Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Tuesday 4 Meme- Candy



 Another Tuesday has arrived bringing you another Tuesday 4 kept in memory of Toni Taddeo.    Let's discuss sweets.. candy, cakes, pies, pastries,  all manner of confections.

1. What are your favorite candies?

I like Lindt chocolates and skittles (not together).

2.  What kind of pie, cake and pastry tempts you the most?  My favorite dessert is pie.  I like almost any kind of pie.  I really would like to have some peach pie right now.  I like coconut cake and chocolate cake.  I like pastries, but I can do without.

3. How often do you have dessert? Or how often do you bake goodies?  I do not have a home cooked dessert very often.  Just special occasions.

4.  Your choice for dessert today:

  1. New York Cheesecake
  2. Tiramisu
  3. Cannolis
  4. Chocolate Mud Pie
  5. Creme Brulee
  6. Hot Apple Pie with Ice Cream
  7. Churros con Chocolate
  8. Big Brownie with hot fudge sauce, ice cream and whipped cream.

Which one are you picking from this menu?  I have not tried all of those and as big of a sweets fan as I am, I would like to try them all.  Of the ones I have had, I would pick hot apple pie with ice cream.

Friday, June 2, 2023

Saturday 9: The Best


Saturday 9: The Best (1991)

In memory of Tina Turner, who died on May 24.
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) In this song, Tina Turner sings that she can think of no better place to be than her lover's arms. Since we're entering summer vacation season, let's switch it to: What's the best place you've ever traveled to?  My favorite vacation was to Orange Beach, Alabama.  We had an ocean view and would watch the dolphins jumping in the water every morning.  We would hang out at the beach and relax.  I was able to take Josh to a light house...which he loved light houses at the time.  We also went on a dolphin tour, which was so cool.  Just a very memorable vacation.  This picture was top of the Pensacola lighthouse.

2) Songwriters Holly Knight and Desmond Child originally offered this song to English pop singer Paul Young. He declined it. Can you think of a time when you said "no" when "yes" might have been a better answer?  Nothing is coming to mind.  I say no a lot.  I really do not have any regrets about that.  I know myself.  I will leave it at that.

3) Tina Turner was born in Nutbush, TN. In 1973 she recorded a song about it called "Nutbush City Limits." Is there a song about your hometown?  no

4) It was at Nutbush's Spring Hill Baptist Church that very young Tina began singing with the choir. She credited those early performances with giving her confidence in front of a crowd. Are you comfortable with public speaking?  not at all.  I am comfortable with talking in front of my students, but not peers.  I have to do it though.

5) When she was a teen, her mom relocated the family to St. Louis. It was here that Tina played on the high school basketball team. Can you make a free throw?  probably not.
6) Tina met her second husband, Erwin Bach, at the airport. A record exec, Erwin went to Heathrow to meet her flight and help her prepare for her London appearances. The last time you were at the airport, were you a traveler or were you meeting or dropping someone off?  dropping someone off.
7) In 1991, the year this record was released, Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury died. What's your favorite Queen song?  I LOVE Queen.  I can't answer this.  I love so many of their songs.
8) Also in 1991, Disney's Beauty and the Beast became the first animated movie to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. What's your favorite Disney movie?  Beauty and the Beast.  I just really love the story.

9) Random question: What's your perfect day, weatherwise?  sunny and low 70's or 60's and low humidity.

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Tuesday 4 Meme- Beddy Bye


Beddy Bye

 Hello! Nice to see you back for another Tuesday 4 which was begun by Toni Taddeo and kept up in her memory.    It might be nice to talk about our homes and how we like our rooms to be ordered and used.  What about the bedroom.. a place of comfort and peace.

1. How do you make up your bedroom and bed... colors? blankets? Quilts? Bedspread? Comforter? Throws? Pillow? what goes into making your bed comfy for you?   My bedroom is a bit more hodgepodge than I would like it to be.  My comforter is shades of brown and so are the decorations.  I have dusty rose curtains though and hints of dusty rose around the room.  I have decorative pillows for my bed, but I rarely use them anymore.

2. What is in your dresser? Is it organized or messy?  My underwear, socks and pajamas are in my dresser.  It is pretty organized.

3. What's in and on your night stand?  My nightstand has my alarm clock and some lotion on it.  I have a photo album in it of my dogs and one of my Bibles.

4. Do you read in bed or watch TV before going to sleep?  Watch tv.  

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Sunday Stealing


Sunday Stealing

Stolen from Kwizgiver

1. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive through?  drive thru

2. Have you ever lost anything down a toilet?  maybe as a child.

3. Do you have a dog?  yes...Meisha

4.  Ever go camping?   Yes, I do not like camping.  

5. Have you met anyone famous?   Stan Musial is the biggest one, we have met 
several St. Louis Cardinals.

6. Any plans today?  no

7. Are you happy?   yes, yesterday was our last day of school.  I am excited 
to read some books.

8. Where are you right now?  my living room at my house.

9. Biggest annoyance in your life right now?  That we have to combine teach again for 
part of the year next year.  It is a struggle.

