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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday Social and Stealing Sunday

hi readers. happy Sunday. Let's do some Stealing this Sunday and be Social too. join in on the fun.

Sunday Social

1. What is one thing you hate doing?--hanging up the shower curtain. hurts my arms

2. What is the one thing you hate shopping for?--a new or used car. too pushy

3. What is one thing you love doing?--being on the computer. there is just so much to learn via the Internet

4. What is one place you love going?--bath and body works. always a sale and always a coupon.

5. What is your favorite thing to do that you do daily?--talk to love ones

Blogging Meme 

What kind of blog do you have?--a this and that question and answer type blog. i do a lot of link-ups and blog hops 

How many posts do you have?--over 500, and counting

How many blogs do you follow?--a lot. if i like it i will follow it until they stop updating

How many followers do you have?--
115 would like more :

How often do you change your theme?--till i get it right.

How often do you change your icon?--i only have twice

 Do you have any favorite blogs?--ones with link-ups/blog hops and about food

Do you ever send anonymous messages to other people?--no 

Do you ever get anon hate?--i do not know what this is 

Have you made any friends through your blog?--yes, quite a few. 

What’s your favorite thing about blogging?---reading others and the comments 

What’s your least favorite thing about blogging?--the sometimes lack of comments. i hate seeing a blog post that has no comments on it.


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Fall Jacket

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

A new Link Up!--I would not mind...

Hello Readers! Do you all like link-ups? I am trying out this one. Let's make it a good one and keep it going each Saturday. I know you have other link-ups that you can be a part of, but I really hope you will add this one to you list too :) Here we go!

Welcome to the "I would not mind" link-up happening on Saturday. I am your host Eloquent Rambles. This link up is really simple. Just give 3 or more things that you "would not mind", link-up, visit a few others, and leave a comment. We all LOVE comments. Bloggers live off comments right? That is it. Simple, easy, and I hope fun. Let's go!

I would not mind...

--you all joining this new link-up. i hope i can keep it going.

--a day at the pool

--some pretty flowers. perhaps some roses and lily's? hint hint :)

Thanks for linking up!


Friday, August 29, 2014

Are you out there God/Felling Beachie too!

hello readers! i am going to be doing a couple of link-ups/hops today. first one is the Faith and Fellowship Hop with Simple Moments Stick. let's chat about God/Faith.


do you ever wonder is God is really out there? it can be hard at times to remember that He is there and will not let you fall especially when times are bad. as people who believe, we have to remember that God is always with us and He sees what we are going through and will always provide...if you believe. there are times that i have fallen as a Christian in my faith, but that was only because things were not going how I thought they should be. how quickly i forgot that God already has my life planned out and all i have to do is listen, be faithful, and obedient. wow! God is good and He wants and needs to be praised and believed in in good times and bad. so to answer the question...Are you out there God? the answer is YES!!!

now, let's head to the beach with Hilary at Feeling Beachie :)

The statements:
Living in_____ makes me______
Wondering what will happen always makes me ___________
Looking back I would have ______
Listening to_____ makes me feel_____
My Answers:
Wondering what will happen always makes me CURIOUS


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Pondering the word...Cover

hey readers! you ready to take cover? well, at least let's ponder the word "Cover" today with BYG Adventures. what comes to mind when you think of cover? 

--get under the covers on a cold night or in a cold house
--cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
--cover up your tracks
--cover for someone
--cover your food if you are not ready to eat
--cover yourself with a towel when out of the shower
--chocholate covered strawberries--yummy!
--cover ground in traveling
--covering the basis
--cover your eyes if bright outside or for a surprise
--cover your face
--cover the table
--cover your car
--take cover (tornado, hurricane, bad event)
--cover your body with appropriate clothes
--cover the cost
--cover your butt :)
--cover your ears
--grass covers your yard
--cover your test (remember this in school days?) no cheating!

as you can see, when i think of cover, i think mostly in a hiding/protecting sense. how do you think of cover?


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Chatting away!

happy Wednesday! almost the weekend :) you all still up for chatting in the middle of the week? i sure am, so here we go with Everyday Ruralty on the front porch. thank you and welcome to all my new followers and commenters :) you all rock and i am replying back to you all via the blog so i hope you are seeing them. 

What are you most looking forward in the remaining months of 2014?---all the holidays coming up and my brother graduating from college in December.

Tell us about the last movie you saw, or book you read--i have been reading a lot of books lately because i have recently become a book reviewer :) most of the books are about diet and weight loss and self help books like boosting self-esteem and thriving in your business. hey, i read what they give me. the last recent movie i saw was 12 years a Slave with my look-alike (as some have said) Lupita Nyong'o

Do you ever make smoothies or juice?--yes, both and all the time. i have a vitamix and a juicer. i have seen the health benefits from doing so. 

