Saturday, March 30, 2019

Sunday Stealing-Thought Provoking Questions, Part 2

1. If you had to teach something, what would you teach?  I am a teacher.  I teacher special education preschool and that is where I would stay.

What would you regret not fully doing, being or having in your life?  I have no regrets.

Are you holding onto something that you need to let go of?  probably, but I try not to.

When you are 80-years-old, what will matter to you the most?  family and health

When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards and just do what you know is right?  I always do what is right.

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?  Sometimes I like to think I stopped aging in my 30's...hee, hee.

Would you break the law to save a loved one?  It depends...maybe.

What makes you smile?  My son...he spent the whole day talking to me, he seemed so happy and if you have been following know this is a big deal! :)  He seemed so happy and laughed a lot.

When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?  I don't think so.

If you had the opportunity to get a message across to a large group of people, what would your message be?  Be Kind!

If the average human lifespan was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?  Nothing and I would be dead now.  How depressing!  Hee, hee.

What do we all have in common besides our genes that makes us human?  compassion, love, hope, drive, etc, etc.  We have more in common than we have differences.

If you could choose one book as a mandatory read for all high school students, which book would you choose?  To Kill A many writing techniques to teach.  Good book too.

Would you rather have less work or more work you actually enjoy doing?  more

What is important enough to go to war over? freedom

Which is worse, failing or never trying? never trying

When was the last time you listened to the sound of your own breathing?  Oh I hate that...I hear myself a lot when I am in bed.

What’s something you know you do differently than most people?  Well, I am not sure...I think I found out last week I take way more time to get ready and that is the case with my co-workers too.  They think I am crazy for getting up and taking so long to get ready in the morning, but other than that...I am not sure how other people do things.

What does ‘The American Dream’ mean to you?  home and a job, happiness, freedom and family.

Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?  just the mix that I am

Friday, March 29, 2019

Saturday 9- Fool on the Hill

Saturday 9: The Fool on the Hill (1968)

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

Chosen because Monday is April Fool's Day.

1) As an April Fool's prank, Taco Bell once announced they had purchased The Liberty Bell and renamed it The Taco Liberty Bell. Describe your perfect taco.  I like soft tacos with meat and cheese only....I know, I boring.  Sour cream would be ok too.

2) Similarly, as an April Fool's prank, the Ford Motor Co. was supposed to wipe out the national deficit by purchasing the naming rites to a beloved monument, renaming it the Ford Lincoln Mercury Memorial. What model car do you drive?  Toyota Camry

3) In 1998, Burger King got in on the April Fool's Day fun by promoting a special "Left-Handed Whopper," designed to be easier for a leftie to hold. Describe your perfect burger.  This is so guys are seeing what a 3 year old I really am.  I like a cheeseburger with ketchup only.

4) In 1962, when color TV was still new, a Swedish station pranked viewers by telling them they could convert their black/white sets to color by cutting up a nylon stocking and stretching it across the screen. Of course, in 1962, more women wore nylons and screens were smaller. How big is your TV? Are there any nylon stockings in your home?  55 inch...and I have some colored ankle nylons to wear with flats and slacks....not any full nylons, I haven't worn those in years.

5) In 1957, the BBC ran an April Fool's story about how the Swiss were enjoying a "bumper spaghetti crop," with spaghetti literally growing on trees. Viewers who called the station, asking how to grow a spaghetti tree of their own, were told to place a sprig of spaghetti in a can of tomato sauce and hope for the best. Have you ever fallen for an April Fool's prank?  Oh goodness yes, I hate April Fool's Day!  One time someone came in to my work and told me they hit my car.  I was like...don't's ok.  Hoping for the best of course and then they were like April Fool's Day. Meh :p

6) When Crazy Sam was growing up, her mother would surprise her on April Fool's Day by slipping a rubber worm or plastic spider in her lunch box. When you were in school, did you more frequently brown bag it or buy your lunch in the cafeteria line?  cafeteria, but I liked the lunches when I was in school...the lunches now are gross.  I take my lunch everyday.

