All Things Monday…

After a summer hiatus, ‘Monday Quiz’ is back, and I’m kick-starting my week by joining in the fun. It’s hosted by Heather and Wayne over at Acting Balanced, but today’s questions were written by Judy from Retired-not-Tired. Way to go, Judy!

Acting Balanced

1. I have heard the term”fummer” being used lately. Is it fall-like or summer-like in your neighbourhood?

It’s still very much summer-like here in southeastern Georgia.  People are still going swimming, and we’re still running our air conditioners 24/7.  Every once in a while, there’s a hint of fall in the morning air, but not much.  Our daily highs are still in the low 90’s.
2. The astrological sign for September is “Virgo” what is yours?

I’m a Virgo.  My birthday was on August 30.
3. The kids are back in school do you have your routine as well?

Since our children are all grown, and I am retired, my routine stays pretty much the same, year round, and I like it that way.
4. Sunday was “National Grandparent Day”. Did you honour your grandparents?

No, I didn’t honor my grandparents, because they’ve all been deceased for many years. Ed and I are now the grandparents of the family, and yes, we were honored by our grandchildren.  All four of them visited us, late Sunday afternoon, and presented us with some adorable hand-made cards, as well as a gift card.  The youngest ‘grand’, Evan, even showed off his newly acquired walking skills!  Evan officially began walking on Friday night, at the age of 10 months.

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Our grands

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cards from the grands

Weekend recap:

The weekend didn’t get off to a very good start, since I got up on Friday morning with a backache. At first, I thought I might be getting a kidney infection, but quickly ruled that out when I got out of bed on Saturday morning, and discovered some excruciating pain whenever I tried to lift my leg! I decided that back-to-back days of pea picking had finally gotten the best of me 😦  I spent much of the weekend on the couch, resting my back.

I always get a backache whenever I pick peas, but this crop of peas were extremely low to the ground.  I will make a mental note to plant taller peas, next time!  Poor Ed had to do the last picking for me, on Saturday morning.  Together, we managed to get them shelled.

That pretty much sums up our weekend, with the exception of the Sunday visits from the grandchildren, which turned out to be the highlight of the weekend 🙂

My back feels better today, except for the left side.  I still can’t cross my legs comfortably, and it’s  difficult to find a comfortable sleeping position.  I’m not requiring any pain medication, though, so that’s a good thing.  I’m officially retired from pea picking for the rest of the year!

Happy Monday, everyone!

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  1. So glad your grandchildren honored you. Congrats to Evan for being able to walk, Now the running begins.

  2. A storm front moved through Friday evening, bringing fall-like weather here. It was 53 when I got up this morning. It’s supposed to get into the 40’s Friday night/Saturday morning … but thankfully we’ll be heading to Hilton Head Friday morning, where it should be a balmy 82. Yippee!

  3. We are still in fummer here. I’m glad you were honored for Grandparents day. Glad to hear your back is feeling better.

  4. I miss all the fresh veggies from a garden, but not the picking, that’s for sure. Bless you, and I hope you feel better tomorrow! It was a good Quiz!!

  5. Yep, I’d put the blame on those peas. Same thing happened to me Father’s Day weekend after planting a few flats of flowers at home and then more at the cemetery . It lasted a while so I thought something was seriously wrong, but gradually got better. I’m careful how long I stay in one position when gardening and so far so good – no more problems all summer. Bring a low stool with you out to the pea patch. I did that for a while.


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