Category: Saturday Memes

A Bit Of Me

Good morning all!!  As you know, the eastern United States is preparing for a very unwelcome visitor, named Irene.  Some have already been affected and others, like my family, are preparing for this storm.  To those affected, please stay safe!!!  As far as us, we are in the direct path and have been told we could be without power for days due to the high winds and downed power lines.  So if you don’t see me online, you know why.  We are supposed to get the worse part sometime tomorrow but can get the outer ring rains starting later tonight.
On a better note, I think I have finally figured out the glitch in Sunday’s Shining Star.  So my question to you, since next week is labor day and many have end of summer cookouts, plans with family and friends, should I restart the event on September 11th or start it next week?  Again, though it will depend if I have access to my laptop.
Also today is the last day for A Bit Of Me and I do love my memes.  Does anyone know of any other memes for Saturdays that I haven’t come across yet? Suggestions will be appreciated.
Again, to all blogging buddies in the path of Irene, please stay safe, have your book, book lights, candles EReaders charged, I know I do.  There are priorities for a reader lol. 

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Hosted by Danielle at There’s A Book

From Danielle’s blog:
We all leave our “footprint” on the world, in one way or another. We each, individually, do something or are someone that makes the world a little better just by being here. I created this weekly meme to get to know the blogging community I love just a bit better. To know what makes them tick, outside of books, that is. Each week I will post a question to be answered in the following week’s “A Bit of Me(Me)”. Check back each Saturday to get the info for next week’s post and link up with your current post right here.
This week’s question: 

the Last Question for A Bit of Me(Me) at least for awhile: What’s been the best part of participating and/or do you have a favorite question you loved answering?Read more: http://www.theresabook.com/2011/08/a-bit-of-meme-its-beginning-to-look-a-lot-like/#ixzz1VZ8q2dPE

As you can see by today’s question, this will be the final week of A Bit Of Me.  And true to form, Danielle has asked what has been the best part.  I have teased her since participating in her weekly meme how she always asks to “name one” or “the favorite”, etc.   And every week, I never played by the rules and answered with more than one answer.  But today I will follow her rules.  
The best part: being a part of the Saturday A Bit Of Me Weekly Meme.
Danielle, you have been a fantastic host.  It amazed me at the variety of questions you asked week after week.  I enjoyed trying to find the images to go along with the questions then hopping around to see those who participated and seeing their answers and images.  I will miss these Saturday morning visits but I also understand how much time it takes to host.  So a BIG thank you for all of your hard work!!!!!!

A Bit Of Me

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Hosted by Danielle at There’s A Book From Danielle’s blog:
We all leave our “footprint” on the world, in one way or another. We each, individually, do something or are someone that makes the world a little better just by being here. I created this weekly meme to get to know the blogging community I love just a bit better. To know what makes them tick, outside of books, that is. Each week I will post a question to be answered in the following week’s “A Bit of Me(Me)”. Check back each Saturday to get the info for next week’s post and link up with your current post right here.
This week’s question:  Do you have a favorite holiday? Which one?Read more: http://www.theresabook.com/category/a-bit-of-meme/#ixzz1VOtjUl8A
For 23 years, my favorite holiday was Christmas Eve.  The Italian custom is to have a 7 fish dish supper and for 23 years, I hosted that.  It became a 4 day tradition with my boys.  The day before school officially let out for Christmas vacation, I would keep my youngest son home from school and we would go grocery shopping for Christmas Eve.  Then come home and clean the house.  The following day, pick up the fish and start cleaning it and preparing the food that was on our menu.  It would take 2 full days of preparation and cooking.  Christmas Eve we would have a sit down dinner with immediate family and close friends, approximately 20 people.  And then around 10pm  we had an “open house” until the wee hours into the morning with family and friends stopping by, eating leftovers, having coffee and, a couple of drinks and enjoying the company.  It became a tradition not only for my boys, but for their friends too.  And as they got older, the longer the night became lol.
Approximately 6 years ago I had to, and it was a disappointment to many including myself, I physically couldn’t do it anymore due to my back.  And in those 6 years, Christmas has changed. Now they are bittersweet.  I didn’t think being in the tail end of the baby boomers, issues like holidays would also be affected.
What about you?  What is your favorite holiday?


