Jul 162017

Sunday Stealing

First Job: Baby sitting and then working at a dairy queen type place

First Real Job: Banquet plant

First Favorite Politician: Kennedy

First Car: Chevy Malibu

First Record/CD: Probably CCR

First Sport Played: Baseball

First Concert: The Jackson 5 or The Osmonds when I was in elementary school

First Foreign Country Visited: none 🙁

First Favorite TV Show: Other than all the 60’s cartoons, Lucy’s Toyshop (loved Mr. Tree) and Flippo The Clown

First Favorite Actor: Chuck Connors on The Rifleman

First Favorite Actress: Frances Bavier on The Andy Griffith Show

First Girlfriend/Boyfriend: a boy named Scott

First Encounter with a Famous Person: Chuck Yeager is my dad’s cousin

First Brush With Death: born @ 2 pounds

First House/Condo Owned: A 3 bedroom house on an acre of land

First Film Seen: The first one I remember was Cinderella

First Favorite Recording Artist: CCR

First Favorite Radio Station: WCOL – Columbus, Ohio. It didn’t used to be, but now it’s a country station

First Book I Remember Reading: Are You My Mother by P.D. Eastman

First Meme You Answered on Your Blog: I don’t remember the name, the host doesn’t do it anymore

Jul 142017

Hosted @ Coffee Addicted Writer

What is your go-to drink and/or snack while reading?
I rarely drink anything but water, and don’t snack while reading. Wow, I sound boring.


Friday 5

Why are waffles better than pancakes?
Because the syrup puddles in the little dents and they are crispier

What’s something you remember about being 11?
Getting dropped off at the mall on Saturday mornings with my two bff’s Melody & Sheila. We’d spend the day shopping, going to a movie, eating big soft pretzles, and then get picked back up when th mall was closing

What experience do you have with role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons?

How do you feel about carnival rides that make you go upside-down?
Love love love them, I especially love roller coasters

You’ve seen Matthew Modine in more films than you realize (which he famously admitted during his opening monologue when he hosted Saturday Night Live in 1988) (filmography here). Which have you seen, and which was the best?
The only movies I can remember him being in are Full Metal Jacket, Notting Hill & Flowers For Algernon, and my favorite was Flowers For Algernon

Jul 092017

Sunday Stealing

1. Where were you three hours ago?
Three hours ago it was 6:00. I was in bed, just waking up.

2. Make a confession
I can’t whistle

3. Bad habits?
Eating too much chocolate

4. Favorite color?

5. Can you drive?

6. 3 pet peeves
Bad drivers, rude people, ringing phones in a movie theater

7. Last person you hugged
My grandson Jordan

8. Something you miss
Living at the water

9. What song is stuck in your head at the moment?
The theme from Bringing Up Bates

10. Favorite quote
I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me
Philippians 4:13

11. Favorite band
Third Day

12. Something you’re excited for
Going to the beach

13. Favorite movie
The Choice

14. What type of phone do you have?

15. Favorite animal

Jul 022017

The Simple Woman’s Daybook

Looking out my window… the sun is shining but it looks like it might rain

I am thinking… that we might go out to eat today

I am thankful… that my kitty Jaspurr is feeling much better after being spayed and has started eating more

One of my favorite things… yogurt, I love it!

I am wearing… black capris & a black top with stars on it

I am reading… The Old New Me by Meredith Maran

I am listening to… I finished Beartown by Fredrik Backman yesterday and am starting And We’re Off by Dana Schwartz today

I am hoping… it stops raining for a few days so I can go to the beach

I am learning… that I have more patience now than I did when I was younger

In my kitchen… not sure today, we may eat out

Board room… how to make a headboard out of storage crates

Post Script… BeJane

Shared Quote… “It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not”
– Unknown

A moment from my day…


Closing Notes…  I still haven’t re-watched Dirty Dancing, but I’m glad I still have it dvr’d because it’s the move for July @ Food ‘n Flix

Jul 022017

Sunday Stealing

1. My uncle once: took me to pick berries when I was about 3 and I told everyone he took me to “catch” berries

2. Never in my life: have I seen so many bad drivers

3. When I was seventeen: I had a 68′ Chevy Malibu, wish I hadn’t sold it

4. High School was: great and I wish I could go back and do it again

5. I will never forget: my childhood, it was great

6. I once met: a kitty (Jaspurr) who made me be a cat person

7. There’s this girl I know who: ‘s step-sister married her father, so her father is also her brother in law, and sister is also her mother in law

