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{November 21, 2011}   Mirthful Monday-Thanksgiving Edition

Since this is Thanksgiving Week, this Mirthful Monday is dedicated to Thanksgiving funnies! Feel free to come back and re-read this post on Thanksgiving Day if you need something to keep you awake after the big meal!

The football-playing turkey

The pro football team had just finished their daily practice session when a large turkey came strutting onto the field. While the players gazed in amazement, the turkey walked up to the head coach and demanded a tryout.

Everyone stared in silence as the turkey caught pass after pass and ran right through the defensive line. When the turkey returned to the sidelines, the coach shouted, “You’re terrific!!! Sign up for the season, and I’ll see to it that you get a huge bonus.”

“Forget the bonus,” the turkey said, “All I want to know is, does the season go past Thanksgiving Day?”

A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store, but couldn’t find one big enough for her family. She asked the stock boy, “Do these turkeys get any bigger?” The stock boy answered, “No ma’am, they’re dead.”

From thebackpew.com

At Thanksgiving with her folks, single Sally prayed the following, “Oh Dear Lord, I’m thankful for all the blessing in my life. And, I’m not asking for this for myself. But please send my mother a son-in-law.”

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Billy: I can’t wait to go to Grandma’s for Thanksgiving. My cousin’s going to be there, and he has three feet!
Willie: Wow! How’d that happen?
Billy: I don’t know. My aunt wrote my parents and said, “You won’t recognize little Howie. He’s grown another foot.”

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Did You Know?

  • Turkeys can have heart attacks. Groups of turkeys, sometimes known as a rafter of turkeys would drop dead when the Air Force was conducting test runs and breaking the sound barrier nearby.
  • Apparently turkeys can drown if they look up when it is raining.
  • Excessive turkey breeding has caused turkey breasts to grow so enormous that the turkeys sometimes fall over.
  • The Pilgrim Fathers would not eat lobster because they thought it was a giant insect

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!.

The Ears of Wheat by The Brothers Grimm

Ages upon ages ago, says the German grandmother, when angels used to wander on earth, the ground was more fruitful than it is now. Then the stalks of wheat bore not fifty or sixty fold, but four times five hundred fold. Then the wheat- ears grew from the bottom to the top of the stalk.

But the men of the earth forgot that this blessing came from God, and they became idle and selfish.

One day a woman went through a wheat-field, and her little child, who accompanied her, fell into a puddle and soiled her frock. The mother tore off a handful of the wheat-ears and cleaned the child’s dress with them.

Just then an angel passed by and saw her. Wrathfully he spoke, ‘Wasteful woman, no longer shall the wheat- stalks produce ears. You mortals are not worthy of the gifts of Heaven!’
Some peasants who were gathering wheat in the fields heard this, and falling on their knees, prayed and entreated the angel to leave the wheat alone, not only on their account, but for the sake of the little birds who otherwise must perish of hunger.

The angel pitied their distress, and granted a part of the prayer. And from that day to this the ears of wheat have grown as they do now.

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Giving Thanks Day 21: Today, I am thankful for poetry and how so much can be expressed with it. To go along with this, I am sharing a poem about giving thanks I found.

I am thankful:

For the wife
Who says it’s hot dogs tonight
Because she is home with me
And not out with someone else.

For the husband
Who is on the sofa
Being a couch potato
Because he is home with me
And not out at the bars.

For the teenager
Who is complaining about doing dishes
Because it means she is at home,
Not on the streets.

For the taxes I pay
Because it means
I am employed.

For the mess to clean after a party
Because it means I have
Been surrounded by friends

For the clothes that fit a little too snug
Because it means
I have enough to eat.

For my shadow that watches me work
Because it means
I am out in the sunshine.

For a lawn that needs mowing,
Windows that need cleaning,
And gutters that need fixing
Because it means I have a home.

For all the complaining
I hear about the government
Because it means
We have freedom of speech.

For the parking spot
I find at the far end of the parking lot
Because it means
I am capable of walking,
And I have been blessed with transportation.

For my huge heating bill
Because it means
I am warm.

For the lady behind me in church
Who sings off key
Because it means I can hear.

For the pile of laundry and ironing
Because it means
I have clothes to wear.

For weariness and aching muscles
At the end of the day
Because it means I have been
Capable of working.

For the alarm that goes off
In the early morning hours
Because it means
I am alive.

And finally, for too much e-mail
Because it means
I have friend who is thinking of me.



