Six Word Saturday…

Wow, it’s anotherSaturday…and it’s the last one in February!  My six words for this Saturday are:    Fun watching others playing this game!!!

Our church had our Valentine’s Day Family Night a few nights ago.  For entertainment, some of the couples played a game.  The ladies had to sit in a chair,  and remove their shoes while their partners were being blindfolded.  Then someone threw the ladies’ shoes all over the floor.  The men then had to get down in the floor blindfolded,  crawl around, listen to their wives directions, and try to find their partner’s shoes!  It was hilarious to watch!  The picture above is of my daughter and her husband playing the game.  Sadly, they came in last because my daughter can’t give good directions! 

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Published in: on February 27, 2010 at 10:41 am  Comments (9)  
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Thoughts On St. Patrick’s Day…Friday Giveaway

the "year round tree" decorated for St. Patrick's Day

This week I put away the Valentine’s Day decorations, and brought out the St. Patrick’s Day ones.  Of all of the holidays that I decorate for, St. Patrick’s Day is my least favorite.  In fact, when I was growing up as a child, the only thing that I knew about St. Patrick’s Day was– if you didn’t wear green on that day–you were going to get pinched! 

In 1972, when Ed and I got married and moved to Savannah, Georgia–we learned a lot more about St. Patrick’s Day.  For instance, the city goes “all out” for St. Patrick’s Day–beginning with a breakfast complete with green grits!  The city colors their fountains green, and has one of the largest parades and celebrations found anywhere in the U. S. A.  Ed and I have never been to a St. Patrick’s Day Parade or any of the other festivities.  We don’t really care for the crowds or the partying atmosphere.

St. Patrick’s Day is special to me because it’s the day that Ed and I left Savannah, and moved back to our home town…way back in 1977.  On this March 17, we will have lived on this little piece of land for 33 years.  We chose to move on that day because it was a holiday for Ed.  So, while most of the rest of Savannah was celebrating in 1977–we were moving back home!

some of my St. Patrick's Day collectibles

When I worked in first grade, I enjoyed celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with the children.  We’d color rainbows with pots of gold at the end, or color and cut out little leprechauns to decorate our walls.  We usually had some kind of green cookie or cupcake for a snack–and sometimes we’d pretend that leprechauns came to visit the classroom while we were gone to lunch.  Once we returned from lunch and found little pots of gold covered chocolate coins on all the desks!  What fun! 

While St. Patrick’s Day is my least favorite holiday–or whatever you call it–I do collect and display decorations.  This year I added some outside decorations on my porch–just so my granddaughter who lives next door could enjoy seeing them.  I have two light-up shamrocks on the windows. Now I think my house looks sort of like an Irish Pub!

a few more things on display

My husband comes home from work, sees the boxes of decorations in the middle of the floor–and rolls his eyes!  He just doesn’t “get it”.  He doesn’t understand why I  take the time, and go to the trouble to put out decorations…I guess it’s just a woman’s thing–or maybe it’s just a “Kathy thing”.

What are your thoughts about St. Patrick’s Day?  Do you celebrate?  Do you decorate?  Do you know why it is celebrated?  What do you think about decorating?  Do you wear green on St. Patrick’s Day?  Just leave any kind of comment concerning St. Patrick’s Day,  and I will enter your name in the drawing for my St. Patrick’s Day Gift Bag.  The bag contains a pair of shamrock socks, 2 beaded shamrock necklaces, and a bottle of Bath and Body Works White Citrus(I like this scent) antibacterial hand soap–all tied up in a neat little bag with a  green bow!

The winning comment number will be chosen on Monday morning–courtesy of Random.org.  Have a great weekend everyone–and Good Luck!

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Published in: on February 26, 2010 at 12:06 am  Comments (10)  
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Views On Getting Older… We Seem To Be Turning Into His Parents!

Kathy and Ed on Valentine's Day 2010

It’s official folks…my husband and I are quickly turning into his parents…sort of!  We have vivid memories of them aging through the years, and these days we often find ourselves repeating some of their habits.

The first and most bothersome thing I’ve noticed is the fact that my  husband has difficult time hearing.  This is not a new problem, it’s just getting worse.  In order for him to hear the television, he has the volume so loud I nearly jump out of my skin!  I even bought him one of those little gadgets to help him hear–he refuses to use it!  Ed’s daddy did the same thing.  I remember Ed’s mama trying to get her husband to go and get his hearing checked, but he always refused.  Once she even made him an appointment–and he made her cancel it!  My husband is the same way.  Despite my repeated efforts–he refuses.  So….he rarely knows what is being said on television…or anywhere else for that matter!

