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A is for _______________

August 2nd, 2011

ACTIVE – I have to admit, I have trouble sitting still for long periods of time. Perhaps that why I can get so much done each day. Even when we sit down to watch a movie I’m usually baking or doing something else as well, flitting in and out of the room. This is one of the reasons I love working from home, I can work for a few hours then get out and do something, then work for a few more hours.

ANIMAL LOVER – ever since I was a little girl I’ve loved animals and have had pets of all shapes and sizes. At the top of the list are cats and guinea pigs.

ABRASIVE – my personality can probably get a bit abrasive at times. I’m very opinionated and I usually spend a lot of time researching my viewpoints. As a result I’m very confident and rooted in what I believe, which sometimes can come across abrasively.

AVERAGE – I’m of average height, average weight, brown hair, hazel eyes. My personality and my viewpoints however are not average, they definitely make me different!

ALOOF – Because I’m an introvert I like to sit back and take in what’s going on. As a result I can come across as being a bit aloof in social situations.

ANIMATED – I can be quite animated when talking and explaining myself. Perhaps this comes from growing up in Colombia.

ACID LOVER – I’m not much of one for sweets, but I love pickles and other acidic things. I can eat balsamic vinegar by the spoonful and would much rather have it drizzled over strawberries than sugar.

AVID – I don’t do many things halfway, when I acquire a new hobby I become very enthusiastic and dedicated about it.

ADAPTABLE – I think my background made me very adaptable. I can easily talk about a wide variety of topics and I’m very adaptable to many different situations.

What words describe you that start with an A?

Who’s joining in:
Nic at Nip it in the Bud
KB from My Old New House
Chas from Heritage Acres Homestead
Erika from Our Homegrown Family
Candie from Finding My Roots
Louisa from The Really Good Life
Amy from I Love Nubians, Make Mine Mini
Jaspanelle from Paganites
Greg from plot 52 is doing beautiful illustrations!
Lisa from Realisa Building an Authentic Life
Emily from Sincerely Emily
Join the Alphabet in August Flickr Photo Group

(if you’re joining in on your blog let me know so I can add you to the list).

16 Comments to “A is for _______________”
  1. Candie on August 2, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Here is my A!! I chose Active also.
    Candie´s last post ..The Alphabet in August

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  2. goatpod2 on August 2, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Head over to my blog, I have my A up and I used animal lover as well.

    goatpod2´s last post ..A is for______________

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  3. kristin @ going country on August 2, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Well, I might call myself Amusing. But others might go with Arrogant. Atypical? Adventurous (only sort of)? Anti-liver? So many options.
    kristin @ going country´s last post ..A Manifesto

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  4. Xan on August 2, 2011 at 10:27 am

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  5. MAYBELLINE on August 2, 2011 at 11:06 am

    I’ve been called an a$s4ole.
    MAYBELLINE´s last post ..Harvest Interrupted

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    • Susy on August 2, 2011 at 2:59 pm

      Aren’t we all at times!

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  6. Judy on August 2, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I’ve got my list but haven’t had time to post yet (I’m at work). Some similarities: Active, Adaptable, Ambitous, Assertive.
    I’ll try to get my act together and post earlier in the day… Organized may not be on my list when we get to O!
    Judy´s last post ..A busy time

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    • Judy on August 2, 2011 at 8:12 pm

      I’ve finally got my post up. Also added in Appreciative.
      Judy´s last post ..A is for…

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      • Susy on August 2, 2011 at 8:51 pm

        Appreciative – that’s a good one – I’m very appreciative of many things that I’ve been blessed with!

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  7. Anamaria on August 2, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I grew up in colombia too!!! But, my parents moved me here when I was 5 and im going back for the first time this week after 11 years! IM very excited. I really enjoy your blog especially since i want to do farming when I grow up!

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  8. Tee on August 2, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    For me I would agree with the aloof and the reason for, that you listed…on the same note, most would say I am Amusing.
    Fun time. Good post.
    Tee´s last post ..Local and Organic Pico de Gallo…

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    • Susy on August 2, 2011 at 5:56 pm

      Amusing is a good one – I’m very talented at amusing myself!

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  9. Jaspenelle on August 2, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Average, that was one of my words too, though I think my way at looking at the world is more average then not, at least I hope they are. I don’t think it is a bad thing. ^^
    Jaspenelle´s last post ..Alphabet in August – A

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  10. nic@nipitinthebud on August 2, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    that’s an impressive list of A’s Susy.
    Well I’ve posted my one A… an obvious start as ‘allotment holder’.
    It’s been fun reminiscing about where it all began and the beauty of blogging is that I have a record now of how the garden has chnaged year after year. I’ve been smiling and patting myself on the back for achieving so much!. Oh look – another A!
    nic@nipitinthebud´s last post ..A is for …

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  11. Sincerely, Emily on August 3, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Oh neato. I will join in. I may be a few days before I get this together. But I am IN! Emily
    Sincerely, Emily´s last post ..Growing Loofah’s

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  12. Joanna on August 3, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I’ve just done an A… :)
    Joanna´s last post ..Playing along with the Alphabet in August

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