8. Once, at a bar: who said I’ve ever been in a bar

9. By noon, I’m usually: already home from work

10. Last night: I finally had a good sleep

11. If only I had: more money I would go on a trip around the world

12. Next time I go to gym/church: I’d like to go for a swim

13. Susan Boyle: is a huge Donny Osmond fan and still has his posters from when she was a child

14. What worries me most: is the state of our country

15. When I turn my head left, I see: the dining room sliding glass door

16. When I turn my head right, I see: my doggy Kaiyo

17. You know I’m lying when: I try never to tell a lie

18. What I miss most about the eighties: my kids being little

19. If I was a character in Shakespeare, I’d be: Viola in Twelfth Night

20. By this time next year: I want to have gone on a vacation

21. A better name for me would be: womanwholovesaudiobooks

22. I have a hard time understanding: how anyone could harm an animal or child

23. If I ever go back to school, I’ll: go into Forensic Science

24. You know I like you if: I spend more than 2 minutes with you

25. If I ever won an award, the first person I’d thank would be: the people who voted for me to get the award

26. When I compare 80’s rock to 90’s rock: I like the 80’s the most

27. Take my advice, never: complain, it could be worse

28. My ideal breakfast is: eating at Golden Corral, which rarely happens

29. A song I love, but do not own is: Rolling In The Deep by Adele

30. If you visit my hometown, I suggest: going to MOSI

31. My favorite Beatle is: never was a Beatle fan

32. Why won’t people: learn to drive

33. If you spend the night at my house: you better plan on being up late

34. I’d stop my wedding for: nothing

35. The world could do without: negativity

36. I’d rather lick the belly of a cockroach than: ewwww

37. My favorite blonde is: blonde brownies

38: Paper clips are more useful than: staples because they are easy to take off

39. If I do anything well, it’s: love my peeps

40. And by the way: Thanks to Bev for stepping in and keeping SS alive.

Jun 282017

The Buffer Zone Diet: It's Not Just What You Eat, It's When You Eat. Harness Your Hidden Fuel for a Slimmer and Healthier You!

The Buffer Zone Diet by Fred Cuellar

When you’re drowning, the last thing you do before you go unconscious is take a breath. The carbon dioxide rises so much in your blood it overpowers the last few molecules of oxygen in your body. You reach your breaking point, then you inhale. I inhaled food my whole life and I reached my breaking point in my battle with weight loss.

Right at the moment I was ready to give up, I had some last thoughts:

What if there were things I believed that weren’t true? What if calories in and calories out had exceptions? What if we don’t all metabolize food the same? Why can’t we successfully lose weight and keep it off? I had to find out – my life depended on it. In my quest to break my weight loss code, the Buffer Zone is the space where I found my truth.

Important Sections include:
Top Ten Lies we’ve been told about our diet

Tips for distinguishing between emotional hunger and physical hunger

How to create nutrient-dense meals to keep physical hunger at bay

Science between weight loss and weight gain

Five distinct blueprints for designing the new and healthiest you

Strategies for breaking through weight loss plateaus

The Four Laws of Weight Management

And most importantly, the formula that regulates weight for the human body!


I enjoyed this book and think the author knows his stuff. This is an overview of what the author learned doing his own search to be healthier. I agree with a lot of what he say. There is no one plan for all of us to follow, instead he gives information on food, nutrition, and exercise.

What Cuellar means by “Buffer Zone” is the “space between the meals”. He says it takes ten hours of no eating before your body primarily switches to body fat to run your body.

Some of his wording was a bit hard to follow, and I had to go back over it a few times to “get it”. Taking notes would have helped I think.

I don’t know if I’ll follow this way of eating, but I’m still glad I read the book.

Thanks to Rebecca at The Cadence Group for this review copy

Jun 252017

Sunday Stealing

I used to do this meme years ago, then just recently started joining in again. Yesterday I learned that Bud doesn’t plan on doing the meme after next Sunday. I love Sunday Stealing so I’m really hoping someone takes it over for him. I would, but I’ve got too much going on right now. I’d really hate to see it end. 

1. What is your current obsession?
Audiobooks. I’m listening to them more than reading print. Never thought that would happen. If you like audiobooks, print books, music, movies,  and/or games, check out Playster.com

2. What’s your go-to coffee place?
Starbucks. Yum.

3. Who was the last person that you hugged?
My son Anthony

4. Do you nap a lot?
I never used to nap, even as a kid. But I have been napping a few days a week lately. Is it the heat that’s making me tired, or is it something to do with a certain number?

