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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Saturday 9- Sweet City Woman



Saturday 9: Sweet City Woman (1971)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.


1) The lyrics tell us the singer is on his way to catch a train and he really wants to be on time. When is the last time you were late for something?  I usually run pretty early, so I cannot remember.

2) He sings he's on his way to meet a woman known for her macaroons. What's your favorite cookie?  Snicker doodles and Chocolate Chip.

3) His girlfriend's face is so pretty she lights up the city night. How many lights are in the room you're in? How many are switched on? two lights, one is on.

4) This is the rare top 40 tune that prominently features a banjo. Sam has always been crazy about the sound of a banjo. What sound makes you smile? (It doesn't have to be a musical instrument. Think bacon sizzling, church bells, etc.)  Kids laughing

5) 47 years after their record was a hit, The Stampeders still tour every summer, playing festivals across the US and their native Canada. Do you enjoy live music under the stars? Or would you prefer to be seated in a theater?  I enjoy both.

6) In 1971, when this song was popular on the radio, detective shows were popular on TV. Mannix, Ironside and Cannon were all in the Top 20. Who is your favorite TV detective?  I enjoy detectives from the movies, but not sure about tv...I will say Monk.

7) Also in 1971, the Post Office Department was disbanded as a Cabinet department and became The United States Postal Service. When did you last go to the post office? Were you mailing something? Buying stamps? Picking up a package? Renewing your passport?  My husband just went down there to mail a letter today.  Our post office is closed during the hours I am home, so it has been since summer for me.  I was either mailing an item or picking up a package.

8) Race car legend Jeff Gordon was born in 1971. Do you watch NASCAR?  I used to go to Nascar races, then I got bored with them.  No, I do not watch anymore.  Fun Fact...my son shares a birthday with Jeff Gordon...August 4th...different years.

9) Random question -- Do you have a vaccination scar? If so, where is it?  I have one on my upper left arm.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Sunday Stealing- The Phone and Pancake

Sunday Stealing















The Phone and Pancakes -- A contribution from Kwizgiver (Thanks)





1. Your phone rings. Who is the most likely caller?  my mom
2.
How long do you chat on the phone each day?  I do not like talking on the phone, so most days I am not on the phone, but if my mom calls about 30 minutes.
3.
Who do you speak to the most?  my mom
4.
Do you often not answer if a certain person comes up on your caller id? sometimes, if it is a person that will keep me on the phone a long time.
5.
Do you phone friends at work?  no, but we text.
6.
Do you make personal calls at work?  not usually
7.
Who do you always say “I love you” at the end of the call? my mom
8.
Do you use a landline or cell more often? landline
9.
Who in the blogosphere that you haven’t chatted with but would like to?  I used to be a stay at home mom and when I was I was able to chat with my online friends on the phone, but now I do not have time.  


Pancakes...
1.
Scratch or mix? Buttermilk or plain?  This is crazy, but I rarely make pancakes.  I have used a mix when I have made them.
2.
Pure and simple, or with additions cooked in?  pure and simple
3.
For breakfast or for dinner? either/or
4.
Preferred syrup or other topping? How about the best side dish? maple syrup...maybe bacon as a side
5.
Favorite pancake restaurant? IHOP?  We do not go to them.
Bonus:
Any tasty recipes out there, for pancakes or other special breakfast dishes? Bring 'em on
!  I do not have any recipes.


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Saturday 9- Unbreak My Heart

Saturday 9



Saturday 9: Unbreak My Heart (1996)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) Songs like this are enduringly popular in part because each of us has had our heart broken. Give us the name of a heartbreaker from your own life.  Forrest, he was a boyfriend in college.

 
2) Toni Braxton sings that "nights are so unkind." What did you do last night?  I went to visit my mom after work, we went out to eat and visited.

3) While this song has Toni singing the blues, in real life her love life is happier. Now aged 50, she's engaged and has been sporting a diamond on her left hand. Do you believe that a bride is ever too old to have a big wedding?  No, I think she should have whatever she wants for her wedding.

