TGIB

 

Thank God it’s Bella day!  I wasn’t expecting the "Poopy Princess" but here she is!  For the first time (hopefully the only time) we had to call the poison control center for her.  When I turned my back, she got into the Balmex (diaper cream)!  Thank the good Lord it isn’t poison.  {heavy sigh}  I don’t need that kind of excitement.

Life in the great Atlantic northeast has been cold lately.  When I saw it was colder here than in Minnesota, I was shocked!  However, fickle winter is supposed to give us temps in the 50’s next week.  Can you say, "Sinus headache?"

Let’s go to Friday’s Feast:

Appetizer
When was the last time you received a surprise in the mail, and what was it?  I received a note from my college roommate out of the blue.  We lost touch a dozen years ago or so and I was pleasantly surprised to see she is working in South Africa with a Christian organization.  Her dream of having children has finally come to pass as she is surrounded with kids calling her "Beautiful Aunt Val."  You go girl!

Soup
If you could have a summer and/or winter home, where would you want it to be?  Hmm…I like the mountains and Himself likes the beach.  I would have to say the mountains because you can summer and winter there.  Vermont?  New Hampshire?  One of those.  We can find a sandy lake for Himself.

Salad
Pick one: pineapple, orange, banana, apple, cherry.  I would have to say banana.  It is the least messy and, I believe, the most nutritious.  I could be wrong about that, though.  Besides, apples make me feel hungry.  Anyone else have that happen to them? 

Main Course
Describe the nicest piece of clothing that you own.  Warning:  Altruistic answer ahead.  Any clothing I am wearing that keeps me warm.  Maybe once I am down to goal weight and am no longer wearing my sister’s hand-me-downs I won’t be so philisophical. 

Dessert
What would you choose to have written on your gravestone?  I like what
Dr. James Dobson’s father chose for his own:  He Prayed.  So, She Prayed.  Please believe that when I say I am praying for you I truly am.  I believe it to be the most one can do for another person.

What about you?  Let’s hear your answers.  Have a safe weekend, g

 

11 responses to “TGIB

  1. OMG Isabella did freak you out!!!!!! Ah those little ‘devils’!!! My son often plays choking and each time I get scared! Guess what? That makes him laugh. Ever heard of the wolf and little boy story? Yes? That’s why I jump….. always and believe him.
     
    So what do we have for dinner?
     
    AppetizerWhen was the last time you received a surprise in the mail, and what was it?  
     
    My bank statement…. does that count for a surprise? 

    SoupIf you could have a summer and/or winter home, where would you want it to be?  
    Winter: Mauritius…… just add in some snow
    Summer: Mmmm….. Any place where the heat will not kill me
    SaladPick one: pineapple, orange, banana, apple, cherry. 
    Pineapple…. peeled ans sliced (don’t count on me!!!) but it is true that bananas are more nutritious…. think it is said they contain phosphorus….. or whatever.. (is that edible too?)
    Main CourseDescribe the nicest piece of clothing that you own.  
    Don’t expect a miracle! From all the skirts sleeping in my closet I do prefer my jeans! 
    DessertWhat would you choose to have written on your gravestone?  
    She (i.e me) was a loved mum, a rebelious but caring daughter, and crazy girl friend.
    Does that makes any sense to you?
    Take good care of you!
    Cheers,
    Isa
     
     

  2. "Poopy Princess"…gotta love that literal description G.  Guessing "frantic" was putting it mildly when I visualize your first reaction to the little Princess choice of diet at that time.  My younger brother ate a full bottle of baby aspirin when he was about the "terrible" 2 age and had to have his stomach pumped.  My mom most likely needed a diaper for herself when she realized what he had done!
      The last biggest surprise I got in the mail was when I had to sign for confidential papers from the Pentagon (gasp!!).  Thought for sure they were going to recall me to active duty because of a particular skill I have for a certain military specialty, but thankfully it was just a reminder to keep my mouth shut because of the level of my security clearance.  Summer and/or Winter home….the wife would disagree strongly, but my overall choice for both seasons would be the Black Hills in South Dakota.  The best item of clothing I have is my extreme cold weather parka obtained during my stint in Grand Forks, N.D.  It may not be the nicest, especially since a friends cat mauled most of the rabbit fur around the hood, but you simply cannot get cold in that parka.  Oh yeah, I have some bunny boots too….the thick, white rubber kind that you can blow air into a valve to keep the tootsies nice and warm.  Actually, they look more like space boots, and are very awkward in any environment other than a blizzard!!  We haven’t had a blizzard here since 1993, so I’m prepared for the next one.  I’ve already told the wife to bury me in a pine box or just throw me down in the hole and cover me with dirt because a dead man has no need to be fashion conscious!  Hope the gravestone reads something like…devoted husband, best friend and lived loving mankind, animals and nature.  He had no fear of earthly death and had compassion for all life.  He put his fate in the hands of God and thought no person to be less than him.  Apparently I’m expecting a rather large gravestone huh?..lol.
     
    J.W.L.
     
     

  3.  
    Saturday, Sunday and Monday will get above freezing here. It will help to clear the roads mostly. It’s still cold if you ask me, especially since the melting snow makes the air damp… but the sun is shining brightly and it certainly is a nice change from the below zero temperatures we were having. Christmas in Washington, DC the temps were in the mid to upper 50s. It sure didn’t feel like Christmas to this Northern girl.
     
