Category Archives: 30 Days of LIsts
Prompt: How I indulge myself.
A local co-op deals with a New Mexico farm for it’s goat cheese. I especially like the Figs ‘n’ Cream. I don’t buy it often because I’ll eat the whole 2.5 oz in one sitting if I’m not careful. It’s a goat cream cheese with fresh figs in it that I mix up so I have a taste of fig with each bite.
I guess I shouldn’t say I indulge myself with the massages since I’ve been having them for something like 5-7 years.
I’ve been buying Reba brand blouses for 3-4 years now. I really like her style.
That non-dairy coconut cream ice cream is delightful. Also filled with calories. Don’t buy it too often but when I do, I usually buy 2 pints.
Prompt: Books that make me cry
I don’t usually read books that make me cry. Black Beauty was the first one to make me cry. I felt so bad that Beauty had to suffer with many different owners. There were spots in The Incredible Journey where one of the three almost died (and I loved that Siamese.) I seem to remember feeling sad in Wuthering Heights. I think he was the first man that I just knew I could change and make happy. (Mr. Spock came later – I was sure I get through to his humanity. Me and 100,000 other women, I’m sure.)
By the way, today, September 21 is my daughter’s birthday. Because I’m a kind and loving mother I’ll only say she’s somewhere between 20 and 100 years old.
Prompt – How I stand out in a crowd
- I’m not the quiet one.
- I’m usually not afraid to state my opinions. (unless it’s to my father or maybe someone important like a Rabbi, Priest, or Preacher.)
- I use reasoned logic and precise English in my arguments (I don’t want to be misunderstood.) The more obtuse or nasty my opponent is, the more proper my English becomes.
- I don’t suffer fools (period!)
- I will admit when I am wrong.
Not listed, I give credit where credit is due and I don’t appreciate others take credit for something they didn’t do (whether I’m the one who deserves the credit or someone else is.)
Prompt – My Travel Essentials
None of mine are very odd. I will do laundry on a ship if I have to; but I’d rather not. And since the ship uses industrial washes and dryers, I’m leery of letting them wash my bras (I may wash mine in the washer (in warm water) at home – but I hang them up to dry. They last longer that way.) On one trip we went on, we (my DH and I) got out the full trip’s worth of matching t-shirts (a favorite souvenir) a few days before we needed to pack. When we got to the hotel after the flight to our departure port, we discovered that DH hadn’t packed his. So we had to buy two matching t-shirts for each of us (for our first day at sea and first day in port) in Ft. Lauderdale and two matching on every island that we stopped at. Another time, I forgot to pack his underwear. Ooops! Good thing it wasn’t a cruise and there was a WalMart handy. The rest is just what we’d need normally.
Prompt if my pet(s) ruled the world
- “That OTHER cat wouldn’t be around!” says the Black cat. (He’s 17 and really doesn’t like the other cat. Don’t know exactly what it is about her but he really, REALLY doesn’t like her.
- “That OTHER cat wouldn’t be around!” says the Black and White cat. (She’s 16 and has the softest fur I’ve felt. She doesn’t like him because he always chases her and she can’t run that much faster than him – so her rear-end is sore from the constant swipes he gets on her.)
- “Everyone would give me treats and let me jump on them.” says Peaches (dog.) Peaches is a mixed breed that came out of a golden retriever – her daddy was a traveling man and didn’t stick around long enough to see his pups. She’s short-haired (but sheds A LOT) reddish-gold in color and looks a little like a coyote or maybe there’s some Basinji in the mix but she can really run. She also likes to sing along with me. We have a howling good time then. (I don’t let her jump on me.”)
- “I’d get to chase my blue ball everyday and never have to get clipped,” says Daisy (poodle.) Daisy is a pure-bred standard poodle. She’s solid black and is at the smaller range for a standard. She needs clipping about every 6 weeks or so in the summer and might be able to go 2 months in the winter. We got her when she was almost 7 and she’s 10 now. She does enjoying running after her blue ball and bringing it back to you – unless she’s getting tired then she’ll get the ball but not bring it back. She knows if she does, someone will throw it for her and that’s her way of stopping the game. Poodles are quite smart.
Prompt: I would like to improve.
My eating and activity/exercise habits and my completion statistics. I’m go0d at starting a project but lack the carry-through to completion. I either get bored with the project or frustrated that is doesn’t look the way I want it to or “Life Happens” and I start doing something else.
Prompt: On my ‘to watch’ list
Note – I got behind on the lists so somethings happened after the 15th, that made it to this list. The first two I’ve seen in the theater – now if they’d only come out with the DVD. When we saw ‘San Andreas’ right when the tsunami was about to hit the tower for the third and final time, the theater lost power (for 10-15 minutes.) When the power came back on, the resumed the story about 10 minutes further along so we didn’t get the full impact of the tsunami <wan grin.> Scorpion and NCIS are starting up this week and Castle season 8 is also starting this week. We watched the last one of season 7 (on DVD) on Sunday (Sept20.) The day before I did this layout, I got sucked into watching some U-tube videos and ended up watching a lot of flash mob action. Since we’re going to be in the LA area around Christmas I’ve told my kids that I’d like to see, be in the midst of, a flash mob (musical, please; I count Bagpipes & Drums as music, too.) When I talked to my daughter she said she remembers that the Trans-Siberian Orchestra puts on a concert/play for the Christmas season.