4) Growing up, Toni Braxton's parents severely restricted how much TV their children could watch each day. Ironically, today Toni and her sisters participate in a reality TV show on the WE-TV network, so TV cameras are a big part of their daily adult lives. What TV show do you try not to miss?  I am enjoying the new show New Amsterdam and I also like the re-boot of Magnum P.I., I watched the original too.  I never miss a new Hallmark movie either.

5) She is prone to dry skin and applies Kiehl's Hand Salve to her hands and arms throughout the day. Tell us about a product you're brand loyal to.  I really enjoy trying new things.  I seem to always have Paul Mitchell Freeze & Shine Spray though to keep my hair in place.

6) Toni admits to being "a bit of a germaphobe," and always maintains a supply of hand sanitizer and wipes. What is always on your shopping list?  Probably things to drink and snacks.

7) While she is not shy about her body, and has worn revealing outfits on the red carpet, Toni Braxton refused a 2011 offer from Hugh Hefner and Playboy to pose nude. What's the last thing you said "no" to?  I had to say no to a Girls Trip to Arkansas next Friday.  I have other plans.  I do wish I could go though...maybe another time.

8) In 1996, the year this song was popular, Mattel introduced a Star Trek Barbie and Ken set. Have you ever fantasized about space travel?  maybe when I was little.  I have zero desire now. Hahahaha

9) Random question -- Would you (or did you) invite an ex to your wedding?  no

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Sunday Stealing- Friday Questions on Sunday


Sunday Stealing






1. Have you ever tried to learn (or re-learn) a foreign language as an adult? Which one? What worked for you?  no, I learned foreign languages (french and spanish) in school..I have tried learning some sign language as an adult.  I use it the most because I use it with my work.

2.
Do you donate blood? Do you know your blood type?  I do not donate blood, I believe I am A positive, but I am not sure why I know that.  Maybe it isn't.

3.
Have you ever been in a play or musical?  no


4.
Do you use certain text or ring tones for specific people? Who gets their own? Or do you just use the default on your phone?  I use certain text tones for the people that message me a lot.  My husband has a very distinct one so I know to check it right away.  I use a default ringtone for everyone.

5.
When did you get your first digital camera? Do you still shoot on actual film, or all digital now?  It was probably shortly after my son was born...he is 20.  I had film before that of course, but we are completely digital now.

6.
What do you think someone else would say the most daring thing you’ve done is?  I am not very daring.  I will do things others will not though, so I just do not consider anything I do daring.  I have no idea what others think of me.

7.
Do you talk with your hands?  Yes!

8.
Given the choice in a restaurant – would you go with a booth or table (or bar!!!) for seating?  We like a booth

9.
What kind of milk did you drink, growing up? And now?  I do not like milk, so none.  I use it in cereal though.

10.
How do you keep track of all your passwords? Do you make your passwords super complicated and change them often, or use the same ones over and over?  I have a few different ones I use and variations of the same ones.  I write them down.

11.
Are you a note taker?  Oh goodness yes, it helps me learn and remember to write things down. 

12.
Do you remember what your first social media posting (or status update) was on Facebook or Twitter – without looking it up? What was it?  I do not remember, that would be over 10 years ago.  I am sure it was ridiculous though. like...making my first post on facebook or testing out twitter.  Hahahahaha

13.
Do you have a “power” song?  Not really, that is probably a good idea to have one though.

14.
Do you have an eclectic mug collection, or is your stuff all matchy matchy? eclectic, I have several teacher mugs from students over the years.  I also have matching ones that go with my dishes.  I never use them though.

15.
Do you have a junk drawer in your house/garage/at work/wherever?  Several and a junk room.  I worked over the summer trying to clean that stuff up.

16.
Do you ever get the urge to watch a favorite scene from a movie, and watch just that scene? nope

17.
Have you ever woken up and felt guilty from a dream you had, or, mad at someone else for something they did in the dream? no, but I did have a dream once that my son died and I woke up very upset and crying.

18. 
How old were you when you took your first commercial flight? To where did you fly?  I have never flown anywhere.  We drive when we go on vacation.

19.
Are you good at keeping track of your things – or do you easily misplace them? Do you ever leave anything behind when you travel?  I am good at keeping track of my things, but if anyone moves anything, I am lost.  I rarely leave things behind, I used to do that as a kid though.  I would leave things at my Granda's house.

