Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Four Fill In

I have been so off my game this week.  Work, kids, home, blog, craftyness, etc., I didn't even get to visit everyone last week and comment on their Fill Ins.  Boo.  This week should be different though.  My knee injury is going to get fixed, Athena received her school-only iPad, and Troy had a glowing teacher conference other than the fact he was hiding his homework...again.  Persephone is still hiding those giggles from us and Alexandria leaves for an amazing trip to the Dominican Republic next week.

Feeling Beachie

This week’s co-host is ELIZABETH from SILVERS BOOK REVIEWS – she came up with the last two statements .  Be sure to join in the fun and stop by everyone's awesome answers this week.

The statements:
  1. I am ____
  2. I don’t like to ___ alone 
  3. Would you_____ if you could?
  4. Cooking with____is something to be _____

My Answers:

1. I am amazed at how much trash my household produces.  Before Steven moved in, I rarely had a small outside bin full of trash.  In fact, I filled up maybe one kitchen sized trash bag in a week-not including yard work trimmings and the like.  Steven moved in and I went back to work and slowly the food that comes in boxes and individually wrapped found a way back into my house.  So did the fast food wrappers and paper towels.  We now fill up a 96 gallon trash can a week.  Ugh!  And we use cloth diapers...This needs to get fixed.

2. I don't like to get tattooed alone.  I am friends with my artists, but sometimes he needs to pay attention to what he is doing and not my daily chatter about schools, diapers, and cleaning.  I like to have someone to talk to and distract me while that tiny needle hammers away at my collar far my most painful tattoo.

3. Would you kill someone if you could?  As much as I want to scream yes and have a certain a-hole vanish from my life completely, I couldn't do it.  I know there is is good in them somewhere and they mean something to someone.  Besides, they were in my life, and continue to be occasionally, for a reason.  Just because I don't know the reason doesn't mean there isn't one.

4. Cooking with my grandmother is something to be remembered, cherished, and passed on to my kids.  I talk a lot about this amazing woman who had a lot to do with me becoming the person I am.  She suffers from Alzheimer's and has for a long time.  She no longer remembers sifting flour for the new blueberry muffin recipe we tried and gave to my parents for their anniversary.  She no longer remembers helping me carefully apply the top crust to the home-grown strawberry rhubarb pie.  But I do.  And I hold onto those memories dearly.  I write, share recipes, and tell my kids stories.  It might sound silly, but a lot of who I am happened over that gas stove and oven.

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  1. LOL on the trash.

    I agree about cooking with a family member and sharing recipes. Such nice memories.

    ENJOY your weekend.

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    My Follow Friday Four Fill-In

  2. I am a grandmother and I enjoy teaching my grandchildren how to bake. Hopefully they will remember me when I am gone.

  3. oh good lord the trash here. I often fear our house alone is responsible for all the garbage in the world. and we really try to minimize: compost, recycle, everything. still it seems so much! I blame the kids. :)
    I think the only kind of person I could every truly murder would be anyone who hurt my kids. I really fear that if you put a gun in my hand, I would pull the trigger.

  4. I love your #4….

    There is some people I could consider murdering but when push comes to shove I don't think I ever could...

  5. I love your answer for #4! Sounds like you have wonderful memories. :)

    Have a great weekend!

  6. It is amazing how much "stuff" people can accumulate and not even need.
    I've often felt like (killing) people but since I can't even run over something that is already dead I doubt I'd be able to kill someone.
    It's nice to have memories like that of your grandma. - Have a great day.

  7. I don't think there is anyone I want to kill but there are a couple of people I would like to wallop.