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29th-Sep-2017 03:15 pm
James - silhouette
I am (as aver) sorry that I (again) disappeared. The flu that started at the beginning of this month is still with me. I have spent the last 2 - 3 weeks sleeping. Over the last couple of days I have been able to stay awake during the day, so progress is being made; however I am still sleep a minimum of 12 hours overnight. Jiffy is happy to have me around, and as he loves sleeping he is quite happy to snooze the days away. I feel guilty about the work missing me, and I have missed a few birthdays here ... so all in all I have had a fuzzy time!!

On another note it is weird to think that it was 2 years ago today that Mum died. Can't believe that it's been that long, but as Brenda pointed out when she text me this morning, Mum is still very much alive in our hearts and minds.

I am not around much, but had spotted this meme that kazzy_cee and hobbituk have been doing. I liked the look of it, but have recently started too many memes only to abandon them. However manoah has done the whole thing today so thought I would also give it a go .....



1.) Are your parents married or divorced?
Mum and Dad were married in March 1952, and parted 2 years ago today when Mum died. They were both well enough to celebrate their 60th, so that was a special family day.

2.) Are you a vegetarian?
Sorry, no, I like my meat (am having a pork casserole this evening!)

3.) Do you believe in Heaven?
YES - My parents & Grandparents are there ... one day I will join them. (I also believe in Hell)

4.) Have you ever come close to dying?
Yes - day before my 21st .... I was hit on the back wheel of my bike by a taxi doing 40mph.  Luckily a judo breakfall saved my life.

5.) What jewellery do you wear?
I love  jewellery.  When not at work I wear a minimum of 7 rings, 2 or 3 bracelets, a necklace and earings ... and a watch.  At work I always have one ring on (not the wedding band as stated, oviously), at present it is a ring I bought Mum and she wore for about 15 years, and now it's on my little finger.

6.) Favourite time of day?
Anytime

7.) Do you eat the stems of broccoli?
Yes.

8. Do you wear makeup?
As with jewelry, I'm finding I don't wear as much, usually a swipe of mascara. If I'm going out (not a fancy party) I wear powder foundation, concealer, a neutral eye shadow, mascara and lip balm. Moreso if it's a fancy party.

9.) Ever had plastic surgery?
No (although I have silicon in one eye after a retinal repai)

10.) Do you colour your hair?
Used to.

11.) What do you wear to bed?
Nothing, unless I am away, then pj's.

12.) Have you ever done anything illegal?
I may have broken the speed limit once (or more)

13.) Can you roll your tongue?
Yes

14.) Do you tweeze your eyebrows?
When needed

15.) What kind of sneakers?
I am wearing boring Navy ones ... but do have a pair with flowers and sequins on!

16.) Do you believe in abortions?
Not personally - but women should be allowed the freedom to decide for themselves.

17.) What is your natural hair colour?
Grey, and silver!

18.) Do you have any children?
Does Jiffy count?

19.) Do you snore?
Was tested for sleep apnoea when we had new equipment at work and was told that when I sleep on my back I do.

20.) If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?
USA, Greece or Italy

21.) Do you sleep with stuffed animals?
Jiffy!

22.) If you ever won the lottery, what would you do first?
I don't gamble - but I would give money to my nephews for trust so that they have a start in their future.  If it were large I would give up work.

23.) Gold or silver?
Yes please!

24.) Hamburger or hot dog?
Hamburger.

25.) If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Tomatoes

26.) City, beach, or country?
City

27.) What was the last thing you touched?
My glass of water (well I suppose the computer keyboard as I type!)

28.) Where did you eat last?
Home - lunch..

29.) When's the last time you cried?
Sadly over 2 years ago ... I know that as since Mum died I seem to have shut down many of my emotions

30.) Do you read blogs?
LiveJournal.

31.) Do you ever go out dressed like the opposite sex?
Well our uniform at work are actually uni-sex  In fact, as I have long legs, my trousers are technically mens!

