Saturday, January 23, 2016

Saturday Scribbles

 Just a quick post to tell you I've been really busy the last week or so
And then yesterday we got snow....
Today, I've been working on some
scrapbook pages for the county
organization I belong to, these pages
were really supposed to be done by Daughter...
you see after someone serves as President for
two years, they serve as Parliamentarian
for two years and during that time, they
also are responsible for the scrapbook,
recording the events of the club.....
Scrap booking isn't really her thing, so I told
her I would do it and then I'll
work on my two years beginning in January
Got a pot of potato soup going for dinner...
I need to visit you and see what you've been doing....

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Happy New Year Hodge Podge

1. Are you ready for new? Is 2016 likely to be very different than 2015? Do you want it to be?
From the stand point that my family had 7 deaths in 2015, yes I'd like this year to be different.

2. January 6th is National Technology Day. Currently, what is your single biggest struggle or frustration when it comes to technology?
Sometimes it is just figuring out how to do something in a timely manner.

3. It's that time again...time for Lake Superior University to present a list of words (or phrases) they'd like to see banished (for over-use, mis-use, and general uselessness) in 2016. You can read more about the decision making process here, but this year's top vote getters are-

So (at the start of every single sentence), conversation (as in hotly debated topics where we're invited to 'join the conversation'), problematic, stakeholder, price point, secret sauce, break the Internet, walk it back, presser, manspreading (common in larger cities where some men take up the entire bus or train seat by sitting wide), vape, giving me life (refers to anything that may excite a person or make them laugh), and physicality

Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why? Is there a word not on the list you'd like to add? Not that acquainted with these.

4. Share one of your current health related goals.
Losing weight

5. Let's talk fifty shades of gray. As in the color. Gray is currently a popular color in home decor, paint, wardrobes, hair, wedding party attire, and more. Are you a fan? Do you have the color in some variation in your home or wardrobe?  Gray hair, the old gray mare, gray matter, gray area...which gray idiom can you most relate to right now?
I have some gray slacks...........gray hair as in regular hair appointments to color it.

6. Certain foods are considered 'lucky' if eaten on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day. Cooked greens to bring economic fortune, black-eyed peas or lentils also symbolize money, pork which symbolizes progress, fish for good luck, and if you're in Spain 12 grapes at the stroke of midnight. Did you eat any lucky foods on the first day of the year? Is that a tradition in your home? Of the foods listed, which most appeals to you?
No we didn't.............when I was growing up, we always had black-eyed peas on New Year's Day....I do not like them at all.....Fish would be my pick of the foods listed.

7. What's the single biggest time waster in your life and what, if anything, will you do about it this year
I guess I spend too much time doing jigsaw puzzles on my Kindle but I'm not giving it  up. I don't let it interfere with anything I have to get done. 
Thanks, Joyce for hosting and coming up with the questions.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A Simple Woman's Daybook

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Outside my window...
The sun is shining and it is finally winter
It is 42 degrees but feels like 37
Birds and Squirrels are busy feeding

I am thinking...
I hear a motor out front and
wonder which type of pick-up
service is out there, I think it is
the large item truck because
he's staying in one place so long

I am thankful...
for life, health, contentment

In the kitchen...
I've just taken the cornbread out
of the oven, there's a pot of Great
Northern Beans simmering, and
fried Okra from the freezer, heating
this along with some fresh Rutabagas
will be Honey Bear's lunch and dinner

I am wearing...
Navy knit pants, a red plaid flannel
shirt and house shoes

I am creating...
I just finished this on the weekend
it is for the Princess

I am going...
to stay home today

I am reading...
Same as last time, I am
finding this Marc Cameron
Novel to be a slow read...
I had to take a break and read:
Die Trying, a Jack Reacher novel
that I had on hold at the library

I am hoping...
to finish this book soon so I can read something
light and fluffy

I am looking forward to...
Book Club on Friday, we'll be choosing books
for the year

Around the house...
the Christmas 'stuff' has been
put away..I'm thinking of ways to
make my house less

A favorite quote for today...
"And then my heart with pleasure fills
and dances with daffodils" William Wadsworth

One of my favorite things...
watching for the first signs of Spring

A few plans for the rest of the week:
Grocery store tomorrow..
My mission group is making and
serving lunch to the
students at BCM on Thursday..
and Book Club on Friday

From my photo album...