1. Last time you were ‘dressed to the nines’?
I guess it was when I had an interview and even then that wasn’t super dressy. Slacks, a nice black top with three quarter sleeves, decent shoes. I can’t think of a time I got dressed up more than that!
2. Something recently that had you on ‘cloud nine’?
I would say when I got offered this new job but that was fleeting because while yes, I was thrilled, I was also scared! But there was a moment there when I was getting it all going and realizing how much more secure I felt knowing I had reliable income again that I was pretty elated.
3. Tell us about a time, circumstance, experience, or decision you made where the saying ‘a stitch in time saves nine’ proved true.
I’m trying very hard to think of one and the only thing that comes to mind is putting the cover on the pool when I thought Hurricane Ian was coming our way. It shifted and didn’t hit up but now we already have it on!
4. A recipe you make that calls for exactly nine ingredients.
Wow, a tough one but I lucked out and my Mac and cheese is: noodles, butter, milk, flour, cheese, salt, pepper, cayenne, nutmeg. Now granted, I use 2 cheeses but it’s still CHEESE
5. This coming Friday is Veterans Day in the US of A. Will you mark the day in some way? Are you a veteran? If you live outside the US does your country have a day dedicated to celebrating veterans?
Probably not. If this tropical storm has petered out we may go to the fair but there’s no special for us; just vets get in free. We are not but all our grandparents served in some way. We know a few folks who served (my new boss included) and I’ll probably thank them for their service.
6. Insert random thought here:
There are so many posts I wanted to make on Facebook yesterday but I didn’t want to stoop to their levels so I refrained. I refrained from saying, “Guess that blood moon WAS a portent of things to come!” and “Gee it’s great to live in the RED state of Florida!” I know it’s silly and I have really tapered back on my political involvement, i.e. not read as much news and let it get me hot and bothered. But DeSantis did so many good things for us here, especially during covid, and I am glad he’s still our governor.
It’s easy to get wrapped up in “your team” but I don’t like to do that either. I vote for candidates that do things I believe in, whether they’re Rep, Dem, or non-partisan. It just so happens that a few more Republicans stand for my values, so there you have it. What I refuse to do is not look into the truth behind issues. I literally saw a post from a woman with three kids (!) and she said something like, “patiently waiting for people to vote so I won’t die during a medical procedure.” or something indicating that if she was in danger, they’d choose the baby over her. Read the facts; that does not happen. You have got to be kidding me. Also, she outed herself as super selfish in saying that. I’d choose a baby over myself any day!
So yes, today I have a lot of grading to do and I’m working with my senior editor to go over some basics of bills and what I do when I edit them. Then, I am only taking about a 20 min lunch so I can leave here and head to Crawfordville. My son’s first JV soccer game against Wakulla! He’s not starting but he thinks he’ll sub in. Hopefully! It’s going to be a long crazy day and there’s a tropical storm heading our way but happy Wednesday!