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Wednesday hodgepodge

1.  When were you last facing an ocean? Using just ONE word, describe how you felt as you faced that ocean. 

Last facing the ocean-in June 2012.  Finally, we were  able to go as a family this past summer.  Having daughters in college makes it a juggling act with schedules.

As I faced the ocean, I felt very tranquil.  
2. What are three sounds you hate to hear?
Blaring sirens-fearful sound to my ears especially if I know family has headed in the direction the sirens are going

Car brakes-who almost hit me????

A squealing scream-I know something good has not  happened.

3. This question comes to you courtesy of some real life friends. Hi real life friends! When you shop for yourself, do you try everything on in the store before buying or do you buy, try on at home, and then return what you don't like or what doesn't fit?

Usually, I try everything on before buying.  Most of the time, I carry my items around then decide not to try on or purchase.  My family always says this irritates t…

Weekend Rewind...,

Weekend Rewind...

Weekend weather was gorgeous.  We had sunshine!!  Personally, the cold doesn't bother me very much now (I attribute this to hot flashes LOL) but I definitely need the sunshine.  I am not much of a cloudy, rainy day and believe me we have had too many of these lately. 
Hub and I went to see the Rhondels Friday evening.  Such a treat for me.  Earlier in the week #2 daughter just couldn't understand why on earth we would want to see a group that was popular in the 70's or 80's.  When I reminded her, I graduated from college in the early 80's and was married, I honestly think she just didn't get in.  Really, I believe our children don't see our REAL age which is perfectly fine with me.  Back to the Rhondels-even with their age-which I do believe the man playing the saxophone was in his 70's-they sounded great.  Of course, I love beach music!  
Earlier this week, I have to tell you all this-#1 daughter came in and looked at me and said, &q…

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. When were you last 'on a mountaintop'?  You may answer in the literal or figurative sense.
Literal-last year-too scary for me.  Charlie decided to take a scenic route-NEVER, NEVER  AGAIN.  I swear I will get out and walk the next time.
Figurative sense-I am drowning in paperwork!

2.  Do you establish and maintain a strict budget in your household?  What is one piece of financial advice you would offer someone just starting out on their own? 

Maintain a budget-yeah, but not a strict one.  I have always tried to live within my means.  I will use credit card but shortly right after-deduct the amount-never paying payments.  A piece of advice: save for a rainy day because you never know what expenses might come up unexpectedly, and: don't live a champagne life on a beer income!

3.  Cherries-yay or nay?  Cherry pie, cherry cola, black forest cake, or a scoop ofBen and Jerry's Cherries Garcia...pick one. 

Easy one for me-NONE!  I can't stand cheeries!

4.  Should you ever di…

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1.  Chinese New Year will be celebrated on February 10th, and 2013 is the year of the snake. When did you last see a snake?  Are you okay around snakes or do they give you the shivers? 
Snakes give me the shivers.  Hub and I built a house in the country a few years ago before we had children.  When I say built, I really mean we built it with the help of a few people (his dad and brother who were contractors).  Anyway the land we purchased was close to an apple orchard.  I absolutely loved the location-not many neighbors around and close to town.  One summer (after the girls were born), I thought what was that on the deck-a black snake!  Now at first I was okay, but after a few summers and seeing more and more black snakes we moved!  The farmers around couldn't believe I was scared of a black snakes-but scare wasn't even close-I was petrified! Grandson , on the other hand, isn't scared!

2. The color red in Chinese culture usually means good luck.  Do you believe in luck?