August 14, 2022

Sunday Stealing: Magical Journal

This week's Sunday Stealing was stolen from Big Magic.

1. What’s the best beach or lake day you can remember?

Pretty much any day I want to the beach or the lake was a good day...none of those days stand out as the best day.

2. Describe your ideal picnic lunch:

Sitting at home at the dining room table, surrounded by lots of food and all of my loved ones.

3. What flowers are in your bouquet?

Lilacs, sunflowers, roses and coleus.

4. Silly ways to pass the time during a snowstorm:

Stay in your pajamas all day and drink hot chocolate. Tell ghost stories. 

5. The most beautiful house you’ve ever visited.

I have been in some very nice homes, but none that I would call the most beautiful.

6. Best place you ever dined.

The Louisiana Lagniappe in Destin, Florida.

7. How many layers to your ice cream sandwich

Three layers - cake, ice cream and then more cake.

8. Pretty things which are faux patent leather:

I have owned a few faux patent leather purses that were pretty.

9. What is the best way to eat chocolate.

Rip open the package and eat the chocolate.

10. Describe your unicorn’s special magic:

My unicorn's magic is to teach people how to be kind to each other and to work as a team rather than against each other.

11. All the fruits in your fruit salad:

Grapes, mandarin oranges, cherries, and pineapple in an ambrosia salad.  I also like strawberries, blueberries and raspberries in as a regular fruit salad.

12. Describe the soil, grass, trees, flowers and rocks in your magical forest.

13. The lyrics which move you the most are:

Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

14. What are the best sauces in the world?

Depends on what you are eating.  I eat a lot of ranch dressing as a sauce.

15. Write a haiku about nature:

Honking geese fly by
Bringing fall to the garden
as the leaves fall down.

August 10, 2022

What is Your First Response?

What is Your First Response?
Give your First Response to the words below.

BUBBLE :: Blowing bubbles into the wind.
HISTORY :: Study
CLOCK :: Bed time!
GAME :: World of Warcraft
WOOD :: Tree
BUSH :: Baked Beans
CHRISTMAS :: Reindeer
HAPPY :: Sad
WORLD :: Dominance
DUCK :: Goose
POPSICLE :: Cherry
SCHOOL :: Books
HORN :: Goose
BLOW :: Bubbles
WORK :: Play
LONG :: Day
TURKEY :: Thanksgiving
SPIT :: Gross
POWER RANGERS :: Go Go Power Rangers!
HUMAN :: Nature
FAMILY :: Feud
SMILE :: Grin
WATCH :: Clock
COOK :: Eat
KEY :: Door
DRIVE :: Run
HAND :: Over Fist

August 8, 2022

August 2022 Quilt, Calendar and Ride

August 2022 Quilt Block
Quilt Block Template: Gad
August 2022 Calendar
Calendar Template: Gad
August 2022 Ride
Do NOT claim these as your own.
If you use them, do NOT rip them apart.
If you use them, a link back to the artist listed on them is required.

August 7, 2022

Sunday Stealing: Personal History

This week's Sunday Stealing was stolen from Pinterest.

1. What would you like people to know about your mother?

My mom put up with a lot of bullshit.

2. What would you like people to know about your father?

My dad was a very hard worker.

3. What was your childhood bedroom like?

Filled with lots of stuffed animals and posters on the wall. 

4. What was your favorite activity as a child?


5. What was high school like for you?


6. Write about your cousins.

I have a lot of cousins. Growing up I saw nearly all of them often.  Now, for those that are still alive, we hardly ever see each other or speak to each other.

7. What was your favorite food as a child?

My teddy bear.

8. What was your most memorable birthday?

My sixteenth birthday is my most memorable birthday.  I remember mom was taking photos and I flipped off the camera in once and she took the photo and had it printed. LOL

9. What world events were significant to you as a child?

The bicentennial, Watergate, Chernobyl, Cold War, Fall of the Berlin Wall, Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, and Roe vs. Wade.

10. What did a typical day look like as a child?

Go to school, come home to do homework, then hang out in my room listening to music until bedtime.

11. Write about your grandparents.

I did not get to meet my dad's parents as they both died before I was born.  My mom's parents lived next door to us and it was awesome.  I enjoyed spending time with my grandparents.  I miss them very much.

12. Did you move as a child?

We moved once that I can remember.  Dad was building our new house so we had to move to temporary housing.

13. Who taught you to drive?

My dad taught me how to drive.

14. Which job has been your favorite?

My current job is my favorite job.

15. What was the best part of your 30s?

The best part of my 30's was, having my children near me.

August 5, 2022

Seven Things

Name seven things in your home that you have at least seven of:

1. Teddy bears

2. Cow paintings
3. Gel ink pens

4. USA Flags

5.  Coffee mugs

6.  Travel mugs

7. Shirts

August 4, 2022

Wishes From A Fairy

You find a fairy. 
With a wave of their wand they can change anything for you.

What is the one thing you would change about your body? My weight

What is the one personality trait you would change? My inability to always share my feelings. 

What is the one thing about your job you would change? I would make it 100% telework forever.

What is the one thing about your home you would change? I would have a deck built in the back of the house.

What is the one thing about your Significant Other you would change? I would change his ability to walk and not need a wheelchair. 

Who is the one person you would poof out of your life and why? No one at this time.

Who is the one person you would poof back in and why?  My son.  His life ended way too soon and his is missing out on so much.

August 3, 2022

Kool-Aid Sherbet

Kool-Aid Sherbet

1 cup sugar
1 (.13 ounce) envelope unsweetened orange soft drink mix or flavor of your choice
3 cups milk

In a bowl, stir sugar, soft drink mix and milk until sugar is dissolved.
Pour into a shallow freezer container; cover and freeze for 1 hour or until slightly thickened.
Transfer to a mixing bowl, beat until smooth.
Return to freezer container; cover and freeze until firm.
Remove from the freezer 20 minutes before serving.

August 2, 2022

In Memory of Annabelle (AKA Bella)

10 years ago today a piece of my heart left this world. I miss my Annabelle (Bella) today just as much as the day she left. I miss her bark, her cute little stubby tail wagging and her doggie kisses. I miss cuddling with her, taking her on car rides, her playing with tennis balls and her playing with all her stuffed babies. Bella was a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. She will be forever a part of me. I love you Bella forever and always!