I've seen this post on several blogs lately, and I wanted to give it a whirl.
(Okay, I was getting desperate at 10:27pm and needed a post for today, so bear with me.)
The ABCs of Me
Adaptable - Thanks to moving on average every 3 years my whole life, I'm nothing if not adaptable.
Bach - Tia Bach seems so short to me (see S below as to why), but I've been a Bach for 17 years and counting, so I'm growing quite fond of it.
Crazy Creative - I was just going to put creative, but the two are often tied together for me. I'm always crazed and it brings out the creative in me. I wouldn't know what to do with calm.
Depression Cookies - my first book and one I'm blessed to have co-written with my mother. (Notice the optimism in saying "first" here.)
Edward "Ed" - my hubby. I met him my third day of college and never looked back. Best decision I ever made.
Family - My family means the world to me. Not all the people I consider family are blood related (you know who you are, and the majority of you live in Colorado!). Friends are an important F to me, too.
Grateful - I am a very blessed woman. I know it, and try to pay it forward as much as possible.
Hungry - Pretty much always. I love food. And not the good-for-you kind of food, sadly. I'm all about comfort food.
Impatient - It's true. I'd rather be in motion than in limbo, so I tend to want to rush forward and act. And nothing strains my patience like a computer (or any electronics).
Jacqueline "Jackie" - my first born daughter. She paves the way and teaches me something new every day. She just turned 12, and I can't believe how fast it's gone.
Kind - I try to always be considerate of people's feelings. I constantly say to my kids, "If you can't say something kind, don't say anything." This has been shortened to, "Kind or nothing." When need be, I handle adversity the classic Southern gal way: Kill 'em with Kindness.
Loves to Laugh - And more than willing to laugh at myself. A day without laughter is a sad day indeed.
Madeleine "Maddie" - my baby girl. She's spirited and endearing. And even though I swore I'd never baby her, I do. She's just too darn cute. I named her Maddie after Maddie Hayes on Moonlighting, one of my favorite shows as a teen. (I so had a crush on Bruce Willis.)
Naughty - Get your mind out of the gutter. I just like to be a bit rotten with my children (dancing around the house when they beg me not to, eating a pile of chocolate chips and telling them they can't, etc.).
Optimistic - Not about everything, but I try to believe the best in people. It takes quite a lot for a person to convince me not to believe in them. I like to say I'm optimistic, but practical. Some people will never change.
Passionate - When it comes to writing and family, I'm devoted. When I find something I love, I devote as much of myself as I can to it. My kids find it annoying now, but I hope they'll feel differently some day.
Questioning - To my husband's chagrin, I constantly question people's motives. Why people do what they do fascinates me. It's why I love creating characters.
Silverthorne - My maiden name is Tia Cher (yes, Cher, like Sonny and...) Silverthorne.
Truthful - To a fault sometimes. I'd rather go down with honesty than in a web of lies. The only time I feel comfortable making up stories is when I'm writing fiction. I love that my name, TIA, stands for Truth in Advertising.
Unicorns - I collected them when I was young. Unfortunately, I ended up with a collection of three-legged unicorns and horses after too many poorly packed moving boxes.
Violet - One of my favorite colors. (V is hard, and I do love purples.)
Wishes - I wish throughout my day: at all the same number times (e.g., 1:11, 2:22, etc.) and on eyelashes. Eyelashes? Yes. If you have one of your eyelashes, you place it on the tip of your finger, close your eyes, make a wish, and blow. When you open your eyes, you will get your wish if the eyelash is gone.
Young at Heart - I turn 40 in August, but I still feel so young. I've decided age is a frame of mind and not just the counting of days on a calendar.
Zonked - Lately, I need more sleep. Glad I'm at Z, so I can Zzzzzzz. (And it's 11:25pm, so still in time for posting today!)
Now you know my ABCs
Next time won't you play with me!
Tell me something about yourself with a letter (any letter).