Hello, People! Hope your weekend went well and are ready to kick some butt this week!
Thanks again to Cee at Cee’s Photography for giving us some questions to answer this week.
Does your first or middle name have any significance (or were you named after another family member)?
I wasn’t named after anyone. My middle name is Lynn….so Jackie Lynn, it’s a broken up version of Jacqueline, which my mother wanted to call me at first. She broke it up into two names because she thought it would be easier for a kid to write and remember. She also was into French sounding names for a while.
Music or silence while working?
Depends on what kind of work I’m doing. When I’m writing, it has to be silence or I end up listening to the music more than writing. If I’m doing housework I like to crank up my music, seems to help with the mundaneness of housework. If I paint, I also like to crank it up. Anything else, silence, please.
If you had a special place for your three most special possessions (not including photos, electronics, people or animals), what would they be?
My three most special possessions would have to be….excluding my computer, my dog Sam and my books…..
I have a large envelope in my file cabinet that has all my important papers in. They are me. My birth certificate, my passport, and other papers saying who I am.
Another item would have to be…my car. I need my transportation and my independence. Or would that be considered electronic? I also wish I had a garage to put it in.
Then the last item would have to be…my notebooks and pens with all my story ideas and writings in, which have a shelf above my desk. I would hate to lose all those handwritten notes.
The Never List: What are the things you know you never will do?
Well, it seems the first is like most others….bungee jumping. Then there is…..
Run with the bulls….as I’m not into running anyway but add bulls to the mix? Uh….no.
Eat liver…..um, just no. I can’t even cook the stuff much less eat it and now that I’m a so-called adult….I don’t havta.
Fly a plane…..I always wanted to take lessons but never could afford them. Now…..eh.
Own a horse….it’s been a dream of mine since I was a kid. I don’t see it happening.
I’m sure there are lots of other things I would never do but that’s all I can come up with right now.
What would your answers be? Let me know!
Last week for one reason or another I didn’t post much. Sorry about that. Life has a way of getting in the way of pleasure sometimes. I’ll have to do one of my catching up posts to update you on things in my part of the world. I have some (maybe) good news about the husband. So, stay tuned for that!
For today, I’m posting Cee’s Share Your World questions for this week. Thanks Cee for helping me with a blog post. 🙂
Today’s questions and answers are:
How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
Some days I definitely feel my years. Others, hmm, maybe thirty, or forty? Now some of you might think…wow…that’s not that young of an age. It is when you are actually twice that. Ha! My mind is forever young, my body…not so much.
So, you’re on your way out and it’s raining. Do you know where your umbrella is or do you frantically search for it all over your apartment/house?
People actually own an umbrella? I love the rain. The feel of it on my face. I don’t really remember when I did own an umbrella. I don’t remember the last time I saw someone use one either. I don’t think they are as popular as they used to be.
Do you recharge your energy by going out with friends for a good time or by spending it with quiet time alone?
Oh, I must have my alone time. I would prefer it in the woods surrounded by nature but that’s not going to happen anytime soon. So I find it in my office or ‘writing room’ when I actually do any writing. I love the sound of silence.
Name three things you and your spouse, partner or best friend have in common.
I actually laughed at this one because I began thinking what my husband and I have in common…..and came up with nothing. Really, opposites must attract with us because we are not alike at all. So, I had to look at my bestie and me. We both have the same sense of humor (weird), we both love to write and read and we both are very honest with each other. If we don’t hear from each other in weeks, it’s ok. We communicate like time never passed. In fact we often times marvel at how similar our lives are. It helps in the understanding of each other.
That’s it for today, folks. Short and sweet. Hows things going with you? Let me know!
How was I suppose to know that time was not unlimited?
That the sands in my hourglass sifted through my fingers,
As I played with life, never living it as I should have.
How was I suppose to know that love was fleeting?
When that love was given time and again to the wrong people,
And never to be received back.
How was I suppose to know that looking back was a danger?
As it made me sad, depressed and ashamed in myself,
For not giving all I had to my life to save my soul.
How was I suppose to know that regrets are like knives in the heart?
It’s too late to make those moments count,
Not only to yourself but to others.
How was I suppose to know that dreams are made to happen?
Only if you keep them in sight as you walk toward them,
Not when you forget them as you drift through life.
How was I suppose to know that all these things would make me ponder?
