Today’s Topic of Discussion—Day 1 and Introduction

i wanted to do a 30 day challenge but could not find one that I liked so I decided to make my own list of topics and questions. As I searched the internet of list I took questions from different list and then expanded on them and added to them as I came up with my own questions. before I knew it I was up to over 60 topics and questions. As I thought about it challenges are great and fun at times but then you finish and fall back into your habits. If you are like me, I use them when I am in a rut or unmotivated to write. So I decided to keep adding to my list and skip the 30 or 60 day challenge and do a topic of discussion on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s.

I will post a random topic or question for the day and give my take on it, then open up the floor for you all to weigh in on it. You can leave your answers in comments or make your own post and link it back to here.

Enough for the introduction lets get started with our first question/topic for the year.

Lets start with something lite and simple a get to know you kind of thing.

What do you collect?

I collect a few things, my main things are books and coins. My biggest collection so far is books. I have about 8 shelves full of books and books just randomly here and there and in boxes tucked places. I haven’t read near enough of them but one day I will. I use to read all the time before I had kids and when they were smaller and I wasn’t working had more time at home. One day I will have time to read again. Some I don’t know if I will ever read I just collect them because of the type they are or what they are. I collect biographies, auto biography’s, true crime all different ones.

My other collection is coins I use to collect all the time with my dad and even though I stopped he kept on. He left them to me when he passed. I don’t buy any or go out looking for them but I do collect change when I find old change. I collect anything from the 80’s and older. I toss it all in a jar one day I will go through it and see what I have. I have seen some things from the 40’s in there more than I would of though. I don’t know that they would be worth anything or not. I just haven’t had time to mess with it past from just dropping it in a jar.

So there you go topic of discussion Day one. So what do you collect?

The Really You Season 1—–Game 7

A little late but here is my answers for game 7 of The Really You

 

How Competitive or Ambitious are you?

I am pretty competitive, I hate to lose. And I don’t know if you would call it ambitious or spite but when I decide to do something I go at it full force. Most the time because something has made me mad and I am going to prove a point.

Do you ever simply stop and wonder ‘Where has time gone to?’ or is it something that never bothers you?

Yes a lot lately when the fact I am going to be 40 in a year hit me and I look back a few years to a time when I was happier.

If you had a warning label, what would yours read?

Funny but brutally honest.

The Really You–Season 1–Game 6

Go over and check out The Really You Game on A Guy Called Bloke’s Blog. He always has some fun and interesting things going on.

What relaxes you more – a hot shower or a hot bath?

I can’t get into taking a bath but I can stand in a hot shower until the hot water runs out. I take my showers last or first thing in the morning so that others don’t have to wait for the water to get hot so they can take theirs.

If you are looking for immediate satisfaction in the stimulation department, what is your go to? [Answer how you see fit]

Music most the time I can listen at work or in the car where I spend most my time. I can turn it up and just block everything out.

What exercise do you take on a fairly regular basis?

None really at the moment I really need to change that I know but I just don’t know where I am going to fit it in on top of everything else I have going on.

The Really You–Season 1—Game 3

Time for day 3 of The Really You Game

 

What makes you laugh, as in really laugh hard?

Most the time my kids are the ones I laugh the hardest at. Other than that would be my friends.

What makes you really angry?

when people don’t take responsibility for the things they are supposed to.  Being asked the the same thing over and over again will probably make me angry the fastest.

Who knows you the best?

This is a hard one, I don’t know if anyone really knows me. As I have said on here before you could talk to people at work, school, friends and close friends and ask them about me and they all would probably tell you something different. But they would all be true. Just like I was told before, everyone seems to know a little bit about you or something of/about you. Even my kids don’t know me as much as they probably think they do. The ones who know the most about me is probably My good friend knowing the most, bff and then “my friend” and J. J probably knows a little more than “my Friend” or about the same.

 

The Really You–Season 1–Game 2

As I have not been on in a few days I had a little catching up to do. Glad they were only on 2.

So here goes my answers for Season 1-Game 2 of The Really You

Do you hoard clutter or constantly de-clutter?

I am a middle of the road kind of person. I hoard but not on purpose. I get things to do things with and then get busy and don’t get to them. Or I lay things like kids school work on my dresser so I can look at it later and it is now over taken my dresser.

But it isn’t like paths through my house, can’t cook or sleep in the beds or rats and things kind of hoarding. And I every so often do go through and toss everything or donate it. I just have to get in the mood and have time. I work so much and try to spend free time with the kids I hardly have a minute other wise. But it starts to bug me and I start tossing. That’s the best time because I will just toss or donate not think about well maybe or move it out of the way to somewhere else. I also go through at least once a year and go through every dresser, closet,cabinet,trunk,Ben, or anything else that could have something put into it and clean out all the out of sight out of mind junk that gets forgotten about.

Do you enjoy cooking – if so what is your ‘special dish’  and if not ‘what is the dish you wish you could create?

