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?

Reading.

5. What was high school like for you?

Stressful.

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!

July 31, 2022

Sunday Stealing: The Friday 5

This week's Sunday Stealing was stolen from Friday 5.
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1) What one event from your lifetime would you change if you could, and why?

I would change the death of my son.  I want him here with me.

2) If you could give one piece of advice to your younger self, what would it be and how old would your younger self be when they got it? Do you think your younger self would listen?

I would tell my 21-year-old self to not marry the first husband.  However, I doubt my younger self would have listened.

3) Would you be any good on Survivor?

I would not be very good as a contestant on Survivor. I am sure I would get voted off in the first episode

4) What's a safety rule that's very important to you?

Always wear your seat belt and wear it properly. 

5) What would you like to say to people in the future?

Don't be a dumbass.

6) What's your favorite dish to bring to a summer cookout?

Fresh fruit

7) How much time have you spent outdoors this week?

An hour or so.

8) Where do you set your thermostat?

Currently the thermostat is set at 72 degrees.

9) How did you learn to swim?

My dad threw me into the water and told me to swim back to him.  

10) How do you avoid overheating?

Stay in the air conditioning as much as possible. 

11). What are you going to do this weekend?

Mow the yard and relax the rest of the time.

12) What’s your favorite way to spend time?

Playing games on my computer or on my phone.

13) What’s the most useless thing you own that you would never get rid of?

My mother's candy dish.  I never use it.  It sits on a shelf collecting dust.    

14) Have you started planning your next vacation?

I have not.  

15) Are you very active, or do you prefer to just relax in your free time or is it one and the same to you?

I am not very active and I prefer to just relax in my free time.  I need to exercise more to lose weight but I really do not want to exercise.

July 28, 2022

I Tell Lies: In Memory of Colt

 
My mom, she tells a lot of lies.

She never did before.
But from now until she dies,
She'll tell a whole lot more.
Ask my mom how she is,
And because she can't explain,
She will tell a little lie
Because she can't describe the pain.

Ask my mom how she is,
She'll say that she's alright.
If that's the truth, then tell me,
Why does she cry each night?

Ask my mom how she is,
She seems to cope so well.
She doesn't have a choice, you see.
Nor the strength enough to yell.

Ask my mom how she is,
"I'm fine, I'm well, I'm coping."
For God's sake mom, just tell the truth.
Just say your heart is broken.

She will love me all her life.
I sure loved her all of mine,
But if you ask her how she is
She'll lie and say she's fine.

I am here in Heaven,
I cannot hug her from here.
If she lies to you, don't listen.
Hug her and hold her near.

On the day we meet again,
We'll smile and I'll be bold.
I'll say, "You're lucky you got in here mom,
With all the lies you told!"

-Author Unknown