Wednesday, November 18, 2020


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1. It's Mickey Mouse's birthday (November 18)...happy birthday Mickey! He reads here, right? 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?

I am less than a superfan. Yes we have been to Disneyland and Disney World. Enjoyed Disneyland with the kids and my dad one year. Also enjoyed Disneyland with the kids as adults. Mark doesn't join in the fun but I'm hoping he will go with James at some point. Disneyland is not open in California! 

We did Disney World with the kids when they were younger. So much fun and so big. I spent some time at Disney World three years in a row, several years ago when Mark would go to a convention in Orlando. Best time! All by myself I visited almost all of the parks there. 

I remember saying to my dad,
you bit off his ear! 

2. 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 churchmouse or perhaps more like mighty mouse? 

I don't think I have a favorite place unless it was at the beach. I am definitely more of a Mighty Mouse! 

3. The day before Mickey's birthday happens to be National Homemade Bread Day. Did/will you celebrate? Do you bake your own bread? Last time you had hot out-of-the-oven homemade bread? What's your favorite kind of bread? 

We did not celebrate. Since Mark retired 2 years ago he likes to bake bread. I use to bake bread but now I mainly bake the Bohemian Hoska (sweet bread) which I am actually making next week (hopefully) to take to Arizona. 

Mark has been on a kick with take and bake bread from Sprouts. I love a sourdough bread but have never baked any. The best is in Bishop California at Erick Schat's Bakery. 

4. What's something you might say is 'the greatest thing since sliced bread'? 

I'm going with the Keurig coffee maker. I also like the ice dispenser from the refrigerator and a crockpot but those have been around for awhile now. I could say a Google Nest but we have since unplugged ours. It was fun for awhile. 

5. Let's keep the gratitude theme we started last week rolling on through November. Share with us five little things you're grateful for today. Small blessings. One catch-they all must start with the letter T. Gotta keep us thinking, right? 

I apologize but I can't answer this today. We are going through a rough patch right now. Our daughters depression is in a deep place right now. 

Also Adam, Gabby and James were exposed to Covid-19. They are quarantined for 14 days. So far they are okay. Adam and Gabby will be tested this week. James' doctor will only test if he shows signs of illness. 

This mom is struggling right now. I also want to apologize if I don't get around to reading blog posts.

I can say that I am thankful for a Test Result that happened to came in on Sunday morning which cancelled our plans to go to see James that evening because we could have possibly been exposed too.  

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Happy 69th Birthday to my husband Mark! 
I love you. oxox 

He always wants turkey for his birthday dinner and it always falls close to Thanksgiving so I'm never really in the mood but we actually did a dinner last week Thursday. Just the two of us. It was delicious and we had leftovers on Saturday. 

We will probably try one more time but this might be our 
Christmas picture this year. We did this on October 17th.


Ann said...

Happy Birthday to Mark. His dinner looks delicious.

betty said...

Such a cute picture of you, Mark and James! Happy birthday to Mark!! Gosh I'm sorry you are going through a rough patch and then I threw my stuff at you. Put mine on the back burner (really) and take care of yourself!!! I love seeing Disneyland through the eyes of a child. Hopefully that will happen in time with you and James!! Imagine all the wonderful pictures you'll take of that special time!


Sandra said...

I love sourdough bread, but then I love all bread as long as it is not multi grain. ha ha, can't be eating healthy bread.. I like the picture, you can always add a few Christmas things to it...if you want me to doctor it send it to me.. i can't seem to think of anything starting with t to be thankful for. oh as i typed I am thank for Tech Devices. and thankful I learned techi skills in my work place.

bp said...

I'm sorry for the difficult time your family is experiencing.

The birthday dinner looks delicious! Makes me hungry for our Thanksgiving meal!

Praying for your family.

The Feminine Energy said...

Happiest of birthdays to your Mark, Debby. By the looks of that delicious meal I'd say he was very pampered for his special day. :-) May your loved ones continue to show no signs of the virus and may their quarantine time pass quickly. ~Andrea xoxo

Chatty Crone said...

That Christmas Photo is perfect for this year!
I love my Keurig coffee maker too.
Happy birthday Mark!
I am sorry about your daughter I am so glad you will be seeing her soon.
I love Mickey Mouse too!

Carla from The River said...

Hi Debby,
Sending prayers and hugs.
Your birthday dinner looks yummy and I am sending Birthday wishes to your sweetheart.

Martha said...

Happy birthday to Mark! I'm so sorry about the other things going on. I sure hope your daughter will be ok and Adam, Gabby and James too. Thank God you weren't exposed. The photo will definitely work for this year's Christmas photo if it has to. it sure shows exactly what this year has been like for us.

Mevely317 said...

Happy Birthday blessings lifted to Mark! I'm sorry to learn of Amber's depression; and of course, the Covid scare. In many ways, this has been a wretched year, but we have to keep looking for the good. Like that baby boy's glorious smile!

Joyce said...

I'm so sorry your daughter is struggling. I think for anyone with any sort of depression or anxiety issues this season of isolation has been devastating. I will add her to my prayers. I hope your son and his family stay well and so glad you were not exposed. What a year! Take care and enjoy Arizona.

Susan said...

I have struggled with depression, so I know how hard it can be. Happy Birthday to your hubby. My son had Covid and was out of work for 5 weeks. No one else in the family got sick. That is a nice picture of you guys with James. I am sure we all have the mask pictures with family members. I will keep your family in prayer.

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow, that dinner is fabulous! And hope his birthday was special!!

CheerfulMonk said...

I wrote a comment yesterday (?) but apparently it didn't work. So on a different subject...bread, I used to love San Francisco sour bread. I have had it in years and seldom eat bread anymore, but it brings back memories.

Michelle said...

I had the best time at Disney World when my childhood family camped at Fort Wilderness. It was much smaller in the 70's and I was old enough to explore by myself. I wonder if Disney World is presently open. It doesn't seem so.💖

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