Friday, March 25, 2011

A long week

I was angry this afternoon. Things happened that I couldn’t foresee, like having to cancel my credit card after having my account compromised. Luckily, it was caught in time, but not before several charges had occured. I felt too busy, like things were spinning out of control and I found myself driving fast, too fast.
I knew I had to slow down. So after dinner, for which I was late, I folded some paper cranes. I thought they would help me relax.

But they really didn’t.

I just got pissed off even more.


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It’s probably because I’m not completely adept at making them. So what I did was to visit my blog friends to see what they were all up to. And that helped.

Hey, see the photo above? That’s not the moon. But doesn’t it sort of look like it could be? Just a little . . .

I knew every bird here and only had to look one of them up. It’s because I don’t see it here that often. Above we have a tufted titmouse with a seed in its beak.


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Black capped chickadee.


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The one that I had to look up - it’s a Northern Mockingbird.


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Downy woodpecker, female. And she’s got her fuzz going on. A few seconds later, it was flat again.
My husband says that the way he remembers which is smaller, the downy or the hairy woodpecker, is because down is short. And something hairy would be longer. So the downy woodpecker would be the smaller of the two.

It makes sense to me.


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Nuthatch.


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Carolina wren.

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I’m going to take the weekend off from blogging. I’ve cancelled the car appointment so that I can spend some time with my sister, Char.

And while I’m gone, I have a few questions for you ~
1. What is something you’re really good at doing?
2. What’s your best physical attribute?
3. What is your favorite section of the newspaper?
4. Do you often feel limited by your financial state with how you spend your free time?
5. How much junk food is in your cupboards?

Inquiring minds want to know. So I’ll see you in the comment section, my friends.

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Cheers ~

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74 comments:

Country Girl said...

1. What is something you’re really good at doing?
I'm really good at handling my job when we're really busy in the front office at my school.

2. What’s your best physical attribute? People tell me it's my hair. I'm not so sure.

3. What is your favorite section of the newspaper? Arts/Books.

4. Do you often feel limited by your financial state with how you spend your free time?
Not really. Just sometimes. I'd love to be able to surprise my husband with a trip to somewhere he's always wanted to go. But other than that, it's fine.

5. How much junk food is in your cupboards? Not much, really. Some pita chips. Homemade cookies. Oh, I noticed ice cream in the freezer today. Thank God it's vanilla. (not my fave).

~ C.G.

MK said...

1. I'm really good at cooking. Desserts, most people have said.

2. People most compliment my curly hair and green eyes, I would agree.

3. I would say the Community section, where they list things going on in the community. (Our town is so small that the newspaper only comes out once a week!)

4. Definitely.

5. Not much. Refer to answer of question #4. It's the end of the month, the budget is crying out and so there are only kid snacks...gummies, granola bars, chips for lunches. That's about it. Oh, except C and I finished off the Oreos last night. Hee hee.

Deb said...

1. taking care of people
2. my hair
3. metro section/ local news
4. no
5. not much, try to stay away from it

Fun questions...have a good weekend

Ellen said...

1. What is something you’re really good at doing? Laundry. I don't mind doing it - evening ironing!

2. What’s your best physical attribute? My eyes. They're poop brown, but nice.

3. What is your favorite section of the newspaper? Daily - the comics because that's where the puzzle section is. Sunday it's the entertainment section for the Merl Reagle crossword puzzle.

4. Do you often feel limited by your financial state with how you spend your free time? Now, a bit. My husband's been out of work for a year and it's not fun.

5. How much junk food is in your cupboards? A bag of Reese's peanut butter eggs. Do they count????

Have a wonderful weekend with your sister.

fourwilkies said...

1. Teaching piano to children.
2. Shoulders.
3. Arts & Entertainment. (I'm very shallow!)
4. I suppose I would attend more events if we had more money. But I'm also happy reading a good book or spending time with family.
5. Not too much. We do have chips this week because I made taco salad.

texwisgirl said...

Hmmm.

1. I'm stumped on that one. When I was a working gal, I was really good at details. Now that I've been butt-sitting? Loving my pets and surroundings.

2. My smile.

3. Metro/local section (same Dallas paper as Deb above)

4. Not now. Have been enjoying unemployment for a while now and hoping to stretch it a bit longer.

5. Too much (since hubby's been home for the last month instead of on the road for his job) - there's peanut M&M's, Twizzlers, potato chips, corn chips, ice cream in the freezer, oh, and an Italian cream cake on the counter... I always lose a few pounds when he returns to on-the-road duty... :)

dogear6 said...

