Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Back in the Middle Again-Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Tell us about a time you found yourself 'in the middle of nowhere'. Was this deliberate?  When DD1 was about 4 years old, we had just moved to Cincinnati, so on Sundays we would go for a drive to get to know the area.  Sometimes we would go somewhere specific, and other times, we would get on a highway and drive, they have some beautiful barns in the country. One Sunday I said, "Oh, let's just get lost." and DD1 started crying, "I don't wannna get lost." We explained....and after that she would always want to know if we were lost, when we were out and about.  I always tried to choose my words better after that.

2. What's something you're 'in the middle of' today or this week? We are in the middle of our week with the grandsons and having a wonderful time.  They have grown so much and are little men.

3. At what age do you think 'middle age' begins? What does it mean to be 'middle aged'? I think middle age is your prime of life and begins sometime in your 40's and lasts a long time.

4. Ravioli, stuffed peppers, samosas, deviled eggs, steamed dumplings, pierogis, or a jelly donut...your favorite food (from this list!) with something yummy in the middle. Your favorite not on the list? They all sound yummy, I like cannoli. 

5. Albert Einstein is quoted as saying ''In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.' Would you agree? Have you found this to be true in your own life? Feel free to elaborate. I had a job in my younger mommy days that I didn't like. The bank was laying off and since I was 'last hired' I figured I would  be the first to be laid off and I could spend the summer with the girls and look for a new job.  They called me in and I was ready.... and they didn't fire me.  I had to scramble to find summer care....My Mom to the rescue!  About a week later I found an ad for a different job and was hired that day...I stayed 26 years with them loving most every day.

6. What's a song you remember loving from your middle school years? Do you love it still? Any of Chubby Checker's Twist music.  That was one dance I could problem! They can still make me time travel! 

7. May 18th is National Visit Your Relatives Day. Will you celebrate? Which relative would you visit if time, distance, and expense were not considered. On that date I will still be in Santa Barbara with the boys, they would be my top choice any time.

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8. Insert your own random thought here. These pretty well sum up my grandparenting.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Sunday Stealing

Monsters in the Closet Meme

Do you usually sleep with your closet door open or closed? 
Closed, not because of monsters....Since I moved the bed around, it opens right up to the edge of the bed.  I made for more space in the room, with the exception of the closet door.

Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotels? 
Mr BC use to travel for business and he use to haul them home....I threw away a whole shoe box full of them and other things, shower caps, sewing kits etc., when we moved to MO.

Have you ever ‘done it’ in a hotel room? 
Years ago, when we were younger.

Where is your next vacation? 
We are leaving soon for Santa Barbara.

Have you ever stolen a street sign before?  
I answered this question not too long ago. NO.

Who do you think reads these? 
Other folks who answer Sunday Stealing, etc. I always read and comment on anyone who comments on my blog. On really large memes, I don't comment and read every entry, usually the three above me and the three below me. Sometimes, my family.

Do you have a calendar in your room? Actually it is in the bathroom.
Where are you? In the living room, watching TV and answering this.

What’s your plan for the day? 
We have been getting the RV ready to travel.  I was cleaning, washing and figuring where we were going to put Mr BCs dialysis stuff.  We have some vacation supplies delivered to my daughter's for the trip home.

Are you reading any books right now? 
I have started book four of Game of Thrones.

Do you ever count your steps when you walk? 
Not always, but I do count stair steps as I go up or down....Why do I do that?

Do you ever dance even if there’s no music playing? 
All the time. I make my own music in my head.

Have you ever peed in the woods? Probably
Do you chew your pens and pencils? No
What is your “Song of the Week”? What is that?
Is it okay for guys to wear pink? Sure
Do you still watch cartoons? No, I will watch animated movies.
Whats your favorite love movie? Dr Zivago, I just saw it.
What do you drink with dinner? Ice Tea
What do you dip Chicken Nuggets in? BBQ 
What is your favorite food/cuisine? Mexican, we will eat good in CA.
What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
Last person you hugged/kissed? Mr BC, soon my grandsons.
Were you ever a boy/girl scout? Yes
Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine? No, I was a girl scout!

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

May Day Hodgepodge

  1. What's something fun you're looking forward to on your May calendar? Seeing the grandsons.  We are going to spend a couple of weeks in Santa Barbara.

2. What are some images that come to mind when you hear the word mother? 
Of mother.  She is gone now and I often find myself thinking....I should tell Mom, and sadly, I can't.  She was a good mother and an excellent grandmother....missed by all.

3. What's something beautiful you own or have seen that's made of glass? 
The stained glass windows in the Chapter House at Westminster Abbey, my picture is first and rather gloomy...a better picture below it from the internet.  I was able to get a picture of some of the paintings on the wall below the windows, they have found and are restoring. I wasn't sure I should photograph, as it was not allowed in the I didn't use flash. I love stained glass.

4. Was today typical? If not what made it unusual? Yesterday and today have been a little atypical...since we are trying to get Mr BC's appointment covered since we are leaving soon.  We had 3 different appointed tasks yesterday, and today...Tuesday....I had a man come out to fix my washing machine, our new lawn guy came well as I had to go to the bank, the pharmacy and get my hair cut, which did not happen. We are a bit over scheduled, trying to get ready for our trip.

5. What is a quality you wish you could have more of? 
I have always wished to be better organized and not have everything to do at the last minute.

6. What's the next major purchase you need to make? Will it happen in the month of May? We need an aluminium covered car port to protect the cars that don't get to be in the garage.  So far we haven't had hail damage....but we are bound to get some one day. It won't happen this month.

7. What responsibility/job/work did you dislike while growing up but has proved helpful to you as an adult? 
I can't think of anything right off hand, but Ya'll will have something that I will claim...Oh yeah!.  I still haven't used algebra ever in my life.

*** I forgot about a typing class in high school. I didn't do all that well...I would never win speed contests, but learning the keyboard has been vital.  
8. Insert your own random thought here.