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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

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1. It's National Bike Week...do you own a bicycle? When did you last ride a bike? Yes I have a bike and it's someplace in the garage so I have no idea when I rode it last.

2. What's something you learned in school that wasn't part of the curriculum?Nuns can wear any color underware they want to.  I went to Catholic school back in the 60's when nuns wore long habits and lots of rosary beads and crosses on their chest.  We had one nun who every once in a while would answer our questions, no matter how silly it was so we asked her about what she wore under that long heavy habit.

3. What's a food you've never tried, but want to try? What's a food you've tried and will never try again?A food I've never tried? Can't think of anything. A food I tried and will never try again?  New England Boiled dinner.  I just don't care for roast meat and cabbage cooked in a crock pot.  

4. Have you been more demanding on yourself lately or less? Why? Do you think that's a good trend?Less demanding of myself since I started Chemo.  It's a good thing to do away with the negative thoughts about what I'm not doing.  I'm re-learning what's inportant in life.  Guess I didn't learn it last time.

5. Who is your favorite book, movie, or TV show villain? I don't get involved in the lives of the villain but do get involved in the lives of the heroes in books, movies, and TV shows.  I did like KAHN in the Star Trek movies.  He was driven mad by having great loss.  

6. How concerned are you about identity theft? I do think about it and wonder if I have anything that others would want to steal.  I forget that they will take out loans in my name and ruin my credit. Or buy vacations homes or go on vacations in my name.  That does scare me because I hear it's just terrible to get your good name back.  That would just be too much for me.

7. I saw this last question on Dawn's blog a couple of week's ago and asked if I could share. Everybody hop over and say hi, but first answer this...would you rather have an ordinary home in an extraordinary place or an extraordinary home in an ordinary place? Oh the choice!! An ordinary home in some extraordinary location would be so wonderful. Waking up in some wonderful location like on a lake in Spain or a mountaintop in Scotland! How great would that be.  But I wonder if at some point I would get use to my location and just see my ordinary home.  Where having an extraordinary home like a converted Church or living in a Grain Silo in some ordinary place would make coming home special all the time don't you think since there is No Place Like Home.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
I'm trying to think about a random thought, however with the side effects of Chemo, thinking is hard.  I really do have Chemo brain.  I am so blessed to have Hubby who picks up the pace and the pieces and makes this journey so much easier.  If only he felt a bit sorry for me and would let me win at TriOminios. A game we play while I'm hooked up to an IV.  It takes about 2 1/2 hours and we play games to pass the time. He feels no need to be easy on me and beats me at this game.  I have vowed to beat him back and I will let him know that "Revenge is a dish, best served Cold"


  1. I definitely think there are seasons of life where we need to push ourselves harder, and those where we need to give ourselves a break. Chemo qualifies as the latter! Take care : )

  2. TriOminios? I've never heard of that game. I hope chemo is going well and giving you minimal side effects. Been thinking and praying for you this week.

    If you ever get that place in Scotland, let me know and I'll come visit!! :) Or if you do come visit Scotland, let me know so I can be your tour guide! :)

  3. I had friends who went to Catholic school and I remember their habits. How funny about the underwear! Love your answer to #7. I like how you think. Take care and God Bless. Your so blessed to have such a great man in your life. I should say two great men....God and your husband!

  4. I had to smile about what you learned in school :)

    I'm glad you are learning to take it easy on yourself during this important phase of your life. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Your hubby sounds a lot like mine--he has no pity on me where games are concerned :) Men!

  5. My, what a blog post! I really enjoyed reading this because it’s like I’m visualizing every statement you have. The questions are also odd and some of your answers are odd and funny, too. I would agree to your answer in question no. 7. How exciting it would be! Ciao!


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