1. Getting things done - even when I haven't done them before. I'm a rainmaker.

2. No joint pain! Of course it helps when you're built like an ox. My daughter is so envious that I don't have joint problems until her Dad asks if she also wants to look like me. Nope.

3. The comics - they always come first. I read the rest if there's time.

4. No - my favorite boy toy and I have always enjoyed walking in the woods, driving in the country, and being together the best.

5. Not much. My favorite boy toy bought some Girl Scout cookies today and we practically inhaled them because they were such a treat.

LOL!
Nancy
http://dogear6.wordpress.com/

texwisgirl said...

Oh, and I was surprised to see you get mockingbirds that far north! They're here year round and very entertaining (and noisy - but mostly in a good way!)

michelle (aka typical libra) said...

First a question -what lens did you use to take these shots - they are amazing.

1. What is something you’re really good at doing?
Comforting others.

2. What’s your best physical attribute?
My eyes or my feet (yes I know it sounds weird but someone and not a boyrfriend, once told me I had nice feet.

3. What is your favorite section of the newspaper?
It's a toss up between the Books section and the Local Section.

4. Do you often feel limited by your financial state with how you spend your free time?
Sadly yes.

5. How much junk food is in your cupboards?
Too much! Not so much junk junk, but too many carbs!

Have a nice weekend with your sister!

mkddoherty(at)gma*l(dot)com

Char said...

1. What is something you’re really good at doing? giving advice and listening.

2. What’s your best physical attribute? it used to be my hair and hands. now i'm not sure.

3. What is your favorite section of the newspaper? the front page.

4. Do you often feel limited by your financial state with how you spend your free time? Sadly yes.

5. How much junk food is in your cupboards? they are pretty empty right now. typically i keep chips and something sweet.

have fun with your sister and i hope the credit card thing gets straightened out soon.

Fine Lines said...

1. I am a good teacher.
2. I have thick hair that is easy to handle.
3. Crossword puzzle (now that I'm retired and have time to do it!)
4. Most of what I like to do in my free time doesn't cost much money, but I hear the lottery is pushing towards $300,000,000 -- think I'll buy a ticket!!
5.Not too much junk food -- maybe a few cookies.

This was fun to think about!

Lisa RedWillow said...

There is nothing that come with a feeling of having a credit card used with out you knowing. The never. It happened to me once and I dont know to this day who it was. I felt invaded and pissed right off .
to your questions
1. Looking after others needs before mine , as in cooking and comfort
2. Hummm . I dont know. I thik Im blessed to have small feet and small bones .
3. Homes and Decor
4. No not really. I know my limit and that part is easy.
5. You wont believe this. One bag of chips . We dont eat sugar in my house as I fall asleep from it that is a early sign of sugar problems. So if I have a sleepless night and I have sugar..Im out. ha.
Have a blessed weekend.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Sorry for the typos. Time to put my glasses on...

Cloudia said...

Thanks for this post!





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Hilary said...

1. What is something you’re really good at doing?
Weaving, of course.

2. What’s your best physical attribute?
My height, I think.

3. What is your favorite section of the newspaper?
I don't read the newspaper, too much bad news.

4. Do you often feel limited by your financial state with how you spend your free time?
Never
5. How much junk food is in your cupboards?
None....I have NO will power.

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

1. What is something you’re really good at doing? overanalyzing ;)

2. What’s your best physical attribute? my brown eyes

3. What is your favorite section of the newspaper? books

4. Do you often feel limited by your financial state with how you spend your free time? nah, money is the root of all evil...or so I've heard

5. How much junk food is in your cupboards? mostly junk cereal...I try not to buy chips, etc. but we are cereal freaks...all of us :)

Enjoy your weekend :)

Andi said...

Oh my gosh I just typed out a long reply and Poof, Blogger gobbled it up with an "unable to complete your request" reply....ARGH.

Ok, let's try this again.

We get so many mocking birds here! They can get noisy and annoying, esp ours that like to be up EARLY. It is interesting however, to listen to their song change.

