Friday, April 27, 2012

It's Friday again

1. Do you make your kids finish all the food on their plates?  I think I did make Zach do it when he was younger although I don't now with Emma.  She's one of those kids that if she's hungry she eats all day and if she's not it won't matter what is on the plate because she's not eating.

2. Do you give an allowance?  No, we never did.

3. Do you actually park your car in the garage?  Yes, every day.  Hubby has a truck and it wouldn't fit. :-)

4. What is one food you will NEVER cook?  I know it says one but I have a few....rice..brussel sprouts....both things I don't like.  Ewwww

5. Do you have anything exciting planned for the summer?  Just spending as much time as possible with Emma and hopefully enjoying our pool. No vacation since we'll have the wedding next summer.

So join in on these's really quite painless.  LOL  They can be found at My Little Life.

WW hasn't been going so good.  I've gained the past 2 weeks.  Just a small amount but it is a gain.  Boy, is it hard this time!!!  *sigh*

Friday, April 13, 2012

It's Friday Questions Time!

Questions are found at My Little Life if you'd like to join in.
I lost .6 at WW this past week.  I'm on steroids for the inflammation in my arm (tennis elbow) so I feel like I could eat the house.  By this time at night my stomach is totally not feeling good too.  Add tonight a killer headache and stress beyond words....yeah...not fun times!  So if you can have some FUN with these questions, please do and let me know so I can check out your answers.  :-)

1. Who mows your grass?  Hubby.  I was one of 4 girls growing up so we had to cut grass so when I got married and then had a son...yeah, my mowing grass days are over.

2. Do you have a picture wall or picture gallery in your house (show us! <--- my addition to the question)?
I have 2 corners or portions of in living room and one in dining room where I've made my picture walls.  Mostly pictures of my beautiful granddaughter.  :-)

3. What book has influenced your thinking the most? Or, what blog? (I want to read what gets people thinking!)
I read books not for deep thought but just to be entertained.  So I can't say a book other than the Bible that has influenced my thinking.  I read a ton of blogs which quite a few are documented on the sidebar of my blog.  I particularly love reading Shelli's blog...she's one of the women who started the Stampin' Up! business and she's so down to earth.  I enjoy Pioneer Woman as of late too.  She has quite a variety in her writings and entries.  I also have many talented friends in the PSP world of which I no longer participate.

4. Do you have allergies? If so, how do you handle it this time of year?  Yes, I have allergies but don't ask to what since I've never been tested.  I do take medicine year round though to keep them under control since times like now where the weather is crazy warm and then cold play total havoc on me.  I'm battling that massive headache now partly because I went for a walk earlier.  UGH

5. What's your go to meal to cook in an hurry?  Pizza!  LOL  If it has to be of some substance it would be the WW pizza type dish I make and we love.  In fact, we're having it for dinner tomorrow.

Have a great week!

Friday, April 6, 2012


1. Would you prefer having people over for dinner or going to their house?  If my house is clean, then I'd love having them here.  I like to cook so that's no big deal either.  But getting the house clean....yeah...that's the problem.  I hate dusting!  hate it!

2. Favorite Bible verse and why?  (Copied and pasted this...wish I knew it all by heart but I don't)  
1 Corinthians 13:4-8  Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.

3. What was the first concert you ever attended, and the most recent one?  It was one hubby and I went to together but for the life of me I can't think of what it was.  The most recent one was Toby Keith last summer.  I won the tickets off Facebook.  Yay!  AWESOME concert as always :-)

4. The year is 2025. What are you doing, and what have you done?  I've retired and am enjoying life.  I have time to make cards and scrapbook and read.  I also am watching my beautiful granddaughter, Emma, growing up so fast.  Possibly helping watch one of her siblings.  I'd have time to do this since I'm retired.  :-)

5. What's your favorite Easter treat?  Hands down....Reese's peanut butter eggs!  Oh how I love those.  They just melt in your mouth.  

Happy Easter to all. Gained point 6 this past week so I'll need to be a bit more careful this weekend which isn't going to be easy.  I haven't felt real good the last 2 days though so we'll see.

Head over to My Little Life for these fun questions and so you can join in too!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Saturday Musings

From My Little Life you can find these fun questions.  Feel free to jump in and join!

1. What giveaway would you like to do on your blog? Well, if I had hit the Mega Millions last night I'd be inclined to go big but since I didn't....well, can't afford to do giveaways right now.  Sorry.

2. If you had to choose between natural artistic ability and natural athletic ability, which would it be?
I'd choose artistic ability since I have NONE.  I struggle with stick figures!  No lie.  Ask my friends who I play Draw Something with!  lol

3. Do you ditch the coat the minute it becomes "spring" or are you a holdout for more cool temps?
This year I ditched it immediately.  I hate wearing a winter coat let alone mine was tight this year and I hated wearing it so I wore a lighter jacket most of the winter.  Thank goodness it was a mild one. 