5. Tonight, what’s for dinner?
Not sure, may be going to Skyline Chili

6. What was the last thing that you bought?
Yesterday I found a cute pj bottom on sale, and then I found a top to go with it, also on sale!

7. What is your favorite weather?
Cool, no humidity

8. Tell us something about one blogger who you think will play this week?
l’m fairly new to this meme, after years of not playing, so I’m not really familiar with the other players yet. I do know Bud will play, since he’s the one hosting it, at least for now

9. If you were given a free house that was fully furnished, where in the world would you like it to be?
Right on the beach in St. Augustine, Florida or Montery, California

10. Name three things that you could not live without.
Food, Water, Air. I don’t think that’s what you mean though, so… my iPhone, Kindles, tv

11. What would you like in your hands right now?
The deed & keys to a fully paid furnished house on the beach

12. What’s one of your guilty pleasures?
Anything chocolate

13. What would you change or eliminate about yourself?
I’m 5’0″. I want to be taller. No wait, I’d want to be 25 again.

14. As a child, what type of career did you want?
I wanted to be a teacher

15. What are you missing right now?
My mom, dad, husband and dogs that have crossed the rainbow bridge

16. What are you currently reading?
The New Old Me by Meredith Maran, listening to Bear Town by Fredrik Backman

17. What do you fear the most?
Fear itself

18. What’s the best movie that you’ve seen recently?
Gaurdains Of The Galaxy 2

19. What’s your favorite book from the past year?
Leaving Blythe River by Catherine Ryan Hyde

20. Is there a comfort food from your childhood that you still enjoy?
Chicken & Dumplings, but my mom made the best I’ve ever had

Jun 212017
From this Side of the Pond

1. The first day of summer rolls in later this week. What are ten things you’d put on your list of  quintessential summer activities? Will you try to manage all ten this summer?
1. Go on a mini vacation
2. BBQ’s
3. Walks on the beach
4. Walking the trial alongside the Withlacoochee River
5. Going on a few day trips with my daughter or son
6. Eating lots of watermelon and fruit salads
7. 4th of July fireworks
8. Riding my bike
9. Going to flea markets/yard sales
10. Going to the drive in

Yes, I think I can do all 10.

2. Do you collect seashells when you’re at the beach?
Yes, have since I was a teenager

What do you do with them once you get them home?
I have some sitting next to my computer and some that go into display cases.

What’s your favorite place to comb for seashells?
I get shells from the beaches around where I live, don’t have a favorite

How many of these ‘best beaches for hunting seashells’ have you visited?
Couldn’t get the link to load correctly, but I’ve been to a lot of  beaches in Florida, and a few in California & North Carolina.

Which one would you most like to visit?
Calvert Cliffs State Park (Maryland), Jeffrey’s Bay (South Africa), Sanibel Island (Florida), Shipwreck Beach (Lanai Hawaii), Ocracoke Island (North Carolina), Galveston Island (Texas) and The Bahamas
I’d like to visit Jeffrey’s Bay, Shipwreck Beach, and The Bahamas

3. At a snail’s pace, shell out money, come out of your shell, go back into your shell, drop a bombshell, happy as a clam, clam up…which ‘shell’ phrase could most recently be applied to some event or circumstance in your life? Explain.
Shell out money certainly applies to my life right now. We’re remodeling a house in a nearby town, and keep adding more and more to the list. I can’t wait until it’s done and we can finally move.

4. What summer activity do you dislike? Why?
Golf. I never understood why someone would spend so much time out in the heat and humidity, hitting a ball and then chasing it to hit it again, over and over. I’d rather be riding my bike, walking a trail. Even though I wouldn’t golf, I do enjoy a quick game or two of putt-putt with my kids and grandkids though

5. What’s something you see as quickly becoming obsolete? Does that bother you?
There are two drive-ins near me, one a 5 min. drive, the other about 30 min. When I was a kid there were drive-ins in just about every city. Now there are just a few here and there. I’m hoping the ones that are still open stay open for many many years. It will definitely bother me if they aren’t.

6. Insert your own random thought here.
I don’t understand why people are in such a big hurry all the time. When I was growing up people were so much more laid back. We still did the same things…work, school, sports, girl/boy scouts etc. We did it all at a much slower pace, and I don’t understand why today it’s rush, rush, rush. If someone does know, please let me know.

