Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Volume 194
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1. What's your favorite time of day? Why?

I think I will have to say the evenings, especially in the Fall with my favorite programs being new. The day is almost over, I'm not on my computer and it feels like I can finally relax. 

2. Waffle iron, toaster, coffee maker, mixer, blender...which small appliance would you say most needs replacing in your house? 

Probably the waffle iron, it's the one item I haven't used in forever.....

3. It's National Grouch Day (October 15)...what's something that makes you feel grouchy?

Well my list is long, I seem to be a grouch all the time lately. I will say internet or cable issues, they make me grouchy for sure......

4. Ever been to Canada? Is that a country you'd like to visit? According to Trip Advisor, the top ten best destinations in Canada are-Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Victoria, Calgary, Niagara on the Lake, Niagara Falls, Whistler, and Halifax. Which city would you most like to see?

No I have never been but would love to visit someday.  I would love to see Niagara Falls but honestly it would be a joy to visit all of them. 

5. What was your favorite food (or one of your favorites) when you were a child? Is that still a favorite?

I would have to go with pizza.....yes, yes, yes! 
6. Do you cry easily?

I didn't cry for many years. I went through a lot of painful times during my divorce 31 years ago and I became hardened. Even though I gained wisdom and became a better person through the pain I just couldn't cry. Now I can't seem to turn it off! To be honest with you it was pretty embarrassing not to be able to cry. I was at the funeral for our best friends son 13 years ago and never shed a tear. 

7. Have you started your (gasp!) Christmas shopping? If so when, and how much? If not, when will you even begin thinking about it?

Yes I have some Christmas presents that I have bought. It was about two months ago and it was because of some great deals and coupons so I decided to order the family tradition of receiving pajamas at Christmas. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.


Mara said...

I get grouchy over pain in my abdomen. Especially if the meds haven't kicked in yet! Or if I can't sleep because of it.

The one positive about the way we in our family celebrate Christmas: no presents at all, so no shopping for it. Of course I do buy some, mainly for myself!

Rebecca Jo Vincent said...

Thanks for reminder of what today is... I will light my candle tonight.

TexWisGirl said...

i have a lot that makes me grouchy, too. my coffee maker definitely gets the most use in my house (i have a back-up in the pantry in case the first breaks down - i'll never go without again!) :)

Sandra said...

burgers from birth to age 70, cried at the drop of a hat my whole life until 10 years ago when i quite crying for some i tear up at movies and when a blogger loses a pet, but no crying. i was 16 when i tasted pizza, the kind that you buy in a box and make it yourself, pizza is my second fav food. i have a friend who is a total grouch and now imight send her your post.. LOL

Cranberry Morning said...

I just checked and couldn't believe I wasn't a follower on GFC. I did remedy that! Crying is a difficult thing. Tears (or lack thereof) don't always show what's in the heart.

Chatty Crone said...

I am thinking of a couple people I know for National Grouch day.
And I know what you mean about night - but for me my time alone is more in the am. Hope you have nice day.

betty said...

I'll have to remember to light a candle tonight, Debby. I think it would be fun to visit Canada sometime too. My parents honeymooned at Niagra Falls, I remember my mom telling of their trip; it would be fun to see it.

I don't think we ever owned a waffle iron now that I think of it.


Valerie said...

Enjoyed your answers! =) Love the idea of Christmas PJs.

Joyce said...

Computer issues can make me grouchy too. We lived without them for years, but now if the Internet is out for a few minutes we get a little nuts : )

Terri D said...

Another great Hodgepodge! I am a total blubber-head and can cry at the drop of a hat - happy or sad. I cry if I see some else crying. Switched to water-proff mascara years ago! :) Computer troubles make me grouchy, too!

Nikki Scatchard said...

ugh tell me about it, cable and internet issues are nuisance sometimes especially if i can't fix it. I like being the one to fix things for other people. I love the waffle iron! Mine still works pretty good tho. It's my blender that needs to go. :) Have a great week!

Jessy Gaffen said...

I'm lighting a candle for pregnancy & infant loss today too!

Pizza is so yummy!

I can understand about a hardened heart after divorce. It took me about a year of self-reflection and growth to find myself again after divorce.

Have a wonderful week!

Anonymous said...

I'm with ya' on the cable/internet issues! The price of it all is enough to make us grouchy, too...

I'll try to remember to light a candle at 7!

bp said...

Mmmmmmm that pizza looks good!

I have thought about our two babies we lost previously, I had not heard of the candle lighting, so sweet.

Michelle F said...

I have always loved pizza.
I am just recently learning there are many ways to make pizza. Not just pepperoni & cheese..LOL
There's taco pizza, chicken pizza, even pizza made with cauliflower crust. Go figure...

Well, I'm a bit late reading your post...I did not know about lighting a candle. What a great idea.

Hilary said...

i love the early mornings when it is very quiet

Sharon said...

So much fun reading your answers! I'm gonna play along...

1) Me, too.
2) I don't even own a waffle iron or a mixer!
3) Slow drivers in the fast lane.
4) Nope. I think I'd like to see Vancouver.
5) Spaghetti - and yes, still a favorite!
6) I cry easily, yes. Even at commercials.
7) Christmas???
8) Blessings to you. See, I'm crying over this.


Cooking classes Houston said...

Your answers are funny....
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Tami said...

Glad to know someone else has started Christmas shopping besides me. I catch a lot of guff for starting the season early, but it's my favorite time of year - it shoudl last at least 3 months. :)

I also have an issue with turning off the tears - not sure which would be worse - none at all or too many. At least my husband's getting used to it and doesn't freak out every time I get weepy.

Secret Agent Woman said...

I cry super easily. When I'm sad, when I see something sentimental, when I'm angry - you name it.

Barbara said...

Pull out your waffle iron! We have homemade waffles most Saturday mornings, when things are more relaxed for us.

I continue to love the precious doggy pictures in the left column of your blog!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I have started Christmas shopping too. I already did the gift wrapping for 3 people, who came to visit that I know I won't see again before Christmas, and sent their gifts home with them. I figure it saves me the trouble of shipping them!

Claudya Martinez said...

I like the evenings too.

Amy von Oven said...

I cry over EVERYTHING. i might too emotional! lol. I love Christmas, I might shop all year. i look for sales. :)

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