4. What would you do if you won the mega millions lotto of 1/2 billion dollars?  Pay off my bills.  Buy land and build my dream house (a must would be a wrap around porch!) with a house for Zach, Amy and Emma also on the land.  I'd have given my nieces and nephews stipends and bought a vacation home.  I'd also give to the church and help out my siblings.  OH....and I'd quit work so I could be a stay at home grandma :-)

5. You are at a hotel by yourself...what do you do?  Turn the tv to any channel I want and lay in bed relaxing!

Good week on WW....lost 1.4 so let's hope we can keep it going.  

Friday, March 23, 2012


1. If you were free to just hop in the car and drive, where would you go? Or, if you could hop a plane and go anywhere, where?  I would travel across the United States stopping at every place I have only dreamed of seeing.  If I could get in a plane, I would go to Hawaii since I can't drive there. 

2. What's your most recently read favorite book?  I haven't read a book in too long.  Until I get some quiet time for me lately it's late and I'm too tired to read more than a post on Facebook.

3. What's your favorite Spring Break memory?  We've never had spring break here in PA so I don't have one.  In college, when we had Spring Break it meant coming home so I could work and earn some money to get me through the end of school.

4. What do you put in your child's Easter basket? Or, for those w/o kids, what was put in your childhood basket?  Candy and ALWAYS a cross!  I put all different kinds of candy, gum, beef's not limited to just chocolate.  Then I always buy a summer outfit and I used to get Zach toys too when he was little.  Now Emma makes out that way :-)

5. Do you get a summer haircut?  I get my hair shorter than normal because with it being summer, I hate being hot and having sweaty hair on my neck.  I also hate messing with it now that we have a pool.

I lost 2.6 this week at WW so I was quite happy.  I walked 3 days.  We're having the most gorgeous weather and you can't help but want to be outside enjoying it.  My house is a mess but they are calling for rain on Sat. so that looks like it will be cleaning day.  I walked last night but not tonight even though I really wanted to.  But it was more important to me to just be outside playing with Emma instead.  Her giggle when I push her on the swing brings a huge smile to my face every time!

Enjoy the week and the fun questions can be found over at My Little Life.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Questions for Friday

1. Will you run to the store or to pick up a kid looking a mess? Well, I don't have to run to pick up a kid anymore since he drives himself and doesn't live here.  hehe  I have been known to run to the store looking a mess.  HOWEVER, I rarely go to the store.  I send hubby.  Takes care of having to go when a mess!  hahahaha

2. Do you finish a book if it's boring or you don't like it?  No, if it's boring I end up putting it down and not picking it back up.  (Before the days of my Kindle)

3. Beach or mountain vacations?  Most definitely BEACH!!!!!  It rejuvenates my soul!  No vacation for 2 years....I'm worried about the hit it's going to take on my soul.  Today I saw an ad that said "The Beach is Calling You"....that is me!

4. What thing/event says "winter will end and spring is right around the corner" to you?  When it starts staying light longer in the after daylight savings.  With the mild winter we've had I'm still ready to put that all behind us and just enjoy the beautiful 70 degree days we've been having.  Just simply gorgeous!  Love watching all the green coming back into the trees and grass too on my drive to work.

5. Would you prefer couples or family vacation?  Family for sure.  I'm all about family.  I love spending time with them although every year we take my son I swear it's the last time I'm taking him because he's such a pain in the butt.  But I've loved the last few years when my sister and her family from Indy were at the beach when we were and we got to spend time with them and then my sister and her hubby from NC come down and spend at least 1 evening with us.  LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

So join in the fun and head over to My Little Life for the questions and to post a link to your own blog for others to come see your answers.

Stayed the same at WW.  Feet were swollen so was just glad I hadn't gone up.  Now it's time for bed.  Had a super fun night at hubby's Lion's club charter night.  We had a magician perform and he was just fabulous.  I laughed so hard at one point I thought I might pee my pants.  Now THAT is funny stuff!

Friday, March 9, 2012


Have some fun and take a jaunt over to My Little Life for the questions so you can play along.  :-)

1. Are you looking forward to the time change this weekend?  I had forgotten all about it.  We have a special service at church on Sunday and it's an hour earlier than usual since our Bishop will be coming to celebrate our 125th anniversary.  So I'm not looking forward to the time change since we will lose sleep.

2. Are you getting the new iPad/would you want a iPad?  Ummm...I have an iPad (don't tell Mama) and I'm very happy with it so don't need the new one  :-)

3. If money was not a problem, what is the one thing you would splurge on? A huge wedding for the kids so we'd have everything to make their day special and then some.  Instead we'll be saving, saving, saving! 

4. How did you and the Mr. (or Mrs.) meet? We met through one of my best friends at a local carnival.  Both of my best friends were there and he was with his friends.  They were drinking and I kept telling him he'd never remember my number to call the next day....but he did.

5. Summer is right around the corner. Bikini or one-piece? Absolutely NO to bikini.  I will do a tankini if I can get this weight off.  UGH!  I lost 1.4 this past week but it's very slow going.  *sigh*  Patience IS a virtue!