I like to cook when I have time and people are not underfoot. I don’t like to be rushed, I like to know that if it takes an hour or two that is okay. One thing I really like to make is Oven Fried Pork Chops with cooked apples and green-beans. I will make two kinds of the Oven Fried Pork Chops. The apples are good but haven’t been able to get them to turn out just how I want them. I need to sit down and look as some recipes, I just haven’t had time. It isn’t something I make often.

What are we likely to find in your condiment cupboard?

Adobo, Worcestershire sauce, Garlic powder, minced onions, oregano, Montreal steak seasoning, Bay leaf, thyme, cinnamon, sea salt maybe a few others. Marinades I picked up to try and some things my oldest picked up to use when she is cooking, She is always wanting to cook and try new things. My main go to are Adobo, Steak seasoning and Worcestershire. You can use one of the three on just about anything and everything.

The Really You Season 1- Game 1

Over at the blog A Guy Called Bloke a new game started and I think it will be fun to play along the next few weeks. It is called you guessed it The Really You. 

so here are answers to the first round.

What is your favorite sweet treat?

This is hard because I do not eat a lot of sweets. Never really have had a favorite. But for some reason right now I want a big slice of warm apple pie. No idea why. Maybe it’s just that time of the year.

Okay I had to double back to this one, one sweet I can never get enough of is peanut butter fudge. As much as I do not care for sweets I look foward to it every year at Christmas and once in awhile will make a batch but that isn’t even once a year so maybe that is why. I do not have it to often.

If you want to really relax- What is your go to?

If I am just trying to relax, unwind after work or trying to shut my mind off right now I do my logic puzzles. Where it gives you a bunch of groups of different things and you have to figure out who ends up with what. Add things to and take things away until everyone has what they are supposed to. If not that something else that makes my brain focus on one thing.

What is your guiltiest pleasure?

Just getting away and having a few hours to myself to hang out with friends. Even if its just a quick breakfast before work or a drink after work. I feel bad not being with them even though they are in bed a sleep or at school.

There you have it my three.

Mystery Blogger Award

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I was given this last week around court time and with dealing with that and life the last week or so I haven’t had time to sit down and do it. Now I found myself with that free time so here it is. Hope you enjoy.

 

The creator of this award,  Okoto Oke Enigma, whose blog site is www.okotoenigmasblog.com

WHY DID I CREATE THE AWARD?
I created the award because there are a lot of amazing blogs out there that haven’t been discovered, yet. And, most of these blogs deserve recognition. For that reason, I decided to create my own award; and nominate people who can also nominate others; and so on. This is one of the best ways to create a friendly community and build a link between bloggers in the blogosphere; as everyone gets nominated and they too can spread the fun by nominating more people for the award. Here are the Rules for the Award Nominees.

The mystery blogger award

I decided to call the award “Mystery Blogger Award.” Why? Because the meaning of my name, “Enigma” is “mystery.” So basically, it’s named after myself; the creator. Plus, I think it’s cool because there are so many blogs that are still a mystery to us; and when we get to know them, it’s divine! And we find friends where we least expect.

WHAT IS MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD?
Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.
– Okoto Enigma”

 

Here are the Rules for the Award Nominees:

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • You have to nominate 10-20 people.
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question.
  • Share a link to your best posts.

I would like to thank Grandma Auburn Designs for giving this award to me.

Three things about me, that is hard……….

I deal with depression a lot, although right now I feel good mood wise, I still have no motivation or energy, I feel myself slowly slipping into a bad place.

I have now lost over 65 lbs and only about 8 lbs from where I want to be.

Over all I think I am happier in life now than I ever have been or have been in a really long time. I am probably better off than I have ever been even when I was married.

  • QUESTIONS: I was asked

1 Where is your favorite location in the world? Why?

I haven’t really been to many places I would have to say Tennessee, it is beautiful and so laid back. 

2 Do you have a daily routine, semi-set, or wing it?

Monday-Friday is a routine most the time. The weekend is a wing it kind of time. I have a few things that have to get done but I get to them when I feel like it. 

3 When you were a child, who told the best stories?

That is hard probably my grandparents. 

4 What 4 items are always on your desk?

The only desk I have is my desk at work, 4 things always on it if I am here are my drink, phone, computer, a pen.

5 What was the last show you binge-watched?

It has been so long I don’t even remember, how sad is that. I never watch tv anymore.

My 5 questions for you……..

  1. Are you on Twitter? How can we find you?
  2. What career/job do you do?
  3. How many kids do you have?
  4. What pets do you have?
  5. Are you on time, late, or early to things?

MY Nominees are…….

I am My own Island  One of the first bloggers who started following me and I started following.

Therapy Bits is another one I follow and who follows me that I enjoy reading.

A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip! this is one I just started following but enjoy as much as the others. He is very interactive and post interesting things.

Fractured Faith Blog

These are ones I have just found not long ago and are in my list to get to know. I have taken a look around here and there and like what I have seen so far.

jonbeckett.blog

A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent

A Pause for Nature

happyasamonther

For Friends Without Borders

This Beautiful Life

 

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