Monday Quiz About Me!

Welcome to Monday Quiz About Me hosted by Acting Balanced and Touristic
Here are FOUR QUESTIONS that everyone can answer and then you have the option to add a fifth question of your own for those who are visiting your blog to answer in the comment section, along with commenting on the four standard questions you answered!
To join click the icon above!!!
1. What is your favorite kind of soup?
2. When was the last time you saw snow?
3. What is a must have trait if someone is going to live with you?
4. Who was your favorite James Bond? 

And don’t forget to add a 5th Question on your own blog so we can answer as we hop around!

 
My Answers:

1.  What is your favorite kind of soup? 
WOW that is a tough one, as I really do not have a favorite.  My ex makes one called Cheese Burger soup, the recipe came from someone we went to church with, and that might possibly be the favorite.  Hmm, in fact I think I will contact the source and see if she still has that recipe, it is to die for delicious, and if she gives it up, I’ll post it!

2.  When is the last time you saw snow? 
Last winter!  This area of the country (southwest Ohio) sees its share of snow in winter.  Not usually a mega bunch like other areas, but we’re good for several decent snow falls each winter.  Personally I’m a fan of it on Christmas Eve after I go to sleep, it can snow several inches, we can wake to a white Christmas, then the crap can melt on December 26th and not return until Christmas Eve the next year.

3.  What is a must have trait if someone is going to live with you? 
A really good sense of humor and playful spirit.  Life is too short to take it all so seriously, and I like to have fun and laugh, a lot!

4.  Who was your favorite James Bond? 
Sean Connery without a doubt! OMG I still think at 82 the man is sexy!

And now for my question for those that happen by my blog to answer in the comments:

5.  What is your favorite guilty pleasure when you take time out for yourself?

Link up and don’t forget to leave your answer for #5 in the comments!

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Monday Quiz About Me

It’s Monday, time for the Monday Quiz About Me meme/hop.   Been a while since I did this one (was Meet Me On Monday), figured it is a good place to get my Monday morning juices flowing.

It’s the HALLOWEEN WEEK edition!

Here are FOUR QUESTIONS that everyone can answer and then you have the option to add a fifth question of your own for those who are visiting your blog to answer in the comment section, along with commenting on the four standard questions you answered!  Click the icon above to go to Acting Balanced and join up!!

And now for this weeks Questions

1. Do you consider Halloween a holiday for children or adults?
2. At what age should children stop trick or treating?
3. What are your plans for Halloween?
4. What frightens you?

Do you consider Halloween a holiday for children or adults? 

I think it is for both!  Different ages enjoy different aspects.  I still enjoy getting dressed up for a night of fun, but then I am rather in touch with my inner child still.  It keeps me young and keeps the magic in life flowing.

At what age should children stop trick or treating?

I think as long as they are respectful, and their costumes are really good (no smearing dirt on your face and calling that a costume), then I have no problem with them going all the way through high school.  Heck I did it!

What are your plans for Halloween?

Well not entirely certain to be honest.  Our first year in this house we pulled out the fire pit and sat outside like my former neighborhood (that street rocked Halloween) but we only had 14 kids.  And our neighbors over here just aren’t all that friendly.  Last year we went down to my brother’s, sat around the fire pit in the driveway, handed out candy and ate pizza.  It was a blast.  Kinda hoping for an invite back! (HINT)

What frightens  you?  

I am terrified of fire, afraid of the dark, terrified of heights, afraid of bad storms.

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Meet Me On Monday

Acting Balanced

It’s Meet Me on Monday!  If you tweet out your blog post, feel free to add #MMOM to your tweets and Acting Balanced will try to retweet for everyone from @chascouponmom

Based on the original Meet Me on Monday hosted by Java at Never Growing Old, She’ll post  5 questions on Sunday evening along with a linky for you to link up your post answers!  If you have suggestions for next week’s questions please feel free to leave a comment or shoot her a message on twitter or on the Acting Balanced Facebook Page

Here are today’s Questions:

1. How do you like your eggs?
2. Who is the last person you spoke to on the phone?
3. Do you have a place you keep ‘junk’ in your home?
4. What is on your ‘spring cleaning’ list?
5. What blog post have you written recently that you’d like more people to know about? (don’t forget to link it up)

Answer them on your blog and link up by clicking the ‘badge’ above.

