Q & A Monday: Pondering Personal Thoughts

Hey, y'all!!  Hope everyone had a great weekend.

My Weekend Update:
It was haircut time on Saturday.  After the appointment, I played in Sephora and then the husband and I ran errands.  We got home later than we had anticipated, so we made dinner quickly and watched a Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode in honor of my brother who passed away four years ago Saturday.  It is one of my favorite ways to honor his memory.

On Sunday, I spent eight hours cleaning my kitchen - doing dishes, wiping counters, scrubbing cabinets, reorganizing cupboards, soaking and scrubbing drip pans, dusting, vacuuming, steam mopping, cleaning blinds, wiping down walls and the fridge, etc etc etc.  My feet hurt.

I did get to enjoy my St. Patrick's Day meal though - corned beef, cabbage and baby carrots, garlic and avocado mashed potatoes, and a Chocolate Raspberry beer.  Yum!  Hopefully Monday will be more low key for me. lol

It is time again for Friend Makin' Monday.  If you have a blog, I would like to invite you to answer the questions as well.  Leave me a comment here, so I know you are playing.  Then you can also leave a comment over at All The Weigh, so other folks can check out your answers as well.  It is a fun way to connect to other bloggers.

Pondering Personal Thoughts

1. How old would you feel if you didn’t know how old you are?
It really depends on my mood, what is going on, and sometimes who I am around.  I usually feel like I'm in my mid-20s, but sometimes I feel like I'm 55 (or anywhere in between).  It's mostly a mental thing. 

2. Are you the kind of friend you’d want to have as a friend?  
Absolutely.  I certainly would frustrate myself from time to time, but I am fun, kind, and fiercely loyal.

3. Look back at the last year.  When did you feel most excited about something in your life? 
There hasn't been a whole lot of happy in the last year. My brother cheated on my sister-in-law and they initiated divorce proceedings.  My brother stopped talking to me. My father-in-law lost his battle with leukemia. One of my sweet fur kids died right before Christmas.  A wonderful friend died in February. So I guess the most excited I have been lately is when NKOTB announced their new tour dates and I scored second row seats.  And maybe my husband and I can take a vacation for the first time in 5 years.

4. Have you ever been with someone and not spoken a word, only to walk away thinking that was the best conversation ever?  
I don't think so.

5. If you won 100 million dollars Monday, would you continue doing whatever you usually do on Tuesdays?  
Sure.  Except I might take some classes and be busier than normal. lol  Once in a while anyway...

6. What would you do differently if you knew no one would judge you?  
I would do everything I've always wanted to do. And I'd be more peaceful doing it since I would not be worrying about what others are thinking.

7. Share something you do differently than most people. 
I do a lot of things differently than others.  I keep finding out new things all the time.  For example, when I sing along to songs on the radio, I change as many words as I can to incorporate "chihuahua" into the song.

8. What’s one thing that you really want to do that you’ve never done?  
I really want to travel to Ireland.  I've never even been overseas, but Ireland is at the top of my list.

9. If you had to move out of state right now, where would you move? 
Maybe Canada?  I can't think of any state in which I would be truly happy.  I love living in WA, but there is a lot of rain.  I deal with it because I hate humidity, lots of bugs, flash floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, red states, etc.  I've lived all over the USA and I like where I am more than other places, though I don't feel like I quite belong in any of the locations I have lived.

10.  What is the one thing that you’d like to change most about the world? 
I wish everyone was kind and intelligent and had manners and thought about others instead of being selfish.  That's more than one thing, but there is too much wrong with this world to pick one thing.

Now take a moment to answer the questions and link up! Have a wonderful Monday and week!


  1. Dennis & Jodi GinterMarch 18, 2013 at 4:21 AM

    From FMM .. sorry to hear you had a rough year last year. Praying this is a better one for you!
    I am from Canada and saw a cartoon yesterday of 2 people walking in snow up to their waists saying "repeat after me: at least we dont get hurricanes ... at least we dont get hurricanes..." LOL WE are in the middle of yet another snow storm! This has been a bad year -- so I guess everywhere has its ups and downs!

  2. It sounds like you and hubby NEED a vacation. What a year! I hope 2013 has fewer bumps. My siblings and I go through ups and downs regarding our communication, but I'm realizing more and more how precious our relationships are. I hope your brother will come around soon! Have a great week :)

    I answered Kenlie's questions this week, too. I loved answering them this time! http://delightfullyshrinking.com/2013/03/friend-makin-monday-pondering-personal-thoughts

  3. You're so lucky to have NKOTB tickets, i want to go to the concert too but can't afford it. Maybe my boyfriend will buy me tickets.http://fattofiguregirl.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/friend-makin-monday/

    1. I definitely wouldn't be able to go if it wasn't for Sean. I would not have been able to go to any of them. So I definitely understand. Hope you get a chance to go!

  4. You just made me spit coffee all over the keyboard with your answer to number 7! Definitely the best answer I've seen yet! I couldn't even come up with anything for that one myself. My blog is at laurarunsalatte.com if you want to have a look :)

  5. Hi there! I seriously can't help myself. The one I sing a lot around the house is to the tune of "Love Train". I sing "Chiwas all over the world, join paws. Start a Chi-train, a chi-train!"

    I will definitely check out your blog. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Hi! Stopping by from FMM. Why Ireland?

  7. Thanks for stopping by. I've just always wanted to go. It looks like such a beautiful country, and of course, the accents are quite lovely. I would love to experience it. It is just one of the places that inexplicably calls me to it.

  8. We definitely need a vacation. *Fingers crossed* we can take a little break this summer. And thank you. I hope this year is way less eventful. I don't know how much more I can handle mentally. I hope my brother comes around too. Maybe one day he will.
    I hope you have a great week too!

  9. Very true. There are pros and cons to anywhere, I suppose. I've been to Vancouver, BC several times and Victoria, but never in winter. So I am not even fully educated on what I am talking about. lol They are gorgeous places in the summer though!!

  10. I did FMM as well...and yeah, a vacation anywhere sounds amazing right now. So does moving somewhere that isn't quite as red-state insane. I love Washington & Oregon. I would pick Oregon over Washington, simply b/c my dad lives in Washington and I don't want to be easy weekend driving distance. Once a month, ok. Every weekend, not so much. (He lives in Mt. Vernon.) It's gorgeous up there. I'd rather have rain every day than 3-4 months of temperatures over 100.

  11. Preach on! Yes, I would (and do) definitely prefer the rain over super hot temps. The one to two weeks it is close to or over 100 here is just too much to deal with for me now. It is hard to imagine I spent the first 17 years of my life in insane humidity and hot temperatures. I am just not acclimated to that anymore. When I visit family, I have to go in winter so as not to offend my delicate weather nature. lol I definitely like it here in Washington much more than other places I have been.

  12. Yeah, I grew up in Houston. Loads of fun when you are wearing your nasty work uniform in the summer in your car with vinyl seats and a broken air conditioner....it's bad here, but at least it's not quite as humid. When I have to go there in the summer (which I mostly try to avoid), I feel like I can't breathe.