And while I’m gone, I have a few questions for you ~

1. What is something you’re really good at doing? Baking and cooking much to my husband's pleasure.
2. What’s your best physical attribute? People say my eyes, but I don't see it. *snicker*
3. What is your favorite section of the newspaper? Comics. I am a light hearted kind of gal, need my chuckle before I hit the heavy stuff
4. Do you often feel limited by your financial state with how you spend your free time?
sometimes. Of course we would love to travel and do more of the "big" stuff, but I have to remember we are blessed not to live pay to pay check, and can treat ourselves to dinners and be able to do things with the kids like movies etc. I would love to go to more Broadway plays, but the extra $ are often not in the budget. I realize though, that will happen as the kids get older. I am just grateful we make a yearly family vacation a priority and can afford it.
5. How much junk food is in your cupboards? well I have teenagers here, so more than I would like. But, honestly, I am sure not as much as most households. I bake most of our goodies fresh, and the kids like it that way. I try not to keep much I like in the house, lest i eat it. :)

deborah said...

Love the bird pictures! Love to watch the woodpeckers!
1. Sewing, it relaxes me and I enjoy it
2. My hair, I think, and I just had 12" of it cut
3. Community section with the puzzles and comics
4. Not in what I do daily, but yes in what I would like to be able to do
5. Not really just some chips and a little chocolate ice cream (I usually bake something when we want sweets, do the cake mixes and brownie mixes count?)

msdewberry said...

Here is my answers.
1. What is something you’re really good at doing?
Being calm in chaos. I think I learned it way back when I was a Paramedic. I can be cool, calm and level headed no matter what is thrown at me, and that helps calm everyone else down.
2. What’s your best physical attribute?
My eyes.
3. What is your favorite section of the newspaper?
I love the comics section. Especially the Herman comic. Love Herman!
4. Do you often feel limited by your financial state with how you spend your free time?
I'd love to be able to travel to far distant places, even places a few hours from here but right now we are a one income family and so have to find ways to spend free time that do not include spending much money. Digital cameras are good for that. The initial expense might be steep but after that its all good!!
5. How much junk food is in your cupboards?
Nothing. That is the truth. We eat healthy here. Not even cookies in the cupboard. (I have to avoid all that stuff at work and that can be difficult sometimes!)
Hope you have a great weekend, and that things start looking up for you!

bv said...

1..making something out of nothing...anything, even the mood in room.
2..my overall beauty...head to toe...see #1
3..local
4..no
5..it's all good, junk and all.
just got a call that my 'tiny house' a pink trailer on the coast has been hit by a flash flood and I am PISSED.....but beautiful....

mrs mediocrity said...

Seeing the mockingbird just made me smile. We have one in our yard and he just makes me laugh, the way he rattles off every bird call known to man (bird?) and he even does a frog.

On to the questions:
1. Every Friday night I make pizza. I am spoiled now, it's the only pizza I really like.
2. That's a tough one. I guess I'd go with my eyes. Olive green.
3. The Arts section. It's really the only part I read.
4. Yes, but more because I have to work so many hours that I have very little free time.
5. There is always chocolate, that is mine. And there are always potato chips, those are my husbands. Not that we don't share, just that we each have our favorite.

bv said...

i cannot express how important my pink trailer is to me....
vaskoshak@aol.com

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

1. Being a good listener
2. Hair
3. the local section
4. not at all
5. not too much, otherwise my kids would raid it:)

BUSH BABE said...

1. What is something you’re really good at doing? PROCRASTINATING. READING BLOGS. HUGGING MY KIDS.
2. What’s your best physical attribute? MY SMILE (I am told). Its not perfect and I have crooked teeth, but its what most people seem to remember most about me.
3. What is your favorite section of the newspaper? DEPENDS - the social pages and the birth and marriage notices of our State-wide Country paper. Finding the typos in our local rag.
4. Do you often feel limited by your financial state with how you spend your free time? NO. ALTHOUGH we did blow more than anticipated in our big overseas once-in-a-lifetime trip recently. Am trying hard not to think about it!
5. How much junk food is in your cupboards? Very little. Corn chips and snakes lollies. Not really junkfood people...

BUSH BABE said...

PS THat is awful about the credit card... ((hugs))

BUSH BABE said...

PS THat is awful about the credit card... ((hugs))

Carol E. said...

1. quilting. being compassionate. laughing.
2. my height
3. I don't read a paper very often, but I occasionally like the travel section.
4. I will say no because you included the word "often" in your question. It doesn't "often" bother me, but it does sometimes, because I'd like to do more travel than we are able to afford.
5. Right now we're low on groceries; I just finished off a bag of potato chips. We have part of a chocolate cake on the counter top. Granola bar thingies. I have a terrible craving for junk food and should ban all of it from my house!

Caroline said...