7) This week's song was an international hit for Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66. Because of the song's bossa nova arrangement, everyone assumed the lead singer, Lani Hall, was Brazilian. She was a folk singer from Chicago. Sergio Mendes discovered her at a charity benefit. Can you think of a time when doing good really paid off for you?  I can't think of anything right now, but no matter what, I will always do the right thing.

8) In 1968, when this record was popular, Pierre Trudeau became Prime Minister of Canada. Today his son holds that office. When did you most recently visit our neighbor to the north?  I have never been to Canada.

9) Random question: Name three websites you visit every day.  Facebook, Twitter, my blog

Sigtag by Gloria.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Wednesday Medley- NATIONAL JOE DAY

National Joe Day - March 27


1.  Who is your favorite "Joe/Jo" and what can you tell us about him or her?  I have an Uncle Joe.  He is my dad's oldest brother and is still living, but very sick.  He has alzheimer' dad also had alzheimer's.  It is such a sad disease.
2.  Who were you named for and do you or did you know that person?  I was named after my Aunt middle name Lynn.
3.  Do you have a middle name and do you like it/use it?  It is fine, I never use is Lynn.  I mean, I do use it as my middle name, but I do not go by Lynn or call myself Lori Lynn or anything.  My dad called me Lori Lynn all of the time.
4.  Have you ever named your car?  Tell us about it, please!  I have never done that.  I had a friend in high school that did though.
5.  Tell us the name of a fictional character you have never forgotten and why you remember it so well.  Boo Radley from To Kill A Mockingbird.  I love that book and all of the symbolism, but when I was in college I dated a guy that always called me Boo because I was always looking out the window seeing what people were doing.  I did that when I was in high school too...looking for my neighbor.  I do not do it as much anymore.  I guess I am busy enough now...but I always remembered it because I think it made me look at myself and ask myself if I was too nosey.  It also made me laugh when I was in college.
6.  Share something random with us about your week.  I watched some NCAA women's basketball this week...the college I went to is in there and I was watching them.  Missouri State University.  They won, I am so excited.  We have not been in the tournament in a long time.
Here is one more sigtag from my friend Gloria.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Tuesday 4 Meme- TV Delights
TV Delights

1.   Favorite TV Chef To Watch And Learn From: I used to really love watching Emeril, but nowadays I enjoy watching Pioneer Woman...Ree Drummond.  I would be more likely to make something she cooks.

2.   Favorite TV Cooking Personality:  Ree Drummond

3.   Favorite Frozen TV Dinner (Yes Or No Reply And Why):  no, we do not eat frozen tv dinners.  We try to actually make dinner.

4.   Favorite Watching TV Movie Snack To Munch On:  I do not eat snacks or make a point of having a snack for a movie.  We are more likely to eat dinner and a probably pizza.

My friend Gloria is back online making some graphics!  She made the Easter blinkie over on the right column and she sent me this sigtag.  Isn't it so cute?  Go visit her and let her know if you visited by signing her guestbook, she is just getting her site back up.  Click the sigtag below or here is her link  Gloria's Graphics  .

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Sunday Stealing- Thought Provoking Questions, Part 1

1. When was the last time you tried something new?  Last Friday when my friend and I went out to eat at the Tea House.  I tried that restaurant for the first time and I tried their coconut cake for the first time!  I have been thinking about it ever since.

Who do you sometimes compare yourself to?  The people I work I doing as good of a job as I doing my part.

What’s the most sensible thing you’ve ever heard someone say?  Learn to say no.

What gets you excited about life?  When I get to do things I want to do.  I am so busy working and doing things for my mom or Josh that I do not do things for myself very often.  When I went out with my friend to mom called my house 3 times looking for me and then when I called her back she told me I could have come to her house to visit her instead. :/  I love to do things with her and I visit her every Friday, but if I plan something for myself I can never enjoy myself.  She goes out with her friends, so I do not really feel sorry for her.

What life lesson did you learn the hard way?  One decision can change your whole life path.  It can be exciting too though.

What do you wish you spent more time doing five years ago?  Taking care of myself and getting Josh to the doctor sooner.

Do you ask enough questions or do you settle for what you know?  HA!  I ask so many questions!

Who do you love and what are you doing about it?  My family.  I tell them and I show them.