So I will work towards those dreams and forget about regrets.
As I have some time left and I’m not dead yet.
You are probably asking….’Jackie, what the hell is a Malapropism?’
Well, I’m here to answer that burning question! Ok, I got the answer from the internet. You didn’t really think I knew this, did you? I learn then I pass that knowledge on to you.
We all know that when someone misuses a word, the result can induce hysterics unless of course, it is we who have made the blunder, in which case embarrassment it the more likely effect. When an incorrect word is used like this, a malapropism is born.
How did these mixed up sentences get to be named Malapropisms? Again, I’m here to explain.
In his 1775 Restoration comedy, The Rivals, Richard Sheridan introduced a humorous character by the name of Mrs. Malaprop. The name is derived from the French mal à propos, which means inappropriate (we also have the word malapropos in English), and describes the manner in which she used many words in her speech. The self-educated Mrs. Malaprop was always substituting a similar-sounding word for the word that she actually intended, often with the consequence of a hilariously nonsensical sentence. The name Malaprop has been immortalized in the form of the malapropism, any sentence in which one word has been used incorrectly in place of another.
They are also known as Bushisms as George W. Bush was famous for his misuse of words. In Britain they are often called Colemanballs, the name was coined by Private Eye magazine and is derived from David Coleman, a BBC sports commentator particularly prone to such slips.
Here are some more examples of malapropisms from some famous people.
Well, I don’t know about you but I think I’ve learned enough for one day. See you next time!
*quotes used from here…..Funwithwords.com
Today I thought I would combine two things, My Incomplete List of Small Pleasures and Nerd in the Brains, Three Things Thursday. Nerdy does a post every Thursday about three things she is grateful for that week. It can be big or small things so I decided I was in a joining mood this morning and will join her on her journey into gratefulness and smiles. Because smiles are always fun to share.
Why not join us? And it doesn’t even have to be on a Thursday! It can be any day.
I don’t know where you’re at but here you can feel the weather changing to Spring. I am so looking forward to Spring! We still have snow on the ground and it’s still cold but when the sun comes out it warms up pretty fast. There is a different feel to the air. It’s hard to explain but you just know Spring is coming. The sky looks different, the trees start to get a green glow and the earth (when you can see it beneath the snow) is beginning to look renewed. Plus, my body seems to know as it has a little more energy, a little more spring (hehe) in the step. Ahhhh, Spring……hurry up!!!
Himalayan Salt Rock Lamps…..
What the hell is that you ask? Well, let me give you the description right off the website that I ordered it from…
. It is made of salt crystal that is ethically harvested from the geological range of the Himalayan Mountains, where salt deposits were formed millions of years ago. Due to its natural formation, each lamp is a uniquely beautiful combination of pink, orange, and white – no two are the same!
This lamp naturally produces negative ions, which help clean and purify the air. Ions are small electrically charged particles contained in the air we breathe. Other natural ion producers are trees and waterfalls. These lamps are helpful for people suffering from asthma and/or upper respiratory problems by reducing the amount of airborne bacteria and dust.
There you are. I bought it because I thought it was pretty and I figured anything that might help the husband and I breathe better can’t be bad. I’ve had it about two months now and I have to admit, my breathing (asthma) has been better. Whether it’s due to the lamp, I don’t know, but I’ll keep using it.
Yes, I know. A strange thing to be grateful for but I am. I do all the cooking in the house. Every. Single. Day.
I tell you, I get so tired of trying to think of something different to make that the husband will eat. So when I want something just a little different, or I want something with the same old ingredients I have on hand but maybe add something to it to make it different, I go online. I love Google. I love online recipes. Like today….I am making chicken. Now, the husband is not too fond of chicken but we can’t have steak and potatoes every night. As much as he wishes we could.
So, I went online and found a great sounding recipe that I think even he will like since we both love mushrooms.
I had chicken, fresh mushrooms in the fridge so I Googled those ingredients and came away with a slow cooker recipe I’m doing for tonight.
Chicken breasts….fresh sliced mushrooms and cream of chicken soup.
That’s it! You put it all in the slow cooker, turn it on low and let it cook for 6 hours and you should have a delicious chicken in mushroom gravy. I plan on putting it over noodles. Or maybe potatoes….we’ll see. Yum!
Sometimes I need all the help I can get. 😉
So what are YOU grateful for today?
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