Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Fifteen Movie Questions Meme

Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere.

Today we ripped off a man named Max Urai of the site Anomalous Materials. He states that he spotted this meme over at Cinematic Paradox. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Take the time to comment on other player's posts. It's a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing! 

Sunday Stealing: The Fifteen Movie Questions Meme

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. Movie you love with a passion.  Grease, Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, Dirty Dancing, Ghost, Something's Gotta Give, The Hangover, Sweet Home Alabama, 50 First Dates

2. Movie you vow to never watch. Any horror movie.  Why people want to watch all that blood and guts is beyond me.

3. Movie that literally left you speechless. I can't think of one off hand.

4. Movie you always recommend. Current movie?  The Hangover
Older movie? Ghost

5. Actor/actress you always watch, no matter how crappy the movie. Reese Witherspoon, Nicholas Cage, Johnny Depp, Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Sandra Bullock

6. Actor/actress you don’t get the appeal for. Hillary Swank

7. Actor/actress, living or dead, you’d love to meet. Katherine Hepburn

8. Sexiest actor/actress you’ve seen. (Picture required!) Not in person, but hands down

Johnny Depp.

9. Dream cast.  For what?  A movie?  That I'm casting?  Depends on the subject matter.

10. Favorite actor pairing. Any of the above actors.

11. Favorite movie setting. Hawaii, the beach, or the South.

12. Favorite decade for movies. For me, it'd be the 70's and all those great Mel Brooks flicks.

13. Chick flick or action movie?  Chick flick

14. Hero, villain or anti-hero? Hero

15. Black and white or color? In color

Thank you for playing this week on Sunday Stealing! Please leave a comment or link when you have posted. Feel free to stop back and visit other player’s posts. Have a great week. See you next Sunday!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Homemade Banana Pudding and The Dresser

This is my weekend to work,
so I left my sweet hubby a honey do list.
Not a long one, just mow the path that we use to the pool, around the cars, and where we generally walk the furbaby.
He did accomplish that, but he also did this:
Homemade, from scratch, banana pudding!
The kind you bake and have meringue on top!
He used a recipe out of a cookbook that was put together from his Dad's side of the family, from a
reunion several years ago!
Boy, it was yummy-liscous!

Then when I got home, I decided I was bringing in the dresser and put it back where it belongs!
Here is the finished (for now) project, with my bowl of glass Japanese fishing floats on it!
The floats are authentic, by the way, we found them when we lived in the South Pacific in the late 60's and early 70's.
Eventually, I'll find just the right drawer pulls for it, but for now am reusing the ones that were on it before!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Dresser Re-do

Today, I was not bored.
Today the hubs and I decided to go ahead and paint the dresser that we've been meaning to do.
Of course, we decided this about 11:00 this morning.  
The HOTTEST part of the day was spent on this project.
Here is what it looked like prior to painting:
After sanding:

And after one coat of paint:

Hopefully, tomorrow we will get it all put back together and back in the house.
After we got it painted, we got in the pool to cool off!
Did I mention it was H.O.T.?

Thursday, July 28, 2011


I'm totally bored, so I've been playing with Photobucket picture editor.
Here are the results:

Yesterday before it did this:
I wanted to do this:
But it was too this:
Instead I took pictures!  Check out the acorns on our oak tree!
Hope yall have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Check out how fantabulous my Mom and Dad were in their early 20's.
This was taken around 1952.
My Mom has not changed much at all, she is still just as beautiful today as she is here:

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Just for my, oh so lovely, daughter who blogs over at
During my visit to Boston, she complained, yes, complained, that there were none of these lovelies
awaiting her on her door when she gets home.
I know, I couldn't believe she was complaining about it.
You know the ones, that love the rain and forecast it wonderfully?
They occasionally make it in my screen porch, as did this lovely welcome wagon.
Here ya go sweetheart, it should be arriving in a day or so.....

  Maybe I can find a nice bull frog to send her next....
Bah hah hah hah ha.....
Yep, there's nothing quite like the bond between a Mother and her Daughter.
Hope you all have a Wonderful Wednesday!