1.  How  do you like your eggs?

Scrambled or an omelet for me.  Don’t like fried eggs, or hard  boiled.  Sometimes soft boiled with pieces of bread broken up in them are good,  the way mom made when I was a kid. But over all just good old scrambled is best.

2.  Who is the last person you spoke to on the phone?

The last phone call was from my mom yesterday.  She was at the grocery store and needed to check if we had something in the pantry.  Text was with the mommy of the baby I watch telling me she’d be early today.

3.  Do you have a place you keep “junk” in your home?

We have a ‘junk drawer’  in the kitchen for odd things like lint rollers, batteries, scotch tape etc.  I really don’t have anything else that is for junk or a catch all spot.

4.  What is on your ‘spring cleaning’ list?

Hmmm….nothing really? Well the garage maybe but that really is it, we clean almost every weekend around here.

5.  What blog post have you written recently that  you’d like more people to know about?

Honestly? I have no idea.  My readership has been going up in numbers and I don’t really have any one particular one that stands out at this moment.

Meet Me On Monday

Acting BalancedIt’s Meet Me on Monday!  If you tweet out your blog post, feel free to add #MMOM to your tweets and Acting Balanced will try to retweet for everyone from @chascouponmom

Based on the original Meet Me on Monday hosted by Java at Never Growing Old, she’ll post 5 questions on Sunday evening along with a linky for you to link up your post answers!  If you have suggestions for next week’s questions please feel free to leave a comment or shoot her a message on twitter or on the Acting Balanced Facebook Page

Here are today’s Questions:
1. What are your plans for St. Patrick’s Day?
2. What is your favorite room in your house?
3. What ‘gadget’ do you have that you can’t live without?
4. What will your first thought be when you learn that you won a lottery?
5. Other than Acting Balanced and your own, what is your favorite blog to read?

Answer them on your blog and link up by clicking the badge/icon above!

1.  What are  your plans for St. Patrick’s Day?

Mine are the best plans of all!  My oldest child, my son, is getting married!  A wedding complete with green dresses and a bagpiper (my son plays but is having a friend do it this time), it will be a wonderful way to celebrate both the day for Irish and my son’s next chapter as a husband and step-father.  My son has a good deal of Irish heritage so it is just the perfect day!  I also officially become a grandma that day to his bride’s 6yo daughter.

2.  What is your favorite room in your house?

MY room!  I love my bedroom, it is decorated to my taste, in a very relaxing and soothing peach color.  It is my haven, where I go to unwind, relax, be on the computer or sleep.

3.  What ‘gadget’ do you have that you can’t live without?

My cell phone.  I can access everything on it that I do on my laptop, and text, talk etc.  It is a rare moment that the phone is not next to me.  Recently I discovered the app, Heytell, so instead of texting, I can just record a voice message and hit send.  I like it.

4.  What will your first thought be when you learn that you won a lottery?

RELIEF!  Not sure what it is about divorce that leaves one spouse hurting so much financially but mine did!  And winning a lottery, a small one, would get me back out of debt and on top of things again.

5.  Other than Acting Balanced and your own, what is your favorite blog to read?

I have SO many favorites, but without a doubt one of those is Cinnamon’s Spicy Life, a frank look at life through the eyes of a friend located in the Sunshine State.  If you enjoy someone that just calls ’em as she sees ’em, she is your go to girl for a good read!

Meet Me On Monday

It’s Meet Me on Monday!  If you tweet out your blog post, feel free to add #MMOM to your tweets and Acting Balanced will try to retweet for everyone from @chascouponmom

Based on the original Meet Me on Monday hosted by Java at Never Growing Old, she’ll post 5 questions on Sunday evening along with a linky for you to link up your post answers!  If you have suggestions for next week’s questions please feel free to leave a comment or shoot her a message on twitter or on the Acting Balanced Facebook Page

Here are today’s Questions:
1. What is on your bedside table?
2. Hardback, Paperback or E-Reader?
3. What is your ‘go to’ drink of choice?
4. How do you like to spend your birthday?
5. Finish this sentence – I would never be caught dead in …

Answer them on your blog and link up by clicking the icon below.

Acting Balanced

1.  What is on your bedside table?

I don’t have one, my vanity is sitting next to the bed.  On it is a collection of my nightly/daily skin care regimen products, 2 lamps, the dock for my cell phone that makes it double as a clock over night, my flash light hangs from one side of the mirror (cut kitten flash light because I am that cool as to have one) and the control for the electric blanket.

