Willow Waits

Well, here we are back again, with the 3rd installment of Willow Wonders.   You witnessed part 2, here.

Today we finish up the final wonders, while Willow waits, breathlessly, I’m sure!   Well, I doubt this is the final question Willow will ever wonder, but MY final answers to what Willow wonders, anyway!

Is there a historical culture that fascinates you?

The prairie, and Conestoga wagons, era.   Oh wait, that’s not a culture, it’s a time period.   The Biblical Old Testament Jewish culture, what did it feel like to live when Jesus was alive??  Can you imagine how exciting and wonderful it was to actually see the Messiah???

What — if any — historical injustice still upsets you?

The Holocaust, big time.   And when women were not educated, or taught to read.    What if I had lived then???   Not being able to read would have killed me!

{I have a question of my own right here.   When I copy, and try to paste, why does a whole nother menu pop up instead???    That aggravates me!!!   And wastes time!!!}

Are there habits other people have that you find suspicious?

Having to look at your phone before you answer a question.

What do you think is a good place to travel but you would not want to live there?

Any place, except Central Florida!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is there a scary scene from a movie (or book) you viewed a child that still haunts you?

I was strictly censored as a child, but if I did see a scary movie, it is probably the cause of all my nightmares!   I still have them, even now.   But, I can’t think of one in particular.

What is the cheapest price you can ever remember paying for gas?

Ummm, my memory for math, isn’t really great, but I know it was a dollar and something.

How far south have you traveled?

To Key West, and the Bahamas.   I don’t know which one is the furtherest south.   (And I don’t care enough to look it up.   Sorry!)

When did you realize you’d become an adult?

I’ll certainly let you know when that happens!   I’m already 55, so not holding out much hope for it ever happening!

What jokes did your grandparents tell you as a child that you remember fondly?

None of my grandparents told many jokes.   But one of my uncles always “Took off” his thumb!   And he’s still doing it, for my grand baby!!

Is there a piece of technology that you do not own but would like to?

Rosie the Robot from the Jetsons.

Do you have any secrets for getting better service?

Smile, say thank you ten million times, and learn their names immediately!

What slang word or phrase do you love to use?

Hmm, that one stumps me.  

What technology, real or imagined, scares you?

Like Momma said, cloning!   And the gene splicing of growing human parts in animals.

Is there a traditional gender role or stereotype that you agree or disagree with?

That women belong in the kitchen.   I don’t mind the pregnant, and barefoot part, just the cooking part!

What type of commercials to you find particularly annoying?

Ones for fat women clothes that use stick thin models.   We’re fat!   And we’re paying you!!   We should not be humiliated that way!!!

What was the first thing you learned to cook?

I think it was grits and eggs.   I’m a Southerner after all!

What’s the highest above sea level you’ve ever been? How did you get there?

What ever elevation planes fly at.   Here in Florida, I’ve been to Bok Tower, the highest point in Fl!

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Photo Credit: boktowergardens.org

 

Is there something that you do now, but wouldn’t do if it weren’t for the law (for example carry car insurance or wear your seat belt).

Wear clothes at all.   JK!!

Have you ever tried to touch the moon?

Nope, too busy looking at it!   I love the full moon!   I could look at it for hours!   (IF I’m sitting down!   I have been known to almost fall over, for looking up too long, while standing!)

When you have out of town guests, what tourist things do you show them?

Thankfully I haven’t had to deal with that in over 20 years!

Where is the strangest place you have fallen asleep?

In the bathtub.

Would you be willing to live off the grid? (follow link for definition)

Uh, nope!   I have to have my a/c!!    But, I would like to be my own boss, without the government telling me every step to take.    So, yes, if I could have a/c.

If someone paid you enough money, would you provide them a false alibi?

NO!

Would you volunteer to be one of the first colonists on Mars?

Oh, absolutely NOT!!    As scared as I am of airplanes, I can’t imagine how many Xanax I’d have to take to actually board a rocket ship!!   I’d have to be knocked out, like Mr. T!!

 

So, that’s it.   Next time Willow wonders, I’m gonna ask her to wait, and keep it to herself!    JK!!

Willow Wonders

My friend, Momma, posted  “Willows-got-questions.”    When I commented on it, she challenged me to answer them too.

So, here goes.   Willow wonders:

1.Does jet-lag affect you?

BIG time!!   Usually I recover by the 3rd day.   Hopefully, I didn’t have to leave on the 2nd day!

2.Are you afraid to walk alone at night?

Nope!   Never have been!    By myself, that is!   I would not be so brave, if I had to take my grand kids with me!

3.How did it make you feel the first time you ever held a baby in your arms — yours or someone else’s?

At almost 3, I picked up my newborn brother, walked across the room, and sat down in my little rocking chair.   My heart nearly burst with love for him.   And awe that he was real, not just a doll!

