Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Wednesday... its already been so hectic at work... its our Board Meeting day, which means I've ran around my office since 6 am with my head cut off...

Now its time for me to take a breather & Hodgepodge a bit...

1. What can the average citizen do to honor a military veteran and/or those currently serving?

I'm anxious to hear others answers on this because I'm not sure myself.
The only person in my family that was in the military was my grandfather.  As a kid, I didnt 'get it' or appreciate what he sacrificed... but now that I'm older & see how NUTS the world is,  & hear the stories & see the pictures & know people who have loved ones, it becomes reality of what people give to serve our country... so I'd love to know how I can honor those who are so brave.

One thing I have actually done before.. I've seen people in uniforms - especially in an airport - & I've thanked them... just a quick "Thank you for serving" ... & the expression I've gotten in return?  Yeah - I think a simple "thank you" put a smile on their face.

2. Besides a flag, what is something you own that is red, white, and blue?

I cant really think of anything ... anything that had those colors usually is a piece of clothing with a flag on it... so that technically doesnt count...

& I know I dont 'own' them, but the first thing that came to my mind was my parents - haha!!!  My dad is a red head, my mom is ALWAYS wearing blue... & they're white... so there you go :)

3.  Does love really conquer all?

This again will prove how weird my mind works... first thing I thought of was a battle in the Lord of the Rings movie-kinda-feel.. & someone storming a castle with a bunch of roses & saying "I LOVE YOU" ... not gonna work...

But I think love can ONLY conquer all if its from both sides... you can love on one end, but if its not returned... then its probably not conquering nothin' ...

4.  Strawberry shortcake or blueberry pie?

Tricky... I usually pick pie over anything... but then you throw strawberries in at me & then you mess me up.... me love strawberries...& all you teacher-friends of mine, I know that sentence isnt correct in grammar terms, but when I think of strawberries, I think of my 3 yr old self... so its appropriate...

Can we just make it a strawberry pie? ... with cool whip....

5. Do you share personal stuff with your hairdresser?

My hairdresser & all the hairdressers in her salon are awesome... so yeah, I'm usually sharing personal stuff... if I'm not sleeping... mmmm.... hair brushing & fingers on your scalp during a shampooing? 

I'm usually just drooling from falling asleep instead of gabbing...

6. Does money lead to selfishness?

I wouldnt know...

Anyone want to give me some money & I'll test out the idea myself?

7. What piece of furniture in your home most needs replacing or refinishing?

My purple couch in "my" room... I take naps on this couch, I sit & knit on one side so the arm rest is pushed down... the other side is the dog's seat & they have the cushions messed up... I put covers over it to help hide it, but covers are just ugly too... but its oh-so-comfy....

you may remember this picture of my KT Tape sun tan... but look behind me... that's the couch... with the dog on it... covered... & looking awful...

I do a 'daily picture' on another site & you will usually see a different dog on there every day

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I get so tired of working out so much, trying to eat healthy & still being so.... whats a political correct term.... 'fluffy'?... its frustrating...

I wont rant on about it... but feeling fat-frustration lately... blame it on the closet change I did over the weekend.


  1. Strawberry pie with cool whip? Yep, just had some from Frisch's the other day...yum.

    which leads to...

    "fat-frustration". Yep, I'm with you on that. I gained over 15 pounds while in school these last 2 1/2 years, and it has been a bear to get it back off. Training for that race in March, watching what I ate, and I lost ZERO pounds. What's up with that? This slowing metabolism is a bummer.

  2. Aww I hope your day gets better and that you can take some more breaks :).

    I've been frustrated myself with this whole weight loss thing. Just begun a Jillian Michaels workout... not fun. yet. lol

    I'm alll for strawberry pie! =D

  3. Strawberry pie is okay by me too : ) I understand the frustration...all that deprivation but without the pounds lost to match-ugh.

  4. Strawberry pie all the way for me, too! My mom used to make the actual Shoney's Strawberry Pie and it was so yummy! In fact, I need to crack out that recipe and whip one up soon! Bless your heart. You are such an inspiration with your exercising and eating right...DON'T LOSE HEART! I know it will all come together, so keep the FAITH!

  5. I've never had a strawberry pie ... are the berries cooked?

    I'm with you ... I'm so stinking relaxed during the shampoo that I couldn't put together a coherent through if I had to. ha! I wonder how much my hairdresser would charge to just shampoo me (and massage my scalp) for a half hour? ha!

  6. Your red, white and blue and your money answer made me laugh.

  7. Hehe to your answer about money. That is a good one!

  8. I'm allergic to strawberries, and blueberry is my favorite fruit, so definitely blueberry pie every day of the week. In fact, made a homemade blueberry cobbler today. It was yummy.

    And on the subject of fat-frustration I am with you!!

    I love you friend ~~ dawn

  9. I was letting the puppy on the couch, but decided it would be best if she wasn't allowed on it. She's going to be really big, and I just don't want to deal with a nasty (or nastier!) couch!

  10. Oh...your random thought...poor dear. I had a rough week last week. We can thank Mother Nature for that. I hate feeling chubby. I guess, in the end, it's a good way to keep me humble? I dunno.


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