Five Pet Peeves and Favorites

Making lists are fun. Here are two short ones. Anybody share these peeves and faves?

Pet peeves

1. People clipping their nails and allowing them to fly around a room or church sanctuary—a deacon really did this during a sermon and I almost puked. It is part of your body please contain it!

2. People who have functioning turn indicators on their vehicles and choose not to use them.

3. Anyone who sneezes directly in my face or snots on me. Even cats.

4. When I lose sleep thinking about something stupid I said or did for years after it happened.

5. People who make a terrible gutteral cough while continuing to walk in a public place and choose not to cover their mouths.

Favorites

1. Hugs. Real hugs.

2. When people are simply nice, without having to be.

3. The last five or ten pages of an awesome book. Squeee!!

4. Cold morning, warm snuggle bear AKA the hubbster.

5. Singing loudly along with the radio in the car.

Top 5 Favorite Toys from Childhood

This turned out to be a mildly challenging list to come up with because during much of my childhood I enjoyed many make believe game. I tried to pick props from some make believe games so I can say I had a favorite toy.
So here are my top five favorite toys in no particular order:

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When I wasn’t running around on all fours as a dog, I was pulling around my own pet dog. I think I enjoyed the doggy cluck noise and flopping ears the most. I had no clue, until Googling, that this toy was so old! Around the middle 1960s apparently; even my husband had one when he was a boy. I am pleased to report that my nephew drags around my old pull-dog when he visits grandma.

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Just like link source, my family always piled our stuffies (stuffed animals) under the Christmas tree. My stuffed anims were more than tree ornaments, they were snuggly bedfellows, confidants and actors.

I have tons of fond memories of my brother and I reading a story from our kids picture bible then acting it out with our stuffies for the family.
I have to say, I thought our bible plays were pretty cool. We acted out fairy tales too from time to time. As an adult, I wish for a rainy day with my brother and a pile of actors.
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Another game that I have a fondness for was playing kitchen. This blogger Happy Hooligans has the right idea in keeping her day care kids entertained. My mom wasn’t exactly pleased with this game because it always ended in her having to wash weeks of plant materials out of her favorite soup pots.

Almost any container that could hold a large amount of fluids would work for this game. I even used a sea shell once….and got grounded forever.

The best games I recall were when I had a lid with a pot so I could make a hot stew over a period of several days of play. The other ideal weather were rainy days, I remember making chickory and grass seed coffee one time during a rain. Not just stirring, building a “fire”, but especially the adventring for magical or rare ingredients.

Love this game. Probably where my love of real cooking has come from. I still feel adventurous when I go to the garden for herbs to add to the soup pot.

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There are so many possibilities for blankets. My all time favorite game–that I still play as an adult–is the holcher globber. Perhaps other families would call this the blanket monster.

The rules are simple. Find a large blanket and crawl around until you can attack and absorb another person. It is wise to pick a large blanket if you intend on absorbing a lot of players.

The monster cannot extend limbs beyond the blanket, so no reaching out and grabbing ankles. Mostly, there is little talking unless under blanket communications for directions are necessary. Mostly growling or grumbling the words ‘holcher globber’.
Much like sardines, when everyone in the house is eaten the game is over.

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My brothers were the real kings of Legos, but I did get my build on as a kid. My brothers collected and made awesome castles, ships and worlds from their legos. I was lucky to get a four walled building most days.
I played with Legos much the same way that my older sisters created and executed elaborate doll house adventures. Just another medium for imagination. Of course I loved creating female characters with horses and dragons atop barns.

Do you harbour warm memories for particular toys from your youth?

Kat to Libra Comparison

I decided to look up my zodiac daily horoscope and personality. I’ve never taken enough time to see how well it matches me.

I looked on the best resource there is for horoscopes, my.horoscope.com.

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The personality blurb says:
• Balanced, judicial
• Peace loving
• Abhors being alone
• Values personal partenerships
• Winning personality
• Cooporative style

Hrm, not sure what I think about this personality summary. Peace loving is true, I tend to avoid conflict and bottle up issues instead of dealing with them. I have been known to write letters to a person to fully flush out my feelings.

I do hate being alone. There are days few and far between that I enjoy to myself. Mostly though, I can be found scrolling through my phone for a friend to text/call. Or, talking to my cat. I do enjoy being with friends especially and if I really like a person, I will likely do my best to forge a stronger friendship.

Winning personality? I haven’t ever brought home a blue ribbon, but I suppose folks like me.
I can be cooporative, but I can also take on an entire team project alone because I have gotten so used to failing group efforts in college.

Libra Daily said:
WEDNESDAY, AUG 21, 2013

This is just the kind of day you like, Libra – intense and supercharged, just like you! It seems there’s a deadline coming up, or a time-sensitive project. You’ll have a lot to do and not a lot of time in which to do it. This is when you’re at your most productive. Just remember to drink plenty of water and eat. Even superheroes need fuel in order to accomplish their heroics.

Am I intense and super charged? I suppose I can when given a project or goal that I am particularly passionate about.

I don’t know of a particular deadline coming up, but perhaps those jobs I want to apply for this winter. My summer project at my present work is finished which is a great deadline off my mind.

I am the most productive during crunch time. I have four years of college experience working during crunch time.

Finally, ‘don’t forget to eat and drink?’ How could I do that? Maybe when I was younger I would be more focused and less conscious of my physical needs, but as an adult I have come to terms that I love to eat. Haha!

Which of the astrological zodiac are you and do you match your shining star personality?

State Fair Time!!

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State Fair time means we are celebrating Kit’s birthday again!

We enjoyed a full day of produce, crafts, cakes, livestock and booths!
Can’t wait to share pictures of some of my favorite things and stories of the adventures we had.

The hubbster also requested a visit to Tom+Chee, a locally owned restaurant featuring gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches.

More to come soon!