Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hodge Podge Wednesday

1. What gives you goosebumps?

I am assuming we are talking scary goosebumps and not just cold. Cause a cold wind can give me goosebumps. But Ok in the spirit of Halloween, I do not like the dark. You know those first few minutes in the dark when you can see nothing but you just know you heard something. You can't see it but you know it is there...that gives me goosebumps!

2. Halloween-are you a lover or a hater? Okay, that sounds harsh...Halloween-yay or nay

I am honestly not into Halloween. Not for any specific reason at all. But I honestly do not really like the lights, and elaborate decorations. It seems to me each year it gets more and more elaborate and we celebrate evil creatures like vampires, witches and such as we take Christ out of Christmas. just my opinion...

3. Can you respect someone you do not trust, and can you trust someone you do not respect?

Wow the questions are really making me think this week. This question reminds me of a specific person whom I will not name. But I respect her as a person but do not trust her at all. Trust is hard thing I think I have to respect someone to trust them but i can respect someone I do not trust.

4. Apples or oranges? Yes, you have to choose.

Apples for me! I love them love to eat them, smell of them and the very many kinds of them. There can be an apple for whatever mood you are in granny smith to red delicious.

5. What is something you wish was in your town? (shop, restaurant, attraction, etc)

A movie theater. My husband and I go to movies all the time its our date night, or just something to do on a boring day. The closest theater is 40 minutes a way.

6. What non-food item is in your refrigerator or freezer?

I had to go look and I do not have any non-food items in my freezer at this time. I do have medication in my refrigerator.

7. Are you at all superstitious?

I'd like to say no considering the answer to the Halloween yay or nay question but I struggle with this one. My grandmother was an old school Italian woman. She kind of embedded these things in my head. I never put new shoes on the table, when I a bird flies and hits my car or into my house or quite frankly any where around me I know someone is going to die (I know that sounds crazy but it actually happened to me several times.) there are a few other weird things that have been inserted into my conscience over the years. I say I do not believe in superstition but I still do the crazy things like throw salt over my left shoulder if it falls on the floor.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I became an Aunt again last week. My brother and his girl friend had a baby girl. Her name is Nicole Rose, she was 6lbs 7oz. I watched older brother over the weekend. We stayed in a hotel and had a baycation according to Tyler.

Picture of Nicole Rose aka Peanut and me with big brother tyler

Thursday, October 13, 2011

What's on my mind at the moment

1. I am obsessed with the real housewives of NJ. I do not know why maybe its because the Manzo family reminded me of my family a little big and Italian. I don't know but crazy as it sounds I have grown to like the woman on the show too. Why do I mention this because it is on my mind last nights show kinda shocked me a little. I did not expect it to end that way. I am waiting for the reunion show next week.

2.I hate to keep talking about this but it is important to me. I went looking at houses today. It kinda depressed me. I'll leave that at that right now.

3.I am loving the fall trees and colors here. I have missed this so much I am really glad we moved here. I love driving around and am in awe of the beauty that God has given us and can't fathom how someone can look at it and not believe in God. I i want to carry my camera with me all the time.

4. Some days I miss my grandmother more than other days. One of the reasons to move here was to spend more time with her and she died the day before I came up. It broke my heart and some days like today I just want to cry because everything reminds me of her and I miss her so much. I wish I could just hug her one more time.

5. The infamous picture has been delivered to the daughter of my grandmother. I can not call her my aunt anymore because I feel she spitefully kept us from saying goodbye to my grandmother. She knew she was dying days before and did not even bother to call her own sister to let her know her mother was dying. When my grandmother died she did not call her sister. her husband called me only. So I had to figure out a way to tell my mom her mother died. Praise the Lord my brother lives by my mom so he could tell her in person or I would have had to tell her on the phone. They did not even call my cousin, daughter of no longer my aunt. I called her too. I know I need to forgive her because I am a Christian woman but right now I am really having a hard time with that. I confess my anger at her to the Lord and know forgiveness will come in time but right now it is still so raw!
Anyhow as I started of in #5 the infamous picture has been delivered. I feel like a hundred pound lead weight has been removed from my shoulders.

I am tired and it is late so I am going to end now. Good night world.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hodge Podge Wednesday 10/12/11

1. Have you ever been 'asked' to report for jury duty? Were you chosen to serve? If not, were you happy or disappointed?

I've been asked to jury duty several times. Only actually served one time. It was an assult case. it almost felt like a Jerry Springer show when the witnesses were called. It was totally obvious that there had been an assult. When we got into the jury room everyone started talking about this witness or that. We voted and all voted guilty. Case was over in two hours. Since then I have been asked several times and never called. I don't know if I am disappointed or not. Hmm Actually I'd rather not be called.

2. On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being very), how mechanically inclined are you? Give an example to back up your answer.

On a scale of 1-10 if your talking mechanically like cars, plumbing and that kind of stuff I am a 0! Recently, I got a flat tire on the way home from work in the morning. My husband was working so I had to call road side assistance because I did not even know how to use the jack!
I sat there for all most an hour waiting for help, as construction workers walked by looked at me then my tire and kept going Until a kind gentleman came to my rescue. (That is when I realized I was not in the south anymore!)

