Friday, August 12, 2016


Those pesky books keep me from putting many stories here these days but I do love a good meme. I hope you don't mind me keeping in touch in this way. Our sweet Ella has a new one she's done. I'll try that one next week.

1. Do you like blue cheese?

I really do!

2. Have you ever smoked?

Smoked what?

3. Do you own a gun?

I have my shot-gun and that’s all I’ll admit to at the moment.

4. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

I love ice-cream of all kinds, but peach is my favorite.

5. Do you get nervous before Doctor visits?

Rarely, at my age it’s practically a hobby.

6. What do you think of hot dogs?

I rarely do. Fine I suppose.

7. Favorite Movie?

I love movies and can’t really pick a favorite. Anything with Jimmy Stewart or Tom Hanks.

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?

I definitely want my coffee!

9. Do you do push ups?
Take a wild guess.

10. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry?

So many to choose from! Tom loves to give me jewelry and I love to wear it. I do love my diamond earrings.

11. Favorite hobby?

I love shooting, I love dancing and I love driving Tom crazy – how could I pick a favorite?

12. Do you have A.D.D.? 

No I don’t think so.

13. What’s the one thing you dislike about yourself?

I’m not thrilled with my weight, but I can tolerate it.

14. What is your middle name?


15. Name three thoughts at this moment.

I enjoy memes, the chocolate chips cookies smell like their ready to come out of the oven, it’s nearly time for Tom to come home.

16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink?

Coffee, wine, a variety of mixed drinks.

17. Current worry?

What to wear to an up coming wedding.

18. Current annoyance right now?

Lily says I have to wait until the cookies cool.

19. Favorite place to be?

Anywhere with Tom.

20. How do you ring in the new year?

We usually have a bond fire here on the river.

21. Where would you like to go?

We haven’t been to the island in a while, I’d like to go there.

22. Name three people who will complete this?

I really don’t know.

23. Do you own slippers?

I own several pairs.

24. What color shirt are you wearing right now?

It’s pink.

25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?

No, they’re terribly hot.

26. Can you whistle?

I can. I finally got Tom used to it and Lily doesn’t think it’s ladylike – goodness!

27. What are your favorite colors?

I love most colors – bright blue for evening wear, coral for daytime.

28. Would you be a pirate?

I don’t think so.

29. What songs do you sing in the shower?

I would never sing if there is a chance I’d be overheard. But I sing quite well in the car alone.

30. Favorite girl's name?


31. Favorite boy's name?


32. What’s in your pocket right now?

No pockets in what I’m wearing.

33. Last thing that made you laugh?

Sue and Lily fussing.

34. Best toy as a child?

I remember a stuffed dog.

35. Worst injury you ever had?

The most annoying was a broken hand a few years ago.

36. Where would you love to live?

Right here on the river is the best place on earth.

37. How many TV’s do you have?

Several, two get used on occasion.

38. Who is your loudest friend?

Sue, of course.

39. How many dogs do you have?

Willow is our one and only.

40. Does someone trust you?

Lots of people trust me, and I trust them.

41. What book are you reading at the moment?

I’m in between books at the moment.

42. What’s your favorite candy?

I like Kit-Kats

43. What’s your favorite sports team?

Drew’s high school basket ball team.

44. Favorite month?


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Have I ever? Well probably.

I love joining in on question posts like this. Thank you Ella for giving me the chance.

1.  Said something very rude to a doctor during childbirth?

I’ve said a rude thing or two to the occasional doctor, but not during childbirth.

2.  Seen someone pop their eyeball out?

 Heavens no!

3.  Had your stomach pumped?

 I have. I don’t recommend it.

4.  Been to a drag show with a very large gay man?

Absolutely! It was all Sue’s idea, she forced me. I had no choice in the matter. And I hope Tom never finds out.

5.  Eaten a worm?

 I have not.

6.  Run a nifty, little money-making business when you were 11-12 years old buying girlie magazines for the boys in the neighborhood?

I don’t think that was approved of in the circle to which my family belonged.
7.  Crawled through an underground storm sewer for 5 blocks?
I don’t think so, but I have woken up a time or two and felt it might have been a possibility.

8.  Lied about your weight?

Just a little. Tom fusses if I lose a pound so I just tell him I’m staying the same.

9.  Needed your husband to help you up the stairs because you were inebriated?

Everyone has to throw in an unnecessary question like this.
10.  Seen a movie star in an airport?

We shared a lounge once with Maureen O'Hara (wonderful woman, spanked by John Wayne himself) an once with Clint Eastwood.

11.  Walked out of a movie?

I did once, but it was the man I was with and not the movie. I poured my drink on him as I left. Pre-Tom any man who made me angry was fair game.

12.  Sat on a jury?

No, but I always thought it would be very interesting.
13.  Told a child, "Because I said so."

I tell Ryan and Allie that often, but they ignore me.

14.  Ran a cash register in a small grocery store when you were 8 years old?

I’d never even handled money at that time.

15.  Wrote a eulogy for a parent?

I was specifically not invited to the funeral of either of my parents. 

16.  Heard a song you were sure was written and sung just for you?
That First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, by Roberta Flack, had to have been written about Tom and me.

17.  Roasted chestnuts on an open fire?

We do this every Christmas.

18.  Eaten 44 shrimp at one sitting?
I never counted, but I do love my shrimp. 

19.  Thrown all phones in a drawer for the entire weekend?
I’d be fine with that – most of the time I’ve had a cell phone I’ve wanted to throw it in the river.

20.  Gone on a vacation all by yourself?

No! That sounds horrible. I’d want to be with Tom or the girls.

I so love reading what everyone else posts, and I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

I’m so happy to have you

I know you have many places to stop by today and I’m delighted to be one of your stops.  I realize my blog is different from most and perhaps a little off the norm, but I still love visitors and I still try my best to answer every comment. Should you by chance have a question for me or Tom or Sue or Lily or any of us feel free to ask and I promise to get back to you.