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Thank You, Thank You Very Much

For your reading pleasure, my Tuesday edition of Monday Listicles.

A few days ago I visited the tremendous site of Gala Darling with it’s emphasis on Love and Gratitude.  Today, I made my first gratitude list.  In perfect harmony, for this week’s list we were asked to make a list of 10 thanks.

Universe, I marvel at your amazing synchronicity!

Penguin holding a sign that says Thank You!

10 Way To Say Thanks!

1. Tell someone how much you appreciate what they have done for you.

2. Send a snail mail letter. It’s so much better than getting bills in the mail.

3. Give a hug.

4. Draw them a picture.

5. Take your favorite person out to lunch.

6. Surprise them with a goodie basket.

7. Take them on a surprise journey.

8. Create a memory book of all the ways they have inspired or helped you.

9. Offer to walk their dog, do the dishes, or mow their yard.

10. Throw a surprise party for them.

What have you done to show someone how much you appreciate them?  Share in the comments if you like!

 

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And In The End

The love you take is equal to the love you make…

10 Things I Would Miss If It All Ended Today:

1. My Husband and his gorgeous blue eyes

2. Really good hugs

3. Sex

4. Reading a great book

5. My Mom

6. Traveling

7. Dessert especially carrot cake with cream cheese icing

8. Zoning out with the most wonderful music

9. Getting pampered – someone else doing my hair and makeup

10. Birthdays

10 Things I’d Be Happy to Say Adios To:

1. Cockroaches, spiders, and other creepy crawlies

2. Other people’s expectations

3. Rude, crummy people

4. Housework

5. Laundry

6. Traffic and bad drivers

7. Money worries

8. Trying to be patient

9. Stress

10. Stupidity

This is linked up over at Monday Listicles.  Go check out some other lists and give some love.

See you soon, readers!

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10 Questions Answered

The task for this week?  Answer 10 questions –

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, and find line 4. What is it?

I am glad on’t. What a fearful night is this! (from Julius Caesar…it’s been sitting on my desk awhile…attempting a reread but got distracted by other books)

2. How many times a day do you say Hi?

Not many.  When I’m at the office I say “Hi” to a few people.  When I work from home just the dog.

3. Have you ever worn a uniform?

Yes, back in the day when I worked on an ambulance.  It was at that point I decided that I didn’t enjoy touching sick people.  Also, I suck at taking vital signs.

4. What do you think about the most?

The nature of life.  Simplicity.  Freedom.  How to make the future better.

5. How many keys are on your keyring?

One.  I hate cluttered key rings.

6. What was the last thing you bought?

Bowls and salad plates.  I”m always in search of housewares.

cosmo dishes

7. Are you growing anything these days?

Nope.  I once killed a cactus.

8. What is under your bed?

Posters.  Large pictures.  Side art to an arcade machine.  A huge pile of the dog’s toys.  Carpet.

9. What is most important in life?

Being true to yourself.  Having fun.  Friends.  Good food.

10. What is the strangest word you used this week?

Pyromaniacs.

11. What is the answer to life, the universe, and everything?

42.

This post is linked up over at Monday Listicles.  Go see some other lists.  Give love to the writers.  All writers need love.

See you tomorrow!

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Quick Hit: Don’t Be The Blender

I’ve been taking a class in Improv for the last couple of weeks.  I love the games, the freedom, the spontaneity – even if I do wonder – am I funny?  But in the end, it doesn’t matter because I am having FUN.

Last night we worked in groups and in one game we had to create a machine using our bodies, sounds, motions, etc.   I wasn’t thinking too clearly and when my group got “a blender” I decided to be the part that spins and chops things into bits.  BIG MISTAKE.

Who gets motion sick?  Me.

Annnnd….who got motion sick in the middle of class after “pureeing”?  Me.

I spent the rest of class alternating between hot flashes and cold sweats, moaning, and looking down at the floor while rubbing my temples.  Did I mention there was little to no air conditioning in the building?  Combine motion sickness with overheating and you have the perfect storm of agony.

The instructor must have been in secret sympathy.  She gave me a scene toward the end of class where the location was “on a cruise ship”.  Perfect!  I’ve got this covered.  No acting required.

What do you do when the “show must go on” even if you’re feeling sick?  I’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments!  Last night, I threw my quest for greatness to the winds and accepted that my C-game would have to be good enough, and life went on, the sky did not fall, and it was okay.

See you soon, readers!

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Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Juju Lucky Cat

I stopped by the Farmer’s Market yesterday morning and could not resist picking up a voo-doo card called JuJu Lucky Cat.  I am dedicating it to the feral cat that lives out back, White Socks, in that I would like her to be lucky somewhere else rather than in my yard.  *sigh*

I think because I have been suckered into feeding via Hubby that she will never leave, but I guess it will be alright.  I just need to get up the energy to catch her and have her fixed.  There’s no need to create new feral cats.  I guess that’s what JuJu Lucky Cat Card is all about.  Maybe I’ll be lucky enough that catching her will be easy, and I can take care of this problem.

I also was devastated that they didn’t have an anti-housework voo-doo, or more specifically, anti-laundry.  Or maybe what is needed is a Lucky Laundry Card?  You can either give it the evil eye to keep it away from you or get lucky and have someone else do it for you.  The stall owners were really pleased with my suggestion and seemed keen on making some.  I’m excited to see what it will look like next time I’m back at the market.  I’ll report back how it works once I have one.

In other news, I have signed up to run a 5K with my friend.  It’s a color run and we will be hit with tons of color as we go through the run.  Now, I only have to get some training under my belt so that I can handle the 5K.  I was doing pretty good at that, but slid backwards a bit when I got sick last weekend.  Then this weekend the Hubs got sick.  Why are guys such wimps when they’re sick?  I know you don’t feel good, but you’re not dying, darling.  🙂

Also, in a strange, but happy coincidence we went off to a restaurant this morning and while we were on the phone with the in-laws waiting for our table, we saw my father-in-law walk into the restaurant.  So weird.  But cool.  BTW, if you get a suspicious email that tells you that your bank account will be drawn for X number of dollars just ignore it, okay?  Since they didn’t, Hubs is going over there to clean up their computer, which we’re guessing has now been infested with a virus.  Also, it’s not a good idea to call or email the people back.  Then they know you’re alive AND have a bank account and will pester you more.

That’s all for now!

Card that says Juju Lucky Cat

This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post.
  • Link up your post below.
  • Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.

#SOCsunday

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10 Things About Papa

I have had quite a few great men in my life, but I wanted to share 10 things about my Papa.  Great at games, always ready with a smile, fun, dependable, and humble.

1. Hide and seek when you came home from work.

2. The doll house you built me.

3. Riding bikes with you and Nana around the neighborhood.

4. What’s your name?  Puddin’ tang.

5. Staying the weekend at your house.  And the whole summer.

6. Going to church together.  Signing us in.

7. Riding the tractor with you.

8. Being on stage when you were in the audience.

9. Your smile.

10. How much I knew you loved me.

I love you and I miss you still, Papa.

This post is linked up over at Monday Listicles.  The prompt?  Write about one of the men in your life.

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm…

This post is linked up over at Monday Listicles.   The prompt for today is things that make you go hmmm….

10 Things That Make Me Go Hmmm…

1. Complete lack of critical thinking.

2. Life after the Sun explodes.

3. Text messaging and driving 

4. Being humble.

5. Costumers who feel 12 gallons can be squeezed into 5 gallons.

6. Hoarding and other compulsive disorders.

7. Other people.

8. Trash TV.

9. Braille on drive up ATM’s

10. The immense power of our mind.

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