20.
Is there any place you go where time seems to stand still? What is it about that place that makes it that way?  Maybe the lake or ocean.  I can get lost listening to the water because it is so relaxing.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Saturday 9- Treat You Better


Saturday 9- Treat You Better






Saturday 9: Treat You Better (2016)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here. 


This song was chosen because October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please share this information about The National Domestic Violence Hotline. Let's spread the word that there's help out there.

1) In this song, a young man advises his neighbor to stop wasting her time with a guy who makes her cry. What is something you regret wasting time on? (It doesn't have to be a romance.)  worrying about things I cannot control

2) Much of this video takes place in a very sparely-decorated apartment. Because Shawn Mendes and the girl he’s singing to both appear young, it’s easy to assume they are both in their first apartments. Tell us about the first place you ever rented.  The first place I ever lived in after my parents house was my college dorm.  It was small and I had some posters to decorate with.  By the time I actually rented a house, my roommates and I had some nicer decor.

3) It's clear he can hear his neighbors' conversations and arguments through the walls. Are your neighbors quiet? Do you consider yourself a quiet neighbor?  I am a quiet neighbor, but I do not need to be, there aren't any neighbors close enough to hear any noise from my house.

4) This song received a lot of attention and airplay because it was used in a Southwest Airline commercial. When you last visited an airport, were you traveling yourself or meeting someone?  I was dropping someone off.

5) This week's artist, Shawn Mendes, was a serious skateboarder during his high school years. Sam has never even set foot on a skateboard. How about you? yes, I have been on a skateboard...I do not care anything about it though.

6) Shawn is happy eating cold cereal with milk for every meal -- breakfast, lunch and dinner. He prefers cereal with almonds in it. What about you? Do you have a favorite cereal?  I do not really have a favorite and I do not eat it all of the time.  I go through phases.


7) He says he started eating cereal beyond breakfast because it's convenient, and it helps him avoid "junk food" when he's in a hurry. Do you often order your food "to go?"  More than I would like to.

8) In 2016, when this song was popular, a German shorthaired pointer named CJ won Best in Show at the Westminster Dog Show. Is there a dog who holds a special place in your heart?  I have 3 dogs that hold a special place in my heart.  Mandy, Molly and Meisha.  The dog that loves me most though is Mandy, so she is very special to me.  Here is Mandy.



9) And this week, we're trying a random fill in the blank: I wish someone would create an app that is like GasBuddy, but for propane so you could just look at an app for the best price.  If there is one, let me know!

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Sunday Stealing- Identity Ask


Sunday Stealing



1: Favorite style of clothing- I like Bojo Chic, but I wear comfortable clothes these days.
2:
Do I ever get “good morning” or “good night ” texts? yes, from my co-workers.
3:
Have I ever kissed the last person I texted? not usually unless it is my husband, but we are usually with each other, so no reason to text.
4:
When did I last hold hands?  I held my son's hand Friday night, he is going through a hard time.
5:
How long does it take me to get ready in the morning? 1 1/2 hours
6:
Have I shaved my legs in the past three days? nope
7:
Where am I right now? home in my living room
8:
Do I have someone of the opposite sex I can tell everything to? my husband
9:
How often do I wear a fake smile? not too often, it is typically sincere.
10:
When was the last time I hugged someone?  Friday night...my son.
11:
Is there anyone I trust even though I should not? My husband shares too much with his family about my family...so him for that reason.
12:
What is something I disliked about today? The St. Louis Cardinals were eliminated from the playoffs and ended their season, but I was not surprised or anything.  My KC Chiefs are also not on until Monday night.
13:
If I could meet anyone on this earth, who would it be?  not sure.  Maybe some of my close online friends
14: What do I think about most?  my son
15:
Do I prefer to be behind the camera or in front of it?  behind it
16:
Do I prefer talking on the phone or video chatting online? neither, I text more than anything, but of those two...talking on the phone.
17:
Do I believe in ghosts? How about aliens? no and no
18:
Do I believe in magic? no
19:
Do I believe in luck? yes
20:
What's the weather like right now? today is supposed to be sunny and low 80's
21:
What was the last book I've readShe Believes by Debbie Lindell
22:
Do I like the smell of gasoline?  yes
23:
What was the worst injury I've ever had?  I fell a couple of years ago and had pains in my arms for a year.  I could barely lift anything for a few days.
24:
Do I spend money or save it? spend
25:
Can I touch my nose with my tongue? no

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Saturday 9- So Into You


Saturday 9




Saturday 9: So Into You (1977)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) The singer says that he noticed the lady in question as soon as she walked into the room. Tell us about someone who made a powerful first impression on you.  Maybe when I met Stan Musial #6.  I was star struck...he is a Hall of Fame baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals in case you have never heard of him.  Here is a picture of the day I met him, he is with my son Josh here.

