1) What's one thing you learned in September?
Answer: How precious time is, when spent with family, and how we should never take that time for granted.
Answer: I used to HATE squash when I was a kid. I'd absolutely gag on it!.. But now I really like it! I like acorn or butternut squash cooked and mashed, like potatoes; but my favorite is simply yellow or zucchini squash sliced up and fried in butter, with salt and pepper! Yum!.. I also love baking my own homemade zucchini bread!
3) The older I get, the ___________.
Answer: I think that the older I get, the older I see my parents get, and the more precious time seems to be. Just this past month, I have noticed, for the first time, my father slowing down some. Below is a picture of my Dad being a good sport for me, posing in the picture with Dear Son and me, at the farm where we just recently went apple picking.
While I'm aware how life works.. how we all get older, and how time marches on... I guess I just didn't know WHEN to expect time would start taking its toll on my own parents. I'm reminded how I haven't always seen things eye to eye with my father, throughout the years; but I still love him, and I now find myself feeling a little worried. Seeing things in a different light, I am far more appreciative of any time I get to spend with him now.
4) What's your favorite television theme song ever?
Answer: Well, now, you can't pin me down to just one, any more than you can pin me down to a favorite color!.. The ones that come to mind, just to name a few, are as follows: the theme from Friends, I'll Be There For You; BOTH the theme songs from Happy Days; the theme song from the show The Monkees; and the theme song for The Big Bang Theory...
I Got You Babe, from the Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, a popular variety type of t.v. show, running from 1971 to 1974. I still LOVE that song! It reminds me of who I love, what I have, and what's most important to me!
5) What do you wish you spent more time doing five years ago?
Answer: Just about 5 years ago, I was focused on quitting smoking! I succeeded in kicking the habit, and sure can't find any regrets about that!
Answer: I think some new dress boots would be nice, and then maybe a few more lightweight-dressy scarves, just for fun, to throw on with Fall jackets and blazers!
Answer: For as far back as I can remember, I was drawing the Peanuts characters all the time! In fact, I won an award for runner-up, when I was in 5th grade, for painting Snoopy to look like a dentist in a dental health poster contest! (and still have the certificate!).. So the Peanuts were always my favorite cartoons, and still are! To the left, is a book that I just picked up at a thrift sale, held at a local fair. It's a good-sized paper back, measuring 10 x 12", with 255 pages packed full of both black-and-white and color comic strips, stories, and information!.. But as for what I can remember of Saturday morning cartoons from when I was a kid?.. I most remember liking Casper The Friendly Ghost, and Bugs Bunny cartoons the best. I remember also liking the Jackson 5 and Osmond Brothers cartoons too, and loving the songs they included in every episode!
8) Insert random thought here:
Well... Would you like to have a cup of tea with me before our visit is done here? I've got this new tea pot, and cup and saucer, that I picked up at the same sale I got my Peanuts book at!
Love the Fall colors of both, and I got them for next to nothing, as part of a $2.00 bag sale!! YAY!!! The name at the bottom of the tea pot says SADLER, made in Staffordshire England.. So pretty I thought it was, I was very excited to bring it home!... Alongside, is a tag and miniature book I made for a swap I'm in. The book is just a teeny little thing, 1" by 1 1/2", following the tutorial for making one HERE. The tag consists of various layers of papers, vintage trims, and embellishments. The stamp I used , a young girl reading a book, is an Alesa Baker Design, from Impression Obsession.
Thanks to Joyce for hosting Wednesday Hodgepodge!
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