I’ve also tried (unsuccessfully) to get him to go to the dentist AND the optometrist.  I might as well be talking to the wall!  He needs glasses, but refuses to go get his eyes checked because he knows that he has cataracts–and is afraid they will tell him it’s time for the surgery!  I’ve assured him that he can “just say no”!  

 Oh my, just the thought of going to the dentist makes his blood pressure rise–a lot!  He has a deep fear of the dentist… from his childhood.  I think he’s been to the dentist twice in the past 40 years, need I say more?  He is a “stickler” for taking care of his teeth, however.  He brushes and flosses twice as long as I do–and I visit the dentist regularly.

The latest habit that I’ve noticed my husband picking up is eating two cookies( chocolate covered grahams) after his meals.  I prefer Oreos!  As they grew older, Ed’s parents always kept a package of cookies(Big Sixties) on the table, and his daddy always ate a couple of cookies for dessert.  Ed’s daddy also jumped up and began clearing away the dinner dishes as soon as he was finished eating–whether anyone else was finished or not!  Ed is guilty of that habit, too!  You’d better hold onto your plate…

The other night Ed saw a co-worker that he hadn’t seen in a while.  He couldn’t get over how much she had aged.  He rarely comments on anyone’s appearance, so it must’ve been bad.  She was telling him about all of these vitamins and stuff that she is taking… and he was thinking , it’s not working for you…

After that we started talking about getting old.  He said “I’m pushing seventy!” (not true…he just turned 60)  I said to him “Well, your daddy lived to be 80, and your mama is about to be 89, so you come from “good stock”.  He says to me very seriously…”Well, men don’t live as long as women–the women “hell-hack” the men to death, then spend the rest of their lives complaining because the men died!”  Oh my goodness…I thought I’d die on the spot!  After all of these years, I finally know Ed’s view on “old age”–and women!  All I can say to that comment is…Ed’s lucky that I have mellowed in my old age…and have a good sense of humor these days…

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Random Dozen…Wednesday’s Hop

1. Have you ever fired a gun or shot a bow and arrow?  Yes, I have fired my husband’s rifle, and tried to shoot his bow and arrow.  I decided that I am not coordinated enough to shoot the bow and arrow!

2. Do you know where your childhood best friends are?   Yes, but not any early childhood friends.  My best friend from high school and I still keep in touch.  She and I were friends all four years of high school, and she was my maid-of-honor when I got married.  I have one other friend from that era that I also keep in touch with.  I’ve known both ladies for over 40 years. 

3. Do you usually arrive early, late, or on time?  I am a stickler about being on time, so I usually arrive a little early.  I can’t deal with tardiness!  It’s my “school teacher” mentality…

4. Are you more of a New York or California type?  Umm.  I’m not sure what those types are.  I’ve heard that New Yorkers are a bit rude, and Californians are a bit liberal, but I don’t know if that is true or not.  I’d probably lean more toward New York though, I tend to be conservative.

5. Do you have a special ring tone?  No.  I rarely turn my cell phone on unless I need to call someone–so I rarely hear it ring.  I hate to talk on the phone–that comes from several years of being a receptionist/switchboard operator…

6. What is your favorite type of chip? It’s a love/hate relationship–with Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips…at first I didn’t like them, but the taste grew on me!  I know, it’s weird.

7. Best comedy you’ve ever seen is ….the old Carol Burnett Shows!  My husband and I would watch it every week, and nobody has ever done comedy any better than Carol and company–in my opinion.

8. Have you ever cut your own hair? To quote Dr. Phil, “How’d that work for ya?”  Yes, I actually have cut my own hair several times.  Sometimes I’d fix it after the hair dresser cut it uneven, or trim the front of it in between haircuts.  I think it works for me.  I have also cut my daughter’s hair, her daughter’s hair, and trimmed my sons’ hair.  Let’s face it…I like to cut hair–I used to cut my doll’s hair when I was little!  I’ve only “botched” one haircut–on my son when he was little.  The clippers “got away” from me…

9. If you were going to have an extreme makeover, would you rather it be about your house or your personal self? Well, our house it relatively new–less than 3 years old.  It’s not fancy, mind you, but my husband and I built and decorated it ourselves, and we like it…so, I’d have to say I’d rather have the make-over on myself.  I could use some work…actually, at my age, I could use a LOT of work!

