Sunday Stealing…Taking stock meme…

Taking Stock Meme

Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard of the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we try to credit the blog that we stole it from. We also provide a link to the victim’s meme in our “Previous Victims” widget. (It’s our way of saying “Thanks!”) Sometimes we edit the original meme, to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, to select the best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from this new meme or recently asked questions from a previously featured meme.
Cheers to all of us thieves!!! 
by
Taking Stock Meme
Stolen from: The Blake Collection

 Making: an analytic essay about The Great Gatsby

 Cooking: I cooked beef stew for dinner

 Drinking: cranberry juice

 Reading: some linguistic homework

 Wanting: to write a novel by the end of this month

 Looking: for nights that do not involve nightmares

 Wasting: time watching My Five Wives

 Wishing: for a successful 2015

 Enjoying: not much

 Waiting: for patience

 Liking: the weather…I love autumn

 Wondering: what the future holds

 Loving: that next week consists of only working 2 official days and one at the store

 Listening: television

 Needing: a little TLC

 Smelling: nothing

 Wearing: my pajamas

 Following: my heart

 Noticing: the odd behaviors of others

 Knowing: what I need to do to finish school but doing the opposite anyway

 Thinking: too much about the the things that do not matter and not enough on the things that do

 Feeling: tired….ALL the time

 Bookmarking: paintnite

 Opening: my bills suck

 Giggling: at the realization that I might just write 50k words by the end of November

Sunday Stealing….Blue Meme

The Blue Meme

Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard of the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we try to credit the blog that we stole it from. We also provide a link to the victim’s meme in our “Previous Victims” widget. (It’s our way of saying “Thanks!”) Sometimes we edit the original meme, to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, to select the best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from this new meme or recently asked questions from a previously featured meme.
Cheers to all of us thieves!!! 

From Brighter And Wider Than Snow

The Blue Meme

26) Are you happy with the person you’ve become?

Most days yes.

27) What’s a sound you hate; sound you love?

I love the sound of a good hearty laugh. I hate the sound of slurping.

28) What’s your biggest “what if”?

My biggest “what if” is if I had a made a different choice when my marriage fell apart.I could have chosen to confront the situation instead of run away from it. You can only run from something for so long before it comes around again.

29) Do you believe in ghosts?

Yes and no. Yes I believe our souls live on once they leave our bodies but I am not sold on the idea they would waste their after-life messing with us.

30) How about aliens?

Yes and no. But by the time we find out our game is over. I have wondered if we are an alien experiment gone awry. Ha!

31) What is the single best decision you have made in your life so far?

To have my baby. It grounded me in ways that I had never anticipated I needed to be. Parenthood is a humbling experience.

32) What’s the worst place you have ever been to?

On vacation? On the plane traveling to England. It was the scariest flight. We were being tossed around like a bag of chips. The worst turbulence EVER and after landing I learned that I get a bad case of jet lag with time zone changes.
Emotionally? What lead to my fleeing in the middle of the night from my marriage.

 
33) Can insanity bring on more creativity?

I’ve heard.

34) Most attractive actor of your opposite gender?

Joe Manganiello. He is physically attractive and looks very umm sturdy. I am attracted to rustic look in men.

35) To you, what is the meaning of life?

Health and happiness. Without health nothing else matters or can be enjoyed.

36) Define “Art”.

No answer..What is considered “art” is relative.

37) Do you believe in luck?

No. Life is what you make it. I believe in opportunities.

38) In your opinion, what makes a great relationship?

Trust and compatibility.

39) What’s a song that always makes you happy when you hear it?

Do Me Baby, by Prince. If nothing else it makes me giggle like a teenager.

40) Where were you yesterday?

Podiatrist, Work, Cousin’s house, home

41) What’s the worst injury you’ve ever had?

plantar fasciitis

42) Do you have any obsessions right now?

http://www.nanowrimo.org

43) What’s up?

stress over school projects and such. Work is political mind field.

44) Ever had a rumor spread about you?

Yes.

45) Do you believe in real magic?

Yes and no.

.
46) Do you ever hold grudges against people who have done you wrong?

I get forgive but never forget. One of my favorite quotes: “When people reveal themselves believe them”

47) What’s your favorite (non-pet) animal?

Horses

48) What is your secret weapon to get people to like you?

Not trying to make them like me. If you try too hard  it is a turn-off. Be yourself.

