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Hand Raising


This is very funny! Tim Hawkins just has a way about him!


Monday Monday


Good Monday to you. I don’t know about Y’All, but my sleeping rhythm is all joophered up. I don’t even think I can blame it on the clock changing ceremony. 3:30-4:30 is not helpful for my sense of well being. Or the bags under my eyes.

I still have two vacation related posts to tell about, but in both instances I need a couple pictures from others. One, the previously mentioned shots from Mousey, and two, a couple from Jip the Farm Dog. I have reminded / asked them both to send  them to me exactly ZERO times, so they cannot be faulted. This is a sad commentary on how my brain is behaving these days because I saw Jip two times over the weekend and I sat next to Mousey on the couch last night for at least 2-3 hours watching Big Hero Six and scratching backs. Did I remember even one time to ask for the needed pictures? No, no I did not.

So how about a post vacation list?

Is anyone watching American Idol this season? WOW. There are some seriously talented young people this year. That was not sarcasm. It’s too soon to pick a favorite. I think this is my favorite lineup of judges too. They are encouraging AND offer good constructive criticism.

I feel like it took me longer than usual to get my act together after vacation. Possibly because I had not done laundry before we left and it was all just sitting there waiting for me when we returned home. Also possibly because I usually do our vacation laundry while still on vacation. Mousey and I did not have as much thrifting luck as usual, so I did no laundry, and she only did a couple loads. I don’t do her laundry at home, just felt the need to clarify that.

It was good to get back to my two Bible studies! Even though both were convicting, each in their own prickly way. One for all the ways we use other words to soften our complaining. Sharing, informing, bellyaching, I’m just being honest, VENTING. It’s all grumbling, and it’s all not good. And second, two wrongs always make a wrong, complaining is the art of ignoring God, and sinful disobedience results in loss of God’s privileges. Plus, anger can get us in BIG trouble. Much to ponder.

We are on break this week from BSF. Whatever will I do on Wednesday and Thursday mornings??

The Boy and The Dane will be home this Saturday. He started chemo last Wednesday to try and beat his chronic ITP into some form of submission. So far, so good on the side effects. The Dane instituted a gluten free diet for him as well. Prayers are appreciated.

After a bitter cold welcome home from vacation week, we were treated to 40 degrees and sunny yesterday!!! It was most delicious and most welcome! I hear there is more where that came from too!

I made quite a few phone calls last week scheduling appointments for temple maintenance. There is always the possibility that those appointments will spawn other appointments. Just putting out fires from here on out. Just trying to keep up with all the system failures.

My Aunt Phyllis asked if Honey and I wanted to join her and my Uncle Bob, Beeve and Stacey and Girl Cousin Lindsay and Rob B, otherwise known nationally as Team Levine, on a 10 day sugar challenge. I was all in until she said we could not have any artificial sweetener either. I am all out now because Mama needs her chai. I realize that sounds silly, but I am not so much of an adult that I can drink tea black. Sorry.

In my defense, I could totally do the 10 days without real sugar.

This was what she sent. It is a good thing. Very scary information.

Ok, go forth and do Monday.

Wednesday Hodgepodge


Hi Guys, welcome to the first February Hodgepodge! If you would like to join us just click the button below and head over to Joyce’s to link up.

1. Do you wear your heart on your sleeve, or keep your emotions tucked in tight?\

I don’t land completely in either camp. I certainly do not wear my heart on my sleeve, but emotions tucked in tight doesn’t quite fit. I would say I lean more emotionally reserved. Not everyone needs to know your business.
2. How did you meet your closest friend?

I can’t answer this question the way it is written because I don’t think of friendships in terms of closest or best, rather in tiers. I always say that God blessed me in the friendship department because I do not have any sisters.

Think of it as a friendship pyramid, Friends make up the base, good friends make up the middle and confidants are the top triangle.

I have met my triangle friends in several places, churches, Bible study and one from work about 27 years ago, who introduced me to her triangle friends and we merged!

They are ALL wonderful kisses on both cheeks from a really good God.
3.  Pink lemonade, grilled salmon, cotton candy, pink grapefruit, a strawberry milkshake, or raspberry sorbet…of the pink foods listed, which one is your favorite? Least favorite? Which one have you most recently consumed?

I like raspberry sorbet the best and salmon the least. I know, I’m sorry to all you healthy salmon lovers but it just tastes fishy to me. I have most recently eaten a grapefruit, which is my second choice.
4. When were you last ‘tickled pink’ over something? Explain.

I was tickled pink when Honey got the new computer up and running!! And then when he got the Windows Live Writer hooked up!!. YAY HONEY!!!!!!!
5. Are you a fan of television talk shows? Daytime, nighttime, or both? What’s your favorite?

I don’t watch any regularly but I have seen some. My favorites would be The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Ellen Degeneres. I think they are truly funny folks!
6. When was the last time you wanted to ask a question, but felt too foolish to do so?

This actually happened on Sunday at the end of the Superbowl. As usual, I was not paying attention to the game, so when everyone started yelling about an interception and a bad call and then a fight broke out, I was clueless. I felt like I wanted to ask what was going on but my people get annoyed when I ask a lot of questions when I am supposed to be paying attention. I weighed the pros and cons and then I remembered Cheryl, CHERYL, I.DO.NOT.CARE!!!!!

I was content.
7. My favorite __________________right now is _________________.

My Favorite TV show right now is Fixer Upper with Chip and Joanna Gaines on HGTV.
8.  Insert your own random thought here.

The Ab-Cat is a big fan of Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show, and she frequently shows me things she finds funny. One of our favorites is the Lip Synch Off. I have seen the latest one with Jimmy, Will Farrell and Kevin Smith on youtube and on blogs, and it IS funny, but my all time favorite is John Krasinski singing Katie Perry. Here you go. And you’re welcome.

Thanks for stopping!