Jun 162017


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How do you organize your blog in terms of what is in your side bar? Do you have categories and defined sections in your side bar?
I have a left sidebar and a right side bar. On the left I have a few buttons, photos of my dog and cats, what I’m reading-listening to, my GoodReads challenge, links to follow me, and links to good causes. On the right I have links to my favorite blogs, movie sites, and other sites I visit.


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1. I challenge everyone to do at least one random act of kindness this week.

2. I regret disposing of  the wicker baskets that I used to collect.

3. I have a difficult time admitting that my body isn’t as young as my mind thinks it is.

4. If I were given a psychic power, I would like it to be that I could tell what people were really feeling. Like when you ask someone how they are and they say they’re ok, but you know that they aren’t.

Jun 142017


1. The Hodgepodge lands on June 14th this week, Flag Day in the US of A. Do you fly your country’s flag at home? Sometimes, often, or every single day? Have you ever visited the city of Brotherly Love (Philadelphia)? Did you make a point of seeing The Betsy Ross House? Have you ever made a trip to Baltimore? If so, was Fort McHenry on your itinerary? (where Francis Scott Key was inspired to write The Star Spangled Banner)
We don’t fly a flag where we live now, but the house we’re moving to has a flag pole and we plan on flying one there. I’ve visited Philadelphia but didn’t see Betsy Ross House, haven’t been to Baltimore.

2. Red flag or white flag? Which have you encountered most recently? Explain.
A bit of both. Our house remodel is taking so much longer than expected, but I’m not giving up.

3. Are you a stay in the car listen to the end of a song kind of person? What kind of person is that?
I’m usually listening to an audiobook, not songs. I’ve been known to finish a paragraph or two before turning the car off. Not sure there is any one definition of what kind of person stays in the car to listen to the end of a song. People are too diverse and there are many reasons a person would do it.

4. What are some of the traits or qualities you think a good dad possesses? In other words, what makes a good dad? What’s an expression you associate with your father?
A good dad listens to his children and spends quality time with them and teaches them through his own actions, and always makes them feel loved. My dad was always singing “You’ll never know dear, how much I love you”.

5. What’s one rule you always disagreed with while growing up? Is that rule somehow still part of your adult life? Is that a good or bad thing?
I don’t remember a rule that I disagreed with. My childhood was pretty amazing. And I’m a “go with the flow” type of person.

6. Insert your own random thought here.
I’m a movie addict, so I find it strange that I’ve never seen so many of the greats, like The Godfather 1 or 2, Citizen Kane, Mary Poppins. I did dvr both Godfathers last week so I plan on watching them soon.

Jun 112017


Looking out my window… it’s 84° and sunny

I am thinking… I need to go buy groceries for next week

I am thankful… to have a Sunday off work

One of my favorite things… Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino Coffee Drink

I am wearing… still in my pj’s

I am reading… I’m reading Guy Fieri Family Food: 125 Real-Deal Recipes-Kitchen Tested, Home Approved by Guy Fieri

I am listening to… I just started listening to The Curious Charms Of Arthur Pepper

I am hoping… to get a new garage door installed this week for our “new” house

I am learning… that people have different speeds, I like the ones that have faster speeds

In my kitchen… Honey Teriyaki Marinated Steaks and veggies

Board room… I want to do this raised garden at the new house

Post Script… Playster. It’s the best audio book site I’ve seen

Shared Quote… “Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.”
William Feather

A moment from my day… 


Closing Notes…  I saw Dirty Dancing years ago when it was first released and loved it. Then a few weeks or so ago I saw that there is a re-make of it. I decided to dvr the original and the new one to compare them. I don’t really understand why they re-make movies that have such high rating. Could the new version possibly be better? I haven’t watched them yet, but if you have I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Jun 112017

Sunday Stealing

1. Did you date someone from your school?

2. Did you marry someone from your high school?

3. Did you car pool to school?
My boyfriend drove me to school if that counts

4. What kind of car did you have?
Chevy Malibu

5. What kind of car do you have now?
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage

6. It’s Friday night…where are you now?
Probably either at work or at home

7. It’s Friday night…where were you then?
Either with my boyfriend or friend

8. What kind of job did you have in high school?

9. What kind of job do you do now?
I work in a health and rehab, in the kitchen

10. Were you a party animal?

11. Were you considered a flirt?

12. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir?

