Tuesday, August 11, 2009

a lazy post

Katie tagged me in this note on Facebook, and then I got bloggy tagged by Katherine, and I'm too tired to come up with something else, so here goes...

3s of Me

Three Names I go by:
1. Patrice
2. Trice (pronounced Treese)
3. Mommy (we’re working on it… really comes out more as waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa)

Three Jobs I have had in my life:
1. phone surveyor (I don’t want to talk about it.)
2. high school Spanish teacher
3. administrative assistant for Young Life

Three Places I have lived:
1. Lewisville, NC
2. Greenville, NC
3. Winston-Salem, NC

Three TV/Radio Personalities who, for some reason, REALLY get on my nerves:
1. Hoda and Kathie Lee (Seriously, I have to change the channel)
2. Dr. Phil (Did you know that he and his wife follow MckMama on Twitter… WHAT?)
3. Rush Limbaugh (I definitely know why, but I'll keep it to myself.)

Three TV Personalities I like:
1. Kelly Ripa
2. Ellen
3. Jimmy Fallon

Three Favorite drinks:
1. Diet Dr. Pepper
2. Sweet Tea
3. Black Cherry Koolaid (Why do people feel the need to mix Koolaid flavors? It's so perfect just the way it is.)

Three TV Shows that I watch:
1. The Office
2. Grey’s Anatomy
3. Lost

Three Places I have been:
1. Nicaragua
2. Argentina
3. Mexico

Three Places I’d like to go:
1. Hawaii
2. Boston (I’ve been here, but want to go back with Matt and Jonah)
3. Spain

Three of my Favorite Foods:
1. Sierra Chicken from Longhorn
2. Taco Salad
3. Cheesecake

Three Things I'm looking forward to:
1. Jonah’s first birthday party (yes, I’m already planning it)
2. Our 10 year anniversary trip (yes, I’m already planning it)
3. HEAVEN! (Look out, Baby Gabe, you might just get smothered)

Three People who call me every day:

1. Matt
2. My mom
3. Kathryn

Three People who e-mail me regularly:
1. Matt’s dad
2. Matt’s Aunt Katherine
3. not Matt

Three of my Favorite Books:
1. In the Time of Butterflies
2. The Harry Potter series
3. Blue Like Jazz

Three Blogs I really enjoy:
1. Bring the Rain
Kelly's Korner
Grass Stains

Three things I know for sure:
1. I WILL see Gabe again. I know exactly where he is, and exactly where I'm headed.
2. I have the best husband ever.

3. God put my Jonah here to touch the world.


Janet said...

And Patrice, Jonah does touch the world!

Anonymous said...

can't believe you left out Chic-fil-a and TARGET AS YOUR FAVS.

The Alger Family said...

What? Nothing from the Chic-fil-a??

Anonymous said...

I havent commented in a while but just wanted to say I find that I love you even more every time I read your blog and learn more about you. But thats just the tip of the iceberg on why I think you are one of the coolest chicks ever. You make me proud to be a mom even more then I am and I am pretty darn proud. And I think your faith and love for your children is beautiful and the epitome of motherhood. Thanks a million for sharing yourself so openly and letting us know the incredible person you are.


Anonymous said...

I love your "God put Jonah here to touch the world"! Amen to that! And...He picked the perfect Mommy for him!! Thanks for sharing him with us all! I love you dearly and know for sure that I'll spend eternity with you all in Heaven and I can't wait to see my two little babies up there as well!

Lyndsay said...

I was so shocked there wasn't anything from Chick-A-Fil listed in the food part. :)

Anonymous said...

I loved your three things I know for sure. That was my favorite. I kind of got a funny little feeling reading the one about Gabe....and Jonah....I think I was about to cry!

I am so glad I found your blog. I think I found you through "tristan's mommy's blog and I think I saw it by reading some comments about a story I saw on babycenter.com. I am so glad God led me to you. You inspire me everyday.

Katherine said...

I love you so much, girl! It is always so much fun for me to read your answers to these things ... I always learn something new. (I do not know of this "Sierra Chicken." You will have to educate me.)

I noticed that you were able to keep each answer strictly to three items. Kudos on that. You are a better woman than I ... but that's news to no one. :)

Angela said...

Great list!!!!!!!!!!!! Although I hate Diet Dr. Pepper. NOTHING beats the original, and the diet version is a nasty imposter. But I totally agree about black cherry Kool-aid. Now *that* is yummy stuff. :)

jenlar3 said...

Not sure of black cherry Kool-Aid, but I love black cherry soda pop! I laughed out loud at Matt not emailing you! haha And I went to a new (to me) Target today (in Kansas City). I thought of you, and took a little time just soaking it in, in your name!!

P.S. Yesterday, Stellan apparently spit up avocado on MckMama. I thought he and Jonah were unusually in tune with each other!

Lorraine-bo said...

I am having a crummy few days ... thanks for making me smile ... and letting Jonah touch hearts and make me smile :)

Liz said...

I can't beleive you left our Chic-fil-a as your favorite food!!!

The Darling Dukes said...

omgoodness...you like longhorn...we eat there ALL the time...seriously, my Mom eats there AT LEAST every other day!

Dara said...

Hey Patrice~ I've been following your blog for a while, but I've never commented. Oddly enough, what compelled me to comment is that I love "In the Time of Butterflies" too!! I've never even talked to anyone else who has read that book. Anyways, I'm always encouraged and amazed at your testimony of faith, and thank you so much for sharing your family's story!


Happy and tired said...

He has touched the world and so have you, his Mama.

Oh....and Kathie Lee makes me crazy, too.


The Dolezal Family said...

sorry if I hung on you during your telephone surveying time.

Cassidy said...

Have you tried the parmesan crusted chicken at Longhorn? OMGoodness! That is my weakness. I agree with Hoda and Kathie Lee. KL creeps me out. I used to respect Hoda before she paired up with KL. And go Diet Dr. P. Only thing that keeps me going at work. I made Grape Koolaid last night. My mom's secret...add a little extra sugar and some pineapple juice...like a gourmet koolaid!

Katie said...

Mine didn't have anything about the TV personalities. Probably a good thing because I would have used it as a sidebar to talk about how much Owen Wilson gets on my nerves. It's okay, though, because I just used your blog for that. :)

Anonymous said...

Spain...you'd LOVE it! I lived there for a year...never could get the Spanish lisp down.

KLG and Hoda. I really enjoy them. But, I'm a lot older than you. I think that's part of it.

Jonah, indeed touches the world. I check on him and you everyday. What a guy! Hope he writes some more entries...SO funny!

Hugs and prayers,

Anonymous said...

I thought you'd like this:

"The Children with EB are called "Butterfly Children" because inspite of the extreme fragility of their skin (like a butterfly wing), that blisters at the slightest touch, they take on life and light it up with their bravery."

~ Silvia Corradin

Katie said...

you realize that m link doesn't work... tsk tsk :P

jandkland said...

Love Harry Potter. Love Lost and the Office. My husband loves Blue Like Jazz. I really need to read that one.

I like your "lazy post"!

--Kelley in GA

Anonymous said...

Since you mentioned Jonah talking....what kinds of sounds does he make? Yes I'm a speech pathologist and I ask every mom of a 5-6 month the same question.

Jen said...

I have never commented here before, but follow your blog closesly :)

Anyway, I have never "met" anyone (besides the people O lived in the Domincan Republic with) who have read "In the Time of the Butterflies". Such a great book.

Anyway, praying for you even though you have no idea who I am!!