Today in My History
2000: Time for an Upgrade
2001: The Magic of The Last
2002: Attack of the
2005: Harry, Hagrid
2006: The Gilbert
Never Eat at Howard Johnson's Again
2010: One Small Act
2011: You Won't See Them, of Course
2012: Old Guys, Old Stuff
2013: The Theater
of the Mind
Books Read in 2014
Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced"
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July 14, 2014
One Thing .....
that makes you smile:
I always smile watching the grandkids running around their back yard, chasing each
other, playing in the puppet theater, riding bikes, etc. So much youth! So
that makes you cry:
Pretty much anything emotional makes me cry, especially any book or TV show that has
touching moments in them, whether sad or happy. Don't get me started on Hallmark
commercials or videos about animal rescue by the Humane Society
that you love to do on the weekends:
Write to my granddaughters. I am trying to establish a routine so that when
they are old enough, they will maybe think about writing back (not for a couple of years
that you do for only yourself:
I sponsor children through Compassion. Walt doesn't express an interest and the money
for the support of the kids comes out of my own bank account, where I deposit my checks
from writing reviews.
that you have in your underwear drawer that's NOT underwear:
Just checked and I'm afraid that the only thing in there is underwear (unless socks
aren't considered underwear, in which case I also have socks in there)
that you do before going to sleep:
Our dog Sheila and I have a routine. I lie down on the couch and she walks in
the direction of my head to my feet so I can pet her and scratch her hind quarters.
Then she turns around and walks in the other direction, so I can scratch her ears and her
chest and give her hugs around her neck. When I've done that, she lies down next to
the couch, where she sleeps all night.
that you do within the first 15 minutes after waking:
Check e-mail (my iPad is on a shelf right next to me and I can check e-mail without
letting the dogs know I'm awake)
that's in your purse:
My purse weighs 25 lbs. It holds wallet, iPod, Kindle, camera, cell phone
and then all the "little things" we all carry.
that you actually LIKE to clean:
I've been sitting here thinking and thinking and can't come up with anything.
that you DETEST cleaning:
The toilet. I am very lucky that Walt does it.
that other people would find odd about you:
I suspect that people would find most things about me rather odd.
that you would buy if I handed you a $100 bill:
I would stick it in my checking account so that I'm not behind when time comes to pay
for the Compassion kids. Nothing I need to buy with $100.
that you feel you HAVE to do before you die:
Well, actually most things on my mental bucket list I am very fortunate to have done.
I would hate to leave this world without finding out why Peggy cut me off, but that
is never going to happen and thank goodness I have (mostly) made peace with it.