Thursday, April 25, 2019


A little late, but here are the March questions

1. The funniest thing you heard today...
Probably something Ellie said

2. If you could have a new talent, what would you want?
the ability to draw

3. Who is your best friend but not your spouse?

4. What do you wish you had left unsaid?
that’s a hard one

5. What was the first thing you ate or drank today?

6. Are you saving or spending?

7. On a scale of 1-10, how clean is your home?

8. What is the last song you listened to?
23 by Jimmy Eat World

9. What relaxes you?
being alone

10. What is the most valuable thing you own?
Grandma’s bird book

11. What did you find inspiring today?

12. Are you happy?

13. How much me time did you take today?

14. List three things you have faith in.
people sucking, the river rising, and Robbie always being late

15. Who is the last person you said I love you to?

16. Did you seize any opportunities?
probably not

17. Where did you go today?

18. What advice were you given?
None that I can think of

19. Today was...
not bad. Kind of long and boring

20. What were you glad you did today?
I sat outside at lunch

21. When was your last vacation? Where did you go?
As a family, 2016, I think. Lake of the Ozarks

22. The greatest wisdom comes from...
experiencing life

23. Who is your hero?
Grandma Rossmiller

24. Why?
because she was awesome

25. If you could have read one person’s mind today, who would you chose?

26. What was the easiest thing about today?
leaving work

27. Did you thank anyone today?

28. Did you work hard today?
not really

29. What was in your mailbox today?
bills and junk

30. Today was a complete...
waste of sunshine

31. What are you seeking?

Monday, March 4, 2019


So, continuing on from the last post, here are the questions for February.

What is your favorite piece of art you own?
I have a couple bird prints on my walls

The most expensive bill I paid last month was credit card.

What's the last thing you apologized for?
making a decision without discussing it first

My favorite color is blue.

On a scale of 1-10, how is your health?

If you could do today over, would you change anything?

Name a person you didn't have to deal with today.
Redacted :-)

What is the largest tv screen in your house?
whatever size is in the living room

What time did you go to bed last night?

What did you buy today?
gas and lunch

I wish I had a trillion dollars

How many photos did you take today?
none :-(

What book are you reading right now?
none :-(

How many hours of sleep did you get last night?
not nearly enough

Last thing you wanted but didn't get.

What mood were you in today?

What was the last new thing you tried?
yoga for kids

My biggest hope is someday to be published.

What has challenged your morals?
I don't have any morals :-)

What kind of car are you driving?
Chevy traverse

List your pets.
Bucky and Cottonball

What are three things you need to buy?
milk, life insurance, and ...

Today I felt secure knowing I'm good at my job.

Whose life did you make a difference in today?
probably no one

What is your super power?

What is annoying you?
what isn't?

What would have made today perfect?

What stresses you?

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

An Update

I didn't even know for sure if this blog still existed, but here it is. Which is good because I do remember paying for the domain name again last summer. So, here it is, as promised. An update.

Still working at the elevator. Still a farmer's wife. Still a mom of four. Still tired. Still writing whenever I can. Still crocheting when I should be doing other things. There's a lot of things I could write, just to get them off my chest; but there's that very slim chance that my little corner of the internet isn't as invisible to people I know IRL as I'd like to think it is. So I'll keep some things to myself for now.

So I was on Pinterest recently. Do real people still use Pinterest? It's hard to enjoy anything on the internet anymore. Everything is algorithms and ads and porn bots. But I still peruse every once in a while and come across some interesting things. Like this post I found from 2012 about journalling. I do bullet journal. I don't follow the original formula for a bullet journal, and I don't have the time or talent to turn it into the art form that has overtaken Instagram. I've been looking at lists. Lists are fun. Answer a list of questions to find out more about yourself. Who you are now or who you used to be. Who you'd like to be. I keep lists of places I'd visit on imaginary vacations. I keep lists of websites I think I'll read someday. Books to read. Movies to watch. So on and so forth.

Here's the list I started with. This is a monthly thing, and I'm getting a late start, but here are my answers.

1. What is your number one goal this year?
Stop drinking soda

2. What are you most grateful for?
My mom's willingness to help me out

3. Are you content?

4. What is your best memory of last year?
Last year was kind of a shit show

5. What was the last major accomplishment you had?
Winning NaNoWriMo

6. What possession could you not live without?
My phone

7. Can people change?
Only if they want to

8. What is the last “good” thing you ate?
Mac and cheese from Panera

9. What is your current favorite snack?

10. What made you smile today?
a compliment from a co-worker

11. What’s your favorite accessory?
my Pura Vida bracelets

12. What is making you mad?
my inability to cope with the way things are

13. What did you have for dinner today?
pulled pork sandwich

14. What did you get done?
Not a lot

15. Who last called you on the phone?
The farmer

16. Who are you in love with?
next question

17. What are you grateful for?
my meds

18. The best part of today was talking to a co-worker on the phone.

19. My current favorite website is Tumblr.

20. What was the hardest thing you’re dealing with?
Mental illness

21. Today I wish I had more patience...or sleep.

22. Tomorrow will be better because it's one day closer to Friday.

23. What made today unusual?
today was a pretty normal day

24. What are you looking for from life?
more love

25. What is your favorite thing to drink?
Mountain Dew

26. Today the temperature was freaking cold.

27. How much did you spend at the grocery store the last time you went?

28. Tomorrow I will not lose my shit.

29. What was your last major purchase?
my computer

30. My house is a home because it's where my stuff is.

31. Who is the last person to tell you they loved you?
Good question...