Sunday, December 08, 2013

In Love With All of It

From Sunday Stealing

The I Amuse Myself Meme

01. What is something that you have lost recently?

A. Other than my health? My mind, maybe? Hmm. Besides those intangibles, I recently misplaced the telephone message book I use to take messages for my husband's business calls.
02. Do you own any self-help books?

A. Oh, scads and scads. I have 'pert near 200 books on how to be the bestest writer ever. And I have books on high blood pressure and digestive problems, and weight loss and diet, and many others.

03. Do you live near the sea or ocean?

A. I live in the mountains. The Atlantic Ocean is a good 4.5 hour drive from me.
04. Have you ever spent ages making/writing something on your computer when it suddenly crashed and you lost it all?

A. Who hasn't?
05. Do you enjoy food shopping?

A. Depends on the food. I like shopping when I am making something special. Like the other day I went shopping for the chocolate for my special fudge-making sessions I do every Christmas. That was fun.
06. What are you having for lunch?

A. I have no idea. We are expecting an ice storm and for all I know I won't have any electricity.
07. Are you one of those people who can sleep through anything?

A. No. I wake up if a leaf hits the house.
08. Do you like love letters?

A. Sure.
09. Have you ever received or written one?

A. Do those notes from second grade where the boy wrote, "Anita, you R smart girl and I luv u, can I hold ur hand at lunch" count? Here is that story: he tossed it on my desk, and the teacher saw him, and she took it from me and pinned it to the bulletin board. Then she made EVERY SINGLE STUDENT in class walk by the bulletin board and READ IT. I sat in my desk and cried the entire time.
10. How far does your nearest relative live?

A. California, all the way on the other side of the continent. *Edit* - Geez, I read this question wrong. My nearest relative lives about six miles away. I was thinking of my grandmother who lives in CA, but my father and brother are close.

11. Do you like velvet?

A. I like red velvet cake.
12. What kind of art do you like?

A. Landscapes. Picasso. Da Vinci. de Goya. Manet. Van Gogh (Starry Starry Night). I like paintings of people doing human things. I also enjoy photography. I like color, I love light, I adore sculpture and clay. I am rather in love with all of it, really.
13. If you went to London, where would you go first?

A. O! England swings like a pendulum do, bobbies on the bicycles two by two! West Minister Abby, the Tower of Big Ben, rosy little cheeks of the little children. Sorry, got a little carried away there. You do know that's a song, right?
14. If you had to pick one friend who is the most interesting, who would you pick?

A. Hmm. Probably my artist friend Dreama, who has lived in many, many places and does fantastic and creative things.
15. Can you think of the meanest thing you have ever done/said to someone?

A. I can think of it but that doesn't mean I want to share it on this public page.  Though to be honest nothing comes readily to mind; I'm a pretty nice person. My brother might beg to differ and could probably easily tell you what an ornery little girl I was.
16. What magazines do you read?

A. Writer's Digest, Poetry magazine, Woman's Day, Redbook, Better Homes & Garden, Reader's Digest, Progressive Farmer, O! Magazine, Country Living, Woman's World, and others that I can't think of right now. I read a lot.
17. What/who has been on your mind today?

A. Christmas shopping has been on my mind, because I am writing this on Saturday night and that is what we did today. Which means most people I love have crossed my mind at one time or another whilst I hunted for that perfect gift.
18. Would you be interested in ghost-hunting?

A. Yes, I would, especially since I have seen ghosts on more than one occasion. When I was young they haunted Aunt Helen's house, making the pipes play noises and the musical instruments dance when no one was around to strum them. I saw a Confederate solider haunting the courthouse in a nearby county. And once I saw a Catawba Indian riding out to meet a trio of men on horseback in a local subdivision.

Sunday Stealing is a weekly meme that offers questions that I answer. Many folks play and you can check out their answers if you follow the link to the Sunday Stealing website.


  1. I will now have that song in my head for the rest of the day! :-)

  2. And I was feeling whiny about the possibility of 3" of snow! Thanks for putting it in perspective.It's early December and, as the Beatles sang, it can be "a long, cold, lonely winter." Time for me to toughen up!

  3. I do know that's a song! I loved Roger Miller when I was a kid. Robin Hood is my favorite Disney movie just because he was the narrator/troubadour. :)

  4. I did not know that was a song! I think your teacher was horrible, do you agree? circle Y or N. ;-)
    I hope that the storm doesn't get too bad, and you keep your power. Good luck!

  5. Very interesting ghost hunting answer!

  6. #9. What a mean ass teacher she was!!! I'd have kicked her in the shins!

  7. Wow, that was mean of the teacher to do that :(

    And yikes! about the ghosts. It's interesting to hear about but I don't think I'd like to experience it!

  8. I love that you have seen ghosts! And I think that teacher had no business being in charge of children. What a witch. I, too, think You R smart. I hope the young man overcame his trauma and married a wonderful woman!

  9. I would love red velvet cake too if it didn't go right to my thighs.... :)

  10. Christmas shopping has been on my mind too! I don't like to do it! lol

  11. readers and writers definitely know how to amuse themselves, but I don't want to look for any ghosts!

  12. Red Velvet cake is soooo good. Hum! And your second grade teacher was a Horror!

  13. We are so in tune on number 11, and OUCH! on number 9 -- like you deserved that embarassment for something someone else did. And no, I did not know number 13 was a song.


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