May 15, 2022

Sunday Stealing: Hodgepodge

This week's Sunday Stealing was stolen from This Side of the Pond.

1. Where do you get your news these days?

I get my news online, usually through Yahoo News and Google News.

2. Do you like crab meat? What makes you crabby?

Every now and then I will eat crab meat, just not too often.  I don't hate crab meat but it is not my first choice when eating seafood.

Super cold temperatures, shoveling snow, folding laundry and waiting in a long line makes me crabby.  

3. Does freedom mean more choices? Have you ever felt there were too many choices? Elaborate.

I believe that freedom means more choices.  However, I do feel there can be too many choices, which leads to feeling overwhelmed.  For example: When I go into a coffee shop and look over the menu, I am overwhelmed by the abundance of choices.  I get so overwhelmed that I order what I always order and never try new things.  

4. Barbara Millicent Roberts was introduced to the world on March 9, 1959...that's Barbie to most of us. Did you have Barbies as a kid, or did you let your own children play with Barbies? What well known Barbara (living or not) would you most like to meet?

I had several Barbies when I was a kid and I let my children play with Barbies.  I would love to meet Barbara Bush.  

5. What are three things you value most in another person?

Kindness, honesty and trustworthiness.

6. How would you define “old.” At what age is a person old?

 I define old as living for a very long time.  As a kid, I thought 40 was old.  Now that I am over 50, I feel that 80+ years is old.

7. A place you’ve been that’s “old.” Tell us something about your visit there.

St. Augustine, Florida.  Growing up, I went there with my parents and brother on a family vacation. St. Augustine is a beautiful city, with a lot of historical sites to visit.  I remember visiting Castillo de San Marcos, the Fountain of Youth and Fort Matanzas. 

8. Something you miss about the “good old days.” When were they?

I miss my grandparents. I miss sitting with them on the porch, listening the to them tell stories of their good old days.

9. In what way are you a 'chip off the old block'? Or if you'd rather, in what way is your child a 'chip off the old block'?

My dad had a great work ethic and I believe I am a chip off the old block when it comes to work.  I work hard at my job and I do it well.    I think my children are a chip of the old block when it comes to their looks, since they look like me. 

10. Old fashioned, Old Testament, old timer, same old same old, old glory, good old boy, old wives tale...choose an 'old' phrase that relates to something in your life or the wider world currently and explain.

A few old wives tales my mom used to tell me: 
  • Don't sit too close to the tv or you will go blind (I am not blind yet, so I assume that one is false).
  • Don't go swimming 30 minutes after eating or you will get cramps.  (I have many times and did not get cramps).
  • Don't drink coffee, it will stunt your growth. (I am six foot tall.)
11. July 5th is National Hawaii Day...have you ever been to Hawaii? Any desire to visit or make a return trip? Pineapple, mango, or guava...what's your pleasure?

I have not yet been to Hawaii but going there at least one time is on my bucket list. I like pineapple and mango, especially in a smoothie!

12. Last time you were 'thrown in at the deep end'? Explain.

The last time I was thrown in the deep end was at work. I will not go into details, but I feel I was able to adapt and overcome things quickly.  
13. Sun, sea, sand, salt...your favorite when it comes to summer?

Sun!  I love the sun and warmer temperatures!   

14. Bury your head in the sand, the sands of time, draw a line in the sand, pound sand, shifting sands...pick one and tell us how the phrase currently relates to your life in some way.

The sands of time relates to my life.  I feel time is slipping away from me too quickly and that I am missing out on things.  I fear death....I do not want to die.  I know that one day I will but will do all I can to slow down the sands of time.  

15. On a scale of 1-10 (1 = make your own rules and 10=like a warden), how strict were your parents? If you're a parent where on the scale do you land?

I feel my parents were around a 5.   I am a parent and I think I was too strict...around an 8.


  1. I've never been to St. Augustine but would like to visit there!

  2. I was told those old wives' tales, too. But I'm short and wear glasses. So who knows?

  3. I'd love to go to St. Augustine. I've been to Miami and Orlando.


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