10. Are you allergic to anything? No foods that I know of.   As for medications, the one allergy that causes the biggest problem is betadine solution.  That’s what they normally use to scrub patients with before surgery(or childbirth).  I found out that I was allergic when I was scrubbed with it before being catherized…ouch!

11. Why is it so hard to change? That is a good question!  I hate change of any kind.  I like being stuck in my familiar little way of doing things.  The unknown scares me.  I have made changes in my life at times, and usually was happy with the results, but it’s still very hard…and I am very “hard-headed”.

12. One last question dedicated to February love: CS Lewis said, “To love is to be vulnerable.” Please share one example of that assertion or share any thought you’d like to about this topic.   My thoughts are this…when you love, you always run the risk of being hurt in some way, but the experience of loving and being loved is more than worth the risk.  There are all kinds of love–the love of your spouse, the love of your children, the love of a pet…each one is very different, but all are wonderful to experience–and sometimes painful.   

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Published in: on February 24, 2010 at 10:55 am  Comments (6)  

A Snowy Night In Georgia…Tuesday’s Blog Hop

It had been over twenty years since we had seen any snow in our area.  Our last snowfall was in December of 1989–just a couple of days before Christmas!  Our children were ages 11, 7, and 4 that year.  Of course, we went outside and played in the snow, made a snowman,  and took  a few pictures.  The years passed, and most of those snow memories faded from the minds of our children.

Our weatherman predicted snow a couple of times this winter, but nothing ever came of it….so when they began predicting snow for a third time, I really didn’t pay them much attention.  Friday, February 12, people were bustling with excitement.  Our schools closed early and everyone was in anticipation of the impending snowfall.  I didn’t have to go anywhere, so I just went on with my daily routine.  I wasn’t sure if we’d see snow or not.

Georgia snowflakes falling in the dark...

Finally, shortly after dark, the snowflakes began to fall where we live!  We’d been watching the news and weather, and knew that snow was finally headed our way.  We’d hoped that it would arrive during daylight hours, but that was not the case.  As we looked outside  our back door into the darkness, it looked like a blizzard–or what I imagine a blizzard would look like.   The flakes were very large, and very thick. Within two hours, the ground was covered with about two to three inches of white, powdery snow.

Son Brad's first snow angel...

All three of our now-grown children showed up at our house to celebrate the snowfall, and go  outside to play in it.  They made a snowman, there were snowball fights, and our youngest son even made his first snow angel.  I watched from the warmth and safety of indoors, as our grown children played in the snow, lighted by the light beaming from the side porch light.  I couldn’t get over their excitement, then I realized that it was the first snowfall that they really remembered.

Jennifer, Brad, and Madison pose with the snowman...

If it had been daytime, I would’ve been outside in the middle of the activity, but since it was dark, and the surfaces were icy and slippery, I hesitated to go outside.  I was afraid I’d fall.  Finally, after everyone had their fill of playing in the snow–and running in and out–I ventured out into the dark night to view the snow.  By then it had almost stopped snowing, and the snow was beginning to melt because of the warmth of the ground.  What I could see was beautiful.  I took a few pictures in total darkness, and carefully slipped back into the warmth of the house.  I didn’t even make a snowball!

me posing for a quick pic before heading back inside...

I’ve seen snow about four times in my life.  My thoughts about snow are always the same.  It’s beautiful to look at, but very messy to get out in.  I prefer admiring it from indoors.  It has the appearance of being powdery and dry, but it is actually cold and wet!  I’m glad that I don’t live where it snows very often.  Snow is a wonderful thing to look at, but I wouldn’t want to live with it…I also learned that Crocs(shoes that we wear year-round) don’t work very good in the snow…LOL

I heard on the news that it actually snowed in 49 out of 50 states on February 12.  That probably will never happen again…not in my lifetime anyway.  I do hope that it doesn’t wait twenty years before it decides to snow in Georgia again…I’d like to be around to see at least one more snowfall!

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Published in: on February 22, 2010 at 11:41 pm  Comments (6)  
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Snakes Alive…

My husband and I cleaned out one of our storage sheds this weekend.  I was dreading this task because we usually see the rat snake who calls our storage shed home.  For the first time in several years, we didn’t see any sign of the snake–not even an old skin.  I don’t know if he’s moved on or was in deep hibernation–I’m just thankful that I didn’t see him!