Disclaimer:  I had this post planned prior to seeing her Wordless Wednesday post.  Please see my comment under her post.

Terrific Tuesday

Today is a Terrific Tuesday, the sun is shining, it's warm outside, there are no snakes in the yard,
that I've found at least!
This calls for a post of things that make me smile.
I thought about this while I was on the way home from the Farmer's Market.
It makes me smile to go there and yet, I am nostalgic about it at the same time.
I remember when I was a girl, even as a young adult, the Farmer's Market was just that, where farmer's set up their wares and it was chock full of freshly picked vegetables, fruits and people.
I used to go with my parents and with my Granny.
They even had a pea sheller, so that if you were 'lazy' and wanted to spend good money that you didn't need to, you could get your peas, butter beans, what-have-you, already shelled.
HAHA, I would've spent that money, you hear me?  The only easy shelling peas are zipper peas and possibly purple hulls.  Spoken from experience, ya hear?
Now the Farmer's Market is down to just two produce stores.
Well stocked, mind you, but not the Farmer's Market of my youth.

Also, here is something that always makes me smile.
My granddaughter, "Rosie", had decided that the words to the following song, after the "AYO"
were "Galileo".  
No amount of correcting by myself and her Mom, Kristen
(who blogs HERE )
could convince her of the words otherwise.
Now that I've put that in your mind,
see if you can listen to the song without singing "Galileo"

Monday, July 18, 2011

I AM WOMAN....hear me ROAR (whimper)

OK, so it was more of a whimper.  An inside of myself whimper, shaking like a leaf whimper.
But, and it's a big BUT....
I did hold it together this morning when I found the snake in the yard.
The pygmy rattler that Kujo and I almost stepped on!
No, I did not get a picture of the snake.  Actually, I went to where I discarded him to take a picture of his lifeless, limp body, but couldn't find it.
No it was really, truly, good and dead.  Really! 
I wouldn't have picked it up, even with the shovel had it not been dead!
It was about a foot from us when I saw it.  
Right in front of the steps to the pool.
Just laying there, as though it had nothing to do other than sun and give me a freaking near heart attack.
But I digress,
So, Kujo and I gave it a W I D E berth, and went about our merry business
of him sniffing everything in sight and hunting the perfect place to do his business.
Luckily, I had him on the leash this morning for some weird reason.  I don't usually.
Finally, he was ready to go back inside, and his MAMA, (read me) was good and truly freaked out thinking,
"I've got to find that snake" & "If there is one, there are others"
and totally convincing myself that the back yard was one big snake pit.
Once he was back inside, I took off my flip flops, and put on the rain boots.  I know, not much protection
but more than flip flops.
Went back outside to the shed, passing by the last known location of the perp, once again, giving it a 
W I D E berth to get the shovel, hoe or whatever I could find that was handy and did not require me to 
dig around in the shed.  (Again a perfect place for snakes)
When I finally had the shovel, I went back and started looking for the snake, he had not moved!
Then the fight was on,  not much of a fight actually.
My behemoth was only about 18" long.
Nothing like this monster...
Here are pictures from the scene of the crime:
Hope everyone has had a little less excitement than I had for this fine Monday!
BTW, I think I know why I had a snake in the yard, this evening I saw a fat, furry mouse type creature in one of my flowerbeds next to my house!  Seriously, I think it is someone's escaped gerbil!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Rain, rain, sweet rain!

For those readers that are unaware of the wildfires plaguing South Georgia and North Florida, let me just tell you
the rain is a BLESSING!
We have firefighters from all over the country here helping to fight the fires.
You can go HERE to see the fires in our area.  The first three are in our immediate area, and the last one is nearer to Hinesville, Georgia.

So the rain is a Blessing!  It has rained everyday since Thursday afternoon.  We have had 2 inches of rain here at my house.  Unfortunately, a drop in the bucket for the fires, but we welcome every little bit we get.
My flowers, trees, and shrubs do also! 

