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Yes, I’ve been gone a while…a long while. I’ve had some other physical and subsequent mental issues. I don’t really want to talk about them. It enhances the stress and potential depression. I read an article that explains the MIA from blogging probably better than I could.

Isolation: When Our Disease Makes Us Withdraw

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wednesday Hodge Podge

1. Did you watch The Oscars? How many of the Best Picture nominees have you seen? (American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, Selma, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, and Whiplash)

Do you think actors should use their acceptance speeches as an opportunity to promote their political and/or social agenda? Does that sort of speech make you more or less inclined to change the channel?

This is an easy quickie answer to all three parts of the question: Nope, none of them, don’t care. Although for the last one I suppose if I did watch some political stuff would keep my interest since I’m not familiar with any of the movies. ;)

2. Speaking of the movies... are you comfortable going to a movie alone? How about dinner in a restaurant (not fast food, but an actual restaurant)? The second half of this question was posed by Carrie who blogs over at It's Not Easy Being Queen. Thanks Carrie!

I’m fine going to the movies, a restaurant or a baseball game alone and have done the latter two on more than one occasion. The movies no, but I don’t go to the movies much anyway. I’m fine being alone; I really do like my own company. And I also make acquaintances pretty easy if I feel like talking to someone too. I consider it a treat when I take an occasional day to go out to lunch on my own.

3. What's the last home repair or home improvement project you had to pay someone to complete? In hindsight was this a project you could have done yourself?

The last big project we had someone in to do was updating the electric outlets several places to three-prong outlets after we got the new TV. Even in my more mobile days I only did basic electric wiring, so no, it’s not something we could have done.

4. Have you ever had Indian food? Like it or no? If you're a fan, what's your favorite dish? Have you ever prepared this yourself at home? Is there an Indian restaurant in your current hometown?

I tried Indian many years ago and didn’t care for it. Mom and I tried the Indian place near where I used to live. I found it too spicy-hot and too salty for my taste. The Naan was good, but I’m not a huge bread person either.

5. A song that reminds you of your parents?

Cecelia by Simon and Garfunkel; it was the song that always played when we crossed the Mackinac Bridge when we went camping. We always sang the chorus together but as an adult I was shocked that given the verses that was our family fun song when we were kids! I didn’t turn out too warped though.

6. The 26th of February is National Tell A Fairy Tale Day. What's your favorite, or one of your favorite, fairy tales? Do you have any childhood memories associated with a particular fairy tale?

Hmm, I guess Cinderella? I don’t have any particular fairytale memories from my childhood, but later in the day, or sometimes early in the morning, now I’ll ask David to “Cindy me” when I need help getting my shoes on.

7. What's a problem you solved yesterday?

Technically I guess I came up with the solution Sunday, acted on that solution Monday but it was yesterday that the solution was finalized and authorized. My doctor is sending the prescription update to increase my pain meds as I’d asked. That means I’ll take one at noon and one at bedtime and if will quell my daytime pain. YAY!

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I regained my hope for the near future and shook out of my winter doldrums when I saw this photo on the Tigers’ Instagram feed yesterday:

There WILL be spring like usual. The Boys of Summer are getting ready to bring sun and warmth with them and come home!


Joyce said...

Hope your new meds bring you some pain relief. My girls say the same thing about the lyrics to Young Girl by Gary Puckett. They loved for us to blast that song at high volume, but now that they're grown, they're kind of shocked at the lyrics.

Edna B said...

I don't do movies because most of them seem to be about violence, violence and more violence. I am also not fond of stupidity that is called humor. There are a few movies that come along that I might like to see, but I can wait for them to be on TV.

My mom always love "Autumn Leaves" and it is one of my favorites too.

I don't like Indian food either. Actually, I don't like spicy foods of any kind. They don't seem to agree with me. I cook bland, and folks are free to add seasoning to their own taste.

I have to agree about the photo of the boys of summer. It says that Spring is coming. Woo Hoo!

Now I really need to push myself to get busy and get a few things done around here. There's a lot of little stuff that needs to be done before I head South.

So, you stay warm and have a super day. Hugs, Edna B.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Enjoyed reading your answers. Have fun watching your Baseball.