4.Do you fold your undergarments and socks?

Mercy, NO!!   The only time my undies have been folded, (since I left my Mama’s house) is when DD1 “kon-maried” me.  

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Kon-maried!!

 

I was paying her to fold my clothes, and put them away, so of course she took the L O N G way home!

5.Is there a specific place where you go to think? where is it and why there?

Not on purpose, but apparently it’s bed.   When I’m trying to go to sleep, I always think of great blog posts, clever retorts to conversations days ago….

6.How many houseplants do you have? How are they faring? 

Um, I’m on the National “Do NOT Let Her Have Houseplants” List, so I have none.    And believe me, they’re ALL much better off!

7.Do you have a garden — flower or vegetable? 

Yes!  I’m allowed to have outside plants, per my probation.    And since God waters them, I’m happy to say I haven’t killed a one!  Yet!    (Although, the Jasmine’s neck is on the chopping block…)

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Purple Flower

8.How many hats do you own? Do you wear them all?

Virtual??  Or physical??

Physical hats, I have 1 purple knitted winter hat.  Sure!   I wear it during the 8.7 hours of winter here!   (when I can find it, that is.)

9.Does your best friend call you their best friend?

Depends on which best friend you mean??   My Blogging Best Friend Forever Janice, Better known as BBFFJ, certainly calls me her BBFF, too.  

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My BBFFJ, AKA Janice Wald  from www.mostlyblogging.com

My BF from college, we still call each other “twin”.   Much closer even than BF!   

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My college BFF, Joyous and our kids

But I don’t have a dog.

10.Do you struggle to finish a bad book or do you set it aside forever? 

I have struggled thru a few.  And once or twice, I have even *gasp* set them aside forever.   But, they have to be REALLY horrible before I would go to such an extreme measure with a book!

11.Have you ever been in a food fight?

AS in, who gets the last piece of chicken??   Many times!!

12.Have you ever brought a stray animal home?

Do boyfriends count??   Lol   No, I hated animals, until I fell in love with my Emily, when I was in my 30s.    She was a tiny 8 week old Cock-apoo.

13.Can a well-written book make you care about their characters enough to cry for them?

Of course!   They’re real people too!

14.How do you deliver bad news?

From behind a catcher’s mask!    Just kidding.   I had to tell my 2 nieces their dad died, and I just hugged them tight, and gently said it.   Then kept hugging them, as long as they wanted to be held.

15.In general, how do you feel when you come home from a long vacation?

So thrilled to be home, I say “I’m never leaving home again!”   Then, I go jump in bed, because I’m so tired.

 

Willow has many, MANY more questions!    (40 more, to be precise)    But, I think this is enough for today!

Thanks, Momma and Willow!

Tilt-a-whirl

I just had the sickening feeling of the world tilting on its axis.  Horrible feeling!  Anchored to nothing, about to spin out into space!  Anxiety riding high!  Whatever in the world is wrong??  What’s happening??  Questions churning through my mind, even as my body is spinning in chaos…..

I quickly ran thru scenarios in my brain…..

Ahhh- that’s it!  I haven’t seen PP in over 24 hours!

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what IS that HAIRY thing down there??? Oh, whew, it’s only my leg….

 It was grand baby withdrawals!  Baby DTs are nothing to sneeze at!!

But, now that I can rest assured I’m not dying, and the world isn’t ending…. (at least not this minute)……

I take a deep breath, and repeat after myself, “It’s okay. I saw her 30 hours ago, and I will see her again soon.  I will see her again soon.”

A comforting chorus of “PP loves me so much!!!”  softly playing in the background, lulls me off back to sleep, with a contented smile on my face.

back to sleepOf course I sleep sitting up!  Don’t you??  Oh alright, I admit it.  I adapted these photos that I’d taken for something else.

Heather’s Handiwork

Heather from Crazy With Love nominated me for a Sunshine Blog Award.  But, she did it so sneakily, I ended up nominating myself!  Go read it, and you’ll see what I mean!

(Be prepared to be snagged.  She’ll do it, too!!   Muahwawahaha)

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Here’s the why come:

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to bloggers who are inspiring and bring sunshine into the lives of their readers and fellow bloggers… to bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere… is a way for bloggers to get to know each other and also get other bloggers to link to their website.

I’m copying this next part directly from Heather:

To the ever evolving revolving-door of rules:

(Isn’t she funny??  YES!!)

1. Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post.

Thank you, Heather!!  I think one reason I like her so much is, she’s crazy like me!  And revels in it!  If you’re gonna be crazy, might as well enjoy it, I say!

2. Answer the 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.

Heather didn’t ask me any questions, I guess because she was so busy congratulating herself on so handily avoiding having to pick just 11 other bloggers!   Well played, Heather!

