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Sunday, November 6, 2011

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!!

Meet Me On Monday


1. Are you excited for the holidays or are you dreading them?
2. Do you hit the snooze button or get right up?
3. Do you still have your tonsils?
4. What was the last piece of candy that you ate?
5. Do you shop at thrift stores?
1. Am I excited for the holidays or am I dreading them.

 To be honest, not excited and not dreading. It just seems like any other day, except I get to give things to people I love and hope they enjoy receiving them as much as I enjoyed making and giving them.

2. Do you hit the snooze button or get right up?
Again, neither . . when I did  need to set an alarm, when I was working, I always set it for 1 hour early . . and made sure the radio was on . . then, by the time it went off, 60 minutes later, I was awake enough to get going . . . most days, anyway :0}
3. Do you still have your tonsils?
 Nope . . lost them at 3 years of age.
Normal Tonsils
 Wore my hair in braids, and as I went down the hall to the OR I was sitting up waving to Mom and Dad . . greatly anticipating what was about to com. My family doctor was in the OR, he was the aneshesiologist, and when I saw him, I have been told I almost talked his arm off . . like I did when I saw him in his office . . until the ether took over.

What my tonsils must have looked like for most of my first 2 years of life.

Then, several days of ice cream and I was back at full force . . voice and all. And Mom never had to worry about my sore throats anymore. She said she kept me in my winter coat and hat all spring so I wouldn't  get sick before the surgery . . LOLOL

 Then, as an adult, I got the WORSE sore throats . . come to find out the tonsil tissue that was still in my throat was swelling trying to do it's job . . . this was at least 20 years after I had the surgery . . . and each time it happened I got 3 days off work, antibiotics and rest . . it was great!!!!!!!!!

4. What is the last piece of candy you ate
 Thanks to AC Moore, I am now stocked up on Claey's Lemon Drops. They are made in South Bend, Indiana, and I could find them almost everywhere in my hometown. But, here in Western NY, I can only find them at AC Moore or Hobby Lobby . . . Bummer that I have to go to one of those  places gto buy them . . usually need to shop some when I do a Lemon Drop Run.

Oh, and I take two at a time and suck on them . . until the urge to bite them becomes to great then I grind and suck until they have dissolved.

5. Do you shop at thrift stores?
I used to shop at them ALL THE TIME when Diane was home or when I went to see her in Tennessee. Now, I need so little that I never get into one.

But, I did just buy this Vogue book of Crochet Hats that I had been admiring  on eBay . . . and it came from the Greater NY and Norther NJ Goodwill . . so, I guess that a Thrift store was the last place I shopped.


  1. Like last Monday I'll just post here for you to see:

    1. Are you excited for the holidays or are you dreading them? I love Thanksgiving but Christmas has become WAY too commercial for me.
    2. Do you hit the snooze button or get right up? I'm now retired. I snooze whenever and as long as I want. Ahhh, heavenly!
    3. Do you still have your tonsils?
    4. What was the last piece of candy that you ate? Cinnamon Bears (I won't say how many -- I love 'em.)
    5. Do you shop at thrift stores? Not very often. I contribute to them a lot though.

  2. P.S. I do still have my tonsils. They tried to take them out when I was young but at that time they just used ether to put you under and I stopped breathing when they administered it -- so I still have them.

  3. 1 - Dreading Thanksgiving - I do the cooking and am having 8 people in. Christmas - looking forward to that one!
    2 - Never use the snooze button. Many times I get up before the alarm.
    3 - No - out at 6. Missed 31 days of school that yr and still managed to get all A's - not much they could say.
    4 - One of DH's mini 100grand bars.
    5- Very rarely.


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