 

2) He sings that he's so into her, he can't think about other, more mundane things. Do you find you get easily distracted from your daily tasks? Or do you enjoy seeing your everyday chores through completion?  I try to see my tasks through, but sometimes I can be easily distracted.  I start thinking of other things I need to do and the next thing I know, I have several projects going.  I always see them through though.


 

3) The band took their name from Georgia's biggest city. Have you ever been to Atlanta?  I have driven through Atlanta on my way to Florida.

4) The Atlanta Rhythm Section once played the White House. President Carter's son, Chip, was a big fan and invited them to play at his 28th birthday party. How did you celebrate your last birthday?  My co-workers threw a party for me and showered me with gifts.  We do this with all of our co-workers so our birthdays are special.  My husband got me Chinese for dinner, which is a favorite.  Here is a picture of my gifts from my co-workers...a giant mum, which is gorgeous!  Pajamas, lotion, chocolate pretzels, popcorn and a candle.  Loved it!


5) Studio One, where the band made all their recordings, was torn down and replaced by a parking lot. Can you think of a structure that you missed, after it met with a wrecking ball?  no, not really...but I sure do miss the twin towers since 9/11/2001...not that I ever saw them in person, but on tv, they were so beautiful.

6) This song hit #7 on the US pop charts. 7 is the number most often chosen as "a lucky number." How about you? Do you have a lucky number?  no


7) Today the Atlanta Rhythm Section reunites with to play at classic rock concerts. What oldies band would you love to see again?  The Cars, The Beach Boys, The Cathedrals

 
8) In 1977, the star of NBC's Chico and the Man, Freddie Prinze, took his own life. Is there a celebrity death you found shocking?  Michael Jackson and Prince


9) Random question: What word do you always misspell?  cemetery

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sunday Stealing- Thought Provoking Questions


Sunday Stealing






1 When was the last time you tried something new?  Friday...my team at school made a Mexican lunch for me for my birthday and they made some things I had never tried and they were delicious!
2
Who do you sometimes compare yourself to?  I do not really compare, but I work with another teacher that is so positive.  I TRY to be like her and boot out the negative.
3
What’s the most sensible thing you’ve ever heard someone say?  I am not sure about the most sensible thing I have ever heard in my life, but this morning at church the Pastor was talking about how situations in our life are all about how we "frame" them, we can either look at the negative aspects of something or we can go into a situation with a good perspective.  It is all about perspective and a good attitude.  What is the good that came from the situation?
4
What gets you excited about life?  Knowing that God is going to do something awesome every single day.
5
What life lesson did you learn the hard way?  God is truly in control and not me.  There are so many times in my life where I thought I was going one direction and God changed it.  It is always a good change though.
6
What do you wish you spent more time doing five years ago? more vacations
7
Do you ask enough questions or do you settle for what you know?  I ask so many questions all of the time or I google what I can.
8
Who do you love and what are you doing about it?  My family.  We spend time together and communicate.  I tell them I love them.
9
What’s a belief that you hold with which many people disagree? I would say it is my passion for doing something about Autism.  I worry about these kids for their future.  There are so many of them and I am concerned there will not be enough people to take care of them in the future.  They are in school now and living with family.  That will not always be the case.  Their parents will die.  Then what?  I know families that all of their kids have autism, so you cannot always depend on the family to step up and take care of them.  What is causing it?  It was not like this when I was in school. 

