Wednesday, July 11, 2018

From this Side of the Pond

Thank you once again Joyce for such great questions.  Here are my answers, give me yours. 

1. What's something in your house you'd like to get rid of but can't?

I would love to get rid of our windows.  They are old, tired, and I'm sure leak lots of cold air in the winter, which I hate.  Cost is the issue however.  We are not handy in those things so the cost would include not only the windows, but installing them. Oh well!!!!

2. When is the last time you experienced a sense of nostalgia? Elaborate.

This last weekend, we had the pleasure of having our grandgirls over for the night.  It was so wonderful seeing how sweet they are and how they are growing.  Our daughter is a wonderful mother and watching her with her girls brings tears to my eyes and swells my heart with pride.  

3. You're only allowed three apps on your smart phone or tablet...which three do you keep?

My Bible of course, so that I can have God's word with me always.  FB so that I can keep up with all the people I love, and Messages because I text more than I call these days.  

4. July 11th is National Blueberry Muffin Day. Who knew? Do you like blueberry muffins? If you were going to have a muffin would blueberry be your choice? What's the last thing you baked?

I do like blueberry muffins and that is my go to muffin when we do get muffins.  There are others that I like, Apple, Cinnamon and also Carrot.  But Blueberry is the one I order most.  The last thing that I baked was a long time ago when it was cool enough to turn on the oven.  I'm going to say that it was American Chop Suey.  

5. What's the biggest way you've changed since you were a child? In what way are you still the same?

WOW! This is a tough question! It's been a long time since I was a child. I would say that I am more confident now. I was very shy as a child (I sturttered when I spoke so I didn't talk much).  I am not so shy now.  I've embraced my being an introvert.  I am who I am and I am comfortable in my skin now.  

I still enjoy my own company.  I'm ok in a quiet house, or sitting in the back yard, or coloring in the morning.  
6. Insert your own random thought here.

We just had our president nominate a new Supreme Court Justince.  I hope and pray that he is passed through the process quickly and can start his new job soon.  I sometimes hear those other people complaining and whining about how they already don't like him (some complained even before he was nominated.)  They sound like a 2 years old having a temper tantrum! I want to put them in a time out in a corner untill they they grow up a bit.   Seems like they all want us to be tolerant of everyone and everything but only if it agrees with what they are tolerant of.  Too bad, I have my own mind and I will not be bullied by a 2 year old!  Have a great week everyone.  


  1. Well said on your random. Glad you had time with the grandkids. Have a great day!

  2. Your random is so true and I couldn't agree more. Except they have escalated from a childish tantrum to downright meanness and I am so tired of it. I have read articles by certain liberals who also agree that the president's choice is a perfect one. So, let's get on with life and stop whining and stirring up strife.

  3. I, too, was desperately shy as a child. In fact, I lost a job offer because (I later learned) I didn't/couldn't look the interviewer in the eye. Talk about learning to ACT more confidently, even when I didn't feel it.

    I LOVE your random and like Nonnie said, I couldn't agree more!

  4. Oh, your answers to #5 - exactly me. Thank heavens for the experience we gain through the years.

  5. Joyce gave us another fun Hodgepodge! I enjoyed reading your answers and applaud your Random!

  6. I am with you on #6. The man is so qualified and a very good man.

  7. Yes new windows can be very costly. I love texting, it is a great way to keep in touch. Me too, I was very shy but not anymore! Yes those other people need to be in time out for the next few years!!!!

  8. Darling, I have to agree wth you on the windows. I love making you laugh. We have shared many, many good laughs together. You make me laugh! I love seeing you with our granddaughters. I love you...but you know that!

  9. Whining and complaining have become America's default mode. It is so tiresome. Hope you're feeling good.