Monday, March 21, 2011


Looking for a way to make Monday more enjoyable?  Hop on over to Java's Meet Me On Monday at Never Growing Old and join in some much needed Monday fun!


1.  What jewelry do you wear 24/7?  Only my wedding rings and the ring Hubs gave me for our 25th anniversary.  I'm not a jewelry person.  Back in the day, I wore the earrings and necklaces but no more.  The earrings kept bothering my ears (pierced) and necklaces I usually only wore if we were going out somewhere.  Slowly, I just stopped wearing either.  And I don't miss them at all.  Our two older daughters wear jewelry pretty much all the time.  The two younger daughters wear a couple of rings and, on occasion, earrings and necklaces.  But we do all really like sparkly things!  

2.  Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it?  Most of the time I start out twirling and end up cutting.  Sometimes, when the girls were growing up, we might have been seen doing something like this:

3.  How many siblings do you have? I have three brothers.  You can read about them here

This is our first Christmas together.

4.  Were you named after anyone?  My middle name, Ann, was my great-grandmother's and is my mother's middle name, and my dad's mother was Anna.  All four of our daughters carry family names- first and middle.

5.  Coke or Pepsi?  Neither.  However, back in my soda drinking days, I was a Pepsi girl. 

This is the 20th day of NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) for the month of March. The theme for this month is: in a word! My chosen word for today is: JAVA for Java's Monday HOP:  Meet Me On Monday! 


  1. I wasn't named after anyone but I gave my daughter my middle name. Have a great week!

  2. This sounds like most of it could have most certainly been filled out by me! Ohhhhhhhhh, how I remember those pepsi days. Way back when soda was 'cool'. Not any more. And NEVER coke. LOL

    Earrings and rings and necklaces...I do wear a necklace sometimes [only 'cause I'm too lazy to take it off at night and continue to wear it 'til we go somewhere else. LOL] But wedding rings is about the only one here too.

    Thanks for stopping by yesterday to visit.

    Monday's link:
    Spring in my Corner of the World

  3. I used to wear several bracelets and a ring on just about every finger but I've slowly gotten away from that. Now I just wear the jewelry I mentioned and add my wedding ring and my mother's ring(s) when I leave the house.

  4. I slowly stopped wearing jewelry over the years, too--for various reasons.

    How about Saturday's weather? Was it hot where you are???

  5. Ha! I see you found a photo of me eating pasta!
    Always love to read what you have written on a Monday.

  6. chele- thanks for stopping by!

    Anni- I did drink Coke at the pool--and poured my Tom's peanuts in it! LOL

    Donna- One of my brothers (the one who's still trying to find himself) took my mother's rings and sold them so nobody gets those. Darn him.

    Kathy- It was hot Saturday and the last 5 weeks and from now on until November..UGH!

    Carol- I thought that picture looked familiar! LOL Thanks Twin!

  7. I don't wear nearly as much jewelry as I used to. Enjoyed your family pictures.

  8. Beverly- Thank you! Enjoyed your post today too!

  9. Nana- Thanks so much for stopping by! This is one of my favorite hops!

  10. That's a great picture of you with your brothers.

    NO Pepsi - Coke!

  11. Both of our daughters have the middle name 'Joy' because they brought us such joy. You'll be happy to know our boys do not share that middle name. :-)

  12. Lee- Thank you! I remember that skit from SNL! LOL

    Judy- You are too funny!

  13. Loved your answers. I had 4 brothers so I do understand!

  14. I love the cartoon of the slurping spaghetti dude!
    I still wear quite a bit of jewelry but to me it seems natural.
    I gave my middle name to my lodes daughter and she gave it to hers..hopefully, it will passed for generations!

  15. Some good questions this week. I loved reading your answers. I haven't had soda in 10 years but I was a coke girl!

  16. I used to wear a lot more jewelry when I was younger too. Not so much anymore.

  17. Mama named me after no one, she didn't want me to have anyones name. Why?? Never did understand that. I just read back a couple days I've missed. I'm glad I met Becks, such a cool and such a wonderful dog.
    I so love your writings, thank you for sharing.
    Take care and have a blessed evening.

  18. Nice answers. My middle name is Ann, too.

  19. Barb- Brothers are fun...most of the time. LOL

    Shawn- Our girls are like that too, they all talk about giving their future kids family names.

    Debby-Thank you! I never passed up a Coke, just preferred Pepsi--don't really know why. LOL

    Jules-My step-mother loves all of her jewelry and wears it with jeans or when getting dressed up. Of course, if I had that many diamonds, maybe I would too. LOL

    Julie-Becks is one big sweet, happy, lap dog. That's right. He crawls right up into your lap.

    Rebecca- I like my middle name much more than my first one- Pam- although I'm ok with it now.


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