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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Meet Me on Monday #38

1.  Do you have a fireplace in your home?
No but I would love one!!!

2.  Can you drive a stick shift?

Yes and I much prefer it too.

3.  How many computers are in your home?

5, not including our iPhones. 

4.  Are your taxes done yet?  Do you do them yourself?

Yes and yes.

5.  What is your favorite meal of the day?

All of them!

Mellow Yellow Monday #112

Yummy crumpet with butter & honey!


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sunday Stealing: Burnt toast 2

17. Who would you like to show up at your door to say they love you?
My mummy!
My mum mid 90's

18. Last furry thing you touched?

My kitty

19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days?

Just ibroprofen

20. Do you miss film or does digital work for you?
Love digital!

21. Favorite age you have been so far?
I have loved my 30's. Happily married, wiser, living in a new country, surrounded by family.

22. Your worst enemy?
Myself, only I can allow anything or anyone to hurt me.

23. What is your current desktop picture?

24. What was the last thing you said that was funny?

Probably something to my husband last night. I am a riot all the time.

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly what would it be?

Ability to fly. I am sure I could make more than a million bucks doing that! 

26. Who can't you say “no” to?
No one, but it is hard to say it to my son. 

27. The last song you bought or downloaded?
Wild World - Cat Stevens.

28. What time of day were you born?


29. What’s your favorite number? Why?

9, not sure.

30. Where did you live in 1987?
In Cairns, Queensland, Australia 

31. Are you jealous of anyone?
Nope, jealousy is a weak emotion. 

32. Is anyone jealous of you?
Oh yes.

33. It's been almost a decade. Where were you when 9/11 happened?

I was asleep, in Perth Australia.

Camera Critter #153


Orang-utan at Perth Zoo, Australia

I have been lucky this year and I haven't had a cold or the flu, touch wood!

Saturday 9 St Patricks

1. St. Patrick's Day is March 17th (Thursday). Do you celebrate and wear green? Drink Green Beer? Ignore it?
I used to celebrate it more when I worked. I would dress in green, participate in celebrations during the day. Now as a housewife I don't tend to get into it as much.

2. If a leprechaun told you that you could have any amount of money from his pot of gold but it had to be a specified amount for a specified item, how much would you ask for and what would it be for?
$200 000 - so we could pay off our mortgage and buy a new house. 

3. One of the symbols of St. Patrick's Day is the leprechaun. Name a celebrity that you think would look good as a leprechaun. Name a celebrity that would look ridiculous as a leprechaun. Is there any one celebrity that would make a really scary leprechaun?
Vern Troyer, the guy that played Mini Me in the Austin Powers movies would make a great Leprechaun. Arnold Schwarzenegger would not make a good one.

4. For a prize of $1,000,000,000 you are challenged to make yourself a costume for a St. Patricks Day party. The ONLY rules are that you aren't allow to use clothing and it has to be green. Using anything other than clothing, describe your costume to us using ANYTHING else in the house.
Leaves from the plants in our house. I would weave them together to make a dress.

5. What day of the week is your busiest? Tell us about your schedule.
Tuesday. I wake up early to head to my Weight Watchers meeting then we go to Trader Joe's and anywhere else we need to go.

6. No matter what's going on in your life, what always makes you smile?
My son.

7. Of all the clothes you own, what do you feel most comfortable wearing, and why?

8. On what television show—either past or present—would you like to make to make a guest appearance, and what role would you play?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - anyone as long as I got to kiss Angel! hehe

9. What else is on your mind? Go ahead and rant.
I am in shock about what happened in Japan yesterday. Japan has always fascinated me and I even speak Japanese and it just hurts me to watch the destruction there.

Photohunt #256


Monday, March 7, 2011

Queens Meme #73

How green are you?
1. Do you recycle?
I do the best I can. We don't have a recycle trash pick up out here in the country.

