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Monday Meeting ~~~ January 25, 2016

Hello, People!

I hope everyone survived the blizzards and other weird weather this past weekend. The weather here was warmer than usual and our snow melted. I thought some of you would appreciate that tidbit of news. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Monday Meeting

Today’s Monday Meeting is going to be a little different. As I really don’t have much news to impart.

The husband is on his second round of chemo for his colon cancer. He’s holding up well. Not much in side effects. His blood pressure dropped and he’s more tired. Otherwise not much else, which is great. His cancer doctors said not to worry too much about the blood pressure as they have found out that low blood pressure is not as dangerous as it was made out to be in the past. This is his second month on the chemo, he has four more months to go. We just take things a day at a time.

He even gained a few pounds, so that was good news too. He went from being 5’9 inches and 100 pounds even, to 105 pounds. Every pound on him is a good thing. Even if he shrank a few inches as when we first got together he was 5’11. I keep telling him he don’t watch it he’ll be shorter than me! ha!

So, that’s about it with the news.

I thought I would add something to this weeks meeting. There has been an ABC post going around. I first read it on Holly’s blog, than a few others joined in. So I thought I would do it too. It’s been a long time since I did one of these. And,ย of course, it’s all about ME!


The ABC’s About Me, Me, ME!

A: Age – Older than dirt! Oh ok, 60. Geesh.

B: Biggest Fear – Not being able to care for myself in my old age. Being in a nursing home. Scares the crap out of me. Not going to happen if I can help it.

C: Current Time – Noon

D: Drink I last had – Anyone want to take a guess? Well if you know me at all you’ll know it’s….Coffee!

E: Easiest person to talk to – I have a really good, good friend that I email all the time. I can tell her anything and everything and she never judges and always has wise advice.

F: Favorite Song – Now this is impossible to answer. I love music. So I’m passing on this one.

G: Grossest Memory – Wow, after 60 years of living there are a lot of them! I would have to say the winner is a restaurant kitchen I saw once. The ex and I owned a carpet cleaning business back in the day. We cleaned mostly business’s. There was a restaurant that wanted the dining room carpet cleaned. We had to fill the machines with hot water from the kitchen. This kitchen smelled, it had bugs, the floor was so greasy we had to be extra careful not to slip and bust our asses. We saw mice and droppings under the sinks. It was the dirtiest, most disgusting thing I ever saw! Not too long after we worked there it was closed down for health reasons. Gee, no surprise there!

H: Hometown – Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Left there when I was twenty, never been back.

I: In love with – Well, I do have an ongoing love affair with…Coffee! Also, with books. Yeah, I’m a word slut.

J: Jealous of – I had to really sit and think on this one. I came up with….nothing. I used to be jealous of people who had a lot of money. Then I got to know a few of them. They aren’t happy people. So I stopped being jealous. I used to be jealous of talented people. You know the ones. The ones that could paint and write and do other talented things. Then I realized I have talent too. I paint and write. I know how to live on next to nothing. Believe me, that takes real talent! The older I get the more I realize there is always going to be people who do things better than me, have more things than I do. And that’s ok. I stopped comparing myself to others long ago. I’m much more content now.

K: Killed someone? – No, I haven’t. I have shot at people before. If I wanted to kill them I would have. I’m a good shot. I only shot at them in self-defense. If I wouldn’t have, I wouldn’t be here now. That’s a whole ‘nother story. Let’s move on.

L: Longest Relationship – Depends on the relationship. Romantically, it would be the husband. This one, not the first one. Will be fourteen years in September. Other relationship I guess would be with my mother. ๐Ÿ˜‰

M: Middle Name – Lynn

N: Number of Siblings – Real ones? Or just the ones I claim? Eh, ok, real siblings….three….one older sister, one younger and one older brother.

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O: One Wish – Is this like the Miss America questions? If so, then world peace. If it’s meant for a personal wish, then…..better health. I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.

P: Person You Last Called – My mom.

Q: Question You are Always Asked – Where are you from? I always get asked this when I have spoken to someone for more than a few words. I lived in the South for over twenty years. I guess I still have a bit of the southern or Texan accent. I’m told with just certain words or if I get angry or excited or nervous. Then my accent gets stronger. Since living here, I always answer this question with a much more pronounced accent….I live in Southern Alberta…..gets a laugh every time.

