Thursday, May 18, 2006

All Sorts Of Things ...

Hello Friends :-)

I have a few things to show you today ...

I picked up a book from a bargain table a few days ago. It is by Steve Barclay, and is called 101 Ways To Success, Motivational Choices For Personal And Business Development. It is a book of cartoons with motivational messages. Some of them are wonderful. Let me share one of them with you ...

I received another postcard today, along with a letter, from Aunt Josefina, in Oklahoma. It shows the State Tree - Redbud, the State Wildflower - Indian Paintbrush, and the State Bird - Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher. AJ says the Indian Paintbrush blooms alongside the highways ... must be a beautiful sight. Also, when the Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher flies, it really does look like scissors. She also sent a lovely letter, showing some of her favorite things around the town she lives in. It looks like an amazing place to live. Thank you so much, AJ, for the gorgeous card and letter. I love them.

I saw this 20 Questions Meme over at Nicole's blog today, and thought it might be fun to do. If anyone else wants to be "tagged" to do this one also, please feel free to do so.

1. Choose one: Popcorn, Pizza, Pretzels, Peanuts, or Pasta.
2. Describe your personality in terms of a particular vehicle.
Family Sedan ... my family are important to me.
3. If you won a shopping spree, from which store would you want it to be?
Borders ... to buy all my favorite books, CDs and DVDs
4. Which television show re-runs do you enjoy watching?
Little House On The Prairie, Happy Days, Here's Lucy, Dr Quinn Medicine Woman .... I could go on, and on, and on ....
5. If you could look into the future, how far down the road would you like to see? 10 years? 100 years? A million?
Ten years ... to see where Chicky is at ... she would be 22
6. About how many times per day do you check your email?
I have a Mail Washer, which alerts me whenever there is an email, and when I am home the computer and interenet are always on .... so my answer would be "heaps" !!
7. If you had the money to collect something really valuable, what would it be?
Gold Nuggets !!!
8. If you could be on a game show, which one would you want it to be?
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire ?
9. Name 3 computer programs or web sites you would hate to be without.
Norman Anti Virus Software
All my blogfriends blogsites
10. Name one chore you don't really mind doing.
Cooking, so long as it is something interesting, and I know everyone will eat it !!
11. How many times have you moved homes in your life?
I have moved 3 times in my life ... 2 with my parents, and once (to our current home) with my hubby.
12. How old were you when you had your very first kiss?
I was in Year 7, so must have been 12 or 13.
13. What time of day do you usually feel your best?
I'm usually at my best before lunch ... mid to late morning.
14. Using three words or less, describe your current local weather.
Mild, overcast (smoggy??), Autumnal
15. Have you ever seen a ghost or an angel?
Only in my dreams, and on TV
16. What is your favorite board game?
Backgammon or Yahtzee
17. What was the last movie you saw that made you cry?
Any midday chick-flick I watch (I'm a big sook) !!!
18. What would you do if you had 3 months off from your job?
I don't technically have a job (other than mum, which is a job in itself), but if hubby had 3 months off, we would travel around Australia.
19. What kind of shoes are you wearing today?
Right now, none ... but when I went shopping earlier, New Balance runners
20. What is a word that your family uses that would not be considered common?
No particular words spring to mind, but we do throw in the odd German word into our vocabulary. "Cool" is a word that is used quite a bit, but really only by me and Chicky.

Well, that's all from me for today. It is Friday here in Australia, I guess it is still Thursday wherever you are. Take it from me, Friday is going to be a wonderful day (how can it not be, it is almost the weekend !!). I would like to share with you an amusing little sign I found in my travels for pictures on the internet ...

Have a great weekend, everyone.

Take care,



Sonia said...

Hi Meow, I like reading your 20 Questions Meme because it's a way to know you better. Have a nice day!

Heidi said...

I'm going to check out the Steve Barclay book..I can sure use some motivation.

I luved reading your "meme"..Thanx for sharing..Have a great weekend.

Reverberate58 said...

Your list was very interesting. As much as I get a bit bored of the meme tagging I do like to read what people write. I love the little picture at the bottm. Cute.

Meow said...

Sonia ... thank you. It is a good way to get to know a person better.

Heidi ... thank you. It is only a small book, but is quite interesting. I will share some more cartoons over the next week or so.

Reverberate ... thank you. I know what you mean about the meme tagging, which is why I didn't suggest anyone in particular to tag, so no-one has to feel obligated. I loved the little picture when I found it weeks ago, and thought it was time to share it !!

Take care, all, and have a great Friday, and weekend.
Bye for now, Meow


Nice lists of memes there. #1 I love pizza.

Jenn said...

Hey Meow, nice cartoon book. Is that written by an Australian?

Bar Bar A said...

I liked that cartoon. I hope you have a great weekend too!!!

green eyed girl on planet earth said...

Hi Meow
I love these "Getting to know " you thingys -yes that is the correct technical name LOL , the more I learn the more I like , been thinking about you alot , hope to get a chance to get fully back , and you are so right being a MOM is a job a full time one and one of the hardest in the world !
Take care

Meow said...