2.  Hardback, Paperback or E-Reader?

All of the above based on the availability of the book in either format.  I prefer my Kindle these days because it is easily slipped in my purse and my entire reading library is with me on the go.  Not to mention how many books fit on one as opposed to finding a place to put them in the house.

3.  What is your ‘go to’ drink of choice?

Well that depends.  For an adult beverage either beer or wine.  The rest of the day it is diet coke or coffee.  I know, I need to drink more water.

4.  How do you like to spend your birthday?

With friends and family, relaxed and NOT a big fuss made over it.  I hate surprises and so a surprise party would not make me happy. I’m just a low key type when it comes to that.

5.  Finish this sentence – I would never be caught dead in…

I would never be caught dead in….wow I have no idea.  I am sure there is something, something that if I were caught dead in it, because I was dead someone would have put me in it, I’d have to come back and haunt them.  But not sure what it is at the moment.

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Meet Me On Monday

It’s Meet Me on Monday!  

If you tweet out your blog post, feel free to add #MMOM to your tweets and our hostess will try to retweet for everyone from @chascouponmom

Based on the original Meet Me on Monday hosted by Java at Never Growing Old, I’ll  5 questions on Sunday evening along with a linky for you to link up your post answers!  If you have suggestions for next week’s questions please feel free to leave a comment or shoot me a message on twitter or on the Acting Balanced Facebook Page

Here are today’s Questions:
1. What was the first live concert you ever attended?
2. What colors look best on you?
3. What is one thing about you that most people wouldn’t know?
4. Who would you call to be bailed out of jail?
5. What do you think is the greatest invention of your lifetime and why?

Answer them on your blog and link up by clicking the icon below!

Acting Balanced

1.  What was the first live concert you ever attended?

WOW..um…clueless!  I know it was in high school at Bogart’s or Annie’s but be darned if I remember who it was now.

2.  What colors look best on you?

Black is the best color, works when I’m my natural blond or sassy red head.  Pink is a good color but doesn’t work as well with the red hair right now. Winter whites/creams look good with the red hair.

3.  What is the one thing about you that most people wouldn’t know?

I love liver and onions!  But I’m more likely to chow on frogs legs now that I understand the liver’s function in the body. GROSS!

4.  Who would you call to be bailed out of jail?

Very good question.  Most likely my mom.  It would be mom because everyone else that might be able to pull it off would likely be in there with me. Though given the right event and circumstances, she might be in the cell with us too. My son? Na…he’d deny knowing us or come strolling in and laugh at us.  Yeah, when it comes to a bail out, I’m so screwed.

5.  What do you think is the greatest invention of  your lifetime and why?

Seriously? One???  Wow..don’t know that I can nail it to one. So many amazing medical advancements, the computer, cell phones…There simply isn’t one that is above the others.

Meet Me On Monday

It’s been several weeks since Java at Never Growing Old posted a set of Meet Me on Monday questions, but we’ve been missing it – so Acting Balanced decided to resurrect the idea and starting today she’ll be posting 5 questions on Sunday evening along with a linky for you to link up your post answers!

Here are today’s Questions:
1. Are you planning anything for Valentine’s Day?
2. What song automatically popped into your head when you saw this question?
3. What did you have for breakfast today?
4. Where do you keep your keys?
5. Who was your favorite teacher from when you were in school? 

Answer them on your blog and link up!

Acting Balanced

1.  Are you planning anything for Valentine’s Day?

That would be a huge NO!  I jokingly refer to it as ‘Single Awareness Day’ and think it is a nothing but a big scam by greeting card and candy companies. It is also a guilt driven reason to show some token of affection, which I wrote about last year in my post, My Favorite Valentine Tradition.  I don’t want, need or even appreciate anything on that day from anyone professing to love me.  Do it another day when the rest of the world isn’t, because you thought of me and wanted me to know you love me.  If you do it for Valentine’s Day, then I cannot help but believe that is the reason you did anything, out of fear of being a dolt and not because there is a true desire to show affection.

2.  What song automatically popped into your head when you saw this question?

Seriously, some dumb song I cannot even sing more than a line or two of because that is all I know, from a goofy animated, singing thing we found at Walgreen’s.  I was out shopping with my sister and I happened upon it.  I suggested my brother needed this at the firehouse to amuse himself and the other firefighters.  Here is a small video clip of the insanity that I took before we dropped it off to him at work yesterday.