3. Beets-cabbage-cauliflower-butternut squash....of the four, which is your favorite fall vegetable?

Cabbage and cauliflower I would have to say! I also love pumpkin and zuccini

4. What do you recommend to overcome self-pity?

Praise and worship music. I can not feel sorry for myself while I am singing praises to God.

5. Do you enjoy classical music?

I do like it but I do not listen to it that often and I do not know why. It is very relaxing.

6. October is National Book Month...what's on your reading list this month?

I just finished reading Michal I am not sure who wrote it. its about David's wife Michal. Now I have a few choices Nora Roberts, love her stuff, just bought one of her book. Then I have a few more at home one is called the Eden project about a scientist and a explorer who are looking for a certain tribe of people who have a gene for a cure of a rare disease. I don't know what to read yet.

7. What is your idea of 'cute'?

My idea of cute is my grand sons. I would post pictures but I am at work right now. Working hard ;)

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Well the future does not look as grim as last week. My husbands company told us we can stay through November then they will reassess. I am hoping they will get tires of this and just buy our house in SC then they can sell it for a profit when the market comes back around. Still looking around here for houses.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wednesday Hodge Podge

1. What's your favorite meal to serve on a chilly autumn evening?

I like chilli with cheese and sour cream on top a baked potato. Only problem is my husband is addicted to chili so we have it quite often.

2. Are you a creature of habit? Explain

I'd say I am a creature of habit I like a clam easy living. I get chai tea from Starbucks every time I go. I do switch it up by getting cold or hot. I loved the apple chai tea until I got one from one place and I do not know what they did but it had chuncks in it!!! EWWWW! Back to my regular from now on.

3. What food product (no longer readily available) do you remember and miss from days gone by?
Clark bar. It was one of my favorite candy bars but since I am diabetic I can no longer eat them and they are no where to be found.

4. What's something you've lost that you've never been able to find? Any theories as to what happened?

WHen I was dating my husband he bought me a beautiful star sapphire necklace. I took it off for some reason at his mother's house and layed it on the table. When we returned it was gone! I was so upset. My husband swore he would never buy me another necklace..( he has) I think one of the kids that came in the house stole it. He has two younger brothers and a younger sister and some of their friends were kinda shady characters if ya know what I mean.

5. Zoo~circus~ carnival...your favorite?

I am a carnival person. ANimals in the zoo are usually all in the cage laying down when I go. Have not been to a circus since I took my younger brother and he fell asleep on my lap. That was about 20-25 years ago. Carnival because there are always some kind of atrs crafty things to look at and buy and the food well who could pass up a deep fried twinkee! (just kidding but they do have some good food most times)

6. What song makes you feel instantly happy?

American Pie. It is a song from my youth when things were simple and unstressed. All we worried about was when to get home for supper.

7. To what extent are you an argumentative person?

I am not an argumentative person. I have always been a peace maker. I was the one who tried to get my mom and dad back together before they divorced. I am the one who tried to make sure everyone was ok and got along. (I did get fiesty as a teen ager)
I can stand up for myself but try not to cause conflict.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
We found out today my husbands company will only pay for our housing till the end of the month. We still have not sold the house in SC and are paying a mortgage on that. Now we have to find a place to live here. I have so much to do and I am trying not to stress and let God be in control. But I don't always do that. yesterday I got a phone call from a family member that has been harrassing me for me a while. (he is the husband of my mother's sister and they want something my grandmother gave me. I am going to give it to them just because I really do not need or want it. I have beautiful memories of my grandmother and her sewing machine as I said last week.) He was mean, as usual, and demeaning, as usual and I lost it everything just came to the surface when my poor daughter let me know I was too late buying something from my grandson for school and now he would have to give back his prize. (we fixed that and he does not) I just started to cry and cry and cry. After I calmed down I took a ride listened to Christain music and looked at God's beauty in the colorful trees. I rode for about an hour and a half.
I am ok today but scared. I will trust in God and may need to make a leap of faith soon and buy a house and pay 2 mortgages. iots in God's hands.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Rounding up the weekend

This has been a good weekend. Yesterday I picked up a four hour shift at the hospital as my FIRST DAY off of orientation. It was great to be taking care of patients without someone looking over my shoulder every minute. I only picked up 4 hours but it was great! Then when I got home relaxed a little and hubby and I tried a new Italian restaurant, we were not too impressed, but it was a nice time together.
Today we went to a new church called Life Pointe in the area. It was great!!! The music was up beat and contemporary with a traditional mix. The sermon was wonderful, the analogies the Pastor used were great. We loved it and will definitely go back.
After church lunch at Bob Evan's was good too.

I came home to change to head off to my massage, an hour and a half it is heavenly!
Then I went off to look at a home. It has 35 acres, my hubby wants hunting land, me I don't care where we live as long as I don't have to drive to far to shop! ;)
The house was OK; a log cabin type home almost a A frame but not has two bed rooms and one bath. Its only my hubby and I so that is great! I don't know though still have the house in SC. Maybe something will happen soon and we can move on with this. That is our prayer.

Now tonight relaxing here at home. Gonna have pizza delivered for dinner... Hang out on the web for a while. Then go to be to start me week of classes. I have to learn EKG and heart rhythms and the new computer system at work that will start Oct 15.

Talk to ya later...Hope you had a good weekend too! :)