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Monday, May 21, 2012

And A Week Later She Returns


Sorry to drop off the face of Cyberspace like that! My coffee shop was still open for reading and a cup of coffee, of course feel free to download a slice of black forest cake too, but the owner was not in the building to add new reading material! I apologize to my faithful regulars who missed me!

It’s been a crazy week and honestly, it’s probably going to remain crazy for a while. Lots going on! This coming Sunday is The BIG 25; our party to celebrate Scotty’s second 25th birthday. Let me explain. When Scotty turned 25, he said he was done with going up in years. He announced that he wqas going to remain between 21 and 25 the rest of his days. Sure enough, the next year, he insisted he was 24. The number went down for the next three years, when he was 21 again. Then the number kept going up until 25 and so on. When I put together his 40th birthday party, I called it “The BIG 21.” This year, although according to his formula he’s 24 in Scott-years, we’re calling the party “The BIG 25.” I’ve got a decade to figure out what we’ll call 60!

In the midst of party planning, David had a couple days in a row for his weekend on Thursday and Friday with work starting at noon on Saturday and gorgeous weather expected in Pennsylvania! Summer railfan days start early and end late, so even though I brought my laptop, I was too tired to blog at the end of the day! So there’s why there wasn’t anything at the end of the week.

So coming up in the next few weeks is Scotty’s party and Rina and Tori will be accepting their high school diplomas! There’s the last of the gift prep and a party coming up for that too. Then it’s pretty much time for David’s birthday and the festivities planned for that. So you see where I might not have as much cyber-time?

I’ll have some photos and maybe even a scrapbook freebie this week. I’m way overdue for a scrapbook freebie, but by the end of June I’ll reveal the big project that has been eating up so much of my digital creative time. For now, let’s just join the memmers at Acting Balanced for this week’s Monday Quiz About Me.

Acting Balanced


1. Finish this sentence - The last book I read and enjoyed was....

Collateral Damage by Austin Camacho; got it as a freebie and planning to read more Hannibal Jones Mysteries!



2. Do you have special Victoria Day (Canadian) or Memorial Day (US) traditions? If you don't live in Canada or the US, what is the next holiday that you are celebrating where you are?

I worked on Memorial Day weekend for many years and the first year that I didn’t I looked forward to being part of the traditional family celebration. They threw together a barbecue because I wanted to do something for the holiday. Came to find out that I had more festive summer holidays when I worked them! LOL David doesn’t really do much for the summer holidays either and we often go to Canada on Memorial Day and Labor Day because it isn’t a holiday there and the trains are running regular schedules on weekdays that we usually can’t be there to photograph them.


3. If you could invent something to make your life simpler, what would it be?

 Wow. I have a ton of ideas I’m working on! In an age where soda bottles are getting thinner and the caps are getting smaller I need them to go back to the old school sturdy bottles and easier to grab caps. Working on that,



4. What is your favorite recent blog post?

I’ve been off blogging for a few days so recent is a relative thing… I really enjoyed thinking about and writing about “the best part of being me,” for Tell Me Tuesday a few weeks back. Tell Me Tuesday is such a cool meme, hosted by Suzanne, The Coloradolady.  You should definitely check it out!


And don't forget to add a 5th Question on your own blog so we can answer as we hop around!

Breakfast when we’re on the road is always tough. Things are starting to change and offer both, but usually where you get great donuts, there aren’t really good savory breakfasts offered and where you can get a good sandwich, you can’t get anything sweet. Even when I did the Nutrisystem thing there were always people complaining about all the sweet breakfasts and so little savory and at McDonald’s there are lots of sandwiches with breakfast meats and eggs, but the few sweet offerings are either expensive or low quality, or both.

So my question for you:

Do you prefer sweet or savory breakfast foods?

I am a sweet in the morning person; give me cereal, a breakfast cake, a scone and sometimes a donut with fruit. I occasionally wake up in the mood for savory; an omelet or eggs and sausage. And I have a strange taste for McDonald’s sausage burritos. Even then, I was in my glory when they started offering oatmeal!

5 comments:

Edna B said...

I don't think I have a sweet or savory preference for breakfast. It just all depends on what tweeks my flavor buds when I get up. As for the Memorial Day traditions, I usually work holidays. For me it's a weekend to rest if I'm not working. I just got up from my nap so I think I'm going to see if there's anything tempting in the fridge for lunch. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Wayne W Smith said...

I am a savory person myself. You are right, breakfast is tough while on the road though it is getting better at many hotels.

Jennifer said...

Savory! I love a good, fattening, and greasy Cracker Barrel breakfast.

Love Bears All Things said...

Thanks for dropping by.
If I eat breakfast soon after getting up, I don't want sweet, usually, just Soy Joy bar or unfrosted toaster pastry, or maybe half a bagel toasted with spray imitation butter. If I'm eating eggs and bacon with toast, I never have jelly with it. I don't mix sweet with savory.
I do, on occasion, eat frosted mini wheats without milk...
Mama Bear

Kassandra Woo said...

I like both. I love pancakes, but also biscuits and gravy.