This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and McGuffy’s Reader. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!

Friday_Fill-In_BadgeHere are the fill-ins:

  1. I can’t wait to eat _____________________ on Thanksgiving.
  2. My favorite kind of pie is ______________________________.
  3. This year, I am particularly thankful for _______________.
  4. A funny holiday tradition in my/our house is ____________.

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Here are my responses:

I can’t wait to eat ALL THE THINGS on Thanksgiving. My favorite Thanksgiving food is: turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, gravy, mac & cheese, green bean casserole, squash casserole, rolls. We don’t usually have banana pudding or pineapple coconut cake, but they were features at Thanksgiving at Granny’s house while I was growing up.

I like apple pie, pecan pie, and pumpkin pie is okay, too.

This year I am thankful for the improvements in my vision. I know that Heavenly Father is healing my eyes and removing the cataracts Himself!

We don’t have any particularly funny holiday traditions that I can remember at the moment. Funny things happen, sure, but I don’t know of any that are traditions.

Have a blessed weekend, y’all, and a very Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Image source: Pixabay.

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Friendly Fill-Ins

This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and McGuffy’s Reader. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!

Friday_Fill-In_BadgeHere are the fill-ins:

  1. The best part of where I live is _________________.
  2. The worst part of where I live is ________________.
  3. If I had ________, I would _______________________.
  4. My favorite article of cold weather clothing is _____.

 

Here are my responses:

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I am not sure of the best part of where I live. Maybe the extra long growing season because flowers are growing here pretty much all year long. I saw sunflowers still out there shining away the other day while we were out.

The worst part of where I live is the fact that it is loaded with drunks all over the place. The crime rate here is higher than in New York City.  According to http://www.city-data.com, the US average crime index is 286.7.  New York City’s most recent crime index was 234.8.  NYC population in 2014 was 8,491,079.  For Wharton, the most recent crime index is 335.6, just over 100 points higher than NYC… and the population here is less than 9,000 people!

Okay, the thing that keeps popping into my head for #3 is a song: “If I had a hammer, I’d hammer in the morning. I’d hammer in the evening. All over this land.”  But, my answer would be if I had my health & youth back, I would work on doing all those things that I put off for “some day”. Because I know now that those some days are not guaranteed.

My favorite article of cold weather clothing would have to be my beautiful, velvety knitted red and black sweater.  But, I can’t wear it now because something snagged the heck out of it and tore it.  I am considering making something out of what is left of it, but I’m not exactly sure what yet. I have no need for mittens, but I’ve seen several tutorials on how to make those out of old sweaters.  Maybe I’ll turn it into Christmas stockings.

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Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

 

Image source: Socks the Cat  Sunflower

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Friendly Fill-Ins

Happy Anniversary, David. I love you!

This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and McGuffy’s Reader. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!

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Here are the fill-ins:

  1. My favorite part of November is __________.
  2. Every November, I ________________________.
  3. For me, peace ____________________________.
  4. So far, my upcoming holiday plans ________.

Here are my responses:

My favorite part of November is today. Thirty-three years ago today, David and I were married after being engaged for about three years.

Every November, I/we have an anniversary, though it isn’t always celebrated in a way we would have chosen. Five years ago today, we were in a hospital room in the city, with David recovering from an amputation. He was literally on death’s door when he went into the hospital on 2 November 2012. He smelled like a corpse. They said he would have been dead within two days had I not gotten him there when I did. I tried much sooner, but he felt so rotten, he didn’t want to go. Then, once he was convinced to go, the doctor’s office was refusing to see him. I stood my ground and they saw him and sent him straight to the ER at the hospital in the City.

For me, peace is generally elusive. I have the peace that Heavenly Father has it all under control. No problem there. It is this whole earthly bit and some humans that mess with the other levels of peace. But, it is all good. I know that He is growing a rose in the messy garden called my life.

So far, my upcoming holiday plans are totally up in the air. We don’t know who to expect, when, if anyone, ever. David, Laynie, and I will be here. It’s anybody’s guess on anyone else.

 

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

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Friday’s Hunt

Friday’s Hunt can be found over at Eden Hills.  How about joining in the fun? Click here to learn more about it.

The prompts for this week are:

  1. Starts with Q
  2. Orange
  3. Animal

Starts with Q:

This is a great old cookbook! The original copyright date is 1922. My copy is a 4th edition, copyright 1966. If you want or need to feed an army, this is the book to get. It has recipes across every food group. AND its cover is sort of an orangey color, too.

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Orange:

The hat I am currently looming is orange and headed back to South Carolina to keep a little Clemson fan warm this winter.

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Animal:

This is the neighbors’ cat Tigger, thinking he’s all cuteness. Of course, he is. 🙂

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Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

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Friendly Fill-Ins

This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and McGuffy’s Reader. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!

Friday_Fill-In_BadgeHere are the fill-ins:

  1. I would like to interview _____________________.
  2. I would like to be interviewed by _____________.
  3. Halloween night _______________________________.
  4. Once Halloween is over, _______________________.

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Here are my responses:

I am not sure who I would like to interview. I am, in most instances, a very shy person. I am having communication difficulties at times and it would be embarrassing to have those difficulties while interviewing someone, especially if it were being recorded.

BUT, if I did not have these challenges, (and if I can choose someone that is no longer living), I would love to interview Johnnie Cooper Roberts. She is one of David’s great-grandmothers. She died due to complications of childbirth after the birth of her only child, David’s Grandpa Roberts. He was 8 months old when his young mama died.

She has been the elusive ancestor in David’s family, like my 2nd great-grandpa Oliphant Williams has been for me.  We know these people existed, but it is like all record of them has vanished off the face of this planet.

So, if I could interview her (and Grandpa Williams, too!), I could maybe get answers to the questions that I have and which it seems I’ll never get the answers.

I can’t think of anyone that I would like to have interview me. I wouldn’t have much to tell them of any value or interest.

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Halloween night can be a fun adventure but, unfortunately, it can be a very bad night for solid black critters. 😦

It is fun to see the little ones in their costumes. Some of them are really cute.

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Once Halloween is over, I predict that my blood sugar level will be having the battle of its life!

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

Image Source: Pixabay

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