3.  What did you have for breakfast today?

Nothing yet other than coffee.  It is only 7:08 and I rarely eat at this hour.  I need to be up a few hours before I can handle food.

4.  Where do you keep your keys?

I keep my keys in my car.  I park in the garage so I see no reason to take them out of the car or then I never seem to be able to locate them!

5.  Who was your favorite teacher from when you were in school?

Mr. Peter from English I and later Creative Writing when in high school.  He always challenged us and he and I would go head to head now and then.  I actually learned much about myself as a person thanks to him those two classes.

Meet Me On Monday

Welcome to the 62nd edition of “Meet Me On Monday!” Blogging  is a funny thing…we tell our most intimate thoughts for all to read  and yet most of the time I find myself sitting and wondering, “who is  this person!?”  I know them…but yet I don’t know them!  I want  to know who the person is behind all those words so I thought of a great  way for all of us to “meet” each other!

Every Sunday Never Growing Old will post five get to know you  questions that you can copy and paste into your own Monday post and we  can all learn a little more about each and every one of us!!

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!!

Questions:

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
2. Real or artificial tree?
3. When do you put your tree up?
4. When do you take your tree down?
5. Do you like eggnog?
6. Do you have a nativity scene?
7. Favorite Christmas Movie?
8. Favorite Christmas cookie?
9. Where will you eat Christmas dinner?
10. Angel, bow or star on top of your tree?
11. Most annoying thing about this time of the year?
12. Do you like Fruitcake?
13. What are you most excited about the holidays?
14. Do you open presents Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning?
15. Will you still be wrapping presents on Christmas Eve?
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1.  Wrapping paper or gift bags?

Both!  Depends what it is, how big it is etc.  Odd shaped things just go better in bags.

2.  Real or artificial tree?

Artificial.  I was married to a fire fighter both times I was married.  I had a real one until the year my son was born, then after seeing a video on how fast a tree goes up and how fast the fire  multiplied I wasn’t comfortable having real with a baby in the house.  After that pre-lit trees hit the market and the fact that I like to put it up the day after Thanksgiving (if not way sooner) artificial became the way to go.  Now, here in the Diva Den with mom, my sister and nieces, we have a huge house so we have 2 trees, one in the living room and one in the family room.

3.  When do you put your tree up?

Either the day after Thanksgiving or sometime the week before.  I love Christmas and cannot get enough of it.  This year, because we had a holiday open house with our Avon business and that stuff is out early, it was actually up 2 days before Halloween.  🙂  A record for us!

4.  When do you take your tree down?

Usually the week after New Year’s Eve.  Personally I’d leave it up all year, call it a ‘holiday tree’ and decorate it for each holiday throughout the year.  Haven’t had a lot of support around here on that idea.

5.  Do you like eggnog?

Oh yes!  Leaded (spiked) or unleaded.  This time of year the local UDF (United Dairy Farmers) and McDonalds have eggnog shakes, a holiday favorite of mine!

6.  Do you have a nativity scene?

Yes we do!  Growing up was one my dad made, then my kids bought me one for Christmas one year (I got it early) and I still have it.

7.  Favorite Christmas Movie?

Hands down my favorite is “It’s A Wonderful Life”.  Makes me always stop to count my blessings and appreciate the things I have and the things that have happened in my life.  Only the black & white version will do, and it is tradition to watch it on Christmas Eve.  Especially this Christmas, as we are very tight on money and there won’t be much under the tree, we’re focused around here on the fact that all 5 of us are home for the holidays and thankful for our family and friends, things money cannot buy that are truly priceless.

8.  Favorite Christmas Cookie?

OH Christmas trees made from a Mirro cookie press (the OLD ones that are hand cranked).  The recipe is inside the box and it is the best cookie ever!  My son can knock out several dozen in one sitting and that is his favorite as well.

9.  Where  will you eat Christmas dinner?

Right here with my parents, sister and her girls and our future (though to us she already is) sister-in-law and hopefully her daughter.  My son is on duty, so is one of my brothers (cops and firefighters) but hopefully my other brother and my daughter will drift in.  Anyone is welcome to come share the day with us, it is a time for sharing love and we have plenty to go around!

10.  Angel, bow or star on top of your tree?

Well it would be an angel but she isn’t being cooperative and staying put (not that the 3 felines scaling the tree might have anything to do with that) so it’s a bow on both trees.