A Bit Of Me

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Hosted by Danielle at There’s A Book From Danielle’s blog:
We all leave our “footprint” on the world, in one way or another. We each, individually, do something or are someone that makes the world a little better just by being here. I created this weekly meme to get to know the blogging community I love just a bit better. To know what makes them tick, outside of books, that is. Each week I will post a question to be answered in the following week’s “A Bit of Me(Me)”. Check back each Saturday to get the info for next week’s post and link up with your current post right here.
This week’s question:  Do you have a favorite holiday? Which one?Read more: http://www.theresabook.com/category/a-bit-of-meme/#ixzz1VOtjUl8A
For 23 years, my favorite holiday was Christmas Eve.  The Italian custom is to have a 7 fish dish supper and for 23 years, I hosted that.  It became a 4 day tradition with my boys.  The day before school officially let out for Christmas vacation, I would keep my youngest son home from school and we would go grocery shopping for Christmas Eve.  Then come home and clean the house.  The following day, pick up the fish and start cleaning it and preparing the food that was on our menu.  It would take 2 full days of preparation and cooking.  Christmas Eve we would have a sit down dinner with immediate family and close friends, approximately 20 people.  And then around 10pm  we had an “open house” until the wee hours into the morning with family and friends stopping by, eating leftovers, having coffee and, a couple of drinks and enjoying the company.  It became a tradition not only for my boys, but for their friends too.  And as they got older, the longer the night became lol.
Approximately 6 years ago I had to, and it was a disappointment to many including myself, I physically couldn’t do it anymore due to my back.  And in those 6 years, Christmas has changed. Now they are bittersweet.  I didn’t think being in the tail end of the baby boomers, issues like holidays would also be affected.
What about you?  What is your favorite holiday?


A Bit Of Me

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Hosted by Danielle at There’s A Book

From Danielle’s blog:
We all leave our “footprint” on the world, in one way or another. We each, individually, do something or are someone that makes the world a little better just by being here. I created this weekly meme to get to know the blogging community I love just a bit better. To know what makes them tick, outside of books, that is. Each week I will post a question to be answered in the following week’s “A Bit of Me(Me)”. Check back each Saturday to get the info for next week’s post and link up with your current post right here.
This week’s question:  What’s one activity you’re looking forward to or that you’ve already done this summer?
Read more: http://www.theresabook.com/2011/08/a-bit-of-meme-tap-tap-tap/#ixzz1UG0eqqZI

First a caveat about Italian families if you aren’t familiar.  Close friends are considered family.  And in 3 weeks, there is a wedding, my bff’s son.  I met her when our oldest sons started HS together and both families became very close and have been friends ever since.  My oldest son, Paul, is in the wedding party, and my youngest son, Mark is coming home for the wedding and staying for the week.  We haven’t seen Mark since March so we are definitely looking forward to that.

However, last week, the Groom-to-be severely injured his arm, which has resulted in the need for major surgery asap, which is scheduled for this week, 2 weeks before the wedding.  He will be in complete immobilization for the day of the wedding.  They had plans to go to Hawaii on their honeymoon, which they have decided to cancel.  I am so upset for the kids.  Can you imagine?  Planning for a year, the gown, pictures, the venue, the band, etc etc and then this.  And of course, it’s his right hand so the poor kid is worried as to how will he put the ring on his bride, or how will he shake hands, or even dance with his new wife and Mom.  My bff and I, over this past year, have talked about all the tears we will shed, for happiness and for seeing these boys grow into men, and then this. 
But it will still be a beautiful wedding.  And the important thing is that they are entering into this marriage for all the right reasons and the vows they declare before God, will be taken seriously.  And the best part, both our families will be together to celebrate this union.  Three weeks and counting!!

A Bit Of Me

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Hosted by Danielle at There’s A Book

From Danielle’s blog:
We all leave our “footprint” on the world, in one way or another. We each, individually, do something or are someone that makes the world a little better just by being here. I created this weekly meme to get to know the blogging community I love just a bit better. To know what makes them tick, outside of books, that is. Each week I will post a question to be answered in the following week’s “A Bit of Me(Me)”. Check back each Saturday to get the info for next week’s post and link up with your current post right here.
This week’s question:  What’s one activity you’re looking forward to or that you’ve already done this summer?
Read more: http://www.theresabook.com/2011/08/a-bit-of-meme-tap-tap-tap/#ixzz1UG0eqqZI

First a caveat about Italian families if you aren’t familiar.  Close friends are considered family.  And in 3 weeks, there is a wedding, my bff’s son.  I met her when our oldest sons started HS together and both families became very close and have been friends ever since.  My oldest son, Paul, is in the wedding party, and my youngest son, Mark is coming home for the wedding and staying for the week.  We haven’t seen Mark since March so we are definitely looking forward to that.

However, last week, the Groom-to-be severely injured his arm, which has resulted in the need for major surgery asap, which is scheduled for this week, 2 weeks before the wedding.  He will be in complete immobilization for the day of the wedding.  They had plans to go to Hawaii on their honeymoon, which they have decided to cancel.  I am so upset for the kids.  Can you imagine?  Planning for a year, the gown, pictures, the venue, the band, etc etc and then this.  And of course, it’s his right hand so the poor kid is worried as to how will he put the ring on his bride, or how will he shake hands, or even dance with his new wife and Mom.  My bff and I, over this past year, have talked about all the tears we will shed, for happiness and for seeing these boys grow into men, and then this. 
But it will still be a beautiful wedding.  And the important thing is that they are entering into this marriage for all the right reasons and the vows they declare before God, will be taken seriously.  And the best part, both our families will be together to celebrate this union.  Three weeks and counting!!