I am sorry you had such a crap day. I so appreciate your honesty. Makes me feel normal. :)

1. Blowing off tasks I should be doing and blogging instead. I am really really really good at that!

2. My waist. Probably because my hips are so big...it just looks small!

3. I don't read the paper!!

4. Thankfully no...

5. Too much!

wayne15575 said...

1. What is something you’re really good at doing?

I do a fair job of cooking.If you saw the wife or I you would know that to be a fact..

2. What’s your best physical attribute?

At my age, getting vertical seems to be as physical as I get.

3. What is your favorite section of the newspaper?

I normally beg the wife for the parts she don't need to put in the bird cage. It could be anything.

4. Do you often feel limited by your financial state with how you spend your free time?

I've been married almost 45 years. What would I know about spending or FREE time?

5. How much junk food is in your cupboards?

I have a little computer room where I go to enjoy most evenings... if you looked real hard... You could find tons of stuff, but, you'd have to work at finding it....hahaha

I think you have this, but, I want to make sure...
wtownley2@comcast.net

Tell Char to give you a hug for me...

The Weaver of Grass said...

A weekend off, relaxing with your sister, may be just what you need to get back on an even keel. I do know that feeling you have so well.
As to your questions - here are my brief answers:
1. Organising.
2. Eyes
3. Mind games.
4. Never.
5. None.

Have a good weekend and return refreshed next week.

Dyche Designs said...

Love the bird shots, I've been enjoying taking photos of them here with us too. I have a soft spot for the tufted titmouse, they're so full of character and my favorites.

1. What is something you’re really good at doing?
Refelecting.
2. What’s your best physical attribute?
It sounds cliche but my blue eyes.
3. What is your favorite section of the newspaper?
I don't read the newspaper.
4. Do you often feel limited by your financial state with how you spend your free time?
No, I feel extremely fortunate. How I spend my free time is really on me.
5. How much junk food is in your cupboards?
Busted . . . probably way too much. I'm a sugar addict so love lots of sweet stuff.

Have a great time with your sister, hope the credit card issue is all resolved. Hugs.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I'm sorry about your bad week. I blame that recent full moon.

1. Procrastinating.
2. I don't know.
3. The obituaries. Really. I check to see if anyone I know is dead, but I'll even read obituaries in non-local newspapers. I like to see how old they were; what they may have died from; the usually inadequate paragraph or two that so desperately tries to sum up their life by people who are still grieving. I like cemeteries too, so maybe I'm just morbid.
4. Oh. Hell. Yes.
5. Not enough.

Nurse Nancy said...

1. Something I am really good at - Multitasking. Having to care for an aging parent, mentally challenged sibling, FlyBoy (a good man) and a nine year old and working two jobs makes this critical.
2. My best physical attribute - My eyes. People tell me they are kind, soulful and a pretty color of brown...whatever.
3. Favorite section of the paper? I only read it on the weekend and enjoy the arts and leisure section.
4. Do I feel limited by my financial state? Yes but I also feel blessed that both FlyBoy and I remain employed in these tough times.
5. How much junk food is in your cupboards? Not much...different types of snack crackers for JBM and double stuffed oreos.

Daryl said...

Well that sucks, did you figure out how it got cloned or whatever it is that got the crooks your card info?

And your best 'physical attribute' is not one thing but two, no, three: ... your smile and your disposition... oh and that you can be so sweet and yet SO bawdy!!!

1. I am really good at solving puzzles, any sort of puzzle, problem (aside from math) I can solve it.

2. My hair, for sure .. the rest of me is falling apart

3. The Sunday Style section ...

4. I dont often feel limited but if I didnt have to work and I still had the same income - now that's a true fantasy - I'd travel much more

5. At the moment, none. Oh I lie, Toonman told me on the way back from the doctor appt yesterday he brought 'us' popcorn so when we watch the movie, I've forgotten the name of this weekend, we can have popcorn .. wasnt that considerate of him?

Enjoy the time with Char ...

Karen said...

1. I'm really good at procrastination when it comes to something I don't want to do. I'll give you some examples..maybe tomorrow.

2. My eyes used to be my best physical asset, but the circles underneath are begging to differ.

3. My favorite section of the newspaper is the living and pets section.

4. I Often feel limited by financial constraints on how I spend my free time..which right now.. is NOT TRAVELING.



5. Too much.

Snappy Di said...

Oh gosh.... I don't feel well so I think today I would only be hard on myself if I answered these questions.