Since we have wooded areas surrounding us on three sides, it’s not unusual to see a few snakes here.  We’ve had more than a few encounters with snakes in the years that we have lived here–including having one in our house!   Once  I arrived home from work, to find the children in a panic because they had seen a small snake in our kitchen.  We looked everywhere, but never did find the snake.  The children said it crawled under the refrigerator.  Thankfully, I believe it crawled back out the way that it crawled in…but  I was not very comfortable in my kitchen for a long time after that incident.

  Our most tragic snake encounter was when Brandy and Clint’s little chihuahua was chasing their kitten in some tall grass and was bitten by a rattle snake.  Clint had been outside burning leaves all afternoon–not far from where the snake was.  The little dog started yelping, but Brandy and Clint didn’t realize what had happened.  Clint got the gun and killed the snake once he realized that the dog was bitten.  Unfortunately, the snake bit little Gizmo in the head, which is the worst place to get bitten, and even though the vet gave him the ante venom, he died the following day.

Our most disgusting snake encounter was several years ago when my husband commented that our water smelled bad.  At the time it had been raining, and I assured him that it was probably due to all of the fresh water in the well.  Another day passed, and he still complained that it smelled bad, and was beginning to taste bad, too.  I finally smelled the water–and oh my–it did stink!  Upon further investigation, my husband discovered a dead snake floating in our well!  The snake apparently  found a hole to crawl through, and had fallen in our well and drowned.

We were all thoroughly disgusted by the discovery of a dead snake in our water supply!  It took quite a bit of  “trial and error” for my husband to figure out how to get the dead snake out of the well.  He finally succeeded in looping a string–like a lasso– over him and getting him out–as his decaying skin tried to slide off.  Oh my, I get nauseated just remembering it!  We had to buy bottled water to drink, until we could put  two gallons of bleach in the well to disinfect it, then wait for it to dissipate.  It was a long time before any of us wanted to drink the water again–even after it was safe! 

In 2008,  I went outside to feed our cats one afternoon.  As I was mixing up their food, I heard a rattling noise coming from a few feet away.  As soon as I heard it, I just knew it was a rattlesnake!  I went and told my husband to come quickly with the gun.  It was late afternoon and I was afraid that Ed might not be able to see the snake, so I also ran next-door,  and got my son-in-law, too!  Nobody hates snakes more than Clint!  Both men came running with guns in hand–and  sure enough, there was a rattlesnake, coiled beside a tree!   Ed spotted the snake, and  without any hesitation, he shot and killed the snake!  It is a scary thought that the snake in the photo below was coiled up no more than 25 or 30 feet from our back door!

I hate snakes!  I am terrified of them, but living with snakes is a fact when you live near wooded areas.  If I never have another snake encounter in my lifetime…I will be very happy!  Hopefully, Mr. Snake in the storage shed has died or decided to move on… and let’s hope a relative doesn’t decide to take his place! 

Just an interesting footnote here…In about 3 weeks, our neighboring county will be hosting their annual “Rattlesnake Roundup”   where  snake hunters bring in the rattlesnakes that they have captured.  Evans county has a weekend of festivities surrounding this event.  There is a large parade, arts and crafts, and they even crown a few Rattlesnake Roundup queens.   The captured rattlesnakes are on display in a large pit at the festival.  The snakes are later milked for their venom– to make ante venom serum.  There are demonstrations of the snakes being milked during the festivities.  What in the world would inspire someone to become a rattlesnake hunter??? 

We have a winner…and it is Lethea B.  She was chosen by Random.org to win the Bath and Body Works Wallflower!  Congratulations, Lethea!  Thanks to everyone who participated in the weekend giveaway!  Have a great Monday!

Published in: on February 22, 2010 at 10:55 am  Comments (2)  
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Six Word Saturday…

Welcome to Six Word Saturday, the meme that originates over at Cate’s place at http://www.showmyface.com.  Join us–all that you have to do is describe your life–or something in just six words.  Try it!

My six words for today are:

Planning to spend this day outside!

After weeks of bad weather on the weekends, we are finally getting a break!  It’s supposed to be sunny and in the high 60’s…If anyone wants me, I’ll be outside cleaning out my storage shed and soaking up a few much-needed rays of sunshine! 