{November 20, 2011}   Merry Christmas OR Happy Holidays?

It’s that time again. The time when controversy will be had for saying Merry Christmas instead of the more politically correct Happy Holidays. Just to throw this in there: If it’s truly Separation of Church and State, since when did Politics get to tell me whether I can say Merry Christmas or not?

Obviously, I say, “Merry Christmas” and at least in the area I live in, I, as of yet, have not been reprimanded and told that I am wrong. If I ever am, you can bet I will stand up and say, “You can say what YOU want and I will say what I want!”  If another person has an issue with saying “Merry Christmas” or having a “Christmas” tree, then they can call it whatever they want. Call it “Happy Merry Time” and call your Tree a “Holiday” Tree and I could personally care less. As long as you let ME say Christmas, I will let you say what you want. This is really all another case of “If you want me to tolerate you, then learn to tolerate me.” If you force ME to say “Happy Holidays”, then that’s offensive to me because I’m not forcing YOU to say, “Merry Christmas.”

I realize and respect there are other religions that don’t celebrate Christmas because they celebrate Hannukah, Kwanzaa, etc. I have no issue with that and if I KNOW you celebrate a different holiday, I will wish you a Happy Hannukah, Kwanzaa, etc. If I say, “Merry Christmas” and you don’t celebrate it, feel free to politely, but not rudely tell me what you do celebrate and I will respectfully apologize and correct that matter. I think the whole “Happy Holidays” was originally created to avoid this issue so it could sweep all the holidays under one umbrella, but if you’re a Hannukah or Kwanzaa supporter, would it bother you to have to say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Happy Hannukah” or Kwanzaa? And what if the Menorah was changed to a “Holiday Eight Day Candle” to be considered Politically correct? Would you take issue with that?

I just personally think politically correct has gone way too overboard. What do YOU think?

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Giving Thanks Day 20: Today, I give thanks that although it may be considered politically incorrect, I can still say “Merry Christmas” and not have to worry that I will get thrown in jail or killed for it. At least not yet. I fear a day will come when that might happen, unless people can grow up and let people celebrate what THEY want without being bossed around. Our country is supposed to be the land of the free, NOT the land where you can only say and do what the government wants you to!



{November 19, 2011}   How do YOU do Thanksgiving?

I love to hear about the different traditions people have for spending the different holidays and just thought I would share how I spend mine. My Thanksgiving Day has changed a little since I got married, but not too much because my husband’s side of the family lives so close to where I had always spent Thanksgiving. This year, we will head over to my Nanny’s where we will meet up with my parents, my brother and sister-in-law, my sister and brother-in-law, two of my nieces, my nephew and my Uncle to have breakfast and then visit while the finishing touches are put on the meal. Sometime between 11:00 a.m. and Noon, we will probably eat. The Thanksgiving dinner will be Turkey, maybe Ham, too, Homemade dressing, either pea salad or potato salad, cranberry sauce, fruit salad, macaroni or broccoli cheese casserole, deviled eggs, rolls,green beans, chicken livers with gravy, sweet potato casserole, and various deserts such as pies and if we’re lucky, my Nanny’s English Delight or my Uncle’s Cherry Cheesecake. I consider our meal a pretty traditional Thanksgiving meal but I know a lot of people have different variations on it. Sometime after lunch, me and my husband will head over to his mom and step dad’s to meet up with his grandma(who has her birthday on Thanksgiving this year) and his sister, brother and two little nieces. Their meal takes place around 1 or after usually so we basically go from one meal to the next, therefore, it’s always hard for me to decide how much room to leave in my stomach! I still am not quite sure how I will do it this year, but I think I am going to try to eat a little bit at my Nanny’s and then I can eat a little bit at my in laws. They usually have turkey and ham, too, but their sides are a little different. It’s interesting how things taste differently because they cook them in different ways but they both taste really good. After eating AGAIN with them, we’ll visit and spend time with them for a while, which is usually when my husband decides it’s time to go. I tend to feel bad about not staying long enough cause I want to spend time with both families but I know my husband will want to watch the ball game at my Nanny’s with all the guys. So, we will say our goodbyes and head BACK to my Nanny’s, where things have calmed down, the food has been put away, dishes have been almost all washed and the table is empty. The men and my Nanny will be in the living room watching the football game. My Nanny loves football. I, on the other hand, don’t. My mom and sister will either be working on something in the kitchen or sitting at the now empty kitchen table chatting OR rather avoiding the ball game! I will usually sit down with them and chat for a bit. If the store ads are on the table, I will browse the ads with them and see what the Black Friday specials are. They tend to go to it every year, last year was the first year in a long time that I didn’t go. The rest of the day will be visiting with my family, possibly playing board games and definitely trying to stay awake because all the food makes you very sleepy. For supper, we always have left overs and we basically serve ourselves. The food is put on the cabinets from the fridge, you take a paper plate, get what you want and microwave. At this time, I can eat more of whatever I didn’t partake of earlier so I would have room for my second lunch. Some people will choose to make turkey or ham sandwiches. We will usually eat in turns where some are eating while others are still watching television and so on. Then more visiting, but not too much because everybody is usually exhausted by this point and the ones wanting to do Black Friday try to get some sleep early. This year, some sales start at midnight, so who knows when people will actually sleep? Sometime after dinner, we’ll say our goodbyes yet again and head off to our apartment so we can get some sleep ourselves and be ready for the next day. Even if I don’t do Black Friday shopping, the women tend to meet up for lunch somewhere to eat out and then we all end up back at my Nanny’s in the afternoon where it’s leftovers again and trying to rest from the holidays.

