Monday, November 3, 2008

Grilling Goodness With Tina And Friends~ 5 (And An Update On My Mom)


It's that time again...Time for some more "Grilling Goodness." If you would like to join in all of the fun, just click here. Tina would love to have you all participate!

Now, on with the grilling.....

1. Is there anything peculiar about the way you sleep?

Not unless you think sleeping with Allie Girl is peculiar.....

2. Are you in with the you own something with giraffe print?

As most of you probably already know, I am usually never "in with the fad." I don't own anything with a giraffe print.

The sad thing is, I rarely ever achieve the look I am going for; much less does what I wear look in vogue.


3. What color do you have the most of hanging in your closet?

It's funny that you should ask that now. Most of my closet is full of the basic colors such as black, brown, and white. But now that I am having to sport this not so sexy back brace......

I had to get some shirts that would cover it, and I found some at Walmart. And I liked the style of the shirt so much, that I bought one in every color of the rainbow, so to speak.

4. In the spirit of all the candy that will fly around today...what is your favorite kind of candy?

M&Ms, of course. Preferably the kind with my picture on them.;)

Thanks, Kenny! ;)

5. Is your thumb green or are you a plant killer?

Right now, I don't have any plants in the house. I used to have a lot of plants in the house. So, what do you think? ;)

6. Do you have a crazy pet story?

You know that I do. This story took place back when I had big bangs, gold rings on every finger, and long, long, long disgusting fingernails. So, you do the math.

At this time in my life, I had a lot of fish bowls and a couple of aquariums in my room. One of the bowls held a single beta fish, like this one.

I had the beta for quite a while. But one rainy day, I came home from school and went into my room to feed my fish. I noticed as I entered my room, there was what looked like a red leaf on my floor. I proceeded to pick it up with my disgustingly long fingernails, and I threw it in the trash. I didn't think much about it, because it was raining so much outside. I figured I had just brought the leaf in on my shoe.

After disposing of the "leaf," I started feeding my fish. Only, when I got to the beta bowl, I noticed that it was empty. I was a little confused at first, but then it dawned on me......

I went over to the wastebasket in my room, and took a look inside it. That's when I discovered that the "leaf" that I had picked up was actually my beta fish.


I got goose pimples all over my body when I realized I had just picked that dead fish up with my disgustingly long fingernails.


And then when I thought about it for a moment, I realized my beta fish had killed itself. I wondered how many laps around the fish bowl did it have to swim in order to build up enough speed to leap out of that bowl.

Poor guy.


7. Did you ever tight-roll your jeans?

I never tight rolled them, so to speak, but I definitely did my share of "tapering." I would bring my jeans home from the store, and immediately began begging my mom to "taper" them. So, she would. Only, I would always want them more tapered. So, she would have to "taper" them a little more, and a little more than that sometimes.

The only problem was that I would have her "taper" them so tightly, that my foot would no longer even fit through the hole at the bottom of my jeans.

You know what, just refer back to question number 2.

And just so there is no confusion, no, that is not a picture of me in the blue jeans. My thighs and hips were never that small. I came out of the womb wearing larger jeans than that.

I'm just saying is all.

8. Does your family read your blog?

My mom reads it every day. (Thanks, Mom!)

My sweet Shannon reads it when I force him to.;)

And the only other family member that I know of that reads it is my cousin Vann. Hi, Vann!;)

I guess the rest of my family gets enough of my nonsense in real life.

One more thing before you go, today is the day of my mom's knee replacement surgery. She is supposed to be at the hospital at 8:00am, and the surgery is supposed to take place 10:00am. The procedure should take about four hours to complete. I will, of course, be at the hospital all day waiting with my dad. The doctors told her that depending on how she does, that she could be in the hospital anywhere from three to five days. So, if you feel led to do so, please say a prayer for my mom and my family. And I will try to post an update tomorrow to let you all know how she is doing. Your prayers mean so much to all of us.
Thanks so much!
God Bless,

Exodus 15:26b
"....for I, the LORD, am your healer."


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I have to ask....How did you get your pic on the M&M's....that is hilarious!!

And the jeans.....I was a roller...looking back on those pictures makes me laugh....what were we thinking....pegged jeans and backwards sweaters....remember those, with the v going down your back??? That is a look I hope never comes back!

Happy Monday!


Gwendolyn said...

If I would allow anyone to take my picture...which I don't unless there is a VERY GOOD REASON...I would want it put on an M&M. Just because.

Also...praying for your mom!

Dianne said...

God bless you and your family at this time, I will pray for you all.

I'm glad to see I'm not alone in the too un-hip to be cool club, I think my fashion sense is quite warped.

I'm sorry there was no wedding again today, Himar lost all the footage in a hard drive accident, so he is recapturing it for me tonight.

But there will be photos soon.

Michele said...

Prayers for your mom today, Amy!
You know I always love your answers! I tapered my own jeans as my mom refused to do it for me! :)

Paula (SweetPea) said...

What's up with our need to have tapered pants? I was that way also...I did the roll up. Now, it's the opposite and I run from tapered. I long them long and wide but not the width of Texas.

That's a beautiful red fish.

Hope your mom does well today. I will pray for her.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Thinking of you and your mom this morning.

And the poor fish. I'll be more careful when throwing out "leaves" from now on.


Nikowa said...

Praying everything goes well my friend.

Gina said...

The beta fish story is too funny! :)

I will be praying for your Mom today.

God bless,

Karen - Mommy to four sweeties said...

Oh. I remember tapering jeans. How ugly it was. I can't believe I thought that looked good.

Kenny said...

I forgot all about the Betta, but I when I think back about things we used to do I think about your fish craze. Call me if you need me. I will check on ya'll sometime.

Jamie @ Purposeful Pursuit said...

Lovin' those big bangs!

Praying for your mom! Wishing her a speedy recovery.

diane said...

Wishing all the best to your Mum. She kindly commented on my blog.
I must have been too old for the tapered jeans era or else it didn't reach Australia. I can remember wearing stretch pants and I see they are back in fashion but I wouldn't wear them now that I'm no longer "taut and terrific" hahahahahaha

Sharon said...

I Love the fishieeee!! Please know I am praying for your mom!!!
Looking forward to all the great news, on how she is doing.
Sending many blessings your way

Weeksie50 said...

Just got around to visiting your blog..It was crazy yesterday.

I hope things went well. I am praying for you today...

Girl, I have a fish story too.. I will have to share it sometime..
Your poor leafy Beta..

valerie said...

I am praying for your mom and will be anxious to hear how she's doing.


Mia said...

I never got past that first picture! So cozy and I love your bedspread : )
Hope you are having a great day!

Chris and Wanda said...

Hi Amy!

Love the 80's pic. . .Sienna says you look so purty. . .Like the girl from the Goonies! At least she was able to pin down a good 80's flick, huh?!

Love you, Wanda and Sienna

Denise said...

Hi Amy. I love your Grilling Goodness answers. As usual, you've had me laughing the whole time I'm reading. I'm thinking of Sandra and hoping all is well. I called her home phone today and left a message. I'll call back another time.


Pleasant Drive said...

I'm praying for your sweet mom today. I know it must be hard to watch your parent go through major surgery.

Smiling Shelly said...

I have missed so many of these GG's that I'm going to have to have an entire cookout by the time I get back around to it...

Oh, and only you could have a fish that commits suicide - LOL! I'm just sayin' is all.