Frantic Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. May is National Blood Pressure Month...what sends yours soaring, either literally or figuratively? What calms you down? When did you last have your bp checked?
Wow.  Joyce didn't waste any time getting right into it this week, did she?  Injustice, people not doing what they're suppose to be doing, people who want people to think they know what they're doing when they really don't (and succeeding)...those are just a few things.  Walking away from the situation usually helps, as well as breathing.  I keep a pretty close eye on my bp.

2. You just found $1-what do you spend it on? How about 10$ 100?
Usually any time I have money, the boys all of a sudden need cash.  So, it doesn't really matter how much I find, they get it in the end.

3. Mandatory labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food has been proposed, but not enacted in the US. How much attention do you give food labels before you buy? Are you in favor of labeling if it means an increase in food prices? Is this an issue you've been following and feel strongly about, or is this the first you've heard of the controversy?
I'm not much a label reader, unless it's to check & see where the sugar is listed on the ingredients.

4. May 15th marks the birthdate of Frank Baum, author of The Wizard of Oz. At this point in time, are you more in need of brains, courage, heart, or a trip back home? Explain.
Yesterday, it was definitely brains.  I said a couple of really dumb things, but it is the last week of school, so I guess I can use that as an excuse!

5. "There's no place like home" is an oft repeated line from Baum's book. When was the last time you felt the truth of that statement?
Every day.  After living away from the Small Town for 20 years, I believe that to be a true statement every day of the year!

6.  Steak...yes please or no thank you? What cut do you prefer and how do you like yours cooked? Sauce or no sauce? Besides your own kitchen, where's a place you like to go to get a great steak? 
I can take or leave steak, actually.  When I do get it, I like it medium rare.  No daddy always said if you have to put sauce on it, it's not worth eating.  There's a local restaurant that makes excellent steaks.

7. When was the last time you were in a genuine hurry?
When I was younger, I was always 15 minutes early everywhere I went.  For some reason, I can't seem to get many places on time.  Therefore, I'm forever in a state of hurry!

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
The rest of the week is going to be absolutely bonkers.  Tomorrow is the flute choir's dress rehearsal, and it's in a town 45 minutes away.  Friday is YS' graduation, followed by a small family "reception" at the house.  Which means cleaning.  I took care of the floors on Monday, but the bathrooms and the dusting still has to be done.  
Saturday afternoon is the flute choir concert, followed by an anniversary dinner with my honey.  Sunday morning is the Graduation Mass that our church has every year.  YS opted out of Baccalaureate and decided to attend the Mass instead.  
Then I can breathe, at least for a day or two before I start getting ready for the big trip.  I'm trying not to even think about getting stuff together for that until after this weekend.
Did I mention it's the last week of school, too?  Breathe, Mary....BREATHE!
So...don't surprised if I don't post anything until next week.  Then I can get you caught up on what's been going on around here, along with posting pictures of one of the newest Small Town High alumni!


  1. I haven't post this meme for a long time...

    1. I have my blood pressure checked every 3 months. It's usually high, but a lot lower than it was a few years ago.

    2. If I found a dollar or ten dollars, I'd spend it. If I found $100 I'd save it for vacation or something big.

    3. I read labels, and have been keeping up with this issue.

    4. I'd have to say a trip back home.

    5. I'm a homebody so I'd rather be at home more than anywhere, unless of course I could go on vacation!

    6. I love me a good steak. Any cut, but it has to be well done. Usually no sauce, but once in a while I use some. I love the steak at a local steakhouse! It's always tender and oh so yummy!

    7. Seems like I'm always in a hurry.

    Congrats on your anniversary!!

  2. Totally agree with #2 and #7. I can never get anywhere on time and I'm always in a hurry. And my money runs right through my hands and into my kids.

  3. Sounds like a fun weekend, though. Congrats to YS and Happy Anniversary to you and the hubs!

  4. Enjoy your busy weekend. Sounds like lots of celebrating going on! End of school is always soooo busy, but also fun. Have a great day!

  5. These hectic times make you appreciate the moments where you can calm down... & not HAVE to clean :)

    I laughed at your money answer :)

  6. I am so jealous. We have a week after this one. Counting the days. My dad said the same thing about steak.

  7. Take time to savor your precious moments ahead. We'll be here when things calm down :)

  8. Last week of school....hooray!!! I can't leave steak but I normally only have it once a month at the most. There is no place like home.

  9. Oh my gosh!!! Your trip just came up so fast!! I bet you are getting so excited.

  10. Sounds like a crazy week - hope you get to enjoy it - especially your sons graduation! - LA

  11. When my nieces were little and with me often, if I had anything extra, or found it, they’d get it. Thing about kids, huh?

    Enjoy the crazy last week of school; after that, it’s bubble bath time, right? 

  12. Good luck with your 'crazy week'!!! I sent you a small package today, so be looking for it in about a week or so! Hugs!


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