Archive for the ‘Memes’ Category


My blogger buddy, Stacy, of Never Wanted Nothin’ More, awarded me this “Nice Matters” award. Thank you, Stacy. I’m deeply appreciative, although I feel very undeserving.

                The words that go with this award are as follows:

“This award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends, and those that inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world. Once you have been awarded, please pass it on to seven others whom you feel are deserving of this award.”

Now, since everyone I blog with deserves this award – this is hard to have to choose only seven. And if you are not on this short list – know that I AM aware of your ‘nice’ anyway. Here goes – seven people – in no particular order:

Alison at Inspired Work of Self Indulgence

Marcy at My Quilts ‘n Stuff

Chana at Go Forth And

Pauline at Glimpses Intangible

Holly at Creekhiker

Velvet Sacks at  Velvet Sacks

Inland Empire Girl at Gathering Around the Table

                                                                 Pass it on!


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Alison (with one el) is passing along a meme, so I’ll play. But then that’s more than enough about ME and mine – and I’ll get back to the garden!

Eight Things You Don’t Know About Me

1. I couldn’t carry a tune if I had a bucket to put it in. Yet, I love to sing. And I’m not shy about it. I will sing anywhere, in front of anyone. Much to the dismay of my family members.

2. I am anal about colors matching. Whether it’s my clothes, or things in my home. T caught me yesterday, transferring facial tissue from a new box to an old one, because the new box did not match the colors in our bathroom. (The exception to this is my garden – where I love a riot of colors).

3. I do not care to watch sports. Any. At all. Not even ones being played by children. Boring. In situations where I must attend a sports event, I take a book. I read at car races, horse races, ball games, hockey games, you name it.

4. I have a sweet tooth. My diet consists of 67% sugar. I used to eat LOTS of chocolate, but since the onset of gallbladder problems several years ago, (which having my gall bladder removed did NOT cure) I’ve had to cut out all fat. Now I eat most ANY candy I can find that doesn’t have fat or nuts in it.

5. I do not find slapstick funny. I find it all even more boring than sports.

6. I cannot go to bed at night without reading for awhile first. No matter how late it is or how tired I am. If I don’t take time to read, I feel like there was no “me” time in my day.

7. I am nearsighted in one eye, and farsighted in the other. I have to wear one contact lens if I want to be able to see any distance. I don’t wear it because if I do, I have to then put on glasses to be able to read anything or see close things clearly. And that all drives me crazy. I never can find a pair of glasses, and usually don’t have any in a store when I’m trying to read a label – and I’m sure NOT going to wear glasses around my neck! – so I just do without glasses and contacts and function in a little dimmer world.

8. I’m still afraid of the dark. Well, actually, what I am afraid of is what might come out of the dark.

I’m not much on tagging people (still smacks of picking teams in grade school) so just feel free to play if you have the time or inclination.

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I’ve been tagged by Snigsspot for this meme with a lot of ‘fives’ in it. The instructions are:

Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot:

1. Fat Chick Crafts

2. Put a Sock in It

3. Suzy Sells Sea Shells

4. Snigs Spot

5. Jackies Garden

Next, select five people to tag: (I’ll just put this here & you do this if you choose – no tags).






What were you doing 10 years ago? Ten years ago I was single and living in the valley with my cats and my koi. I did inside sales for a two person office (brokerage firm for computer hardware components) and I loved it. My boss did outside sales, so I was alone most of the time, but on the phone 95% of the time. My best friend was single then, too, and we spent a lot of time going places together, and just hanging out. My life was pretty much the same as it is now – family and friends – and my garden, and now I have T.

What were you doing 1 year ago? Pretty much the same thing I’m doing this year, at this time. And enjoying the hell out of it.

Five snacks you enjoy:

1. marshmallow peanuts

2. pixie sticks

3. candy corn

4. kettle corn

5. green peas right off the vine

Five songs that you know all the lyrics to:

1. Teen Angel

2. Tell Laura I Love Her

3. Puff the Magic Dragon

4. Big Brother

5. Patches

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:

1. Buy houses for my kids (small down payments)

2. Pay off all my kids/relatives debts

3. Buy and restore old mustang

4. Set up program to help with poverty in our town

5. Set up program to help the homeless

Five bad habits

1. Smoking – again

2. Chewing my cuticles

3. Potty mouth

4. Correcting people’s english

5. Talking/laughing too loud

Five things you like doing:

1. Gardening

2. Reading

3. Talking on the phone

4. Blogging

5. Traveling

Five things you would never wear again:

1. Hot pants (tells you how old I am!)

2. Go go boots

3. Two piece bathing suit

4. Ratted hair

5. Mini skirts

Five favourite toys:

1. Laptop computer

2. Gardening tools

3. Clip on light (for reading after lights-out)

4. Craft box

5. Crochet needles


The bees are awful up here now. It’s hot and their food is getting scarce. They ate almost ALL my cherries from my new tree – and a whole lot of my raspberries. I didn’t even know they did that.  And now they’ve started eating on me! 


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How do YOU rate?

Online Dating

Rain posted her blog rating – and, of course, I had to go see what mine was. I got a PG rating. Seems as how I got dinged for using the word “hell” three times, the word “kill” two times, and the word “shoot” once.

I think they are being pretty hard on me, don’t you? After all, I might have been talking about the differences in heaven and hell (I wasn’t), and I might have been talking about killing weeds (I was), and I might have been talking about picture taking (I wasn’t). They made no mention of the fact that sometimes I post about the birds and the bees. LOL

Seriously, I was just amazed that it could edit my blog in one nano second. I am so not high tech – and this is almost all like magic, to me.

I’ll leave you with this warning:

                                     DO NOT LET YOUR CHILDREN READ THIS BLOG!

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 Here are three varieties of spring blooms from the garden. 


And below is the meme that Alison, (with one el) of Inspiredworkofselfindulgence tagged me with.

If you would like to play, you have to answer all

questions with three word answers. 

01. Where is your cell phone? In its case.
02. Boyfriend/girlfriend? Some of each.
03. Hair? Shades of blond. 
04. Your mother? I miss her.                                                                                                          
05. Your father? Same as above.
06. Your favorite item(s)?
Serenity Prayer Medallion.
07. Your dream last night?
Silly, as usual.
08. Your favorite drink? Coffee with creamer.
09. Your dream guy/girl? Have no dream.
10. The room you are in?
Our living room.
11. Your fear? Doctors/Hospitals/Dentists.
12. What do you want to be in 10 years? Alive/Grateful/Energetic.
13. Who did you hang out with last night? My hubby, T.
14. What are you not? Tall, Narrow minded.
15. Are you in love? With life/people.
16. One of your wish list items? Ability to sing!
17. What time is it? Evening, seven thirty.
18. The last thing you did? Read this question.
19. What are you wearing? Blue jeans/t-shirt.
20. Your favorite book? Prince of Tides.
21. The last thing you ate? Orange Circus Peanuts.
22. Your life? A great trip.
23. Your mood? Almost always ‘up’.
24. Your friends? Are all wonderful.
25. What are you thinking about right now? Answering in threes.
26. Your car? A Honda Element.
27. What are you doing at this moment? See twenty five.
28. Your summer? Hopefully, very hot.
29. Your relationship status? Married to T.
30. What is on your TV screen? Just some dust.
31. When is the last time you laughed? Few minutes ago.
32. Last time you cried? April the 11th.                                                                                       33. School?
Oh, I wish!

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