Monday, November 18, 2019

Tuesday 4 Meme- Holiday Favorites

Holiday Favorites

1.   Favorite Holiday Of Yours?:  Christmas is hands down my favorite.  It is like magic for me and I am that person that in July is celebrating Christmas in July and watching Christmas Hallmark movies.  Such a great time of the year.  You can imagine how I feel when it is over. :(


2.   Favorite Holiday Character In A Movie?:  George Bailey: It's A Wonderful Life


3.   Favorite Holiday Dish Or Dessert To Make?:  I like to make the deviled eggs and hot rolls.

4.   Favorite Holiday Weather You Wish For?:  Ok, so as much as I love snow....I never wish for it on Christmas or Thanksgiving because I know people are trying to get to their loved ones including me.  I remember one year it snowed so much we were stuck at home and it was the worst Christmas ever.  I guess I remember doing more with family when it was nice out.


Saturday, November 16, 2019

Sunday Stealing- From Facebook

1) What is your favorite TV show (currently)?  New Amsterdam (drama) and The Neighborhood (comedy)

2) Would you like to be a child again?  no

3) Has anyone ever told you that school times were the best period of his/her life? Would you say that to someone? Why?  I have heard many people say that and my college years were so much fun, but I cannot say they were the best times of my life because I have experienced marriage and my son since then and teaching.

4) How's the weather?  It is in the 60's here in Missouri

5) Do you like camping?  not really

6) Do you believe in paranormal phenomena?  no

7) If you would create a holiday, what would it be called and how would we celebrate it? When would this holiday be?  I am not sure

8) What word(s) do you dislike? Can you tell why?  expletives, I just do not want to hear them.

9) What color do you dislike? What do you associate with it?  I do not dislike any colors.

10) Do you believe in otherworldly creatures, eg. ghosts, etc?  no

11) Pick two of your favourite fictional characters. Where are they from (what movie, book, etc?) and why are they your favourite?  Sookie from the Fannie Flagg books.  I just really relate to her.  She is a mess and so energetic.  That is the only one I can think of right now, I am in a hurry.

12) If you could change anything or add anything to your body would you? (this can be interpreted however, but, think, would you like to have fins or extra hands?)  I just would like to be thin again.

13) What are some family traditions you have/had growing up? Do you still continue them, if yes, why, if no, why not?  We always opened Christmas gifts on Christmas Eve night and Santa gifts on Christmas morning.  I think it had more to do with schedules, but I continued that with my son when he was little.  We open Christmas gifts on Christmas Day now with my mom.

14) What do you think of tattoos? Do you have any?  I do not like them for myself, but they can be nice.

15)  What is the most disgusting habit some people have?  smoking or excessive cussing, drinking or really any bad lifestyle.

16)  If you could bring back one TV show that was cancelled, which would it be? 24 with Keifer Sutherland

17) What was the most unsettling film you have ever seen?  not sure

18) What book has impacted you the most?  I really related to The All Girl's Filling Station by Fannie Flagg.  Loved that book.

19) You're on Death Row and get one final meal: What is that meal and why do you choose it?  fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and coconut cream pie.

20) What is the first profession you remember wanting to become as a child?  Medical Technologist...I wanted to do research and find cures.  It was my major for a year.  I am good at science, but not math.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Saturday 9- Judy at Carnegie Hall (1961)

Judy at Carnegie Hall (1961)

We're spotlighting this legendary concert because  Bev from Sunday Stealing loves Judy Garland. This week's Saturday 9 is a "thank you," one meme-mistress to another, in gratitude for Bev's willingness to pick up Bud's meme and keep it going.

Song #1: "When You're Smiling." What made you smile this week?  We got some snow and I LOVE snow.  We also had a snow day, which made me very happy.

Song #2: "Almost Like Being in Love." We've all had many crushes, but love is rare. How many times have you fallen in love? I think only once.

Song #3: "This Can't Be Love." This Rodgers and Hart song was introduced in the play, The Boys from Syracuse. Syracuse is the county seat of Onondaga County, NY. What county do you hail from?  Stone County, Missouri

Song #4: "Do It Again." What's something you'd do again, if only you had the time or money? (A book you'd like to reread, a recipe or pattern you'd like to make again, a vacation destination you'd like to revisit, etc.)  I would love to go back to Orange Beach, Al, but this time with my husband instead of his sisters.

Song #5: "You Go to My Head." Judy forgets the lyrics, but gamely keeps going. Tell us about a recent moment when you chose to keep going, no matter what.  When we had to put Mandy down I felt like crawling in bed and hiding, but I took the weekend to cry and went right back to work.  It was good for me to be with the kids and wouldn't you know it one of the students lost her cat the same weekend.  We were able to talk about it together.

Song #6: "Alone Together." Is anyone there with you as you answer these questions, or are you alone?  Karl and Josh are both here as well as Meisha and Molly (our dogs).  I had a former student drop by earlier too (Haylie)!

Song #7: "Who Cares?" This song was written by brothers George and Ira Gershwin. They had a lesser known brother, stockbroker Arthur. Are you more creative and artistic, like George and Ira? Or more analytical and methodical, like Arthur?  I would say I am creative and artistic

Song #8: "Puttin' on the Ritz." Judy sings that The Ritz is the place in New York "where fashion sits." If we wanted to see everyone "all gussied up" in your town, where would we go?  Well, I am going to say to the theatre (Juanita K. Hammons theater for the performing arts.  We just got tickets for Les Miserables and we are taking my mom.  It will be her first musical which is crazy to me, but my dad did not like getting out to do stuff like that.  He worked all of the time.  We used to have season tickets to the theatre.  I do not get dressed up for much, but I do for that.

