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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Five Question Friday

Just for fun I am joining in on this with my friend Alicia.

1. Can you drive a stick shift?

2. What are two foods you just can't eat?

3. Do you buy Girl Scout Cookies? What is your favorite kind?

4. How do you pamper yourself?

5. What is your nickname and how did you get it?


1. No.  A friend in college tried to teach me with some limited success, but 20 years later nothing has stuck.  She was from Columbia and she said I drove like a real Ace, which she pronounced as from the Spanish something like Ass.  
Too true.

2. Can't? Nothing that I can think of.  I haven't tried insects or brains, though.  One of those may be a future #1 . There are certainly things I don't seek out, though.

3. Yes! Thin Mints are my favorite, although the troops are evenly divided between those and Samoas (or Caramel de-lites or what ever they are calling them).

4. Not much, really.  I will treat myself to coffee while I am out doing errands and  I do like a nice hot bath occasionally.  I especially like them if we are on vacation and I have access to a Jacuzzi tub.  That is a luxury that I enjoy thoroughly knowing that I have both unlimited hot water and someone else to clean it!

5. Aside from Betty already being a nickname, only the further shortening to Bet, which is only used by my husband, brother and a few friends who go back a-ways.  My husband does have a few pet names for me which he has called me since we were dating, but I don't think I will say what those are!

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A February Daybook

Outside my window... Cold; Eighth-Circle-of-Hell cold. With six inches of fresh snow. 
I am Williamsburg with the family and possibly friends in March. One of our favorite places.
I am thinking... still about Arkansas... and everything I need to do before our move there
I am thankful for...  having my journal mailed back to me by the airline attendant who found it.  Thank you Darlene!! You are a credit to USAir!
Pondering these words...An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.- Chesterton
From the kitchen...  beef stew, and a belated cherry pie for George Washington's B-Day
I am wearing... Inspired by GW, I cannot tell a lie: my nightgown.
I am remembering...  in my prayers our godchild, Grace, who is preparing for her Confirmation.
From the learning rooms... Report due on Anne Hutchinson and Roger Williams and our home version of driver's ed
I am reading... Life Lessons from the Monastery by Abbot Jerome Kodell
A few plans for the rest of the week... Pinewood Derby!
I am hoping...  for early spring and fast melting on the ball fields, 
One of my favorite things...The tea cozy I made on our trip to Arkansas
And a picture thought... the tea cozy! Kind of gives you a warm feeling, no?

Thanks to Peggy at The Simple Woman's Daybook for expanding my world with this simple and wonderful exercise in appreciating all the good little things in my life.