Guess that makes me really good at making excuses to get out of answering questions?

DI

Michelle said...

Beautiful captures. Thanks for including the names along with them, so I can learn. :)

1. Cooking. I love to make meals...the cleaning up after, I could do without.
2. My smile. Not because it's great, but because it's always there. I try to look for the good in everything, which reflects in my face.
3. Sudoku Puzzles or cryptograms. I'm not sure it's a section, but it's what I always turn to.
4. Yes and no. I would do different things if we had more money, but I go to parks and enjoy inexpensive hobbies like tennis and photography.
5. Usually not much. Right now...more than I care to admit. ;)

I like your blog. I'm your newest follower.

Country Gal said...

1. I have been told my photography.
2.My eyes they are navy blue.
3.Community, I love to know were all the craft shows are going on.
4.no everything is good there!
5.To much, Papa is a junk food junky and he is one of the lucky ones that can eat it he is thin and has a very high metabolizum never puts on weight, I have a little have to becareful as I have IBS !

This was fun, Have a great day.
viennacountrygal@gmail.com

Annette W. said...

I decided to answer bc they were hard.

1. I'm good at reading aloud to children.
2/ Best physical attribute...my eyes, despite puny eyelashes, though they are now hidden behind glasses 100% of the time.
3. I rarely read the paper...but local items.
4. Not really, but we rarely go out on dates bc I hate the cost of the babysitter on top of dinner out.
5. Pretzels, graham crackers, bc of company this week we also have cheese curls and chips. That's rare.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Have fun with your sister!

I'm very good at taking pieces and parts and putting them together to make something.

People compliment me on my hair and LOL...my calves.

Can't decide between the recipe section and the comics!

Sometimes finances play a factor, but overall we really manage to do what we want to do. But a good part of our free time is work. Whether it's working on the property or working to help friends.

I'm trying to decrease the junk food, but haven't quite been successful yet. Cause somebody (named Ramona) bought 2 different bags of mini candy bars.

Stacey Dawn said...

So sorry you had to deal with THAT!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Answers:
1) caring for others
2) Buzz section
3) Yes!
4) Not a good junk food in the cupboard, fridge or freezer. I think I might have to rectify that!

David said...

I am good at teaching piano.....always feel the student's joy at learning.
I guess I have always heard that my big brown eyes are nice.
I love to look at the obits......but they need to have a photo before I stop and read.
I would love to be able to help my children out more....
and of course there are potato chips stashed away.
I love your photos and choices of music to go with. My brother has 7 border collies on a ranch in Montana so I love looking at George.

David said...

oh dear...the comment above is from me Judi.....I don't know how to work this machine that well.

Gail said...

1. I am good at people on the job, but it my least favorite thing. I am good with animals, which I prefer.

2. I think my eyes are my best attribute. People like my smile.

3. My favorite section in the newspaper is the puppy ads. It's my form of window shopping.

4. Always and always!

5. The amount of junk food in the cabinets at any one time relates directly to who does the shopping. I tend to think in meals. Hubby thinks differently.

I am so sorry for the headache of the credit card...same thing just happened to my cell phone.

Enjoy your weekend.

Mary said...

1. I'm good at finding excuses for not vacuuming. But I think you already know that. ;)

2. I used to have beautiful hands, but they are looking a little wrinkly these days. lol

3. Front page, New York Times.

4. Not really. But then, I'm a stick-in-the-mud.

5. Some pita chips and microwave popcorn. Oh, and dark-chocolate-covered craisins. Yum.

Have fun this weekend. Be lazy, do something goofy, forget about all the crappy stuff that life throws out.
xoxo

Jan's camera said...

I love the photos. I never, ever get to see all these different birds.

1. My photography.

2. My lips (and that's about it). They are small but they have a nice shape.

3. Entertainment. I love the movies.

4. Not really. I don't have much money but I don't think if I had more money it would change things.

5. Not much junk food. I need to lose 20 pounds.

Debra D. said...

1. Being a mother.
2. Used to be my eyes before gravity hit the upper lids, now I think it is my hands.
3. Has to be the Local/State section.
4. Sometimes, but I mostly a homebody, so I can always find something to do that is entertaining.
5. Not much, some baked Lays and a box of wheat crackers.

wildbanshee said...

1. I supppose that would be cross stitch.
2. My nails.
3. The "Funnies"
4. Yes I do!!!
5. At this time of year it would be "Robin Eggs"

Gale Wall said...