What’s a belief that you hold with which many people disagree?  My belief in Jesus Christ.

What can you do today that you were not capable of a year ago?  cooking different items, my co-workers teach me things all of the time.

Do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength?  strength, this is how I release emotion.

What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?  not sure, I just do what I feel and let people judge away.

Do you celebrate the things you do have?  I think so.

What is the difference between living and existing?  taking chances

If not now, then when? God's timing

Have you done anything lately worth remembering?  I had a fun day with my friend out eating lunch and shopping.

What does your joy look like today?  my son

Is it possible to lie without saying a word?  yes

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?  We are all so critical of ourselves.  I would not want to be friends with someone who is as hard as I am on myself.

Which activities make you lose track of time?  Facebook and YouTube

Friday, March 22, 2019

Saturday 9- Young and Beautiful

Saturday 9: Young and Beautiful (2013)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) Lana Del Rey wrote this song for the soundtrack of The Great Gatsby. She wanted it to reflect the feelings of Daisy Buchanan. Have you read The Great GatsbyIt is one of my favorite books...YES!

2) In the 1970s, Robert Redford portrayed Jay Gatsby. In the 2013 version, Leonardo di Caprio played the part. In real life, both "Gatsbys" have helped raised funds for the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council). Are you careful about recycling and conserving water/electricity?  We have more in the past, I am not sure what happened with recycling.  We are careful to conserve water/electricity.

3) Lana Del Rey admits that she dropped out of college because she simply could not get the required math credits. When confronted with basic addition, subtraction, multiplication or division, do you do it in your head? Reach for pencil and paper? Or do you take advantage of the calculator that's on your desktop or phone?  We are talking my head.

4) She enjoys Kurt Cobain, Eminem, Elvis and Sinatra. Which of those four gentlemen did you listen to most recently?  I love her taste in music.  I probably heard Kurt Cobain most recently on the radio.  They play Nirvana a lot here on my stations I listen to.

5) Speaking of Sinatras, she has described her high maintenance look -- big hair, long nails, elaborate eye makeup, full lips -- as "Gangster Nancy Sinatra." How long does it take you, on an average day, to prepare to face the world? 1 1/2 hours, but if I am really awake...I can get ready in an hour.  I struggle during the work week getting up that early, so it takes a little longer.

6) She's a big soccer fan, and her favorite team is Liverpool FC. Here in the US, college basketball fans are currently obsessed with March Madness. What's the last sporting event that you watched?  Spring Training baseball...St Louis Cardinals

7) Her younger sister, Caroline, studied photography and is responsible for some of Lana's publicity pictures. Have you ever gotten a job because of a relative?  Probably my first job I got because my parents were eager for me to work and they had a friend that was a manager at McDonalds, so I started working there when I was 15.  I believe every single other job I have had has been on my own and not knowing anyone to get the job.

8) In 2013, when this song came out, Pope Francis became the first pope from a Latin American country. Latin America generally includes Mexico, most of Central and South America, and in the Caribbean, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. What's the farthest south that you've ever traveled? San Antonio, TX

9) Random question -- What button would you prefer your life to have: rewind, fast forward or a pause? rewind and I would rewind to when I was a stay at home mom and Josh was little and happy.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Wednesday Medley- Spring Begins!

SPRING BEGINS – Changes Annually March 19 – March 21SPRING BEGINS

1.  The first spring flowers are usually daffodils, dandelions, lilies, tulips, iris. and lilacs. Which one of those choices is your favorite?  Have you seen any yet?  My crocus and daffodils have bloomed and one of my tulips have started coming up.  I am not sure about the irises, I need to go check on them.  I kind of favor irises, I think they are so pretty and smell amazing.

2.  What is your least favorite thing about spring?  allergies

3.  Okay, what puts a spring in your step?  The joke, I am so motivated when the sun is out.

4.  What is your favorite springtime song?  Some of my favorite songs are "Summer" songs, but I will say "Centerfield" by John Fogerty since baseball is getting ready to start in the Spring. 

5.  What really says spring to you?  grass needing to be mowed, leaves growing on the trees and flowers blooming.  Basically everything turning green again.

