Sunday, November 14, 2010

Meet Me On Monday hosted by Java

From Java's Blog Never Growing Old:

Blogging is a funny thing...we tell our most intimate thoughts for all to read and yet most of the time I find myself sitting and wondering, "who is this person!?"  I know them...but yet I don't know them!  I want to know who the person is behind all those words so I thought of a great way for all of us to "meet" each other! 


1.  Do you eat Sushi?
2.  What kind of bath soap do you use?
3.  How often do you talk to your Mom?
4.  What TV shows do you watch on a regular basis?
5.  Did you start Christmas shopping yet?

My Answers:

1. Yes, I eat Sushi but not very often. To tell the truth, I can take it or leave it!

Chopsticks And Sushi
I like Shrimp and California Rolls!
2.  I use any soap that is on sale but recently bought a large quantity of Irish Spring from Costco.

3.  I talk to my Mom in prayers but she passed  5 years ago. Before she died, in a car accident, I talked to her at least 5 times a week.

Mardele, just two days before she died. Boy, what a good time we had!

4.  I watch Biggest Loser and The Event.


I like this cute TV!
5.  No, I have not started Christmas shopping. I know what we will be sending to out of state family but we are going to cut back on the shopping for Colorado peeps.  We always do something special for the Colorado Grand Kiddo's. We have a  separate boys, and girls, day out and pick something special for them. Last year we took the boy's to the Harlem Globe Trotter's and we gave the girls a choice on what they wanted to do.  Believe it or not, they only wanted to spend the night and have a baking fest.  In years past the girls always wanted to go to the mall and paint pottery and get a manicure, so go figure, last year they just wanted to bake!  

I have always wanted to have a Christmas From The heart, where the only present you could give would be a homemade one. Although my kids are crafty, I have not talked them into that!

What really starts the holidays for us is the annual Cookie Day. We have been doing this since the first Gand child was born!

The Four Colorado Girls..missing Kelly and Wendy!
Part of Santa's Cookie helpers.

Too much fun!!
Where are the younger boys?


  1. Enjoyed reading your answers. My mom has been gone for 28 years. Sounds like the cookie day is awesome. My post won't come up until morning. Have a great week.

  2. Dave is the same way about making homemade gifts:) Its so fun to get something that was made with extra thought and love!! I really hope I can make it to a cookie baking day some day!! Miss and love you

  3. Annual cookie day looks like a blast. :) I like the idea of Christmas from the heart too. I don't think I will get to talk my son into that this year. Maybe one day. :)

  4. Your "Cooke Day" tradition sounds like fun. It's nice too you have such a sweet memory of your mom just 2 days before she died. She looks like a very nice lady!

    I used to talk to my mom all the time too! She died 12/2/99 and I miss her a lot! We were very close.

    We watch Parenthood, Friday Night Lights, Survivor, Biggest Loser, Undercover Boss and FOOTBALL!

    Haven't started Christmas shopping yet, have birthdays first. We usually do our Christmas shopping on Black Friday.

  5. Love your idea about the grandkids. Good way to not add to all the 'stuff' they already have.

  6. I love love love the annual cookie day! Very cool!

    Happy Monday!

    My Answers<3

  7. Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving that sweet comment! I adore your blog and reading your stories. I am really enjoying school I just can't wait to be done and working as a Nurse, but I am enjoying the ride! Thank you for sharing this post! I think I may just have to join in on this hop :) Cookie day, What a great tradition! Have a wonderful day!

  8. newbie from: nice page and nice to meet ya! have a great day!

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I like your blog!!! I am a new follower!

  10. Hey Shawn, thanks for coming by yesterday. I love your cookie day! What an awesome idea.

    We have all the grands the last Friday before Christmas for pizza and movies. Sometimes we do a craft or bake, too. It gives their parents a chance to "finish up" or just rest! LOL

    Have a great week!