If you follow me on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram, you already know what happened last week. My sweet, 17-year-old fur child passed away on Wednesday. I knew Rusty his whole life and his passing is very, very hard for me. I'm still working on picking up the pieces of my broken heart and will do a post about him when I am able. I am just not there yet.
This week, I am trying to focus on staying busy and keeping my mind as occupied as I can. So I will be working on some posts this week to make up for my lack of posts last week.
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 Losing Weight and Having Fun, so other folks can check out your answers as well. It is a fun way to connect to other bloggers.
1. Have you ever had a reoccurring dream? What was it?
It is more a recurring nightmare. I don't have them as often as I used to, but through my preteen years and into my twenties I would have nightmares in which I was traveling in a plane and it crashed. Typically it was flying over water, like an ocean, and I was usually the only survivor. You can imagine how much of a mess I was when, at 28, I was actually flying to Hawaii for my honeymoon. I should have just taken valium.
2. What was the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?
As a kid, I was tricked into eating deer meat and frog legs. I knew better than to try the rattlesnake or squirrel (yes, I grew up in the South). I have eaten salmon eggs (yuck to all of these, by the way). One thing I love to eat that people think is weird - I like putting peanuts in a Coke and drinking/eating it. I hardly ever have it because I don't drink what Yankees call "soda/pop" anymore, but people always think it is so crazy when I post a picture of it on Facebook or something. To me, it was always a fun road trip food growing up.
3. Can you comfortably eat in a restaurant by yourself? Go to movie?
I can definitely go to the movies by myself and I can certainly eat at a restaurant by myself, but out of those two things I would rather someone be with me at the restaurant. I enjoy the company.
4. What would you leave in your will for the person you care about the most?
I don't think there is anything I could leave that would be worth money really. It would just all have sentimental value. I would just leave everything to my husband.
5. Would you rather…Go without television or fast food for the rest of your life?
Fast food. I don't eat it anyway and haven't for quite some time, so this one is a no-brainer.
6. What was the best thing that happened to you this past week?
Nothing. Last week was a shit show. Just thinking about it makes me cry. I guess I can say that my friends have been very supportive and thoughtful. I finally left the house on Saturday to get a haircut. We ran some errands and had dinner with the mom-in-law and then went to Bunco that night. I drank too much wine and tried to get my mind off things. And Sunday Sean and I played Elder Scrolls Online and worked on house stuff. So the best thing about this past week were the moments when I wasn't crying.
7. List the food items you take at a salad bar.
Preferably spring mix lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, sliced peppers, garbanzo beans/quinoa, chicken, onions, celery, avocado, sometimes cheese, and usually balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
8. If you were in the “Miss America” talent competition, what would your talent be? (Note: both guys & gals have to answer this question)
I would probably do the goodbye monologue from Our Town.
9. What do you keep in the trunk of your car?
I don't own a car, so I can easily say nothing. But there are various fabric grocery bags and the like in the back of our car.
10. How many rings before you answer the phone?
If I recognize the number, I usually let it ring three times before I answer it. If I don't recognize the number, I don't answer it.
I hope you all have a good week. Happy Monday.