I’m already tired just thinking about it. I saw on the news the other day that the price of turkey and other Thanksgiving staples has risen. This made me wonder if it wouldn’t be better to just eat something else for the day? I know it would probably be weird for those used to eating turkey every year, but it seems like it would be cheaper and then you could have the turkey dinner after they lower the prices back. I’m not a huge turkey eater myself so it wouldn’t bother me too much. In fact, when I was younger, I had a nightmare that I was forced to eat turkey and woke up crying and screaming, “No turkey!”

I have heard that different cultures eat other things on Thanksgiving anyways. Enchiladas, anyone? I love Mexican food! Or what about some yummy pasta? YAY! Anyways, I would love to hear how YOU spend your Thanksgiving and if you stick to the traditional Turkey meal or you do a different spin on things. If you eat something super duper yummy, then be warned….I may have to take a flight to YOUR house for the holidays! 🙂

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Giving Thanks Day 19: Today, I give thanks for the privilege I have in having not only ONE place to go during the holidays for a nice, warm meal, but TWO places to go. Not everyone is so lucky and there are those who will be home alone on this day or have to eat turkey from a homeless shelter. If YOU have a place to go for the holidays, take the time to truly be thankful for that and appreciate it!



Welcome!

As always, you may answer these questions in your own post or in the comments section!

This 5 Question Friday was brought to you by:

On to the questions!

1. Do you have a go to song that always puts you in a good mood? No, not really….my favorite song can change daily or even hourly sometimes, but up tempo songs you can dance to usually can cheer me up
2. Are you a real Christmas tree kinda person or do you go with a real fake one? My parents always did artificial, which is good because I am allergic to Pine trees and that’s what is typically used for Christmas trees around here…..I have a fake tree but I’m honestly not that good with decorating for Christmas so the last couple years since I got married, I put the tree up the first year and then the second, I just enjoyed the one at my Nanny’s
3. What are you thankful for? I am thankful for tons of things….There’s a rather long list and if you have been reading my blog this month, you already know I have been spotlighting one thing each day…..Look to the end of THIS post to see what I am especially thankful for today!
4. Which fashion fad from the past do you wish you could wear today? The one thing that pops in my head is actually a fashion fad again…but it looks a bit different nowadays. I loved the leggings they had in the 90’s, the ones that had the material all the way down to almost your ankles and then it had the lace at the bottom…I wore those things a lot when I was younger and I think they are cute, but I don’t feel as if leggings flatter my plus size frame very well anymore and even if they had the lace part at the bottom AND I had the body meant to wear them well, I don’t think I would be able to pull them off for very long because of my age. Something about that look just doesn’t seem right once I hit 30 in a couple of years…
5. Do you wait until the “low fuel” light comes on before you fill up the gas tank? Yes, but not because I mean to….it’s usually because I noticed ahead of time, but I am trying to make it as long as possible before I have to spend a fortune at the gas pumps! Prices are ridiculous!
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Giving Thanks Day 18: Today, I am thankful for Answered Prayers. There were personal issues stressing me out last weekend and I asked for prayers and good thoughtful wishes for myself on my Facebook and whoever prayed or sent good will to me, thank you to them because things seem to have worked out with a major financial issue that was bringing me down. I am SO thankful that things were straightened out so that this holiday season can be a little less stressful for me and my family. It’s so nice to pray about something and have others pray for you and then see a positive result emerge from it.



