Tuesday 4: Questions

Welcome to Tuesday 4 in honor of Toni Taddeo. Thank you Annie for these questions.

1. Do you have a favorite movie to recommend? There are many films I enjoy. For American made Drama, one of the finest, most profound movies ever made is The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946). Another good drama that’s an interesting study in human nature is Lifeboat (1944) by Alfred Hitchcock. For Comedy, I enjoy The Cheap Detective (1978). It helps if one enjoys old Humphrey Bogart movies for this one, which I do because this film is a parody of those and other old detective stories. More good clean comedies are: Radioland Murders (1994), What’s Up Doc (1972), and Young Frankenstein (1974). I like Musicals too. I think my favorite is Music Man (1962). But there’s also, My Fair Lady (1964). They are always an enjoyable watch. Then there’s the old Sci-Fi/Horror films that can be cheesy fun. Every Saturday between chores I’ll give one a watch. One of my old-time fav’s is Gargoyles (1972). That one scared me and my then boyfriend good! 😬 Wasn’t funny then but we laughed about how silly we had been later. 😅
And then there’s Westerns … I could go on and on about my favorite films and I haven’t even touched on the massive British options with all these genres. There are so many that are in my DVD collection that I never tire of watching. It would take all afternoon to list them all. I’ll spare y’all that. 😉

2. Do you have a schedule for your day or do you wing it? Sometimes I schedule. Most of the time I wing it, or, more like wing and prayer it. 🦋 😀

3. What are you eating/cooking lately? All keto baby. All the way. (No refined sugar or flour, low carbs, high in protein, intermittent fasting.) I don’t ever want to being overweight with heart palpations, blood sugar spikes or mysterious aches and pains again. Things aren’t perfect but it’s certainly better than spending all my days in doctors offices loaded down with their prescription poison. No thanks! It’s such an easy way to eat. We eat so good now and the food tastes wonderful now that I’m not a sugar addict anymore. Plus, I figured we’re also saving hundreds of dollars on the food bill, medicines and medical procedures. Our expenses are way down. Steve has already given up two of his medicines (under a doctors care). He’s doing great too. I’m so proud of him.

4.  Do you surf on your computer? Tell us about it, won’t you? You mean like spend hours aimlessly wandering around on the ‘net? No. Haven’t done that since the internet was new and we all had dial-up. I do spend a couple of hours a week working on our family genealogies, reading other blogs or reading some posts on FaceBook. I’ve been trying to stay away from news and politics almost entirely. I use the internet for all our streaming of old movies and TV shows on YouTube. Then there is a FaceBook video feature where I like watching the home improvement, furniture renovations, gardening tips, and keto cooking video’s that are posted there. I get all kinds of cool ideas for from them, much to my husband’s chagrin, I’m sure.

Thanks for joining in. I will try to visit other blogs now that life has calmed down a bit here. I always thought being retired we would have more time. Not so! Seems like I’m busier than ever. 💫 I may have to get a job just so I can relax. 😂 I hope your day is blessed.

Tuesday 4: So Tell Me

Thank you Annie for keeping this going!

Let’s talk about you …

1. Music. What kind of music do you enjoy? I’m fairly eclectic in that regards. My tastes run to Classical but not Opera. Can’t take all that caterwaulin’, which is funny ’cause in two of my favorite British series, Inspector Morse and Endeavor, that’s his favorite music. I also like some of the 1970s “soft rock” by the groups Bread, The Monkees, and others. And I’m also been known to listen to the crooners like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Perry Como, etc. Are you musical? Once Upon A Time I could sing fairly well. I was classified as a Second Alto in Concert Choir. I had range, tone, and pitch, according to our teacher in High School. I loved singing in public. Not the least bit shy about public performances. But after some much needed neck surgery in 2009, I lost all that range and pitch. I’m sure I sound like someone dragging a rake across concrete now. My hearing is failing too from shooting, hunting, motorcycling, SCUBA diving, and more or it’s all part of aging process.