Hope you have a peaceful weekend.

1. Genealogy / cemetery research. I photograph cemeteries for preservation. [and blog about them too. Photographing other things came later. digitalcemeterywalk.blogspot.com

2. My hazel eyes. Just like Mama's.

3. Taste and Ad Astra.

4. No. That could be my excuse for many things but I don't let it.

5. More than should be. Why do I torture myself. Lol. Is it wrong to walk on the treadmill while eating Pringles?

Le'Ann Ruggles said...

1. Organizing - more so at work than at home, sadly.
2. Hair (except for the gray) and eyes (I've been told that they light up when I smile).
3. Local news and comics.
4. There are some things that I would love to do but can't afford, but there are plenty of low cost (or even free) alternatives.
5. Too much - it's Girl Scout cookie season, after all.

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

Folding birds is not my way of finding Zen either... lol

1. What is something you’re really good at doing?
Photography. So people tell me.


2. What’s your best physical attribute?

I'm starting to get a baby belly now so I'd say that :)

3. What is your favorite section of the newspaper?

The actual news stories. I'm a junkie for local news.

4. Do you often feel limited by your financial state with how you spend your free time?

I can't afford to travel the world or take a vacation to Europe, but you know... I'm pretty content finding enjoyment in every inch around me :)

5. How much junk food is in your cupboards?

Ha...
I'm about four months pregnant. Take a guess.

Anonymous said...

1. Caring for other people
2. hm, probably eyes
3. the local news
4. Yes, I'd love to take a cruise, see Europe and some of the rest of the US, but can't really justify those trips at this particular moment.
5. Not too much - if it's there - I eat it!

Have a nice weekend and thanks for sharing. This weekend will definitely not compare to the last one in Central PA. It's going to be cold!

Donna S. said...

1. I am very good at being a grandmother. I am the type to play something over & over as many times as they want. Play games, cook, play cake boss (baked 11 cakes & made 3 batches of icing for them to decorate cakes with). Have already taught 8 yr old granddaughter to knit & weave!!

2. Fingernails. People are always surprised they are my real nails & then females always say they hate me.

3. Lifestyles-gardening, arts, Sharon Randall column.

4. Sometimes. Main thing is I wish I could travel more.

5. Quite a bit. 3 grandkids live 5 doors down so keep stuff for them. Hubby eats more sweet snacks than I do (other than Schwann's Chocolate Almond Ice Cream....my weakness).

Hope you have a great weekend. Weather here has been so nice, turned cold yesterday, this morning it sleeted, snowed (flurries) & rained. Ugh, depresses me.

linda said...

1. What is something you’re really good at doing?

I used to think i was pretty good with patients, but with "patient overload" I just don't give them enough TLC.
2. What’s your best physical attribute?

Once upon a time I was dubbed "Mom's Favorite" because I inherited a reasonable facsimile of her umm err Dolly Parton-esque tatas. Age and gravity have fixed that.

3. What is your favorite section of the newspaper?
Ann Landers.

4. Do you often feel limited by your financial state with how you spend your free time?

I have no free time due to my financial state....working all hours to pay off some stupidly self-inflicted debt. Progressing!!

5. How much junk food is in your cupboards?

...can i take the Fifth....let's just say if i can't take a vacation this year I can enjoy cheesecake instead.

maillady said...

hey kate, as always i love readling your blog. was thinking on when we could have another girls weekend or maybe just a trip down to see you again would be fun too. keep me posted .

1. not sure, my job, crafting??? laughing???

2.people say my eyes. right now they are really tired.

3.don't get the paper but when i do get to see someone else's i read the local town news.

4.not really. it's more of a money/vacation time together. if i have the money i don't always have the vacation time. and vice /versa.

5. not very much at all. my hubby is a healthly kindof guy. crackers, nuts. fruit, (ps. don't tell him i have a pack of good and plenty next to my bed...)

take care kare .:)

beth said...

1. well, i think i'll go with photography. especially my jumping shots :)
2. my lips
3. i love the classifieds for some reason and will even read the obituaries on sundays. weird right.
4. lucky for me, no
5. too much. hot tamales. black jelly beans. cookies. ice cream bars.chips. bad me !

ps....YUCK on your credit card stuff !!!
xo

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Kate, it's easy to fall behind in blog reading as you said in an earlier post. So tonight, I spent some catch-up time myself. Too bad about the credit card problems, but good it was caught in time - similar thing happened to us, before any charges were made (thankfully).
1. I'm good at being a friend and keeping in touch with people.
2. My smile
3. Favorite would be related to house and garden. Also read obits because you learn so much about people you never met.
4. Sometimes, but we able to retire in our 50s and live simply and aside from a couple of road trips each year are not extravagent.
5. Hardly any as the only time we have chips is when other people bring them.

