Five Question Friday: August 5, 2011

Hard to believe that it is that time of the week again.  This week the questions are a little tamer than some from the past, but they are interesting none-the-less.  So, take a look, take the plunge and publish your answers, but most of all, enjoy the read!  Have a great weekend everybody! 🙂

1. Do you have siblings and are you close with them?

I am the oldest of four.  I also happen to be a twin, but my brother was born five minutes after me. He teases me about being the “old” lady.  In good sisterly fashion, I clobber him (we love each other, can’t you tell 😉 ).  Two years later David came along and joined the fun, and he is fun. Lastly, two years after David, Gary was born.  Sadly, a few years back Gary died of sudden cardiac arrest.  But even with his physical absence, he continues to be thought of and loved by us all. Fortunately our family has been spared the vitriole and rivalry that many families experience.  We love each other dearly. That makes me happy.

2. Would you rather be slightly UNDER weight or slightly OVER weight?

Definitely slightly over weight. Being too skinny is uncomfortable and hard to maintain. I am definitely in rebellion against the anorexic look that has become so popular.  Not healthy.  If I have to choose, I choose pudgy. I like a little meat on the bones.

3. What’s your favorite State Fair food to splurge on?

It has been years since I’ve been to a state fair.  But I do have wonderful memories of food, specifically cotton candy and corn dogs smothered in mustard.  AHHHHH.  Just thinking about it makes my mouth water.  I can taste it.  mmmmmmm

4. What are your thoughts on your kid(s) going to school in a few weeks?

Well, seeing as it has been years since I’ve had kids in school, I don’t think about it.  I do think about the days when I was teaching at a small parochial school.  I loved it, loved the kids, loved the creativity in the classroom.  I miss that.  The end of the summer was always a bittersweet time for me.  I hated to see the summer come to an end, but at the same time I was filled with anticipation of a new school year and the activity it generates.  So for those of you who are busy getting your kids ready for a new school year, enjoy!

5. Pool or Ocean?

DEFINITELY ocean!  Ocean Ocean Ocean.  Have I made my point clear? Ocean. 🙂

My Man!

See y’all next week! 🙂


A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Silver Spring, MD–2010

A picture is worth a thousand words, so they say.  If so, you are about to view thousands upon thousands of words in their most glorious form!

This will be the last of the cherry blossom tree photos I publish. . .I think!  Too much of a good thing becomes too much.  As you can see from my most recent blogs, I love this time of year.  Cherry blossoms are the first to bloom in the spring, and spring is my favorite season of the year.  Once these trees have blossomed, other blossoming trees begin to strut their stuff! 🙂 After a long, cold winter, the beautiful colors of blossoming trees and blooming flowers chase away the grays and browns that have dominated our landscape long enough.  Life anew.  Cycle of life.  While each season offers lessons and beauty, spring is the season that births hope, life, youthfulness and joy.  If I haven’t said it enough, I’ll say it again: I love spring!

Week 8’s photo challenge: White

I was ready for this photo challenge! I had three shots ready to enter, however someone moved the website and I didn’t know where to post it!!!!  Today I found the new location.  Alas, the subject has passed.  I was bummed because these photos are some of my favorites (I’ve even made greeting cards with them).  Then it occurred  to me that this is my blog, I can do what I want!  Yay!!!  So, to week 8’s photo challenge, here are my “white” photos!  Enjoy.

A Little R & R From the Studies!

One of the things that my husband I like to do is take walks (or hikes) in area parks near our home.  Since moving to the beautiful state of Virginia however, we have not had the time to explore and find our favorite walking places like we did in Maryland.  Today that changed.  Late in the day, Richard tore me from my studies for a little “R&R” and we drove fifteen or twenty minutes to a nearby park that we have intended to explore since first moving here.  Even though the sky was overcast and the daylight hours were waning, we discovered a new “favorite” place.  I look forward to going back frequently as long as we live in Virginia.  Due to the fact that I do have to get back to my studies though, I will let the photos suffice for the verbiage, you know, a picture is worth a thousand words–or some such thing.  Enjoy Burke Lake!  I’m sure there will be more of where these came from in the future.


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