To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading? “Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America” by Erik Larson-not very far in so not sure how much I like it yet

What did you recently finish reading? “Prozac Nation” by Elizabeth Wurtzel-I ended up really liking this book and relating more to this woman than I started out thinking I would. I feel bad for how long she had to wait before she was able to get medicine along with her therapy that would help her.

“The Uncommon Reader” by Alan Bennett-Short read, I literally read the whole book in an hour or a little over an hour. It’s a fiction novelette about the queen accidentally discovering the love of reading and becoming a voracious reader, making everyone else in the castle aggravated by it and kind of stirring things up. It ends with an interesting twist, I must say!

What do you think you’ll read next? I think it will probably be “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote unless they call and say the book I have on hold is in….it was due back two weeks ago by whoever had it first checked out and it’s only a 7 day book, so I don’t know what’s going on. They show it still checked out so just my luck, it will probably be never returned and I will have to wait to read the book. UGH!

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Giving Thanks Day 16: Reading “Prozac Nation” gave me an insight into what life was like for someone with Depression, a lot like mine, BEFORE there was good medicine out there for it. Today, I am thankful that although I suffer from it, I am living in an age where there is more knowledge and acceptance for it, as well as better medicine available.





Seriously….this is NOT a joke. A couple of nights ago, I decided to play the Nintendo Wii for awhile. I don’t play video games very often at all, and I felt like playing one for a bit. So I played and swung the Wii remote, twisted it and rotated it and finally quit after a few hours. You see, when I decide to actually play once in a blue moon, I can’t simply play for 15 minutes. Oh no, I have to go hardcore marathon style and play for at least a couple hours. The thing was that by that time, my right arm felt like I had been exercising hardcore with just it and forgot to include the left arm. I used both arms but I’m right handed so when it comes to just one hand moves instead of two hand ones, well…I’m not going to try to win an award for most ambidextrous. So I turned off the Wii with my arm a little sore and figured it would be better later. WRONG!

A day later and it’s killing me, from the top of my shoulder to my lower arm. Things like typing or texting on the phone pull on muscles that I didn’t even know I was using so much! But I powered through until finally I had to take some Advil to even get any sleep. Today was 2 days later and ouch, this video game injury is still hurting even after hours of rest and medicine. Looks like I am going to have to seriously put a timer by the Wii so when I play, I don’t OVERplay. This muscle pain is NOT child’s play by any means!

(I forgot to mention I also almost toppled my drink over that was sitting beside me AND I hit myself in the mouth! LOL)

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Giving Thanks Day 15: Today, I am thankful for my arms AND legs, even though my right arm is not being very nice right now! There is so much I would not be able to do as well without all of them and I think I take it for granted I have them until something happens where one of them is in pain or I see someone who is not as lucky and I am reminded that tomorrow, I could lose a limb or two or all of them. You never know what life has in store for you so you better be thankful for the body parts you have right now, because you might not always have them!



{November 14, 2011}   Mirthful Monday

There are 10 days left until Thanksgiving and for most people, this is a day where family gets together and spends time together. Whenever you get family together, there are bound to be strong emotions. While an occasional argument may erupt, there are sure to at least be a moment or two of laughter somewhere in the mix. This Mirthful Monday is dedicated to families and the laugh out loud moments they bring!

A little boy opened the big and old family Bible with fascination, he looked at the old pages as he turned them. Then something fell out of the Bible and he picked up and looked at it closely. It was an old leaf from a tree that has been pressed in between pages.  “Momma, look what I found”, the boy called out.   “What have you got there, dear?” his mother asked.  With astonishment in the young boy’s voice he answered: “I think it’s Adam’s suit!”

FAMILY HISTORY

One day a sweet little girl becomes puzzled about her origin. “How did I get here, Mommy?” she asks.

Her mother replies, using a well-worn phrase, “Why God sent you, Honey.”

“And did God send you too, Mommy?” she continues. “Yes, Sweetheart, he did.”

“And Daddy, and Grandma and Grandpa, and their moms and dads, too?”

“Yes, Honey, all of them, too.”

The child shakes her head in disbelief. “Then you’re telling me there’s been no sex in this family for over 200 years? No wonder everyone is so grouchy!”

Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children. (Sorry, Mom!)  