It seems like people are complacent about it.  These are the kids I teach and yes, I worry about them.  BTW, one of my students with autism I had...his mom died over the summer and she was in her 30's, I also had a dad die when I was teaching his son with autism.  These things happen. :(
10 What can you do today that you were not capable of a year ago?  I can eat more things because I had my gall bladder removed.  That is kind of exciting to me.  I am sure I can do more things in the area of education, but I am not sure when I learned what.
11
Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?  strength, it just needs to be done to release emotions sometimes.  I cry when I am angry too.  It is good to be able to control your emotions and yes, I think you can help that through crying.  Sometimes I cry and then I am fine and I can move on.
12
What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?  I am not sure.  If I think of anything, I will update my answer.
13
Do you celebrate the things you do have?  Oh yes!  This goes back to the way I like to look at situations.  If something bad happens, what was the good that came out of it.  I am thankful for the "things" I have too.
14
What is the difference between living and existing?  Maybe you get out there and make a difference in your life...have a job, or you are a friend, maybe you volunteer...actively living...interaction. Existing...maybe those people who are only plugged in to technology all of the time.  I use it too, but I mean people who use it all of the time and never get out and do anything or talk to anyone, even online.  You can make a difference online too.
15
If not now, then when?  Not sure what this means, but I am a do it now person.
16
Have you done anything lately worth remembering?  My co-workers and I plan events together and we go out and enjoy one another.  Friday we had a party for myself and another co-worker.  It will be memorable for me.  I try to make their celebrations memorable too.  We have an outing planned to go shopping soon.  That will be fun too.
17
What does your joy look like today?  I am in a positive place today.  Probably because of the great church service this morning.
18
Is it possible to lie without saying a word?  yes
19
If you had a friend who spoke to you in the same way that you sometimes speak to yourself, how long would you allow this person to be your friend?  Wow!  What a great question!  I think we are all our own worst enemies...we talked about that last week.  I would not want or allow someone to be around me if they treated me the way I treat myself.  Interesting.  How could I judge someone for doing the same thing I do.  I can only handle so much.
20
Which activities make you lose track of time?  facebook
21
If you had to teach something, what would you teach?  I do teach, I teach special education preschool (ECSE)-Early Childhood Special Education.
22
What would you regret not fully doing, being or having in your life?  not traveling more, we really need to get on that.  That is how memories are made.  My husband has a job that does not allow for much vacation.

23Are you holding onto something that you need to let go of?  I have in the past, but I usually am able to let go of things now.  I have learned it only hurts me to hold on to hurt.
24
When you are 80-years-old, what will matter to you the most?  That I loved and spent time with my family and taught them about Jesus and that I know Jesus.

25 When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards and just do what you know is right?  I always do what I think is right and yes, that comes with risk.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Saturday 9- Listen People



Listen, People

Saturday 9: Listen, People (1966)
 
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.


1) Basically Herman is telling us that we each both break hearts and have our hearts broken during our lifetime. Do you agree?  I do agree, I think you will have your heart broken over something at some point and you will somehow break someone's heart even if you do not mean to.

2) He implores us to take his advice. Have you more recently given or received advice?  I was asked for advice this week, not sure how much help I was though.  It was a sensitive topic.

3) Herman's real name is Peter Noone. He was popular with girls because of his bright, toothy smile. How's your oral health? When are you due to go to the dentist?  I believe I go again in January.  We go every 6 months to have our teeth cleaned and we have any cavities fixed at that time.

4) Peter/Herman got married on his 21st birthday. That's one way to make sure you don't forget your anniversary. Do you have a good memory for anniversaries and birthdays?  no!  I am the worst!  I have to write them all down to remember.  I do like facebook for helping me remember friend birthdays.

5) Between 1965 and 1971, the Hermits worked very hard. They appeared on all the major TV shows of the day, recorded albums, made a movie and then criss-crossed the United States and the United Kingdom, performing live. After those six years, Peter decided he'd had enough and left the group. Have you ever felt burned out and ready for a change?  Yes, before I changed jobs, the school I was working for was odd.  It stressed me out.  It was a unique situation, it was a co-op and not a school district, so I was on my own to figure everything out.  Not a great place to thrive.

6) In 1966, when this song was popular, the miniskirt took the fashion world by storm. What's the most recent piece of clothing you added to your wardrobe?  probably a school t-shirt.