13. Were you a nerd?
Not really, but I did love math, history, and BOE.  I guess I was a book nerd.

14. Did you get suspended from school?

15. Can you sing the fight song?
I don’t remember it, something about the Mighty Oaks

16. Who was/were your favorite teacher?
Miss Dars, BOE teacher

17. Where did you sit during lunch?
In my boyfriend’s car after getting a veal sandwich at the Bake Shop

18. What was your school’s full name?
Oak Hill High School

19. Where did you party the most?
At my house

20. What was your school mascot?
Archie The Acorn (because it was Oak Hill & Oak trees have acorns)

21. Would you do it again?
Yes, I’d love to be back in school

22. Did you have fun at Prom?
I didn’t go to prom

23. Do you still talk to the person you went to Prom
See above

24. Are you planning on going to your next reunion?

25. Do you still talk to people from school?
Yes, about 10 of them

26. What are/were your school’s colors?
Black, white and red

Jun 052017

Sweet Tea Tuesdays by Ashley Farley

File Size: 5050 KB
Print Length: 306 pages
Publisher: Leisure Time Books (May 3, 2017)
Publication Date: May 3, 2017
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English

From the author of the bestselling Sweeney Sisters Series comes a novel of friendship, family, and hope.

Three best friends met every Tuesday for twenty-six years. And then they stopped.

When new next-door neighbors Georgia, Midge, and Lula first assembled on Georgia’s porch in Charleston for sweet tea, they couldn’t have known their gathering was the beginning of a treasured tradition. For twenty-six years they have met on Tuesdays at four o’clock, watching the seasons change and their children grow up, supporting each other in good times and in bad. With their ambitions as different as their personalities, these best friends anticipate many more years of tea time. And then, one Tuesday, Georgia shares news that brings their long-standing social hour to an abrupt halt. And that’s only the beginning as unraveling secrets threaten to alter their friendship forever.

This book is about one of my favorite reading subjects…friends. I love the friendship that these women have and that they meet every Tuesday for so many years. They support each other, share things that they wouldn’t share with anyone else, but there are also secrets they keep. There are many emotions including happiness, sadness, shock, forgiveness, and humor.

The 3 main characters are like people you know in real life, and each are easy to like. This book is a joy to read.

This is the first book by this author that I’ve read, but I do have a few others on my Kindle. I plan to get to them soon.




Ashley Farley writes books about women for women. Her characters are mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives facing real-life issues. Her goal is to keep you turning the pages until the wee hours of the morning. If her story stays with you long after you’ve read the last word, then she’s done her job.

After her brother died in 1999 of an accidental overdose, she turned to writing as a way of releasing her pent-up emotions. She wrote SAVING BEN in honor of Neal, the boy she worshipped, the man she could not save.

Ashley is a wife and mother of two young adult children. While she’s lived in Richmond, Virginia for the past 21 years, part of her heart remains in the salty marshes of the South Carolina Lowcountry where she grew up. Through the eyes of her characters, she’s able to experience the moss-draped trees, delectable cuisine, and kind-hearted folks with lazy drawls that make the area so unique.


Jun 022017

Hosted @ Coffee Addicted Writer

Do your bookshelves have books ONLY or do you also have bookish items on the shelves?
Books, only books. There is no room for anything else.

Hosted @ McGuffy’s Reader & 15andmeowing


1. A law I would like to see passed is world wide penalties for animal cruelty offenders.

2. My favorite card game is SpadesSkip Bo & Uno. Couldn’t pick just one.

3. With Summer unofficially here, I want to start going bike riding and go to the beach as often as I can.

4. A favorite Summer memory is going out in our pontoon boat when the kids and grands.


May 282017

Sunday Stealing

1. What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
Any Chinese restaurant

2. What food could you eat for 2 weeks straight and not get sick of it?
It used to be pizza, but now I’d say it would be Chinese

3. Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
Do babies count?

4. What is the last heavy item you lifted?
A box of items we purchased through Amazon Prime Pantry

5. Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
No, but I knocked my head really hard on a dune buggy roll bar once and it made me see stars

6. If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
No way! I’d be thinking about that and not just trying to enjoy my life.

7. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
When I was about 7 years old, I told my mom that I wanted my name to be Elizabeth

8. What’s your goal for the year?
We bought a house in a nearby town which we’re re-modeling. I’m hoping we get moved before the the end of next month

9. Last person you hugged?
My daughter, while saying goodbye after meeting for lunch

10. First place you went this morning?
To the bathroom to get ready for work, then I went to the dinning room table to do my daily Bible reading, then I went to work

11. Do you always answer your phone?
If I don’t know the number I don’t answer it, they can leave a message if they want

12. It’s four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it?
Probably my daughter

13. If you could change your eye color what would it be?
I like my eye color, but just to answer the question, I’d say to green

