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|Sunday, February 5th, 2012|
|Friday, February 3rd, 2012|
|Writer's Block: School Ties
What is (or was) your college major? Do you use it for your career?
I received a BS in Nursing with a minor in psychology, and I used both during my working career. And still kinda use it as a resource person for my family---who listen to me most of the time. My kids are slightly better than my mother or sibling were.
|Saturday, January 21st, 2012|
|Writer's Block: National Hugging Day
Who is the last person you hugged?
My grandson Sam, and granddaughter Marguerite, after their school chorus program, last night!! Sam looked very spiffy for his program all togged out in tux, that he is very proud of. He's 5. Marguerite sang a solo in one piece and probably had one of the best voices of the soloist and did the best job. That's only partly a proud grandma talking--mostly it's classically trained musician talking (just trained a little bit, but I know a note that's on key when I hear one!! So they both gat great big hugs!!
|Wednesday, January 4th, 2012|
|Saturday, December 31st, 2011|
|Sunday, December 18th, 2011|
|Thursday, July 7th, 2011|
|Sunday, July 3rd, 2011|
|Writer's Block: Fairest one of all
What is something you would never want to change about yourself?
My sense of humor---it's gotten me out of uncomfortable situations, helped other people relax and feel better, and keeps me from taking myself too seriously.
|Wednesday, June 29th, 2011|
|Writer's Block: What's been seen can’t be unseen
What is your LEAST favorite movie of all time, and why?
Went to a My Little Pony movie about 20 years ago with a couple of little girls---spent 1 whole dollar to get in, and told the manager that I really wanted it back! I've seen 1st graders who could draw better, and the voices were adults trying to sound like children singing and talking--very badly. It was truly awful!
|Thursday, May 19th, 2011|
|shopping the sales
Last night Ray told me that I was going to need to be ready to be up by about 8:30, because he would be leaving about then, and when I asked where he was going he said that Al's Garden Center was selling 1 gallon containers of tomatoes for a dollar each, with a 50 plant limit, and the center opened at 9. I joked that he should get there a little early. So this morning he set off, and in about 1 and a half hours he came back with--Count en!!--one--are you counting? ONE plant--that one the very last one!! He said that it was you typical cartoon sale melee!! Maybe next time I suggest getting there early he'll go early. Current Mood: amused
|Monday, April 18th, 2011|
|Writer's Block: Marathon sessions
Aside from sleeping and being awake, what is the longest consecutive amount of time you've spent doing one thing? What was it?
62 hours, writing a final paper for my BS in Nursing,, then I got in my car and drove 90 miles--one way--to turn the paper in, and take my Mom to the airport. She had come to type the paper for me, after I threatened to cut my throat when she said she couldn't fly from Albuquerque to Phoenix to type it. This was in 1970, and not everyone knew how to type, as a matter of fact, it was a rather specialized skill, and I couldn't type a bit. I really didn't mean I would do myself damage--other than flunking the class and the year! Also, just so you all can feel sorry for me, I have to tell that I finished my last 2 years of collage, commuting 90 miles to campus daily--that's a 120 mile round trip, over lousy, high desert mountains, that were 2 lanes without guard rails, and if I miss-timed it, I was going against traffic from the copper mines, with the miners just off work and on their way to the nearest bars!! As we pulled out of the drive-way on the way to ASU to turn the paper (120 pages) in, my husband leaned into the car and promised my mother, that this marathon writing session would never happen, because, he said "I'm killing her when she gets home!!! We lived in a little Kennocott mining town-- that was 90 miles from Phoenix and 90 miles from Tuscon. Current Mood: contemplative
|Friday, March 11th, 2011|
there was an 8.9 earthquake just off Northern Japan about 10 pm our time tonight--It was about 2 or 3 in the afternoon March 12 in Japan, which generated 7.9, and 6 plus 'after shocks' The after shocks were major quakes, and the Prof from Portland State said 8.9 is a gigantic quake, one of the biggest on record. We had just flipped on the TV a little after it happened, and watched as a tsunami came washing in--in real time--cars were being tumbled along like they were plastic, and dreadful memories of Indonesia were awakened. The 1st wave was said to be about 9 or10 feet. The countryside there in Japan is flat as a pancake, and there is No high ground to run to. 200 or so miles away in Tokyo, buildings were damaged and fire were started--oil refinery s were damaged and there were pictures of huge fire! So far I haven't heard and causality reports, but there will surely be lots. There has been tsunami warning for Hawaii, and people are evacuating--happily they have about 5 hours, so if one pays attention and reacts rationally they will be ok. Tsunami warning have been issued for the California and Oregon coasts , but thus far not further North. If you pray, now is the time to send them for Japan, and if you don't have a God to lean on, I guess now is the time to make sure you have a survival kit ready, and to start thinking of how we can help the people in Japan from here. Current Mood: distressed
|Saturday, February 26th, 2011|
|Writer's Block: Round and round
Is there any song you could listen to 20 times in a day without ever losing interest?