7) In 1966, TVs were expensive pieces of furniture. A set with a 16" screen and a wood console sold for $250, which is $1,950 in today's dollars. Tell us about your TV. How big is it? Where did you buy it?  We have a 50 inch flat screen smart tv we bought at Best Buy.  TV's do not cost much anymore.  We bought my mom and dad one for Christmas one year.

8) David Schwimmer, aka Ross on Friends, was born in 1966. Who was your favorite FriendRachel, I always loved her hair and her style.  I am close in age to the actors in the cast of Friends.

9) Random question -- Describe your dream car.  I do not really have a dream car, I just want a new car.  I own a Toyota Camry...GREAT car.  It is a 2001 and still drives great...no problems.  I would keep it, just want a newer model too.  I probably will not do that, so I will keep my older Camry.  They run forever!

Monday, September 17, 2018

my fall wreath

My mom came up and picked up Josh on Tuesday and they went out and had lunch together.  Josh seemed in such a better mood that evening.  I wish he would get out more, even if it is just running errands with us.  Anyway, my mom brought my wreath she made for my birthday.  I really like it.  You can click on it to see it better, it is hard to see very well so small.  I started decorating out in the yard and I did decorate my house for fall.  I still need my mums to make it complete outside.  We had a couple of cool days last week and so I thought that was a great time to decorate.  It is hot again now.  I am ready for the humidity to go.  I really love summer, but once school starts, I need it to be cool for recess.  It is miserable, let me just tell you.  Then on Friday my mom came and got Josh and took her down to her house and I always go visit there after work.  We had fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, bread and carrots.  It was really good.  She also made a lemon cake from scratch for dessert.
I rested over the weekend and did my fun memes here at my blog.  I am still not 100% from my cold.  It has been 2 weeks.  I am still coughing a little bit, but I am so much better.  I am going to try to get to bed early tonight.  Have a nice week!


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Sunday Stealing- 65 Questions part 1


Sunday Stealing

65 Questions part 1




1. Do you ever doubt the existence of others than you?  Like other humans or God?  No.

2.
On a scale of 1-5, how afraid of the dark are you? 1

3.
The person you would never want to meet?  I would enjoy meeting anyone.

4.
What is your favorite word?  awesome!

5.
If you were a type of tree, what would you be?  Oak?

6.
When you looked in the mirror this morning what was the first thing you thought?  You look tired!

7.
What shirt are you wearing?  I have on a blue shirt that says "Yes I am a Girl and I Understand Football...the word Girl is in Glitter.

8.
What do you label yourself as?  child of God, mother, wife, friend and teacher.

9.
Bright room or dark room? medium,  I do not normally like sitting in the dark... and bright lights hurt my eyes.

10.
What were you doing at midnight last night? sleeping

11.
Favorite age you’ve been so far? 29

12.
Who told you they loved you last? my mom

13.
Your worst enemy?  myself

14.
What is your current desktop picture?  ocean

15.
Do you like someone?  I like everyone

16.
The last song you listened to? I can't remember

17.
You can press a button that will make any one person explode. Who would you blow up?   I would not blow anyone up.

18.
Who would you really like to just punch in the face? really?  I would not do that.

19.
If anyone could be your slave for a day, who would it be and what would they have to do?  again...I would not do that.  My husband and son help around the house, but I do things too. I hardly think any of us are slaves.  My son "thinks" he is a slave though.

20.
What is your best physical attribute? my eyes or smile, some people like my hair

21.
If you were the opposite sex for one day, what would you look like and what would you do?  I do not know.  Maybe lift heavy things for my mom and help her clean her house.

22.
Do you have a secret talent? If yes, what is it?  I do not think I have a secret talent

23.
What is one unique thing you’re afraid of? mice...because they move so fast

24.
You can only have one kind of sandwich. Every sandwich ingredient known to humankind is at your disposal.  club sandwich

25.
You just found $100! How are you going to spend it?  tennis shoes

26.
You just got a free plane ticket to anywhere in the world, but you have to leave immediately. Where are you going to go?  I would stay in the U.S., with the hurricanes going on, maybe Colorado or Wyoming...or maybe I would go help with the clean up after the hurricanes instead?  This is assuming I had no job.

