why?

10.  What is your favorite form of exercise?

11.  If you could change anything about your current life, what would it be?

12.  Name one goal for this summer:

13.  If you could magically have all the training and skills necessary for a different profession, what would you want to do & why?

14.  Name one thing on your bucket list:

15.  Do you have a random talent?  Explain:

16.  Describe two family traditions you practice (these could be daily, weekly, monthly, or annually):

17.  What color makes you feel good and why?

18.  Assign 2 adjectives (positive or negative!) to each of your children, your partner, and the 2 most common adjectives you hear about yourself from others:

19.  Name a book, movie, song, or other piece of art that really speaks to you and tell us why:

20.  Describe the meal/recipe that you eat most frequently and why you eat it so frequently:

post #277 of 302

1.  Where did you grow up?

Lived most of my first 10 years in Drummond, MT(total one horse town) and moved to Kalispell, MT, where I stayed for the next 9 years.

2.  What is your favorite place you've lived and why?

Here, in the Gallatin Valley. No reason, really, except that it's far away from my mom.

3.  What is your education in (degrees, certifications, skill training, etc.)?

Heh. Well, I got my GED in my junior year, 6 weeks after I had my oldest.

4.  What is the last job you held prior to becoming a mother?

I worked at IHOP in Kalispell until right before I found out I was pregnant with Michael, and then worked there again after I had him. The last job I worked was a daycare right outside of Kalispell until I was 4 months pregnant with Casey.

5.  If you work now, what do you do specifically?  If you stay at home, what are a few things you do every week with the kids and around the house?

Stay at home- playing and painting with Casey during Levi's naps. Walk to the park on nice days. Cleaning and cooking, of course. I write during my down time, if I'm not too tired.

6.  Do you consider yourself religious, spiritual, philosophical, etc.?  If so, how would you describe your beliefs and/or traditions?

Spiritual/philosophical, I guess? I believe there are spirits that roam the earth and that these free spirits are somehow lost, waiting to be released and reincarnated. That's it, in a nutshell. I could go on and on.

7.  List two things you know a lot about:

Well, I don't know if I know ALOT about these things, but they're what I'm most knowledgable about. Post-partum care and breastfeeding.

8.  List three things you love to do:

Read, write and go for walks

9.  Do you currently adhere to a special kind of diet?  If so, what and why?

Not really. Except focusing on trying not to eat processed foods.

10.  What is your favorite form of exercise?

For now, it's walking, but I'd love to get back into running.

11.  If you could change anything about your current life, what would it be?

To live closer to my sisters and live in a bigger house and not be so broke.

12.  Name one goal for this summer:

Get running again.

13.  If you could magically have all the training and skills necessary for a different profession, what would you want to do & why?

Midwifery: I want to help reform female healthcare by giving patients adequate, quality and compassionate care. Not just with births or prenatal, but women in general. Women need to know their providers care.

14.  Name one thing on your bucket list:

Sky dive

15.  Do you have a random talent?  Explain:

Nope, I'm pretty boring. lol

16.  Describe two family traditions you practice (these could be daily, weekly, monthly, or annually):

Our only real traditions are during the holidays. Big dinners, presents, the like. One thing we do is we open one present on Christmas Eve night and leave the rest for the morning.

17.  What color makes you feel good and why?

Redish-orange It's so full of life and vibrant.

18.  Assign 2 adjectives (positive or negative!) to each of your children, your partner, and the 2 most common adjectives you hear about yourself from others:

Michael- loving, identical(to me) Casey- spirited, rambuctious Levi- happy, affectionate :) DH- understanding & loving Me- compassionate, supportive

19.  Name a book, movie, song, or other piece of art that really speaks to you and tell us why:

It's a children's chapter book, but it's called Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen. It's about an angry teenaged boy that is placed on probation for injuring a classmate. He's sent to an island to fend for himself, where he gets mauled by the "spirit bear". He heals and goes back to finish his sentence on the island, though scarred badly, at the end of which, he finds himself spiritually and reconciles with the student he injured. It tells me that though you've made many mistakes in life that overpowered your ability to function, you can heal over time and work, and always remember where you've come from, with the scars that those mistakes have left.

20.  Describe the meal/recipe that you eat most frequently and why you eat it so frequently:

Lasagna. It's Billy's favorite. lol

post #278 of 302
Thread Starter 

What do you write about?

post #279 of 302
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaimee View Post

What do you write about?

I have a blog (see signature)

Current events, natural birth, gluten free, advocacy vs. activism, etc

post #280 of 302

That book sounds pretty powerful.  What is the age group it is aimed at?  I know plenty of teens who would benefit from something like that if its appropriate. 

 

What are your favorite things about parenting? 

Mothering › Groups › November 2011 Due Date Club › Discussions › Spotlight Thread