 My dad gave me this advice “Son, there are a couple of times in a man’s life
when he does not understand a woman” “What are they” I enquired. “Before
marriage and also after marriage”. 

The average mother takes two whole days to prepare for Thanksgiving dinner but most kids don’t really care. I have taken an informal but exhaustive poll of kids and have come to the conclusion that if Twinkies came with drumsticks, all turkeys would die of old age.  

It was the first time the blonde was eating Thanksgiving dinner without her family. Trying to re-enact the tradition, she prepared a dinner for herself alone. The next day, her mother called to see how everything went.
“Oh, mother, I made myself a lovely dinner, but I had so much trouble trying to eat the turkey!” said the daughter.
“Did it not taste good?” her mother asked. 
“I don’t know,” the blonde said. “It wouldn’t sit still!”

This is ONE way of getting your family to your home for the holidays:

A man in Florida, in his 80s, calls his son in New York one November day. 

The father says to the son, “I hate to tell you, but we’ve got some troubles here in the house. Your mother and I can’t stand each other anymore, and we’re getting a divorce. I’ve had it! I want to live out the rest of my years in peace. I’m telling you now, so you and your sister shouldn’t go into shock later when I move out.” 

He hangs up, and the son immediately calls his sister in the Hampton and tells her the news. The sister says, “I’ll handle this.” 

She calls Florida and says to her father, “Don’t do ANYTHING till we get there! We’ll be there Wednesday night.” The father agrees, “All right.” 

He hangs up the phone and hollers to his wife, “Okay, they’re coming for Thanksgiving. Now, what are we going to tell them for Christmas?
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Giving Thanks Day 14: Today, I give thanks for laughter. Laughter is truly the BEST form of medicine there is….with only positive side effects!


{November 13, 2011}   Eating your words…literally

A vacuum salesman appeared at the door of an old lady’s cottage and without allowing the woman to speak, rushed into the living room and threw a large bag of dirt all over her clean carpet. He said, “If this new vacuum doesn’t pick up every bit of dirt, then I’ll eat all the dirt.”
The woman, who by this time was losing her patience,said, “Sir, if I had enough money to buy that thing, I would have paid my electricity bill before they cut it off. Now, what would you prefer, a spoon or a knife and fork?”
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Giving Thanks Day 13: Today, I am thankful for electricity. It’s something we all tend to take for granted even though we are surrounded by it. Without it, we would be reading at night with flashlights and book lights. Our cell phones would be charged through car batteries or changing the phone battery. Food would have to be cooked with fire or battery powered appliances and would take longer to cook. Air conditioning and heating would be a very different thing altogether and Television, computers and Video games would not be as convenient. Technology nowadays offers backups for not having electricity which can make life still very enjoyable, but there WAS a time years ago when this wasn’t so. Without electricity, candlelight was the light and fire was the heat. Let us be thankful for the advantages electricity has afforded us that our parents and grandparents didn’t always get to have.



{November 12, 2011}   Giving, Receiving and Indian Givers

I remember growing up and hearing my mother use the term “Indian Giver” a lot to describe people who gave you a gift and then eventually took it back or tried to. I also remember as a kid, sometimes there were people who would give you a gift with the stipulation that if you did this or that, the gift would have to be returned. I always hated that. A gift is supposed to be something given without expectation of anything back. Obviously, there are times when one might expect a gift back. At Christmas, you get a gift for a family member and you probably expect they will get you one back, but it doesn’t always happen. As a kid, it can make you sad when you give and don’t get, but as I got older, I realized the REAL meaning of giving is being happy even if you get nothing in return. Just knowing you made the other person happy can truly be a gift in itself.

There have been many times in the past years where I have been given a gift during the holidays and I either couldn’t afford to give one back or if I did, it was far less expensive than the one given to me. Money isn’t easy to come by for everyone and some members of my own family have enough to buy gifts for everyone else, while others don’t. This is why the older members started a tradition of drawing names for the adults so they get one gift of a certain price for one other adult and then all kids still in school are given gifts from everyone if it can be afforded. Even so, the rules are broken by some adults that CAN afford more and it does make me sad because I can’t always reciprocate, but as long as the one giving understands that, everything is fine.

I have a really big issue with people that are Indian Givers. When I say that term, I am speaking of the definition that WE in America have given it. The term “Indian Givers” came because of help and aid given by Indians that were misinterpreted as gifts. To the Indians, they were just helping, expecting eventually there would be a payback of equal price or the return of the item, so it was more of an exchanging of gifts OR a trade. European Americans mistook the giving as their meaning of a gift, which is something that one gives expecting nothing in return. So the whole term came out of a complete misunderstanding and it still sticks today. I feel bad almost for using it cause it makes it sound as if Indians are these hateful people who take back their gifts when the truth is they weren’t.

