Friendly Fill-Ins

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New Friday_Fill-In_BadgeHere are the fill-ins:

  1. For Halloween, I want to be _____________________.
  2. _____________________ makes me feel like royalty.
  3. On a dark and stormy night, I _________.
  4. If I had a witch’s cauldron, I would stir up a potion for _________.

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Here are my responses:

For Halloween, I want to be safely in our house, with David and our girls, kitties, and Petra!

Shrimp and cheesecake make me feel like royalty.

On a dark stormy night, I want to get a picture of a lightning strike.

If I had a witch’s cauldron, I would stir up a potion for….I wouldn’t stir up a potion. I would plant flowers in it.

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

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Friendly Fill-Ins

This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!

New Friday_Fill-In_BadgeHere are the fill-ins:

  1. I have _______________ for ______.
  2. _________________ make me _______.
  3. I’m surprised that ______________.
  4. To make a long story short, _____.

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Here are my responses:

I have a devoted protector for a husband. Until his foot opened up again Wednesday, David wouldn’t let me go outside unless he was with me, so that he could protect me from those big dogs if they came back.

Big dogs make me very nervous and panicky now.

I’m surprised that David was ever able to convince me to let the camera or recorder capture any part of me at all.

To make a long story short, don’t ask David to tell the story.   Short isn’t his “thing”.  🙂

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

 

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Friendly Fill-Ins

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New Friday_Fill-In_BadgeHere are the fill-ins:

  1. My favorite font is___________________.
  2. October is perfect for _______________.
  3. Where I live, _________.
  4. I feel very _________ this time of year.

Here are my responses:

autumn-21498_640There are many fonts that I like. My favorite depends on the use I have for it.  I typically compose my blog posts using Courier New at 14pt. I don’t know what Blogger and WordPress do to it after I hand it over to them.

October is perfect for all things orange and black, pumpkins, bats, kitties, and all sorts of spooky stuff.

Where I live, being safe is apparently a luxury, not a right.

I feel very sneezy this time of year.  About twice a year I have major seasonal allergy attacks. This is one of those times. I have been sneezing almost non-stop for at least a week now.

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

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Friendly Fill-Ins

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New Friday_Fill-In_BadgeHere are the fill-ins:

  1. A  ________________ will _____________.
  2. The best time of the day is __________.
  3. ________________ is not my strong suit.
  4. It’s all fun and games until _________.

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Here are my responses:

A day without rain will be a good day for outdoor video making. But, that’s not happening here anytime soon, apparently.

The best time of day is the middle of the night. We are night owls here at McClendon Villa.

Public speaking is not my strong suit. As a matter of fact, even dressed as Xena Warrior Princess (and she was pretty strong!), I couldn’t do it!

It’s all fun and games until the litter box calls!

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

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Friendly Fill-Ins

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New Friday_Fill-In_BadgeHere are the fill-ins:

  1. The last time I ____________was ___________________.
  2. __________________ isn’t ___________________.
  3. _________ is a blessing in disguise.
  4. My favorite word is _________.

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Here are my responses:

The last time I went outside was yesterday (I’m writing this Thursday morning). It smelled like fall in South Carolina. It made me so happy, yet even more homesick. It was a wonderful smell memory moment.

Money isn’t everything. Not even close.

I am sure being short is a blessing in disguise. I can’t wait to meet the Costume Designer.

My favorite word is Thanksgiving! It is also my favorite food. And, one of my favorite memories.

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

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Friendly Fill-Ins

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New Friday_Fill-In_BadgeHere are the fill-ins:

  1. Being _______________ is _____________________.
  2. If ___________________ were worth money, then I would be rich.
  3. I am proud of _________.
  4. If I could time travel, I would visit the year _________.

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Here are my responses:

Being short is sometimes very frustrating. I feel like such a toddler having to ask people to reach things for me at the store.  I haven’t yet learned to whistle my way through it like the guys pictured above.

If sneezes were worth money, then I would be rich. If potty trips were, then I would be even richer!

I am proud of our children and their ability to overcome adversity. I am proud of David and how he fought his way back from three strokes. He refused to let the strokes win.  We’ve gone two years now stroke-free!

If I could time travel, I would visit the years that my ancestors first crossed the ocean to get to this land that wasn’t yet America. I would ask them what made them choose to leave their home countries to journey to this Great Unknown.

Guess what, folks! Ellen’s new book, Prancie’s Prayer, is available now on Amazon. Check it out!

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

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Friendly Fill-Ins

This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!

New Friday_Fill-In_Badge 

Here are the fill-ins:

  1. September is the perfect month for ________________.
  2. This month, I am looking forward to _______________.
  3. My morning routine always includes _________.
  4. I have a love-hate relationship with _________.

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Here are my responses:

September is the perfect month for dreaming of the leaf color changes back home.

