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Monday, January 21, 2013

We’re Having A Cakker!

Let me start by just saying that football was definitely not the way I had written the script yesterday! I wonder if I should just stop scriptwriting for sports al together. They never remember the lines I so carefully write. I guess professional wrestling s more my calling there, huh? I distinctly planned a Patriots/Falcons Super Bowl. Well maybe it wasn’t directly specified Falcons, but it was without a doubt The Patriots.

There were so many things that were just not right last night. I think it really started with the end of the first half and what I describe as a bad miscue. There was a play wasted on the clock that turned what should have been a Patriots touchdown into just a field goal. I think that totally messed with the cosmos and lead to a referee decision calling an obvious down a fumble “recovered” by Baltimore in a move that made us beg to have the replacement refs from the beginning of the season back.

So now, having no rooting interest, David says he hopes for sun on Super Bowl Sunday so he can photograph trains and just forget it. For me, who is playing is merely the difference between whether I sit in front of the TV to watch or watch from behind my laptop while I scrap. That’s serious. In 2003 I watched with a lap full of afghan while I finished my first crochet project. My crafty woman and tomboy sides coexist well!

Norfolk Southern's Interstate Heritage Unit

We watched the game at Pop’s house. Rina is visiting for a few days and yesterday we mooched dinner off my dad; which he loves! I think he was as excited as we were about getting together last night. Neither of us had seen him since the holidays and at holiday gatherings you just don’t get to enjoy meaningful one on one time, so we were looking forward to some smaller group time together. David went with us and we actually left earlier and chased the Interstate Heritage Unit in Michigan before we header farther north to Pop’s.

The “having a cakker” reference in the title? Well, Aunt Judy is visiting her sister in California, so right now it’s just Pop and the dogs. He had a phone message he needed to deliver and called Aunt Judy while we were there. I jokingly suggested that we should make t sound like he’s having a party while they were on the phone. I asked loudly, “Where’s the cake? We need more cake!” Rina joined in with “The cake is so good!” Yeah, middle age and a college freshman and the wildest party noise we came up with was “cake.” I think maybe I the back of my mind I told myself “keg party,” but once my speaking bran got ahold of it, I just wanted cake.

For right now, while everyone else in the house is still sleeping, David’s weekend, this is our Sunday, I’m going to enjoy some Monday Q and A with the Monday Quiz About Me, hosted by Heather at Acting Balanced and Wayne at Touristic.

1. What was your favorite lunch this past week?

Of the past week, ending yesterday, I’d say Saturday. Rina and I went to Zoup. I had the ultimate “I can’t decide!” special; 2 side soups with whole grain bread. I had Overstuffed Bell Pepper and Tomato Vegetable. I confess, I liked the Tomato Vegetable better, but all of the soups at Zoup are great!

2. Do you shop online?

As one who is mobility challenged, I shop online more than in person! My Christmas gifts are all bought online with the exception of a few stocking stuffers and a thing or two I bought when David and I are out together. I can take the bus to the shopping places, once I have a power chair, but there is a limit to the number of bags I can bring back. Besides, shopping at the stores is more fun with someone else. Yes, I’ll go out to eat, go to a baseball game or stay in a hotel alone, but I prefer company to shop, always have.

3. Do you get the "Winter Blues"?

Nah, I don’t really let the weather affect me too much, except that I stay inside and home more by choice when it’s cold and icy out. I don’t allow myself to get blue when the high temperatures don’t go above freezing, but give me a 90-degree high any day!

4. Slippers, Socks, Shoes or Bare Feet?

Used to be barefoot and outside a lot in the summer. I even drove with bare feet! Socks in the house in the winter that usually came off under my desk when I had the space heater on.

It’s a little different now because I get cold easier. I’m a socks all the time gal; slippers in the winter and sometimes in the summer is the air conditioning is chilling me. I still only wear shoes if I absolutely have to!

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

5. What is your first ting in the morning drink and how do you wake it?

I am a devoted coffee drinker in the morning. While I like my sweet coffee drinks later in the day and I have to have my sweet breakfast foods, I like my coffee strong with a tablespoon of Coffeemate; cream if I’m eating out. As a matter of fact, it’s coffee time and I still have some Starbucks Christmas Blend left. I hear it calling!


Mamaw's Place said...

I am not a coffee person. But I have to have my morning Pepsi. On the rare occasion that it's not Pepsi, I will have hot chocolate with marshmallows or Sunny Delight Smooth.

April said...

Being that we live in Atlanta, Chris and I were bummed that the Falcons didn't pull out a big win yesterday. Sure would have loved to see them go to the Super Bowl. Great game, though!

retired not tired said...

D H and I start with a glass of orange juice in the morning. Then it is on to 2 big cups of coffee. Even when we cruise D H goes up to the Lido and brings back the juice. Sorry your football team didn't make it. I would prefer the trains as well.

Josie Two Shoes said...

I wish we had a soups place here... I love a good bowl of soup for lunch any time of the year! My first drink of the morning is a chcolate protein shake, followed by a tall glass of iced tea (sometimes sweetened/sometimes not) that I sip on while I work. If I don't have both, I miss them and my day doesn't start right, I am a creature of habit! :-)

Karen said...

It doesn't seem like morning unless I drink a cup of coffee. I never drank coffee until I was in my late twenties.

Edna B said...

I'm a morning coffee person too. I used to drink it all day, but now I mostly drink it in the morning. On the nights that I work, I stop and get me a big cup to take with me to work.

I was surprised at the outcome of the games yesterday too. Better luck next year.

You have a good night, hugs, Edna B.

marvimarti.com said...

Coffee is the first thing I drink. I cannot imagine functioning without it!

Wayne W Smith said...

I guess hot tea is my answer though I usually do not have anything until later in the morning. Thanks for linking up this week, hope to see you back again next week.

Josanne Anthony said...

It's good the cold doesn't affect you too much, living in northern Ohio. You are probably having weather similar to us-just a touch above zero!
I'm like you-give me the warmer days anytime! I get cold easily.
Have a great day!