Friday, August 11, 2006

Happy Weekend, Y'all ! !

First things first. Mountain Mama tagged me for this meme and when I blogged over there to check it out, I liked another one she had done so I tagged myself for it, too. More news after the memes.

A Novel Idea: If you could write a novel about any subject, what would it be? (Just the
subject–don’t give away your plot idea!) Or, if just the thought of having to write anything gives you hives, what would you like to read about in a novel that you’ve never seen done before? Or if you hate reading fiction (you can get counseling for that, you know), what subject might make you change your mind or try it anyway?

If I ever write a book, it would have to be just everyday humor. Kind of like Erma Bombeck, only not nearly as funny. A second choice would be a romance. I love a good romance, but I know it would be more of a challenge for me. Third choice would be a cookbook, for obvious reasons.


1. The book nearest me
My Bible

2. Stretch out your left arm; what do you touch?
My overflowing clothes hamper

3. Last thing watched on television

The Weather Channel

4. Without looking, what time is it?
7:45 pm

5. What is the actual time?
7:50 pm

6. With the exception of the computer, what do you hear?
My hubby's football game on the TV in the living room, my AC unit outside the window, and cicadas

7. When did you last step outside?
Last night about 7:30 when I put my houseplants out in the rain to get a free drink

8. Before this survey wh
at did you look at?
My daughter Jessica's new blog

9. What are you wearing?
A frumpy faded purple housedress and a cotton throw. (I'm freezing right now!)

10.What did you dream last night.
I honestly don't remember dreaming about anything. Not at all unusual for me

11. When did you last laugh?
All afternoon. My sisters, Cecil and Sue, were here and we laughed the whole time we played Trouble.

12. What is on the walls in the room?

A magnolia painting, handpainted by my sister, Ducky, 2 calendars, a clock, and a couple of shelves

13. Seen anything weird lately?
Yeah, the stuff left in my bathroom floor after they fixed my toilet. Eeeeee-YEW!!

14. What do you think of this quiz?
Well, it's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick

15. Wh
at is the last film you saw?
The Chronicles of Narnia

16. Tell me something we don't know
If you don't cut the tendons in fresh bullfrog's legs, they'll contract and jump out of the hot skillet. Yes, really

17. If you could change just one thing in the world, what would you do?
Make everyone treat each other with the same love that Jesus has for us

18. Do you like to dance?
Yee haw! Though I can't do it as well or as much as I used to

19. George Bush
If it wasn't him it'd be someone else we need to pray for.

20. Imagine your first child is a girl
She IS a girl

21. Imagine your first child is a boy
If he had been, his name would have been Adam William. Adam because I love it, and William after
my father in law

22. Would you consider living abroad.
Only if every member of my family goes too.

23. What would God say to you at the pearly gates?
My hope is that He says, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant...."
As I mentioned above if you caught the reference, my daughter Jessica has a new blog. That's Jessica and her boyfriend, Jason in the pic there to the left. If you've been reading my blog for any amount of time you've seen more pictures and read more about her than you really wanted to, I'm sure. She only has one post up since she just got started today. I'll put a link in my sidebar and here's a link to JESSICA'S WORLD. I asked if she wanted to keep it just among the family, and she said to go ahead and launch her out into blogdom. If you'd like to visit her, I know she'd love your comments. School starts for her in a little over a week, so her time to blog will probably diminish considerably after that. Right now she's searching for a job and funds are short. That's why she was bored enough to finally start a blog like I've been urging (read that as nagging) her to do. No gas money to go running around, so she's stuck at her apartment and bored enough to start a blog. I know I won't see her nearly as much when college starts so I hope she keeps it up. It will be another way for us to keep in touch. I expect to get lots of requests for recipes and cooking instructions, not to mention various and sundry other dippy questions.

Speaking of cooking, I'll be making another batch of salsa in a little while. I got enough tomatoes and bell peppers from our neighbor, Randall, to make more salsa, but Lamar had to go buy some jalapenos to go in it. He got just a few cayenne and jalapeno peppers from Randall's garden, but not many. I don't know if people are picking them as fast as they bear or if they're not doing well. The tomatoes aren't doing very well, but he's picking enough for his own use and to share with us and others. We got over 2 inches of rain overnight and today so surely that will help all the garden stuff bear more. I hope so, I sure want to can some more salsa and other garden stuff. Most people's gardens around here aren't doing as well as they have in the past. The weather again, I suppose.

It's after 9 pm and I haven't even started on the salsa, other than to get some clean jars out. I'll try to post Saturday, hopefully. Love and blessings to all my family and friends.


BooMama said...

LOVED your comment about GWB. Funny, funny. And I would love to eavesdrop on a gathering of you and the sisters...but you'd catch me eavesdropping in no time because I'm guessing y'all would CRACK ME UP.

Off to check out Jessica's new blog...y'all have a good weekend!

Connie and Rob said...

You really did well on both your memes. That was a lot of work. Number 16 is probably going to be in my dreams There will be frogs jumping out of skillets everywhere.

Take care,

Dick said...

I went to Jessica's blog & left a comment. It looks good.

Sounds like you are getting some much needed rain. Has it brought cooler temperatures with it?

