It’s Monday Again!


The weekend went by so fast, I barely had time to blink!  I’m guessing that I’m not the only one who’s feeling that way, this morning, either.  I’m sure my husband, Ed, would agree.  However, since it’s Monday again, that means it’s time to join up with “The Monday Quiz” over Heather’s blog.  Here are Heather and Wayne’s questions, along with my answers:

1. It’s Customer Service week – do you think customer service is getting better or worse now than it was five years ago?  Without a doubt, customer service is worse!  I believe good customer service representatives are a dying breed.

2. October 1st is also World Vegetarian Day – have you ever spent time as a Vegetarian? Do you have regular meatless meals?  No, I haven’t spent any time as a vegetarian.  I’m not a huge meat-eater, but I do like some meat with every meal.

3. What reality show would you like to be a part of?  I think I’d like to be a part of “Big Brother”.  The contestants always have plenty of snack foods in the house (yum!), they do a lot of sitting around, and even when they do have a competition, it’s usually a fun one.

4. Are you planning to watch the Baseball post-season?  Who will win the World Series?  No, I don’t have any plans to watch post-season baseball.  I’ve never been much of a baseball fan, so I have no idea who will win the World Series.

My question:

5. Do you find it harder to wake up in the mornings, now that fall has arrived?  (It is for me!)


The Weekend Wrap Up:

What a busy weekend it was!  I think Ed was happy to go back to work, today, so he could rest 🙂

On Friday evening, we began our weekend with a family meal.  The hospital, where Ed works, baked a ham and provided it for our family, as an expression of sympathy for the loss of Ed’s mom.  (We were able to choose when we wanted to receive our ham, and we decided to wait a few days.)  Our oldest son and his family, and our daughter and her family joined us for supper.  Everybody cooked a side dish or two, to go along with the ham, and we enjoyed our “Friday Feast”.  We had fun, but missed those who were not there to join us. (Brad and Jennifer, and Ed’s mom, of course)  During the meal, I commented that Ed’s mom would have loved some of the baked beans and potato salad, which happened to be two of her favorite dishes.

After supper, Ed asked our son-in-law to help him move some furniture from his mom’s house to ours.  They moved a dresser and a chest-of-drawers into our already crowded house.  Thank goodness for the pool room, which frequently serves as our ‘catch-all’ room.  By late Friday evening, the pool room was full!  It was Sunday afternoon before we moved an old vanity and chest-of-drawers back into Ed’s mom’s house. (We basically swapped furniture.)

In the midst of swapping furniture, over the weekend, Ed and I tackled the job of washing down the outside of our house on Saturday morning.  What a job that turned out to be!  We washed the house two-thirds of the way around, as well as washing the back porch, but didn’t get a chance to finish the back of the house.  Maybe next weekend?

Ed and I could have probably finished washing the house, but Saturday was also a good day for planting, so we decided to get our fall garden planted!  We planted some turnip greens, mustard greens, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and collards!  If they make, some of these vegetables will be for us, but most will for ‘our girls’ aka, the chickens!  ‘My girls’ love to eat green, leafy vegetables, and it’s too expensive to buy them from the grocery store!  My girls are spoiled, but they keep the eggs coming!  Last egg count?  Over 1700 in just fourteen months!

During the rest of the weekend, Ed also found time to mow some grass, on his new lawn mower, as well as do a little shopping with me!  We have a birthday celebration to prepare for.  Our daughter is turning another year older tomorrow!  It’s hard to believe it’s already been 35 years since the birth of our first child…  How different life was for us back then!

Anyway, Ed actually mowed grass until dark on Saturday night–then came inside and worked  swapping out furniture until 10 p.m.?  (It took quite a while to move all of the clothes and junk!)  We finally to bed, shortly after 11, but were back up at 5 a.m. on Sunday!

The last event of the weekend involved Ed retrieving one of our deceased cats out from under our daughter’s house! The cat who passed away was none other than ‘the garden cat’, Mr. Big, who’d been sick for a while.  (It had been four days since I’d last seen ‘Mr. Big’, so we knew he was dead somewhere.) After, retrieving the body, Ed thought it only fitting that we bury ‘Mr. Big’ in a spot over-looking the garden, so that’s what he did.  We’ll sure miss our gardening buddy, especially come next spring.  RIP, Mr. Big.


Mr. Big, resting in our spring garden

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  1. So sorry for the loss of your gardening buddy.

    Sounds like you all had a wonderful Friday feast!! My mom loved potato salad, too … I always think of her whenever I have potato salad.

    As you know, I’m a big baseball fan, so I’m hoping that my Cardinals will win the World Series! 😉

  2. When it’s cold, I tend to want to stay in bed longer where it’s warm and snug, so I have a harder time dragging myself up 🙂

    I have to have a little meat in my meals too so I can stay full a little longer. I’m always hungry and I don’t fancy always looking for something to eat.

  3. It’s nice to meet you via Monday Quiz About Me. Sorry to hear about your family’s losses – Ed’s mother and your kitty. To answer your question, nope, I don’t have a problem getting up now that it’s fall. But, when DST stops then I’m sure to feel that weird time change difference temporarily. Now following you on Twitter. Have a magical Monday!

    • Oops, for some reason I can’t find you on Twitter. Should I be looking for @edshunnybunny? My Twitter account is @ETNHome, if you don’t care to follow me, then I’ll follow you back. 🙂

  4. I started my Monday post late because I actually went back to bed and slept for an hour. I got up too early. Sorry to hear about your cat however glad you could have a wonderful “family feast”

  5. I’m so sorry about your cat, it’s always sad when they pass on. Your family feast sounds lovely and a nice way to remember her.

  6. It’s always hard for me to wake up in the mornings, but with it still dark now it’s awful.

  7. No. I fix that not being able to wake up in the morning problem by just not going to bed at night. 🙂 Hubby and I are both night owls. For the most part, we find that we are most productive if we’re up during the night and sleeping during the day. Some days, though, we have no choice but to be up enduring that hot Texas sun!

    Have a great week!

  8. PS. I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Big. 😦

  9. For me it doesn’t matter if it is fall or not. I despise mornings as I am a night owl and getting up in the morning is torture.

  10. Mr Big has the right idea!
    I love mornings and always awake at first light.
    We go onto Daylight Saving this weekend, and I feel I am robbed of my mornings. It should alternate year by year, give us the extra time in the mornings is my plea…LOL

  11. You are certainly having an overload of sorrow and trouble this year,aren’t you? Ed’s mom, Mr Big, torrential rains, the tree disaster, and oh yes, the washing machine. Hope the silver lining or the pot of gold (take your pick) is just around the corner!

  12. So sorry about Mr. Big. Thinking about you and Ed as you continue settling things after Ed’s mom’s passing.

  13. So sorry to hear that Ed’s Mom, and also Mr Big have passed on. and that you and the family are coping.
    Yes, we grow plenty of greens, and most go to our three hens who are all laying every day. They have a nice run, but expect heaps of greens every time we venture into the backyard.

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