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Follow Friday Four Fill in Fun

December 8, 2011

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Each week, Hilary from Feeling Beachie lists four statements to fill in the blanks on our own blogs.  This week her co-host is Tami from Empty Nest in IL she came up with the last 2 statements. Hilary would love to hear from you with ideas for new statements. If she uses them you’ll be made co-host. So, link up and join the fun!!!!
This weeks statements:
1.       When I ___ I feel that ___ paid off
2.       I just realized that____

3.       My _______ come from _______.

4.       If I had _____, I would ______.

My answers:

  1. When I put on my new pair of jeans I feel that my exercising paid off.
  2. I just realized that in less than a week I will know if I will be an American citizen.
  3. My daughter’s talkativeness comes from me. She can have an entire conversation without taking a breath.
  4. If I had a green thumb, I would re-do all the landscaping around our house. I’m the worst gardener out there….


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Pondering

December 8, 2011

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This is my first time joining Brenda for her pondering with a Purpose blog hop. Go check out her blog to see what it’s all about!
Ever since I found her blog and started reading her Pondering with a Purpose posts I’ve wanted to join… but for one reason or another I just could never quite come up with something to write about. Today’s prompt started me thinking, I mean, pondering 🙂 about pondering. I’m not going to write about pondering on anything specific, rather on the times I ponder the most.
I think , I spent every day pondering something or other and I realized that there are certain times and situation where I let my mind just wander and ponder on things going on around me. Really, just letting my thoughts go where they may and then back again.
One of my favorite pondering times is when I’m cleaning… I have to sweep my floors almost daily because one of the pooches just sheds continuously. I usually use my trusty Bissel stick vacuum. The noise drowns out every other sound but my mind seems to shout louder then even the noise of the vac.  It’s like I’m in a vaccum myself, I can’t hear anything, no TV blasting Dora or Diego, no phone ringing, no kid shouting…just the hum of the vacuum and my thoughts to keep me company. 
Another time is when I’m ironing, a chore I hate with a small passion, but sometimes I sneak off to the bedroom, set up the ironing board, close the door and iron hubby’s shirts that have piled up. The repetitive motion and quiet ( okay, the TV might be on low, for background noise) let’s me relax and my mind go off on another pondering journey.
And lastly, my daily walks with the pooches… I go at least three times a day and I usually have one or all three kids in tow. But sometimes, I manage to go off on my own. I love to walk through the neighborhood, especially on a beautiful, sunny day when the sky is so blue it hurts your eyes and ponder about the beauty around me. There are always some type of birds or animals around to watch… it’s fun watching the otters play when they come for a visit in one of the neighborhood lakes.
So, as you can see, I have lots of time and different situations to spend my time pondering. I think, in a way we all need that. Our lives can get so busy and hectic and crazy sometimes that it’s nice to just let go for a little while and let your mind wander and ponder on things. I never consciously realized this until Brenda had me pondering on it. 🙂
Do you ever let your mind wander and ponder about everything or anything????
 
 

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Friday Follow Four Fun Fill in Blog Hop # 39

December 1, 2011

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Each week Hilary @ Feeling Beachie lists four statements to fill in the blanks on our own blogs. I’m excited that she chose me to be her co-host this week. The last two statements were thought up by yours truly!!! She is always looking for new statements and if she chooses yours…you’ll be her co-host. It’s fun and easy…and entertaining!!! So, go ahead and join the fun!
This week’s statements are:

  1.   I can’t believe_____
  2. ___is my favorite Christmas song
  3. If I don’t have my ___________ in the morning, I cannot make it through the day.
  4. I love my __________ dearly but wish ______ .

Here are my answers:

  1. I can’t believe that after all this time living in Florida I still miss the cold and snow at Christmas time. It just isn’t the same.
  2. “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby is my favorite Christmas song. I listen to it over and over again during Christmas time and drive my family crazy!!!
  3. If I don’t have my coffee in the morning, I cannot make it through the day. ( Believe me, you don’t want to talk to me until after that first cup.)
  4. I love my German Shepard mix Macy dearly but I wish she wouldn’t shed so much. I’m forever sweeping the floors…

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Follow Friday Four Fill in Blog Hop #38

November 25, 2011

 

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Each week Hilary @ Feeling Beachie lists four statements with blanks for us to fill in on our own blogs.

This week’s statements:

1.       I love when I see ____

2.       I am _____

3.       I ___ shop on Black Friday

4.       After a big holiday meal I ____ leftovers

My answers:

1.       I love when I see butterflies fluttering in the breeze. My neighbor has this tree that attracts them and it’s just so nice to see all the different kinds of butterflies that come.

2.       I am excited to get the house ready for Christmas. I love decorating.

3.       I never shop on Black Friday. (Except maybe for groceries.)

4.       After a big holiday meal I usually make Turkey Pot Pies with the leftovers.

 

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Follow Friday Four Fill in Fun

November 18, 2011

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Here it is once again, Hilary’s Follow Friday Four Fill in blog hop. She lists four statements each week with blanks for us to fill in. Anyone can join. The rules are simple. Most importantly…have fun!!!
This week’s statements:
1.       I love the smell of ____

2.       When I fly, I ____

3.       I don’t like ___ but I ____.

4.       My favorite ___ is ___

Here are my answers:

  1. I love the smell of cinnamon rolls when they first come out of the oven.
  2. When I fly, I need to have a good book or magazine to read.
  3. I don’t like the way most snowbirds drive but I have to deal with it every winter.
  4. My favorite color is blue. I love a nice sapphire blue, but really any shade will do.