Who do you wish you could talk to right now?---someone who will truly listen...hahah. i am open to talking with anyone who wants to talk really.

Please finish this sentence. "If I could spend a week in a lovely cabin in the mountains I would like to_______________________." spend that time during the winter months where it is snowing and i can be near the fire with some hot chocolate and then on the slopes doing the beginners course of course. 


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

This and That

happy Tuesday! i am already ready for the weekend. my brain is dead, but my faithful readers need something to read right. it is a bit of this and that, but here it goes...

--who knew that Publix had such good pre-made popcorn?

--i really dislike recruiting. i swear when i talk about the grant program i work for, they hear what they want to hear. maybe i am not delivering it right? i really do not think that offering FREE assistance to fill out and file your Pell Grant/FAFSA form should be to hard to sell. did i mention it was FREE and i fill it out for you??

--i have been really busy and so have others that i know but for some reason, yes we miss each other, but there is an understanding, no one is mad, and we pick up where we left off.

--2 nights a week for this semester i will not be home until 10pm. so tired indeed. at least there is a library with computers near by. in fact i am at a public computer now. see that is blog dedication

--i am learning to drive again at night since my recent eye surgery. 

--i need a vacation and to see some folks

--i need to get back to saving and exercising too. at least now for breakfast i add a fruit and veggie along with my boiled egg.

see random i told you. let's see what hops i can be a part of? i am also on Twitter @noruby and i post some of my other writings there too if you want to check them out. mostly reviews, health,  advice and food related.


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Big girl things and Sunday Social

happy Sunday! Sunday Social Time! Answer link up and join the fun! also, i have been doing some BIG girl things now like going through my finances for getting and how to pay for a new car! yikes!, being an adjunct professor, and looking into a PhD program. grown up issues now!

1. What are you most looking forward to about Fall?--a new grant year, cooler weather and possibly teaching a few classes as an adjunct professor.
2. What is your favorite sports team?--florida state seminoles (FSU), jacksonville jaguars, orlando magic, atlanta braves, and TEAM USA (Olympics)
3. If you could go back to college is there one thing you would change?--i would have studies abroad if i could and done more research on my major to not switch so much.
4. What was your favorite class you ever took?--my public health classes were neat! my internships were neat too as i got hands on training then with the kiddos as an assistant lead teacher. 
5. Reach into your purse what is the first thing you grab?---my bag of snacks and some loose random change. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

School is here!

happy Monday and happy first day of School/College etc. there are a few people i know who are celebrating birthdays today too. so happy birthday! for some of here in the FL area. as you may know, i work at the local college with Financial Aid/assisting low income and/or first generation students get in or get back to school. well, this first day back has been something. my it is crowded. it always amazes me where and how students park where they do with no scratch on their car. wishing all of them the best this year. yea scholars! do you remember your first day of school? 

also who is part of this ice water challenge? i just got challenged to do so :(

Friday, August 15, 2014

Chat and Beachie

hi readers! it is Friday :) Let's the farmhouse of course w/Everyday Ruralty

--Are you still enjoying (or not) summer, or are you geared for fall?---i live in Florida. it is summer all year long it seems except for like one month in December. LOL. fall is my favorite over the heat!
---What's the one room in your home that you'd like to make a big change to?---my bedrooom. really to just unclutter and organize. how did i get so much paper?
Do you ever send "snail mail"?---YES :) mostly i send cards through the mail or thank you notes. 
Do you dream? Often? Do you have nightmares?--i dream. not often (at least I do not recall them). i do not have much nightmares.
Tell me something that makes you happy. Please.--going home after a long week of work. seeing family and friends and hearing something funny!
Let's head over to the beach too with Hilary at Feeling Beachie :)
Feeling Beachie

The statements:

When do you______
Why is it that_____?
During a______ I ________
Singing in the _______ is______

My Answers:

When do you SMILE?
Singing (well more of humming a tune) in the STORE is SOMETHING I DO WHEN THE PERSON IN FRONT OF ME IS JUST TAKING TOO LONG  

Thursday, August 14, 2014


hi readers! let's do some pondering on the word...Stand w/BYG Adventures and others

yep, STAND. it can mean so many things.
--stand up for yourself
--stand up for your rights
--stand up for injustice
--stand in line
--stand up straight
--stand still
--i cannot STAND you
--stand this against the wall/corner
--a stand at a store/kiosk
--music stand
--table stand
--stand in place
--there is a beautiful song by Donnie McClurkin called STAND

how do you see the word stand?