 Ummm…I sure I hope I don’t see the rat snake that lives in the storage shed!  Everytime we clean it out, we see  a shedded snake-skin, or a brief glimpse of the actual snake slithering away….my husband lets him stay in there to kill the mice.  I, personally, would much rather see mice than Mr. Snake!   Enjoy your weekend–and wish me luck in the shed–if I see that snake, I may just hurt myself!!!

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Published in: on February 20, 2010 at 10:54 am  Comments (6)  

People Watching…Weekend Giveaway

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While I was still working as a paraprofessional, the teacher that I worked for was taking classes to earn her six-year degree.  One of her assignments was to spend one Saturday “People Watching”.  At the time, I thought that was the most ridiculous thing I’d ever heard of!  Who in the world would want to spend their Saturday “People Watching”? 

Now that I am retired, I’ve found that I enjoy doing a bit of people watching myself.  What a difference it makes when you have lots of free time! 

I have discovered that people, in general, aren’t very nice anymore.  People are more rude than they used to be.  Everyone is in a hurry!  The other day I was in our little dollar store, and the machine that takes debit cards “went down”.  The line got backed up, and the people were becoming grumpy and ugly to the cashier.  It wasn’t his fault, but the people were taking it out on him because they were inconvenienced and had to wait.  When I checked out, the cashier actually thanked me for being kind and patient. 

Another day I was in a different store, and the bread man came in with his delivery for the day.  The cashier was very ugly to him and told him that she could not check him in until the other clerk returned from lunch.  In the meantime, a customer had gotten a loaf of bread from the pallet of bread that the delivery man had brought into the store.  The delivery man promptly told the cashier “well, that customer will have to give me back that loaf of bread then!”  I walked away after that–thinking Whew…all this over some bread…I don’t know if the poor customer had to give up their loaf of bread or not! 

Whatever happened to kind, courteous people?  Where have they all gone?  Doesn’t anybody have manners anymore?  How about the “Golden Rule’?  What is wrong with everybody? 

Next come  the people with “bratty” children.  You know the ones–the children are so loud and obnoxious that you can’t remember what you came into the store for?  The ones who destroy the store while their parents are oblivious…they spoil the shopping experience for everyone around them–except their parents! 

…And how about those drivers on the road these days?  I don’t trust any of them!  If they have their blinkers on, I wait until they actually turn before I go.  I never pull out in front of a car with its blinkers on.  You just can’t trust people, or tell what they are going to do. 

Don’t you just love the car that pulls out in front of you…only to make a turn a couple of blocks down the road?  How about the slow poke who loves to drive in the fast lane?  How about that impatient car that blows your doors off when it buzzes past you–while you are driving the speed limit?! 

 Oh, and let’s talk about eating establishments!  Oh the things you will see if you watch the buffet!  The teacher that I used to work for wouldn’t even eat off a buffet line–and I can understand why.  We used to watch the kids filing by the salad bar at school.  Oh my goodness…little hands were everywhere.  I’m sure it’s the same in restaurants as well.  

My pet peeve is people who let their children wander around– unsupervised.  My husband once saw a child put their finger inside of the spout of the tea dispenser!  Doesn’t that really make you want to drink the tea?  I can only imagine where that little finger has been… think about how often that probably happens in fast food restaurants!  Oh my, that really makes me not want to eat out…Enough of this, let’s get on with the giveaway! 

And now for the giveaway…. This week’s prize is a Bath and Body Works Wallflower.  I just love these things! 

Do you have any thoughts to add to my observations?  Have you seen a case of rudeness lately?  How about someone being  kind?  What kind of person are you?  What is your pet peeve?   Leave me your thoughts…In return I will enter your name in my drawing for a Bath and Body Works Wallflower– in either Sweet Pea or Fresh Linen–your choice!  Random.org will choose the comment number on Monday morning.  Have a great weekend…and good luck! 

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Published in: on February 18, 2010 at 11:31 pm  Comments (3)  

Sometimes Life Stinks…

I’m usually a happy, easy-going person–when I feel good…The past three weeks I have felt anything BUT good!  It’s been a while since I’ve had a “flare”, but I’ve been in the midst of one for a while now. 

