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Liebster Blog Award

Wow, my blog is only in its infancy (started this past April) and I just received my second blog award.  I have been given this award by Amanda of Celiac and Allergy Adventures.  Visit her blog at:  (http://celiacandallergyadventures.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/liebster-blog-award/).

By accepting, I am supposed to share 5 random facts about myself and answer 5 questions posed by her. THEN, I have to nominate 5 other blogs and come up with 5 questions to ask them. This is making me do some serious thinking about myself.


1.  I once saw a UFO (no kidding).  My sister and I were sitting on our front porch and saw it go over the house.  Eerie – I know.

2.  I didn’t learn to swim until I was 12.  My parents bought a pool and my sister and I either learned to swim or the pool got filled with sand so I took lessons with seven and eight year olds.

3.  I never tried marijuana even though I was the right age during the time (boring I guess or just too scared to try or the wrath of my father if he found out).

4.  I love having flowers growing outdoors even though I am not able to plant them myself anymore.

5.  My favorite movie is “It’s A Wonderful Life”.


1. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go first?  That is a tough question since I haven’t been able to really travel in a long time.  I think I would like to go to Peru.

2. What is one thing you would change about your life right now? I would change my inability to tolerate the world around me.

3. Would you rather cook or bake?  I would much rather bake.  I love creating things.
4. What’s your top three favorite songs of all-time?  Hmm – that is a tough one.  a) Drummer Boy (love Christmas music)  b) Remember When by Alan Jackson (I think this a very poignant song)  c) As Tears Go By from Marianne Faithful (always liked the song and never thought it might actually represent my life).

5. What’s your favorite type of weather?  Late Spring (by then the mold in the air is pretty much gone and the pollen is starting to spiral down).  I also love the sunshine it brings and the way it lightens my mood after the winter fog.







adapting to allergies


1) What is your favorite book?

2) Who do you most admire?

3) If you had the money to make a difference, what would you do and why?

4) What is your favorite pet?

5) If you could eat anything (I ask this because I have food allergies) what would it be?

Answer to 25 Questions About Allergic to Life

I recently read a blog post by www.runfastmama.com  where she posted 25 questions and answered them to share more of herself to her readers.  She invited other bloggers to post and answer the same questions for their readers.   A reader of this blog also asked if there was more about my illness than what is on my “about” page.  I will try and either update that page and share more information on how this illness affects me or write a post.  Here are my answers to 25 questions.

Question 1: Do you have any pets?  No

Question 2: Name three things that are physically close to you:  A draft copy of my book, an empty cup of tea and my rolodex.

Question 3: What’s the weather like right now?  Hot and about 93 degrees.

Questions 4: Do you drive? If so, have you crashed?  Yes I drive and have crashed my car.  Neither time was it my fault – and uninsured motorists.

Question 5: What time did you wake up this morning? 7:00 a.m.

Question 6: When was the last time you showered?  This morning.

Question 7: What was the last movie that you saw?  Crazy, Stupid Love on DVD because I can’t go into the movie theater with my chemical sensitivities.

Question 8: What does you last text message say? Dad looking for sand crabs.

Question 9: What is your ringtone?  Something guitar.

Question 10: Have you ever been to a different country? No – I always thought I would do that when my children finished school.  Instead I got sick.

Question 11: Do you like sushi? Never tried it.

Question 12: Where do you buy your groceries?  Whole Foods

Question 13: Have you ever taken any medication to help you fall asleep faster? Melatonin and 5htp

Question 14: How many siblings do you have? One

Question 15: Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop? Desktop

Question 16: How old will you be turning on your next birthday? Younger than 60.

Question 17: Do you wear contacts or glasses?  I wear glasses now because I can no longer tolerate the materials in contacts.

Question 18: Do you colour your hair?  No.  Sometimes I miss that and other times I feel liberated by not being bound to the constraints of keeping it up.

Question 19: Tell me something you are planing to do today:  Go to the ocean – actually already went and am back home.

Question 20: When was the last time you cried?  Not sure

Question 21: What is your perfect pizza topping? When I could eat pizza it was pepperoni and pineapple.

Question 22: Which do you prefer, hamburger or cheeseburger? Cheeseburger – with provolone or mozzarella (can’t have aged cheese because of mold allergies and intolerances) with tomato and onion wrapped in lettuce leaves (can’t have bread because of yeast).

Question 23: Have you ever had an all nighter?  Not in the usual since of the word.  I have  had periods of time when I literally could not  sleep for 36 hours or more.

Question 24: What is your eye color?  Hazel

Question 25: Can you taste the difference between Pepsi and Coke?  At one time I could.  Doubt if I could now.  Not a soda drinker any more.