27.
An angel appears out of Heaven and offers you a lifetime supply of the alcoholic beverage of your choice. “Be brand-specific” it says.  I do not drink.


28.
You discover a beautiful island upon which you may build your own society. You make the rules. What is the first rule you put into place?   well at first until we knew the island I would say to make sure you had someone with you if you adventured off anywhere and let people know that you are going to do that so they could come find you if you got lost.

29.
What is your favorite expletive?  no favorite really, I try not to use them.

30.
Your house is on fire. You have just enough time to run in there and grab ONE inanimate object. Don’t worry, your loved ones and pets have already made it out safely. So what’s the one thing you’re going to save from that blazing inferno? My dad's photo album I made of his pictures.  He passed away a year ago.  I have another one with my Grandparent's photos. 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Saturday 9- Teenage Dream


Saturday 9

Teenage Dream

Saturday 9: Teenage Dream (2010)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.


1) Much of the video for this week's song takes place in a convertible and on the beach. How's the weather where you are? Would you be comfortable riding around with the top down today?  It has been near 90ยบ and will be next week too.  We have high humidity, so no.  I would not want to the top down.

2) This video was filmed all around Katy Perry's hometown of Santa Barbara. Amtrak runs through Santa Barbara via The Pacific Surfliner. Tell us about a memorable train trip.  My husbands Grandmother's last wish was to take a train ride, so we all got together and the whole family went on a short ride into Arkansas from Missouri.  My son actually was a baby and started taking his first steps that were not wobbly on that train.  It was sad because Grandma Ray was dying, but it was nice having all of his family together for her.

3) Katy sings that her boyfriend thinks she's funny, even when she gets the punchline wrong. Do you think you're a better joke-teller or audience?  audience for sure.  I love to laugh at jokes, even if they are stupid.  I mess up punch lines too.  Not much of a joke teller.

4) Her "teenage dream" lover is shown working out with a heavy bag. When is the last time you visited a gym?  Oh dear lord!  It has been years!  I have a treadmill at home and workout videos.  I workout at home...when I workout that is.  It was before I got married that I worked out in a gym, so 21 years ago.

5) Katy changes her hair a lot. She's gone from long black hair to cropped blonde hair with stops at red, green and purple. Today, are you having a good hair day?  My hair is naturally curly, it does what it wants.  It doesn't look awful today though.

6) Katy thinks dimples are "irresistible" and can't help poking a finger when a dimpled friend smiles. Do you have dimples?  not really
7) Two of Katy's fragrances (Meow and Purr) are sold in cat-shaped bottles. Are you wearing a scent as you answer these questions?  I do not like to wear purfume...my son has sensitive skin and I stopped wearing it when he was a baby and never started wearing it again as he got older...so no.  I do not even have my smelly good lotion on.
8)  Katy's favorite dessert is ice cream (specifically Cold Stone Creamery's Birthday Cake Remix). What's the last dessert you ate?  I think I had some oreos last night.

9) Random question: How often do you change your bedsheets?  every week

Monday, September 10, 2018

checking in...

I ended up taking the day off on Tuesday after Labor Day because I was still sick.  I am doing much better now, but I still have a cough.  I felt so terrible last weekend.  I just wanted to sleep.
Josh quit taking his medicine this week.  He said it was making him sleep too much and it was making him sick.  I am not sure what he means by that.  He has a more normal sleep cycle now, but he is back to staying in his room all of the time.  The doctor said he could prescribe another medication or he could wait to see his psychiatrist.  Josh wants to wait.  He does not go to see him until October.  This all stresses me out.  I just pray about it and hope that one day he will be better.
I finally got to go and visit my mom on Friday.  I have had that training for the past two weeks for work and have been coming straight home.  We had a nice visit.  She has made me a wreath for my birthday.  I am excited to see it.  She is going to bring it up on Tuesday.  She is coming up to get Josh and they are going to go eat lunch together.  I will share a picture of it next week.
It is so funny.  Toward the end of the week I started really looking forward to blogging over the weekend!  I always enjoy it, but I was excited to get home and blog.  I am so glad to have this outlet again. 
My birthday was yesterday-9/9.  I did not do too much.  We did eat my favorite Chinese though and that was really good!