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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Fill in the Blanks and Stealing Sunday

happy Saturday! hope you are feeling beachie and ready to do some Stealing (in terms of questions and answers)

The statements:
 I drink _____ in the AM
  I read ____
Sometimes I wonder _____ but then _____
Given the choice between ____ and ____ I’d pick ____

My Answers:
Sometimes I wonder IF I AM GOOD ENOUGH but then I SAY I AM DOING JUST FINE

1)Where would you retire to?--i like Florida, it is rather nice.

2)What are your best physical features?--i like my high cheek bones and my back end and legs

3)What are your best characteristics?--my caring ability

4)What kind of books do you like to read?--mystery and self-help books, and lately health related books.

5)What are you reading now?--whatever is on my e-reader
6)Where would you want to retire to?--i think this was asked already, but still sticking with Florida.

7)What is your favorite time of the day?--night time. lots to do and it is quiet.

8)Where did you grow up?--all over (Military Child) but mostly Florida.

9)How far away from your birthplace do you live now?--over 600 miles
10)Are you a morning person or a night owl?--night owl

11)What inspires you?--other people and the obstacles they overcome 

12)Can you close your eyes and raise your eyebrows?--yes :)

13)Do you have pets?--no (unless my sibling counts?)

14)How many rings before you answer the phone?--depends, but no more than 3

15)What are some of the different jobs that you have had in your life?--all of my jobs have been at university setting and all deal with people, from young to old.

16)Any new and exciting things that you would like to share?--not really. but i have had a bit more time to relax.
17)What is most important in life?--health and family
18)Did you dream last night?--not really, i was in a light sleep.
19)Do you remember your dreams?--sometimes i do, but not all the time.


Thursday, May 29, 2014

TOT Meme

Welcome to the Thursday Meme called Three (3) on Thursday or hey...the TOT Meme! I am teaming up with WTIT who does the popular Memes such as Stealing Sunday and Saturday 9. Now, you can add this one to your list! 

3 on Thursday

There will be... you guessed it...THREE (3) questions each (ok, well most) Thursdays and all you have to do is answer them in your blog, link up, have fun, and make a new friend perhaps by leaving a comment...we all love a comment or two :). My answers will be on my blog Eloquent Rambles. Have fun and lets get started!

1. What is your favorite TV show?--House Hunters International

2. Do you like the beach or the pool?--the pool, i feel like i can actually swim

3. Are you a morning or night time shower person?--morning shower person. it wakes me up and a splash of cold water does the trick.

**Answer, Link-up, Have fun, and Make a Friend :) *


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Chat and RIP Maya Angelou

happy Wednesday! let's chat. i really do love to chat. here are our chatting questions and then you know what else, let's throw in a what is currently going on part too! enjoy!

Everyday Ruralty

What is your favorite berry?---blueberries

If you had the choice of a picnic or a sit down dinner, which would you choose?---i do not like the summertime bugs so sit down dinner.

How is your handwriting? Fancy, plain, legible, doctor-like?---plain (it is a half print half cursive mix now)

Do you prefer a desk top computer, laptop, or tablet?---laptop b/c it is portable and i can actually do work on it and take it to the living room or sit in front of the tv with it.

Tell me something interesting, please.---interesting but sad too. the legendary author, poet, singer, dancer etc. Maya Angelou has passed away today. i really enjoyed her poem "I know why the Caged Bird Sings"

currently i am...
A Mama Collective
Thinking About--what to do this week besides rest.
Reading--Facebook post and CNN snapshots of the life of Maya Angelou (RIP)
Listening too--the sounds of the students/office noise
Watching--nothing right now (the computer screen i guess)
Thankful for--my mother returning home safely from her 6 week visit to Africa


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Splits and Climbing Trees

happy Tuesday! i sure hope you all had a nice weekend and also took some time to remember our fallen solders for our freedom. overall, i had a nice weekend. mother comes back home today from her time in Africa. cannot wait to see her and listen to all she has to tell and see some pics of her and grandma and my cousins. also cannot wait to see what she was able to bring back from the "motherland" i sure hope one of them was raw organic, straight from Africa shae butter!

ok, now lets chat over some coffee, well, for me today it is sweet tea. if you know me, this is NO surprise what so ever to have sweet tea in the morning. it is a southern thing i suppose. 

ok, so the question for this chat is...If you could go back to your childhood, what thing would 
you do right now that you have missed as an adult?
Time out for Mom
ha, this one made me LOL. the first thing that came to mind was climbing trees and doing the splits. see, as an adult now these are just things that one cannot do anymore for various reasons. but i sure do miss the ability to do so!

and hey for a little bit of hey it is ok...IT IS OK that i cannot climb trees or do the splits anymore. really it it. just happy i can still stretch and appreciate trees!


Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day

happy Monday and Happy Memorial Day! as you go about your day, remember the reason you can. take a moment to remember those that have fallen past and present so that you can have and enjoy your freedom. thank you!


Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Sunday Social #103

happy Sunday! it is time for The Sunday Social :) i am a bit late on this one b/c i was at the beach :) lovely day for it too and the water was great and little bro surprised me by going all the way out in the ocean...well, at least it seemed that way. ok, here we go with The Sunday Social.

Sunday Social

1. What is your favorite handbag you own?
--my Coach bags (yes BAGS/PURSES/PLURAL). i have gotten into the habit, good or bad to buy a new one each year around New Year's when they have their end of the year sale at the Coach Outlet.

2. 3 things you would buy right now if money was no object?
--a house, a new car, and i would take care of my student loan debt.

3. Name a place you would go right now if given a plane ticket to anywhere?
--Italy/Sicily. love the place and now that i have  digital camera and great camera is on! picture overload!

4. What is the most valuable life lesson you've learned from blogging?
--that people are all unique. and even if they do not leave a comment, they more than likely checked your blog/blog post out! thanks! :)

5. What is the most valuable life lesson you've learned from a friend?
--do not be surprised by people; they can change in a blink of an eye. not everyone is going to like you all the time or ever, and that is ok. the ones that do are the ones you keep close to you heart and know you can depend on.


Saturday, May 24, 2014

Random Sunday Stealing

happy Saturday! today was a semi-lazy one, but lots of chatting, going to the storage unit and now home and finally showered up and writing this blog post. well, so many people i know are getting married soon! congrats to them all. i hope mine will be next (a girl can be hopeful right?)

before we get started let's talk about a site called Swagbucks! are you a part of it? great way to earn gift cards to your favorite places, cash, and prizes and all for FREE! it is fun too and the community is great. with Memorial Day (thank you to the troops you gave it all for our Freedom) around the corner, great time to start with Swagbucks and start earning Memorial Day collector bucks. if you collect all 5 by June 1st you get extra Swagbucks!! click the link to find out more and sign up for FREE!!

ok, let's do some Sunday Stealing...random style!

Random XV
1. How old is the oldest pair of shoes in your closet?--i have my first set of shoes of when i was a baby. my mother gave it to me, so that would be a 29 year old pair of shoes (almost 30 in July!)

2. Did you buy Girl Scout cookies this year? If so, what variety?--none this year. really i did not see the Girl Scouts out this year :( i hear Dollar General has the generic brand Girl Scout cookies (thin mints and coconut-caramel kind for under $2 a box) taste like the real thing to me :) 

3. Do you know how to ballroom dance?--no, but i would like to and i think i could pick it up quickly as long as "he" is leading right.

4. Were you a responsible child/teenager?--i would say so. i never gave my parents any trouble...still do not :)

5. How many of this year's Oscar-nominated movies did you see?--two (if that)

6. If you're going to have a medical procedure done, such as having blood drawn, is it easier for you to watch someone else having the procedure done or have it done yourself?--does not matter to me. i have had 3 eye surgeries to repair structural damage, so i am ok with medical procedures. i did watch it on YouTube so at least i would have an idea of what was going on. i was awake/twilight sleep during it all.

7. What is your favorite day of the week and why?--Friday! end of the week and i get to sleep in a bit on Saturday. 

8. What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received??--good evaluations at work and someone saying "I Love You". that is always nice. 

9. Do hospitals make you queasy?--not at all!! see question #6 for more reasons why.

10. At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?--hmmm, Super Target. one stop shop. the other place would maybe be a thrift store where my money would go a LOOOONNNNGGGG way and a good bit of the money spent at most of them go to a good cause (church, homeless, kids, etc.)

