Sunday, February 24, 2013

Award Time....Again

I have been chosen to receive another award. How great is this?

Wow!!  I want to thank all the little people who helped me get here.  I could not have done it without you.  And the Lord Almighty.  Without his help, I would be nothing.  I would also like to thank my Mother, my 9th grade pre-algebra teacher.  And I can't forget my husband, and my children, and my grandchildren.  Oh, there are so many others I need to name but right now their names escape me...........

This is as close as I'll ever get to an Oscar so what the heck.  I can act with the best of 'em. 

Seriously, I do want to thank Mark from Left and Write who thought enough of me to present me with this award.  You can read about it here.

This will be the second Liebster Award that I have received.  I was first given it last July  You can read about it here. Apparently, the rules have changed a bit since then.  Here are the updated ground rules:

1. Thank the blogger who presented the award and link back to their blog:
2. Answer eleven questions posted by the presenter, ask your nominees eleven questions, and list eleven random facts about yourself.
3. Nominate eleven bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 200 followers.
4. Post the award on your blog.

Here are the questions Mark posed along with my answers:

1. You get to choose one super power....something the ordinary mortal can't do...what is it?  

I would like to have the power to heal by touch.  But I would heal people without them knowing that I did the healing.  I wouldn’t want the power for the glory of it, but just for the satisfaction of helping others.  Corny, but true.
2. A 'crazy, wild-eyed, scientist pulls up in a shiny DeLorean and says he can take you anywhere in history. What do you tell him?
Take me to 1975, the year I graduated.  I want to hug my grandparents and Daddy one more time.  

3. The country or the city. Where would you rather live?
Nowhere!  I want to travel the United States in a RV…forever!  But Vicksburg, Mississippi (in the country!) will always be home.

4. Your cat starts talking to you...and everyone else. What's the first question you ask?
Why do you like me?

5. A meteor is hurtling towards the planet and it looks like the 'end is nigh'. You have about 24 hours left. What do you do?

Gather my family and have the best dinner and evening possible just being together.

 6. A famous author asks you to ghost write their next book and offers you a ton of money to do long as you sign a contract to never reveal the secret. Do you do it?
Do woodpeckers like pecking wood???

7. You get the chance to host a small soiree' with five celebrities from any time period. Who do you choose?

Only one.  Jesus Christ.  Nuff said.

8. Waking up one morning, you find the world has suddenly, and mysteriously, run out of coffee. What do you do?

Replace my java with my second choice, cola.

9. The Zombie Apocalypse has arrived. You have to grab one thing and one thing only as your weapon of choice to fend off the oncoming hordes of undead. What do you choose?

A sword…a very long sword.

10. Someone gives you a million dollars on the condition that you have to give half to someone else. Who do you choose?
My husband.  What's mine is mine,and what's his is mine.  DUUHH.

11. Which cartoon....old or describes your life?
Roseanne.  Ummm...that's a cartoon, right?

Now 11 Random facts about me.

  1. My favorite food is oyster dressing with giblet gravy, lots of giblet gravy.
  2. I sometimes swig milk from the jug.  Shhh..don't tell.
  3. I’m a chocoholic but draw the line at tootsie rolls.  They are NOT chocolate. 
  4. My favorite band is Linkin Park.
  5. I wash my hair at bedtime and sleep with it wet.
  6. I’m a lefty.
  7. I like cats more than dogs.
  8. I coon hunted at night and ran traps in the morning with my husband way back when. 
  9. I have also hunted deer, squirrel, and turkeys, but only enjoyed squirrel hunting.
  10. I am only $999.999.00 away from being a millionaire. 
  11. I would like to own a houseboat to sail and live on the ocean (when I'm not RVing).

Now for my nominations:

Ronda at Ronda Writes
Natalie at Marigolds Loft
Georgie at Georgie Lee
Latrice at Crazy Texas Savings

And here are my 11 questions.  I hope yall have fun answering them. 

  1. If a national disaster happened and you were housebound with no electricity and no running water, how long would you last with the supplies you have on hand?
  2. What genre of movies do you favor?
  3. While waiting in line, are you the one who talks to everyone, or are you the one who everyone seems to want to talk to?
  4. Do you prefer ocean or mountains?
  5. If you had to be one, which would you choose: vampire, werewolf, or zombie?
  6. What percent of the time does it seem like that the gas pump tells you to come inside for your receipt?
  7. What types of blog do you follow?
  8. Do you believe that there is a conspiracy right now to take down the United States?
  9. If you could be (or return to) a certain age forever, what would it be?
  10. Why did you choose that age?
  11. What famous person would you like to be stranded on an island with?

Ok, I hope I did Mark justice in giving me the award.  I can't wait to read all the answers. 

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Dryer Lovin' Tomato Plants

Do you like Tomatoes?  I do.  In fact, if nothing else, I always have tomato plants in the garden.  Well I say I, but my hubby would say different.  :)  I do admit that he keeps the garden up.  I just tie em, pick em, and cook and eat em!

Last Monday, the 11th, we bought one of those little, I guess you would call it a tray greenhouse.  It included 16 of the large disks that you just water and it expands for you to plant tomato seeds in.  We came home and planted 2 Better Boy Tomato seeds in each holder.  I put them on top of the dryer to keep them warm.

This is today, the 19th, 8 days later.

Would you believe the only light it gets is when the kitchen light gets cut on.  My washer and dryer are in the far corner in a cubby by themselves.

Some are over 6 inches tall.

Several are over 6 inches tall!

This little sprout is the last one to come out, and it wasn't there last night.

These seeds were supposed to take up to 10 days to sprout.  It's been less than that and look how big they are.  Spring better hurry because I don't think they'll wait.  They're happy, I'm happy.

My honest opinion.....the pods are well worth the under $7.00 price tag.

P.S.  My dryer has hardly been used during this time.

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Picture Organizing

I'm ashamed! 

See this?

And this?

In case you're wondering, these are my photographs.  Not in photo albums.  Not in frames.  IN BOXES!  Shame on me.

Here is a view of the inside of the tall box.

This is the mess that was in that box.

Look how old this album is.  It was actually my mother-in-law's.  The edge of the pages has yellowed.  And I have only half filled it.  Oh the shame.
I bought this album in 1980, right after I got married.  I guess technically it's old too.  I just don't see it that way. I bought it from Walgreen's and the first set of pages were free.

I remember being so proud of it and planned to buy more but they were gone soon after that.  I was just lucky that I bought enough pages to fill this one up.  I like the way it opens like a notebook.

Look what I found today at Goodwill.  See that price tag?  $1.99!  Excellent condition.  This is what started me on my picture organizing kick.

Beautiful pages inside.  It will hold 100 photos.  I know I definitely have more than that but it's a start.

I left Goodwill, went to Walmart and found this for 3 buckaroos!  I wasn't even looking for it.  Um, somebody trying to tell me something?

One pack of 10 pages - 99 cents.

Notebook style, I like that!

Room for plenty more packs.

So, once more, here is my total stash.

Bet you thought this was gonna end looking good, didn't you?  Sorry to disappoint but this is still as far as I have gotten.  But at least I'm closer to getting it done.  So if you don't hear from me soon, you'll know that I've been sidetracked reminiscing.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

For Daddy

My Daddy was a great man.  I wish you had known him.  There was no one that knew him that didn't like him.  No one.

I lost Daddy this week.  He left us on February 2 at 1:30 am.  He was 80 years old.
My favorite picture of
Daddy and Me

Thanksgiving 2012

He was not Dad or Pop or Father or any of those other names.  He was simply Daddy.  He didn't have much, but he was so very rich in family and love.

I love you Daddy and will always be your little girl.