Day 153-31 Day Blog Challenge-(Day 31)

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Ahhh, the last day of the challenge. I’m going to miss it, it’s been fun! Not only answering the questions but having material to write about with out having to think of subject matter. Working on next years calender so I will be more prepared…so wish me luck!

Weird quirk of mine…a peculiar trait, in other words. Hmmmmm, literally cannot think of anything. I may have to defer to the one blogger that knows me personally, and get back to you.

My Dad would say I talk too fast. That’s all I got, seriously.

Ok, I’m back after conferring with my hubby and he said, “Well, you are kinda anal about some things.” Now, I don’t know if being anal qualifies as quirky, but what he’s talking about is how once I set a place for something, unless I’m the one that moves it, I expect it to stay in said place! There’s also my dish issue-the one where I lose my mind if someone puts dirty dishes on the clean side! But that sounds a little more like a small case of OCD than quirky, does it not?

Anyway, me and my quirks, such as they are, will see all of you, bright and maybe not so early next year!! Love you all and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Be safe and have a wonderful time tonight everyone!

Day 152-31 Day Blog Challenge-(Day 30)

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Favorite comfort food? Um, you all remember I’m Paleo, right? Well, if we’re talking about since I became that way, I guess it would have to be sweet potatoes, baked on the grill and dripping with  grass-fed butter. I could eat them every day, I love em so much!

But if you’re talking about all time, before I started living the life of a cavewoman, my favorite comfort food was my mother’s roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans. Of course, her fried chicken came in a close second…I have never been able to duplicate her method, my breading always fell off and burned in the pan, but hers came out golden brown and delicious and usually got paired with some mashed potatoes and gravy or some yummy mac and cheese.

Ok, hang on, I just thought of something I really miss. Does that mean it was my all time comfort food, maybe. Anyway, it’s bread. Yep, I gotta be honest here…dinner rolls, sandwiches, hamburgers, garlic bread- how do you eat spaghetti without it? Well, you learn but that doesn’t mean I don’t miss it. I used to love a plain old bologna sandwich with mayo, soft and delicious with some potato chips on the side. Mmmm. Or how about those sourdough buns Jack uses on that famous burger of his. Ok, I have to stop talking about this, it’s making me hungry! I long for the days I could go eat a warm waffle, dripping with syrup and butter at that place with the best coffee in the world, Waffle House.

I don’t get any of that anymore, and honestly, the breads I make with my nut flours just don’t measure up- so, I just avoid those kind of carbs in my life and try to make do and act like bread doesn’t exist. Give me a steak, salad and a sweet potato and I’m a happy girl.

So that was the long version…what are your favorite comfort foods? I will have to live vicariously through you guys, lol. For me, I’m off to eat breakfast, probably an egg or two,  plan my editorial calendar for next year and get my house ready for our New Year’s party. Have a good day everyone, I’ll be waiting to hear from you!

Day 151-31 Day Blog Challenge-(Day 29)

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What are the top things on my bucket list?

Well, believe it or not, I want to skydive (tandem of course) but I’m still afraid at my age I might have a heart attack! And then there’s my neck problems. So….don’t know if I’ll ever get to that one.

Travel the United States or at least go to a few I’ve always dreamed of visiting. Since I’m a huge Stephen King fan, Maine is one of those states. I’ve also heard that Arkansas and Tennessee are beautiful. I’ve never seen the Blue Ridge Mountains or the Grand Canyon.

I want to go somewhere tropical like Belize, or Hawaii.  Of course, any of the islands would do…St Thomas, St John or St Croix would be my choice since that’s all of really heard others talk about other than Mexico.

I missed my shot at seeing Slipknot in concert, so there’s that.

I want to retire with my husband and move to Port Aransas or the Florida Keys or North Carolina…someplace with a beach we’d be happy!

That is all I can come up with, I know, limited imagination, inability to dream big, sorry-its all I got!

Whats on your bucket lists? Can’t wait to hear it! See y’all mañana from a very warm patio! 😎

Day 150-31 day Blog Challenge-(Day 28)

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Last time I cried. Hmmm, well yesterday was a close one, but really all I did was tear up when I asked my Dad how mad was he with me. You’ll be happy to know that he was not, even though he allowed me to buy him lunch as my way of apologizing, and that I kept it together and didn’t bawl like a big baby.

So when was the last time I cried…oh yeah! I remember, it was a few weeks ago, as the doctor sat there and blatantly told us my husband has Stage 1 prostate cancer. Even that day…I mostly kept it together, the whole time he was explaining everything. Then, he got to the part about treatment options, and even though I knew how totally treatable and curable this is, I just sort of lost it. The emotions welled up as I remembered all the years I worked at the cancer treatment center in Arlington.  Just the mere thought that I could lose my husband (it was a fleeting thought), scared the crap out of me. I know that isn’t going to happen, but hey, I’m human. Cancer is a scary word, even if you know you caught it early, even if you know he will totally be cured, it matters not. You are about to fight the BEAST, and the thought is devastating.

So yeah, I cried. Just for a minute or two, then I sucked it up, stuck out my chest, and pushed it way down inside of me as I prepare myself-and him- for battle.

When was the last time for you? I hope it was something little, like how you cried while watching It’s A Wonderful Life or something.  See y’all later, I gotta get the pups to the groomers.

 

Day 149-31 Day Blog Challenge-(Day 27)

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What makes me feel better, always?

Well, that depends on what the problem is, naturally, however most of the time the answer for me is…listen to music, of course! Music is a balm for my soul, has been my friend and constant companion for most of my life.

Right at this moment, I don’t feel well at all. I’m being eaten alive by guilt over not spending enough time with my Dad and brother on Christmas. I selfishly went home with my husband after our family gift exchange without thought or consideration of what they were going to do for dinner. How did that make them feel? I don’t know, because I didn’t ask. It has bothered me for two days, so the way to make myself feel better is to go apologize to my Dad today. Telling him I’m sorry and offering to make up for it in some way will help me get over it…if only a little bit.

In the meantime, I’m writing and I have music softly playing in another room.