2. Have you ever hung clothes on a line instead of using the clothes dryer? 
In Australia that is the normal thing to do, however here it's different. We don't have a clothes line, but eventually I would like one.

3. Do you walk or bike to work to save energy?
I don't work so I save a bunch!

4. Do you use a water filter for your tap water or do you buy bottled water?
We have a filter on our well.

5. How many trees do you kill each year buying new books?
I haven't bought a new book in a couple of years.

6. Have you ever considered recycling your cellphone?
I have done that a few times actually.

 7. All you need are a few simple non-toxic ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, lemon, and soap to clean your home.  Are you willing to throw away the bottled chemicals?
I try to use natural things around the home already. Certain things do need chemicals though.

That's My World & Sepia Scenes

Salisbury, NC Court House

This meme makes me realise I need to get out and explore where I live more. 

Ruby Tuesday 07/03

Beautiful red strawberries! Yum!

Moody Monday - Costumed

104/365 - Zombie Prom Queen

This is me as a Zombie Prom Queen

Meet Me on Monday #37

1.  What is your favorite way to eat potatoes?
Roasted, crispy!

2.  What was the last package that was delivered to your house?

My new socks! New Socks

3.  What is your favorite scent that you love to smell?

freshly roasted coffee

4.  Do you smoke?

No. I quit in April 2005 and haven't had one since.

5.  Are your parents married or divorced?

They were never married, but they broke up when I was 4.

Curious as a Cat #271

1) What keeps you up at night?
Mainly my sleep schedule. I'm a night owl. If I have trouble sleeping it's usually my mind won't turn off.

2) What’s the last music you purchased? (online, on CD, whatever)
Wild World by Cat Stevens
3) Describe the house in which you grew up.
It was in North Queensland in Australia so it was off the ground with a verandah, big rooms and wooden floors. It also had quite a large yard.

4) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one.

It makes me think of my weight loss journey and how I can't wait to look that good in jeans!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Mosaic Monday


This is our kitty Cassie (Cassiopeia). She and her brother wandered into our yard in December 2009 all dirty, wet and hungry. It was obvious they were abandoned so we decided to take them in. We couldn't keep both but decided to keep her as she was the smallest and cutest.

Blue Monday 07/03

My son Ashley in his new jacket his Grandma in Australia sent him for Christmas.

Smiling Sally

Mellow Yellow Monday #111

Gold Finch

Pretty Gold Finch on our feeder!


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sunday Stealing: Burnt toast

1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
My hair is a mess!

2. How much cash do you have on you?
Probably about $2

3. What’s a word that rhymes with DOOR?

4. Favorite planet?

5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?
Some random number, telemarketer perhaps.

6. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone?
Mr Blue Sky - ELO

7. What shirt are you wearing?
Pink Nightie

8. Do you label yourself?

9. Name the brand of the shoes you’re currently wearing?

10. Bright or Dark Room?
Depends on what I am doing. 

11. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you?
Don't know them

12. What does your watch look like?

13. What were you doing at midnight last night?
Putting together a dresser with my hubby.

14. What did your last text message you received on your cell say?
Love you hun. (from hubby)

15. Where is your nearest 7-11?
No idea.

16. What's a word that you say a lot?


Saturday Six #360

1. Which condiment do you use most often?
Balsamic vinegar.
2. Which kitchen seasoning do you use most often?

You are an amazing friend - you are the perfect mix of fun and loyalty.
You believe in yourself and in others. You think the world is a bright and brilliant place.

You are a positive thinker and a total optimist. You believe it's important to dream big.
You are very liable and charming. People know they're going to have a blast when you're around.

4. What’s the most exotic dessert you’ve ever sampled?
A yummy Hari Krishna milky dessert. No idea what it was called but it was good!
5. You crave a bowl of vanilla ice cream: what single topping are you most likely to want to add?
6. You decide to have a healthy cereal for breakfast: which fruit would you most likely use as a topping for that?

Friday, March 4, 2011