    So glad "Poopy Princess" is okay after her "treat." Kids — Gotta love ’em!
     
    Liz : )
     

  4. i am a banana lover myself…mmmmmm….especially with peanut butter on a nice sammich…mmmmmmm….oh great now i am hungry again…
     
    happy to hear that eating the diaper cream was nothing more than gross…
     
    *~* :o) before you put on a frown… :o) make sure there are no smiles available… :o) *~*

  5. Nothing more precious than a poopy princess.  It just sounds delightful….LOL.  Good to hear that the Balmex isn’t poisonous.  I had a blind man puncture one of those blue ice bags and drink it after he used it for his injury.  He just said he was thirsty.  He really didn’t understand because he was developmentally disabled.  Well I was worried about it so I took him to urgent care.  It was nontoxic.  Thank God!  They just encouraged him to drink plenty of fluids.
     
    I love your Friday Feasts.  So here goes my answers. 
     
     
    AppetizerWhen was the last time you received a surprise in the mail, and what was it? 
    I honestly can’t remember any surprises.  Oh yes I can.  I got a letter from a former employer asking how I would like my employer contributions to my retirement plan distributed.  Surprised me…they could have pocketed the money.  Guess they aren’t so crooked afterall. 
     
    SoupIf you could have a summer and/or winter home, where would you want it to be?  For my summer home, that would be Hawaii of course.  My winter home would be somewhere where there is lots of snow and beautiful mountains.  I just can’t imagine spending my winters in Florida. 
    SaladPick one: pineapple, orange, banana, apple, cherry.  I would also have to say banana.  Though I love fresh pineapples….I just haven’t had a decent one since Hawaii.   
    Main CourseDescribe the nicest piece of clothing that you own.  I would have to say my long wool coat. 
     
    DessertWhat would you choose to have written on your gravestone?  I really don’t know.  I haven’t given that much thought. 
    Have a great weekend!

  6. Oh am I Glad it wasnt toxic to her. Kids we turn our backs that away they go.  I have my 4 year old Grandson here as his mother is going crazy with him and the Baby. Good thing that Melissa and Amanda are here as I would not be able to do it.
    Feeling better G. and just heading back to sleep. Thanks
    Love Lisa

  7. Hey Gail, kids get into a lot of things!!! but somehow they survive! haha….ANyways..
    AppetizerWhen was the last time you received a surprise in the mail, and what was it? 
    My host family from Iowa whom I’d lost touch with sent me a Christmas card to my parent’s add! so exciting so I have their add again. 🙂
    SoupIf you could have a summer and/or winter home, where would you want it to be? 
    IT’d have to be……hmmm………2 homes, one right by the beach on the East coast…and one near the cool mountain area where I just had my holiday.
    SaladPick one: pineapple, orange, banana, apple, cherry.  It’d be cherry. I just love them…but it’s so expensive here! still I buy them coz I cannot resist them…and they come in 2 times a year, imported from either America or Australia.
    Main CourseDescribe the nicest piece of clothing that you own.  It’s a gorgeous Indian sari that my friend gave to me. It belonged to her mum who’s since passed away. Anyway, it’s gorgeous light..shining, pink with very intricate embroidery…in silver thread…
    DessertWhat would you choose to have written on your gravestone?  can’t think….. something along the line of…she’s loved by husband and children? haha..
    ok G, will end here. Have a beautiful weekend.
    hugs
     

  8. Ciao G,
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  9. glad that everything worked out OK with Bella.
     
    Here’s my Friday Feast

    Appetizer – When was the last time you received a surprise in the mail, and what was it? Hmm I am usually the one sending surprises in the mail! I would have to say a post card from a friend that I did not know was traveling.
    Soup – If you could have a summer and/or winter home, where would you want it to be? I would love to have a summer home in the Canadian 30,000 islands chain. I was there a few times with my aunt and uncle and just LOVE it.
    Salad – Pick one: pineapple, orange, banana, apple, cherry. Pineapple for sure. Oranges give me a stomach ache, bananas make my lips itchy, apples makes me hungry and cherries are only good if they are a garnish in a drink!
    Main Course – Describe the nicest piece of clothing that you own. I guess that depends on how you define NICEST but I would probably say my pink suede jacket.
    Dessert – What would you choose to have written on your gravestone? She was a good person

  10. Appetizer: Actually I received a basketball jersey from a childhood friend I hadn’t seen since 1995 when I used to live in Africa. Back then I wanted to be the next Michael Jordan but it never quite panned out. It turns out he’s visiting the UK in the summer so I’ll buy him a beer or two.Soup: Italy & Canada.Salad: I love pineapples when someone else prepares them for me, but if I’m by myself then banana suffices.Main Course: I have got a hat for every occasion, the most expensive ones being my particular favourites.Dessert: "If you owed Tim money before he passed, he’ll most likely haunt you in your sleep." I’m sure if  had time to think about it more I’d come up with something better than that, but that’ll do for now.Is the Friday Feast on every week? If so I appear to have missed out a lot, I shall endeavour to venture here a little more often  as I liked that entry.Take care. 😉

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