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

It's Okay Tuesday

Airing My Dirty Laundry

--it is okay that this post is late today :(
--it is okay that staff is leaving and need to be replaced. will not be the same
--it is ok that i am in the office until 6 pm
--it is ok that i have learned the hard way to keep to myself
--it is ok that i need to get more organized
--it is ok that though i stood up for myself, i still got the short end of the stick (lesson learned)
--it is ok that i am missing some people (see you all soon!)
--it is REALLY OK that today is my uncle's Birthday! yea for medicare and Social Security (if he chooses to take it out now :)
--it is ok that i bought a cute little stress ball :) love it and so do some of these college kids
Photo: Stress ball. Looks like I am going to need it this week. Here till 6pm. #squeezetoreleasestress


Monday, August 11, 2014


hi readers! well, it sure is Monday! time for Currently and back to work this week. i work with college students and i tell you sometimes...they make me want to scream when the forget that they are adults. i am convinced that some of them do not want to make it or be alive for the first day of classes. ugh. just breath right?

so..."Currently" i am linking up with A Mama Collective and...

Thinking About--too many things again. i need to do better at getting my thoughts organized

Reading--diet and juicing books

Thankful for--family, friends, life, my job and security that was able to save the day and get this REALLY BIG salamander/creature out of my office space. it was scary!!

Photographing--just about anything. hey with not having to develop film anymore and our cell phone camera...anything is game...even the carpet :)

Loving--all the neat and new blog hops out there and writing. i am loving the little work from home jobs too such as Swagbucks and Bubblews (ask me if you would like to know more!)


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Answer me this and Sunday Social

hi readers! your comments make me smile. so let's look into a new link-up (i love them) and our current one of Sunday Social. 

so...Answer me this... w/Coffee Happens via Catholic All Year

1. What do you still want to do this summer?--i would like to take a mini vacation and make it to some water like the pool or beach. have not been all summer :(

2. What's your favorite kind of pie?--apple all the way. it has got to be the apples and cinnamon combo that makes it so good!

3. How much sleep do you need each day? How much do you get?--ha! if i am lucky i can get 6 hours of sleep. i feel that i really need 8 to 9 hours. 

4. Do you prefer to swim in a pool, lake, river, or ocean?--i am not a fresh water girl. too many stories. i love the pool and/or the beach. 

5. Do you know any poems by heart?--yes! all the roses are red violets are blue one and of course...'twas the night before christmas.

6. Do you use the public library?--i am remembering to use it more now. i forgot you can check out movies/dvd's and they are pretty up to date. and it is just a good quiet place to get stuff done, cool off, and use the computer when yours breaks down :)

Sunday Social time...
Social Sunday

1. One show you would love to see on Netflix that isn’t there?--oh dear. i do not have Netflix. I am a gal. but one show i do miss is Girlfriends
2. One song you wish they would play more on the radio?--wish they would play some more Tracey Chapman and Boyz 2 Men
3. Your favorite song to sing loudly in the car?--anyone that i know. i really get into the 90's songs that i remember when i hear it.
4. What movie/tv show do you quote the most?--Sex and the City season 1-6, Sex and the City Movie and The Devil Wears Prada and Legally Blonde

5. One silly thing you do daily--i get a drink or breakfast each morning. i am really big and kind of crazy on my freebies and reward points etc. i am almost at 20 cents off per gallon just getting my 32 or 44 oz drink. 

13 things

hi Sunday! let's do some Sunday Stealing...

1. Outside my window… --the yard and grass

 2. I am thankful… for a lot of things and my eye sight

 3. In the kitchen… picked basil from the garden pots outside

 4. I am wearing…a blue and green floral shirt and jeans

 5. I am creating… this blog post

 6. I am going…no where at the moment...should be going to sleep (zzz)

 7. I am reading… a dieting book

 8. I am learning…more about healthy food and bioavaliable vitamins

 9. I am pondering…too much

 10. A favorite quote…try, try, and try again

 11. One of my favorite things…my connects me to soooo much

 12. A few plans for the rest of the week… to keep a level head and catch up

 13. A peek into my day…wake up, work, get brother from school, talk to a friend or two, check social media, eat dinner, clean up, and then sleep.


