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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Friday Hops

Welcome to the 44th edition of the  
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1. If I don’t check my email, Facebook, and my blog in the morning, my day feels off.

2. When someone walks into my house for the first time, they usually comment on the giant TV.

3. Every time I see the movie Ghost, I cry.  (and All Mine to Give, the original Cheaper By the Dozen, Gone With the Wind, etc, etc--yep, I'm a softie.)

4. My feet feel best when my husband gives me a good old foot rub!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. April rolls in at the end of this week and in celebration of that infamous date (April 1st) answer this question-What is something foolish you've done?  Oh, good grief--just one?  How about trading in our 4-door sedan for a pickup truck when I was pregnant with our second child?  One bench seat is not enough room for 2 adults and 2 carseats!  And that was our only vehicle for a time.

2. With April comes Easter and that classic edible treat known as tell me...what's your favorite way to fix/eat chicken? That wasn't what you were expecting, was it? I 'fooled' you. teehee.  I love those barbequed chicken chunks at Walmart.  Sometimes I get some and eat them as I shop, then pay for the empty container.

3. What's the best museum you've ever visited? Or your favorite? Or the one you'd most like to visit?  The Smithsonian.  Still haven't been through the total of it, so would like to go back.

4. You know what they say about April showers...what's your preference-a shower or a bath? Shower--I get too cold in a bath.

5. "Absence makes the heart grow fonder"...fact or fiction? Why?  Depends on who it is--LOL.  With people I love, definitely fact.

6. What's your favorite product made/grown in your home state/province?  Corn!  On the cob, fried, creamed, love me some corn!

7. What is going on in the world today that affects you the most?  Prices going up and up--and up.  

8. Insert your own random thought here.  I don't think I have one.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Meet Me On Monday

Welcome to the 40th edition of 
"Meet Me On Monday!"
1.  Crunchy or soft tacos?
soft chicken

2.  Do you scrapbook?
nope--with my addictive personality, I'd go broke buying paper and all those do-dads

3.  Do you take any daily medications?
thankfully, no, unless of course you count 
Diet Mt Dew

4.  What is your favorite sound?
wow, that's a hard one.  my husband's voice.  
my grandchildren calling my name.  
jeopardy's theme music.

5.  Where were you born? 
 Cleveland, Ohio 
(but I came South as soon as I could)


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Stop Me Before I Give Up!

Once upon a time, my goal in life was to weigh 100 lbs.  It seemed no matter what I did, I couldn't get above 97 lbs!  Of course, this was years decades ago.  I also used to say I wasn't going to worry about how big my rear was--but lately it's creeping around my sides and saying hello from my hips.  I'll be the first to admit that I have no will power.  I joke that I have plenty of will power--it's won't power that I have trouble with.  There was a time when I could--and did--eat anything I wanted and not gain weight.  Then came the time when I could still eat pretty much whatever I wanted--as long as I exercised, too.  Now it seems that no matter what I do--or don't do--I gain weight.  Since Christmas, I've gained at least 10 lbs. 

In an effort to fight the good fight, I started walking this week with a couple of friends.  Monday we did about 2.5 miles.  Wednesday and Friday we upped it to 3 miles.  Tuesday I did Dr. Oz's workout, as well as Jillian Michaels' Shred.  Haven't lost anything, in fact I've gained!  Let's dissect yesterday.  Walked 3 miles.  Had a smoothie for breakfast and some BBQed Chicken Chunks from Walmart for lunch.  Met friends for dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant where I had way too many tortilla chips and salsa.  My entree was a chicken burrito.  I did eat some of my rice, but none of the refried beans (I think they look like leftovers from other customers' plates).  About 8:30 I had a banana.  This morning I was up 1.5 lbs!  Guess I'm going to have to stay away from the Mexican place.

Seriously, what I need is a personal trainer.  More like a live in Jillian Michaels.  Someone to slap the Girl Scout cookies and jelly beans from my hand.  Someone to make sure I eat more fruits and veggies.  Someone to stand over me while I work out.  Am I lazy or just old?  Probably a bit of both!