14. What’s on your wish list for your birthday?
I want a Moov

15. Does the future make you more nervous or excited?
Excited, I love thinking about all the places I want to go, things to do

16. Do you have any saved texts?
I don’t  save them, but I don’t delete them either

17. Ever been in a car wreck?
Yes, once I was out with a bunch of friends and the tie rod end broke and the car flipped. Thank God none of us were hurt very badly, not even my 7 month old pregnant friend

18. Do you have an accent?
Even though I’ve never lived in West Virginia or Kentucky, I sound like that’s where I’m from

19. What was the last song to make you cry?
The theme from Titanic, My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion

20. What did you do last night?
Watched The Amazing Race that I dvr’d, ate Checkers, and went to sleep at 10:00pm

21. Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?
Not really, I’m a believer of “It could be worse”

22. Current hate right now?
I’m not a hater

23. Met someone who changed your life?
My late husband Henry

24. How did you bring in the New Year?
I was supposed to go to the bonfire my daughter’s in laws have every New Years Eve, but I didn’t feel like going so I watched the ball drop on tv, and then my daughter called a few minutes after midnight (she does this every year that I’m not with her at 12:00), and then I went to bed.

25. What song represents you?
I Can Only Imagine by Mercy Me is my favorite song ever, and gives me the leaky eyes no matter how many times I listen to it

May 262017

Hosted @ McGuffy’s Reader & 15andmeowing

1. My idea of roughing it is having no electricity. I’m addicted to having a ceiling fan or other fan on, as well as the tv. I can be sound asleep and if the electricity goes out I immediately wake up. Plus, I don’t like not being able to get on my laptop.

2. I never get sick of talking about my cats and dog. They are a big part of my life and keep me entertained every day.

3. My youth was amazing! I had the best parents, and they always made sure I was having fun. Roller skating, ice skating, camping, swimming, Girl Scouts, going to the movie theater, concerts, musicals. We also had a camper that we used in the summer on weekends, and we lived at a lake so I could fish off our dock or go out in the boat. I had older sisters who were married with children, so family get together’s were always fun. I miss those days.

4. My “golden years” are creeping up way faster than I want them too. But I am looking forward to them.


Friday 5

What’s the most important single ingredient in trail mix?
The dried fruit because it adds so much flavor

What’s the most important single topping in a taco?
Tomatoes, I love tomatoes

What’s the coolest instrument in an orchestra?
Clarinet, my oldest granddaughter plays the clarinet 🙂

What’s your favorite animal at the zoo?
I can’t pick just one. I love Meerkats, Koala Bears, and Giraffes

Which are the best pieces in a sampler box of chocolates?
The chocolates that have caramel in them are my favorite

May 262017

Hosted @ Coffee Addicted Writer

What is the most fun part/aspect of being a book blogger?
There are so many fun things about blogging, but for me, the most fun part is the interaction with other bloggers. I’ve met some pretty awesome people during my time blogging.


May 242017


Hosted @ From This Side Of The Pond


1. What color is prominent in your home? Are you glad about that or wishing you could cover it up or remove it?
I’d say a bit lighter than Cappuccino White, since all the walls are that color. And yes, I’m tired of it. When I move I’m going to go with something more colorful

2. What’s something you’ll NEVER do again?
Get married. At my age I just want to be able to go/do what I want when I want

3. Tell us a couple of ways you fit the stereotypes associated with your gender, and a couple of ways you don’t.
Women love chocolate: Yum, yes I do, I love love love chocolate
Women only want successful, rich men: Money can’t buy you happiness

Don’t fit:
Women aren’t handy with tools: I can fix a lot of stuff around the house and even cars
Women are bad drivers: I’m a very good driver

4. May is Motorcycle Awareness Month. Have you ever owned a motorcycle? Ever ridden a motorcycle? If the opportunity presented itself would you hop on a motorcycle and go for a ride?
I’ve never owned a motorcycle but have always wanted one. My love of motorcycles started when I was young. My brother had a minibike (kids version of motorcycle) and I rode it all the time, and loved it. I told my kids a few times that I wanted a motorcycle and they all said “NO!” But I would hop on one if I had an opportunity to

5. If someone wanted to understand you, what should they read, watch, and listen to?
Read my blog
Watch The Big Bang Theory,  NCIS’s, the Chicago shows, and movies
Listen to Christian music and oldies

6. Insert your own random thought here.
I want to make a “Summer Reading List”, but I’m having a hard time coming up with books. I’d like books that are beachy/light, and bit shorter (250 -300 pages). All suggestions would be very much appreciated