• Friday Five,  Hey. Hi. Hello.

    Friday Five!

    Found over at Friday 5! When did you last have to ‘MacGyver’ something? In what way were you spontaneous this week? What have you recently completed at the last minute? How good are you at thinking up a quick lie? What’s your personal time organizer system like? A couple weeks ago. I have two cats. One of them I have to stuff into the carrier with much fight. But, once he is in there, he just chills out. The other? Good LORD. If put into a carrier, she will puke, pee, and shit. By the time we get to the vet, it is a real mess. So, I saw this…

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    Friday Five!

    Found over at Friday Five! Among people you know, who seems to be a natural leader? When have you had leadership thrust upon you? Are you most effective as the person at the front of the line motivating others to come along, the behind-the-scenes-make-sure-everything-gets-done second-in-command, the enthusiastic follower, or the devil’s advocate? Where did you learn most of your leadership skills? What is a most underrated leadership skill? My friend Ann. She is seriously the most kick-ass woman I have ever met. She not only talks the talk, but she walks the walk. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D (at almost age 50!) She is extremely vocal, unapologetic, and fierce.…

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    Friday Five!

    Found over at Friday 5! What are you learning these days? How have you recently surprised yourself? What are you most hopeful about in your personal life? What’s worrying you? Who are you keen on? I am learning accounting. Well, I have always wanted to start my own business, but was never confident enough to really go for it. And now, I am taking the steps needed to do just that! The new business venture!! That I wail fail at said business venture! Aside from my hubby? Hmm.. no one that I can think of…

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    Friday Five!

    Found over at Friday 5! When did you most recently experience the beginning of a beautiful friendship? For whom did you last stick your neck out? What matters more to you, and what matters less as time goes by? What have you been shocked-shocked!-to learn this week? Who’s looking at you, kid? It has been awhile. I really thought that I had struck up a friendship with someone at work. But, no. She is a snake, apparently. I used to go to bat for my boss a lot. Now that she has let me go and ceased talking to me, I won’t do that anymore. My peace of mind matters…

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    FRIDAY FIVE!

    ON SATURDAY. Found over at Friday 5! How did you spend this 21st night of September? When did you last hear bells ringing (real bells, not something electronic)? What have you done in recent months to chase the clouds away for someone else? What are some good songs sung in falsetto? Of earth, wind, and fire, which is likeliest to have a positive influence on your weekend? I made dinner, and then the hubby and I settled in to watch Survivor and The Amazing Race. Survivor premiered just after we started dating, and we have never missed it! It is our ‘thing” … 🙂 Hm. I really cannot recall the…

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    Friday Five!

    Today’s Five, found at Friday 5! How do you feel about grapes? How do you feel about wine? How much of a gossip are you? How much purple is in your wardrobe? How have you gotten better as you’ve grown older? Bonus question: What is the best food with raisins in it? I LOVE grapes. We are going to build a large arbor in the backyard in the spring! I cannot wait to have a shit ton of grapes every year! My Nan and Pop had a massive arbor that produced the sweetest, plumpest, purple seedless grapes. The guy who bought their house tore it out. Ugh. I do not…

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    Friday Five!

    Today’s Five, found over at Friday 5! When did you most recently eat rice, and what did you have it with? How do you feel about mustard? What is your favorite way to eat corn? What’s the best oat-based breakfast cereal? What are some great ways to consume seeds? I last ate rice about 2 weeks ago. I made a spicy orange chicken over jasmine rice, and the next day I made a Cuban style black bean and rice bowl with yellow rice, charred poblano peppers, salsa Fresca, and a lime crema drizzle. mmmm. Tasty! Meh. I like it, but not too much. Unless it is home made honey mustard…