I have this “visitor” (who is a member of the arthritis family) inhabiting my body who likes to “raise its ugly head” every now and then.  My visitor doesn’t have a definitive name–just fibromyalgia/rheumatoid arthritis-like disease…  Life is sweet, and pretty much normal…until my “visitor” raises its ugly head.

Certain things can trigger the visitor–such as stress or illness.  I’m not stressed, so I’ll attribute its appearance to the stomach flu that I suffered about 3 weeks ago, plus the fact that I reduced one of my medications just before getting sick.  I wasn’t feeling one hundred percent prior to getting the stomach flu, but I sure as heck haven’t felt good at all since having it!

My visitor makes my joints ache, my stomach roll and get upset, and my head aches.  I also get “brain fog” and can’t concentrate.  The worst part is not getting a restful night’s sleep.  I wake up every morning tired–and the day goes down hill from there.

I’m determined not to go back up on the medication dosage if I can help it.  Medication is a “Catch 22” situation.  While it fixes one problem, it creates another.  It is for that reason, I made the choice to reduce the dosage, and hopefully get off eventually.  I discussed this with my doctor, and he agreed that I could try it.  He warned me that I may experience more pain…when I asked what to do if I did experience more pain–he simply replied “Get back on it.”  Call me “hard-headed” or “slow-to-catch-on”, but I’m not ready to “get back on it” just yet…in fact, I am still taking 1/2 of my regular dosage.  I have to take four different medications to keep my visitor under control–did I mention that I hate taking medications! 

And so life goes on…we deal with the hand that we are dealt.  I have been dealing with this “visitor” for nearly seventeen years… but it’s not going to get the best of me!  Why I am I telling you all of this, you ask?  I don’t know…sometimes misery loves company…sometimes I just need to rant…I have “brain fog” and can’t think of anything to write…take your pick–a poor excuse is better than none. LOL

I am sorry this post is a “downer” but sometimes it just makes me feel better to “let it all out”.  Thanks for listening!  Until next time…have a great day–as for me, I hope better days are coming 🙂

Published in: on February 18, 2010 at 9:24 am  Comments (4)  
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Random Dozen

 

 

I really enjoyed participating in Random Dozen last week…so I thought I’d give it another try.  It’s fun to try something different every now and then, don’t you think?  This week’s Random Dozen begins with a little Olympic flare.

1. If you could compete in one Olympic event (not necessarily winter sports) what would it be?  I love the pairs ice skating or ice dancing.  The couples look so beautiful gliding around on the ice together…Of course I am a total klutz, so that’s a real stretch of my imagination to imagine being on ice skates!!!

2. Do remember a specific Olympic moment from the past?  One that sticks out most in my mind is Tai Babalonia and Randy Gardner at the Winter Olympics many years ago.  She got injured and couldn’t finish the pairs competition–and they were heavily favored to win.  It was heartbreaking…I also watched Mark Spitz win his 7 gold medals, and Michael Phelps win even more…

3. Have you ever known anyone who competed in the Olympics? No

4. If everyday activities were Olympic-worthy, which activity would you have a gold medal in? Probably wasting time on the computer…

5. Do you know anything about your ethnic heritage? No, not very much, except I think my maternal grandparents were from Irish descent.
6. Do you enjoy sleeping late?  Yes, very much.  I’ve earned the right!

7. Have you ever performed CPR on anyone? Do you know how?  No and No.  My husband has done it enough for both of us…he’s trained and puts his skills to use at work (hospital)

8. Name one country you’d like to visit and explain why.  I can’t think of any other country that I’d like to visit.  I love the USA 

9. Have you ever fixed up a couple romantically?  No, but I am so glad there are people who do that sort of thing…my hubby and I met on a blind date!

10. What is the last book you read? I am reading “The Politician” by Andrew Young.  It’s  very interesting reading…I always knew Washington was full of sleeze…I just didn’t know how much.

11.  What is the last music that you listened to?  Dora the Explorer!  I get my choice of Dora, The Wiggles, or Dr. Jean–love the mentality and musical tastes of a three-year old…

12. What is your favorite meal at your favorite restaurant? I love the roast beef dinner at Cracker Barrel.  I always get mashed potatoes, green beans, and fried apples… yes, always!  I’m a simple girl, with simple taste.

Thanks to “Lid” at http://www.2nd-cup-of-coffee.blogspot.com for hosting the Random Dozen.  Hop on over if you’d like to join us.

Published in: on February 17, 2010 at 1:29 pm  Comments (2)