Friday, July 31, 2015

Ella's Meme - I didn't want to be left out

Ella, thank you for creating this meme. I hope you don't mind me joining in.

Take a look at your walls at home. Which picture/object is your favorite and why? Bonus points if you post a picture.

Tom bought this picture for our bedroom when we moved to the river. It’s in the bedroom over the fireplace.

What is/are your favorite perfume(s)?

Chanel Coco Noir and White Diamonds 

How many pairs of shoes do you own?  Have you ever hidden new shoes from your spouse?

Tom has thrown the name of Imelda Marcos around in the past, but he’s given up the fight now. My shoes have their own closet and I put them in there. Is that hiding them?

Snacks - Sweet, Salty, or Both?  If you could choose 1 snack, and it magically had no calories, what would it be?

I’m more likely to snack on sweets. I’d love it if a good rich Napoleon didn’t have any calories.

What are your favorite cut flowers?

I’m not sure there are any flowers I don’t love. But lilies are just beautiful.  

Without using a real name, describe one person in your life with whom you have a hard time being patient.

I am often irritated by one of Tom’s friends. He is bossy and opinionated and feels he has the right to comment on my activities at times. His only good quality is a lovely, young wife.

What food do you love that your spouse hates?  What food does your spouse love that is "yecch" to you?

I love fast food occasionally – McDonalds, Wendy’s, Bojangles, Tom does not. Tom likes his vegetables, all of them. I'm more selective.  

What is a song you associate with meeting your honey?

Not so much when we were dating, but early in our marriage we woke one morning to hear Roberta Flack singing First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. We were both captured by the song and I still usually cry when I hear it.

Do you have a favorite movie that you like to watch every few months or once a year?

I love to watch old movies. Fried Green Tomatoes is one of my favorites and I watch it every month or so.

What collection(s) do you have?  How did your collection start?  (Add a picture if you like.)

I have some Gone with the Wind figurines, as well as some of the houses, but it’s not a large collection.

Where would you like to go on your next vacation?  Is there somewhere else on your Bucket List?

I really like going to the island anytime we can get away, but I’d love to go back to Greece some day. Tom doesn’t seem anxious to go overseas these days.

If you could only buy clothes at one store, at what store would you shop?

Gracious, this is like asking me to pick a favorite child! Shopping is my favorite sport, if you make me pick one I’ll go with Eddie Bauer.

What gift(s) from your spouse have been the most loved and appreciated?

Tom gives fantastic gifts – but nothing has been much better than our home on the river.

Name one item of your spouse's clothing that you would love to throw away.

There’s a slipper that needs to be trashed immediately.

What is the submissive action (or inaction) of which you are most proud?

Did you have to ask this question?

Thursday, July 30, 2015


I’m sorry to disappoint – this is a message from PK. Usually only Cassie’s voice is heard here (or occasionally Sue’s), but I need to talk/explain/ask what should be done here. There is another Cassie book coming out next month and it’s one that is very special to me – but to my friends here, to the loyal handful that read Cassie’s blog, it will still be what you have read here. I’ve always wanted to turn Cassie’s life into a series of books. When the first ones came out I did much rewriting to shape them into better stories adding things and letting you in on more stories and dialogue. As the blog continued over the years I felt the writing got better and now when a book comes out it’s not new to you truly loyal blog readers.

This book coming still relies on the stories Cassie has told here, the next one also. But there are new stories in the future if my publisher is willing to continue the series with me. I’m uncertain as to what to do. If I post them here then there won’t be any surprised for you when subsequence books come out, yet I don’t want this blog to die. I can’t have them here if BB is going to be gracious enough to publish them for me later. There is my dilemma.

I don’t have a solution yet, but I wanted those who have read here regularly to know you may know most of the stories in this new book, well if you read back in 2012. I have tried to expand and add detail, but I wanted you all to know before you decided about buying the new book.  When there is completely new stories that none of you have heard I will be sure to make you aware. If any of you have ideas or suggestions for me – I’m all ears.