I didn’t think this Dogwood that has been with us since it was tiny was going to make it to this Spring. Well, it did! And just like the Dogwood tree didn’t look like it could make up its indecisive self, I am not able to decide to blog or not to blog. Whether to get a cat or no cat. Stay home and do comments on blogs or careen around the golf course driving CH around 18 holes of golf. Move from our small acreage to a 55 plus community, stay in Missouri or head to New Mexico, Florida, or Arizona. The only thing that I am very sure about is that I will be enjoying a glass of Missouri sweet white wine at four oh clock today. So if you could, hang in there with me until I figure out the blogging thing because it is pretty clear to me that I can’t stop commenting on the blogs that I love. I am pretty sure I will be in comments tomorrow… :D
It’s time to join Cee at Share Your World. This big old grouper sandwich is from Turtles on Little Sarasota Bay, Siesta Key, Florida and this sandwich is what I was looking forward to for LUNCH the next week in my last SYW post but I couldn’t say where then! So it is a little part of my answer in Cee’s bonus questions at the end of the post. Have I befuddle-muddled you yet? On to Cee’s questions for this week. Join Cee’s Share Your World with a post of your own and link back to her or if you feel all up and HAPPY, play in the comments. I would love seeing your answers.
Where did you live at age five? Is it the same place or town you live now?
I lived in a small town just south of St. Louis, Missouri. It is not the same place I live now.
You are invited to a party that will be attended by many fascinating people you never met. Would you attend this party if you were to go by yourself?
Yes… probably. As long as I don’t have to wear a fru fru dress.
Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it?
I grew up in a small town and I mean teeny! Yes I did like it… I loved growing up there. I had a blast and had some wonderful friends. Those were the days when my gal pals and I could walk home from school and stop at the dime store lunch counter and order a big old plate of crinkle cut french fries with a blob of ketchup for dipping the fries and a fountain Coke with a squirt of cherry syrup. And because that wasn’t enough food fun we would order a scoop of chocolate ice cream with gooey marshmallow on top in a chilly cold metal serving dish. AND we didn’t give a hoot about the calories! Dang, it is always about FOOD for me.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I don’t remember thinking about that. All I wanted to do was ride horses. For a brief time in grade school I wanted to be a nun… dying here, dying. You went to Catholic school back in the old days, they worked very hard at trying to recruit you to join the sisterhood of nuns. I still didn’t know what I wanted to be in college and now at 63 I just want to be happy and healthy.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I am grateful for the trip to Venice, Florida and the grouper sandwich for lunch. I am also grateful for our meet up with blogger Nancy from Spirit Lights the Way blog. It was our third year to be with Nancy and her BFF. We had a wonderful afternoon filled with laughter, blog talk, just all kinds of yak yak yak and… wait for it… FOOD! Pizza and cheesecake. I haven’t had cheesecake in years and Nancy’s husband was thinking cheesecake was the thing to do and it was delicious! Thanks Nancy, we had such a great time and we miss you two! I am looking forward to ordering a pair of BOOTS in the week coming up… I see a BOOT post in my future!
Geesh, I missed you all! We headed to Florida the 10th when the temps hit single digits in good old Missouri and said “hey” to the Tiny Ten today. We are happy to be back… nah, that’s a lie. It was and is beautiful in Venice, Florida… why would we want to leave the “Sunshine State”? I am going to get back to visiting blogs and getting caught up on commenting, I really missed commenting. I missed partying in comments and being in touch with all of you. I tried to follow and read your posts but commenting was crazy frustrating from my phone and iPad. Thankfully I was able to keep up with a few people on Instagram. Does anyone have a suggestion for easy, unbefuddled commenting. Does the WordPress App help? Picture taker was CH for this photo.
Hey Ho here I go… It’s going to be like reading a wonderful book getting caught up with all of you!
If you love these BOOTS painted by Margie please visit Artfully Ours where she is joined by her dear friend Gail on their artistic adventure and as Margie says, “artsy fartsy inspiration is guaranteed”. You can request Margie and Gail to paint what floats your boat, tickles your fancy, or makes you dance happy! I of course picked BOOTS! Margie also has her own blog that I have been following for years… Latebloomerbuds. I head there every dang day a notice of new post pops into my inbox!
Suds Bunny is on The Porch modeling the scarf that Madi’s Mom crocheted for an auction that Mollie and Alfie organized to help Holly when her sweet Mabel crossed over the bridge suddenly from bloat. Very sad. Holly was beyond sad and grieving and then a dog that needed Holly’s love came into her life… Macy.
I wanted you to see the lovely scarf that Madi’s Mom crocheted. She sent it to me super duper quick after the auction ended but the peeps that know me know I have the PROcrastination issue in a big way and also get so befuddled about things that it takes me forever to get anything done when it comes to blogging and all other things in my life. Also I don’t blog when I get the sads. The scarf is so soft and the green in it matches my favorite Carhartt jacket. So, is it FALL yet????????????? Thank you Madi’s Mom!
This fence was the first thing we would see as we entered the property of Native Stone Winery just outside Jefferson City, Missouri. Lots of great memories meeting family at Native Stone for birthday parties and other celebrations. Certainly miss it. Miss the wine too! How I love a windy country road. If it ends at a winery with family and friends gathered for an afternoon of laughter, well you can’t ask for much more than that!
Speaking of friends.. I am trying to get caught up on comments at your blogs. We have had a crazy three weeks. I am hoping for a peaceful summer with few issues and strange happenings. Although yesterday an unidentified critter decided that the cool earth under our front porch would make a lovely summer home. Hoping it isn’t a skunk, it would be our third one on The Tiny Ten. Gotta love living in the country.
Also Happy Birthday Mollie!
This lovely gallery wrap of a buoy marker came from Dianna from These Days of Mine. Dianna took the picture of this buoy/channel marker in the Pagan River not far from her home and posted it on her blog last October titled Misty Morning Fog. I fell in love with the photo and proceeded to comment on Dianna’s blog about how much I loved it.. :D This channel marker has a nest on top, most probably an Osprey nest and that was the clincher. When CH was assigned to Washington, D.C. in 1989 we had our boat at a marina off the Potomac River. We often spent long evenings after he got home and weekends in a cove called Mattawoman Creek. It was there we watched closely the raising of a family of Ospreys. Our time spent in D.C. was stressful and getting out on the boat with some very dear friends was what got us through those four years. All kinds of memories came flooding back with Dianna’s photo.
This is the picture Dianna posted to her blog. Such a beautiful picture she composed and captured. If you would like to see her original post click here. Well Dianna has a big heart and the gallery wrap with her picture showed up at our house and now we have a beautiful picture taken by a dear to me blog friend that adds even more “special” to our memories. Dianna knows how near and dear this gift is to our hearts. Dianna has talked me through setting up an account on Facebook, answered questions I have had about posting to WordPress, shares a love of horses, kitties and old barns. I hope to meet her in person! Such a thoughful gift Dianna, you are a special lady. Thank you so much! I was just hoping to get a copy of the original! Dianna takes some gorgeous pictures and she has been published several times. One of her pictures has been selected for the 2015 Corolla Wild Horse Fund Calendar! Look for March! Visit Dianna at These Days of Mine for her beautiful pictures and blog posts filled with stories from her heart and some laughter too. Her Husband Motor Man and her son Marshall add charm and humor and her sweet cats Sundae and Gypsy do guest posts. She enjoys clicking and sharing beautiful sunrises and sunsets on the water from their lovely home in Virginia.