10. Last song listened to?  Something by The Cars.

11. Last movie you saw?   Man Called Otto.

12. Are you allergic to anything?  dust and mold

13. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?  Saucony Tennis shoes.

14. What do you think of when you think of Australia?  Kolalas

15. Do you use smiley faces on the computer a lot?  yes

Friday, May 19, 2023

Saturday 9: Mirrors


Saturday 9: Mirrors (2013)

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

1) Is there a mirror in the room you're in now?  I am in my living room...we do not have a mirror in here.
2) In this song, Justin Timberlake tells his lover he just can't wait till they're together. What are you eagerly looking forward to today?  I am writing this on Thursday night, but eagerly looking forward to some sleep Saturday morning.
3) Justin Timberlake is known as a sharp dresser who is always on trend. What item have you recently added to your wardrobe?  I just bought a new teacher shirt.

4) Justin was an accomplished child performer who appeared on the entertainment competition show Star Search when he was just 11. When Crazy Sam was 11, her only job was loading and unloading the dishwasher, for which she received an allowance from her dad. Did you have chores when you were a kid?  I did.  I was pretty much in charge of the house cleaning and my laundry and my dad's laundry.  I did not get an allowance.
5) He says he tries never to miss breakfast, even on the road, and his favorite is peanut butter banana pancakes. Given the choice, do you prefer pancakes, french toast, or waffles?  It would depend on my mood.  Right now, french toast would be my choice.

6) When they were still in their teens, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears were sweethearts. Obviously it's been easy for him to keep up with her successes and problems over the years. Do you wonder what one of your exes is up to?  not really.
7) In 2013, when this song was popular, Pope Benedict resigned. Thinking of your working life, have you felt greater stress on your first day at a job, or your last?  The first day was always stressful for me.

8) Also in 2013, the NHL owners reached an agreement with the players union and avoided a strike. Have you ever belonged to a union?  I am part of MSTA (Missouri State Teachers Association) and my husband is in the Laborers union.  We have great insurance from my husband.

9) Random question: When was one of the first times when you felt like an adult?  Maybe when Josh was born and I was making important decisions.

Friday, May 12, 2023

Saturday 9: Mama Said


Saturday 9: Mama Said (1961)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This week's song is about a girl who remembers wise advice she received from her mother. Tell us about someone who advised you years ago and to this day you think, "They were right!"  My dad.  He always had simple advice, but oh so true.  I can still hear him telling me things even though he is gone now.

2) She sings about hearing chapel bells. Can you hear church bells ringing from your home?  unfortunately, no.
3) This week's featured artists are the Shirelles, a group formed in New Jersey in 1957. They are credited for beginning the girl group genre. Name another popular girl group.  The Bangles

4) In 1961, when this song was popular, Jacqueline Kennedy appeared on the cover of Ladies Home Journal three times. Is there a printed magazine in your home right now? If so, who is on the cover?  no magazines

5) This song was chosen in celebration of Mother's Day. More phone calls are made on Mother's Day than any other day of the year. Who was your last phone call from?  my husband Karl
6) Salons see a bump in appointments around Mother's Day every year. Partly because moms want to look good for their day, but also because hair, spa and nail services are a popular Mother's Day gift. When did you most recently go to a salon, and was it for your hair, complexion, or nails?  I went in March.  I have another appointment as soon as school gets out.  It was and will be for hair.

7) Similarly, restaurants experience a spike in reservations on Mother's Day. Where did you last dine out? Was a reservation required?  Karl and I had our anniversary this week...May 10th.  We ate at Applebee's,  no reservation.
8) The most popular Mother's Day gift is still the greeting card. Where do you card shop: drugstore, bookstore, card shop, etc.?  drugstore

9) Sam is celebrating Mother's Day with her mother's favorite, Hershey Bars. Would you prefer classic milk chocolate, dark chocolate or chocolate with almonds?  I am not picky at all about chocolate.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Tuesday 4 Meme- What Do You Think?


What Do You Think?


writing happy things

1.  What do you believe the purpose of life is? 

I believe ultimately, we are here to bring people to Christ to assure as many people as possible get to heaven.

2.  How do you handle stress ? What do you recommend to others who are stressed out?

I pray.   I would recommend that to people that are stressed out and even listening to daily inspirational messages.  I am currently listening to Walking In Grace on The Bible app.  I also do deep breathing.

3. What enjoyable things do you wish you could do more often? How would it improve your life?  I would like to go on more vacations.  I think they help you relax and give you good memories to think about.  It would help you recharge and do a better job at work.

4. Do you believe in God?   Why or why not? 

I absolutely do.  When I first was saved, I would pray and talk to God.  I would hear answers from Him.  Not audible, but I knew it was from God.  It was things that were going to happen and the event would always happen.  Lately, (the last two weeks) we have had rain in the forecast every day.  If you know my work situation you know recess is necessary for our sanity.  It is very loud in our classroom (32 5 year olds).  It has only rained one of those days where we missed recess.  I pray every single day over the classroom.  I have experienced too much to think that God was not real.   God helps me as I teach.  He shows me great ways to set up my classroom and ways to teach the kids.