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Friday, January 25, 2013

Normal Friday

I got a call yesterday from Rina that she got home safe and sound and in plenty of time to get to her 6PM class. She was here since Saturday to “help me out” after I’d been in the hospital. Okay, yes, I’ve been out of the hospital for a couple weeks now, but my brother was having a couples-only over 21 party and needed to get his daughter out of the house. Rina and I weren’t complaining. She got to go on her first solo journey of more than a half hour and we got to spend a few days together. Her class schedule is such that Martin Luther King Day meant no classes on Monday and her next classes were Thursday evening and Friday. It was an awesome long weekend!

Now I’ll check-in with a couple of Friday favorites!

This week’s statements:
1. Making ____ is ____
2. I get ___ easily
3. The number of emails in my inbox is _________ and ____________
4. Traveling _______________ makes me _______________.

My Answers:

1. Making the best of a bad situation is the only way I know how to cope.
2. I get emotional easily. Sometimes even a sappy commercial gets to me!
3. The number of emails in my inbox is way too high and I need to clean my inbox out get arid of the spam!
4. Traveling for long days in the car makes me kinda achy at the end of the day.

1.Do you embrace or dread snow/cold weather days?

I abhor cold and snow with an untold passion! I have a doctor’s appointment next week and I’m worried that I’ll be out in the cold and snow waiting for the bus. And by the way, wheelchair frames and the wheels you use to actually make it go get very cold, very fast.

2. Which game show or reality show could you totally win?

Wheel of Fortune. But I’d do it by solving the puzzles, not spinning to run up the bank when I know the answer. When the answer is obvious and they keep spinning, contestants look like idiots.

3. What is your preferred climate?

Warm. Give me 80s and mild humidity every day with the occasional drop to the 70’s and a few thunderstorms, with no tornadoes, and I’m in paradise.

4. What do you buy every time you walk into the grocery store, no matter what?

Bananas and carrots.

5. If you see a spider/bug in the house, are you brave enough to kill it, or do you call for your hubby?

We get spiders that curl up in the molding joints in our ceilings. If David isn’t home I just stare back up at them to make sure they’re still sleeping until he gets home. If they move, I freak, but as long as I have a half bottle of spider-spray or some kind of spray and something to bash them with when they fall, I can kill them. But, it’s usually a major drama with me yelling powerful and nasty things at it as I kill it. Yes, I use more spray than necessary and bash the lifeless body into oblivion to be sure it’s dead. It’s an irrational fear and there is lots of adrenaline when I have to go into combat.

If David’s home, I yell for him because he forbade me to use my baseball bat on them. Why does a woman with limited mobility have a baseball bat if not for the purpose of clubbing spiders? He’s depriving my baseball bat of its purpose in life.

If it’s a 6-legged creature, I’ll just kill it and throw the body away.


Wayne W Smith said...

Glad to hear you had a nice niece visit.

My Kid's Mom said...

I love your answer to #1. What a great attitude.

Susi K said...

I'm an emotional sap too and sometimes get teary eyed watching commercials. Hmmm, yeah, spiders - do not really care for them, especially in the house! I usually toss a flip flop at them an hope for the best!!! :)

Arlene said...

Somehow the picture of a woman swinging a baseball bat at a spider is quite amusing! Loved your fill-in answers. Have a great weekend.

Meester Uttley said...

Ha. A sappy commercial. Well, it's the music they play. Plucks the heartstrings.

I'm taking you up on the 'swapping buttons' idea! I posted yours on my "buttons I've grabbed" page.

In return, maybe you could post this meme I'm trying to get going. The URL for the button is http://mruttleysz.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/jj7suy1358978918.jpg and the post to link it to is http://mruttleysz.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/the-dream-meme/

Or if you'd rather just do my blog and button, that's cool too. You can find it on my sidebar at http://mruttleysz.wordpress.com

Nice linking up with you!


retired not tired said...

D H and I love "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy". I cry at commercials as well.

Edna B said...

Good Lord woman!! I'm rolling over laughing at the sight of you with your baseball bat. I have to tell you though, that I keep fly swatters in every room just for the purpose of killing insects of any kind (except for ladybugs.). If the spider or bug looks too demonish, I call my son in law to come over and kill it and get rid of the carcass. I'd be too dangerous with a baseball bat!! BUt I do weild a mean fly swatter! You have a great day, hugs, Edna B.

Kelly@CCCC said...

I wish I could have come back up to Ohio to help you, maybe we can schedule something for this summer? I miss you and I miss Rina and Tori too! Bella still hasn't come back home yet and I'm heartbroken. She was my baby and it's honestly been pretty hard to sleep at night. I'm used to her jumping into bed with me and either curling up behind my neck or in front of my belly. (I'm a side-sleeper).

Spiders don't bug me as much as millipedes or centipedes. In Hawaii, there were millies" or centies" that were poisonous and would crawl into your shoes and such so that we had to check our shoes and shake them out before putting them on, because getting bit by one makes for a very bad day!

I'm glad Rina made it home ok! I miss you guys so much! (Ok,I know I've said that already, but still!)

I love you and am sending many hugs and prayers your way!

Love, Kelly aka "Bits N'Pieces" xoxo

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Glad you had a nice visit with Rina. I can be emotional about silly things and then not emotional when I should be. Drives me crazy. I think I could win Wheel of Fortune too! 80 degrees is awesome. I almost always buy Romaine lettuce. I will most likely be called to kill a spider, my husband doesn't like them at all.

Hilary said...

making the best - so very true

Edna B said...

Nani, I have an award for you waiting on my blog. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Yvonne said...

So many of us seem to have too many emails!