Saturday, January 23, 2021

Minecraft - Hypixel Skyblock


Bernie is going to help me mine. I gave him his own enchanted pickaxe. Now I can focus on fighting, and he can mine. 😄

Bernie is everywhere these days! He sure is having one heck of an adventure!

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Sunday Stealing - A to Z

  Welcome to Sunday Stealing - hosted by Bev Sykes.
Thanks for the questions each week Bev!!

A to Z

A - Annoyance: Learning the amount of stupidity that abounds.

B - Bestest Friend[s]: My hubby.

C - Car: 2008 GMC Envoy.

D - Day or night: 

E- Easiest person to talk to?: My friend Dawn in New York.

F - Favorite Month: December.

G - Gummy Bears or Worms: Both.

H - Hair Color: Dirty blonde with platinum strands.

I - Ice Cream: Any coffee flavored one.

J - Jewelry: My wedding set.

K - Kindergarten: 
My teacher Ms. Matlin and the mats we took naps on. LOL. 

L - Longest Car Ride: Driving in a rain storm.

M - Most missed person: 
My mom.

N - Number of Siblings: An older brother and sister.

O - One regret: 
Sigh - not being able to "fix" things between my dad before he passed away back in 2016.

P- Part of your appearance you like least?: 
My weight at the moment.

Q- Quote: 
“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” - Stephen Hawking

R - Reality TV Show: I used to watch Big Brother. 

S - Shoe: Comfy running shoes.

T - Time you woke up: 11am.

U - Unpredictable?: Sometimes. LOL. 

V - Vegetable you hate: Cauliflower.

W- Worst Habits: Probably beer. 

X - X-Rays: Actually have x-rays pending when I can get into clinic.

Y - Year you were born: 1973.

Z - Zoom: I haven't used Zoom ever. 

My answers seem to be late as usual. I was actually intending to do this earlier this morning. Then I got sidetracked. LOL!

I promise to start visiting with everyone! Things here have been a bit crazy and I feel like when I have the chance to sit down, I just want to join a game and chill and not worry about what is going on in the world.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Friday Five - Double

 It's time for Friday Five! I keep missing my Fridays, so you get the last two weeks! 😁

January 15th - Groovy, Rad, Lit

1. Which slang term from your youth, no longer in common use, do you remember fondly? LOL! "Talk to the Hand!" and "What's Your Damage?!"

2. What slang do you still use, ‘though it’s no longer in common use? Um, "Not Even!" I don't hear it much. 

3. Which current (or sorta recent) slang terms do you particularly like? Since I play quite a few online games (with and without my kiddos) and several have chat enabled, I hear slang constantly. I remember a few years back asking my daughter what a certain word meant and she "LOL'd me. Yeah, I have picked up quite a few terms. Lit and Salty are my faves I suppose. 

4. Which slang terms, past or present, do you especially dislike? OMG! I absolutely despise hearing "Baby Mama" or "Baby Daddy". 

5. What slang terms are specific to your geographical region? Well, I live in Texas, y'all so a big Howdy! LOL! Bless Your Heart!  😄

January 8th - Watching My Figure

1. What are some figurines you own? Well, not many really. I do have some Santas around the world that my mom had started collecting. I am going to start collecting the diecast metal Nano Minecraft figures though. LOL.

2. What are you trying to figure out? Trying to figure out how the heck we are going to make it from Texas to Maine - permanently. 

3. Two circles or one continuous motion: how do you write the figure 8? 
Two circles like a snowman. LOL! I remember in school my teacher reprimanding me on drawing my figure 8's from the wrong direction. I still stuck with circles! 😋

4. How do you feel about Fig Newtons? Um. Not a fan. They taste like flavored cardboard. 

5. What’s a good metaphor to describe your first week of 2021? Grabbing the bull by the horn. LOL! Trying to stay positive!

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Tuesday 4 - Dreams

 Welcome to Tuesday 4 (the legacy of Toni Taddeo kept in her honor and memory). 
Thanks to Annie for today's four questions!

Welcome back to Tuesday 4 where we remember the wonderful memes of our friend Toni Taddeo by continuing them on in her memory.  I am glad you've stopped by to join in.

This week is another old one from Toni....

My Dreams ~ Try Using Photos!

1.  My dream house is? A colonial house located somewhere around the Tree Streets in Bangor, ME! 😍 We went here for vacation a couple of years ago and absolutely fell in love! We have plans on moving in the near future, and when we do, we will become Texans moving Northeast! I am so looking forward to actually seeing and experiencing all FOUR seasons! So, this could be one dream that comes true!