'White Rabbit'--especially if I need to get some physical work done. Also Copland's 'Fanfare For A Common Man'. Beethoven's 4th 5th and 6th symphonies--Dvorak's 'New World symphony' and Sibelius's 'Karelia Suite' and actually many others. When I get in a mood, listening to something all day is not a problem--to me--to others in the house--different answer I fear. Current Mood: cheerful
|Sunday, February 13th, 2011|
|note to Kit Ping and witchofnovember:
Because I've really gone off the deep end with the internet auctions and spent WAY too much, Ray has been greeting each mail arrival with cries of things like "how much stuff have you bought, anyway!!" or "how many things have you bought??" you said only 3 more things--etc etc, and I've had some things I'd made what I thought were offers that would easily be out bid on some things that I won, I've sent the last few things to me c/o you guys. When they arrive will you open them and make sure they are in one piece and Ruth can bring them down next time she come here. They are cameos I paid about 2 bucks for--turns out they are from Korea or somewhere so the shipping was a shock! Now I check the shipping costs when shopping--I'm not doing any more bidding or offering for now. I've got to recover too. Thanks I've been having a lot of fun though, and looking at a lot of sparkly stuff. Current Mood: guilty
|Saturday, February 12th, 2011|
|Writer's Block: Give it away now
What do you do with presents you receive and don't want? Do you donate, regift, or return?
I either donate things or regift, if it's something I think someone else will like But if I give something to someone that they don't want they should probably give it back, because I rarely give a gift that I personally don't like, except if it's some obscure tool or c/d etc from someones wish list. But in those cases they wanted what ever in the first place.
|Monday, January 31st, 2011|
|Writer's Block: The name game
What's the origin of your username? If you could change it to anything else, would you, and what would it be?
when my oldest children were young I used to play with them and chase them about saying "the mothermonster is going to get you, better watch out!! You'll get a kiss" This followed me through girl scouts and cub scouts I think, so it was easy for me, because as far a usernames and/or pass words go I'm always forgetting them and need all the help I can get to remember a name. Current Mood: cheerful
|Friday, December 17th, 2010|
|Writer's Block: Eye for an eye?
"Hey, sister how are you?? Glad to see you" of course she might say the same thing--we were close in age, 18 months apart, and actually we didn't fight all that much and my brother and sister are still close--you see in our family any one who picked on one of use had to deal with the whole tribe!! man talk about run-on sentences!!
|Friday, November 19th, 2010|
Oh! Ok Christmas---It had long (about 40 years) been a family tradition that we don't do anything "Christmasy" until after Dec 8th, Andy's birthday, but this day we have broken with tradition, We have rented our holiday tree---yes, you've read that right--we rented a tree! A 6to7 foot tall Cork Bark fir. Early in Dec, the 10 I think, the nursery will deliver a living fir tree to our front porch, and then early in Jan. they will come pick it up and return it to the nursery to be sold or replanted to grow 'til next winter holidays season. Nothing gets killed and then thrown out. The tree wouldn't dry out, so the fire hazards greatly diminished, we don't have to figure out how to dispose of it etc. etc, everyone is happy. You can pick between a Nobel fir, Douglas fir, the Cork Bark fir , a Turkish fir, or Nordman fir. I think they were all firs. Oh yes, a blue spruce. I will nag Rachel or her Dad to get pictures and have her post one, or maybe--even teach me how to do that--LOL fat chance!! Current Mood: happy
|Thursday, July 1st, 2010|
|food of the gods--Oregon style
I just finished hulling and slicing 3 pints of fresh picked Hood strawberries from Fuji Farms!! I added, maybe a half a cup of sugar, and OH!! Sheer nectar--food of the gods for sure wonderful!! wonderful!! I will think of everyone as I savor each bite, sorry we don't have smell a vison or something. Current Mood: enthralled
|Saturday, June 12th, 2010|
Today, in response to a request from her father, Agentmiss went out to the backyard and picked a bunch of beautiful crisp, sweet pod peas--you know snow peas, more than enough for our dinner. They are the first harvest of this spring. Not including herbs, which we've had most of the time. Current Mood: bragging