Monday, October 18, 2010

Inquiring Minds - Part V

One of my latest favorites - taken by Aaron
 And ya'll thought I'd forgotten............

Question #43
Teresa asks:

Are there any specific numbers that you are irrationally afraid of and if so, why?

Dear Teresa - aren't you the clever one....sneaking this in here when you know full well that I fear the number 53.  Law, it's even hard to type it.  It had to be about 5 years ago - I was on a camping trip to Southern Indiana, and on the way down there, as I was a passenger in the car, I had my head turned out the window, and I kept seeing the #53 go past me.  It was semi-trucks.  The next thing you know - I started getting this weird vibe about the #53, and every time I would see the trucks coming up past me, I would turn away.  When we got to the campground - I saw a couple walking with matching shirts - you guessed it - the #53 emblazoned on the shirt.  We were in spot 53 at the campground.  The next thing I knew I was on Route 53.  The first purchase I rang up at work when coming home from the camping trip - $53.53.  I kid you not.  I started to freak out.  I'd look at the clock and it would be 3:53, 1:53, etc.  The temperature on the bank would be 53 degrees. Everywhere I looked - I saw the #53.  I felt like the universe was trying to tell me something - bad.  I was a nervous wreck the year Glen was 53 years old.  When he survived it, I thought for sure it meant that I was going to get the axe at that age.  When I see the #53 now - and I do - often - I still get this weird twinge inside, but now I tell myself that it must mean that my 53rd year is going to be the best one yet - ya, that's what I keep telling myself now.  I'm not sure I believe it.  If I do a post where I get 53 comments - law - its not good.  I wait on pins and needles for #54.  Sharing this irrational fear of a number seems to put just one more nail in my crazy coffin.  Seriously - I'm quite am.

Question #44
NanaDiana asks:
What else do you know about the fake accent lady?

Well, not much.  Obviously she's local - since there have been 'sightings'.  I feel sorry for her - I do.  She's got to be a bit mentally ill - I would think by her behavior that she's quite lonely.  If you don't know what we are talking about - if you are new - you might want to read about the Fake Accent Lady here.  Law, I hope she never signs up for one of my baking classes! 

Question #45
Brenda asks:

Well just because I would feel left out if I did not ask at least one question. What is your favorite color? Oh one more....What is the favorite plant/flower you grow?

My favorite color is green.  Everything in my house is green. Almost all of my clothes are green.  I have to be careful when I shop-I'm always immediately drawn to anything green!  My favorite flower - dear - that is like picking a favorite child, or a chicken.  Hmmm......I don't think I can answer that.  It happens to be whatever is blooming at the moment.  I must say daisies make me extra happy.  I love anything that blooms profusely.

Question #46
Joycee asks:

Do you have a secret ambition that lies deep in your heart?

I would have to say it's to answer all of my emails on a timely basis.  At this point - that's what it feels like - a secret ambition!  Joycee - if I tell my secret ambition - well it's not a secret anymore!  I'm going to do it - I'm going to spit it out.  My secret ambition is to be super fit - to be able to run a marathon, or do some other endurance sport.  It's not too late yet-perhaps if I would become obsessed with working out, instead of German pastries, I'd be on the right track.

Question #47
Fran asks:

Where do you get all of your energy and motivation? I am envious of all you accomplish. You are a wonder!

Oh dear - a wonder huh?  I'm not sure where I get all of my energy - I'd like to know - cause I feel the need for more lately!  I've always been a bit driven about things that strike my fancy.  I burn out quickly on things and then move on.  I learn it - and move on.  Wish I was more about sticking with things - but I'm not.  Seems I have this insatiable desire to know HOW to do things.  That seems to give me the energy to carry on.  I do tend to crash and burn though - so I'm not sure it's a good thing to be like me - how I long to be balanced.

Question #48
Cheryl asks:

Bacon is $3.00 a lb. and up!
What do you think of that? ARGH!!!

I don't like it one bit!  The blessed pork belly was over $3 a pound at the meat market.  I'm going to sound like a smoker now - I'll quit eating it when it gets to $5 a pound.  Ya.  Right.

Question #49
debbyrose asks:

How many hours of sleep do you get a night? I think MUCH less than me cause you get way more done in a day than I do.

Well - that varies as much as our weather does dear Debbyrose.....I try for a good seven to eight hours.  Saturday night I got three - thanks to hormones - sometimes I get ten.  I guess it all balances out.  I sleep more than you'd think.  I just never stop moving once I am up.  Now that I'm staying off the computer more, it's 'ridikerous' how much I can get done!

I'm just going to answer five at a time - this is a lot of drivel.
Have a most wonderful Monday!


  1. ah yes, to be fit...just a dream for me anymore! I set here this morning with my good buddy "knee brace" on. Weekend ski trip? Hiking Kilanmanjaro(sp.)? No, I just went shopping with my grandson over the weekend. Me parts are wearing out!

