Sunday, March 6, 2011

Monday Hops

Monday already..time for a new week and a day of blog hopping making new friends.

First I will link up with Java @ Never Growing Old
Java will add a linky so we can follow who participates and get to know them  better!!  Be sure to link the POST and not just your whole blog.


1.  What is your favorite way to eat potatoes?
My favorite way to eat potatoes is any way they can be fixed! I absolutely love potatoes boiled, fried, mashed, baked, au gratin, scalloped, oven fried, creamed...did I say..I LOVE potatoes!


2.  What was the last package that was delivered to your house?

The last package that was delivered to my house was a T-shirt sent to me from the Magical Mouse Schoolhouse for being a new follower to her blog!
3.  What is your favorite scent that you love to smell?
I have so many favorite scents. The smell of rain during a spring storm, a puppies breath, a child just out of the bathtub, my herb garden, fresh laundry, pine trees, a beef roast cooking in the oven, fresh bread...boy, I could go on and on!  
One of my favorite scents for the house is Lavender! I have a beautiful lavender bush underneath one of the windows in the kitchen! The smell is amazing!
English Lavender Flower

4.  Do you smoke?
No, I do not smoke.  I did try once. I was about fifteen and was out with my girlfriends. One of them had a pack of cigarettes ( probably BORROWED from her MOM) and we decided to smoke.   I tried for about 5 minutes,  but could not figure out how to hold the cigarette to look cool!  First of all, I could not quit laughing, and I did not want to inhale so I threw down the cigarette and that was the end of my smoking career. 
Besides, I am a nurse. I can not teach my patients the dangers of smoking if I am a smoker..that would be hypocritical!

5.  Are your parents married or divorced?

My parents passed six years ago. They were married for 54 years when Dad died, then Mom followed seven months later. 

I will be linking with:
The Things We Find Inside>


Cecil and his yellow Ducky!


  1. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I am following you back.

  2. New follower

  3. enjoyed the yellow potatoes and the cute ducklings..

  4. Mashed potatoes w/ a bit of wasabi powder- gives them a bit of kick and a great green tint. :)

  5. Nice answers. Your parents look so athletic! Were they into sports?

    I played, too! I hope you can come visit. Have a wonderful week. :)

    Rebecca @

  6. @Rebecca,
    Yes, my dad played semi-pro baseball and coached baseball for years.

  7. What a pretty couple, love all things here oh i love potatoes :) Happy MYM

  8. What a wonderful photo of your parents. I love the smell of rain too especially on a warm day.

  9. The toy and the cat look so sweet! LOL!
    I am your newest follower,

  10. I read your answers and thought...maybe I've found my twin! I am a Gemini! Love your blog and I am following.

    Have a great week.

    Carol-the gardener

  11. even a cat need a pet toy :)
    thank for visit!

    Lifemoto MYM

  12. what a great picture of your parents!

  13. I said Lavender as well. Some of your other scent ideas were lovely, too.

  14. You and I are twins separated at birth!! I'm totally with you on the potatoes! I can eat them anyway you care to prepare them. I haven't had stewed potatoes in a while - now you've got me craving them!

    Loved all your smells - puppies breath especially!

    What a beautiful picture of your parents!

  15. Hi there, I am a new followers from I Love my Online Friends Monday, come by and check out my blog :)

  16. Puppy breath! I love it! Unfortunately, Tucker now has dog breath---it's not as pleasant! LOL

  17. I love your answers. Lilac, that's my favorite smell but the air before it rains.
    Thank you Shawn for your kind words.
    Take care and God Bless!!

  18. Hi I'm a new follower from MFM.

  19. I enjoyed your answers...and that last pic especially!

  20. Checking out the Monday hop a day late. Gotta put it on my calendar for next week.
    The Steel Bookshelf