A Bit Of Me

 

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Hosted by Danielle at There’s A Book

From Danielle’s blog:
We all leave our “footprint” on the world, in one way or another. We each, individually, do something or are someone that makes the world a little better just by being here. I created this weekly meme to get to know the blogging community I love just a bit better. To know what makes them tick, outside of books, that is. Each week I will post a question to be answered in the following week’s “A Bit of Me(Me)”. Check back each Saturday to get the info for next week’s post and link up with your current post right here.
This week’s question: At this very moment, which song makes your toes tap?
Read more: http://www.theresabook.com/2011/07/a-bit-of-meme-the-best-of-us/#ixzz1Tb4y471e

I’m probably going to show my age on this one but here goes.  I enjoy the music from the 70s/80s, what they called “disco”.  To me, it was music that did just what the question asks, it got your feet tapping, where you wanted to get up and dance, even to this day.  And I think it’s funny when my kids enjoy some of the music that my husband and I enjoyed “in our time”. 
 My oldest son, Paul who is now 27, a few years back, for his gf’s birthday, bought her tickets for a concert to see 2 bands that were touring together, Chicago (her favorite) and Earth, Wind and Fire (one of his favorites and mine).  When they got home, they were so excited, showing us pictures, telling us all about it and Paul’s words were “by far, the best concert I have ever been to.”.  The tour had been taped live and made into a CD and Paul went right out and bought it and it was watched many times and enjoyed.  A few months later, not knowing, Earth Wind and Fire were touring again but alone and close by, at Mohegan Sun Casino.   For my birthday, Paul and Heather gave me tickets to see them LIVE and Paul was right, the best concert ever!!!
So to answer today’s question it would be any song by Earth Wind and Fire but my favorite would be September.

So what gets your toes tapping?  What music wants to get you moving?

A Bit Of Me

 

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Hosted by Danielle at There’s A Book

From Danielle’s blog:
We all leave our “footprint” on the world, in one way or another. We each, individually, do something or are someone that makes the world a little better just by being here. I created this weekly meme to get to know the blogging community I love just a bit better. To know what makes them tick, outside of books, that is. Each week I will post a question to be answered in the following week’s “A Bit of Me(Me)”. Check back each Saturday to get the info for next week’s post and link up with your current post right here.
This week’s question: At this very moment, which song makes your toes tap?
Read more: http://www.theresabook.com/2011/07/a-bit-of-meme-the-best-of-us/#ixzz1Tb4y471e

I’m probably going to show my age on this one but here goes.  I enjoy the music from the 70s/80s, what they called “disco”.  To me, it was music that did just what the question asks, it got your feet tapping, where you wanted to get up and dance, even to this day.  And I think it’s funny when my kids enjoy some of the music that my husband and I enjoyed “in our time”. 
 My oldest son, Paul who is now 27, a few years back, for his gf’s birthday, bought her tickets for a concert to see 2 bands that were touring together, Chicago (her favorite) and Earth, Wind and Fire (one of his favorites and mine).  When they got home, they were so excited, showing us pictures, telling us all about it and Paul’s words were “by far, the best concert I have ever been to.”.  The tour had been taped live and made into a CD and Paul went right out and bought it and it was watched many times and enjoyed.  A few months later, not knowing, Earth Wind and Fire were touring again but alone and close by, at Mohegan Sun Casino.   For my birthday, Paul and Heather gave me tickets to see them LIVE and Paul was right, the best concert ever!!!
So to answer today’s question it would be any song by Earth Wind and Fire but my favorite would be September.

So what gets your toes tapping?  What music wants to get you moving?

A Bit Of Me

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Hosted by Danielle at There’s A Book From Danielle’s blog:

We all leave our “footprint” on the world, in one way or another. We each, individually, do something or are someone that makes the world a little better just by being here. I created this weekly meme to get to know the blogging community I love just a bit better. To know what makes them tick, outside of books, that is. Each week I will post a question to be answered in the following week’s “A Bit of Me(Me)”. Check back each Saturday to get the info for next week’s post and link up with your current post right here.
This week’s question:  Who is the person you admire the very most?
Read more: http://www.theresabook.com/2011/07/a-bit-of-meme-sleepy-saturdays/#ixzz1Swr2Yezc

Danielle posts the questions for “A Bit Of Me” a week in advance and usually I come up with the answers right away because they are fun questions.  This week was different.  A lot of thought went into this question.  My first thoughts were family members and famous individuals, however, there was also a group of individuals that also came to mind but I didn’t know their names except for maybe 1 or 2.  Not only did I not know their names,   but there are so many of them and again, I have only met 1 or 2 of them.  Who do I admire the most?  The young men and women in our military, who have selflessly given their lives for our freedom.  They have left their families, so that we can enjoy ours.  They are true heroes!!!!

What about you?  Who do you admire most?