Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wednesday Hodge Podge

1. What's your best piece of advice for a newly married couple? I'm asking for a friend.

Lots of hugs and hand holding, learn the art of compromise, remember mean spirited words cannot be taken back, talk to each other, be best friends, and remember to laugh—a lot! 

Punky Doodle and Critter

2. Before we're too far into the new year I wanted to post a question Teresa submitted during the December giveaway. Teresa blogs over at Being Refined As Silver, so everyone go say hi.
Teresa asks, "What were you doing on December 31st, 1999?"and "Did you or your family make preparations for Y2K?"

I was still living in Dallas. I stayed home, opened a bottle of wine, and watched the ball drop on TV. I didn't make any Y2K preparations. I had faith the greedy businesses and industries would find a way to keep those computer systems working.

3. According to Global Language Monitor, the most used word of 2014 isn't a word. It's the heart emoji. Huh? How can something that's not a word be the most used word, but I digress. What do you think was your most used word in 2014?

Funny. When someone tells a story they think is amusing, I always say, "That's funny" whether it was or not. 

4. Speaking of words, it's that time again. Time for Lake Superior University to present a list of words they'd like to see banished (for over-use, mis-use, and general uselessness) in 2015. You can read more about the decision making process here, but this year's top vote getters are-

bae (before anyone else), polar vortex, hack, skill set, swag, foodie, curate/curated, friend-raising, enhanced interrogation, cra-cra (as in crazy), takeaway, and -nation (a suffering sports suffix).

Which of these words/phrases would you most like to see banished from everyday speech and why? Is there a word not on the list you'd like to add?

Let them all go! But I'm especially disgusted by cra-cra!

5.  January is National Hot Tea month? Are you a fan? Do you like flavored teas? How do you take your tea? Have a favorite cup or teapot? How many cups of tea do you consume in a given day? 

I am a fan of tea. I don't drink it everyday, but in the winter, I often have a cup of decaf in the evening. I usually drink green tea. I do have a teapot with matching cups. When I lived closer to daughter, we used to watch Gilmore Girls and have tea together. I miss that.

6. Whatever happened to my diamond?  I was at my Uncle's visitation when I happened to notice my one carat marquis diamond setting was missing. Poor Uncle was practically abandoned while everyone searched the more than busy carpet pattern for my diamond. Sadly, it was never found.

7. What is one book on your must-read list this winter? 

It was Gray Mountain by John Grisham. I already read it. 

8. Insert your own random thought here. 

Mostly what I'm thinking's cold. 15° right now. It's supposed to be 44° Saturday. Heat wave!!!!

My one and only granddaughter turned 15 yesterday. I'm trying to think of something special to do for her 16th. Any suggestions?


Joyce said...

I'm sorry about your diamond. I hate loosing jewelry, especially valuable jewelry. What sort of girl is your granddaughter? Is she girly or outdoorsy or artsy? Spa day and a fancy lunch? Pottery painting and a fancy lunch? I think time with grandmothers is special no matter what you're doing together.

Linda Kay said...

Ouch..losing your diamond. Hopefully it was insured, but it's the memories, right? I like the idea of a spa date, it would make her feel very grown up. Or you could buy her a car?

21 Wits said...

Oh shucks, diamonds are a girl's best friend too, (I just had to say that) funny how lists like this can make our minds go in so many directions!

Theresa said...

How upsetting to have lost your diamond. I recently noticed I lost a side stone in my engagement ring. That is the second time. Now I'm afraid to wear it because I don't want to lose any other stone, especially the center one! So I'm saving to have it replaced and to have my ring checked. In the meantime I'm wearing a crystal eternity band I bought for $3.99. I love it but don't care if I lose it ;)

TexWisGirl said...

the lost diamond is sad. looking forwared to that warm-up down here, too. supposed to hit 60 this weekend! :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh no on the diamond!

I read an article once that said that people who were very unhappy in their marriage were much happier when surveyed a few months later, if they stuck it out. Marriages have ups and downs, and I think that statistic has a lot of truth.

Anonymous said...

We are still freezing up here. Maybe 30 by the weekend; maybe.
I lost my diamond a few years ago. It is so upsetting.
These are great questions and answers.
I hope to join you for Rubbish in the next few weeks. I have a lot now, nothing good. Bathroom remodeling.

Ginny Hartzler said...

A beautiful wedding picture and a beautiful dress! I have only recently heard cra-cra and I hate it!! Why do people have to keep re inventing words?

Stephanie said...

Terrible news on the diamond. Great post!