11.  Most annoying thing about this time of year?

The commercials and attitude of people in stores.  This isn’t about gifts, and even if you don’t celebrate the birth of Christ, it is a time of year to spread joy and love.  I hate the commercials with people giving cars and diamonds etc.  Give me an old fashioned Christmas like on Little House On The Prairie where one gift was it and it was something significant in meaning.

12.  Do you like fruitcake?

Actually yes I do, SOME of them anyway.  There are some that are well not so much but others are yummy with a cup of coffee.

13.  What are you most excited about the holidays?

Just being together, the decorations, the time to reflect on the blessings that are the true gifts we receive each year, and be with my family.

14.  Do you open presents Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?

Both!  We have a huge family gathering on my mom’s side where it is on Christmas Eve, though no gifts this year for the first time in my 48 years.  And then as more immediate family in the morning.

15.  Will you still be wrapping presents Christmas Eve?

It wouldn’t be the first time if I was, but this year no it will all be done ahead of time.

Meet Me On Monday

Welcome to the 61st edition of “Meet Me On Monday!” 

Blogging  is a funny thing…we tell our most intimate thoughts for all to read  and yet most of the time I find myself sitting and wondering, “who is  this person!?”  I know them…but yet I don’t know them!  I want  to know who the person is behind all those words so I thought of a great  way for all of us to “meet” each other!

Every Sunday Never Growing Old will post five get to know you  questions that you can copy and paste into your own Monday post and we  can all learn a little more about each and every one of us!!

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!!

Questions:

1.  Tomorrow I’m going to _________?
2.  Pudding or Jello?
3.  What book are you currently reading? 
4.  What is the first concert you went to see?
5.  What is your current weather?
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My Answers!

1. Tomorrow (Monday) I’m going to__________?

Work!  I watch this adorable little crumb cruncher each weekday, and I watch her 7yo cousin before and after school.  In addition I work for myself as an independent sales rep for Avon so I have that business to run on the side as well.  I’m always looking for go-getters that want to earn extra money or a serious living working on my Avon team, doesn’t matter where you live, I want you if you want to work for yourself!

2. Pudding or Jello?

OH pudding for certain.  Jello is diet food or hospital food to me.

3. What book are you currently reading?

The book is called “The Business Of The 21st Century” by Robert Kiyosaky, in an effort to really grow my Avon business I read a lot of such books.

4.  What is the first concert you went to see?

Good grief, NO idea. It was when I was in high school and it was at King’s Island but for the life of me I cannot remember who it was.

5. What is your current weather?

COLD!  21 degrees and while it will be sunny today there is frost on everything 😦  I don’t care for winter, give me 90 and humid any day.

Meet Me On Monday

Welcome to the 60th edition of “Meet Me On Monday!” 

Blogging  is a funny thing…we tell our most intimate thoughts for all to read  and yet most of the time I find myself sitting and wondering, “who is  this person!?”  I know them…but yet I don’t know them!  I want  to know who the person is behind all those words so I thought of a great  way for all of us to “meet” each other!

Every Sunday Never Growing Old will post five get to know you  questions that you can copy and paste into your own Monday post and we  can all learn a little more about each and every one of us!!

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!!


Questions:

1.  Monday’s are _________?
2.  What is your favorite kind of milkshake?
3.  What monthly bill do you most dislike paying? 
4.  How many email addresses do you use on a regular basis?
5.  What color lights are on your Christmas Tree?
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My Answers!

1.  Monday’s are ______? 

ROUGH!  I mean, I am thankful to be employed and starting the work week headed for the paycheck on Friday is always good, but I have to start waking up at 5:30am and frankly that sucks.  It takes a lot more coffee for me to pull up out of the funk on Mondays.

2.  What is your favorite kind of milkshake?

OH without a doubt, UDF’s (United Dairy Farmers) Eggnog milk shakes!!!  Only available during the holidays, they are to die for yummy and my very very (did I mention very?) favorite!  McDonald’s version does run a good second.

3.  What monthly bill do you most dislike paying?

I hate them all equally because it means I am in debt to someone somewhere.  But I’m working on that.

4.  How many email addresses do you use on a regular basis?

Just 2 at the moment.  One is my every day/family/friends one, and one dedicated totally to my Avon business.  That is MORE than enough.  However I do have more and they are getting shelved here soon.

5.  What color lights are on your Christmas Tree?

Both!  We have 2 trees in our house, one in the living room with white lights, and one in the family room with multi-colored lights.  We get into Christmas around here 🙂