Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Volume 336
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1. January is National Mentoring Month. Have you ever had a mentor? Been a mentor? How would you rate the experience?

No I haven't been mentored or been a mentor. 

2. What current trend makes no sense to you?

I guess for me it is the Echo. I have no desire to talk to one!

3. I saw a cartoon on facebook highlighting a few 'weird' things that make you happy as an adult. The list included-writing with a nice pen, having plans cancelled, freshly cleaned sheets, eating the corner brownie, cleaning the dryer lint screen, and sipping coffee in that brief time before anyone else wakes up. (Credit for the cartoon goes here) Of the 'weird' things listed which one makes you happiest? What is one more 'weird' thing you'd add to the list?

Other than sipping coffee before anyone else wakes up I like them all. Not sure which would be my favorite. I don't like when plans are cancelled but I have wished that a doctor's office would call and have to reschedule.  I would add in my PJ's waiting for Prime Time TV to start!  

4. What's the last good thing you ate?

Well this morning (Tuesday) I had scrambled eggs with sauteed spinach. 

5. Describe life in your 20's in one sentence.

I just noticed the one sentence thing:     
It was the best of time!

I became a bride about three months before my 21st birthday in 1972.  We bought a townhouse a few months before we were married. Those were happy times for me! I worked full time until we had the kids. We took several roads trips across the country. We had Adam in January 1979 when I was 27 and Amber in May of 1981. 

6. Insert your own random thought here.

Skye turned 9 years old on Sunday. Where does the time go. She had fun with a new toy we bought for her.... stuffing everywhere!! 


Ann said...

Happy Birthday Skye. You look so sweet in those pictures

Little Penpen said...

Happy Birthday to sweet Skye! I have never really had a mentor either, but I have found a few through blogging. And I have to agree with you on the ECHO... I have no need for one and would worry that it is monitoring my every move and conversation!!

Sandra said...

Hi, sweet Skye. looking adorable as always

your answer on one and 2 is my answer. and the weird list is not weird to me. yesterday we were drinking coffee in bed at 4 am and I said, i feel so happy that i have a comfy bed, a warm blanket, hot coffee and you to talk to. that makes me happy.
in my 20's nothing made me happy or in my 30's either.

Joyce said...

How fun to see that picture of you from your 20s. I want to dig out some of mine too, but they're in a box under a box (or four) so I need to feel motivated : ) Happy birthday to your little pup!

ellen b. said...

Our first was born in January of 1979 and our second in 1981. Fun photo of you from the 70's! Happy Wednesday Hodgepodge to you!

maddie/cadesmimi said...

Those 20's were great, weren't they? :)
It's hard to believe that Skye is nine already! Time passes so quickly. Happy birthday to her, and I'm glad she enjoyed her new toy :)
Kathy (Reflections)

Chatty Crone said...

You looked so happy there in your 20's. I was too. We were older, but still so innocent of what real life meant.
Happy birthday Skye.
I agree with you about the Echo - the gang here is convinced it knows your every move and listens to everything.
I have a new erasable pen I love, having plans cancelled, freshly cleaned sheets, eating the corner brownie, and sipping coffee in that brief time before anyone else wakes up. (Don't really care about the dryer lint screen??)

Mary said...

That Skye is just so pretty!
I got a Google Home for Christmas, and it's the BEST! I can find out the temp, the weather, or play music just by telling it to! :)

Secret Agent Woman said...

Is Echo one of those home assistants like Alexa? I don't see the need for that at all. Leaves me cold.

I like all the weird adult things except I'm indifferent about pens.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I'm with you on the Echo thing. I don't have any i-products so am not familiar with Siri but I gather that Echo and Alexa and those other gadgets are meant to do the same sort of thing? I don't like the idea of having a machine listening out for me speaking to it all the time. I can't even imagine what I would use it for in the first place!

Carla from The River said...

Thank you for sharing the photo of you. I liked that you shared more than a sentence.
Happy Birthday to your sweet Skye.

Mevely317 said...

Ironic! Were I to play along (my 20's) would have read, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." Duality. Love this retro image of you!

Funny that FB calls these 'weird.' I love fresh sheets and sipping coffee. Dryer link? Now maybe THAT's weird!

Mara said...

Freshly laundered sheets must be nearly on the top! It definitely beats writing with a nice pen! I am just happy I can find a pen that works.

Hey, toys are there to be deaded you know. And if that means stuffing everywhere...

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday to Skye. She is so pretty. I don't really get the Echo craze either although I do use my Siri from time to time.

Cranberry Morning said...

Love the pic of you!! And happy birthday to Skye! I can't imagine wanting something in my house that's hearing everything, every conversation, etc. Echo Seems creepy to me!

bp said...

I don't get the Echo either. Weird! You look so happy in the picture. I was born in Feb. 1979.

Nice to read your answers, I was going to answer and then ran out of time.

Life SPW said...

Happy Birthday Skye. You'll be happy to know that our furnace has been repaired. It wasn't too expensive. I don't care for the Echo either. I value my privacy, that is, what little we have left in this day and age.
SWMBO and I were married in 1972 also. I continue to be pleasantly surprised that she continues to put up with me.
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