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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sunday Stealing 2-26-17

It's been a couple of Sunday's since I did a Sunday Stealing and since I'll be in the hospital for a while after my surgery this week, I'm jumping in.

Cheers to all of us thieves!

Sunday Stealing: My-New-Favorite-Author Questions 




Where do you go to decompress from the world?
The answer is simple...the beach!

If given $10,000, what would you do with it?  Pay off my bills and take my son and granddaughters on a Caribbean vacation.

What is one major renovation you would love to make on your house? A new kitchen

What is one movie that you love and didn’t expect to love? Genius. Just watched it the other night and when Ray brought it home from Redbox I thought, "why did he rent this"? It was great. What a performance by Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman and Jude Law. Very surprising movie.

What is the oldest knick-knack you own and what is its sentimental value? I have most of that in boxes in the garage. I believe I have antique pitchers that my mother gave me from her mother's house. 

Do you own any books you keep out of obligation, but actually hate? No. All the books I have are favorites.

How many countries have you visited outside of the one you live in now? Two. Canada and Bermuda

Have you ever read only part of a book, but claimed you’ve read the whole thing? Yes. When I was giving books for training classes, I would just skim it.

Have you ever spent a lot of money on something? What was it? Yes. I bought myself a $1200 watch when I got a big promotion years ago. It was such a poorly made watch. Never again.

If you could change your name, what would it be? When I was a teen, I hated my name and wanted to be called Sam.

What is a nickname a former (or present) lover gave you? N/A

How do you style your hair? If you just would say "cut" what style is it? My hair is longer and with highlights. I wear the beachy look. Wind blown.

How many colors are you wearing now? 2

What's one piece of fiction that changed your life? Great Expectations. I never imagined that Dickens could write something I would be interested in. I loved it.

Is there anything that has made you unhappy recently? Yes. All the negative and useless comments on Facebook and blogger about politics over this last election. Enough already. 

Tell us about the job that you did before your current one or last one.The job I did before I moved south was pretty big. I ran two departments in a mortgage closing/operations center for a huge title company. I had 37 people under me at one point. My job was to get production up and reduce errors. 10 hour days and a great support staff that I hand picked got those departments running like clockwork with an error rating of 98-100%. 

What was the last song to get stuck in your head? Dead Flowers by the Rolling Stones

What is your least favorite thing to do that you have to do everyday? Make the bed. Ray sleeps as if he's wrestling an alligator and it's like making the bed from scratch every single day. Ugh! 

Best time of your life? It's all been the best and more to come!

What are you most looking forward to in the coming year? That's easy. I look forward to being able to walk well again and climb stairs so I can enjoy vacations with my granddaughters.




Until next time, remember...


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28 comments:

  1. I feel awful about that watch! That should have been a wearable reminder of your promotion. Unfair!

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    1. I was sick over that. After my 1 year warranty expired, all the "14K Gold" started chipping off. I bought it from a jeweler that I'd bought diamonds etc from. They acted like it was not their problem. Needless to say they lost a good customer and some friends.

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  2. Enjoyed reading your list! Didn't know you loved Great Expectations. That's so rotten about the watch.

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    1. Hi Janice. Thanks for being here. I was 14 when I read it in English Literature class in high school. I was sure I'd hate it but it really was such a great story.

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  3. I think "Great Expectations" is Dickens' best novel. It's a fave of mine too! Good luck with your surgery this week and may you have a speedy and full recovery.

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    1. I think so too Debra! Thank you for your well wishes. I'm going to be doing a lot of reading in the next few weeks! Lol.

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  4. I would love to decompress at the beach, but I don't get there very often. I'd pick up and move if it was up to me.

    Amen to an end to all the political grumbling.

    My husband sleeps like that, too. Making the bed is such a chore.

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    1. If you asked me 10 years ago if I'd be living at the beach, I'd have laughed. Now...I can't imagine ever not living here.

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  5. I always love your question and answer blog posts ! Always interesting to learn a bit more about my awesome friend! 😊

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    1. Aww, thank you so much. Glad I"m boring you to tears!

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  6. Love me some Dickens! I've read most of his books. When I homeschool the two youngest, they read Dickens and loved him. We read so many classics that, by the time they hit high school and took honors English classes, we had read nearly all the books during elementary and middle school. LOL I'm sending all my positive vibes your way for the surgery. Keep us posted!

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    1. That's awesome that you got your 2 youngest so interested in Dickens. Go you! Thank you for the positive energies and thoughts. I'm going to need them but with all my friends supporting me, I'm going to push through this. Love ya lady!

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  7. If I suddenly had 10 grand I would share it with my girls and take a holiday I love holidays.

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  8. Hope your surgery goes smoothly!

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  9. Good luck with your surgery! I hope it goes smoothly and your recovery is quick!
    I wish I had a beach nearby. I would decompress there, too!

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  10. I love your book related answers. Big fan of Dickens, and no book I own is an 'obligation'. That just takes all the fun out of books (which SHOULD be fun).

    Good luck with the surgery and recovery! We're both pulling for you!

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    1. Thanks! Books should be fun is right! Thanks for your support. I'll update soon!

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  11. What in an interesting set of questions.I love your answer to the "best time of your life" question. I am a big believer in counting blessings/appreciating what is good in my life.

    Good luck with the surgery and healing!

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    1. Thanks SAW. I believe every day is a gift, including the good and bad that may be a part of the day.

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  12. Great answers to great questions. I went straight to my Overdrive reading app and downloaded Great Expectations. And... I'm going to watch Genius upon your recommendation. I've looked at it in passing but have always given it a miss - not this time!! :)

    I'm thinking of you as you recover from you surgery. I hope you are up and about in no time. I'm sending hugs and healing vibes your way, Jenny xxoo

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    1. I can't tell you how much I appreciated Skyping with you while in the hospital. It was the highlight of that particular day. You are a truly supportive friend and I appreciate YOU! Hope you enjoy the story and the movie! Can't wait to compare notes on both!

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  13. I had to write a paper about Russian literature in college, which included reading The Gulag Archipelago. What college kid with a social life has time for a 1000 page book?
    Answer: Not Me
    Scored a B+ in the class!

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    1. B+ considering...Fantastic!! Can't imagine reading that!

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