Monday, January 17, 2011

Meet Me Monday...a meme....

Yep, you guessed it, I found yet another great meme to participate in!!
Wait, you didn't guess...
I told you in the post's title!!!
*smiles and winks*

1.  Do you like your ice cream in a dish, waffle cone, pretzel cone, sugar cone or cake cone?

Absolutely!! No "OR's" about it :) I love it any way I can get it, lol.
Strawberry Cheesecake, double dip for me, please!!

2.  Do you read the newspaper daily?

I'd like to say that I still do, but unfortunately I don't.
USA Today has always been my favorite though :)

3.  Marinara or meat sauce?

Oh, I'm most definitely going with meat sauce!!

4.  Last time you cried?

Unfortunately, just this past Saturday night and into Sunday morning at the ER.
This story is so sad, it was something I've seen on TV,
read about in books, etc, etc.
I was just one of those people that thought it could never 
EVER happen to me (well in this case, someone very close to me!!)
At this time, I don't feel comfortable enough to share the details, 
and I feel I will need to get their approval first too...
but, I'd appreciate it if you'd all keep my family and I in your thoughts,
in your prayers, send us well wishes, positive energy, love and light, etc, etc,
 all of those things will help this person right now,
in this very troubling time. ~Namaste~

5.  What word/phrase do you find really annoying?

What the....
(and then they just drop off at that!!!)

I mean not that I'd rather have them finish it either, but
so often it is little kids I hear saying this, as if just dropping off that
one last word makes it a perfectly fine and appropriate
phrase for them to use in every day life. And do you know how
many times they are talking to their parents when they say it????????
Oh, that so irks me to no end!! Perhaps all the questions marks
was your first clue. But really, why would a parent want
their child speaking like that?? I mean, I, by no means, speak
perfect all the time, and neither do my children. But if they were to slip,
and they do...I ALWAYS correct them!!
I think that many parents don't teach their children 
acceptable vs. unacceptable words that they may and may not use
these days... and hold up, before you go thinking, oh brother, it's 
another old lady lecturing again...nope, I'm not even 40 yet!!
I mean don't get me wrong, I feel old on many a day!!! 
Read it: FEEL old!! That's it..... :)
Anyone with me on this one??


Wow, this meme is great!!
I mean what a way to get to know each other!!
I really like these memes/challenges/awards, etc.....
that ask you to answer questions.

One of the things that I like most about it is that not only are
you (my readers...I love you all by the way!!) getting to know me
a little more each time that I participate or answer a question,
but some of the questions, really challenge me!!
(Which I think is a great thing!!)

I think that I am actually getting to know myself a little better too!
And I've needed to do that for far too long now. 

And finally...why don't you drop by and visit Java at

and check out her awesome posts just before
you sign up for "Meet Me Monday" yourself :)


I hope everyone has a wonderful start to their week!!
Happy Monday!!
Enjoy life's perks today and everyday :)
and don't forget to smile at a stranger or two today!!


  1. Wow! I love it that you like ice-cream any way. So do I. Your blog is so cute. Really enjoyed visiting and am now following:)

  2. Love the photos you chose for the ice-cream. It makes me wish I had some strawberries and ice-cream right now.

  3. OK, I fell in love with the ice cream cone sandwich.. Yummy! I hope you have a wonderful week and things improve. I'm sending you some prayers..

    Leslie & Tranquil Acres of Alexandria - Your newest follower

  4. Just saying 'Hi' whilst hopping on by.
    Waffle cones appear to be very popular!
    Please pop by and say 'Hi' too.
    Helen x

  5. Happy Monday to you too and now I must go find some ice cream for breakfast!!

  6. Hi There, Thanks for stopping by! I am returning the favor! I love it here...I hope everything is OK after the ER visit!


  7. I'm sorry to hear about the ER visit -- sending lots of prayers that everyone involved will be all right!

    And that whole "what the . . ." thing drives me crazy too. My kids would tell you that one of the things I give them grief over is talking acceptably -- well, except for that whole "bust my buffers" gig my son is on right now. That I just don't get -- LOL!

  8. A great post. I should have thought of that phrase. It is the worst. The young ones get it from cartoons. I'm sorry you have recently had trauma in your life. "Prayers" I love all your pictures. Doylene

  9. Hi Steph. I am glad I dropped by. First things first. I just said a prayer for your family. I am sorry about the ER visit and pray that you all receive the comfort and support you need.

    As for your posting. "What the.." drives me nutty too. Thankfully I don't hear it too often from children. Strawberry cheesecake ice cream sounds incredible in any shape or form! I don't know how I am going to stick with good eating habits with such tempting questions!

    Hope you have an amazing week. I am a new follower and I would love it if you stopped by. :)

  10. Keeping your family in my prayers. I totally agree on point 4. No. 1 made me smile. :)

  11. Hi, I am a new follower from MMOM.
    I will be keeping your family member in my prayers and sending positive thoughts your way.

  12. Hi! I don't read the paper but, when I did, USA Today was the best. It had all the basic stories in a condensed format - kind of like those Reader's Digest books!

  13. Hi,
    I'm a new follower from the Meet Me Monday Blog Hop. If you get a minute please stop by my blog and follow me back and read my answers.

    Have a great week,

  14. Hi Steph!

    Wow we do have a lot in common! It is very nice to meet you and I loved your answers...and your whole post! I have never had Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream but it sure does sound good!!

    Thanks for playing and I'll meet you again next week!! :)

    I'm now following! LOVE your blog!

    Have a great day!