Wednesday, May 23, 2018

A royal Wednesday Hodgepodge



From this Side of the Pond

1. The last place you visited/patronized where you felt like you were given 'the royal treatment'?

I don't think I have ever been given 'royal treatment'.
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2. The last task you completed that was a 'royal pain'?


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Getting all the paperwork ready for filing taxes!!



3. How have your strengths helped you succeed? How have your faults hindered you?


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I am one that never quits....keep pushing myself.



My fault is pulling the trigger...I want to do something I have never done before...but just can't pull the trigger.

4. If you found a remote that could rewind, fast forward, stop and start time, what would you do with it?


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Use it!

5. Any special plans for the Memorial Day weekend? Will you in some way honor or recognize the meaning of this day (remembering people who died in service to their country)? Have you ever been to Arlington National Cemetery? Does your town do anything special to mark the day?

I enjoy visiting Arlington National Cemetery...it has always been a humbling experience each time.

My town doesn't do anything for Memorial Day, but a town a few miles away has a parade and flags line the courthouse lawn remembering the fallen heroes.

No plans for Memorial Day.

6.  Insert your own random thought here.


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The police is still working on my IG account that was hacked.  Someone must be really bored to hack my account!!

I did get up at 3:30 Saturday...actually woke up at that time (hub sick) and started watching television.  Must say, I enjoyed the wedding ceremony and thought the bride was stunning and her mom so poised...a class act.  Would one day love to visit England.

Wishing all a safe and happy Memorial Day.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wednesday Hodgepodge


From this Side of the Pond




1. What would you say is your biggest day to day challenge?

Keeping doctor appointments in check.

2. May 16th is National Biographers Day. What's a biography you really enjoyed reading? Is this a genre you read regularly?

I love reading about the Camelot Years....Kennedy's

3. How important is keeping a clean house? Do you need to de-clutter your life?

I try to keep a clean house....usually pick up every day.  I like to give it a good cleaning at least once a week.
I most certainly need to de-clutter my life.

4. You're the 8th dwarf. What's your name?

Why Me?

5. What's surprised you the most about your life or life in general?

Life throws some curve balls....I never dreamed how affected my life has been by cancer.

Life in general.....I must be exciting because someone has hacked my Instagram account....posing as me and has stolen my pics and adding their nasty pics beside of mine.  People can be so cruel!!   I always thought people could be nice and not mess with other people.

6. Insert your own random thought here.

Like I mentioned earlier.  Someone has hacked my IG account.....how horrible.  I didn't know about it till someone told me because I rarely use IG!!   This is so frustrating to think someone would do this.  Thankfully I have different passwords for different social medial....but if someone is so bored and smart to hack another person's account THEN  I say PUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO BETTER USE.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wednesday Hodgepodge


From this Side of the Pond



1. What are your ingredients for a perfect Saturday?

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Plenty of sunshine and hub feeling well enough to go hiking or riding around.



2. What skill do you wish more people took the time to learn?

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Communicating with people.  I am afraid with technology communication is gone.  People need to show genuine interest in someone....not by text.

3. What's something you ate as a child you can't stand now as an adult?


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I am drawing a blank.....first thing that came to my mind was mud pies!


4. Something parenting has taught you? If you're not a parent tell us one important lesson you learned from your own parents.


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5. Share a favorite quote or saying about mothers or motherhood.
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6. Insert your own random thought here.


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Wishing all mothers a Happy Mother's Day.  This will be my youngest daughters first Mother's Day!


Sunday, May 6, 2018

The Struggle


The Struggle is Real

I love candy....any sweets...
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Years ago, I would not buy any candy because I would eat the entire bag...
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About three years ago, hub began craving sweets....huh?  Hub very rarely ate sweets...very, very rarely.  I started buying my candy ; no longer felt guilty because hub was also eating the sweets.

Last week, Charlie's oncologist told him to limit his sweet intake....very rarely was he to eat anything with SUGAR....
WHAT???  Everything contains sugar nowadays.  I love apples....loaded with sugar, I love Halo Mandarin oranges loaded with sugar....raisins loaded with sugar, bananas loaded with sugar, and the list seems to go on and on and on.  I began reading labels and looking up foods and was totally shocked seeing how much sugar is in certain foods....foods I never expected.  However, Doritos have very little sugar if any at all...Imagine that!

So the Challenge begins....trying to fix dinner without much sugar...It has already been a challenge fixing lunch and dinner without red meat....a no no for hub too!!  

This DARN CANCER (saying it mildly) is stealing now our food joy!!!!  I am so sick and tired of chicken and fish!!!  I feel like I can lay an egg any day!  We have eaten a lot of vegetables...and I MEAN A LOT!  I can't remember the last time I had a big, juicy hamburger...or a hot dog....my mouth waters just thinking about them.  Now....my sugar is being taken away....

I just can't eat the foods hub can't eat in his presence.  

The struggle is real!



Girls' Trip

A few months ago, some college friends came up to spend a few days with me.  We were talking about taking another girls' trip.  We had...