49) Where is your best friend?

I don’t believe in them. But if I had to make a choice, I would say my friend in GA.

50) What do you think is Satan’s last name? Crankerous


At the fair….

Almost two weeks ago I went to a fair about thirty minutes from where I live. I went to show moral support for a co-worker who was working the fair with their second job. With my teen in tow we walked around and between tasting the typical food and other attractions a medium stumbled upon me. We had already seen all we were going to see and were in the process of trying to figure which was the cross street to turn toward the car. I made fleeting eye contact with the “fortune teller” and she summoned me over and instructed me to sit. My child rolled their eyes and proceeded to sit on a nearby bus stop bench mindlessly toying with their phone.

The medium said to me, Sarah please pick three cards. I initially did not respond in word or movement. I was stuck on how the heck she knew my name. She waited patiently and I eventually picked three cards. One stated I would be finding work soon(I already have a job) and would move early next year. The second card stated that love would find me sometime next March and to make sure that I did not let my past adversely affect my future. Before the third card, she reached to touch my hand and said that I needed to go to the doctor and get checked out. It didn’t seem serious but could be if I left it untreated.(She did not specify what exactly needed to be checked). Finally the third card revealed that in December a pregnancy would be announced and that I would play a big role in the upbringing of that child. She told me to ask her three questions which I could not think of so she turned cards on my behalf. She looked puzzled and asked if I had been feeling like I was not alone. I shrugged an I guess response. She leaned in and whispered that I was not alone and that there was an older lady hoovering that she did not think was related to me and that I should seek out a medium so I could receive the message. She said I should not shy away from my “gift”. She said it does me more harm than good in not confronting it. I told her I find it best to ignore my “hunches”. I have spooked people with things I don’t understand how I know or feel off of them so I have decided to just ignore them.

When I was younger I used to sense things and even now I do tend to dream oddly and vividly. I chalk it up to an active imagination, however there are those times that things happen as I have dreamed them. It is like walking into a moment you have already lived through.

I am not sure I want to open a door that I might not be able to close. In a perfect world I would nail the door shut. That is the goal. I rather not feel so deeply things that are not my own to feel. I have enough on my plate. The only other person that would understand is my ex-hubs but he and I are not very communicative these days. If there is anyone out there with suggestions on closing the door I am all ears.

Picture unknown

IMG_331577811964252This is a picture of me way back in the day. I am the one on the right with the white sweater. I am not old enough that I do not recognize who is in the picture. I cannot however for the life of me remember where we are going, who’s car we are in and who took the picture. I am definitely somewhere between 12 and 15 years old if my sisters hair do is any indication.

I was born in the mid 70′s but all my cultural references as a tween and teenager are heavily situated in the 80′s. Through my older sister I was exposed to music and styles that maybe my contemporaries were not yet interested in. It has shaped my love of all things 80′s in music and movies but definitely not style. I look at some hair-dos and outfits of days past and shutter at the memory that I thought I looked great! Perspective is key in such matters I suppose.

Life in a box

The older I get the less tolerant I have become of people, myself included. I struggle with feelings of sadness and helplessness often and push them down far away until something makes it impossible to do so. Having said this, I recognize that the life we lead is of our own making. We make choices along the way that shape our memory of the past, happiness in our present and the outcome of our future. The box we live in is a culmination of our life lived thus far. Some days like today I wish my younger self had been better at looking at the bigger picture of life when making choices.
Life is what you make it.

Uncertain path…

I graduated High School some 21 years ago. I had no real idea of where I was or where I wanted to go. The year following high school found me running in circles to nowhere fast.

These days my path is less uncertain but still far from figured out. There are things that are certain: I am mom to a HS senior, I work in a field that holds little interest to me for the last sixteen years and my major in college is something completely unrelated to the job that pays the bills.

There is uncertainty in what I will do with my degree that I am seven classes short of finishing. If nothing else I am persistent despite the obstacles I have encountered to meet my educational goals set some two decades ago.

One step at a time.

Sunday Stealing…

Ask Away!

Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard of the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we try to credit the blog that we stole it from. We also provide a link to the victim’s meme in our “Previous Victims” widget. (It’s our way of saying “Thanks!”) Sometimes we edit the original meme, to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, to select the best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from this new meme or recently asked questions from a previously featured meme.
Let’s go!!!
From Stronger

Ask Away!

