Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Chewy Granola, Giraffes, and a Move in the Hodgepodge

My apologies for the wonky formatting. I have no idea what's going on. Don't have any more time to fiddle with it right now. 

1. American Idol is back for a 14th season. Are you watching? Have you ever 


Yes, I've watched probably 10 seasons. Some weren't worth the time because of the

 judges and the wasted time on terrible contestants.   I am watching this season, as I

 did last, because I love the judges. Not only are all they gorgeous to look at (Harry 

really knows his music  theory, and is absolutely hilarious and did I say dreamy? or something akin to that?/and I tend to agree with his judgments of the performances more often than  I 

do with JLo's or Keith Urban's. 

If you were to audition for the show (or were made to audition), what song would you


"His Eye is on the Sparrow."  It is near and dear to my soul and is one I can sing solo in the right key and still hit all the range of notes. Would I make it Hollywood? I can pretty well say with assurance, that's a big fat NO. 

2.  Mark Twain is quoted as saying, "If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in 

the morning. And if it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first

So when did you last have to 'eat a frog'? Or two? How'd that work out? 

I think my innerds are half frog. Too many examples within the family setting to 


3. If you were going on safari, what is the number one animal you'd want to see?

A giraffe. They mesmerize me without frightening me. 

4. January 21st is National Granola Bar Day. I know. Do you like granola bars? Chewy or 

crunchy? Your favorite flavor? How about regular granola? Let's exhaust this topic in

 honor of the holiday okay?

I do like granola bars, prefer chewy ones, especially a chocolate-peanut butter kind. 

 I love granola cereal and the best is the homemade recipe from my friend Kelly G. 

  When it's warm from the oven,it might as well be dessert. 

5. If only  my hair would cooperate for more than two weeks after a great cut....

6. You can add one item to your bedroom. What will it be? Keep it family friendly please.

Teehee.   How about I call "a seating area" an item?  I want two cream colored club

 chairs, a small table, and a vase of fresh flowers in my bedroom. 


7. What is one thing you've enjoyed about winter thus far? If it's not winter in your 

corner of the globe, what season is it, and what is something you've enjoyed about 

whatever season it happens to be?

I have loved hearing four  little words a couple of times thus far:  ''School is closed


8.  Insert your own random thought here.

My sister Andrea is moving today from Arizona to Kentucky. Her husband is not going. She is

 unable to take her beloved pets because she'll be living in a hotel until she buys a house.  While my

heart is broken for her, she is being as positive as possible, and she will be in a climate that her

asthma should be better. Her doctor said if she stayed in Arizona, where it's dry and dusty all the 

time, it could eventually kill her. 

On the bright side for me, she will be only about 8.5 hours away from me, a very doable drive or a

 quick flight.  My younger sister is helping her drive their personal truck while a moving company 

handles the big truck.  I'm praying for their safety and my sister's comfort as she starts basically a 

new life this week.  


Nel said...

Praying for your sister!

Joyce said...

I will be thinking of your sister and her road ahead, literal and figurative, and will add her to my prayers today. I'd like fresh flowers in my house everyday too.

April said...

How I love "His Eye Is on the Sparrow"! "I sing because I'm happy, I sing because I'm free..." POWERFUL! Your sister will definitely be in my thoughts and prayers.

Marla said...

Interesting about the Arizona climate. I always thought it was good for people who suffer with asthma and have allergy issues. All that clean air. But, yes, it's dry. I hope her move goes smoothly.

Nikki Scatchard said...

I'll be thinking of your sister! How sad to hear she has to leave her husband and pets. I remember when i lived in SoCal my allergies were worse, northern CA has been a better place for me.
I agree on your idol comment and giraffes!

Kathy said...

Best wishes to your sister on her new start in life.

Theresa said...

I love "His Eye is On The Sparrow". So many times my thoughts have wandered to fretting about things I shouldn't and I glance out the window and see a little bird. My mind immediately says thanks to God and I can't help but smile :)

Lea said...

Love "His Eye is On The Sparrow," I grew up with that song and know it word for word.

Bless your sister's heart, what a tough time in her life. I do pray she will be very happy in her new place and with hr new life.

Happy rest of the week!

Sally Henry said...

See? i KNEW we were sistahs'from'anotha'mutha - chocolate peanut butter granola bars! His Eye is on the Sparrow! Two of my favorite things! (Only I got a little excited when I read your last item incorrectly and thought your sister was moving TO Arizona, which, as you know, is mighty close to CA, where I live. Because it's all about me. No seriously... I'll be praying for her - that's a huge move, and oh dear, to not have her husband going with... so much change. I'm so glad she has you!

Preeti Harris said...

I am a morning person. But need to do a better job of eating frogs. Yes, Harry is super dreamy. No, I do not watch AI. I watch very little TV, actually. Takes time away from quilting :-)
Spent Christmas in New Orleans - best thing this winter.
Sending best wishes to your sister!!!