Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What is something you'll never forget about the age you are right now?

Probably the struggle of unemployment, job hunting, meeting Boyfriend, and how wonderful my family and friends have been to me through everything. Also, while I'm unhappy on the full-time job front, I am happy on the relationship front.
2. What's a household chore you've never done? How have you managed that???

Let's see . . . I vacuum, dust, clean the bathroom (including the toilet and by the way boys are gross  lol), sweep, mop, do windows/mirrors, do laundry, clean out the fridge, clean out the fire place, clean off the back porch and do the dishes. I even feed and water the chickens, collect the eggs, let the chickens out in the morning and lock them up at night. I also feed and water the cats and clean out the litter boxes twice a day. I have even watered the frogs - I will not feed them, however. I also bring would up to the back porch and made kindling (and I still have all my fingers!). I even iron clothes when necessary (although now that Grandma moved out I will have to break down and actually buy an ironing board at some point lol) What's left? If there's something left . . . it probably means I make it Boyfriend's duty. ;o)
3. Does nature shape our personalities more than nurture? Explain? 

I think it can depend on the situation. But both are important in shaping who all of us become, however.
4. Friday (February 28th) is 'Something on a Stick Day'...funny because Zoanna over at A Penchant for Pens recently sent me an idea for a question relating to this topic. What's your favorite food eaten on a stick?

Corndog. Hands down. Especially a fair corndog. Oh yeah. :o)
5. Which of your five senses do you treasure most, and why?

Ooooh. That's tough. I think sight. I've seen some wonderful things and places and there are still many more I want to see.
6. What's the best music, theatre, or sporting venue you've been to? What made it great?

Locally I would say the Cascade Theater in town. In it's early years it was a hot spot for Hollywood movie stars (seriously). Eventually it ceased to be that; when I was a kid it was the dollar movies - 4 screens. A few years ago it was restored to it's former glory and it's ah-mazing what had be covered up with wall paper and paint over the years. It's a beautiful theater and it's a great, small, local venue for concerts, plays and comedians. Boyfriend and I saw Diamond Rio there in November and recently Lonestar for my birthday.

They found such beautiful artwork under all the layers of wall paper and paint and were able to restore it. It had been a dingy building for so long, and unused for an long period of time. Now it attracts big names like Lonestar, Bill Cosby, and many more that I have no idea who they are! lol

 7. It's the last week of the five words or less bid adieu to your February.

Thanks for the memories.
8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

Two months of unemployment, a few interviews but so far, no takers. Oy ve. I've turned into a housewife without the wife part. lol  I bake cookies, take care of the house, run errands, job hunt, work on the weekends and a little during the week for my grandparents magazine, and pack a little here and there (we still don't know where we're moving to so packing is random). But it is nice that Boyfriend's Grandma has moved out as now we can just be us and we don't have to worry about how much noise we make in the kitchen cooking and cleaning while she's asleep at 7:30.


  1. #4: DEFINATELY corndog! Especially the ones from the fair! Yum :-)
    And Ben & Jerry's ice cream. When I can find the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough I'm on it!
    Sorry about you not finding a job yet. That totally bites. :-(

    1. I'm sure something will come along. Boyfriend potentially found a place for us to rent - we're going to look at it tomorrow, up near where he works. More than likely I'll have to shift my job search to up there. Until then, I have my two part-time jobs which is does help a bit. And Boyfriend makes enough to pay the bills and put money away. Once we can get a place with cheaper rent, we'll be much more comfortable. :)

  2. Granma's gone? Good deal. Now if you can just get the preacher to move in with her...

    1. I think she'd kill him. lol Although, that's a fight I'd pay to see. lol

  3. We have a local old movie theatre they've redone to make into a venue for live music. We love seeing bands/singers there because its so intimate. I used to be a big Lonestar fan...would love to see them! I do hope the job market opens up for you!

  4. I love old theatres. So wonderful that it was restored and not torn down.
    Still have my fingers crossed that you will find a job soon.

  5. I think that anyone who's lived on their own has done every chore there is. I even kill the bee's nests, even though I'm allergic, and re-tar the shingles on the roof. *sigh* I'm 39 this year, so my "goal" is to do 40 things before 40... we're gotten a slow start of it, but I think that looking back, those will be the things I remember, even if I don't actually do 40 things.


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