32.) Ever been involved with the police?
Only when I had the accident

33.) What's your favourite shampoo?
Whatever is cheep

34.) Do you talk in your sleep?
Don't think so (I shall ask Jiffy)

35.) Ocean or pool?
If the sea is calm and fish free, with a sandy floor, then yes.  But I do swim 2 - 3 times a week at the gym (although haven't gone for about a month.

36.) What's your favourite song at the moment?
Nothing

38.) Window seat or aisle?
Aisle

39.) Have you ever met anyone famous?
James.

40.) Do you feel that you've had a truly successful life?
Pretty good.

41.) Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it?
Twirl.

42.) Ricki Lake or Oprah?
No thanks

43.) Basketball or Football?
Nither thanks

44.) How long do your showers last?
3 - 5 minutes.

45.) Cake or ice cream?
Depends, but basically ice-cream.

46 Huh

47.) Are you self-conscious?
Yes

48.) Have you ever drank so much you threw up?
No

49.) Have you ever given money to a tramp?
No.

50.) Have you been in love?
No

51) Where do you wish you were?
How I feel at present I am happy where I am.

52.) Are you wearing socks?
Not at present.

53.) Have you ever ridden in an ambulance?
Yes, twice.  Once after the accident (above); and the other when I de-gloved one of my fingers 10 years ago

54.) Can you tango?
Can't dance at all

55.) Last gift you received?
A get-well card from work

56.) Last sport you played?
Gym, 3-ish weeks ago

57.) Things you spend a lot of money on?
Holidays

58.) Where do you live?
Exeter, Devon, England

59.) Where were you born?
Ilford, Essex

60.) Last wedding attended?
A friend's about 10 years ago ... at Hallowean

61.) Favourite fast food restaurant?
McDonalds

62 is another missing question.

63.) Most hated food?
Offal, fish

64.) What's your least favourite chore?
Cleaning the bathroom.

65.) Can you sing?
No, although I love singing in Church.

66.) Last person you instant messaged?
Brenda this morning

67.) Last place you went on holiday?
USA in July

68.) Favorite regular drink?
Water, week blackcurrant squash, English tea

69.) Current crush?
(Still) James

70.) Do you want people to do this meme?
If they want - up to them
Comments 
29th-Sep-2017 02:59 pm (UTC)
This flu is certainly dragging on. I hope you're 100% soon.
15th-Oct-2017 10:39 am (UTC)
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you - flu floored me for a month, and even over the ensuing 10 days I move slowly and steady .... to try and be a good girl!
29th-Sep-2017 06:46 pm (UTC)
Hope you feel better soon.

I like this meme, it's like a getting to know you thing.
15th-Oct-2017 10:40 am (UTC)
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you - flu floored me for a month, and even over the ensuing 10 days I move slowly and steady .... to try and be a good girl!

I like doing these memes as they make you think about yourself.
30th-Sep-2017 10:53 pm (UTC)
Get well soon!

I enjoyed reading your answers. Holidays are a good thing to spend money on!
15th-Oct-2017 10:46 am (UTC)
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you - flu floored me for a month, and even over the ensuing 10 days I move slowly and steady .... to try and be a good girl!

I like doing these memes as they make you think about yourself. I have always loved sight-seeing, so a holiday is certainly the way to go (or more than one!!)
1st-Oct-2017 06:52 pm (UTC)
Two years already! ((hugs))

Hope you get over this flu soon my dear
15th-Oct-2017 10:41 am (UTC)
Thank you - hugs you back. Hope things are getting on OK for you and you mum .... and all the family.

That flu floored me for a month, and even over the ensuing 10 days I move slowly and steady .... to try and be a good girl!
3rd-Oct-2017 01:24 am (UTC)
*hugs*
Hope you'll feel better soon (flu). Reminds me to check with my doc about flu shots.
15th-Oct-2017 10:42 am (UTC)
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you - flu floored me for a month, and even over the ensuing 10 days I move slowly and steady .... to try and be a good girl!

Yes, I am due my next one as soon as I am 100%
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