Name Game

Wanna play a game? ๐Ÿ˜‰

The way this works is that you use the first letter of your name to find a word for each of the following:

(I’ll start!)

Your Name โ€“ Crystal
Four letter word โ€“ coat
Boyโ€™s name โ€“ Charlie
Girlโ€™s name โ€“ Cinderella
Occupation โ€“ carpenter
Color โ€“ charcoal
Beverage โ€“ coca cola
Something found in a bathroom โ€“ counter
A Place โ€“ Cape Cod
Reason for being late โ€“ car trouble
Food โ€“ cereal
Something you shout โ€“ Come on in!

Ok, now it’s your turn! ๐Ÿ˜€



Jump Start the Week

Good Monday to you!

How about a riddle?

Oh no, Crystal!
Do we have to start off the week with a riddle?

Aw, c’mon . . .
I promise this one is kinda cute and I’ll put the solution at the bottom of the post, ok? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Wedding Card


A cozy nook,
A charming Belle
A gallant Beau
Then all is well.

A diamond ring, then very soon –
Both off to church
Then honeymoon. ๐Ÿ™‚



10 Silly Questions

Hey Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚

Let’s have a little fun, today.

Here are ten random questions.

I’ll answer them first, and then I’m hoping you’ll play along, too.

Just copy and paste a few – or the whole bunch – into the comments section; delete my answers, and write your own!

Ready? ๐Ÿ™‚

1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?

Closed. I like to see all drawers and cabinet doors closed as well. None of them are so neat that they should be on display!!

2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from the hotel?

Sometimes . . .
And when we buy new pillows, we remove the tags, too! Shhhh!

3. Do you like to use post-it notes?

I especially like the very small ones โ€“ they make great bookmarks! If you think youโ€™ll want to return to a specific spot in a book or magazine, place a post-it right there and find it easily next time!

4. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?

I assume this means the โ€œtopโ€ sheet, and my answer is “tucked in” – but only at the foot of the bed. (Iโ€™m old enough to remember a time when bottom sheets were not “fitted”. Boy, were they ever tough to keep tucked in!)

5. How many languages can you speak?

Two – English and French (4 years study)
I also studied Latin for 4 years. Contrary to popular belief, Latin offers many benefits to a student! For example, the majority of words in English (and other languages) can be traced back to Latin roots. If youโ€™ve learned Latin, itโ€™s much easier to decipher unfamiliar words that you encounter – including math and science terms.

6. Which are better Legos or Lincoln Logs?

Legos!!! The creative possibilities are endless!

7. Take a vitamin daily?

Most days, though we sometimes miss taking them on weekends if we’re really busy.

8. Wear slippers?

Oh yeah! The minute my feet cross the threshold โ€“ I take off my shoes and โ€œslipโ€ into those slippers. ๐Ÿ˜‰

9. First concert?

The Beach Boys โ€“ not only was I young then โ€“ so were they!!! lol

10. Can you swim well?
Yes. I learned very early, and I think thatโ€™s the key. They say swimming is the best exercise there is! By the way, who are โ€œtheyโ€, and how do they know so much? ๐Ÿ˜‰



It’s the little things…

Last month Paulette tagged her readers (those who were willing to play) to list:

“Six unimportant things that I love”

I’m always up for a good game, and even though I’ve already shown you some of my favorite things in previous posts, I think I can rustle up a few more. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So here we go in no particular order . . .

My Glass Slipper
Ever since I first saw Cinderella at the movies as a little girl, I have wanted a glass slipper of my very own! I found this one a couple of years ago – on sale no less! I don’t usually put anything in it. It looks pretty just glittering in the sunlight, but the necklace adds a little color for this photo.

Turtle Magnifying Glass
Because [I am getting older] they keep reducing the size of the print on everything, I keep this little guy right near my chair! He’s a real lifesaver sometimes.

Swiffer Duster
Honestly, I think this is the best invention ever! I have always thought of dusting as the worst chore. It seems that hours after you do it; more dust appears. I’ve spent years pushing the dust around, or so it seems. But, no more! This “swiffer” really attracts the dust and although I wouldn’t say that I now enjoy dusting – at least I don’t detest it quite so much. You may say they are expensive. I agree – they are for a piece of disposable paper/cloth, but I make them earn their keep!!! First, I use them for light dusting such as glass and china, and then for heavier dust – like on shelves, and finally when they are looking pretty dirty, I use them on the floor for spaces behind furniture or appliances. Whew, with all this talk you’d think I was dusting constantly. Believe me – I’m NOT! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Amethyst Crystal Rock
My oldest daughter, who shares my love of purple, gave this gorgeous piece to me for a gift. I love looking at all of the layers and the deep violet color is breathtaking as it sparkles and catches the light. I keep it on a bookshelf in our living room and it’s one of the few things in my home that I don’t mind dusting!


Trivet Tile
Over the years, whenever we went on vacation, I would often select a pretty tile as a souvenir. I’d look for something that would remind us of the place we were visiting. It was a relatively inexpensive item in most gift shops so it was perfect for a young family’s budget. Eventually I had collected a nice assortment of tiles that I could grab whenever I needed to place hot casserole dishes on the table or the counter. This particular tile is my favorite and I’d like to tell you why . . .

When my youngest daughter was in elementary school, her class went on a day trip to Newport, Rhode Island – a beautiful city by the sea with lots to see and do! She was so excited to have the chance to go and as we were getting her backpack ready the night before, I handed her some money to use for drinks and snacks, and I told her there would be enough money for her to buy a little something for herself from any gift shop they might visit. When she returned home after her big day she was full of details about her adventure. Then, with a twinkle in her eye, she handed me a paper bag that contained her purchase. Imagine my surprise as I pulled out this tile. I had wanted her to spend the money on herself, but she said that when she saw it, she thought of me.


Pottery Bird
Not sure when or where I bought him, but I’ve had him for a very long time. I love pottery and this plump little fella is beautifully made. He has a bisque finish with some rough texturing on the brown areas. Simple, but lovely.

So, that’s my list!

Are there any unimportant things that you love?


10 Truthful Things!

bluepansiesThe other day, Carol listed 10 truthful things about herself on her blog, and invited her readers to play along!

It sounded like fun, so here are mine. ๐Ÿ™‚

(List yours too, if you like!)

10 truthful things about me . . .

1. When I was young, I wanted to grow up to be a teacher.

2. I am still absolutely crazy about my wonderful, smart, funny, and handsome husband after 37 years! We were toddlers when we married.
OK, the toddler part is not true. ๐Ÿ˜‰

3. The first thing I do when I get home is put on my slippers!

4. My first “real” job (besides babysitting) was a summer job as a waitress. I was 15 years old and I rode my bike to work. It was 4 miles each way.

5. I wish I could play the piano.

6. I love to make things and have learned many different crafts. Itโ€™s so relaxing and thereโ€™s nothing more rewarding than having something pretty to show for your time. Spend an hour on laundry and the hamper is full immediately, it seems. But, spend an hour beading – and you have a bracelet!

7. I hate olives of any kind.

8. I love the internet. Itโ€™s like having a library in your home 24/7

9. I make a good hamburger. The chef at the restaurant where I worked as a kid taught me how to cook one. Since then, people have always remarked about how very good my hamburgers are. I think the secret is knowing the precise moment to take it off the heat – so that itโ€™s cooked, but still juicy.

10. I love reading all of the sweet and funny comments that are left on my blog. My readers are the best!