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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunday Stealing: Make a difference today...


Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on
WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent questions. You may have heard the expression, “honor among thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we try to credit the blog that we stole it from, if possible. We also provide a link to the victim's questions in our "Previous Victims" widget. (It's our way of saying "Thanks!") Sometimes we edit the original meme, to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, to select the best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from recently asked questions from a previously post. Cheers to all of us thieves!

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you'll like it... 😊

1.  What is the favorite piece of art you own.  
That would be this piece...though it's borrowed for now.  It's big and also behind glass. Sorry about the flash back.   I couldn't get it down off the wall to get rid of the glare.  The Cougar is taking a drink through a hole in the ice, on a snowy bank.

Bee's first place entry in the
Catalina Art Show
She was a Senior in High School
1.  The most expensive bill you paid last month.
Probably the Electric bill. 😳

3.  What’s the last thing you apologized for?
I find myself apologizing, a lot, for interrupting others.  I guess because there seems to have been a lot of things left unsaid when Elle was dying that it's gotten to my brain that things must be said when they skip across my consciousness, and before I forget them.  IDK... 😔

4.  If you could do today over, would you change anything?
I'd go out first thing in the morning when the sun is barely up, and work for a little bit pulling weeds in the garden. This would apply to every morning.  I can't be in the sun very much now.  

5.  What is the largest TV screen in your house?  
Ooo Story time!
When our 27 inch refused to break. Rho, one of my knitting buddies, even offered to come out and break it for me! Lol!.  
Soon enough, Dh and I were shopping at Costco one day.  And, in what had seemed to be a fit of insanity, Mr. Z. suddenly detoured into electronics and snagged a great big box off the racks.  It was a 46 inch Flat Screen TV.  It is the only size we could fit into our TV corner.  He must have been doing secret research because he knew exactly what he wanted.  We sold the old Sony to a lady who had rentals.  Those old Sony's were/are built to last!  That sucker was OLD!  The newer one is our one and only TV.  

6.  What did you buy today?
I haven't been even within yelling distance of any store today.  Oddly, neither has Mr. Z., who has to do all the food shopping!  I don't envy him THAT chore!

7.  I wish I had been closer in proximity to my girls.  I think we could have helped talk Elle into getting a test two years earlier that would have saved her sanity ( advanced cancer can make you psychotic- something they don't tell you) and, ultimately, her life.  Fourth stage colon cancer isn't curable.  We would have paid for the test, since it was, for her, not in the HMO guidelines to test people under 60.  Stupid, criminal HMOs. It would have been, "Elective" because of her then rotten insurance coverage.  One of the major "what ifs" in my life.  I'm saying to you, don't let them make you wait!  Go over their heads if you have to.  Make a BIG noise!

8.  How many photos did you take today?
I've taken four photos today.  The one up above and some others.  I now take them all day long. Particularly because of the BIG CLEAN OUT!  I need to know that progress is being made.  And, since finding my old Canon, my only true, working camera, I'm going to be taking even more. She's almost 17!  That's a long time for an early digital.

9.  Last thing you wanted and didn’t get.
I want new wide base board for this house.  We need them.  Right now we haven't got any at all.  Really I shouldn't whine.  Far too many people in the world haven't even got a house.  But, baseboards are the first thing to go in before I get too Freaking old to lift a paint brush, let alone climb a ladder.

10.  What was the last new thing you tried?
Instagram!  I love it!  There's just nothing like it on the Planet!  And as to Pinterest, I hate it.  They have clogged the image search, and locked up so many images.  I could bite them in several places, with menaces.  Ok, I finally got THAT brass monkey off my mind.  

11.  Who is your hero?
The man who rescued me from deep grief and sorrow.  Mr. Z.

12.  Today I feel really secure knowing our Justice Department is not just rolling over and playing dead!  They are kicking A** and taking names!

13.  Whose life did you make a difference in today?
Some little, bitty foxes.  They are being cared for by an amazing group of people in Louisiana.  If you are on Instagram, look up Amy Shutt's photo pages. She has the details.

14.  What would have made today perfect?
Oooo! oooo!  Let's do FANTASY !
I'd fly to Santa Cruz to be with our kids.  (I'd love to have a pilot and a Learjet at my disposal, as well as a random billionaire's bank account.)  I'd fly up early, buy a couple of houses for them with the tons of cash in the bank, order furniture to be delivered, pay for dinner for everyone, and fly back down.  Perfect day!  Oh, and I would also buy those base boards and pay someone to come in Wednesday week, and install them. That's a lot for one day!  Also, if you send me a request, I'd wire you some of that dough, too.  Spread the Wealth!  

15.  Did you thank anybody today?
Yes, I always thank Mr. Z. for all the cups of tea he makes me.

Bonus: If you were a Muppet, which would you be?
I'd be .......   Animal!!  I've always wanted to be crazy and play the drums!


  1. I'm having fun with everyone's Muppet choices!

    PS--find me in Instagram as Kwizgiver!

    1. The Muppet Question was great. It is a lot of fun.
      I will go look for you as soon as I get more work done and can relax!

  2. Bee certainly is a talented artist! That drawing is beautiful.
    Who can blame you for that attitude about needing to get things said?
    The insurance industry is going to have a lot to answer for one day. My father-in-law died of colon cancer and several of my husband's siblings have had polyps removed. Heredity plays a role, especially in males, so we were able to get him tested at 50, thank goodness. However when it comes to having his carotid arteries checked...even with a strong family history of clogged ones, the doctor had to lie about symptoms in order to get our insurance to cover a screening.
    I always liked Animal. :)

  3. Isn't animal fun? All the muppets are so much fun. Great caricatures of human "types".
    Thank you... Bee is an amazing artist. I wish she did more of her own stuff, but she does work in CAD for her company.

    About HMOs....When the conversation between Nixon and the President of the Board of Kaiser-Permanente was finally made public, I realized just why Nixon swung around and supported this sort of HMO. Health maintenance has not got a lot to do it. It's COST management, and Nixon endorsed it as, "good for Business". So, the guidelines are NOT set by doctors, they are set by the bean counters, and thus, the people pay and pay, and die and die. I hate HMOs, and all who sail with them.

  4. I hate our health care system, period. Anything that puts a dollar bill above a human life is spawn of Satan, Earth Mother. That's for the Animal video. It was helpful.

  5. I hate it, too. And yes, spawn of Satan is a good characterization of What we are up against. Smilers wielding knives. It was never meant to be anything good for workers, white or blue collar. That was patently obvious from the start.
    The thing is, we still have this arcane political system that can and is run for the benefit of oligarchs. They can't be trusted and yet, here we are, with little in the way of curbing it. So, everything that the good people who try to change it have attempted has been co-opted and smothered in its crib. I just don't see any way around their manipulations. Not in this weak democracy I don't.
    I'm glad the Animal video helped. We need more muppets in congress!


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