This month, I am looking forward to finding new recipes to try for our cooking channel, From the Kitchen of McClendon Villa. I hope that it someday becomes a channel that many folks enjoy visiting.

My morning routine always includes a mad dash to the bathroom. Nothing else is going to happen before that happens.

I have a love-hate relationship with the aging process. I love the fact that my hair is turning the shade of my foremothers’ hair. I have looked forward to that for years, especially while brushing my Grand-Aunt Mae’s long, beautiful hair.  I do not love the fact that my body is fighting me every step of the way, every way that it can otherwise. There are too many challenges to overcome. Doing the things to overcome one are made impossible because of another. It is frustrating, but hey, I’ll have great hair in the process. 🙂

Please visit our daughter Maggie and her cat Martha over at: Martha’s Daily Mews.

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

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Friendly Fill-Ins

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New Friday_Fill-In_BadgeHere are the fill-ins:

  1. The best teacher I ever had was ___________________.
  2. The worst teacher I ever had was __________________.
  3. I recently learned how to _________.
  4. I think everyone should know how to _________.

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Here are my responses:

Oh wow, there have been too many for me to be able to choose an absolute best. But, since I have to choose one, I will choose Mrs. Anna Dean Pennington. She was my 11th grade US History teacher. She put something on the board the first day of class and told us to remember it, that it would be on the exam. I did, and it was, and I still remember it to this day. What she wrote on the board was 1588.  Its significance was the defeat of the Spanish Armada. She said if we’re ever confused and wondering who won that situation, to think about what language we were speaking. We were speaking English (well, okay, a Southern version of it!) and so that meant England won. I’m beginning to think that this is the one thing that I will remember for life.

The worst teacher I ever had…again, there have been so many.  Ordinarily, I would say my first grade teacher Miss Cromer. You can read about her here. However, I will go to my high school years and choose Mr. Gosnell. He was a creep. He would humiliate me in front of classmates in a way far worse than Miss Cromer did. She was just trying to maintain control of her classroom. He, however, was bent on being a pervert. He would pull a chair up to my desk and sit there staring at me, blowing kissy faces at me, and totally killing me inside. This got to me on so many levels. I was painfully shy and introverted. The attention his actions brought to me was unbearable. Then, there’s the matter of a grown man making advances toward a 16 year old girl. I felt violated. Had I told my daddy, he would have killed him. I often think that I should have told my daddy. But, Mama always said never to do anything that would get my hot-tempered daddy in trouble, so I kept it to myself. I don’t think I ever even told her.

I recently learned how to build a stand for top down/from above photography and videography. It is how we record our cooking videos because I’m too bashful and self-conscious to show my face on camera.

I think everyone should know how to read and write. Being able to read opens up so many opportunities. If one can read, they can go anywhere. Books can help us to (mentally) travel to places we have no reason to ever expect to be able to go AND teach us how to do what we need to do to make it a possibility and not just a dream. The ability to read gives us the world!

Please visit our daughter Maggie and her cat Martha over at: Martha’s Daily Mews.

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

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Friendly Fill-Ins

This is a fun meme co-hosted by 15 and Meowing and Four-Legged Furballs. Be sure to visit and join in the fun!

New Friday_Fill-In_BadgeHere are the fill-ins:

1. ______________________ brings out the best in me.

2. _______________________makes me grumpier than Grumpy Cat.

3. If money grew on trees, I would _________.

4. I have a fear of _________.

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Here are my responses:

Reading my Bible and learning what I am meant to do, how I am meant to live, brings out the best in me.

People hurting or otherwise bothering my children makes me grumpier than Grumpy Cat. Someone getting between me and my children, literally or figuratively, makes me even grumpier than that.

If money grew on trees, I would happily live in a forest. Of course, I would happily live in a forest anyway. I grew up in the woods and that is the setting that makes me happiest…Well, the woods and old cemeteries. But I wouldn’t want to live in a cemetery. 🙂

I have a fear of being abandoned and unloved. This has a basis in my childhood and has been a battle my entire life.

Please visit our daughter Maggie and her cat Martha over at: Martha’s Daily Mews.

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

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Friendly Fill-Ins

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New Friday_Fill-In_Badge

Here are the fill-ins:

  1. I am going_________________.
  2. I want to be more ______________.
  3. Once in a blue moon, I _________.
  4. I have a large collection of _________.

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Here are my responses:

I am going to have a baking/cooking channel on YouTube with our girls. Stayed tuned for more on that in weeks to come!

I want to be more self-confident.

Once in a blue moon, I have a burst of energy and get a lot of things done.

I have a large collection of angels. I am working on a collection of elephants, too, in honor and memory of my Oliphant ancestors.

Please visit our daughter Maggie and her cat Martha over at: Martha’s Daily Mews.

Have a blessed weekend, y’all!

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