Barb said...

Well, Mama. She's a living doll. That's it. She's just a little living doll and now I know why you're so proud of her. :-)

Brenda said...

LOL @ White Trash. Loved your answers.

Jessica's blog is nice. She's off to a good start. I echoed your advice and gave her some of my own.

Have a great weekend!

Sue said...

Loved your memes! Your daughter is every bit as pretty as you've said. I went over and told her "hi"
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Nasty Nashe said...

hi d...

just dropping by to say HEY.

i can't read the meme just yet coz the font's too small for my dodo eyes. (is it really me or the school's computer, i dont know)

jessica is having a fun time, i'll bet. haha. thatz all for now, D. I'll hit back laterrr.

Diane said...

We're nuts, that's for sure!

Thanks for visiting Jessica, and hope y'all have a great weekend, too. :-)

Thanks, I hope your dreams aren't full of frogs jumping out of skillets tonight. :-)

Thanks for visiting Jessica, I know she'll appreciate it. And, yes, it's cooler for a few days, then supposed to be right back up in the upper 90's again. *Sigh*.....

Thanks, praising the kid is always good for the Mama's soul. :-)

Thanks for your words on Jessica's blog, I appreciate it. The check's in the mail, LOL. ;-) Hope you and hubby have a great weekend, too. :-)

Thank you, and thanks for visiting Jessica's blog. Have a great weekend there in sunny CA, too.
Love and (((((hugs))))) to you. :-)

Hi, good to hear from you again! Do you know how to increase the size of the font on your computer? If not, email me and I'll walk you through it. :-)

Yes, Jessica is having a ball right now, but college starts on Aug. 21, so she'd better enjoy it. ;-)

Drop back by anytime, Nashe. :-)

Barb said...

I can't believe I forgot to comment on those frog legs. We loved them when we were kids. I remember Daddy putting a big light on a strap around his forehead, his froggin light he called it. And I remember a big toad sack full of giant bullfrogs wiggling around in the bathtub.

And I don't think my mama knew about cutting the tendons because I really remember some of those legs hopping out of the skillet.

My mother has a story about a picnic by a river and a bunch of frogs running around with their back legs missing. I'll have to get her to post that one.

Wow. It's occurring to me that frogs who came anywhere near my family just didn't fare too well.

kim said...

Jessica is a cutie for sure. And all the way over there at college, oh my! Praying for a blessed year for her. I'll get on over and read her blog after this.

Loved your answer to that white trash blog just really do. not. like. the. name. Don't like name calling of any kind to be honest, or teasing, or sarcasm, or anything that crosses that invisable line of politeness I mean. Funny is good. oh I guess I'm not explaining very good but I did like your answers!! Have a great week end.

Leaving in a little bit to pick up my hubby from the airport, without luggage, new digital camera, or cell phone but at least he's on his way home!!!!!

Big Mama said...

I always wondered if frog legs really did that! Your daughter is so cute, I'm on my way to check out her blog.

Tammy said...

I've looked through it twice and still can't figure out why it is called a "white trash tag"!! I'll be doing the book thing Monday I'm thinking!
You daughter is a pretty girl!

Paulette said...

Hello Diane, could you tell me where you picked up the link to Amy Wilhoite?? I would like to add it but dont know how? Could you email me please? Thanks

green eyed girl on planet earth said...

been over twice to Jessicas blog , but not as many as her Momma! LOL nice and sweet , you miss her so dont you , it never goes away , hope your knees are better today , creek creek creek , nope guess not , sassy arent I , loves ya though take care friend . oh loved the post !

Diane said...

Barb, my Daddy and Grandpa and most of the men in my family went froggin'. Grandpa and Daddy both had those lights, too. Jessica and her boyfriend at the time went a couple of times this year. I had one good mess of frog legs, the first I've had in years. I still love them. :-)

I don't know why that meme was titled that way. It's just how I got it, so I left it that way.

Glad to hear your hubby is coming home safely. :-)

Thanks for the compliments and prayers for Jessica. Please do visit her, it'll tickle her to death. :-)

Big Mama,
Yes, they do, and thanks. Please do go leave Jessica a comment, she'll love it. :-)

I don't know either! And thanks for the compliments on Jessica. I'm kind of partial to her myself. ;-)

I emailed you the link. :-)

Green Eyes,
Shhhh...don't tell her how often I visit over there! If she ever gets sitemeter she'll know for sure! LOL ;-) Yep, I miss her bunches.

Knees are about the same, they make like a Hoover, LOL. ;D

I love you, too, Green Eyes, sassy and all, my friend. Hope you're having a great weekend. :D

Naturegirl said...

Oh Diane I did not like reading #16!
You stay away from my Dalty and Finnegan!!

PEA said...

I so enjoyed reading your answers to the memes...I was tagged to do the White Trash one while I was gone so will get it done sometime this week:-) After I leave this comment I'll go check out your daughter's certainly runs in the family:-) Sounds like you were busy making salsa again...yummmmm!! xoxo

Andre said...


It was only yesterday when baby Jessica was saying her first words. Now she's been inducted into the social order of blogging.

My, how the time flies...