Saturday, December 8, 2018

Sunday Stealing- Dreamy

December logo stolen from Smellyann

favorite novel and author?  The Great Gatsby- F. Scott Fitzgerald

favorite perfume/scent?  I do not really wear perfume.  I wear lotion sometimes, scents that are light and clean.

coffee or tea?  tea

are you a cat or dog person?  dog!  I have 3 of them...Mandy, Molly and Meisha

which mythical creature would you transform into if you could?  unicorn

favorite time period?  all of them are so interesting.  I can't choose.

name 3 films that have changed your life and have shaped you into the person you are today.  I can't say a film has changed my life...that I can think of right now anyway.

diamonds or pearls?  diamonds

what’s your biggest dream?  just to be happy and healthy

dream destination?  I would love to see Europe

favorite fictional character?  not sure I have a favorite...I will think about it.

share a quote or passage that means something to you.  I live my live by this verse.

what’s your favorite plant/flower?  I love flowers and plants, I do not really have a favorite.

do you prefer the forest or the ocean? why?  I enjoy the peace of the forest and I have always lived near the forest, but I love the ocean too for the relaxation.  I love both.

what do you value most in people? honesty

Friday, December 7, 2018

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: I'm Gonna Put Some Glue 'Round the Christmas Tree (So Santa Will Stick Around All Year) (1954)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This week's featured songstress, Peggy King, sings that she'd like to extend the Christmas season all year. How about you? Do you wish the season was longer? Shorter? Or do you think things are fine as they are?  I actually think it is fine just the way it is, but I do enjoy Christmas movies in July sometimes.

2) She specifically mentions toys. Have you purchased/will you purchase any toys as holiday gifts this year?  no

3) Search for "glue" on The Home Depot's website and you'll get more than 3,000 results. There's heavy-duty adhesives, all-purpose glue, clear epoxy, wood glue, and more. Do you currently have glue in your home? If yes, how many kinds?  Maybe 3 or 4...we have regular glue, glue sticks, gorilla glue and we may have some super glue somewhere.  My husband may have some other kinds of glue, but I do not use them.

4) What's the last thing you used glue for?  I used a hot  glue gun today to glue a ribbon on a ornament for a student.

5) This week's featured artist, Peggy King, was a TV staple in the 1950s. With her perpetually upbeat persona, she was known as "Pretty, Perky Peggy King." Do you consider yourself upbeat, aka "perky?"  yes
6) Ms. King got her start singing radio jingles for Hunt's tomato sauce. Prepared tomato sauce, properly stored, can safely be kept in the refrigerator for days. Do you have any leftovers in your refrigerator right now?  probably, it needs to be cleaned out.

7) Her biggest movie role was in Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955). Do you watch scary movies and shows all year around? Only at Halloween? Or not at all?  usually not at all, but my son likes the older 1950's movies, he says they are horror, but by today's standards they are more like suspense.  He loves the movie Rebecca and Midnight Lace.

8) In 1954, the year this record was released, President Eisenhower dedicated the Marine Corps. Iwo Jima Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, just outside of Washington DC. If you were to play tourist in our nation's capital, what site would you be certain to visit?  I would love to see The White House.

9) Random question: Which of these common household items would you miss most if it suddenly went on the fritz -- your bedside lamp or your hair dryer? hair dryer!  My hair would be wet all day if not for my hair dryer.  I can go without my bedside lamp if I need to.


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wednesday Medley

1.     On December 5, 1901, Walt Disney was born.  Have you been to Disneyland or Disney World?  Can you share a favorite Disney memory?  Karl and I went to Disney World for our Honeymoon, I had never been, it was a great trip, but when Josh was 5 years old we took him to Disney World and it was pure magic!  I loved it so much.  We stayed for 2 weeks.
2.     The first roller coaster attraction at Walt Disney World was Space Mountain.  Do you/did you like roller coasters?  I love them
3.     The very first fairy tale that Walt Disney made a cartoon about was Little Red Riding Hood.  Did you enjoy fairy tales when you were a youngster or did they scare you?  Did you have a favorite?  I do love fairy tales, I think I like Cinderella the most.  I was reminded of Goldie Locks and the Three Bears as I was out visiting.  My dad used to tell that to me when I was young, so I have a special fondness to that one also.  I also feel like Goldie locks when I am shopping for furniture.
4.     In Lady & the Tramp, Tramp’s real name was Butch!  Do you have nicknames for your fur-babies and/or for your children?  Yes, I call Mandy- Mandy Pants, Molly is Molly Sue, and I call Meisha "Louise" which is her middle name.  She seems to understand both names.  I do not call Josh by nicknames much anymore.  Today is Meisha's 8th birthday!

5.     I can’t let this day go by without respecting George H.W. Bush, as he lays in state in the Rotunda of our Capital today.  He was our 41st President and only the second father to have a son follow him as President of the United States.  President Bush loved his colorful socks.  I bought Joe a pair of George H.W. Bush socks for Christmas one year.  I know Myra has a pair… any other bloggers checking in today who have a pair of the Presidential socks in a drawer at home?  How do you feel about colorful socks?
These are the socks (and tie) President Bush will be buried in.

These are like the ones I gave to Joe.  He does wear them,

by the way!
I do not have any Presidential socks!  I did not know that was a thing.  I am so glad you wrote about this!  I was able to check in and watch his memorial that was on tv today, I streamed it some at work on my phone.  What a great President!