And this next part is also copied straight from Heather’s post:

This chiquita banana isn’t playing favorites. There are only so many hours in my day, probably in your day too, that I can spend reading. So if I follow your blog, guess what, I read it and I like it. And if you have had the insane patience to read all of this and find yourself here (X marks the spot) I officially nominate you because you deserve an award for trudging through my nonsense. Paste, glue, staple, or tape your blog link in the comments zone so other crazy campers can check you out.     (See why I like her so much???  So much in fact, that I ❤ her!)

So, join in on the crazy fun!  I dare ya!

Oh yeah, questions….

Hmmmm…

What is your ring tone?

Are you old enough to know what the AV club was, in high school?

How do you eat your peas?  Fork?

CAn you tell this is a fork? Ok, quit focusing on the huge bald head!

Can you tell this is a fork? Ok, quit focusing on the huge bald head!

 Knife?  

peas with spoon

You guessed it, the spoon

 5 fingees?  (yes, I MEANT to say fingees.  It’s just more fun to say than fingers!)

peas with fingers

peas with toes

Yes, my real toes, with real peas in between. Yuck! IKR??

(hopefully not with your toes!!  But hey, it’s your food, not mine!)  In the mashed potatoes??

Disclaimer: Real peas were hurt in the making of this post.  It was horrible, they were masticated to death.  So cruel.

Who let the dogs out?  (Now you know how old I am!  But seriously, Who?  I wanna know!  Whenever I ask people, all they do is echo-sing the question, then do that owl hoo, hoo thing back at me.)

Corduroy or fleece?

Mountains or molehills?

Solar or lunar?

(What does that even MEAN??)

What other questions should I ask?

(That was 9.  This is brutal!)

What color is your can opener??  I’m serious!  I wanna know!

(I just had to ditch my purple one, cuz it    wait for it    didn’t open cans!!!  I almost cried!!

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But, it’s PURPLE!!!

Do you separate your laundry by colors?  Or just wash it all together?   (If you do it by color, and shudder type of fabric, we may not be able to continue our friendship.  I warn you, you’re on probation!!)

Okay, now, the baton’s been passed to you… run, Forrest, run!!

Brotherhood of the World

Lady Sunshine nominated me for a Brotherhood of the World Award.   Thank you, Lady Sunshine!!

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Here are the rules:
Thank and link back to the person who nominated you for the award.
List the Rules and Display the Brotherhood of the world Award logo to your post and/or blog.
Answer the questions set to you.
Nominate around ten bloggers.
Create your set of questions for your nominees.

Lady Sunshine’s questions for me :

1. What are your nicknames? What do you prefer to be called?

I’ve had several nicknames throughout my life.  One was Mel, when I was going thru my rebellious, “I hate my name” stage.  Then in 8th grade, I named myself Mindy.  Now of course, I’m “Purple Slob”.

2. What books on your shelf are begging to be read?

My Bible.  I try to always read it every day.  I say try.  And, I have a book, “Season of Angels” , Debbie Macomber that I’m wanting to read.

3.What do you do if you can’t sleep at night? Do you count sheep? Toss and Turn? Try to get up and do something productive?

Sometimes I get up and read, or get on FB.  Sometimes I eat!  Bad me, bad me!

⁴. How many days could you last in solitary confinement? How would you do it?

I think I could last awhile, if I had books, and paper and pen.  Maybe some crayons, and coloring book.   But, they are gonna feed me, right???
5. When making an entrance in to a party, do you make your presence known? Do you slip in and look for someone you know? Do you sneak in quietly and find a safe spot to roost?

 Oh, I definitely make my presence known!  I am a big time par-tay girl!  Love to be the center of attention!!
6. What is your strongest sense? If you had to give one up, which would it be?

 I think seeing would be my strongest, even though I need glasses now! lol  Hmmmm, if I had to give one up??

     I guess I’d choose smelling to let go of.  I would never want to be blind, or deaf, or unable to feel.

Now, I get to ask the questions.  Sunshine gave me such thought provoking ones, I need to dig deep to come up with some great ones, too!

My questions for y’all:

  1. Boxers or briefs?  Not really, I just couldn’t resist.  DO NOT ANSWER THIS!!
  2. Which is more important to you in a relationship, looks or personality?
  3. How did you decide to start blogging?
  4. What is your definition of Brotherhood?
  5. How do you define happiness?
  6. Are you a slob, or a cleanie?
  7. What was the name of your first childhood pet, and what was it?
  8. Who is your favorite relative?
  9. And why?

My nominees:

Susie

Smiling Notes

TJ

Michelle

Robyn

Annabelle

Jaya

Bec

Lynn

Bettylouise  ‘s blog is an Award Free Blog.  Which I didn’t notice, till I popped over to give it to her.  Oops!

I look forward to reading your answers!

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