  2. Now you see, Jayme, it's all how you look at things. When you got the sign about number 53 you should have immediately pulled in to a store and purchased a lottery ticket!

    Your Friend,

  3. I will be expecting my Jayme "drivel" by 8:00 am in the morning, thank you very much. I hope you have a wonderful day Jayme-dear!

  4. Jayme,
    It seems you have lots of readers waiting for the next set of answers, include me, please!
    I am so glad you have stayed off the computer to do as you please, that's important! I know some bloggers post every day and I think that must be hard. I have
    3 sons and I work 4 days a week so I really don't have the time to have a blog. I wish I lived closer I would love to be in your baking class. Good luck with getting more sleep. I also suffer at times with insomnia-must be my hormones-or lack of, ha!
    Thanks for all your posts.

  5. Jayme,
    It seems you have lots of readers waiting for the next set of answers, include me, please!
    I am so glad you have stayed off the computer to do as you please, that's important! I know some bloggers post every day and I think that must be hard. I have
    3 sons and I work 4 days a week so I really don't have the time to have a blog. I wish I lived closer I would love to be in your baking class. Good luck with getting more sleep. I also suffer at times with insomnia-must be my hormones-or lack of, ha!
    Thanks for all your posts.

  6. Regarding #44...
    Have you spotted her driving a Chevy Cheyenne?? ;/

  7. Jayme, I'd love to share some of my German recipes with you. Do you own a kitchen scale that weighs in grams? All German recipes are in grams and milliliters and I'd have to convert them if you didn't have the scale.
    I've been talking to my husband about volunteering at Burritt, to me it would be so much fun. Right now I'm really excited about the hearth cooking class - can't wait.
    Have a great day!

  8. Love the insight!!!! When are you going to put your blog into a book? A page a day and my smile would be on all day long!!!

  9. I am so mad about the price of bacon! It's KILLING me over here.
    Are you serious about being a'skered of the number 53? what the?

  10. You made me laugh out loud.... Loved the UNWELL post as well....

    Warm blessings,

  11. Humm...I turn 53 this year. I don't expect I'll get a visit from you until I turn 54. :}

  12. Fun reading. Each time you blog I learn more fun things about you. Very interesting.

  13. Loved all your answers...and, of course, I had to go back and watch the video of the Fake Accent Lady AGAIN! lol There's just something about her...I can just feel it...something about her...I can just feel it. Hugs- Diana

  14. Are you a fan of Herbie the Love Bug? Car 53 where are you?? I think it may mean you are going to star in a movie. Or maybe someone left you a huge inheritance at a Fifth Third bank and you need to claim it. Silver linings girlie!

  15. Catching up! Wow...did I miss a LOT of drivel or what? Can't do without that. It's my weekly dosage of Laughter and Feel-Good- Warm-Giggly-Out-Loud guffawing at all your amazing real life funnies...
    Somehow my computer messed up and I wasn't getting feeds. But I fixed it! yay. Fifty Three will be good. you'll see. It's just what you step into after 52 and the pathway to an even better 54!!!
    Just happened to be a number you saw a lot of one day... Hugs to you my funny bloggy sis!!! love visiting ...always! We were out of beef last week and I was out...Kam made Bacon Spaghetti and his big sis said it was AWESOME! :-)

  16. Think of you often with Aaron in school when I am just beginning my homeschool journey!! Still looking for you in our area, as you do live close....but then I am not much of a looker I guess....with your pics i could find it. You are such a celebrity....jan

  17. 53.
    Okay, I was going to do this - you guessed it - fifty three times, but I'm already out.

  18. Jayme, I surely hope I don't turn into that woman. Cause I might have fretted at the lady on the cell phone myself for ruining a perfectly good garden-looking day with silly "one way" chatter! I've begun to look at cell phones as beastly. Maybe I'll become the cat lady in the house at the end of the road. I'm sort of a hermit anyways. I'm a little behind. Been off the "puter" getting things done!

  19. Answering questions for a post is a great idea... and fun too read too. I'll have to come back and read the rest when my back stops hurting. Glad to know that taking time away from the computer is working out. Gives me hope.

  20. Jayme two things:

    First thing... I think we must have secretly been twins who were separated at birth. Add another thing to the ever growing list of things we are alike in ~ the color green. As a color I like it because it reminds me of nature and growth. Leaves and grasses, trees and forests and favorite green smells like pine needles and Hop vine flowers mmmmmmmm...

    Do-du-do-du... (ok, leaving the Twilight Zone)

    Second thing... We are now entering area 5*. I was afraid of that number as an AGE. My dad died of cancer at that age. I am now 56 so I guess I passed the test huh? We can let ourselves be freaked out about a lot of things, but really we work it out and get through it in the end. I liked your happier thoughts on the number, that at becoming that age you will have the greatest year of your life!

    What a great thing to look forward to!


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