“g” as in “gail”

My daughter suggested I write about “gail” so here are a few things about me:

I use a small letter “g” online because I didn’t like myself when I was a child (long story). Once I made peace with the little girl who was me, I started “honor” her with a small “g.”

Before I had children, I didn’t like children.

When I was fifteen, a friend let me drive his Corvette in the high school parking lot. It was the first time I ever drove and it felt gooood! When he would get a new ‘vette, he would come by and let me drive it. Only the first one was an automatic…

I have two tattoos. I designed them and an artist made them into art work. My first was done before the tat craze came about.

Except on very rare occasions, I don’t cry. I really wish I could.

In my humble opinion, dark chocolate ought to be a food group in and of itself.

I love words and learning in genera.. When someone uses a word I don’t recogize, I ask them what it means. I have no false pride when it comes to knowledge.

Enough about me. Tell me something about you. g

Friday Falderal

A few years back, I started a meme called Friday Falderal. Every Friday, I would create questions, answer them and then ask my readers for their answers. “Falderal” is in honor of a dear friend who used the word liberally before she passed away.

So, without further ado, here are this week’s questions:

Do you feel obligated to spend holidays with family or do you do your own thing?
My husband feels obligated and also likes to spend time with his family so we do. However, one time, years ago, we did go to California for Thanksgiving…

Cake, pie or cookies?

Oh, cookies! Chewy, yummy cookies! Then again, pecan pie…german chocolate cake? Who makes up these questions, anyway?!

Do you keep up with national politics?

Yes, I do. In the United States, we have the honor of being able to vote for our leadership. Much of the time I feel that my vote doesn’t count because those I vote for don’t get elected! However, I will not stomp on the lives that were lost to give me the right to vote.

Pampering, waste of money or therapy?:

I was raised with a “Depression Era” mentality so I tend to try to make a nickel worth five cents. It is hard for me to spend money on myself. That being said, I don’t get paid for watching my granddaughter five days a week so I asked my daughter to pay for me to get a manicure every two weeks. It is time that is just for me and it is therapeutic!

Looking forward to hearing from you! g

A to Z Meme

Haven’t done a Meme in a long time so here goes:

A. Age: 54 – Oy, when did that happen!

B. Bed size: Queen but love a King

C. Chore you dislike: …all of them?

D. Dogs: Happily, none.

E. Essential start to your day: sleeping in…

F. Favorite color: a certain shade of green and lavenders and aubergine

G. Gold or silver: silver

H. Height: Was 5′ 1 3/4 inches all through junior high and high school and grew to
5′ 2 1/2″ ion my 20’s. The women in my family tend to do that.

I. Instruments you play(ed): In my dreams, I can play piano…

J. Job title: Chief cook and bottle washer.

K. Kids: A daughter and a son, both grown, oh, and my husband…

L. Live: The Great Atlantic Northeast!

M. Mom’s name: Marie

N. Nicknames: My hubbie sometimes calls me Fudd.

O. Overnight hospital stays: Oy, there are quite a few but I’ll just mention giving birth to my babies.

P. Pet peeves: Improper grammar,e.g. using adjectives instead of adverbs when appropriate and “I” instead of “me” when appropriate.

Q. Quote from a movie: “Illusions are dangerous people; they have no flaws.” the new Sabrina

S. Siblings: older sister and two younger brothers. The youngest brother is fourteen years younger and he is half son/half brother!

T. Time you wake up: as late as possible

U. Underwear: Wish they were nicer – figure I’ll splurge when all the weight is off.

V. Vegetables you don’t like: brussels sprouts, asparagus, “baby” corn

W. What makes you run late: Nothing if I can help it.

X. X-rays you’ve had: Sooo very many

Yummy food you make: Just about everything I make! I can cook AND I can bake.

Z. Zoo animal favorites: zebras

What about you?