The Caption Competition…

Voting is in progress!

I chose my favourite 8- and it was really difficult to do- then made up LOLcats type pictures and sent them to several people who do NOT blog or tweet so they could tell me which is their favourite.

I’ll announce the winner on Friday.

What Have You Done!??!


The idea is to look at this list of 99 things you could have done, and bold the ones that you actually have done!


1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars

3. Played in a band

4. Visited Hawaii

5. Watched a meteor shower

6. Given more than you can afford to charity

7. Been to DisneyWorld

8. Climbed a mountain

9. Held a praying mantis

10. Sang a solo

11. Bunjee jumped

12. Visited Paris

13. Watched a lightning storm

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch

15. Adopted a child

16. Had food poisoning

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own veggies

19. Seen the Mona Lisa at the Louvre

20. Slept on an overnight train

21. Had a pillowfight

22. Hitch hiked

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not sick

24. Made a snow fort

25. Held a lamb

26. Ran a marathon

27. Went skinny dipping

28. Rode in a gondola in Venice

29. Witnessed total eclipse

30. Seen a sunrise or sunset

31. Hit a home run

32. Been on a cruise

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person

34. Visited the birthplace/ home of your ancestors

35. Seen an Amish country

36. Taught yourself a new language

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person

39. Gone rock climbing

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David in person

41. Sung karaoke

42. Seen Old Faithful erupt

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant

44. Visited Africa

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Taken a ride in an ambulance

47. Had your portrait painted

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower

50. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling

51. Kissed in the rain

52. Played in the mud

53. Gone to a drive-in theater

54. Been in a movie

55. Visited the Great Wall of China

56. Started a business

57. Taken a martial arts class

58. Visited Russia

59. Worked at a soup kitchen

60. Sold Girl Scout cookies

61. Gone whale watching

62. Gotten flowers for no reason

63. Donated blood, platelets, or plasma

64. Gone sky diving

65. Visited Nazi concentration camp

66. Bounced a check

67. Flown in a helicopter

68. Saved a childhood toy

69. Visited the Lincoln Memorial

70. Eaten caviar

71. Pieced a quilt

72. Stood in Times Square

73. Toured the Everglades

74. Been fired from a job

75. Seen the changing of the guards in London

76. Broken a bone

77. Been a passenger on a motorcycle

78. Seen the Grand Canyon in person

79. Published a book

80. Visited the Vatican

81. Bought a brand new car

82. Visited Jerusalem

83. Had your picture in the paper

84. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve

85. Visited the White House

86. Killed and prepared an animal for eating

87. Had chickenpox

88. Saved someone’s life

89. Sat on a jury

90. Met someone famous

91. Joined a book club

92. Got a tattoo

93. Had a baby

94. Seen the Alamo in person

95. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

96. Been involved in a law suit

97. Owned a cell phone

98. Been stung by a bee

99. Swam in the Black Sea


35 out of 99… Hhmmm… best I start working on the rest!

My Boy… My Son… My Knucklehead…

Strawbreez, Baba, Munchkin, Monster, Punkin, Squashie, Noodle… I’ve had so many pet names for you. You answer to just about anything so long as its coming from me.

Today, you are 19 years old. You are a young man… yet you are still my Munchkin, my Strawbreez.

For a lot of young men, 19 would mean getting ready to move out and cut the apron strings and find your feet and such, or going off to varsity… but we’re not there yet. I don’t regret that at all- it just means I can protect you from the world a little longer.

You have grown so much in the last year, yet so much remains the same. You have changed so much, yet you are so much the same.

I know most of these pictures have appeared on my blog many times over, but they remain my favourites.

Blog Challenge

This week’s Female2Female challenge is a question and answer meme.



What colours would your wedding be/was your wedding? My wedding is in July, and the colours are red and purple with a paisley theme.


Scrubs or Greys’ Anatomy? Oh I’d much rather watch Grey’s!


Do you pick your battles, do you fight for everything you disagree with, or do you let it all go? I have learned over the years to pick my battles, especially when it comes to parenting my ADHD son. Learning to stand up for yourself and fight for what you feel is important is a very difficult lesson to learn. There are times when it’s better, and easier, to just let go.


Bar One or Whole Nut? Hhmmm… tough choice… I really like both of them, so I’d have to say it would depend on my mood when I have to choose.


Where is your favourite holiday destination? I fell in love with the Cape when my sweetheart took my knucklehead and I there for a holiday a year or so ago. And I love the peace of bird watching and spider hunting in the bush.


High School Musical or Cinderella? I’ve never watched HSM, so I’ll have to go with Cinderella on this one.


You are buying a new house, what is the one thing the house must have? Big windows! There’s nothing that puts me off a house more than not having enough natural light coming in from outside. And of course the kitchen has to be fully decked out with lots of work space.


Spring or autumn? I like the cooler weather.


Have you every skinny dipped before? Of course! Many times! Although now I chunky-dunk 🙂


Yoga or Kata Box? Erm… I’ll have to say F1. Huge Ferrari fan, me.

What? That’s not the question?

Okay… pass.


If you had to study what would you study? I am doing an advanced wedding planning course, so I’d say I would like to do other courses linked to this like flower arranging, cake decorating and event management.