Stolen from Hodgepodge
1. What's something you've recently accomplished solo? Toileting and changing a resident at the nursing home. I was really nervous the first time they sent me to do it alone, but it went well.
2. What's one product you use that never ever fails? MagniLife Pain Relieving Foot Cream. It's a homeopathic blend and I have no idea what makes it work, but when my feet hurt it relieves the pain in just a couple of minutes. They make a few different formulas for different things that I may try. Tim tried it on his shoulder that troubles him and it worked! Best stuff ever!
3. Have you found your place in the world? Where is it? I guess here at home would be my place, but probably if I had the chance, I'd like to see if my place is Chincoteague Island, VA. I like to dream that it is. It is my favorite vacation spot.
4. Worst movie you ever saw? Maybe they weren't the worst movies, but the most difficult movies I've ever watched were Blackhawk Down and Codetalkers. They were hard because I went to school with someone who died in the incident portrayed in Blackhawk Down and Codetalkers was hard because my favorite uncle served with the codetalkers and landed one beach down from Iwo Jima, arriving there the second day. It was hard to think of him having lived through all of that.
5. What's the last fun thing you did? Played in the pool with the grandchildren.
6. What's your favorite Italian dish? Just call me Garfield and pass the lasagna.
7. Have you ever been to France? Any desire to visit there, and if so what would site or city would you most want to see? No, I've never been and I don't have any real desire to go, but I would love to see the Louvre.
8. Have you ever been to Disney, any of the parks at all? Are you a Disney superfan or something less than that? They're open right now so tell us, would you go if you had the time/money/a free trip? We lived in Orlando the first two years we were married, so yeah, I've done the Disney thing quite a few times. We took our kids back once back in 1997. That's the last time I was there. I'm no super fan, but it would be nice to take the grandchildren once since they love Disney movies. I am just not fond of how political Disney has gotten or of how expensive. So many people will never get to visit because of the price of admission these days. If they want to GIVE me a free trip I'd take the kids.
9. Your favorite place to go when you want to be quiet as a church mouse? Would those who know you well describe you as more church mouse or perhaps more like mighty mouse? My office/library/craft room is my private space where I can be quiet and read or study my Bible. I think people would probably say I'm somewhere in the middle. I tend to be a quiet introvert with people, but I have times when I'm outgoing. It just depends.
10. Do you bake your own bread? Last time you had hot out-of-the-oven homemade bread? What's your favorite kind of bread? I buy frozen bread dough, let it rise, and then put it in the oven. That's as homemade as I get when it comes to "regular" bread. I do make quick breads from scratch, though. I don't remember when I last had fresh from the oven bread. My favorite bread is quick breads like banana and pumpkin.
11. What's something you might say is 'the greatest thing since sliced bread'? The undercoat rake I just got online for the cat. Jasper is a Maine Coon with a VERY full coat. He leaves wads of hair all over the house. It's been driving me nuts. Then I saw an ad on Facebook and decided to take a chance. I used it this week and it is great. The first short brushing with it removed a huge pile of hair.
12. Share with us five little things you're grateful for today. Small blessings. One catch-they all must start with the letter T.
- Tacos. Tim brought some home for supper so I didn't have to cook.
- Thunderstorm. I love a good one and we had a doozey this afternoon.
- Taste. I didn't lose mine with Covid, though I sometimes wish I had because I instead have a really bad, sort of metallic taste in my mouth that drowns out the flavor of most things.
- TV. Binge watching shows is what has gotten me through the week.
- Texting. It's kept me in touch with the world.
13. Tell us where you were and something about what life was like when you were 20- 21. I was newly married and living in Orlando at 20. I worked in a clothing store. Lots of family came to visit and stay so we did the tourist things with them a lot. We enjoyed exploring Florida when we could. I was expecting our first child for a large part of my 21st year.
14. What's on the menu at your house this week? I have absolutely no idea at this point.
15.Something you recently purchased where a coupon was involved? Do you regularly shop with coupons? I used to shop with coupons all the time, but since Covid entered the world I really don't see many coupons. Plus, the majority of coupons tend to be for unhealthy, over-processed stuff.
Please feel free to join in the Sunday Stealing fun here.
Playing in the pool with grandchildren sounds like fun!ReplyDelete
It was. We did it again today!Delete
I actually lived in Orlando when I was newly married to my second husband. Hated the place--we left after 6 months when he got a job in St. Augustine. MUCH better!ReplyDelete
Were you in Orlando proper? We were actually outside the city limits in Orange County in the area called Sky Lake, but it built up so quickly even when we were there that our semi-ruralish area wasn't by the end of our time there.Delete
I wish I'd had one of those undercoat rakes when I had my ragdoll, Billy. His coat was gorgeous, but he didn't like to be combed. BTW, I have written a lot about long-term care insurance, and I thought I was the only one who ever used "toilet" as a verb. Now I know better.ReplyDelete
You are not the only one. Everyone who works in a nursing home uses "toilet" as a verb.Delete
We live 80 miles north of Orlando, in Ocala---and it's pretty expensive...it is no longer 'slow Ocala' as we called it when we were kids. It's a bustling city--although they are slow in regard to getting anything done etc. smilesReplyDelete
We went to Ocala a couple of times back in the day, though I have to confess I don't really remember it after all these years.Delete
Hmmm, it says Foot Cream but I'm wondering if that would help Tom's hip. (One way to find out, lol!) I'm grateful to have experienced the Disney parks when I was younger, cause there's no way I want to support them now. So glad you're feeling better!ReplyDelete
It's worth a shot, but look on Amazon. That is where I saw all the other formulas.Delete
I saved that cream for my next shopping event. Thanks for the referral! I hope you are feeling much better.ReplyDelete
You are welcome! I hope it works as well for you as it does for us.Delete
I binged Monk and loved it. Now I am binging Everyone Loves Raymond and laugh out loud at every episode. Never watched either when they were on regular TV. I enjoyed your answers, Stacy. You are right about Disney. I haven't been in years and live only 40 minutes away. Too expensive and too political. Have a good week ahead!! xoReplyDelete
Monk is one of my favorit shows to binge and I've seen it over and over and over again.Delete
I'm so glad you found something to relieve the foot pain. That sounds like a wonder drug! We live in Florida and grew up here and have only been to Disney maybe two times. We took our boys when they were very young, and I'm not sure when we went again...but it is too expensive and way too political for me. I prefer the real natural Florida...that's the true beauty of Florida. When Disney came it might have brought a lot of tourism, but it really hurt our natural Florida resources immensely, and now we are so over crowded and the aquifer is in danger of running dry if they don't stop letting people move here. Just saying...at some point they need to shut the gates! LOL. I enjoyed your answers. Glad you are feeling better.ReplyDelete
I couldn't agree with you more about Disney, Pam. Even back in the 90's, the last time we were there, Disney had changed so much from what it was in the beginning. We didn't enjoy it nearly as much as we did in those early days in the mid 80's. And while we liked it then, we wouldn't have gone as much as we did if it wasn't what everyone who came to visit wanted to do.Delete
My office is a great quiet place, but with the temps in the 90s, it's too darn hot with only a fan.ReplyDelete
Bless you for #1. I remember what people went through with my mother and ws very grateful that they took such good care of her.ReplyDelete