Thursday, November 3, 2011

Tell Me Thursday #15

Crooks and Crazies

It's time for Tell Me Thursday - Thankfulness Edition #1! For the four weeks of November I plan to ask you what you're thankful for every week. So there.

My apologies for flat out missing last week. All I can really say is that last week my work life got all wild and crazy on me, and I just didn't have the time/energy to post. One of these days I'll tell all of you about it. But not today. Suffice it to say that any prayers and good vibes would be appreciated. I can tell you that I've reevaluated and have taken everything as a kick in the pants reminder to take care of myself.

Anyway. On to more fun stuff! May the force be with you.

1. What are you thankful for this week?
2. How do you deal with a squeaker/shrieker/noisy dog?
3. Barbara wants to know: what would you say is ONE skill or attribute needed to be successful?
4. Pippin wants to know: what are your favorite games?
5. What are some of your strategies for dealing with winter?

And here are my answers. I may not have time to get to all of them right away but I will as the day goes on. If I was really organized I'd get all this together days in advance and be done with it. Oh but no.

1. What are you thankful for this week?

I am thankful that I have a job, and a roof over mine & the dogs' heads. I am thankful that I have great friends and a great family to love. I am thankful for Sara who brings me breakfast at work sometimes. I am also thankful that my fuse seems to be much longer today.

2. How do you deal with a squeaker/shrieker/noisy dog?

Clearly if I am asking this question it's cuz I suck at fixing this particular issue.

3. Barbara wants to know: what would you say is ONE skill or attribute needed to be successful?

Determination. I think if you are determined to do something, and then persevere to the end you'll do it. I guess maybe that's two things. Determination and perseverance. I can't imagine someone being determined and NOT persevering, but then I'm like a pesky little gnat. Or maybe a pesky big gnat.

It also doesn't hurt to be funny. Or hang out with me when *I* am funny. At the very least you'll enjoy being funny and determined with me. Ask Julio about the time we pounded fence posts on the rock hard ground to put up paddock fencing. In the 9000 degree heat. When there hadn't been rain in months and months and the area was sandrock. We were determined. And funny. Funny trumped determined and we got the fence up. I did the running man. They laughed. See? That's how things get done.

I digress.

4. Pippin wants to know: what are your favorite games?

I'm leaving this one open for interpretation. My fave online games are Ultima Online, and then the facebook free games. But I don't play UO anymore. I'm reformed. Board games? Um. Sorry. And Trouble. Card game? Shanghai Rummy. Or Spades. Unfortunately when I divorced my husband I also divorced his PS2. That was a sad day. I loves me some console games. Why yes, I am five years old.

My dogs' favorite game? "Bite Linc". Yes really. They love that game. Linc loves it too, which I find strange, though I think it's a pre-requisite if you're going to live in my household to BE strange, so all in all it's not terribly surprising. When I ask them to stop he gets up and asks them to keep going, so I've stopped worrying about it. I do wish that "Bite Linc" didn't also include a side game called "Bark Like June".

5. What are some of your strategies for dealing with winter?

First I break out the Cuddl Duds. I can't stand anything on my legs or feet at night, with the exception of these:

Image from I like them because they're soft, stretchy, warm, and don't stick to the sheets. I sleep in them. Also, I usually also wear them under my outside gear too. Fabulous!!!

Also for winter I do like Julie and acclimate some, though not as much as she does. I let Ginger's coat grow out so she doesn't freeze, and the Small Dog has several coats from which to choose. I also bake a lot in the winter - it warms the front of the house up nicely.

I also do my best to take advantage of radiational heating. The front of the house gets full sun all day - so I open up the blinds and let the warmth in!

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Doniene said...

Good to hear from ya!!! Already been praying! I'll answer later today - gotta go do chores!!


Pippin, the Gentle Pup said...

We made it this week. I'm looking forward to hearing how that handsome Linc makes it through the winter. If I weren't a GentlePup, I could imagine several untoward things to suggest.

Anonymous said...

I thought there might not be anymore TMT. Glad to see it's back:)

Unknown said...

Done and done. Better than actually working--well certainly more entertaining!

Laura Carson said...

Pippin, I'm pretty sure Linc is thrilled at the thought that you might think of him. He does love the ladies.

Bonnie, nope, not gone - just haiatusing. Don't think that is a word though.

Doniene - thanks for the prayers!

Julie - I don't blame you!

Anonymous said...

Clearly if I am asking this question it's cuz I suck at fixing this particular issue.


Makes me feel so much better that I am not alone.

Laura Carson said...

Haha, not even close. This is me heaving a big huge sigh. There are many things I can fix in dogs. Evidently squeaking is not one of them. Now don't get me wrong, it's not constant - it's very situational. Like, "Oh! Time to get up! Let's voice our opinions!" which is never a good thing at oh-dark-thirty. I'm not usually happy upon waking.

Lets just say I did let them all live this morning. Just barely.

Kristi said...

I think I did the linky thing, but I'm not sure as I can't see it. Blogger fail!!! :-)

Kiyi Kiyi said...

Hard questions this week. Made me think a whole bunch!

Two Dogs, One Camera said...

I finally made it back! I was happy I was able to participate this week. Thanks for the great questions!

I will say a prayer for you and send good juju your way. Hope all is well!

Jaenne' said...

In honor of the upcoming concert that I'm going to, I would like to know: 1) Who did you see at your first live concert? and 2) What is your favorite live concert?

Mara said...

Yay - You're back! Good questions (as usual!)

Kelly said...

I was late but I did make it :)

Unknown said...

I've had fun reading everyone's blogs!

Anonymous said...

Glad you are back! Missed this last week!

Laura Carson said...

Well this is annoying. I had a few responses that didn't show up. Grrr.

Anyway, glad to see everyone this week!

Ann said...

Wait till you see my new winter boots!

Steffi said...

Ummm...yeah... well, I'm only a week late on this one :) Just in time for this week!

- Steffi