Wednesday, July 2, 2014


Volume 180
Thank you Joyce.

1.  Speaking of 180...when was the last time you 'did a 180' on something?
I can't remember....I will have to get back to you on this one. 

2. It's Independence Week in the US of A! What's your favorite thing about America right this very minute? Favorites only! Let's hear what you love about America.
Our Freedom....but one thing I love about this week is the way people celebrate. I wish we did this kind of celebration for America each and everyday! 

(If you're playing along today, and you're not an American but have been to America, what do/did you like best about this country? If you've never been to America, do you have any desire to visit? What's the number one thing you'd like to see?)

3. Stars or stripes? Red, white, or blue? Watermelon, homemade vanilla ice cream, or blueberry pie?
I've never had homemade vanilla ice cream, I'm sure it would be a favorite of mine. I will go with stars - white and watermelon......

4. When did you last see stars, figuratively speaking?
When Mark didn't send me a card or flowers while I was here in Florida. Since we went out to dinner before this trip he thought that was it. Well that wasn't it in my book! If he would have been in reach maybe he would have seen some stars for real.....

5.  'Clear as a bell', 'with bells on',  'lots of bells and whistles', 'saved by the bell'...which phrase 'rings' truest for you lately?  Have you ever seen The Liberty Bell?
Lots of bells and whistles....I've spent a lot of awesome days with my family in Florida. Surprised a blog friend, attended a birthday party, graduation party, celebrated my dad turning 91, had many awesome meals out and won $500. at the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa!!!!

Double Sausage Chicago Pizza

6. Are you caught up in World Cup fever? Have you watched a lot or a little or none at all?

None at all.

7. Bid farewell to June in 10 words or less.
Goodbye Dad, Darcy, Bob, Michele, Amanda, Ashlynn, Garrett, Melissa, Joe, Amber! (sorry I used 11) 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

I had the best time watching these two ducks!



Winning $500 is BIG!! Congrats. Sounds like loads of fun in Florida. I couldn't figure out anything 180 degrees for me either.

You've never had home made ice cream? If you want my opinion, it isn't as good as Blue Bell. LOL

Dawn Saros-Kirk said...

Great photo of the ducks! They are fun to watch, aren't they? I love when they flip over like that. Wow, $500. How exciting! LOL at your response to #4. Glad you had a good time seeing family and friends in FL.

Sandra said...

love the double duck butt shot...I am with you on the why I love living in the USA.. the freedoms that we have and also the fact when disaster strikes the other states help out the state that is water no food, they get it.

Joyce said...

Sounds like you've had an awesome trip Debby! And congrats on your big win!!

Cathy said...

What a cool pictures of the ducks. Love that.

Sounds like a real good trip.

Blackberry Lane said...

That last photo made me laugh. Pizza looks so good. That is one of my favorite foods.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Cute ducks!

Homemade vanilla ice cream is good - you need to track some down!

TexWisGirl said...

love the duck butts! and the pizza looks yummy!

Elizabeth Day said...

You for sure don't live in the south if you have never had homemade ice cream. It goes with the culture although it is not done nearly as often as it used to be. I'm afraid this piece of culture is going by the wayside with so many others because we just don't spend time with family and friends like we used to. A sad commentary on our society. Love the upside-down ducks. Also loved your "seeing stars" story.

Together We Save said...

Ok that pizza liiks amazing!! And I just wanted to say thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!!

Cranberry Morning said...

Cute ducks photo. So glad you had a nice time in Florida. I bet it was a shock to win $500!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

way to go on winning!!

LOVE the pizza yummy!!

yeah to surprising a bloggy friend :)

edshunnybunny said...

What a fun (and busy) time you had in Florida :)
I loved 'The End' picture!

Sharon said...

Your Florida trip sounds so much fun! I'm glad that you and your family had that special time. And winning $500? Not too shabby!

I am stars, red, and watermelon. Saved by the bell - if that means God is rescuing me! And not into soccer at all.

Bye June. Hello, July!

And, I loved the (in Sandra's words) "double duck butt shot." Pond mooning?? :)

betty said...

I liked the picture of the ducks, Debby, and how you summed up saying goodbye to June, too cute! That pizza looks delicious!

I do hope you get to try some homemake vanilla ice cream sometime. It truly is tasty!


Stephanie said...

LOL Gotta love the ducks!! And I thought I was the only one not caught up in World Cup Fever :)

Tesha Papik said...

Glad you made it back home safe and sound! I know you must be missing your dad! It is so hard on me when I have to leave my family in TN. How awesome you won five hundred dollars!!!

Empty Nester said...

Every time you post a picture of that dang pizza, I want some. Stop posting those pictures. LOL One of these days, I'm going to order one!

bp said...

We like homemade Big Red ice cream. I hope to have some at the parade we usually go to.

Have a good weekend.

xinex said...

Happy Independence day, Debby! I want to thank you again for showing up at our Rev It Up For Rea Trike a thon event. It was indeed a pleasant surprise! I just blogged about the event and our meeting...Christine

Montanagirl said...

I love your bottoms up ducks!

Michelle F said...

I did a double-take on the ducks
At first I imagined they were gators...LOL

Happy 4th of July

Secret Agent Woman said...

Watermelon, ice cream AND blueberry pie, thanks!

Chatty Crone said...

Hi! I love those two ducks. Winning $500 not bad. Sounds like you had a GREAT time in Florida. And I do agree - I love our freedom!

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