2.  My dream car is? A 1966 Ford Mustang CHERRY RED convertible! One of these beauts sat in the driveway of some guy up the street from us for years! I got so irritated every time I saw it because he had literally just left it to rot! Code finally nailed him and the car is no longer there. 🙄

3.  My dream vacation is? I would 💛 to go to Scotland and Ireland! We named our daughter after the Isle of Skye and my absolute favorite heroine from my favorite saga - O'Malley Saga by Bertrice Small. My niece spent six months in Ireland studying abroad. She had some wonderful pictures! I would also love to visit two of my dearest friends - Ria and Lynette - that live in South Africa! I am sure they would both give us the best tours!!

4.  My dream life is? Honestly, I don't think I would change my life now. I have the most amazing husband and two awesome kids! They are my LIFE so I guess you could say that this is my dream life. 🥰

Monday, January 11, 2021

Sunday Stealing - January

 Welcome to Sunday Stealing - hosted by Bev Sykes.
Thanks for the questions each week Bev!!

I am a bit late! I have been working on school stuff and playing/moderating a server! 

1. What are your plans for January?  Well, I finally had my first doctor's appointment in 84 years, and it looks like it is just the beginning. LOL! I actually teared up when they drew blood. Yeah, I know. It's not exactly the needle that hurts, but the flashbacks and memories it drags back to the surface. Memories of car accidents, flashing lights, hospitals, and surgeries. Things I would rather not remember. So, plans for this month - X-rays and follow-up visits with my doctor; starting a new workout regime with Blogilates. I am hoping that I can follow the beginner videos and since its low impact, less likely I will injure myself further.

2. What do you want to see happen in 2021?  I would love to just pack up and move right now! I know it is going to take some time, but I don't want to wait. I am ready to go.
3.  What would you give a 5 star rating? It has to be really good to warrant a five star rating. LOL 
4. Do you have writing goals for 2021?  Nope. I am by no means a writer. I don't even write reviews. I am the typical person with an awesome story in my head, but the minute I look at a blank screen or blank paper, poof - gone.
5. How do you feel about memoirs?  That all depends on who the memoir is about.
6. If you could join any musical group who would you choose? Yeah, no that would never happen. I am definitely not musically talented.
7. What are your favorite genres across all media?  Books? Mostly Historical romance/fiction that has to do with the Dark Ages and Medieval times, but I will read whatever grabs my attention these days. I have been hitting the contemporary suspense romance here lately. 

8. What candle scents are your favorite?  Cinnamon Apple Spice! 
9. How well can you mimic other accents or voices?   LOL. I tend to have a Texas "twang", so not very well. 😁
10. What books are on your TBR list in 2021?  I don't really follow a TBR list, but I do have a few books downloaded to my Kindle app. I miss being able to hold and read books. My hands fall asleep way too quickly these days.
11. When do you decide it’s time to upgrade/buy something new? When I believe it is outdated and just doesn't appeal to me anymore. We actually just bought a new media center, side tables, a new bookshelf, and coffee table for our den. It is great to have a place for our gaming consoles now!!! 
12. Why is your favorite color your favorite color? Honestly, I just like orange.
13. Who understands you the best? My husband. 💕
14. Do you write letters? Not really. I wrote my kids a short letter from teacher at the starting of their high school year. My daughter is graduating a year early this year and I have already been working on her little letter for end of year. This is my last year to homeschool. It's kind of bittersweet.
15. How do you keep going when times are hard? By keeping my head up, and both feet moving. 

Thursday, January 7, 2021

A new children's book - oh my!

Look at this cute little book!! My Aunt Julie just had it published and is taking orders via Facebook. She wrote it ten years ago, and how ironic that during a pandemic that we are all going through, she would be able to publish it. 

Even before this pandemic, we should've all been looking out for ourselves and others. Germs are nasty little creatures that wreak havoc within us. Although I must say, Whompa is kinda cute. 😁

If you are interested in obtaining a copy, please visit her Facebook page for more information. As a former Library Director, I am a sucker for kids books. 

Throwback Thursdays


Fishing with Derp and Misty

Feeling nostalgic. I really miss DC's Prison (Jail) server. My kids introduced me to this Minecraft server and we played here four years. Two resets (one because of a server hack) and tension between the owner and Admins and now the server is no more. I sure miss some of the guys I used to hang out with, especially Derp, Tiger, Misty and Carey, and my girl Sof! 😥 Hope they are all doing well out there!

