Saturday, May 26, 2012

Self-Esteem-Saturday 9

1. How was your self esteem growing up?
From 6th grade through high school I was on the chubby side so I don't think that led to high self-esteem so I have struggled with my self-esteem some what, but it was never life altering.

2. Do you ever have a hard time with morals?

3. Do you eat in bed? If yes, what? 
I have eaten ice cream in bed when we had a TV in the bedroom.  I ate in bed when I broke my ankle several years ago.

4. What was the last movie you hated and why?
One movie I though was really really awful was House of the Spirits, It had a wonderful cast but was truly awful.  I found out it was a book by Isabel Allende and I thought the story had potential but was not adapted well by the screenwriters.  I read it and was hooked by Allende.  Movies made from popular books are rarely done well.

5. Have you ever felt that you lost it all? If yes, explain.
I lose my temper every so often.  I felt I lost my touch at training at work, as I got older and the trainees got younger.  I should have retired a few years ago. When I lost both my parents I felt that I had lost all opportunity to find out who they really were.

6. Have you ever been stalked?
Only by Mr Bankerchick.  We broke up for a week or so, early in our relationship and he watched me in the parking lot when the store I worked at had closed, to see what I was up to, I saw his car and knew he was there.  He admitted to it when we got back together.

7. Do you believe in 'self help' for problems, or do you prefer therapy?
"Let me share this with you". I like to work through my own issues.   I would never go to therapy. I am not concerned about others who have gone through it, but it is not for me.

8. What celebrity do you think should make a run for office?
John Stewart from The Daily Show. He is so smart and intellegent.

9. Do you believe in happy endings? (We do. That why this is the last question!)
I think most contented people have Happy Endings, but for many unhappy, discontented people or for those who live in chaos, there are not happy endings.

Friday, May 25, 2012


The only picture I could find of the CA Condo.
We sold our house and are in Escrow which closes on June 13..  It is an all cash deal, AS IS!

The buyer lives in our complex and is going to remodel for his daughter.  We decided this was our best option as, we are not upside down, we aren't using a realtor, and we don't have to spend a lot of $$$ remodeling the kitchen and painting.  So far it is going smoothly.

With only 30 days we are spending a lot of time packing what is left and cleaning.  We were in the garage with a big dumpster yesterday and I am tired. I have a lot of stuff for Goodwill and Sunday my brother and I will finally go through pictures and personal item from my Mother.  We just boxed it up as we could not face going through it all when we sold her house.  I guess 10 years later we might be ready.

Mr BC is going to drive our car back to MO next week and fly back to finish up packing and rent a storage place for what we can't move this trip, then we are done. I will stay here to clean the house.  As Is, for me, does not include leaving a dirty house. I am so happy but too busy to keep up with the Blog, so I will be gone for a few weeks, with maybe only a Saturday 9 or two.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Touch Me in the Morning-Saturday9

1. Who or what sleeps with you?
Mr Bankerchick and Totem our Jackawawa,, unless we have gas, then Totes is gone. Gwennie is under the bed snoring louder than Mr BC.

2. Last time you saw your high school best friend?
Over 20 years ago, but we just found each other on Facebook.
3. What do you do when you're sad? 
Mope around or worry.  I rarely cry any more unless it is due to a death.
4. What do you wear when you are relaxing around the house?
In the winter...sweats or flannel PJ bottoms.  The rest of the year, leggings or shorts. T-shirts all year long.5. What did you do immediately after high school?
I went to Pasadena City College, that is where I met Mr BC.
6. Is anyone on your bad side right now?
Oklahoma, North Carolina and Republicans.
7. What's the first thing you do when you get online?
Play the daily word game on Merriam-Webster, read the news, visit
8. What jewelry are you wearing?'s 3 in the morning.
9. Post a current song that you like. (Or name it and tell us why you like it.)
I listen to music, but it isn't current. I like the oldies, classical, Macy Gray and Andrea Bocelli (or Bowl a'Chili as Mr BC calls him)

Friday, May 04, 2012

Back to California

1. After a while, I get tired of going back and forth between Missouri and California.
2.  I do get to see the grandsons and my daughter at least.
3. Well, anyway, it puts us closer to full Missouri residency.
4.  Thunder and lightening storms this week, were very scary to me.
5. I always want to put a pillow over my head like my Mom use to do.
6. The thought of selling my house keeps me going;
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to an Amarillo TX, motel room tomorrow my plans include Flagstaff AZ and Sunday, I want to arrive in California and sleep in my king sized bed!

Well as you can see we are off to California again today and I can't sleep.  We get to see Caшa, Лука, our grandsons, but that is the only blessing.  We are very tired of making this trip and have looked for almost any reason this time, to postpone it, however, we have to go and get this move behind us.
As a final post for a few days I thought I would try the Friday Fill Ins.....some of the folks who do the Saturday 9 meme do this one as well