yours truly


1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Not my first name, but my middle name, Janine. My mom’s cousin is named that and I find it very funny how much we are alike, and have in common. Very outgoing, funny, loves kids, she is a preschool teacher, and has 4. All things that I am or plan on doing! We are a lot alike, I miss seeing her, she lives in Ohio.
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? when I was sick a couple weeks ago
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? not my everyday handwriting, but when i actually take the time to write slowly and neatly, i do
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? I don’t eat meat
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? not yet, hopefully soon
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
absolutely!
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM? oh no, not me
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? yes, and they are HUGE, I can’t eat popcorn because they are so big the shells get stuck
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? i don’t like the sensation of falling, it makes me feel like i can’t breathe
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Honey Sunshine by Kashi
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? I don’t wear tie shoes
12. 1960 CAR OR 2009 CAR? I love my 2009 Toyota Corolla, so I’d have to go with ’09!
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? mint chocolate chip
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? if they are happy people and if they laugh a lot
15. RED OR PINK? yellow
16. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? My thighs and unnecessary chub
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? my family and friends i have lost touch with
18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO COMPLETE THIS LIST? if they want to I will read them, I like reading these ridiculous things to learn more about people
19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? jeans and no shoes
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? the rain
22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? sunshine yellow
23. FAVORITE SMELLS? the ocean, fall, lavender, almond, macintosh apple, my blanket, my hubby when we kiss, burning leaves, fresh fruit at a farmer’s market, the smell of a ripe orange through the skin, bleach (I know it’s weird)
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? mom
25. WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO BE? In my hubby’s arms, with friends, the beach, on vacation, at home reading a book, outside in the sunshine, hiking, snuggling while listening to the rain, at church, visiting family
26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? baseball
27. HAIR COLOR? dirty blonde
28. EYE COLOR? brown, but I’m a sucker for baby blues
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? Nope
30. FAVORITE FOOD? Kale, stuffed peppers, boca chick’n and wild rice, goat cheese, eggplant parmesan, pineapple, mango, avocado,
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? I like romantic comedies with happy endings and comedies
32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? documentary: Inside the Womb, Madagascar 2
33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? gray sweater
34. SUMMER OR WINTER? Fall (then winter)
35. HUGS OR KISSES? Both ūüôā
36. IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT…?: clap your hands?
37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? who cares
38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? a lot of people I’m sure I am realizing these questions are getting corny
39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? “Definitely Dead” (book 6 of the Sookie Stackhouse Souther Vampire Series by Charlaine Harris), “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman (with my hubby for church), Books about children, autism, and sensory needs, etc (“The No-Cry Sleep Solution”, “Baby Whisperer” (thanks Jess), “The Out of Sync Child” (again), etc……
40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? really??
41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT? We watched “Lie to Me” and “Supernanny” recorded from this weekend (THANK YOU DVR!!)
42. FAVORITE SOUND(S): Waves/the ocean, music, babies babbling/laughing, pebbles and leaves crunching under feet when hiking, rain, thunderstorms, cat purring, first baby heartbeat in the womb/first cry, horns(big band swing, jazz, and ska)…..
43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? meh
44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Europe-Italy, Reggio Emilia to study the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education—amazing!!
45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? I can roll my tongue into a flower, touch my nose/pick my nose with my tongue, and I feel I have a gift of working with children, belching like a truck driver, a gift of compassion and love for everyone, and patience
46. WHERE WERE U BORN? Toledo, Ohio (which I am guessing people that are ACTUALLY STILL reading this already know)
47. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK?
everyone
48. WHAT or WHO INSPIRES YOU? God’s unconditional love for everyone. Knowing he does makes me happy and goes down deep to where I truly want to love everyone and spread His love by being kind and happy to everyone as much as I can (although there are tough times, I am human) but that is my inspiration that I try to model myself after. JOY Jesus, Others Yourself J-O-Y
49. WHAT WORDS DO YOU DISLIKE? “hate” I do not like that word, such a horrible hurtful and evil word. purchase, good-bye, bolus (food ball, ew)
50. HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR SPOUSE/SIGNIFICANT OTHER? We have gone to school together since we were in 3rd grade and started dating in high school when we did a project togehter and so much fun! That fun has never stopped –I love you Brian!¬†
 
Who am I? ¬†ūüôā


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1. I am in love with my best friend; I have the most wonderful husband 
2. I am truly blessed! I love life and am thankful to God for every moment of happiness, gift of living, wonderful family, and health that He has blessed me with.
3. A mushroom is NOT a vegetable substitute! 
4. Children are amazing and incredibly intelligent people that are not given enough credit in life and whose early stages of development are crucial to forming who they are.
5.¬†I love my job and someday, I¬†am going to go back to school to get my Master’s Degree to be an Occupational Therapist¬†
6. My sensory system is quirky (I can’t touch towels that are too squeaky, Can’t wear shoes that are my size or shoes that tie—they have to be slide on and be baggy, don’t like seams in long sleeve shirts and socks, touching peanut butter, the visual sight of clutter, movies that are too loud, I can’t handle silence it makes my head squeak, I have a very VERY keen sense of smell, and and AND…) ¬† ¬†
7. I have wonderful friends
8. I found my true soul mate at an early age. We have known each other since 3rd grade and dated since sophomore year in high school.
9. Fall is my favorite season. I love to go hiking and hear the pebbles and leaves crunch under my feet, wear jeans and a hoodie, smell the fresh cool air, see the leaves changing colors, and the sun’s rays parting as it sets through the toothless trees. I also love winter, watching the peaceful snow delicately see-sawing to the ground, waking up to the sound of snowplows, catching a snowflake on my ¬†mitten and examining the unique design, catching them in my mouth, and watching my breath escape in the cold.¬†
10. Life is precious 
11. Laughter is my favorite sport I play with my husband (among others of course) ūüėČ
12. I want to travel: tour Europe, go to¬†Australia, and I can’t seem to get enough of the Caribbean
13. I am, and will always be, a vegetarian. 
14. My mom is one of my best friends. I can only hope to have this relationship with my daughter someday. My dad is my hero, I can hope the same for my husband and son/daughter someday.
15. I try so hard to love everyone, judge less, and never use the word hate.
16. Joshua Radin + Relaxing= bliss
17. My new obsession is reading vampire novels
18. I can’t make a decision to save my life
19. ¬†Has no verbal filter whatsoever! This leads to social ackwardness, inappropriate social conversation topics, revealing way too much, and being all too trusting that people won’t pass on information, will want to hear it, and will actually care about what is falling out of my face–like verbal vomit.¬†
20. Family is what makes one whole.
21. I think the idea of taking a bath is ironic because it is supposed to be relaxing, but who likes to be forced to look at themselves for an extended period of time and focus on an imperfections magnified by the water and bright lights of the bathroom.
22. It¬†is okay to be grumpy sometimes, but we should always remember to be caring. Even when we are upset and grumpy we’re still loved and it shows us how silly when we take our grumpiness too far. I learned that from Grumpy Bear
23.¬†¬†It’s okay to cry
24. I am trying to grasp the idea that death is part of life, yet it is still my biggest fear.
25. Good-byes are always difficult