Friday, August 8, 2014

Fill in Fun!

hi Friday! are you feeling beachie b/c i am. lets fill in some blanks :)

Feeling Beachie

The statements:
___ is ___
I am much better at ___ than ____
In the winter I will ___ because____
Growing up I ate ____ but as a adult I eat ____

My Answers:
Friday off for the summer is over :(
I am much better at doing  than explaining
In the winter I will be happy because i love the cooler weather
Growing up I ate whatever but as a adult I eat as clean as possible with the occasional junk food moment/craving thrown in


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Porch Chat :)

Everyday Ruralty

What's the earliest time in your life you can remember? Can you remember being 2 years old, 5 years old, etc?---i can remember clearly when i was 7 years old. my brother was born then and i remember him coming home with mom and dad while i stayed home with grandma.

What's do you like to put on pasta? (Your favorite topping.)--extra meaty red pasta sauce and Parmesan cheese.

Is there something that takes time away from more important things in your life? (TV, internet, talking on the telephone, etc.)--the internet and some form of social media. it only takes away from study time not family time!

Do you buy many clothes that are "high maintenance"? (Clothes that need to be ironed, dry cleaned, or hand washed)--oh no! i like my clothes slip on and go, wrinkle free please and no dry clean. throw in the washing machine and dryer and go!

Please finish this sentence. "I'd like to visit the beach today and-------------------------."---take a quick swim, let the sand run through my hands and relax!


Monday, August 4, 2014

Currently and A Prayer

hi Monday! just asking for prayers of comfort and understanding right now. lots going on. i am hoping for the best in all things. thanks for lending an ear and prayer to all.

currently i am... linking up with A Mama Collective :)

Thinking about--a lot! and when i say a lot, it is a lot. there are changes that i need to make and need to make them fast and with a sound mind and clear heart. i will do it, just hope it is not too late.

Reading--some good quotes that should help out with the decision making process

Loving--my new and much needed laptop. it is nice and should hopefully last a LOOONNNGGG time!

Thankful for--people that care and reach out. even just knowing that you are being thought about is nice and can keep things from getting worse. 


Sunday, August 3, 2014

The reason why

happy Sunday! it is time for Sunday Social. so just as a quick update...i am now officially broke. i am blogging from my new computer and HP Envy. it is nice and i was so in due for a new one. hopefully this will last me a good 5 to 7 years or perhaps my future hubby will buy me my next one :)

Sunday Social

gum or mints?--gum. so many flavors and nice to chew and keep my mouth from being dry.

tea or coffee?--i am a sweet tea gal so sweet tea it is. love the flavors and sweetness of it. if i go for coffee, it is cold coffee.

fruits or veggies?--both, but i am a fan of fruits more because i do like a sweet taste. i have sweet teeth :)

tv or movies?--tv. there are just so many good shows and you can get it instant and on hulu.

candles or diffusers?--candles. they smell great and make good gifts. they are pretty to look at too.


Saturday, August 2, 2014

Fun Fifteen w/Sunday Stealing

happy Saturday! hey to all. i sure have been missing this past week. wow! what a week. i think all has been sorted out for the best i hope. let's do some Sunday Stealing shall we?!?!

1. You have been awarded the time off from work and an all-expenses paid week anywhere in the United States. The catch is that it must be somewhere you have not been before. Where do you choose to visit?---Arizona and visit the Grand Canyon.

 2. Name your guilty pleasures---chocholate, reality tv, drinking diet coke, and sleep

 3. The best kind of milkshake is:---basic vanilla

 4. What do you value most in other people?---kindness and respect

 5. Be honest. Do you sneak some raw cookie dough when you’re baking cookies?---yes, who does not??

 6. Have you ever looked back at your life and realized that something you thought was a bad thing was actually a blessing in disguise?---yes! mostly around my education and places to live

 7. What is the most beautiful place you have ever visited?---Sicily, Italy

 8. Are you more of a thinker or a feeler?---FEELER all the way! my zodiac sign is a Cancer :)

 9. Name three things you are thankful for right now.---family, my job, and my eye sight

 10. Have you ever participated in a three-legged race?---no. goodness i am missing out on life

 11. When you are at an event that plays the National Anthem, do you place your hand over your heart?---yes! and i sing along too!

 12. Have you ever been on the wrong side of the law?---not that i am aware of. i have gotten out of a few speeding tickets. nice officers they were :)

 13. When was the last time you unintentionally surprised someone else?---a few days ago. my brother did not know i was still in the house. it was LOL funny!

 14. When was the last time you deliberately surprised someone else?---it has been a while. i need to get on that. some b-day's are coming up. my gifts are always a surprise.

 15. What was the last really funny movie you watched?---does reality tv count? to me it is the funniest thing at times to see what grown, rich women fight over. Frozen had it's funny moments too!