2. Travel. Where have we been? Pretty much all over America (except the Left coast), and a teeny tiny part of Canada around Niagara Falls and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico on a tour bus. What’s your favorite destination(s)? The Texas Hill Country and western South Carolina. I could totally live in SC. Such a great State with scenic roads, pristine woods, historical stops, lovely Southern architecture, good food, low gas prices, and the natives are friendly. 😉 We looked into moving to somewhere around Gaffney awhile back but decided to hunker down where we are for now.

3. Occupations. Did you end up working at what you wanted to be? I had no aspirations or goals growing up except to get that diploma, graduate High School 🎓 and get out of what was then my current situation. My adopted father was not a nice guy. And my second step-mother, God love her, was diagnosed as being manic-depressive. My nerves were shot by the time I was 18. It ruined my reproductive health which was a contributing factor in preventing me from having children. Jesus 😍 has since healed the hurt but the physical damage was already done. In rapid secession I had been handed that sheepskin, I was kicked out of the house, and since I had no confidence in my abilities to survive as a single adult, I married too young. Subsequently, I slid into Bookkeeping and Secretarial work purely by chance. Despite all the twists, turns and out-right crashes, I feel that God has blessed me beyond measure. He is a God of 2nd chances. 😉 I enjoyed all my jobs. There are no regrets, but ... Do you wish you’d done something else, if so, what? etc. Later in life, after I got my head screwed on better, I think I would have enjoyed being a motorcycle mechanic. I like fixing things. Or perhaps be a pilot. I love flying, especially in helicopters.

4. How do you keep from being bored? Bored? Moi? There’s too much to do and too many people to annoy. 😜 I enjoy the life God has granted me. Very seldom do I endure boredom. I guess growing up an only child I know how to entertain myself. Anywho, if I do find myself with “nothing to do”, I work on our genealogies, blog, read a good book, clean or work outside when the weather is nice. Owning a house with property there’s always something that needs done.

From Annie: Thank you for joining in each week. You have made this such a wonderful experience and I know Toni, in whose memory we continue, would be pleased as punch.

Now, aren’t you glad you asked or is this a TMI moment? (⊙.⊙) Thanks for stopping by! 😁

A Heartfelt Prayer

A part of my morning devotional is dedicated to reading a chapter in Psalms. Today, as I read Psalm 83 He really touched my heart. I read it again but this time as intended: a prayer in the form of a song. My heartfelt request is for all those who profess Jesus Christ as their personal LORD and Saviour would please pray this prayer for America and the world in general. The G7 Summit is this weekend, or very soon, but we are in deep trouble folks. Pray that all the wickedness the devil worshiping Left wants to inflict on us and others falls apart. Their plans become like the sand on the beach and are washed out to sea never to take root. Please, pray for us. We are in grave danger from their harmful plans. May God’s will be done, of course, and may it please Him to forgive us our sins and protect us. The devil is on the prowl looking for victims. God bless you for praying.

Psalm 83

A song. A psalm of Asaph.

O God, do not remain silent;
    do not turn a deaf ear,
    do not stand aloof, O God.
See how your enemies growl,
    how your foes rear their heads.
With cunning they conspire against your people;
    they plot against those you cherish.
“Come,” they say, “let us destroy them as a nation,
    so that Israel’s name is remembered no more.”

With one mind they plot together;
    they form an alliance against you—
the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites,
    of Moab and the Hagrites,
Byblos, Ammon and Amalek,
    Philistia, with the people of Tyre.
Even Assyria has joined them
    to reinforce Lot’s descendants.

Do to them as you did to Midian,
    as you did to Sisera and Jabin at the river Kishon,
10 who perished at Endor
    and became like dung on the ground.
11 Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb,
    all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
12 who said, “Let us take possession
    of the pasturelands of God.”

13 Make them like tumbleweed, my God,
    like chaff before the wind.
14 As fire consumes the forest
    or a flame sets the mountains ablaze,
15 so pursue them with your tempest
    and terrify them with your storm.
16 Cover their faces with shame, Lord,
    so that they will seek your name.

17 May they ever be ashamed and dismayed;
    may they perish in disgrace.
18 Let them know that you, whose name is the Lord—
    that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.