Saturday 9: These Boots Were Made for Walkin'

Saturday 9: These Boots Were Made for Walkin' (1966) Of course, I meant to do this yesterday, on actual Saturday. That, alas, did not happen, so here we are! Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here. 1) In this song/video, Ms. Sinatra's boots make a serious fashion statement. Do you choose footwear for comfort or fashion? Comfort first, for sure. However, I do like cute shoes! I must say, though, that I have never... Read more →


Snowy Sunday Stealing

Time once again for Sunday Stealing! Do you like to see it snowing outside? Yes, as long as I'm inside! This is a timely question, given that we had a literal blizzard yesterday. Our area got just about two feet of snow. I went out in the middle of the afternoon and the snow was knee-deep, but I managed to slog though to the riverbank and grab this picture of the river. Schuylkill River during... Read more →


Saturday 9: Five O'Clock World

I started to do Sunday Stealing, but I didn't like the questions all that much, so I decided to do the Saturday 9 instead! The week's edition is based on the song Five O'Clock World. Think back to Friday. Did it fly by? Or did you find yourself checking the clock and wishing it was 5:00? It went by pretty quickly, actually. I'm in the midst of editing and updating a user guide and I... Read more →


The Three Meme

When I saw this meme on Facebook, I suddenly thought "AHA! A perfect Holidailies post!" So here we go! (I did do a little editing on the Facebook instructions. Sue me.) Everything is so serious on Facebook these days. Let's have a little fun... Three names I go by 1. Mary 2. Mom 3. Baby Three places I lived 1. In a van while I was on the road 2. Burtonsville, Maryland 3. Eagleville, Pennsylvania... Read more →


The Christmas Quiz

Mellificent and Pearl have done this Christmas quiz, so I have decided to jump on the bandwagon too! 1. Do you know what you want for Christmas already? All I want is peace in this house! Okay, I actually want whatever I happen to get. I confess that I did drop a couple of hints. 2. Have you done any Christmas shopping yet? Yes, I'm done! I just waiting for one more shipment to arrive.... Read more →


Pre-Holidailies Sunday Stealing

To gear up for this year's Holidailies, I decided to do this week's Sunday Stealing! 1) Of the various cultures, ethnicities or nationalities you belong to, which most strongly do you consider yourself? I mostly consider myself British, although I have a bit of Irish and a touch of German. 2) Is there a culture you cannot claim heritage from but which you feel quite close to? French -- I've been to France a couple... Read more →


Two In A Row!

Imagine that! Two posts in a row! Then again, can you really count a Sunday Stealing meme as a post? Well, sure you can! The Mac 'N' Cheese Meme Can you ever get enough of mac ‘n’ cheese?
 I adore mac 'n' cheese. Love, love, love it. I used to be able to eat a whole box of Kraft dinner by myself, but no more. Nowadays, I avoid it because of the carbs. Are you... Read more →


Sunday Stealing

Honestly, I started this on Sunday but only just finished it today (Wednesday). But hey, better late than never, so voila! Sunday Stealing! 1. Have you ever had a pen pal? Yes, several. The one I remember best is Chantal, a French girl I wrote to in high school. We wrote to each other as part of a pen-pal exchange set up by my French teacher where we helped each other learn French and English.... Read more →


Ten Things You Might Not Know About Me

It's been a while since I did a "Things You May Not Know About Me" meme, so when the lovely and talented Jessie posted one on Facebook and told folks to ask for a number if they wanted to do it too, I said "Sure, give me a number," so she gave me 10. Here, then, are 10 things you might not know about me. 1. I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist. (And... Read more →


Sunday Stealing: 2014/2015 Meme, Part One

Here is the year's first Sunday Stealing! 1.What one event, big or small, are you going to tell your grandchildren about? How a single email changed my life. 2.If you had to describe your 2014 in 3 words, what would they be? Great. Big. Adventure. 3.What new things did you discover about yourself? I'm braver than I thought I was. I hate merging onto the Schuylkill Expressway. With the exception of the PennDot bureaucracy, I... Read more →