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Wednesday Whiskers

Meet my virtual whiskers - Jindi and Jay! These are my virtual pets that I play in a Facebook game called PC2 (Pet City 2, which used to be Pet City 1). I play this game with my daughter and we have so much fun visiting each other and our neighbors! We have been playing for several years now.


Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Tuesday 4 - Wondering

Welcome to Tuesday 4 (the legacy of Toni Taddeo kept in her honor and memory). 
Thanks to Annie for today's four questions!

Welcome back to Tuesday 4 where we remember the wonderful memes of our friend Toni Taddeo by continuing them on in her memory.  I am glad you've stopped by to join in.

To begin 2021 I thought I would re-post the final Tuesday 4 from Toni, posted on Monday Dec. 9, 2019! Enjoy playing along friends.  

A Repeat ~ Just Wondering

1.   When was the last time you tried something new?: Well, I think this past year was quite the year for doing things new. I am not big into video anything and even though I am into technology, I don't like video chat, etc. Heck, my monitor doesn't even have a webcam! LOL! All of these new video doctor's appointments are crazy. 😄

2.   Who in your family do you compare yourself to?: I learned a long time ago that trying to compare yourself to anyone only brings stress upon oneself if they do not live up to a certain standard or expectations are not met. 

3.   What lesson in life did you learn the hard way?: To keep your head up and keep going. Those that you have always been there for may not be there for you.

4.   What can you do today that you weren't able to do before?: Shut my computer down and go read. Here lately, I changed my bedtime routine so that I am now reading before heading off to catch some ZzZ's. Reading has become a stress reliever.

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Sunday Stealing - The End of the Year

 Welcome to Sunday Stealing - hosted by Bev Sykes.

First things first, did you have a good year? Not exactly. The only good from this year was my husband's approval for SSDI, and finally after eight months, we were able to obtain health insurance. My husband can finally get started again with the next round of surgeries and I can get my right foot looked at to see what is wrong. Since our son has Asthma, it was a good thing he was able to get in and get his inhalers.

What was your favorite article of clothing this year? What I wear on a daily basis. Jeans, gaming T-shirts, and my running shoes or Converse. 😁

What song sums up this year for you? Not really that into music to be able to pinpoint a song that would sum up this year. LOL!

What was your favorite movie of the year? Not big into movies to list any new ones as a favorite. 

Did an actor/actress catch your attention for the first time this year? Hollywood has really been a turn down for me. They need to stay out of the political arena and focus on making movies and entertaining us. Entertainment is supposed to be our "getaway" from the real world.  I never go to the movie theaters anymore. They are too expensive and I would rather stay at home and watch on my own TV and make my popcorn over the stovetop.

Favorite new TV show? No favorites. I am anxiously awaiting the next season of The Last Kingdom and so sad that the last season of Vikings is here. \oping beyond hope they have not canceled Anne With an E and ecstaticly happy that Cobra Kai season 3 has arrived!!!

Did you make any big permanent changes this year? My biggest change coming is probably when I find out what is wrong with my foot, and I am really hoping it doesn't interfere with my new workouts with Blogilates

What was one nice thing you did for yourself? Yeah, this doesn't happen much, but I have kept my Kindle Unlimited activated. I always spend on my hubby and kids.

Did you develop a new obsession? Not really. But I am definitely more aware of the people around me and I tend to observe way more than I used to.

Did you move? Not yet. We are hoping that our move to Maine happens and happens sooner than later!!! It's been two years and I am so ready to get out of Texas!!!

Did you get a pet? No. We still have two crazy hairballs and one looney doggo! I sure do miss our GS though. 

Do you regret not doing anything? Nope.

Do you regret doing something? This year, no. During my lifetime? Oh yeah.

Did anyone/thing make you so mad it stayed with you for days? Lots of people anger me. LOL! But we won't talk about that.

Did you lose anyone close to you? No, but I know of several that did. 😌

Who was important to you this year but wasn’t important last year? Yeah, this hasn't changed. LOL!

Who wasn’t as important to you this year as they were last year? Same as above question. LOL. 

What was the best moment of the year for you? My husband getting his SSDI acceptance letter. 

What was the worst? Having to resign my Coordinator position because of my foot.😥

What have you learned about yourself this year that you didn’t know in the years prior? That I can really just let people go that didn't want to be around. 

What do you wish for others for the coming year? Happiness, Health, and the ability to empathize!! 

What do you wish for yourself? To move with my family! I am ready for a HUGE change!!