Cat Soup said...

1. Making soup, enjoy being home.
2. My calves.
3. The coupon section.
4. No, I'm limited by my discomfort for leisure; it runs in my family...a shark family, if we stop swimming, we'll die.
5.I am a food broker...a seller of confection and fine chocolate...if you consider that junk...then, tons.

alphabet soup said...

1. What is something you’re really good at doing?

Organising other people...

2. What’s your best physical attribute?
Ah well, it used to be my legs but....

3. What is your favorite section of the newspaper?

Book reviews

4. Do you often feel limited by your financial state with how you spend your free time?

Not very often - what I do these days is often free.

5. How much junk food is in your cupboards?
More than I would like to admit to.

Ms Soup

Annie said...

1. I quite enjoy looking after my grandchildren. I am not sure whether I am "good" at it. But we all mostly seem to enjoy our time together.

2. mmmm...I don't know. Nothing much really. My husband thought I had nice ankles! (?)

3. Books section.

4. No, not really. Don't have much money, never had much money. Enjoy a mostly simple life, don't go out much, but just occasionally enjoy a nice concert or film. I have been lucky that my daughter pays my fare over to visit her, so that is about the extent of my traveling. But very enjoyable.

5. Not a terrible lot, mostly savory snacks. All the sugary ones are inclined to give me a migraine. Learning slowly to try to avoid them and try to eat healthy. Must. Lose. Weight.

6. Think you have my email address Kate. I don't like publishing it. I will try to send you an email in case you can't find it. Just in case you are anxious to write back!
;-)

7. Having to boil water for my daughter to enjoy a (warm not hot) bath. Feels like a third world country here in NYC sometimes. I shouldn't complain. I guess we have as lot more things/food/water than a lot of people.

8. Hope you enjoy your time with your sister. I am sure you will.

missing the mom gene said...

That really sucks about the credit card. Have had to do the same thing, and it's a pain.
Here's to getting to know you better:
1. Planning trips
2. My hair
3. Book reviews and Style/Home
4. No limits ... that's what's nice about getting older!
5. No junk .. darn!
Have a GREAT weekend
Reena

Kerri said...

I wish I had answered this yesterday when I first read the questions. No junk food in the house then .... but now .....
Ok - here are my answers:

1. - Listening

2. - When I was younger I would have said my stawberry blond hair but as I've gotten older those greys have come in way too fast.

3. - This is hard as I don't read a phsyical paper - mostly read it online. I would have to say current events page or sports.

4. - The things I like to do in my spare time don't cost money -ie walking in the woods or on a trail - so I would have to say "no" - BUT - I am limited financially on how I spend my vacations.

5 - Yesterday - 0 junkfood - today - hubby made a store run last night - so there is a bag of Doritos and a bag of Cheetos :)

I hope you have a Wonderful time with your Sissy!

Donalyn said...

1. What is something you’re really good at doing? Cooking - it has always seemed really easy to me.
2. What’s your best physical attribute? My eyes probably.
3. What is your favorite section of the newspaper? I read it online - the local stuff I guess.
4. Do you often feel limited by your financial state with how you spend your free time? I try not to. We've never had much money and we are pretty frugal, but once it awhile it does get to me a little.
5. How much junk food is in your cupboards? Not a lot - some chips, dark chocolate [not junk really - you know it has antioxidants, right?] and some cookies I made yesterday.

have a great weekend Kate!

sharon said...

Sorry to hear about your bank account. That is soooo irritating when it happens!

1. What is something you’re really good at doing? fixing the dang copier at work. for some reason everyone calls me when it goes haywire.

2. What’s your best physical attribute? my smile

3. What is your favorite section of the newspaper? I don't read the newspaper.

4. Do you often feel limited by your financial state with how you spend your free time? yes

5. How much junk food is in your cupboards? I refuse to answer on the grounds that it might incriminate me! :)

Jeanne Walker said...

I guess we have the 'southern' mockingbird down here! They are mean little suckers, but I love their song...over 100 melodies in their songbook! I am listening to one right now in the oak tree in my front yard!

So glad that you're taking a few days off from blogging! You'll come back refreshed and restored!

