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Questions & Answers....Hodgepodge

1. Do you think the world became a more dangerous place on September 11, 2001 or did we just become more aware of the danger? How has your own life changed as a result of that day?

A little of both-I have become more aware of my surroundings when traveling to large cities then before 9-11.  The world has become more dangerous; I don't know if it is because of 9-1-11 or have we just forgotten our morals and values.

2. Did you think your parents were too strict when you were growing up? How about in hindsight?
NO!!!  What is wrong with today's generation is they believe they do no wrong and they have an excuse for everything that happens to them!  I could go on and on and on....but better not.  As I reminisce, my parents were strict, but I appreciated all they did for me.

3. Share one random but candid fact about yourself.

I am painfully--HONEST!

4. Would your nearest and dearest describe you as simple or far too complicated?

My dearest said-and I quote--"in between.&qu…


1. What is something that bothers you if it's not done perfectly?
Just one----remember I think I am OCD when it comes to neatness around the house---so if a bed is not make perfectly, I have to remake it.  Yes, sometimes when I visit my daughters' apartment or condo-I give the clean inspection.

2. Do you think a 6th sense exists? Explain.
Sometimes I just have a 'gut' feeling that something isn't just right and I call this intuition.  Is it a 6th sense? Maybe...I don't think, or maybe I just can't remember-but I don't think I experienced a 'gut' feeling before having children.  Now, I get all nervous and I tell my daughters this isn't going to be good before an event happens.  I even tell my husband I feel like something is going to happen-a bad feeling-when life is going good.  Sometimes the feeling turns out to be true.

3. Do you say your goodbyes slowly, quickly, or not at all?
Goodbyes are said with a kiss and done quickly.  Usually I …

Lessons I Learned

.Children-teenagers...or young adults...... Take a moment and remember what they have taught you. I just did.
1.  Everyday is a new day. I beat my head up when I make a mistake.I relive the incident over and over and over and over. I have made a mistake and I can't quit thinking about. Now this mistake hurt no one and no blood or anything like that was involved-just a simple mistake on my part.  "Get over it Mom" daughters say. Sleepless nights of rolling, tumbling, and keeping husband awake doesn't help.  With dawn approaching, I get that pit in my stomach again-ready to face the day and you know what?  Today is a brand new day and the mistake I had made earlier-no one remembers it-but me.  So my evening of worry and sleepless night was a waste. Every day is a new day and I knew that.  I just need to practice this more.
2.  Patience Oh Man----I don't even have patience at a drive-thru.  If you hear someone blowing a horn at McDonald's or some other fast food drive t…

Forty Fabulous-Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Using what's in your frig right now what sort of meal would you be able to make for guests who are knocking at the front door this very minute?
Salad and squash.  Hey, school has started back and with all the other 'things' on my plate I haven't been to the grocery market.

2. What is something about yourself that you hope will change but that probably never will?

Bluntness-frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank.  My daughters tease me by saying if you don't want to know the truth don't ask Mom because she tells it like it is.  Honestly, I have tried choosing my words carefully when asked my opinion or a question about something, but I speak before thinking.
3. What's something about yourself that you hope will never change?
My love of learning.   I want to never quit learning.

4. Do you usually send serious or funny greeting cards? Why?

This depends on the circumstance and the person. If the person is a serious person, then of course …

Daughter Time

Date with #1 daughter Friday was fabulous.  I have been in school this week so she and I planned a date Friday.  We went to see The Help.
After being in meetings all day, I needed a moment-so I took the VW convertible.

  The ticket line wasn't too bad for the seven o' clock showing-maybe a 40 minute wait.  The movie was awesome as the book.  Parts of the movie brought a tear to my eye and Amanda leans over to ask, "Mom are you crying?"  Of course, "Yes."
When I got home, husband had grandson on his lap fast asleep.  He had tried to wait up,but just couldn't.  I am trying to get  him use to a big bed, so husband laid him down and I put up the bed rails.  Being overly protective, I slept with him.  I had forgotten how no matter how tired one is, I still woke up every few minutes to make sure I was not rolling on him.  Aw....just listening to him breathe was so peaceful.  Now that both daughters are in their 20's, I forgot about how sweet a child's …

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. If you could work for any one government agency which would you choose and why?
Department of Education---if this is one?? or a different level.  Why the DOE----they need someone with common sense and has worked with different levels of children.  Maybe then the DOE can understand one size does not fit all!!!

Working for the FBI would be interesting to me.  I like to solve mysteries and puzzle.

2. How difficult is it for you to forgive someone who refuses to apologize?
At first it is difficult for me to forgive-too much anger and hurt feelings when someone refuses to apologize.  After a sleepless night, I remind myself that I forgive not for them but for me.  It is easier to forgive than to hang on to so much anger and hurt. “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

3. What is your favorite meatless supper? On a summer evening, cornbread muffins and homegrown tomatoes.  On a cool evening-chicken noodle soup.  Remember-I am not known as a…

Dinner is Up

#1 Daughter wanted to try a new recipe -she had actually learned this from one of her friends at pharmacy school.  Since I am not known as a chef in my house, I gave her the green light.
What are you planning of fixing?  She replied, "Sarah's Chicken and Rice."  I replied, "I have never had Sarah's Chicken and Rice."  To which she replied--"Mom you have had chicken and rice before." "Yep, but never heard of Sarah's Chicken and Rice."  Then the laughter started....Sarah was her friend who had given her the recipe.  Duh on me. \ She went to the store and bought the ingredients and began. First, she cut the chicken. This took the longest or it seemed like it to me as I watched.
Then she mixed other ingredients in with the chicken-don't know what they were:(
This smelled good...but it wasn't cooked yet. She started the rice.
Then began cooking the chicken. Gosh-it smelled better than before. I could tell she was a little nervous because she k…

For The Life of Me.......

I usually don't write about this--but I just can't understand for the life of me one thing.  Why do people have children and don't want to spend time with them or even be a parent at all?
Charlie and I went to Pigeon Forge this past week.  Just a little down time for me before school starts back.  Both daughters were still in college for the summer.  Daughter #1 ended her class Friday and Daughter #2 ended her class we said okay girls Dad and I will go and you all can go the next week because I will be in school.  They both jumped at the chance of this--what 23 and 21 yr.old wouldn't?
Charlie and I headed out Sunday.  We just took our time and enjoyed the drive.  Later that evening we ate at our favorite place...The Blue Moose.  Yummy....if you ever go...check this place out.

They have the coldest beer in town-still in frosted mugs with bits of ice floating on top.  Nothing fancy just a relaxing atmosphere.
Then we walked the food and beverage off--a little…