The ABCs of Me

One of my favorite bloggers – Gena from Choosing Raw – recently posted an “ABCs of Me” post.  Those are always fun and a good way to share a little bit more with my  readers in a concise way.  So here are the ABCs of Frugal Babe.

A – Age.  I’m 33

B – Bed Size.  Queen.

C – Chore I dislike.  Hmmm.  There are a few, but I’m going to go with cleaning the bathroom.  These days, I force myself to do it often instead of letting it go until it’s a really big chore.

D – Dogs.  We have an awesome pound puppy mutt that we got in 2004.  Love her to pieces.

E – Essential start to my day.  Snuggles with the baby and our little guy, a big glass of water, and the bowl of oats that my husband makes for us every morning.

F – Favorite Colors.  It depends on the day, and what we’re talking about.  Wall paint?  Neutrals and whites.  Clothes?  Blue, red, black.

G – Gold or silver?  Silver, or white gold.

H – Height.  I’m 5’5″.

I – Instruments I play(ed).  In high school, I took a year of piano lessons.  I love to sing, much to the chagrin of everybody around me.  And I wonder if I could still wow people with the recorder the way I did in 4th grade?

J – Job title.  I’m mostly a stay-at-home mom and homemaker, but I also spend about 15 hours a week working for the business that my husband and I own.  I handle the accounting, taxes, and a chunk of the marketing.

K – Kids.  We have two awesome little boys.

L – Live.  On our little mini-farm in a small town, somewhere in America where we have four real seasons.

M – Money tip I like best.  Whatever you earn, spend less.

N – Never plan to…  bungee jump, skydive, or any other free-fall activity that might result in soiling my undies.

O – Overnight hospital stays.  None, and hoping to keep it that way!

P – Pet Peeves.  People who drive without focusing 100% of their attention on driving safely.  Hang up, pull over if you need to do something other than drive, and don’t be in such a hurry.

Q – Quote from a movie.  Pretty much anything from Billy Madison.  Just thinking about that movie makes me laugh.

R – Righty or lefty?  Righty

S – Siblings.  Two brothers and one sister, all of whom I count among my best friends.

T – Time I wake up.  Several times throughout the night, when our little guy is hungry and decides it’s time to nurse.  But I’m usually up for the day sometime between 8 and 9.

U – Underwear.  Whatever’s clean and comfy.

V – Vegetables I don’t like.  I didn’t think there was any such thing, but I recently discovered that turnip greens should definitely be picked when they’re small.  Wait until they’re two feet long and they are not the best tasting things, especially if your preferred method of eating greens is to blend lots of them (raw) into a smoothie.

W – What makes me run late.  Well, I have a three-year-old and a five-month-old.

X – X-rays I’ve had.  Just dental and I’d like to keep it that way!

Y – Yummy food I make.  Lots of salads, veggie burgers, grilled veggie salad, zucchini noodles with veggies and sauce, spinach artichoke dip.

Z – Zoo animals I like.  I’m conflicted on this one.  Zoos are better than the circus, and I know that well-managed zoos do a lot as far as conservation and protection for endangered species.  But still… it’s keeping animals in captivity, largely for entertainment purposes.

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  1. says

    This is perfect, because I have nothing posted on the blog this week other than my “25 Weeks ‘Til Christmas” series (every Monday) and my 3in30 Goals (Fridays).

    I will try to put this info up for tomorrow or Thursday. Thank you!

    And I didnt know ALOT of the info you posted. It’s great to see who is behind the blog. :-) Thank you!

  2. Marie says

    While you were pregnant did you follow a vegan diet? I see on the foresight preconception the importance of Milk. I recently watched Forks over Knives and want to try a vegan diet, but I am also thinking about having kids at some point.

  3. FrugalBabe says

    I’ve never followed a 100% vegan diet, so no. But I eat very little in the way of animal products and that didn’t change while I was pregnant. I don’t drink milk at all (I’m not convinced that it’s a nutritious food after we’re weaned) although I did eat cottage cheese during pregnancy (about once per week). I ate eggs while I was pregnant, after finding a truly free range variety at the local health food store (the chickens live in pastures and roost in old chuck wagons at night). I also occasionally ate cheese while I was pregnant. I followed a lot of the Foresight program prior to conception and during pregnancy, but I adapted it as I saw fit regarding diet. Best of luck to you!

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