Have a wonderful Saturday! 
While you are blogging, check out this lovely new hop I found!

My Southern Vernacular....Where did it go?

 I have often wondered where I lost my deep Southern accent and vernacular.
I grew up mainly in South Georgia.  I lived 5 1/2 years in the South Pacific on Saipan, in the Mariana Islands and on Majuro, in the Marshall Islands.  I know that from the ages of 5-10, I didn't have a Southern drawl.  When I was 10 we moved back to the US.  I was in the sixth grade and continued in my education and graduated from high school here in the South.  In the same school system.  Then went to college in my hometown.  I had a lovely southern accent, daily said things like, "Bless Your Heart", everyone was "Sugar", "Honey" or "Sweetie".  A hug was the way you greeted your friends.  
My first husband, Mike, made fun of my drawl and tried to correct the Southern in me....
I wrote his Grandmother a letter and remember that he and his Mother made fun of the number of times I used the word 'y'all' in the letter.  Even though they now lived in my town, they were the product of the military life.  Not that there is anything wrong with that, but it does tend to make a person lose their native accent and slang.  I'm not sure what accent Mike would have had, but his was Mid Western and his Mom was from Maryville, TN. Mike was a military brat all his life.  I think the only time they were stationed in the south was in Arkansas. They weren't even stationed at the Air Force Base in my home town.  It was an act of Faith that his parents decided to retire in our town.  
Mike never did get me to quit saying "y'all" or "aint".  I still say things like "over yonder", but much of my lovely drawl is gone to this day.  I have friends that have never left the South and there is a marked difference in my speech and theirs.  One of my favorite things to say was "s'hup".  Translated that means shut up! But in a nice way, like saying, "you are kidding me" , equivalent to say, Louisianans saying "talk about".  He kept after me until I quit saying it.  His was not the only influence in losing my Southern-isms.  He was in the Army and we moved around a good bit.   By the time I moved back to South Georgia, a good bit of my vernacular was gone.  Now, don't get me wrong, I can still put it on, Sugar!  Bless my heart!  But it's put on, no longer natural for me to say.  
My daughter, I've noticed is the same way.  Not only has she been a military brat all her life, but she is a military wife and adopts the accent and slang from wherever place her husband gets stationed.  Right now it's Boston, Bless Her Heart!  
It was interesting to be asked by a guy in a store we were in, where in the South I was from.  He was from Louisiana, not far actually, from where my husband is from, and said, 'Now that's an accent I don't hear everyday!' So maybe, it's not as lost as I thought it was.
By the way, Boston is a pretty 'Wicked' city! :)    
Have fun with my blog hops for today and the weekend!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wednesday Hops

Have a great day!
Working today, but YAY!, I am off for 6 in a row starting at 7:00pm tonight.
So ready for it, since it feels like since I have been back from Boston, I've either worked or been running the roads!
Here are the hops I linked up with today!

Wordless Wednesday

~There is nothing quite like an afternoon Summer Shower~

Monday, July 11, 2011

Monday, Monday

I have no end of things I could be doing today.  I seriously need to go through junk that is piled in both guest rooms and in our bedroom.  
I need to put up these beautiful peaches that we picked up last Thurs.
I did manage to get the blueberries put up in the freezer last night after work.
We ended up with 4 1/2 quarts of blueberries, after I've been eating them out of the picking bucket since Thursday!
I need to get this outside and sanded so I can paint it.
I had it totally emptied out and the top cleaned off over a month ago.
I use it to store serving/baking plates, dishes and my punch bowl set.
As you can see, the top is no longer cleaned off, but it is still empty!
This however is my 'real' plan for the day!
Blogging, and blog hopping, putting up the peaches, getting in the pool, and meditating.
Meditating = naptime.
The reason I say this is I saw this quote,
"Sleep is the best meditation."
Dalai Lama
Here are the hops I've linked up to today:



So here's to everyone having a great start to this week.
Happy Monday!