Something I am really good at is listening to people. The only problem with that is that I tend to be a 'fixer'...trying to not go there!

I wish I could say my knock-out gorgeous body is my best asset, but afraid not....maybe my hair!

I don't read the newspaper...too biased. I'm not from here, so don't care about the local news or their 'society' section.

Yes, I wish I could travel the world! But in today's global environment, if I did have the money, I'd probably just travel within the US.

There's a whole lotta junk food, thanks to my junk food addict of a husband.

Relax, breathe and be joyful!

JaneK said...

I totally get that "out of control angry" feeling. Was fine yesterday but feeling it today!
1. I'm finally feel great at what my profession is: pediatric PT; I also feel like a pretty good mom.
2. I have nice arms
3. I don't read the newspaper but when I did, it was the comics!
4. as of the last several years I am very limited by my financial state and my free time has been very limited too. Hope to make some positive changes to remedy that: at least the free time part!
4. more junk food than I used to now that I have a 4 year old....but really not all that much. It makes me feel icky...
bali@mindspring.com

A Scattering said...

1. Something I'm really good at: keeping in touch with my family, I call my brother and my cousin, who is more like a sister, often.

2. my favorite physical attribute is my red/ginger/rapidly being invaded by white hair.

3. favorite section of the newspaper: arts/enteraintment/books

4. Yes, I do feel limited by what I can indulge in financially - but it is what it is so I do what I CAN do.

5. None in my cupboards but I can't say the same for my desk at work. A girl's gotta have treats to get through the day!

Thanks for the fun questions, Kate!

Mental P Mama said...

I love you. The end.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

1. I'm NOT an extrovert, but I can talk to most anybody! I also make really good soup!

2. Middle age hasn't been too kind, but I would say my blue/green eyes. My friend years ago said they were turquoise like the Mediterranean Sea--of course she had never seen it!

3. Oh, I am definitely limited by financial resources with how I spend my free time, or I would be scurrying off to Hawaii, Martha's Vineyard and NYC whenever I felt like it! Spending time with the grandkids is pretty sweet, though!

4. Mostly healthy food is in my cupboards and refrigerator. It's the malted milk balls I ate today in the car after leaving Wal-Mart that gets me in trouble! Easter candy is a temptation too!

Hope your time with your sister was fun!
V

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Woops! I almost forgot--I like the local section of the newspaper because I want to know what's going on in my city!

Julie Gatherum-McGuire said...

1. I think I'm creative and my curiosity expands as I grow older. I want to do it all!

2. I have thick blond hair. I'm thrilled it's not thinning.

3. I'm a columnist in my local paper so I lime the Opinion section/local section the best! Thrilled if no one I know is on the obit section!

4. Yes...though we do have nice vacations. As I write this I'm staying at a Fairfield Marriott (lower end) on the last day of our vacation on our 16 hour drive home. Plane ride wasn't financially optional but we have laughed at the fact that the hotel ran out of shampoo and we look horrible!

5. I have three teenagers. Junk food is mandatory.

deb colarossi said...

oh.... I missed this.
I'm going to return and comment
( and I'm sorry about the credit cared stuff )

Talia said...

1. What is something you’re really good at doing?
* Relating. I've experienced a lot in my life and am good at understanding/relating to others.

2. What’s your best physical attribute?
* Most people comment on my eyes.

3. What is your favorite section of the newspaper?
* Sadly, I don't read the newspaper. If I did, it would be the fashion section.

4. Do you often feel limited by your financial state with how you spend your free time?
* Sometimes, but I am overall pretty happy with my finances.

5. How much junk food is in your cupboards?
* Some - pudding and chips. I am a pretty healthy eater.

Jennifer said...

1. What is something you’re really good at doing? typinhg haha look what I just did.
2. What’s your best physical attribute? Oh gosh I really wouldn't know.
3. What is your favorite section of the newspaper? the police blotter, I'm so nosy, but in a small town it is so entertaining.
4. Do you often feel limited by your financial state with how you spend your free time? nope I don't need much to keep me happy, a walk on the shore, a hike in the woods, a trip to visit family now and then.
5. How much junk food is in your cupboards? not too much, but I do have a habit of baking lots of sweets, but we do share with neighbors so we won't eat too much.

I was thinking that was a hairy when I first saw it, but I guess size is relative. I don't know the other differences, guess I should look 'em up. I didn't know the mockingbird either. So, okay, all I really knew was the chickadee. You're good. xo ~Lili