Friday's Child ... I love Pizza too, but looove Pretzels more !!

Jenn ... it is a great little book. It is written by an Aussie ... he has a website ... it shows a lot of the stuff from the book. Have a look.

Barbara ... thank you.

Greeneyes ... memes are usually lots of fun, they make you think a bit about who you are. Looking forward to catching up with you more often, when you get up and running completely again.

Take care, everyone. have a great day ... Meow

Nicole said...

Connie, you are way 'cool' my friend. hugs xox

Meow said...

Nicole ... so are you :-) Hope you are having a wonderful Friday. Take care, Meow

Michelle said...

Have a great weekend!

megz_mum said...

Hi Meow, I enjoyed reading your twenty questions!

Viamarie said...

I like reading motivational books so thanks for sharing this book by Barclay, Hope I find it in our bookstores here.

TGIF! Have a great weekend.

Meow said...

Michelle ... thank you, you too.

Megz Mum ... thank you.

Viamarie ... thank you. I hope you can find it.

Have a great weekend everyone. Take care, Meow

DayByDay4-2Day said...

I got my yummy gift yesterday! It's almost gone... I had way to much help eating it.

Peter said...

Hi Meow, I always like the idea that we are a day ahead of most of the world.

Connie and Rob said...

Had fun reading your meme. We should get together and go to Border's Books. I love that store! I can spend the entire day there. I start out by browsing and then sit down for hot I think I need a


Meow said...

Daybyday ... oooh, I'm glad you got it. I hope it was tasty !!!

Peter ... just because we are down-under doesn't mean we have to be behind ... we are ahead of the world !!!

Connie ... yeah, Borders is the best. There is way too much to choose from ... I also could spend all day in there !!

Have a wonderful weekend, friends.

Take care, Meow

Saur♥Kraut said...

I enjoyed the list! I love cooking too! It's the cleaning I hate. I want to find a guy that will clean up when I'm done creating my gourmet masterpieces (and loves to eat them)!

Phil said...

Loved the 20 question meme. Keep posting the cartons. I'm a sucker for crap like that.

Meow said...

Saurkraut ... thank you. I know what you mean. Cooking is great, but cleaning up afterwards is the pits !!

Phil ... thank you, I will ... stay tuned.

Have a great weekend.
Take care, Meow

True Blue Guy said...

Nice 20q's - have a great weekend


Gail said...

Good answers, I also like being ahead of the rest of the world, clever thinking, its a great way to get to know you more. Have a great w/end.

LoraLoo said...

I love your sign! The meme was great, too! Hope you are having a fantastic "tomorrow" in Australia. :)

The postcard from Oklahoma was great to see. I've been there many times, beautiful place.

Ruby said...

Hello Meow! I feel very guilty for not having sent you a postcard yet... :(
Thanks very much for yours by the way. I loved reading your answers to the questions!!! Have a fun weekend!

Cathy said...

I got your postcard! Thanks so much; I've been so negligent to my blog friends lately. I am also assuming my parcel never arrived :( I will have to get after Canada Post.

Dick said...

Those 20 question things are always interesting to read but I think I would have a hard time doing one on myself.

I guess your weekend is almost over now as it is Sat night here so would be into Sun afternoon for you. Since you have already almost done it, will Sunday be a good day tomorrow?

Meow said...

True Blue Guy ... thank you.

Gail ... thank you. It's fun being a day ahead, isn't it !!

Loraloo ... thank you. It has been a wonderful tomorrow, so far.

Ruby ... thank you. It's cool, you have been busy, don't stress about it !!

Cathy ... I'm glad it arrived. And, no, your parcel hasn't arrived ... I've emailed you.

Dick ... thank you. Sunday has been a lovely day here, so I'm sure it will be where you are, too.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Take care, all ... Meow

Devil Mood said...

That's a good quiz but I especially enjoyed that little message at the end about the end of the world. lol it's funny!

Sonia said...

Hi Meow,

Thank you so much for your kind words about Flora. You are right,
she is cherished and lovingly spoilt. I am so close to her and I love Flora so much!

Have a nice Sunday!

Kylee said...

I hope your weekend was a great one. Great list!!

Kyahgirl said...

You're always so interesting!! :-)

Meow said...

Devil Mood ... thank you, yeah, I thought it was great when I found it ... very appropriate !!!

Sonia ... you are welcome. Flora sounds like a wonderful dog.

Kylee ... thank you.

Kyahgirl ... thank you.

I hope you all had (or are still having) a wonderful weekend.
Take care, Meow

Dr. Deborah Serani said...

What a great book and what a great illustration. Im going to have to get that book.

Meow said...

Dr Deb ... thank you. It is quite interesting ... lots of interesting cartoons and words. Worthwhile having, I feel.
Take care, Meow

Alice said...

I give.

I'll be tagged.

Cheers. Didn't quite know what to Blog about today.



Meow said...

Alice ... oooh, cool ... I'll come on over and have a look !!
Take care, Meow