Saturday, January 30, 2016

Laundry Day Meme

Stolen from: Love me some surveys

Do you know any couples that have been married for a very long time?

~ The longest married couple I know is probably my brother and sister-in-law, they were married 26 years ago.

What are you tired of people telling you?

~ That I should try for a kidney transplant. I've been in dialysis for four years. I had a surgery last week where my right thigh catheter was declotted and removed and a graft was put in my left. I reeeeally don't want to live my life with two tubes hanging on my leg, so I told my dialysis social worker "OK, it's time to be tested"

Which type of ice cream do you prefer?

~ Anything with chocolate chunks and peanuts, my favorite is Mackinac Island Fudge ice cream

Do you have a little sister?

~ Yes, she's my only sister, and has been my greatest aid in my years of troubles and sickness

What’s her name?

~ Carole

What was the last movie you watched on TV?

~ An entire movie? Can't remember, I usually lose attention

If the internet was not available right now, what would you do instead?

~ Write in my journal, watch TV, maybe read a book

Do you complain a lot?

~ Kinda, in a soft voice

Name a movie that your favorite actor is in.

~ The Usual Suspects (I Love My Kevin Spacey!)

Do you like your toes?

~ Yes! They're freakin' adorable!

Would you rather go to an authentic haunted house or an ancient temple?

~ Haunted house! I love ghost hunting!

Have you ever had champagne? Did you like it?

~ I believe I had a few sips at some weddings. Wasn't crazy about it, which is why it was just a few mere sips.

Are there any seashells in your room?

~ Yes! I love seashells!

What was the reason for the last time you went outside?

~ To get inside a cab to go to dialysis

Do you like fruity or minty gum?

~ Depends on my mood, I like both

Are you looking forward to any day of this month?

~ Well, being that tomorrow is the last day of the month, I guess I'm looking forward to tomorrow

What was the last graduation you attended?

~ Five years ago, when my sister graduated from nursing school

Do you rummage through the $5 movie bin at Walmart every time?

~ I don't recall ever being in a Walmart!

What day of the week do you usually do laundry?

~ My sister comes to pick up my laundry for me. I walk with a walker now and my machines are two stories down in my condo.

Do you like using air fresheners?

~ Yes! Love them! And incense!

Are your nails ever painted red?

~  Nope. They haven't been painted for a long long time, but if I were to paint them I wouldn't choose red. I don't dislike red, it's just not my favorite.

When you were a baby, did you have a favorite blanket?

~ Yes, I remember a green blanket I kept with me

Ever been on a cruise?

~ Does the Bob-Lo boat count? I use to love that!

Would you rather go to Alaska or Russia?

~ Alaska

Strawberries or bananas?

~ Strawberries, bananas aren't allowed on a renal diet

Are you wearing socks?

~ Yes! And a shoe from my podiatrist

When’s the last time you went to the mall?

~ Haven't been in a major mall for quite some time. Can't remember the last time! I was in a strip mall with my sister last week to eat in a Coney.

~~ Sunday Stealing

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Why Do You Want To Know That Meme, part four

Stolen from: Love me some surveys

76. What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
~~ Take care of your health & body, I wish I had followed it

77. Is it easier to forgive or forget?
~~ Forgive, I can let bygones be bygones, but the memory of the pain it caused tends to stay with me. Which at times proves to be good, it's a good teaching tool of what to do or what not to do

78. First mobile phone?
~ If I recall correctly it was a Nextel, I loved the walkie talkie on it!

79. Strangest dream?
~~ Strangest Nighttime Dream: Walking through a parking lot/field I use to live by and walked into a colorful fairyland when I got to the end of the path
Strangest Personal Dream: Spend a weekend at Cedar Point riding every roller coaster over and over and over!

80. Best dream?
~~ Best Nighttime Dream: Holding and spending time with my beautiful cat Smokey after he passed away and telling him "What are you doing here? You passed away!" It was a lucid dream!
Best Personal Dream: To find a fabulous guy who I can have a fantastic relationship and light up my world with

81. Who is the smartest person you know?
~~ My friend Kristie, who is a walking encyclopedia and knows a little bit about everything. She's always handy with good advice too!

82. Who is the prettiest person on you know?
~~ There's so many, I can't decide on "prettiest".

83. Do you miss anyone right now?
~~ Many people

84. Who do you love? Why?
~~ I love one of the techs in dialysis, a young man name John! Why? He's the funniest person I've ever known, and a fun flirt! Reminds me of M*A*S*H's Hawkeye Pierce!

85. Do you like sharing?
~~ Sure

86. What was the last picture you took with your phone?
Me in dialysis, right now. Blood going out, clean blood coming in.

87. Is there a reason behind everything that happens?
~~ I'd have to say yes, I can't think of anything that happens that I can't finish the statement "That happened because..." to

88. Favorite genre of music?
~~ Ambient (Enya, Enigma, Kitaro, ...)

89. If you had one word to describe yourself, what would it be?
~~ Pained

90. Describe your life in 5 words.
~~ Empty, Sad, Lonely, Broken, Hopeful (Yes, it's been sad but I try my damnedest to keep finding things to smile for)

91. Craziest thing you’ve ever done?
~~ Decided to buy a convertible when I needed a new car because that's what I always wanted and was willing to lay out the payments even though I had heavy financial problems

92. First three songs in your favorite playlist?
~~ Photograph -  Ringo Starr
Layla - Derek & The Dominos
Miracles - Jefferson Starship

93. Are you more creative or logical?
~~ Creative

94. Would you rather lie or hurt someone with the truth?
~~ Hurt someone with the truth, atleast they would know. It may hurt but they would then, hopefully, be able to assist themselves and go forward. I would tell them the painful truth with tact, respect and as much kindness as I could muster, let them know I'm there for them if they need to talk, and follow up with checking in on them every few days. I would atleast help to get them through the aftermath.

95. What are you most proud of?
~~ Not needing a hit of numbing spray at dialysis to hold back the pain of the needles

96. What personality trait do you admire in other people?
~~ Kindness

97. When you imagine yourself as really, really relaxed and happy, what are you doing?
~~ Enjoying dinner at my favorite restaurant with friends and family

98. How do you usually start a conversation?
~~ Hi!

99. What is the best news you could hear right now?
~~ Within the next few weeks your health problems will fade away, you will be strong enough to walk without your walker, your finances will be much better, your medical bills will be paid, you'll have the strength and energy to get out of your condo and enjoy life, you will no longer need to go to dialysis again.

~~ Sunday Stealing

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Sunday Stealing: This Year Meme

Stolen from: Hubpages

This Year:
A bad habit I'm going to break:
~Not cleaning my condo or car

A new skill I'd like to learn:
~ I'd lie to learn to play chess and backgammon. Two games that have been around for a long, long time

A person I'd like to be more like:
~ My sister, who keeps her house, her family, herself in order with love and a lot of strength

A good deed I'm going to do:
~ Earn 2016 grains of rice on FreeRice every week

A place I'd like to visit:
~ I would LOVE to go to to Cedar Point, especially to go on new coasters I haven't been on

A book I'd like to read:
~ The Power Of Now, by Eckhart Tolle

A letter I'm going to write:
~ I'm going to send postcards! It's a new trend I'm going to break myself into, I love that I can even create my own on!

A new food I'd like to try:
~ I'd like to try sushi. I've had it, only one roll before, but I'd like to compare several at one time.

I'm going to do better at:
~ Writing in my blog

~~ Sunday Stealing