Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Oh What a Beautiful Morning!

I always look forward to Wednesdays because it is a day of visiting with so many other bloggers who join together to share their thoughts around
So, hop other there and see how we all answer the following questions.
1. Did you watch The Oscars? How many of the Best Picture nominees have you seen? (American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, Selma, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, and Whiplash)

Do you think actors should use their acceptance speeches as an opportunity to promote their political and/or social agenda? Does that sort of speech make you more or less inclined to change the channel?
No, I didn't watch it at all this year.  We just weren't interested.  I did hear someone remark that hearing the speeches this year was like being at a Democratic convention.  Thanks but no thanks!

2. Speaking of the movies... are you comfortable going to a movie alone? How about dinner in a restaurant (not fast food, but an actual restaurant)? The second half of this question was posed by Carrie who blogs over at It's Not Easy Being Queen. Thanks Carrie! 
I have never gone to a movie alone because I have never needed to.  Hubby is more than willing to see anything I am interested in seeing.  I have gone a time or two with a friend, but never alone.  I don't eat alone either as a general rule.  But, there have been times when I've been out of town for meetings that have required my eating all by my lonesome.  I can't say I am particularly uncomfortable as long as I have a book to read or people to watch.  Several years ago I ate alone on the River Walk in San Antonio the night before Halloween.  Now that was interesting!
3. What's the last home repair or home improvement project you had to pay someone to complete? In hindsight was this a project you could have done yourself? 

The last was coming home to find a few shingles had blown off the roof of our house.  NO!  We would not have done that ourselves.  The roof is much too high and steep for that.  Hubby found some guys roofing a new house in our subdivision and paid them to come put them back on.  Whew!  He is so resourceful!

4. Have you ever had Indian food? Like it or no? If you're a fan, what's your favorite dish? Have you ever prepared this yourself at home? Is there an Indian restaurant in your current hometown? 

To answer the last question first, yes there are several in our city and we have eaten at a couple.  The most popular is Indigo Indian Bistro.  The food is very authentic I am told.  Indian food is not our favorite so we don't choose it over other choices as a rule.

5. A song that reminds you of your parents? 

"The Girl That I Marry" was my dad's favorite and he loved playing the record album featuring that song.  He loved my mother totally and completely and let us know that he would have chosen her everytime.

I also think about Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oh What a Beautiful Morning."  Mother told us that she awoke on the morning following their wedding night with Dad standing at the hotel window singing that song.  Is that not romantic?  Gotta love my parents.

6. The 26th of February is National Tell A Fairy Tale Day. What's your favorite, or one of your favorite, fairy tales? Do you have any childhood memories associated with a particular fairy tale? 

My mother and grandmother, who lived with us until her death, both read to us every night.  They read both fairy tales and children's poems.  I still have our favorite book of poems.  The stories that I most remember but have no particular memory associated with them are:  Henny Penny (The Sky is Falling), Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel & Gretel, The Princess and the Pea, etc.  Let me just say, that although we grew up with stories and loved hearing them read over and over to us, they are basically terrible stories.  Can a children's story get any worse than having your parents desert you and being threatened to bake in an oven?

7. What's a problem you solved yesterday? 

Which magazines to throw away.  No, not earth shattering, but I tend to be a magazine hoarder and getting rid of any of them is hard for me.  I don't even look at all of them but enjoy having them around in case I decide to.  Such an inconsequential decision when one considers the state of the world, but some days that's the life of a retiree.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
Grandson Jackson will be
on Saturday! 
 We love you Big Boy and are so proud of the man you are becoming.


  1. I just spent about 15 minutes going through magazines to add to our recycling this morning : ) Happy birthday to your grandson!

  2. Oh, I have a hard time with my Southern Lady and Southern Living magazines as well. But, I just threw a huge stack away and took some to the thrift store for them to give away. They were thrilled and that made me happy.

    I remembered every one of those stories you mentioned as well, especially Henny Penny. How funny!

    Happy Wednesday!

  3. Our pastor gave me a Life magazine dated back to 1956. I read it yesterday. Absolutely brought back many memories. In its day it was The magazine to buy and read.
    I love my Southern Living. I share them with preschool
    teachers as they are the best for preschoolers to cut out pictures and make projects.
    Have a blessed day

  4. Happy Birthday to your grandson! I'm sure he will thank you for that 1st picture!

  5. The "Oh What a Beautiful Morning" anecdote is so sweet :) I often pester my husband out of bed with a much more annoying rendition!

    And yes, traditional fairy tales are something nightmares are made of.

  6. I'm a magazine hoarder too! I recently went through a stack and tore out the pages of recipes and what ever else I want to keep. Now I need to find time to organize all that. :)

  7. I used to be a big magazine gal too, but not anymore. Haven't bought one in years. Happy birthday to your grandson. Sure has grown up to be a handsome man! Enjoy the rest of your week!

  8. We used to get more magazines. I found myself not reading them as much. They do pile up quickly I've noticed with the ones we still get.

    Happy Wednesday!

  9. I have a stack of about 7 magazines sitting on my kitchen counter that I've had for months and have yet to read. I should just go ahead and toss them. Hope your grandson has a Happy BD!

  10. I have no memories of anyone reading to me at night. My parents were not readers and my mother was a very depressed woman. Happy Birthday to Jackson!


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