Wednesday, July 08, 2015

All the talk of water is making me thirsty....

1. When did you last 'swim against the tide'? Explain.

I feel like I'm constantly swimming against the tide - especially in one area of my life right now.  I won't get into it at this time, but I'm sure it will be spoken about really soon.  So its like one of those cliff hangers ... to be continued...

Let's just say, you can only fight the tide for so long before you pick up your raft & head to another body of water.

2. What's the last self-help or self-improvement book you read?


I guess this counts... it's bettering my soul so yeah, I guess that counts.

I love everything Max Lucado.

I saw he put out a novel not too long ago. I keep forgetting to look for it in stores. I just need to bite the bullet & download it to my Kindle.

3"Tolerance is a tremendous virtue, but the immediate neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness." (Sir James Goldsmith) 
Agree or disagree? Discuss.

I'm going to just stay out of this one... because goodness knows when you talk about tolerance right now in our world, it just usually turns into someone getting their feeling hurt....

Isn't offense the total opposite of tolerance?
& isn't everyone offended about something EVERY DAY lately?

4. What is one of your most vivid memories of the kitchen from your childhood?

Our kitchen was the main hub of the house.  Where all the family dinners were... where games were played... where heavy discussions took place .... where we laughed standing around... where my mom made all the meals.... where we could tell who was growing up by the bumping of heads on the counter/bar.  Our kitchen was home.... & green. 70's green.  Decorated in mushrooms.  Groovy.

Yep... this kinda stove & frig
that color - ALL the rage

5. How did/do your own children's summers compare with your summers as a child? If you're not a parent, answer as it relates to what you've observed about the current generation of children vs. your own childhood.

I know when I was growing up, summers were about board games, hanging out at friends houses playing dolls, picking strawberries or honey suckles from trees, swing sets, roller skating, swimming, staying up late & watching old TV shows with my mom until the tv signed off....

aint no TV's signing off nowadays....

Its just a different world. It was also a time where my mom could stay home with me while my dad worked.  Now, all parents work so kids lives are just so different.

The good ole days....

6. Tell us what body of water you would most like to be on or near today, and why?

Living in one state, working in another, & those 2 states being divided by water?  Yeah, I'm always going over the Ohio River.  The disgusting, smelly, ugly, dirty looking Ohio River. 

I'm pretty sure its the same water that the Swamp Thing lived in...

7.  Share a favorite song about water, or a favorite song with the word water in it's title, or a favorite song to listen to as you sit beside the water.

This song never gets old to me...

And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I finally got to see "Into the Woods"... can they just make every Broadway musical a movie please?  My world would be so happy then...

The rumors have been going around for years about Wicked becoming a movie.  I will see that guaranteed at least 50 times...

& of course, y'all know I'm on countdown for Beauty & the Beast on March 17, 2017 ... only 617 days to go!

yeah... I guess she'll do...
I just assume they lost my phone number

Come back tomorrow to link up with Thankful Thursday!!!


  1. Oh gosh summer's were so different even when I was growing up! I was always outside playing tennis and with my friends!! I miss those days lol! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Oh my goodness on #3! I don't blame you for not going down that path. Seems like too many view tolerance as being synonymous as agreeing with their beliefs ... those who don't agree are labeled intolerant (and worse, bigoted). Crazy, crazy, crazy!

  3. Your answer to your summer as a child reminded me of some things I forgot to include in mine. And Oceans!! I love that song. So beautiful.
    Coppertone was the color of our kitchen as a teen! And turquoise before that! (Really dating myself here!) :-)

  4. Whaaat, you live in one state and work in another?! I grew up in Oregon right on the border with Washington. We had to cross the Columbia River into Washington to get groceries (because my hometown is teeny with no grocery store). But I guess it's also like that in Portland, OR/Vancouver, WA. Still, I don't usually 'meet' people who basically have dual state citizenship haha.

  5. Love your Beauty and the Beast joke.

  6. Crazy thing... I live in a state with an expensive gas tax so when we go to church or run errands I travel across the state line to get fuel. It isn't far and since I am in that area frequently I haven't had to buy gas in-state for several months. One fortunate thing about living so close to the state line. Every little bit of savings helps! LOL
    I enjoyed your answers.

  7. I know what you mean about going against the tide, some times you just have to keep swimming.

    xx Falasha
    Bite My Fashion ll Instagram ll Bloglovin'

  8. Not sure if you have snapchat, but consider getting it just for the Disney and DisneyStudio feeds of sneak peeks of of the Beauty and the Beast set!! Also, we had a stove and fridge just like that growing up, but ours were ugly yellow!

  9. Love love it!

    Spent most of my life against the tide....He knows that's what I needed to really get it. :-)

  10. If Wicked were made into a movie, I would watch that 50 times. I played the soundtrack as a teenager over and over and know all the lyrics. Although, I don't know if they could do it well as a movie. It's so perfect on Broadway!


    Your height is both within and outside your control. Here are some of the factors that influence a person's height, some of which you can change with effort, while others are not modifiable no matter how much you try.

  12. Lost my phone number...haha! "Oceans" is one of my favorite songs. No matter where or when I hear, it breaks me!

  13. One of my favorite songs! I forgot about it when it came time to answer. Also, your card? Ain't that the truth!!

  14. I love books by Max! I had avocado colors in my kitchen and I still have a blender in that color that still works from 1972. I loved Into the Woods so I bought it when it came out on DVD. Have a nice weekend.


I am thankful for each comment & like to respond to every one of them....
If you noticed I do not respond to your comments, it is because you are a "no reply" blogger and I am unable too!
How to enable your e-mail: BLOGGER ACCOUNTS: To do this, click on your Dashboard, click on EDIT PROFILE and place a check mark next to SHOW MY EMAIL ADDRESS, and finally scroll to the bottom and click SAVE PROFILE.**

Social Media World

Come Follow Me