Sunday, January 16, 2011

Monday Hop

I can not believe it is time for  Java's Meet Me On Monday Blog Hop!  Come along and link up to this fun meme


1.  Do you like your ice cream in a dish, waffle cone, pretzel cone, sugar cone or cake cone?I like Ice cream, it does not matter how it is served! Since this is a question..If I have to would be a sugar cone.

2.  Do you read the newspaper daily?

No, I do not read the newspaper everyday. In fact, here is the sad thing, I pay for the paper to be delivered daily, then I take it to work and everyone reads it but me!

3.  Marinara or meat sauce?
   Meat sauce, no question on this one.  Hubby will not eat pasta without some kind of               
   meat sauce, and that is the way my mother always made it.  

4.  Last time you cried? 
     I can not remember the last time I cried..really cried. Today I was very upset ( my heart was in my throat) after reading Erin's, my daughter, finish time in the Phoenix Rock N Roll Marathon.  Erin completed the Canada ironMan competition in August then continued her training to try to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Today she was in Phoenix to run a qualifying time. After reading her time I thought she had not qualified and my heart was broken knowing how hard she had trained. She had some hip problems this week and I was worried that this would hold her back. When she called I told her how proud I was and asked her how she felt....she sounded so up beat...SHE DID QUALIFY!!!   Since Boston is full for 2011...we will all be going in 2012!

Erin with her daughter, Emma, and son, Jonah, at Emma's dance recital
5.  What word/phrase do you find really annoying?

     The phrase that makes my hair curl every time I hear it is:
You know what I'am saying
When someone says this after a sentence, it is like finger nails on a chalk board!

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  1. Congrats to your daughter, she must have done so much training!

  2. Way to go Erin! How exciting that you all plan to go to the Boston Marathon. blessings, k

  3. Found you on one of the Blog Follows. I'm your newest follower on your super awesome blog! I'll be back (in my best Arnold voice).


  4. Thanks for joining us at Makin' Me Crazy Monday! New follower from Mama's Two Cents!

  5. Thanks for joining us at Makin' Me Crazy Monday!!

    The Adventures of Mommy B

  6. So glad that your daughter qualified! Happy Monday! Stopping by from MMOM :)

  7. Good for your daughter. She is amazing.

  8. That ice cream looks sooooo good! Congratulations to your daughter!!!

  9. Everyone has had such yummy ice cream pictures today, I think I have to have some!

    That is so awesome about your daughter!

  10. Congratulations to Erin!

    I don't know where you got that picture of the ice cream cone, but girl, that looked incredible. We do meat sauce too unless we are making fried zucchini or mozzarella sticks. They are a must with marinara.

    Happy Monday!

  11. I used to have a friend who's uncle was always saying "but that's what I said". It didn't matter what I saying - it could be polar opposite of what he had just said and he would say "but that's what I said" and he was older so I couldn't really rip my hair out in front of him.

    btw - ROTFLMAO - is rolling on the floor laughing my a$$ off....makes me crazy - as does ROTFL and LOL (laugh out loud :-D

  12. @ Donna,
    Thanks for getting me up to speed on the blogging ( or FB) phrases!
    I seem to be a step behind but felt better when the grandkids did not know what they mean. I hope they stay innocent for a few more years!

  13. I love ice cream too! I just can't get enough of it! In Italy my husband and I had gelato 3 times a day!

  14. LOL - that ice cream cone photo just makes me shudder. All I can think about is what it would be like to try to clean up my two-year-old after he got a hold of one!

    I'm a new follower and would love it if you'd stop by!

  15. Hi,
    I'm a new follower from the Meet Me Monday Blog Hop. If you get a minute please stop by my blog and follow me back and read my answers.

    Have a great week,

  16. Thank you so much for joining our Welsome Wednesday blog hop! We hope to see you weekly! We are so happy to be new followers of your blog! Feel free to grab our special Welcome Wednesday button which will link directly to our blog hop each week and which also helps spread the word about our event!

    Happy (almost) Wednesday!
    Kristin, Jaime, & Melissa
    Take It From Me

  17. You're obviously very proud of your daughter, and quite rightly so. She has done wonderfully.

    I love your blog header, that is the most beautiful photograph.

    Found you via Blog hopping!
    CJ xx

  18. Shawn,
    Thanks so much for coming by. The Bird Feeder attaches with suction cups. It's just so great to sit here every morning and have the birds come right to the window and eat. Today I had a Mr. & Mrs. Cardinal. Very cool!!! Hope you come back again.

    Have a super day,

  19. Congratulations to your daughter! I know she must be proud of her accomplishment. I found you from the Forty and Over Blog hop.