Roman Hodgepodge

1. The month of July was named for Roman Emperor Julius Caesar. He's quoted as saying, 'Experience is the teacher of all things." So what has experience taught you lately?
Having your house clean makes you motivated in other areas of your life.  It's amazing how much more motivated I am to get my room at school ready.

2. Where did you last 'roam'?
I happened to roam to a lot of stores over the past 2 weeks!  

3. Speaking of 'Rome', pasta, can only pick one, which would you choose?
Gelato.  Nothing else needs to be said.

4. 'Rome wasn't built in a day', 'All roads lead to Rome', 'When in Rome...' which 'Roman' idiom have you most recently encountered? Explain.
Rome wasn't built in a day.  I've done a lot of cleaning and throwing stuff out in the past week.  I just concentrated on 1 room a day, and it all got done.

5. What's a movie you've seen or a book you've read, that makes you want to book a trip to Italy?
"Under the Tuscan Sun"  (wonder how many people are going to say the same thing?)  I eventually want to read the book and get the "real" story.

6.  Walt's original Disneyland opened almost sixty years ago, on July 17, 1955  Have you ever been to the California park? How about any of the other Disney parks around the world? What's your favorite amusement park ride or attraction?
I've only been to Disneyworld.  Buzz Lightyear was pretty fun, but how can you not love Pirates of the Caribbean or It's a Small World?

7. It's that time of year...when were you last bitten or stung?
My ankles and lower legs are still trying to recover from our last camping trip!  The biting flies and something else had a feast on my legs!

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 
Yesterday was a very, very good day!  Besides it being payday and being able to get some stuff for my Speech Room at school, 3 things happened:
1)  I got my lab results back:  my cholesterol & A1C were lower than last time, so Go, Me!  :)  I may not have lost much weight this summer (about 10 pounds), but the walking and eating right appears to be paying off!
2)  A coworker & I received word that our Poster Session Proposal for the National Convention was approved!  In 30 years of being a Speech Pathologist, I have never been to the National Convention.  We weren't expecting it to be approved; we had resigned ourselves to tweaking the proposal and getting it ready for the Schools Convention for next year.
3)  OS is moving back south in September!  He is going to be working for the company where he previously worked.  This is a wonderful place to work.  He'll even be able to take his dog to work with him!  He'll be a couple of hours away from us, but that's much better than being 2 time zones away!


  1. Oh I bet you are excited that your OS will be closer, that's neat too that he can take his dog to work with him! Good job with the improvement in your lab work; those two results are directly related to a healthy lifestyle so it seems like it is working for you!


  2. I'm glad it's worked out for OS to work closer to home! Have you tried the citronella sticks when camping? We use them in our garden when we have guests and they seem to help. They look sort of like skinny cattails, you just push them into the ground a little bit back from where you're sitting and light them.

  3. Oh, also-congrats on your poster proposal! Where is the convention?

  4. I love Buzz Lightyear too and then all the classics are the best. Haunted Mansion, Small World, Pirates. You just can't lose with those.

    Congrats on your medical report and your OS moving back closer to home. Sounds like a great job! I'd love to take my dog to work. :)

  5. Congrats on having the poster accepted. I always love looking at them when I go to convention.

  6. That's great about your A1C being lower.
    I also have diabetes. So far my A1C runs about 6.1.
    I was walking, until summer came.
    I plan to walk again after I heal from surgery.
    I should really eat better.

    Keep up the good work!!

  7. Great news in your #8, so congratulations!! I also answered "Under The Tuscan Sun".... Fun Hodgepodge!

  8. I was in Disneyland around 2010, for some reason i missed the Buzz Lightyear ride but saw the buzzlight year mascot and had a photo taken with him. :)
    I do love the Haunted Mansion and Splash Mountain. I like Space Mountain too but it had always been closed when i went there. The recent time it was finally open so i went twice! ;) Have a great day!

  9. I love Under the Tuscan sun. such a cute movie.

  10. I agree with you, a clean house helps me feel free to go do other things. Otherwise I feel too overwhelmed! One of my favorite movies and reading the books is an awesome idea. Love your random, great news and I know how awesome it will be to have OS so close by again.

  11. Yes, it seems many people are saying Under the Tuscan Sun, me included. Lots of good news for you! How exciting. I like to roam the stores too.


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