11. Are you true to the brand names of products/items?--no

12. Which is more difficult: looking into someone’s eyes when you are telling someone how you feel, or looking into someone’s eyes when he/she is telling you how he/she feels?--the first one. looking into someone's eyes when you are telling them how you feel.

13. What’s one thing you’re deeply proud of — but would never put on your résumé?--how i have overcome quite a few set-backs, and still able to achieve a goal (such as, some classes i did not do so well in, but i did them again, did better, and achieved my Master's Degree!)

14. What’s the most out-of-character choice you’ve ever made?--hmmm, perhaps some of the boys/men i have dated in the past??

15. What’s your personal anthem or theme song?--the song "Just Stand" by Donnie McClurkin. love the part that says "After you've done all you can...You Just Stand".


Friday, May 23, 2014

Friday Four and Currently

happy Friday! hope you are feeling beachie and up for a bit of what is "currently" going on too! here we go!

The statements:

  I heard _____________ prevents _____________
I wish ______________
My ____ color is _____ it make me feel _____

My Answers:


here are the themes: writing, visiting, learning, wanting, loving

currently i am...

WRITING this blog post and making list

VISITING websites to find out some information on some summer fun activities

LEARNING more about my local water parks and city public pools (like if we have them!)

WANTING a lot of things

LOVING the fact that for the summer i have Friday's off!

*fill in the blanks and tell us what is currently going on with you!*


Thursday, May 22, 2014

TOT meme--Join me I host this!

Welcome to the Thursday Meme called Three (3) on Thursday or hey...the TOT Meme! I am teaming up with WTIT who does the popular Memes such as Stealing Sunday and Saturday 9. Now, you can add this one to your list! (click the pic below to go to the link-up).

3 on Thursday

There will be... you guessed it...THREE (3) questions each (ok, well most) Thursdays and all you have to do is answer them in your blog, link up, have fun, and make a new friend perhaps by leaving a comment...we all love a comment or two :). My answers will be on my blog Eloquent Rambles. Have fun and lets get started!

1. What is your favorite Summer time Activity?---anything involving the water :) pools, beach, water park etc.

2. What is your favorite "healthy" food to eat?---i actually like raw veggies (like carrots, brocolli, calliflower, cucumbers etc. plain with no dip/dressing).

3. Do you ever think we will have  a woman president? (If you would like to state who you think would be a good woman president, you may, just be respectful to others and it is their choice/opinion).---as a woman, i think we will have a woman president sooner than we think. may things have happened and the level of tolerance for other races and gender has improved. i think as a society we are finally beginning to realize that we all have potential and anyone if they are able can do anything.

**Answer, Link-up, Have fun, and Make a Friend :) *

do not forget to link-up with Her and Nicole for the Lovely Blog Hop!


Wednesday, May 21, 2014


happy Wednesday! we chatted yesterday with coffee, let's chat again today at the farm :) lining up with Everyday Rurality.

--Is there one person who can drive you nuts, even if they aren't doing anything in particular?
--A: hahah, yes, my brother at times and well, my co-workers can to at times, but only at busy periods.

When you were a small child, how did you answer the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

-A: i almost always said doctor or teacher

Do you drink more sodas, iced tea, or water?
--A: sad to admit, it is mostly iced tea, followed by soda and in last place...water :(

My favorite flavor of iced cream is________________

--A: extra creamy french vanilla :)
Do you like to dance?
A:--yes i do and i wish i could do it more often. great for weight loss too!


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Where do you want to go?

happy Tuesday! grab your cup of coffee and let's chat and go somewhere neat! today for me it is iced coffee. the weather is getting warmer, what can i say, the weather is warming up. random bit of information...did you know that Burger King is now doing "Burgers for Breakfast"? cool concept if you ask me b/c sometimes you just do not want "breakfast food for breakfast you know. we shall see how my stomach handles it. 

Time out for Mom would have to be this lovely place....Arizona to the Grand Canyon. i have never been there before, but somewhere i have always wanted to go. i hope they have enough bridges and gates and such to make it not feel that i am so high as i am afraid of heights. is this not beautiful. have you been to the Grand Canyon?