6.  Tell us something random about your week.  I am on Spring Break this week, so Josh and I have been busy with dental appointments and my chiropractor appointment...I will get my hair done Wednesday and Josh has an appointment to get his hair cut on Thursday.   I stay busy over my breaks.  I hate to take off work.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Tuesday 4 Meme- Help! S.O.S.

Help! S.O.S.

1.   If you were trapped in a cellar, who would you want to rescue you and why?  My husband, he always knows what to do and he makes me feel safe.  My Grandparents had a cellar and I liked to play in it, so I am not sure this would completely freak me out.

2.   If you had a flat tire on a lonely road how would you handle it?  Call my husband, I do not know how to change a tire.  He can fix everything.

3.   If you were behind an isle in a store where it was being held up what would you do?  Dial 911 and hope they would track my call.   Maybe try to whisper help.  I hope that never happens.

4.   If you saw someone being attacked would you run away, call 911, or try to help?  I would like to say I would try to help,  but people are crazy.  I would probably dial 911 and give as many details as I could.  I hope this never happens either.  If the person was getting hurt, I might make a lot of noise hoping the bad person would run away, but I would hide.  I am older and I am a chicken.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Sunday Stealing- Cookie Questions

I just learned that March 6 was was National Oreo Cookie day, so in honor, here are some cookie questions

1. Do you eat Oreos?  YES!  I love them.

If you eat Oreos, which are your favorite – original, double stuff, golden original, golden double stuff, Oreo brownies, Oreo ice cream? original, but I really enjoy the golden original also.  We have the golden original ones at our house right now.

Do you twist your Oreos apart? no

Are you able to pass by a plate of cookies and not take one or are you a bit of a 'Cookie Monster'?  
I LOVE cookies, I am definitely a cookie monster!  I would for sure stop and grab a cookie.
Tell us about your favorite cookie. Crunchy, soft, chewy, crumbly, other? a bit of a mix of crunchy and soft...just a bit of crunch.

Have your tastes changed since you were a kid?  I don't think so, I have always loved cookies

Enquiring minds want to know if you are a dunker and, if so, do you dunk in milk, coffee, or tea?  not a dunker

It is that time of year and they are selling them on every corner and in front of every store!  Do you buy Girl Scout cookies and if you do, which is your favorite
I usually do buy Girl Scout cookies, but I did not this year.  I like to try new ones,  but Thin Mints cannot be beat.
 9.  Raw cookie dough.  Yay or Nay?  Yay, but I do not eat it anymore.  I loved eating it when I was younger.
Do you like cookies with filling?  yes.

Do you prefer organic cookies?  I do not know

Large cookies, or small cookies?  medium

Do you like familiar flavours in cookies?  yes

Do you make your own cookies, or buy them?  both

Please tell us something random about your week!!  We had parent teacher conferences last week, so Friday we had a short day...we had meetings and we were done at noon.  Then my co-worker and I went out and had a really nice lunch at Spring Creek Tea Room...I had Ham & broccoli quiche, loaded potato soup and a hot roll.  They are famous for their desserts, so I had a piece of coconut cake.  It was so good!  Then we went shopping for a little bit.  I bought 4 tops for Spring.  It was a good outing!  I had a lot of fun.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Saturday 9- Molly Malone

Molly Malone
Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here.

1) Are you of Irish descent?  I am adopted, so not sure.
2) Legend has it that the heroine of this week's Irish ballad was a real lass. 17th century birth and burial records confirm that a woman with that name lived in Dublin. Can you think of another song about a real historic figure?  The only song coming to mind is Elton John's Goodbye England's Rose about Princess Diana.

3) Molly sold fish from a cart that she wheeled through the streets. What's the last seafood you ate?  fish

4) The lyrics tell us that, after her death, her ghost continues to wander the streets of Dublin with her wheel barrow. Do you believe in ghosts?  I haven't had any experiences with them.

5) This week's featured band, The Dubliners, are obviously from Dublin. They were introduced to American audiences on The Ed Sullivan Show. Today, Stephen Colbert tapes his show in The Ed Sullivan Theater. Who hosted the last talk show you watched?  Probably Kathie Lee and Hoda.

6) Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional St. Patrick's Day dish. Is it a favorite of yours?  no

7) According to Irish legend, leprechauns earned the gold in the pot they guard by repairing shoes. Crazy Sam can't remember the last time she got a pair of shoes repaired. When the heels wear away, she discards the shoes and buys new ones. What about you? Do you get your shoes fixed (either by leprechauns or just by ordinary repairmen)?  I do not think I have ever had a pair of shoes fixed.  Is that expensive?  I would think it would be expensive.

8) Do you look good in green, the signature color of St. Patrick's Day?  I look ok, but I have green eyes, so I feel like that is a lot of green.  It was my favorite color in college, so I wore it all of the time.

9) Random question: Did you more recently sneeze or cough?  I believe sneeze...I am starting to have allergies.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019





Make an effort to help someone who is struggling or having a problem. Use #GoodSamaritanDay to post on social media.
1.  When did someone come to your rescue and can you tell us about it?  Maybe my co-worker...we help each other out all of the time. We work with children that can have difficult behavior.  It is just easier to have each other to depend on for help.
2.  When did you help someone out of a jam and can you tell us about it?  See above.  I am there for my co-worker as well.
3.  What are your thoughts on being a good Samaritan?  Some states (like Florida) have even passed Good Samaritan laws so you don't get into trouble with the law for trying to help someone.  I think it is great to help people.  It is also good to have those laws to protect those that try to help.
4.  Thursday is National Pi Day.  It's a fun play on the date 3.14.  Will you have some pie to celebrate?  Probably not
5.  Did you know that Pi is the most studied number in mathematics?  Are you good with numbers?  Goodness no!  Math is my worst subject.
6.  Tell us something random about your week.  So remember Wacky Wednesday last week?  This week we are having Pirate/Prince or Princess day tomorrow.  I am going to be a Pirate.  We have also had parent /teacher conferences this week.  Next week is Spring Break.  Here is my picture of me on Wacky Wednesday.  We ended up not doing our hair pink.  My name for the day was Mrs. Frizzle and all of the kids had different old names too.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Tuesday 4 Meme- A Delight for The 4 Senses

A Delight for The 4 Senses

1.   I love the taste of…? coconut cream pie

2.   I love the sight of…?  The sun

3.   I love the touch of…?  My dog's fur, it feels like velvet.

4.   I love the smell of…?  clean laundry

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Sunday Stealing- Popular Queen Songs

Bohemian Rhapsody - What matters to you more than anything in the world?  My relationship with Jesus, but after that...Family

Don’t Stop Me Now - What makes you feel unstoppable?  That Jesus has my back and I am never alone.

Another One Bites The Dust - What one thing would you wipe off the face of the earth? Sickness such as cancer and also mental health problems.

Under Pressure - How stressed are you currently?  not too bad...I worry about Josh, but other than that, not too stressed.

We Will Rock You - What was the last concert you went to?  Hillsong United came to our church and that was an awesome concert!

Somebody To Love - Are you looking for somebody to love?  not romantically, but always looking for friends to love...or animals.

We Are The Champions - What achievement are you most proud of?  My son.

Radio GaGa - What do you think of today’s popular music?  I like it

I Want To Break Free - If you could move to any part of the world, where would you want to live?  I would just want to stay in the U.S.A.  If my mom were close to wherever I was, I would love to move closer to the ocean.

Love Of My Life - Have you ever had your heart broken?  yes

Killer Queen - What is your favourite thing about yourself?  my attitude and outlook on things

The Show Must Go On - What is something you will never give up?  Jesus and my family

Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Name some of your favourite musicians.  not sure, I love so many different kinds of music and when I think of musicians, I think I am just not sure.  Even if we are talking about singers, I am not sure.  Maybe Freddie!

Who Wants To Live Forever - If you could be immortal, would you?  no

Fat Bottomed Girls - What are some traits you look for in a partner?  Honest, smart, funny, easy to talk to, but a huge reason I married my husband was because he is a Christian and we share the same beliefs.

I Want It All - If you could have anything in the world, what would it be?  Since it has to be a "thing" I will say a new house.

I LOVE Queen!  I just want to listen to all of these songs now!