Song #9: "How Long Has This Been Going On?" Judy sings about discovering how glorious romance can be. Have you made any new discoveries lately? It doesn't have to be as groundbreaking as Judy's. A new podcast or a faster route to work counts, too.  I can't think of anything right now.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Whimsical Wednesday- which shoes?

Let's see if we can have some fun with this!

Pretend the dress fits, that you have an occasion to wear it, 
and that the shoes won't hurt your knees!!  LOL

From The Story Book of Dreams and Beauty...

Let's explore... which pair of shoes would you wear with the dress?
And what are your thoughts on the dress?

#1  Badgley Mischka

#2  Sam Edelman 

#3Manolo Blahnik

I think the dress is gorgeous and I would pick pair #1.

If you would like to play too, click my logo above.  It will take you to Terri's site!

Friday, November 8, 2019

Saturday 9- Heart to Heart

Heart to Heart (1982)

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

1) With whom did you most recently have a "heart-to-heart" talk?  My husband, we had a couple this week.

2) When this song was on the charts, audiences were tuning in to a TV show called Hart to Hart. Are you familiar with it?  Yes, but I can just barely remember it.

3) In the music video, Kenny Loggins plays an illustrator. It’s said that the hardest thing to draw is a straight line, because all the joints in your hand have to work together in sync. Can you draw a straight line, without the aid of a ruler or a straight edge?  I have been told I draw good straight lines.

4) This video also prominently features teddy bears. A 2018 article in the NY Post estimates that 4 in 10 adults has a plush toy of his/her own. Are you one of the 40%?  I used to have some around, but I think at one point I thought I was too old, so I put them away.  I can't say I need them back out.

5) Kenny Loggins performed in a tribute to Aretha Franklin at Carnegie Hall. Do you have a favorite Aretha Franklin song? I love so many of her songs, my favorite has to be Respect.

6) Kenny cowrote this song with Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers. You can also hear Michael on the background vocals. Do you have a favorite Doobie Brothers song?  Listen to the Music  

7) The third cowriter is David Foster. 1982 was a big year for Foster, since Chicago had a big hit with another of his compositions, “Hard to Say I’m Sorry.” Do you have a favorite Chicago song?  Hard to Say I'm Sorry.

8) In 1982, when this song was popular, Tylenol capsules laced with cyanide killed 7 people in Chicago. In response, tamper-proof packaging was introduced. What’s the last thing you opened that required you break a seal? Flonase

9) Random question – You’re having a party. Which guest annoys you most: the one who arrives 20 minutes early, or the one who shows up 20 minutes late?  I don't usually care anymore, but when Josh was little we would have birthday parties and I have a sister-in-law that is late to everything.  I do not mind, but my mother-in-law wanted me to wait for her to get there...I said no.  So because of that I will say late.  I kind of like it when people come and go though.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Farewell: Mandy Lu Ray- May 4, 2007- November 2, 2019

I apologize for not being around yesterday for the meme, but we lost our beloved corgi Mandy.  Shortly after my dad passed away in 2017 (a week) my dog Mandy started showing signs of degenerative myelopathy, which is a progressive disease of the spinal cord. I was just sick. How could God take my dad and my dog at the same time. Well, as it turns out, Mandy was with us over 2 years more after my dad passed. She had lost the ability to use her back legs and was losing strength in her front legs. We celebrated everything with her as if it were our last time. Karl took Mandy to the vet yesterday (Saturday). We thought she had another urinary tract infection which is common with DM. They did an x-ray and she had a mass the size of a softball that was pushing her intestines to one side and laying on her bladder. It was time. We helped Mandy cross over to the rainbow bridge. We were all with her (myself, Karl and Josh). She laid her head in Josh's lap and fell asleep. She felt safe and at peace. She is no longer in pain and she is running again. She was the best dog a person could ask for and we miss her already. If you think of us during your prayers, we would appreciate a little prayer of peace and comfort at this time. This is a hard loss for us. Mandy Lu Ray- May 4, 2007- November 2, 2019. You are forever in our hearts.  The picture below is one of the last ones I took of her.  It was taken in the summer 2019.  The first one above was taken on her 6th birthday when she was very healthy.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Saturday 9- The Addams Family

The Addams Family (1964)
Unfamiliar with this week's song. Hear it here.

1) One of TV's spookiest families was inspired by a series of New Yorker cartoons. What's the last magazine you flipped through?  I can't even remember.

2) The Addams' butler, Lurch, was originally conceived as a mute. But then actor Ted Cassidy ad libbed the line, "You rang?" and Lurch had a voice, and a catchphrase. Can you think of another catchphrase connected to a TV character? Joey from FRIENDS-  How you doin'?

3) Now here's the most important question of the week: Do you prefer The Addams Family or The Munsters? I think I watched The Munsters more. 

4) What's the scariest movie you've ever seen? IT

5) Thursday was Halloween.
What goodies did you give the trick or treaters? candy bars

6) Are you attending/have you attended any Halloween parties this year?  just at the preschool...that is enough for me.

7) Did you carve a jack o'lantern this year? no

8) Do you eat candy corn all year around ... only at Halloween ... or never?  year round, but not a lot, just when I have a craving.

9) In 1964, when The Addams Family premiered, one of the most popular store-bought Halloween costumes was Bambi. It came with a plastic mask held on by a thin elastic band. Tell us about a memorable Halloween costume from your childhood.  My mom made me a clown costume one year, it was pretty cute.  I think I liked the make-up I got to wear more than anything.