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


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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Meet Me On Monday…

Once again, it’s Monday. Not too much to write about as far as the weekend was concerned. One of most exciting things I did the entire weekend was to clean out the “bill box”. Yes, I know, that’s pretty sad!

Does anyone else have a “bill box”? I actually have three plastic boxes that I keep old receipts and other stuff in, and all three were filled to capacity. It took me about two hours to get them cleaned out and organized, but I felt a sense of accomplishment when I finished!

The weather in our area was sort of “weird” all weekend.  The sun played peek-a-boo a good bit of the time, and it rained a couple of times on Saturday, and Saturday night.

Ed and I woke up to a power outage on Sunday morning.  We ate cold cereal for breakfast, then sat around for a couple of hours, until the lights came back on.  We both agreed, it’s hard to accomplish much without electricity.

I didn’t even realize that Sunday was Grandparent’s Day, until Sunday evening when two of our grandchildren came to see us, bearing a gift-

I love this thoughtful gift, crafted by the boys and their mother, Christina, and will always treasure it.  I don’t know if I was more impressed by the plaque or the great photo of the boys!   I know, from experience,  that getting little boys to cooperate with anything,  can sometimes be a challenge!

Speaking of challenges, I’m joining “Meet Me On Monday”, and here are Heather’s questions for today:

1. What is your favorite memory you made while on walk?

My favorite “walking memory” is from about 25 years ago, when I participated in our church’s walk-a-thon to raise money for youth camp.  It was a five-mile walk,  so I trained for several weeks to build up my stamina.  Walking along beside me were lots of enthusiastic children, a few more parents, and my seventy-year-old father-in-law!  Toward the end of the walk, I was sort of struggling, while my father-in-law was still comfortably walking, laughing, and talking!  Simply amazing!

2. Do you prefer to live in the city, suburbs or country? Why?

I’ve lived in all three places, and believe me, country living is THE BEST!  I love the privacy–being able to do whatever I want to in my yard, without worrying about neighbors or a home owners association.  We’re also able to have a large garden, chickens, and a variety of pets.

3. Post the cutest kid/pet/whatever picture you have taken lately?

4. What is your favorite recipe made with apples?

I love the fried apples at The Cracker Barrel!  I’m not sure why they called them “fried” though.  If you’ve never tried them, they are basically cooked, seasoned apples, without a crust.

My question for you is:

5.  Do you save a lot of receipts and papers, or are you a “clutter-free” type of person?

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