Opinions Wanted

It’s Friday, which often means Friday Favorites here on the blog. “Usually” I post things that are my favorites.

But today, the topic is your favorite things.

In September, I’ll be going back to writing all new posts. My goal is to have the blog be as interesting as possible for you, and so I think it’s a good idea for me to get your feedback now and then.

In light of that, would you mind offering your opinion by answering any or all of the following questions? Thank you so much!


1. I especially like it when Crystal writes about ______. (You can list more than one thing here.)

2. Posts about _____ are not as interesting to me.

3. Please consider adding posts about ________. I’m really interested in that.

4. A blog should be humorous, sometimes. True or False

5. If I have commented on a post, I usually come back to see if there’s been a reply to my comment. True or False

6. Now and then, I enjoy posts with recipes. True or False

7. I would consider emailing Crystal a photo of my pet, or a favorite “toy”, or favorite meal I prepared, or a project I’m working on, to share with the whole group. True or False


Everyone is getting an “A” on this test! 😉 There are no wrong answers here.

Happy weekend, Kids!! I’ll be in the middle of preparations for my parents’ 60th wedding anniversary party, which is coming up very soon.

See ya Monday!

Smiles and hugs,


Don’t Mention It

Some days, life is just the same old, same old . . .

You know – nothing exciting going on. It’s been that way here for the last few days. I’m not complaining at all. I actually like it when things are relatively calm. The problem is that “calm” sometimes means it’s tough to come up with a new blog post . . .

I decided not to mention that I went to the dentist on Friday and I could almost see the dollar signs in his eyes as he said the word “crown”.

I decided not to mention that I popped into a local bead store to buy a tool I needed and couldn’t resist buying a couple of strands of pretty beads – even though I have my own bead shop with lots of gorgeous beads!

I decided not to mention that I wasn’t in the mood to make dinner on Sunday night – so I picked up one of those rotisserie chickens at the deli counter of our supermarket. I hesitated because the last couple of times I bought one, it wasn’t very good. But this time, it was extra delicious! Maybe they had complaints?

I decided not to mention that we recently saw the movie, “It’s Complicated”. Did we like it? Well… it’s complicated. 😉 (In other words, wait until it’s on TV, for free.)

I decided not to mention that unless somebody invents a 28-hour day very soon, I am never going to get caught up on what I want to do, should do, and have to do!

I decided I *must* mention that I have the nicest, smartest, most interesting blog readers – anywhere!

It’s true. 😀