Friday, November 27, 2015

Simply Me (Vol. 2) "Firsts" & 10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week (Vol. 10)

Happy Black Friday! Hoping that this finds you having had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday yesterday (if you live in the U.S.). If you don't live in the U.S., I hope that this finds you having had a great week.  If you are out and about on this Black Friday - best wishes to you!  May your discounts be deep and may your check-out lines be swift.  LOL!  Most of all, be careful.  Black Friday can bring out the worst kind of crazy in some people.

Today my blog entry is pulling double duty. First, I am linking up with Liz @ Sundays with Sophie for her monthly installment of Simply Me.  Second, I am linking up with Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird and Lindsay @ The Flynnigans for their weekly installment of 10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week.

The prompt for November's Simply Me is "firsts."

What was the first car I ever drove?  When I was around 13-14 years old, my dad began teaching me to drive.  I know what you're thinking - 13 years old!?!  By that time, he had already moved to Ohio (6 hours away) so we only saw each other once or twice a month.  I guess he thought that since he wouldn't be around for daily or weekly driving lessons, that we should start early.  It also gave us quiet time to talk and bond.  I learned to drive in his 1987 or '88 Chevy Cavalier Z24.  It looked exactly like this:  
Am I still driving it now? No...  Neither is he.

The first dance I went to was: Technically, the first dance I ever went to was the Junior/Senior Prom at the high school where my mother taught in 1978...  
I was the flower girl!  LOL!  I remember nothing about it, though.  The first dance I remember attending as an active participant (or semi-active participant considering that I sat on the bleachers the entire time) was probably an end of the year dance in the 8th grade.

My first job was:  Mowing grass.  Between the ages of 13 and 20, I bet I mowed a million miles worth of grass or so it seemed...

The first phone I had:  The corded kind, you know a landline phone.  LOL!  It looked similar to this: 

The first (chapter) book I read was:  I honestly do not remember, but a safe guess would be that it was a Hardy Boys book.  I LOVED the Hardy Boys.


Here are 10 things that made me happy this week:

1. A 2-day work week!  Yee Ha!
2. A phone conversation with my 82 year old grandmother.
3. A little Snoopy and Woodstock humor.
4. Talking to my mom on Wednesday and wishing her a Happy Birthday.
5. When I gave Siri (iPhone) the command "Directions to Happy Dance Quilting" (a quilting company here in Louisville that makes t-shirt quilts), this is the response I got:

Even though Siri wasn't helping me in terms of getting to this place and I had to pull over and search for the physical address, I couldn't help but chuckle. I guess Siri is a Wham! fan...  LOL!

6. Check out the t-shirt quilt I had made for my husband, whose birthday is Saturday. I am so pleased it turned out so well because I was very nervous handing over my husband's cherished Kentucky t-shirts, some that go back to 1996.  If you live around Louisville and are looking for someone to turn your cherished old t-shirts into a quilt, I would highly recommend Happy Dance Quilting.

7. Sleeping sans alarm several days this week. It was heavenly.

8. Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Watching it on tv is nothing like watching it in person (something I did in 2010), but it still makes me happy none-the-less.
9. Watching the National Dog show on tv after the parade.
10. Thanksgiving dinner with my husband's family. My husband is 1 of 7 kids, so when the whole family is together, it's loud and boisterous and, to be honest, sometimes completely overwhelming. But, they are good people and I enjoy spending time with them.
11. BONUS! This... LOL!

12. BONUS! And this...

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous weekend!


  1. That t-shirt quilt!!! I really, realllllly want to do that with concert t-shirts of mine. I have a bunch, and most are too small for me now, but they are still cherished items, right? I need to search if anyone a little closer to me than Louisville will do that. That Siri response is priceless! That Peanuts comic is awesome too.

    1. I tell ya what, it's a great way to preserve those t-shirts that you don't wear anymore, but have sentimental value and you just can't part with and thus they are taking up value space in your home. It gives them new functionality and a second life.

      Oh, Siri... She can be quiet a ditz at times, can't she? She did give me a good chuckle, though.

  2. You know, I was so excited when I was young and my mom got me my own telephone line and I thought I was the coolest shit.. LOL. Now, who the hell has a land line? Some millennials have no idea wtf that is. Are you for real?! lol

    I'm smiling so big reading that you talked to your 82 year old grandma. It makes me miss mine terribly... :( I think that's why I always enjoy talking to elderly, especially when I go to some retirement homes and walk clients' dogs.

    That tshirt quilt is awesome!! I love it! :) LMAO at the Willie Nelson meme!!

    Have a great long weekend hun xo!

    1. Think of all the things younger generations will have no idea what they are - floppy disks, landline phones, cordless house phones, film for cameras, etc.!

  3. I hope your grandmother is doing well! While I (obviously) don't know your grandma, I am super close with mine and miss her like crazy because we live very far apart. And how funny is Siri? She has the best responses sometimes!

    1. My grandmother is doing pretty well for her age. Of course, she has some ailments, but for the most part she's fairly healthy and she still has her mental faculties. Oh, yes, Siri... What a &%@#%$! sometimes, huh? Thanks for stopping by!

  4. love siri's response. that's pretty cool.


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