First, let me say a big thank you to all of you who missed my not posting on Monday. You know sometimes life just gets in the way and that's what happened. I have been very consumed with caring for my Daddy and just could not get the "creative juices" to flow for a post on Monday. But, you made me feel so good by telling me that you missed my posting. Awe.....you know how to make a gal feel special.
Now, let me get on with the Hodgepodge and Joyce's great weekly questions.
1. When did you last sing happy birthday to someone? When were you last sung to? Does that embarrass you or do you enjoy being the center of attention on your special day?
Around mid July a dear friend celebrated her 65th birthday and her children had a surprise party for her. As she walked in we all joined in singing to her surprised face.
I think our daughter sang to me via the phone on my birthday, July 29th. No, it does not embarrass me at all, it is the only day of the year that it is "all about me" and I try to enjoy it.
2. Name a famous or 'infamous' person (living or deceased) who shares your birth day and month. Is that someone you'd like to meet in person if it were possible?
Martina McBride shares my birthday (July 29th) and I would love to meet her in person or at least attend one of her concerts. She is definitely one of my very favorite country artist and she's such a "cutie pie."
3. Someone hands you a box tied up in a lovely bow...what are you hoping to find inside?
Oh, my goodness, I have no idea but you know real or faux bling is always a fun gift. ~big smile~
4. What can you guarantee about yourself?
If you ask me to do something, or take care of something and I tell you that I will, you will not need to wonder or worry about my doing it. I take care of things and when someone tells me they will do something, I expect the same from them. But, unfortunately, it doesn't always work that way. Some folks require staying on top of and if that's the case, I'd just as soon do it myself. End.of.discussion!
5. Talking art and beautiful cities here...'The Last Supper' in the Santa Maria della Grazie Abbey in Milan Italy or 'The Mona Lisa' in The Louvre, Paris...which would you most like to see up close and in person? Why?
Definitely The Last Supper because of its relation to our lives as Christians.
6. Your favorite dessert?
Hummmm.....I would have to say Bread Pudding but whoever thought that they needed to add raisens to it should have thought again. I get so tired of picking them out, but it's so worth it because of the yummy taste. Add some rum sauce and it's doubly yummy. Cheesecake is running a close 2nd.
7. This coming weekend marks the official start of autumn (in the Northern hemisphere)...what is something you do to get ready for fall? What is one thing you're looking forward to on your fall calendar? Spring or fall-which do you prefer?
I always enjoy changing out the inside and outside decor for each season. My "good fairy" came this past Monday and helped me with the front door and porch (picture above). I was super pleased and definitely think that it "screams" fall.
Our fall calendar doesn't have anything big on it as of yet, but Hubby will enjoy the start of hunting season and I will just enjoy the cooler temps and the cooking of soups and stews.
I can't say that I like Fall or Spring any better than the other. They are both my favorites when they roll around. I'm thinking I might just enjoy skipping Summer and Winter and extend Fall and Summer. ~dream on~
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Daddy update: As most of you know my Dad has been dealing with extreme back pain for 3 weeks and last week we finally found out that he had a compression fracture in his spine. His Dr. referred us to a Pain Management Clinic and fortunately we were able to see one of the Drs. yesterday. After a very long and tiring wait we finally saw the Dr. and he is almost certain that Dad is a candidate for the Kyphoplasty (cementing the joint back together). He can only be certain after an MRI is done and that will be done tomorrow. We are hopeful that he can have it done around Oct. 1st. Of course, nothing is simple, he has to have chest x-rays and blood work done beforehand and just getting it all scheduled and done is challenging. But, right now, we are hopeful that he is indeed a candidate and your prayers for that would be much appreciated.
Hubby and I are leaving this morning headed for Dallas and then on to Dodge City on Friday. I'm so grateful for wonderful sitters that will be staying with my Dad a part of every day that I am away. These two ladies are absolutely "god sends." They have been with me since Daddy first got sick in June,2011 and I do not know what I would do without them. They worked regularly for over a year and now are on a "as needed" basis. It makes my leaving a whole lot easier for sure. And, the folks at the assisted living facility where he resides are very good to him. So, he's in good hands.
I plan to enjoy the next few days and especially when we get to see our little Clancy man and celebrate his 5th birthday this weekend. This CiCi needs a big hug from her little Prince.
I will "see" you sometime next week! ~I'm outta here!~