Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hodge Podge Wednesday

Wednesday Hodge Podge time link up with Joyce over at From This Side of the Pond.

1. What is one thing on your bucket list? If you don't have a bucket list let's pretend you do.
I don't have a bucket list, but if I did.  Travel, I would love to travel and see God's beauty in other parts of the world.
2. What makes a good dad?
One that loves their children unconditionally, and is always there for them no matter the distance.   One that will discipline them and is consistent in their discipline. Children learn by example, and I hate the phrase do as I say not as I do.   Because children are watching us to be their role models.  They need our love and time more than material things. 
I had a wonderful Dad, he never raised his voice to get our attention but we knew when he meant business.  We knew he loved us and provided what we needed.  With six of us there wasn't alot of room for wants, but we turned out just fine.
3. Are you afraid of insects? Which ones? 
Not really. 

4. We're barbecuing...what's on the grill at your house?
  It doesn't matter to me because if the grill is going it means I'm not cooking.

5. Do you believe that playing is more important than winning?  Yes I do.  Absolutely.

6. Do you tan? Use self tanners? Visit tanning salons? See your dermatologist at least once a year?
If we go to the beach or  if I'm out in the sun I usually burn a little the first time then tan.  I have never used self tanners or been to a tanning salon.  As I get older a good tan isn't as important to me as it was when I was younger.
7. Five years ago I would never imagine that today I would_______________.
Be a Nana.  Much less have two grandchildren in a two year span.  And now a step-grandson.  But I love it.  There's nothing like it.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I'm tired of being tired.  I go back to the Doctor tomorrow since at this time I can't afford surgery.  But I hope there is something that can be done.  Because this is getting really old and depressing.  On a happier note will be posting pictures of Chris and Shanea's wedding soon.  It was a beautiful wedding.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wednesday Hodge Podge

My pictures are working again so I'm a happy camper.  hehehe
It's Wednesday Hodge Podge so answer the questions and link up with Joyce.  But I still can't comment on everyone's blog.  So if I don't comment I've probably read it, typed a comment, and then sent to the sign in page of blogger.  GRRRRR!!!

1. Do you and your family enjoy camping? What do you enjoy most/like the least when it comes to family camping? When was the last time you camped?
We've never been as a family other than in the backyard and that doesn't ever last all night.  Scott and I have been a couple of times but not as often as we would like.  I love getting away because it is so peaceful.  No TV, video games, etc.  But I hate it when you get caught in a rainstorm and the water comes in the tent in the middle of the night.  It's been a few years since we have been.

2. Did you attend a summer camp when you were a kid? Is that a happy or not so happy memory?
I did as a teenager a few time.  I enjoyed it, even if one year as soon as I got there I twisted my ankle.  But there were alot of fun memories.
3. Over the course of your life, what have you probably spent more time pondering than anything else?
There's always a hard question thrown in the mix.

4. Which of the seven natural wonders of the world would you most like to see? There are many lists of 'wonders' but this is the standard natural wonder list-Mount Everest, The Great Barrier Reef, The Grand Canyon, Victoria Falls, The Harbor of Rio de Janerio, Paricutan Volcano and The Northern Lights.
Hard to narrow down to just one but I'm terrified of heights, and love the beach.  So I will pick The Harbor of Rio do Janerio.

5. What was your first real job?
I was a waitress at Shoney's.

6. Lemonade or Sweet tea...which do you prefer on a hot summer day?
Funny about the only time I drink lemonade is with boiled peanuts.  Sweet tea is good but I mostly drink water.
7. What is something that always brings a smile to your face?
Hugs and kisses from the people I love.

 8. Insert your own random thought here.

Picture overload of Everett.  Now that I can finally post them on blogger.

Friday, June 3, 2011

I'm Nana again!!!

Megan finally had the baby today.  She called me about 3:00 this morning to come be with Emily while she and Denny went to the birthing center.  They got to the birthing center about 5:00 and she was already 7 centimeters.  So we thought it wouldn't take long before he was born.  Denny called me at 9:00 and said they had been sent to a hospital in an ambulance that there were some complications.
Finally Megan called me a little after 11:00 from recovery.  They had to do a c-section, but Megan did great considering she wanted it to be a natural birth.
They still have decided on a name, but I call him a sumo wrestler.  He weighed 10lbs and 3 ounces and is 22 inches long.  He won't wear any of his newborn clothing.  The pediatric Doctor on-call said he looks to be two months old already.
But thankfully Mom and baby are doing great.
I still can't get any pictures to upload so if you have a facebook you can find some on there that I shared from Megan's page..   Just email me if you need to.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Hodge Podge Wednesday

It's Wednesday so it's time for Hodge Podge.  Grab the questions and link up over at Joyce's for all the fun.

1. Have you ever been to the US capital-Washington DC? If so, what's your favorite site? If not, what would you most like to see on a visit to that city someday in the future? Is it even on your list of places to visit?
Yes I have, don't remember the exact year but I know it was in the late 70's.   I don't know which would be my favorite, but I do remember seeing the changing of the guards, the White House, the Capitol, and The Washington Monument.  One other thing that sticks out in my mind is that Queen Elizabeth was there that week also.  My Mom still has a picture of her coming down the steps to get into her car.  I would love to go back and take the kids one day.

2. When did you last attend a wedding? Are there any weddings on your summer calendar? Were you a summer bride? If you're single, is summer the season of your dream wedding?
The last one I can remember would have been my niece's wedding in August 2007.
 Chris (my step-son) is getting married June 11th.
No neither one of my weddings were in the summer.  The first one was in December, and the second one in March.

3. What is your favorite way to eat strawberries?
Don't care much for fruit, but I do like to toss some strawberries in the blender with a little bit of sugar and ice. 

4. What is one thing you are especially looking forward to this summer?
Several things.  The birth of our grandson.  Chris and Shanea's wedding. 
and as always sleeping late.

5. Do you use/like the self checker at the grocery store?
At first I refused to use it because I felt like it was keeping someone form working/or having a job.  But now if I only have a couple of things I will use them.

6. Share a favorite piece of common sense advice.

7. Barefoot, flip flops, tennis shoes, sassy sandals-your first choice for summertime?
flip flops, only because you can't go in public places barefoot.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I can't post any pictures.  I don't often but today it tells me server rejected.  Grrrr!!!!