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Testing the waters…

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Just look at that face…and because I am a sucker for that face, you can only imagine how much of a sucker I will be for this one…

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My sister is a mom…

Ten on Tuesday…

so it has been a while, but i liked these questions and felt the need to ease back to blogging… thanks chelsea!!

1. Would you rather give up pedicures or flat/curling irons?- hands down, curling irons and flat irons, i have no idea how to operate either. middle school was an unfortunate time for my bangs and the curling irons did not help…

2. Does your middle name have a family meaning?- yes, everyone on my dads side has mary in their name…

3. Do you like to sneeze?- yes, except when driving and trying to itch the bottom of your foot that is also pressing on the accelerator…

4. Do you think kids should need to learn cursive?-absolutely, its a sad thing when the younger generation cannot read a hand written note from a relative, its bad enough they hardly know about snail mail…

5. When you go to the beach for the day, what do you take?-sunscreen…lots of sunscreen…

6. Which decade had the best music?- im going to answer with decade did not have the best music and I am sorry but that had to be the 80s…just saying…goes along with the bangs (although mine were in the early 90s…)

7. Are you a good hand-shaker?- i am not sure about that, i like to think i give a good handshake, not to hard/firm but not wimpy, i think they make good first impressions, i am always concerned if the other person has a bad handshake, how do you recover from firmly grasping a mans hand you just met at an interview realizing his hand was clammy and his wrist was weak???

8. Do you have a go-to meal for when you are at a restaurant and you can’t decide?- salad, im crazy like that…

9. Do you have slippers?-kinda

10. Are you easily grossed out?-only one thing, and that one thing took years of working in group homes to overcome only to leave that area of work and become more sensitive over time now if that said thing happens, yes i am easily grossed out (kinda still)

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just some cool clouds…

ten on tuesday…

so its been a while, but back with a vengeance, or a dull roar, are my answers to the fabulous Chelsea’s “Ten on Tuesday” Questions!!! (i recently saw the muppett movie and just heard kermit in the background…)

1. How do you feel about Groundhog’s Day?- I instantly think of a Bill Murray movie that I never understood…

2. What color are your fingernails right now? (Bonus points if you include a picture.)-Natural, so no picture needed, but I am thinking a bit of polish is in order sooner rather than later, should it be Laser? perhaps very cherry or wavelength? ohh the possibilities…

3. Do you like riddles?- Only if I know the answer. And don’t even get me going on those license plates that have a mixture of letters and numbers. I have never felt so dumb then the time when, for the life of me, I did not understand what “4U2NV” meant…hours of “I don’t get it!!!!”

4. When you were 10, how old did you think “old” was? At your current age, how old do you think “old” is?- when I was ten anyone who was called “grandma” was old. Grandma Fritzen? Old. Grandma Gubanick? Old. Now? 100+ is old and even then its a case by case situation…

5. Do you wish on stars?- ‘makes no difference who you are…’ yes. All the time…

6. Do you recycle?-Not as much as I should. We have a few bins here at the complex, but sometimes it is just easier to throw it all in one bag…bad Jen…

7. On a scale from 1-10, how good of a cook are you?- The boys havent starved yet…Im going with and edible 5…

8. Do you color your hair? Professionally or at home?- I haven’t in over six years. I used to enjoy coloring my hair, but I just stopped. I have recently found grey hairs, grey hairs that are becoming more prominent and I am beginning to think something needs to be done with them. Sure grey hair is distinguished on some, but not on me!

9. One a scale from 1-10, how do you rate your manners?- always respectful of my situation…translation=they can range from burping the alphabet at the table to knowing exactly which fork goes with which course…

10. Who are the last 5 people you have texted?-Mandy, Kristen, Kevin, Mary, and Jenn…

I am thinking its time to submit some questions for the ToT…any suggestions?

the end of an era…

Mable the Malibu was generously giving to my by my favorite Grandma. She has lived in North Stonington, New London and Newington. She has taken me home to Michigan for a girls weekend, to Cleveland for a funeral and numerous trips to New Jersey. Our first vacation together with the family in Rhode Island. We spent a week in Little Compton and put on a thousand miles driving back and forth for the baseball championship games, followed by a trip to the air show that resulted in her first flat tire.

She served as my phone charger, ipod charger, closet with wheels,  coin bank, and sports locker.

She took me to my grad classes and faithfully drove through atrocious weather. I cannot remember the last time we had her oil changed and can only explain why she started with divine intervention.

When paddy the Impala came into the picture, she dutifully took us to work and school and practices, never showing signs of jealousy.

She still started this summer even after our newest addition, phat betty. But her age was beginning to show. A rear flat tire showed up just after Christmas, followed by a front flat and the decision was made to send her off to greener pastures…

R.I.P Mable…you did good…

chopped…

I decided it was time for a change…

before…

 

and after…nine inches after…

Have you ever…

* gone to a library book sale even though you havent finished all the books from the previous sale?

*told yourself while at that library book sale that you are only going to allow yourself one book and it has to be on the list of things you want to read?

*only to buy four, three of which are not on the list…

*had a dream where someone close to you did something horrendous, woken up pissed at that person, and only realized after about a half of a day that it was all a dream?

*not paid attention to the mundane things of everyday like making the bed enough to notice the bed made and not remember whether or not you made it?

*then spend the next fifteen minutes debating with yourself whether or not you made it and if you hadn’t made it, did you thank whomever did?

*been so stinking excited for something you cannot exhibit that excitement adequately?

*truly appreciated the bathroom right after it is clean and has all the lights working?

*cleaned the bathroom with so much bleach, that you scorched your nasal cavities and feel the effects even 24 hours later?

*cursed mold?

*driven faster when a favorite song, with beat and a catchy refrain comes on?

because I have.

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