Actually, I just have to want it more than I do right now.  About 10 years ago, I lost 20 lbs on the Atkins diet.  At that time, I could talk myself out of the Milky Ways staring me in the face at the checkout line.  I wanted to be thin more than I wanted the momentary satisfaction of the chocolate.  Right now, that's not the case. 

Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday Hopping

Welcome to the 43rd edition of the  
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Trying out a new hop today.  Hope you'll join in!

1) I can’t help it, but every time I see my grandchildren, I smile.  Even a picture that pops up on the computer screensaver can make me smile and hold me spellbound as the slideshow drifts from one picture to another.

2) Every time I smell fresh cut grass, I am immediately transported back to my childhood.  Rolling down hills, playing tag, catching fireflies.

3) When I was little I wanted to be a teacher.  I had a doll named Suzy Smart.  She wore a plaid skirt and beret with a white blouse.  She came with a little desk and free standing chalkboard.  This doll was almost as tall as me and, as skinny as I was, I could sit in her desk (it was the one piece kind like you used in high school).  I would line all my dolls up on the couch and play school for hours.

4) If I had to eat only one meal for the rest of my life it would be pizza!  At least I could change the toppings!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I'm Confused--But What Else is New?

Kindle.  Nook.  IPad.  Tablet.  Smart Phone.  IPhone.  Droid. Etc.  Etc.

If you could pick one, which would you choose?  And why? 

Not that I'll be getting one anytime soon--I can't even upgrade my phone till June--but I'm so confused as to the advantages of one above the other.  What do you have?  Would you pick it again or choose something else?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Here are the questions for this week's Hodgepodge...

1. Sunday was the first day of spring. So they say. Ahem.  What is your favorite outdoor springtime activity?   Finally being able to get out in the yard and dig in the dirt!  Love doing that--especially when the temps are not n the 90s.

2. Who would you want to come into your kitchen to cook dinner for you?  Paula Deen!  She's a hoot and would be so much fun.  Not to mention she doesn't skimp when it comes to butter.

3. When did you last fly a kite?  To be honest, I don't think I ever have.

4. What topic puts you to sleep faster than anything?  Politics.  Or maybe the end of the world.

5. Which flowers do you associate with specific people, places, or events?  Tulips remind me of my youngest daughter.  Mums make me remember homecoming dances.  Lily of the Valley and pink roses were in my wedding bouquet.  Forsythia reminds me of my friend Kris because she hates it--the color specifically.  Creeping phlox and Sweet Pea vine make me think of my mother.  Shall I go on?

6. What significant historical events took place during your elementary school days?  Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy were assassinated.  Man walked on the moon.  Woodstock.  Yep, I'm older than I like to think!

7. Do you swear? Do you pseudo-swear? (You know crap, shoot, friggin'?)  Yes to the pseudo.  Funny story--one time I used shazbot (which Mork used to use) and my husband was so shocked.  He glanced at the children and then said "do you know what that means in German?"   ETA:  It doesn't mean anything in any language other than the made up one Mork used in Mork and Mindy.

8. Insert your own random thought here. This time next month I'll be surrounded by grandbabies!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Meet Me On Monday

Welcome to the 39th edition of 
"Meet Me On Monday!"
1.  What jewelry do you wear 24/7?
The only thing I wear all the time is my wedding band.  When I go out, I always wear my engagement ring, two pinky rings (one is my birthstone and the other is a mother's ring), and an eternity ring on my right ring finger. Add a watch and usually several bracelets and at least one necklace.  I've cut back on earrings as they started irritating my lobes.

2.  Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it?
Cut it!


3.  How many siblings do you have?
I don't have any full siblings.  I have 2 half-brothers on my father's side and 3 half-brothers on my mother's side.  I also have 4 half-sisters on my mother's side.  There's a brother and sister I've never met.


4.  Were you named after anyone?
Not my first name, but my middle name is after my maternal grandmother--who hung the moon in case you didn't know

5.  Coke or Pepsi? 
Pepsi--or more precisely Diet Mt Dew 

Now it's your turn! 

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