Aug 062017

Sunday Stealing

Do You Have Freckles?

Do You Sleep With Your Closet Doors Open Or Closed?
Closed, open would be weird

Can You Whistle?
Nope, I’ve tried and tried

Did You Wake Up Cranky today?
I never wake up cranky, why would I?

Zodiac Sign
Scorpio/Sagittarius cusp

What Is Your Eye Color?

Take A Vitamin Daily?

Do You Sing In The Shower?

What Did You Have For Lunch?
Haven’t had lunch yet today, yesterday I had Taco Bell

Do You Watch The Olympics?

Do You Prefer To Swim In A Pool Or The Ocean?
Pool, but I’d rather be at the beach

Bottled Water Or Tap Water?

Do You Work Better With Or Without Music?
With, or listening to an audiobook

Can You Curl Your Tongue?

Is There Anything Pink Within 10 Feet Of You?
A Memo Cube Holder, the papers on top are pink

Have You Ever Caught A Butterfly?

Are You Easily Influenced By Other People?
Depend on what the subject is

Do You Have Strange Dreams?
All the time, I’ve woken up the whole house because I was laughing in my sleep

Do You Like Going On Airplanes?
Only been on one once, from Florida to NYC, but I LOVED it!!

Name One Movie That Made You Cry
An Affair To Remember which is my favorite “classic” movie, and The Notebook which is my “newer” favorite movie.

Peanuts Or Sunflower Seeds?
Sunflower Seeds

If I Handed You A Concert Ticket Right Now, Who Would You Want The Performer To Be?
I’d want to see Bob Seger again. I saw him at the Cow Palace in San Francisco in ’83, best concert ever!

Are You A Picky Eater?
Not really, but I won’t eat organ meat, souse, or chitterlings, and a few other things

Are You A Heavy Sleeper?
No, the smallest noise wakes me up

Do You Fear Thunder / Lightning?
I couldn’t live in Florida if I did, it’s the lightning capital of North America

Do You Like Your Music Loud?
When I’m at work and sometimes when I’m alone

Would You Rather Carve Pumpkins Or Wrap Presents?
Wrap presents

What’s The Next Movie You Want To See In Theaters?

Been On The Computer For 5 Hours Straight?
Many times

Do You Like Meeting New People?
Depends where and why

What Are Three Things You Did Today?
Said my prayers, read today’s scheduled Bible verses, cuddled with my dog

What Do You Wear To Bed?
Light PJ’s, it’s hot and humid in Florida

Do You Wear Jeans Or Sweats More?
Jean capris, don’t wear sweats at all

Name Something That Relaxes You
Being at the beach and snuggling with my cat and dog

Jul 232017

Sunday Stealing

Bedroom: what’s your sleep schedule?
I usually go to bed around 11:00 pm and get up at 5 or 5:30 am

Kitchen: favorite comfort food?
chicken & dumplings

Washroom: showers or baths? bubbles? bath bombs?

Closet: sum up your style in a few words.
I love a big walk in

Parlor: favorite party or board game?
I love so many, but I think my favorite is Charades

Living room: what do you like to do with your family?
Play card/board games and watch movies

Dining room: favorite special occasion food?
A huge turkey

Garden: favorite tree? flower?
Tree: Palm Tree, Flower: Shooting Star

Attic: what’s one thing you have a sentimental attachment to and you will never throw away?
My dog Patches’s ashes and favorite ball

Library: favorite book genre?
Women’s fiction, True Crime

Office: if you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
Crime Scene Investigation

Guest room: have you been to a sleepover? if so, when was your first? do you like them?
I used to love slumber parties and sleepovers. I think the first one was in 4th grade

Foyer: do you like small gatherings, large parties, or one-on-one meetings?
all of the above

Pantry: favorite meal to make?
Taco Salad, sooo goood

Laundry: favorite and least favorite chore?
Favorite: unloading/loading dishwasher, Least favorite: vaccuuming & mopping

Garage: favorite mode of transportation? favorite car?
flying, my 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage

Panic room: what was the most nerve-wracking experience you’ve had?
When my son Anthony was sick and the doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong with him. That went on for 2 years

Powder room: do you wear makeup? if so, what one item can’t you live without? what’s your favorite look?
I used to never open the front door without makeup on, but when I met my husband he didn’t like me wearing it so I stopped

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 212017

Sunday Stealing

1. Where is your significant other?
Sadly, he passed away in 2015 🙁

2. Your favorite thing?
Right now it’s audiobooks

3. Your dream last night?
Didn’t have one

4. Your goal?
Lose 10 pounds

5. Your hobby?
Reading, watching movies, board games & biking

6. Where do you want to be in 6 years?
At the beach

7. Where were you last night?
Watching tv at home

8. What you’re not?

9. One of your wish list items?
See the Grand Canyon

10. Your pet?
Dog Kaiyo, cats Boots & Jaspurr

11. Missing someone?
I miss my husband, mom and dad

12. Your car?
Purple 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage

13. Something you’re not wearing?

14. Love someone?
My kids and grandkids

15. When is the last time you laughed?
Today at work

16. Last time you cried?
Not sure

17. Favorite past time?
Spending time with family

18. Are you a hater or a lover?
I’m not a hater

19. Any vices?
Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate

20. Favorite questions blog other than Sunday Stealing?
Friendly Fill-Ins hosted @ McGuffy’s Reader & 15andmeowing

May 142017

Sunday Stealing

1. What is your occupation right now? How long have you been there?
I’ve worked at a health and rehab center in the dietary department for almost a year

2. Favorite rock band. Ever.
Oh so many…ZZ Top, CCR, Lynyrd Skynyrd etc. But my all time favorite is Bob Seger

3. What are you listening to right now?
The fridge humming

4. Last person you spoke to on the phone. What was it about?
My daughter Kilah. We were talking about what to do for Mothers Day

5. How old are you today? Or make up a question. This one bites.
I’ll make up a question…how old do I wish I was? I wish I was 29 again

6. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?
I really don’t watch sports on TV, but do love the Olympics, winter and summer

7. What is your favorite drink?
After water, Code Red or Baja Blast

8. Have you ever dyed your hair?
Yes, a few times

9. Favorite food?

10. What is the last movie you watched?
Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 (I loved it, and loved Baby Groot!)

11. Favorite day of the year?

12. How do you vent anger?
I’m pretty laid back so I rarely get angry. But when I do I exercise, watch tv or read.

13. What was your favorite toy as a child?
I didn’t really have a favorite toy, but I did love my purple bike.

14. Living arrangements? (Of course your pets count. Geez!)
I live with my son Anthony, a dog and two cats

15. What was the last thing that you cried about?
A video of a dog someone had starved almost to death until someone rescued him

16. Who is the friend you have had the longest?
I met my friend Donna in 1973 but we didn’t become “friends” until 1978, she’s more like a sister to me

17. What did you do last night?
Went to a Thai/Sushi restaurant with my two sons, daughter in law, and daughter in laws mom. I loved spending time with them and the food was really good

18. What are you most afraid of?
Being locked in a room with no windows/door

19. In how many areas of your country have you lived? What’s your favorite?
I’ve lived in Ohio, Florida, and California. I love them all but California was awesome

20. What is your favorite flower?
Purple Lilacs