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Monday, March 5, 2012

Meet Me Monday Night

Been a busy day for me and I spent it lazy in my jammas! Well, Jeans and nightshirt. Only kinda looks like in my jammas. I’m wearing my wedding gown!

And I am a typical woman in any excuse to pull out
one of the pictures from our wedding reception...

I haven’t worn the hat and veil since the day of our reception, but I really wanted to buck the rules of the Wedding Industrial Complex and find a suitable shirt to go with David’s Tuxedo shirt for the day we celebrated with our friends and family that I could wear again and again. What better way than an oversized t-shirt that I can use as a nightshirt?

Yeah, I’m still rebellious against “the establishment.” I said before that I eloped and didn’t “walk” after high school diploma or college degree was earned. I value prize over pageantry. I got a cool nightshirt and bonus; an awesome husband too!

After David got the heavies out of the future woman cave yesterday, I was able to move things around a bit and better organize my sorting. I actually got another good bit taken out of sorting boxes. And I now have an interesting vintage find that I’m really debating if it’s something that would be a fun laugh Vintage Thingie for Thursday or if it would be too risqué. Remember my grandfather was a sailor in World War 2! I have a few days to think about it.

While you’re here, if you haven’t already and have a moment, check out today’s Monday Mug Shot. It was an interesting little chill that day in June 1994!

Now, let’s tackle those Monday questions!

Acting Balanced

1. What is on your bedside table?
2. Hardback, Paperback or E-Reader?
3. What is your 'go to' drink of choice?
4. How do you like to spend your birthday?
5. Finish this sentence - I would never be caught dead in ...

1. What is on your bedside table? Lots of stuff and not very organized right now. My bedside table is actually an assemble-it-yourself round accent table, so it’s kinda small and just a table top, no drawers. It’s going to be replaced with this:

 Having a couple of drawers will really help unclutter things! On top will be my cellphone which is my alarm clock, my Kindle or whatever book I’m reading at any given time a candle and the kitty cat soap dish Rina gave me for Christmas when she was in second grade which I use as a trinket dish.

2. Hardback, Paperback or E-Reader? Usually my Kindle. It’s the only way I’ve ever been able to read a book like everyone else, no dyslexia! I LOVE my Kindle!! But I’ve read and still read any good or important book in whatever format is available at the time. I read the first two Harry Potter books in paperback and the rest of the series in hardcover. I have the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People in paperback and on my Kindle.

3. What is your 'go to' drink of choice? In the morning, I gotta have my coffee. I’m a water gal the rest of the day with occasionally a Ron and Frank’s hot chocolate or a specialty hot beverage of my own creation for an afternoon treat.

4. How do you like to spend your birthday? I celebrate my birthday as a festival that runs from 5:00 the Friday before my birthday until midnight the Sunday night after it. If my birthday is on a weekend, it’s Friday the weekend before until Sunday the weekend after, for a 2-week festival. During my festival, I try to spend time with as many of my friends and family as I can. Sometimes it’s dutch, sometimes someone pays my way, sometimes I pay theirs. It’s not about presents, but presence!

5. Finish this sentence - I would never be caught dead in ... a coffin on display. I’ve always found that to be a morbid part of funerals. When I’m gone, I’m not in that body, I’m on to something better. Put up lots of photos of me alive and happy and celebrate me. If I’m not smiling it won’t look like me anyway. And I want the money that’s not used for a fancy coffin and grave to go to a plaque at a playscape and upkeep for the playscape. When people come to “visit” me, I want them to be surrounded by the sounds of happy, laughing children.

Join us for Meet Me on Monday every Monday, courtesy of Heather at Acting Balanced


Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a cute picture.
I perfer a hardcover book.
I love a green tea Frapp at Starbucks. At home I drink water with squeezed lemon. My favorite birthday was a few years ago at Disneyland! Enjoy your day.

Edna B said...

Nani, I love that photo of you and David. I showed it to Audrey and she thought it was awesome. Have a great day, hugs, Edna B.