1. What is your zodiac sign? Gemini
2. What is your favorite color? Blue
3. What’s your lucky number? 6
4. What talents do you have? Depends on who you ask. I would say one of my talents is to be able to talk to anyone.
5. Are you psychic in any way? Yes. I can sense things
6. Favorite song? What does love got to do with it, Tina Turner
7. How many pillows do you sleep with? Five
8. What position do you usually sleep in? On my stomach
9. Have you ever tried archery? Nope but I can think of a few people I would like to point an arrow at.
10. What’s the longest you’ve ever gone without sleep? 24 hours. I accidentally took too much sleep apnea medicine.
11. Do you have any scars? Only if stretch marks count.
12. Have you ever had a secret admirer? If so they have been even secret to me
13. Can you do any other accents other than your own? Nope
14. Are you a good judge of character? I sense things….I unfortunately don’t always listen to it
15. Can you curl your tongue? Yes
16. Are you a clean or messy person? Somewhere in between
17. How long does it take for you to get ready? 45 minutes
18. Do you have much of an ego? No
19. Do you talk to yourself? Sometimes. It is the only advice I can sometimes trust
20. Do you sing to yourself? Yes, in the car
21. Can you name all 50 states of America? Nope
22. Have you ever been scuba diving? Nope
23. What makes you nervous? Things I can’t control
24. Do you correct people when they make mistakes? Only when it is appropriate or it is one of my pet peeves
25. Are you ticklish? Yes!
26. Have you ever been in a position of authority? No
27. How many piercings do you have? Two, one in each year
28. Can you roll your Rs? No
29. How fast can you type? 55 words a minute
30. What are you allergic to? Penicillin
31. Do you keep a journal? Yes
32. Do you like your age? With age comes knowledge and also with wrinkles and gray hair. Some days I like it, some days not so much. I have zero patience for 20 somethings.
33. What makes you angry? Lying.
34. Were your ancestors royalty? Not that I am aware of.


Sunday Stealing – Cupid edition

Cupid’s Questions Meme

Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard of the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we also have our rules. First, we always credit the blog that we stole it from and we will “fess up” to the blog owner where we stole the meme. We also provide a link to the victim’s post. (It’s our way of saying “Thanks!”) We do sometimes edit the original meme, usually to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, sometimes to select that meme’s best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from either this new meme or recently asked questions from a prior featured meme.
from Kodelaine

1.)Do you like Valentine’s Day?
No. It is a fake holiday. I think my perspective is slanted toward the negative because I did not have a Valentine this year.

2.)Are you going to celebrate it?
Nope…did not.

3.)Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Friends or someone Special?
I would rather a group of friends. Less pressure and more fun.

4.)Pink or red?
Red

5.)Candy Hearts OR cards?
Cards

6.)A short kiss or a big hug?
Neither. A long kiss.

7.)What are your plans for V-day?
I spent it with those I love.

8.)What would be the best gift to receive?
A heart-felt,genuine gesture OR homemade meal created by both of us together.

9.)Would get back with any of your ex’s for V-day?
No. They are exes for a reason. I do think exes can be friends but V-day is the one day that has the highest potential for confusion.

10.)Is there a food or beverage you associate with V-day?
Chocolate or wine.

11.) What are your thoughts on “Love at first sight”?
No. There is lust at first sight.

12.)Do you think people who have dated can stay friends?
Yes. See my answer to #9

13.) If you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice about dating or relationships what would it be?
When things are over, let it go. There is a fine line between being the one they remember fondly and being the one they shutter to think about.

Have wheels, will travel…

Have wheels and will travel are the words I live by since moving back to my home state some six long years ago. Before moving back it had never occurred to me how limiting it was to live on the island known as Florida(ha). To get to the nearest neighboring state it takes a good eight hours drive. Where I currently live, in under 2 hours you can cross state lines(DE,PA,NY,CT), making a day trip a relatively easy commute.

Someone recently asked me if I would ever move back to Florida and I gave a quick no. After giving it some thought thinking I had perhaps been too quick to answer, I still came back to no. I had more pros than cons for living in the Garden State despite being so far away from my immediate family. I have come to terms with the fact that Florida is not a good fit to the lifestyle I have become use to living.

I have wheels and I am not afraid to explore and travel however far my recall riddled P.O.S car will take me.