Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog.  I am joining up with Joyce at FromThis Side of the Pond today in continuation of being Greatful this Season.  If you haven’t joined in before I sure hope you will.  We love to meet new people and make new friends.  She always comes up with amazing questions to get you to really thinking and sharing what is on your mind and in your heart.

The only thing we ask is to visit new people and leave some blog love in the comments sections so we know who you are.  So without further ado let’s get started on this weeks questions.

1. What's surprised you most about your life, or about life in general?

----That I could have such incredible children and then have to bury one of them while still living.  I have suffered through one of the most unthinkable losses and any parent should ever have to suffer and yet I am still here today to tell the story. 

2. Among others, these 
ten words were added to the Oxford English Dictionary this year...awesomesauce, beer o'clock, brain fart, buttdial, cat cafe (apparently this is a real thing), fatberg (gross-read the definition here), fat shame, hangry,Mx (gender neutral), and skippable. 

Your thoughts? In looking over the list, which word do you find most ridiculous? Which word would you never in a million years say out loud? Which word would you be most likely to use in conversation?

-- To be honest I can’t believe that they put any of these in the Oxford Dictionary.  Just because it is a word that a lot of many people say does not mean that it needs to be put in the dictionary.  However, I am guilty of saying awesomesauce, beer o’clock, brain far (I have that a lot), buttdial and skippable.  The one’s I would obviously never been caught saying is fatburg, cat café, hangry, MX.  I would use the term fat shame only in reference to make a point about how derogatory it is.

3. Do you like gravy? Is there a food you'd rather not eat unless it comes with gravy? Do you make your own or buy the canned or store-made variety? Turkey and gravy, sausage gravy, mashed potatoes and gravy, country ham and red eye gravy, biscuits and chocolate gravy, pot roast and gravy...which one on the list is your favorite?

---- Hubby makes a mean dish that includes brown gravy for when we are using hamburger and turkey gravy for when we are using chicken in the dish.  He calls it gruel but it is basically meat, bell peppers (variety for color), onions, gravy mix cooked together and then put on a bed of rice.  It is quick, easy and delicious. 

---- As for me, I love eating sausage with gravy and yes I make my own homemade gravy for it.  Unless of course I am not home and then I would use the kind the restaurant has.

4. Do you have a plan? Do you need a plan? Have you ever had a plan fall into a trillion pieces? Explain.

----Every time I make a plan it seems to fall into a trillion pieces.  Again this will go back to my late daughter.  I had planned with her father to keep her children together and with me so they would be with the family they were familiar with.  However, much to my surprise (I don’t know why it was a surprise) he decided to team up with the dad and keep me from ever seeing them again.  I suppose it is because he wasn’t mentally capable of dealing with our daughter when she was a child.  It has been over 7 years and I still haven’t seen the children.

5. November 19 is 
National Play Monopoly Day. Do you own the original or some version of the game? Do you enjoy playing Monopoly? How likely is it you'll play a game of Monopoly on November 19th? Ever been to Atlantic City? Ever taken a ride on a railroad? Is parking in your town free? Last thing you took a chance on?

----I do not own this game at all.  As a matter of fact it drives me insane playing it.  I have never been to Atlantic City but would love to go, I want to ride on a railroad but so far haven’t and parking isn’t free in my town unless it is Sunday.  As far as the last thing I took a chance on…..I honestly can’t remember.  There are things that I just do on autopilot and never think of it as a chance.

6. A song you like that has the word (or some form of the word) thanks in the title, lyrics, or meaning?

----I am going to go with “Thank You for Being A Friend” by the Golden Girls.  It was one of my momma’s favorite shows and mine as well.  The lyrics are perfect for anyone trying to express their friendship.

7. In keeping with this month's theme of gratitude....what is something you're taking for granted that when you stop and think about it, you're grateful for?

----My husband.  I know that sounds silly but honestly, without him sometimes I would lose my mind.  Granted I am not the best at showing it and may not say it a lot but I try and tell him daily how thankful I am for him and all he does.  Then of course there are times when I just want to ring his damn neck.  But I love him and he is a good provider and adores my grandson.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

----So last weekend my daughter went to a “baby shower” and was only supposed to be gone for a couple of hours.  We kept the baby so she could go and figured she would be home when she said.  Well she didn’t come home until like 6 hrs later.  I didn’t have a problem keeping the baby but I did have a problem with the fact I didn’t receive a phone call saying she was staying longer or anything else.  It infuriated me because I felt like I was being taken advantage of.  So when she got home I told her she was going to have to find a sitter for the next weekend (this past weekend) because we were going out of town.

She asked where and I told her I didn’t know yet.  Honestly I didn’t know.  I just wanted to get away for the weekend and spend time with the hubby and soak in a Jacuzzi tub.  I haven’t been in a tub in over 5 years because our tub it too small to soak in.  So I found a hotel in LaGrange about 30 miles from the house.  Not too far in case there was an emergency and we wanted to be able to go to church the next morning.

So off we went and then we went to Talon Winery and enjoyed the day of relaxing and wine tasting.  It was so amazing with perfect weather.  After a bit we decided to head back to the hotel before it got to dark and on the way we stopped and ate dinner.   

It was so wonderful and relaxing that we have agreed to try and do this once a month or every other month.  It is great to get away and recharge.

So when was the last time you recharged your batteries so to speak?  Was it a quick getaway or a longer stay?  Don’t forget to leave a comment with your blog so that I can visit you as well.  
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