Bec’s A-Z

Kim had her addictions, and now I’m doing the A-Z via Ivoryfrog and Mar (although I’m loathe to do this now because it pushes the very edible Jasper a little further down the page, so if you’re reading this make sure you scroll down to see his delicious Mexican wave!)

A= Absent-mindedness, perhaps linked with Alcohol consumption, but for the moment I’ll blame Age (38)
B= Babies, have had three – am I done yet?
C= Chicken rolled in Cumin, grilled and served on Cous Cous… a regular mid-week meal
D = Daring, I’m a sucker for a dare
E = Elephants, and hoping those silly animal welfare teenaged twats will stop fighting Taronga Zoo and finally let the Thai elephants come out here to their new Enclosure.
F = Fanny Uncle Charlie Kate. I was 24 years old before I realised what my Dad the builder had really been saying when he hit his thumb with the hammer.
G = Glockenspiel. This has no personal significance whatsoever but there was a gag about one just now on the current Frasier re-run and if I m ever to get to Z I have to grab inspiration where I find it.
H = Hair. Mine is terribly long and thick which, strangely enough, is easier to maintain than short hair when your time for personal stuff is as short as mine.
I = Isabella, the Evil Twin’s middle name, chosen by her adorable big sister, the Pea Princess.
J = Joshua Joseph. The year he and the Evil Twin were born he appeared on the front page of a Sunday paper as Joshua was 2002’s most popular baby name.
K = Kate, Katy, Katy-Cat. Yes. The Pea Princess.
L = Love, without which my family would have left me long, long ago.
M = Mother, so much of what I am now is in this word. Also, of course, is the person I miss the most.
N = No. Do I say it enough? Say it too much? Sigh.
O = Octopus. Not for any special reason, just thought the list was getting gloomy and needed a silly word. Go on, say it out loud.
P = Professional. Yep, that’s me. Also, Parent; that’s me too. Puzzled? Aren’t we all…
Q = Quiet now, the kids are sleeping and if I finish this list before the Prof goes to sleep I just might get lucky.
R = Relentless. That’s how a lot of my life feels. Hence the urge to blog, I think.
S = Silly. That’s how this list is Starting to feel – but I’m more than halfway now!
T = Tired, tired, tired. Is there anything but that once you’ve given birth?
U = Uncomfortable. My work chair is horribly uncomfortable and I must do something about it.
V = Violent. This is how my temper tends to be. Apparently I have a Spanish great grandparent and many Irish ones, can I blame this on cultural stereotypes? In any case, I recommend biting your lip (hard), counting to 10 and/or leaving the room if you have this problem.
W = Water. I love it. All my best thinking happens in the shower or the sea.
X = Tomorrow I have to have scans and ultrasounds, which are almost like X-Rays. I don’t want to think about why just here, just now.
Y = Younger mother, sometimes I wish I was one.
Z = Zoo. A recent addiction for our family thanks to the fiscal joy of the Zoo Pass!

done – off to bed, will add some hyperlinks to make it more interesting tomorrow, and don’t forget to scroll down to Kim’s boys below!