6.     Please tell us something random about your week!  Our cleaning is coming along nicely!  We got the shed, spare room, laundry room and our closet cleaned out.  They look amazing!  I am sure we will fill them back up again now. :/  I think we are finished, so we can have the trash company come get the dumpster.  It was a small one, but we still needed to finish this cleaning I started back in the summer.  It makes me feel so good and organized!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday 4 Meme- Just wondering

Just Wondering

1.   When was the last time you tried something new?  We have staff parties at work every month and the girls are always making dishes I have never tried.  I tried pumpkin soup in October and we are having white chili on Friday.  They are good for getting me to try new things.

2.   Who in your family do you compare yourself to?  No one really, I am my own person.

3.   What lesson in life did you learn the hard way?  So many

4.   What can you do today that you weren't able to do before?  Everything is learned.  The girls at school did teach me how to make meatballs recently though.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Sunday Stealing- Art Historic

Classical: If you were an Olympian god, what would you be known for?  I will go with being like Athena/Minerva and say goddess of wisdom and learning since I am a teacher.

Byzantine: Do you prefer gold or silver accessories?  silver

Medieval: Are you religious?  yes

Gothic: What is your favourite historic building?  I do not have a favorite, but I love architecture.

Renaissance: Have you ever had a time in your life when you felt enlightened or changed?  yes

Baroque: Do you enjoy the finer things in life?  I guess I enjoy everything in life, the simple things too.  I do not prefer the finer things.

Rococo: Is your bedroom full or trinkets and pictures? If so, which pictures adorn your walls?  Just some decorative art/pictures.

Neoclassicism: If something came back into fashion, what do you hope it would be?  Maybe some old types of jewelry (antique), I do not know... so here is the thing...if I have something whether it is in style or not...I will wear it if I like it.

Romanticism: Do you often see things in a positive light?  yes, I will always look for the positive in something.

Pre-Raphaelite: Which book would you like to see turned into a film?  The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo.

Impressionism: Do you look for details or take everything in at once?  I take everything in at once at first...then I look at details.

Art Nouveau: When were you last at the theatre?  May, but I am going this month.

Surrealism: Why does the porcupine think it's a duck? He wanted to see if it was what it was a quacked up to be.

Pop Art: Do you enjoy pop culture?  some of it I suppose.

Contemporary: What did you do today?  We started working on cleaning our house back during the summer, but we did not finish, so we rented a dumpster and we are cleaning out our shed...which we did today.....we are also going to clean some rooms and my closet.  We also went to see drive thru Christmas lights.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Saturday 9- Call Me

Call Me (1966)

Unfamiliar with this week's song. Hear it here.

1) Chris Montez sings that you can always call him, regardless of the hour. Do you believe that it's ever too late to phone someone?  Yes, unless there has been a death or an emergency, I have always been taught not to call people after 9-10 at night, but it depends on the person too.  I have called my mom at 11:00 at night before because I knew she was up and I have also called my cousin and she has called me really late, but non  I also have a co-worker that goes to bed at 8:30.


2) He insists that you can depend on him, even when your friends desert you. Who is someone you can trust to have your back, no matter what?  My mom

3) Billy Crystal serenades Meg Ryan -- via answering machine -- with "Call Me" in When Harry Met Sally. Answering machines have been replaced by voice mail. Who most recently left you a voice mail?  My mom

4) Chris Montez is a graduate of El Camino College in Torrance, California. The average daytime temperature in November in Torrance is 70ยบ. How is the weather where you are today?  It was in the 60's today, but we are expecting thunderstorms.

5) Today Chris actively promotes a healthy lifestyle to children. He was honored for his efforts by the group SOPA (Stop Obesity, Promote Activity). Do you believe you get enough exercise?  No, I need to walk on my treadmill.   

6) Released in late 1965, "Call Me" became a big hit in 1966, reaching #2 on the charts. Even though it sold millions of copies and was certified as a Gold Record, it never hit #1. Is winning, or being the best, important to you?  not really
7) In 1966, when this was playing on juke boxes, kids were watching Batman and Star Trek. If you had your choice of watching an episode right now, which would you choose: Star Trek or Batmanthe tv shows...  neither, but I do love the Batman movies.

8) Also in 1966, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay was born. Do you enjoy cooking?  not really.

9) Random question -- You have the opportunity to perform in the circus! Would you rather be shot from a cannon, or put your head in the lion's mouth?  my head in the lion's mouth

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wednesday Medley- 11/27/18...

1.  On November 28th, 1995, President Bill Clinton ended the 55 MPH nationwide speed limit that began in 1974 as an energy saving measure during the Mid-East oil embargo.  If you are old enough to remember this (I sure am) did it make you happy?  Do you have a heavy foot when driving or does 55 MPH sound good to you?  I do not remember feeling anything about it, I was probably clueless as I did not watch much tv at that time to learn about it.  I am however happy about it and yes I have a heavy foot.

2.  You are home alone on a rainy/snowy Sunday afternoon.  What Christmas movie will you watch?  I enjoy watching the Hallmark Christmas movies.  Here is a picture of one of my dogs...this is Mandy.

3.  What is something you have tried that you will never try again?   If I have tried something I do not like...and I am sure I have, I must had put it out of my memory.  If I think of anything, I will change my answer.  It would be something that frightened me probably.

4.  Today is National French Toast Day!!  Will you have some?  Do you like French Toast?  I love French Toast, but I will be at work and unable to prepare anything.

5.  The Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center will be lighted today, as will the one at the White House in Washington, D.C.  Do you have your tree up and is it lighted?  Have you ever been in New York City or Washington, D.C. to see the trees all lit up during the holidays?  My tree went up last weekend.  I have been to Silver Dollar City at Christmas, but not Washington D.C. or New York City.  Here is a picture of my corgi Christmas ornament from Hallmark.

6.  Tell us something random about this week of yours.  We are having pajama day at school today, I honestly do not love pajama day.  I love to wear pajamas at home, but not so much when I am working.