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Musings from Mama

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Only in Kentucky!

At last we have a new water heater (that we were to have gotten Nov. 5th-but that's another story). The "other plumber" whom we hired after the first one didn't come-or call or anything even after we had contacted them--(But that's another story and I digress from this one..). This guy came the first time he said he would and did a fast and great job.

So what is the "only in KY" thing: a couple of days after he had finished the job, he called wanting to talk to The Dad. The problem? He had forgotten how much he quoted for the job and wanted clarification!! "Do you remember how much I told you I'd charge?" Only here would that happen! And, when the bill came? Well, he had charged a tiny bit more but gave a great couple of discounts which made it less than The Dad told him!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I got this from my great niece, grand-niece or whatever she is called: she is great and grand and she is the daughter of my niece. Thanks Jodi!
Jodi, I hope you can read this here cause I couldn't make it copy and paste.

1. Copy & forward
2. Delete My Answers
3. Type In Your Answers
4. Then Send This To A Whole Bunch Of People That You Know... And Send It Back To Me So I Can See Your Answers

The theory is that your friends will learn a lot of little known facts about you. Don't forget to send it back.

1.. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
My dear old Mother. And was it ever confusing: I'd never ever do it to anyone!

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
A few minutes ago when I read a very pretty forward from my friend Sandy

3. Do you like your handwriting
Write!!?? What's that??!! I like my typing just fine.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Pickle loaf and bologna-diet kind. I have simple tastes.

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
yes. And grand kids too. And "adopted" ones and, and...

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
This one's hard: If I were another person with my same personality, I might not; I'd find myself too know-it-all.

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?

Moi, I think not!! Well, only to my advantage!

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?

No, and the experience is still with me.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Not on your life!

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
My own homemade Gorp! And I am teaching my grandkids to like it too. Larry's granola is pretty good too.

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
Tie? What's that?? Never-if I should have tie shoes. But sometimes I have to untie them to get them back on.

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
Tough, yes, strong, not so.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Spumoni
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?

Body Language then voice

15. RED OR PINK?
Same as Jodi: red in my younger years, and pink as I get older I have always loved hot pink though and really like most every color there is except maybe kelly green.

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOU?
My size and my ugly face
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST
This would be definitely my grandkids and my kids who live far away.


18.. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU?
sure


19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Light blue jeans and pink shoes (to go with the pink top I am wearing

20.. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
Does drinking count? Slimfast made with creamer (Irish Vanilla) and water, with banana and almond flavoring. Hey, don't knock it until you try it!

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW
Nary a thing unless you count the dryer banging away. Last night while I wrapped Christmas presents, I listened to Joseph and the Amazing ....Coat

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Fluorescent hot pink!
23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
This is hard: Any sweet thing baking, fruit smell lotions, CHOCOLATE!
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
Gayle Davis

25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS?
You could say that!

26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
I hate any and all sports but did like to watch the kids play soccer until I got banned from the bleachers for getting too nervous and for cheering for everyone no matter which side. I'd rather read a book!
27. HAIR COLOR?
I love my gray at present. But am so grateful for having hair that it doesn't matter what color.

28. EYE COLOR?
The color of any of my grandkids!!
29. Do you wear contacts
Never ever!
30. FAVORITE FOODS?
Greek mostly gyros and pita and Greek salad and can't wait to go to Acropolis in Evansville

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Definitely, VERY happy endings and happy all the way through

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Joseph, last night while I wrapped presents (see above)
33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
Pink--and I shall soon put on a blue and pink sweatshirt because I am freezing

34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Fall!
35. HUGS OR KISSES?
Who's giving them?

36. FAVORITE DESSERT?
Baklavah--but I don't really know how to spell it so I should say ice cream.

37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
Who knows since I put this on blog instead of semdning it through email

38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND
Me

39. What book are you reading now?
Girl of the Limberlost for the millionth time, ABCs of Financial Freedom, Loving Your Relatives even when you don't agree, 10 Great Dates for Empty Nesters, Grief's Courageous Journey, and Talking about Death- a grief book for Children. I never read just one book at a time.
40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
Don't have one.
41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT?
I never watch TV. Haven't watched it in 30 years!

42. FAVORITE SOUND?
Children's laughter--and voices just talking. And the sweetest sound is, "Grandma, I wuv you."
43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
Neither
44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
I reckon England.
45. Any new news in your life?
I get to see all my kids at once next week!!!!

46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Texas

47. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK?
anyone and everyone

48. WHAT TIME IS IT NOW?
10:00 a.m. and I should be doing everything but this!!

49. WHERE ARE YOU NOW?
My sitting room at the computer