Nevertheless, there are times when a person gives you something and it is understood that it’s  not a mere gift. A person may lend you an item to use for a certain time period or until you can afford to get the item yourself, for instance. A person may give you an item and make arrangements to trade with you for another item you have of equal price. In these circumstances and some others, it’s not a gift, but a loan or a trade. If a person gives you a gift for a special occasion, you expect it to be a gift and not a loan or trade. If a person hands you an item and says, “Here, I want you to have this” and doesn’t make any stipulations that it’s only for a certain time period or that they want something in return, it’s considered a gift. Excluding translation problems due to people speaking different languages, this really should be self explanatory. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always seem to be, because there are still people that end up asking for the “gift” back for whatever reason or get mad because they weren’t given anything in return. I am not sure what I should call those sort of people, but I guess you could say they are “empty” givers, because their giving is without true meaning of the word. At the same time as I call them that, I feel an extreme sadness for people that are empty givers because I fear they will never know the joy I have felt. The joy of giving someone a gift, seeing them smile and feeling totally fully of happiness in knowing you made someone’s day. The joy of being alright with no reciprocation because you never GIVE expecting it. You give for the love and the joy of giving and should you end up receiving something unexpectedly, it means even more to you because you truly weren’t wanting anything in return.

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Giving Thanks Day #12: Today, I am thankful for knowing what it truly means to give without expecting anything in return. I am also thankful for the wonderful mother in my life who taught me the TRUE meaning of giving, the TRUE meaning of Christmas and the TRUE meaning of unconditional love. My mother is the kind who has stated the words, “I will do without so my children never have to.” I live a life where I know I will ALWAYS have someone who will help me, no matter what happens, because I have my mother. My mother is the ultimate GIVER. She gives and she gives, never receiving even a small portion of what she gives to her family. I am so incredibly blessed and thankful for her. The older I get and the more people I meet, the more I realize that my mother is one in a billion!



Welcome!

Happy Veteran’s Day! Thank you to all veterans for what you have done and thanks to those still fighting for our country! I appreciate you!

As always, you may answer these questions in your own post or in the comments section!

This 5 Question Friday was brought to you by:

On to the questions!

1. What’s the last thing you spent too much money on? I don’t really know…..we don’t have a lot of money to begin with and we are on a tight budget so…maybe my book the other day, but it’s a rare occasion when I buy a book brand new and pay full price and I did do a price comparison to find the cheapest price

2. What celeb chef would you want to make you dinner? ANY Celeb Chef, really….I CAN cook, but I don’t really like to, so it would be nice to have any chef cook FOR me…if I was rich, I would have a chef cook all my meals and make healthy, good meals so I wouldn’t have to cook at all!

3. Where do you hide things when visitors pop over or do you let them see the real deal? What kinds of things are you talking about here?! Like naughty things or where do I hide the mess? LOL IF there are any naughty things in my house anyways, which I’m not saying yea or nay too, they would be put up in the bedroom probably where people wouldn’t nose anyways….if there is just a bit of clutter, I try to put it up or push it out of the way, otherwise, I guess they just see the real deal…

4. Who is your oldest living family member? I believe it would be my Nanny(grandma on my Mom’s side), but I could be wrong…She is 88

5. What is your favorite DQ treat and/or Sonic drink combo (ie: cherry vanilla Dr. Pepper)? This question sounds like it’s a DQ/Sonic combo…never have done that…..I like DQ blizzards, but I honestly haven’t had DQ in years….as far as Sonic drinks, I like their regular limeades, strawberry limeades, berry slushes, and their Ocean Water depending on my mood….it’s probably been even a month or two since I have had one of any of those as well.
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Giving Thanks Day #11- Today, I give thanks to those who have fought for our country and those still fighting! Without you, America would NOT be the Land of the free and the Home of the Brave and may we NEVER forget how important our soldiers are AND were!



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Book Lovers Buffet

Load Up - You Won't Gain a Pound!

re-Education

Ideas about English, Drama and ICT in the classroom, as well as some broader musings

readful things blog

The search for meaning, one page at a time

101 Books

Reading my way through Time Magazine's 100 Greatest Novels since 1923 (plus Ulysses)