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Using only one word, how does grocery shopping make you feel?



What is your favorite part about the season of Autumn?

The leaves!


Have you ever had any bad experiences online?

Yes. Many years ago, we picked up a trojan that allowed remote access to the computer or at least the appearance of remote access.

One Saturday night, I was instant messaging with my friend in Oregon when words began showing up in the dialogue box. Filthy words. And whomever was typing them was instant messaging everyone on my Buddy List. So my friends were all answering in shock and anger! I was trying to type, “I’m not doing that” and the person or program was blocking me from doing so.

Then a dialogue box popped up that said “Delete C:?” I freaked out and called America OnLine. They told me there was nothing we could do except shut down the computer and reformat which was extremely frustrating.

Because I had recently begun banking on-line, ans was also using Quicken, I had to close all of my bank accounts because there was no way to ascertain precisely how much information the person who hacked into my system acquired.

Shortly after that, I got a cable modem, several firewalls and as much spam, pop-up and virus blocking protection as I could muster. I keep it all up-to-date at all times!

Main Course

Name three things that make you happy daily.

1. Opening my eyes in the morning and realizing that I am still able to see.

2. Hearing one or both of my kids yell, “Hey, Mooooooooooooooom!” from down the hallway as they run toward and tackle me with bearhugs and kisses. This usually takes place at about 10:59 p.m. as Letterman is about to begin the monologue. They bring both dogs with them and all pile into my bed while BigBob complains — “I’m trying to get some sleep over here!”

3. Walking here or there and realizing that because I have lost so much weight and my asthma is under control, I have arrived at my destination without getting out of breath and my thighs no longer rub together. (Was that T.M.I.? Sorry if it was.)


What one household cleansing or organizing item would you not want to be without?

My cleaning lady. Her name is Pam and she has worked for me for about 15 years.


  1. I used to have a cleaning service, but since I work from home I find it a bit intrusive. Anyway, with only two of us, nothing gets terribly dirty.

    I love your answers.

  2. LOVE your main course!! Isnt it great about your legs not rubbing together anymore? I can relate, I used to have that problem too. Scary salad!!! Wonderful feast!

  3. Sorry to hear about your salad. Sounds like a very frustrating experience.

    Love your main course. Part 2 is happily descriptive.

  4. I loved your main course! I know the feeling to wake up with your health and senses intact and the people you love around you. I’m glad that’s a lesson I learned early in life 🙂
    And don’t worry about #3. Great to hear your asthma and fitness are well-controlled 🙂 You’re probably doing better than me at the moment, so kudos! 😀
    Thanks for sharing in my feast. Hope you have a great weekedn 🙂

  5. I’m jealous of your dessert. Sounds wonderful. 😉

  6. salad sounds scary! 😯
    loved the main course … 😛
    enjoy the weekend!

  7. Your bad experience was really scary! Just goes to show you that you can’t be too careful with internet security, huh.

  8. Your soup was a bad experience, I hope you never have to go through it again.
    The main course was very nice. I have a daughter so i can understand the feeling one mother gets when your kids scream “Hey, Mooooooooooooooom!”
    And for your dessert, you are right, even I cannot imagine work without my cleaning lady.

  9. I love your dessert..wish I have one too:) And sorry about the bad experience you had..it’s scary for sure!

    Happy Friday Feast! 🙂

  10. I totally LOVE your main course… and your desert too 😆 I want a cleaning lady sooooo badly. 😀

    Happy weekend!!

  11. Beautiful photo of fall leaves!! You have a woofnderful main course. My Mom wants to loose weight too and is very impressed with what you said. Arf, Woof. :mrgreen:

  12. A great main course. I am looking forward to walking wihtout getting breathless 🙂 A clenaing lady…..sigh……mind you, I think I would need one every day!

  13. Oh wow!! What a salad!! That was awful, I’m sure!! People!!! Some can be so mean, right? It makes me wonder what they’re thinking and why they feel it’s ‘fun’ to do that to someone that’s innocent. *shaking head in frustration*

    Great feast. Come dine with me if you get a chance

  14. Great feast! I love the picture of the autumn leaves. It won’t be long until we see the colors again.

  15. I love your main course. Wonderful reflections! 🙂 Have a great weekend.

  16. Your salad is a nightmare. How awful. Glad you got it worked out. Yikes. Have a great FF and weekend. 🙂

  17. Your salad scares me!!! Eek! I’m sorry you had to go through that. Your dessert sounds wonderful…can I borrow?

  18. Thank you for stopping by my feast.

    I love the photo you posted with your feast of the beautiful trees!!

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