R: Reason to smile – Hell, just waking up every morning is a reason to smile. My dog Sam. Sunshine. Writing. Music. COFFEE! Friends. Just living life.

S: Song you last sang – A silly little made up ditty to my dog Sam. Where no one else could hear. Believe me, you don’t want to hear me sing. If you even want to call it that.

T: Time you woke up – Midnight, 2 am, 4 am, 6 am, 8 am, finally got out of bed to get coffee at 8:30 am. Getting old is not for sissies.

U: Underwear color – Um, that’s kind of a pervy question…..moving on.

V: Vacation Destination – What is this ‘vacation’ thing you speak of?

W: Worst habit – Swearing…..a lot.

X: X-rays you’ve had – Knee, shoulder, stomach, lung, hand

Y: Your Favorite Food – Lasagna

Z: Zodiac Sign – Virgo, …yup that’s me.




See you next Monday!






I enjoy reading, writing, and painting. I love animals and at present have one dog (Sam) and 2 cats (brother and sister, Notwen and Pouncer). I've lived in various places in the USA and now in Canada. I've always enjoyed watching life and people and have developed an appreciation for it all. My outlook is sometimes out of the normal.... but that's what makes things so interesting! I am always interested in the opinions of others. Everyone has their own outlook and it's always worthwhile to listen!

21 thoughts on “Monday Meeting ~~~ January 25, 2016

  1. Awesome, I don’t think I knew all of this.

    I know we are related by the “worst habit” answer. I almost went with that one! ๐Ÿ˜€


  2. I just noticed your coffee thingy up there!! Of course, I sent you a cup of coffee!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love all your answers. I knew a lot of them. Love that your middle name is Lynn ;-), and that we’re the same age. Yes, you are very talented, and I think you should showcase more of your artwork here. I didn’t know about your accent! I want to hear it! And I didn’t know you swore a lot – except at the wind, and I sent your mother a lasagna recipe!

    Fun post, Jackie!!


    1. Maddie!!! I just added the coffee thingy up there recently. A girl has to make a living…or try to right? Thank you my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚
      I don’t have much of my artwork anymore. I usually give it all away. I do have some old pieces. One day that might make a blog post.
      Yeah, the accent. I still have it. Not as noticable as when I first moved here, but it’s still there. Sometimes the husband makes fun of me. But that’s ok, I just go…eh? to him and it evens up. LOL We will have to talk on the phone one day…..
      Thanks for stopping in my friend!

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  3. I’ve caught up with you! And now I know more things about you, which is great. I’m not sure I’m brave enough to attempt that abc, – I can’t remember what they’re all for lol. Glad your other half is coping with his chemo thus far.


  4. Happy the chemo is going okay. And the rest was fun read – the big surprise was that you’re a good shot! And I’m happy you are so that we could meet and become friends ๐Ÿ™‚ Ps. I hope you don’t wake up as many times tonight.


    1. Ah, I could have been in contests for my shooting. Not to brag…my ex used to hate when we would go out shooting because I was better than him. ha! I have a great respect for guns and laws that govern guns. Sometimes I think back on my life and say to myself…’damn I’m surprised I’m still alive!’
      Some nights are good for sleeping, some not so good. Unfortnately, the not so good outweighs the good lately. Eh, such is life. I’m so glad we became friends too!

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  5. That restaurant reminds me of what I always heard about the McDonalds that was inside my Mecca store when I started working there. Fortunately, it didn’t last long before we kicked them out and put in a snack bar…


  6. Good to get that ABC rundown and learn more about you! I missed this on Holly’s blog, so I shall go check hers out! I’ll park this as something to do if I’m short of a blog idea (or if I’m trying to put off doing some of those scary video challenges everyone has set for me!).


  7. Good to hear hubby is handling it better than expected. Loved this post and I’m going to read it again later today. Now I have to shower, dress and get a move on. Places to go, things to do. Will see you again. Giant hugs.


  8. I did this awhile back (the ABC’s), but forgot I did. So I started doing it again and then it dawned on me…LOL
    My memory, it isn’t so good.


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