Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Much Ado About Nothing Except the Medley

Back again! And yes, it's exciting because I didn't forget and this is like the second or third time I've not forgotten so, YAY! 

Wednesday, January 16th, is National Do Nothing Day!! National Nothing Day was proposed in 1972 by columnist Harold Pullman Coffin. This day has been observed annually since 1973. Of course, the way to celebrate it is to do nothing! I'll have time to do nothing when I need to use one of those things called by the same as Harold's last name...a coffin. hahahaha! Sorry, I just couldn't resist even though he had nothing to do with coffins which makes us connected as I don't want anything to do with them either. Ha!

1.  To commemorate Do Nothing Day in SOME way, tell us something about your life (or the life of someone close to you) in 1973!! That would be the beginning of high school and it was awful so I'll just pass. 

2.  Now that we are thinking back, please tell us what your favorite past time was as a child. My favorite pastime as a child always seemed to involve a book whether sitting at the library where my dad's mother was the librarian or sitting in the magnolia tree in our backyard. Books were filled with all sorts of adventures and people and all of it was fascinating to me. 

3.  What is the best way to cheer you up on a bad day? The best way to cheer me up on a bad day is to NOT try and cheer me up. Trying to cheer me up simply fuels the fire. It's best to leave me alone and allow me time to cheer myself. How do I cheer myself up? That depends on how bad the day is. It could be a good talking to to myself, it could be music, it could be walking Tucker, or any number of other ways. That being said, there are two reasons I cheer up automatically and here they are:

4.  How old were you when you first started dating? Around 15, I think. Do you remember your first date? I do not. But I do remember my first meaningful date in college. 

5.  Today is also National Fig Newton day.  Do you like figs/Fig Newtons? They are far from my favorites but I don't hate them. 

6.  Tell us something random about your week. We've been a bit sad around here since last Thursday when we said goodbye to AthleticTrainerDaughter and Lula Mae's pup and then had to endure his birthday on Monday. Losing a pet is so hard. 

On a much happier note, someone started soccer this week though I have no idea how she's old enough. Time flies, y'all. 

Have a great rest of the week, Y'all!

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  1. sympathies on the loss of the pup. It is terribly hard to say goodbye to our pets. My theory is because they are so dependent on us and trust us to take care of them. It feels like a failure. :(
    I'm with you, please don't try to cheer me up. It happens much more quickly if you allow me to do it myself.
    Time does indeed go quickly and I swear the older I get, the faster it goes!

    1. Thanks, I'll pass it on to them. It really is so difficult to say goodbye. It seems when someone tries to cheer me up all I want to do is smack them. LOL Yes! Time does seem to speed up as we get older.

  2. Such a bummer...losing a pet is the worst...they7 are definitely a part of the family! Your cheer up is perfect!! I am always in a good mood when I am with y little nieces and nephews!

    1. It really is. There's nothing quite like the joy of little ones to bring us out of our funk. :)

  3. Sorry to hear about the pup and yes little ones are always great for cheering us up.

  4. I love fig newtons!! And that's hard about losing the dog :( My daughter treats her dogs like children and they are getting older and I fear for that day.


  5. Yes, losing a pet is awful! I am so very sorry! I love your pictures! Hang on to your memories! I loved your answers! Have a nice week!

  6. Those two babies!! Oh my goodness!! Thanks for joining in today, Pam!! So many of us liked books when we were kids (and still do). Interesting. Yes, losing a fur-baby is a terrible hurt for everyone who loved him/her. I'm so sorry!

  7. So sorry about your loss. You had me thinking. Favorite activities as a child? Reading and swimming/diving. And, I grew up in a town abutting Newton, for which the Fig Newton's are named! They're not my favorite, but I'll happily eat them if there is no other choice!


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