The ABC Meme

Good Tuesday afternoon, ladies! I hope you all had a wonderful, restful Labor Day. Just this morning I sent our dear siesta mama a quick text to see if she had any plans today (we hate to double up), because low and behold, we’ve been thinking of y’all all morning and since there were no immediate blog plans, I just knew it was perfect timing to post this fun meme. She just returned this weekend from filming at Life Today, so needless to say, we’re praying up some sweet rest for her.

What is a meme you ask? A meme is simply a “concept that spreads via the Internet.” So, please know that I simply saw this on another blog and decided it was a fun post for you, our dear siestas. Although I don’t know who originally came up with it, I still have to give credit where credit is due.

A. Age: 27

B. Bed size: A queen. My long legs tend to hang off anything smaller.

C. Chore that you hate: Hanging up clothes. Not washing or ironing, but hanging them up. I loathe it. I have been known to have neat piles of folded clothes around my room because I hate doing that so much. Oh, and I also cannot stand cleaning an upright shower. I learned that last week as I almost suffocated from the fumes while trying to accomplish this task.

D. Dogs: Oh, the puppies. I’ve only “owned” those that my roommates have had. Which have been Macy, Cohen and Cupcake. Three of the most different dogs you’ll ever meet. Growing up I only had a turtle that unfortunately ran away. And by “ran away”, I mean we left him in the yard one day while cleaning out his box and a day later (he was my older brother’s turtle, don’t blame me) after Brien remembered to get him, he was nowhere in sight. Poor buddy. His name was Norm. Short for Norman.

E. Essential start to your day: Waking up. That is essential. Seriously, though? I cannot get ready without listening to worship music. Ask my roommates.

F. Favorite color: It’s constantly changing, but is currently green. Or coral. And maybe red. See, I’m very fickle with my colors.

G. Gold or Silver: Both. I used to think Gold looked terrible on my skin tone, but currently gold is the “in thing” so I own a lot of gold costume jewelry which I wear often. However, silver is my go-to choice.

H. Height: My drivers license says 5’11. So I’m going with that.

I. Instruments you play: Since my mom has been a piano teacher my entire life, I play the piano. My skill set, however, is much less than hers. She’s the best of the best. : )

J. Job title: Media Assistant and Youth Specialist. If you’re going to friend the youth, you must know the media. ; )

K. Kids: Zero. Though I’d claim many as my own.

L. Live: Texas! I’m a proud Texan through and through. First family member born and raised here.

M. Mother’s name: Kristy Kay. Love her!

N. Nicknames: The most obvious one is Lindsee Lou. (Lou is not my middle name contrary to popular belief!) Lou. Loupers. Leddy. Lindslepie. (Thank you, Grandma, for that last one.)

O. Overnight hospital stays: Besides my birth, to date, this hasn’t happened. Praise God!

P. Pet peeves: When people drive crazy. It drives me nutty. (No pun intended.)

Q. Quote from a movie: I love me some Madea lines. “Heller? How u durnin?”, “Um, ner.” ,“Halleu-yer.” So funny.

R. Right or left handed: Right hand all the way!

S. Siblings: Two brothers. One older and one younger. I’m smack dab in the middle and the only girl. It’s not the worst gig in the world.

T. Time it takes you to get ready: Um, I’m tempted to lie here. I set my alarm for about two hours before I have to be anywhere. See “W”. I hate to be rushed.

U. Ultimate Vacation: Currently, that would have to be the Seychelles. Oh, to dream.

V. Vegetable you hate: Peas. Gross.

W. What makes you run late: The fact that I am really slow at everything I do makes me late. I enjoy taking my time and hate to be rushed. Those who know me personally can testify! I even eat slow. Therefore, I seem to never give myself enough time. Other than that, probably applying my mascara. Grin.

X. X-Rays you’ve had: Do my teeth count? Oh, and I think in the third grade I had my ankle x-rayed because I sprained it in P.E. That was unfortunate since I’m not sure I actually DID anything in P.E.

Y. Yummy food that you make: Listen, I don’t want to fool you into thinking I make all sorts of yummy food. Cooking is simply not one of my gifts. (But that could also be due to my lack of trying to cook yummy food.) My roommates could testify to that. However, I can make a mean Taco Ring. And I also have mastered the art of Nutella Rice Krispie Treats. (Added: See recipe and link below.)

Z. Zoo animal: It’s been a while since I’ve taken a trip to the zoo, so this is a little tough. But, I’m gonna have to go with penguins (I mean, have you watched them walk? Or waddle, better yet?), and monkeys. I love me a cute baby monkey.

What about y’all? Choose a letter and share it with us. Y’all have a great day!

*Nutella Rice Krispie Treats (Originally taken from here.)

6 cups Rice Krispies (or 3 cups Rice Krispies and 3 cups Chocolate Puffed Rice)
1 bag (10.5-oz) miniature marshmallows
¼ cup (2 ounces) unsalted butter
generous 1 cup Nutella

Topping:
1 cup Nutella
1 1/2 cups chopped chocolate
1 Tbs trans-fat free shortening

Measure the cereal into a large mixing bowl and set aside. Melt the marshmallows and butter together in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the Nutella and stir until combined. Pour the melted marshmallow mixture over the cereal stirring well to evenly coat the cereal. Pour into the prepared pan and use a small buttered piece of waxed paper or the back of a spoon sprayed with cooking spray to press evenly into pan.

In a small sauce pan melt the remaining 1 cup of Nutella, shortening and chopped chocolate over medium/medium low heat. When the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth, pour over the cereal mixture. Gently spread the chocolate topping evenly across the top of the krispies.

Allow the chocolate to set, then cut into squares, serve and enjoy!

Taco Ring Link

And lastly, but certainly not least, for those who have asked, you can find the recipe and the directions for the taco ring here. Y’all are so fun!

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  1. 1
    Shelley in Ft. Worth says:

    Hmmm, Nutella Rice Krispie Treats? Do share this recipe — PLEASE! Pretty Please? O:)

  2. 2

    W. When my quiet time extends beyond what I planned. Not a bad thing.

    When my sleep time extends beyond what I planned (mostly happens during the winter when the sun comes up later). Not a good thing.

  3. 3
    Sondra says:

    H. Height…used to be 5’11″….but I shrunk..maybe 5’8 1/2 now….getting old is not fun!!!

  4. 4
    christina says:

    D. My only dog who was truly “mine” and not “ours” was a Lhasa Apso named Steinway. We loved each other for 16 years, until he passed away in 2009, and he taught me a good deal about God’s love. My husband had a white Lhasa named Somo during part of that time.

    Our current canine companion is a dachshund-Lab mix named Ebony. He is sweet as can be and sticks to me like Velcro. When he gets truly excited, he barks so hard his front feet bounce. There’s no shortage of smiles when he’s around.

  5. 5

    C – Chore that I hate? Cleaning bathrooms. ‘Nuff said :)

  6. 6
    Redeemed says:

    Q. Quotes from movies:
    “Chancho, I need to borrow some sweats!” Nacho Libre
    “I’m not crazy, M’Lynn. I’ve just been in a very bad mood for forty years! ” Steel Magnolias
    “What ‘re you lookin’ at, Popeye? ” Talladega Nights
    “BEST DAY EVER! ” Tangled
    …among others….I could go on and on……

  7. 7
    Michele says:

    A: 43

    C: Doing dishes

    D: My sweet Cindy has been gone almost 2 years, but I still miss her tons. My 4 year old nephew still asks about her every time he comes over. He “read” my Scripture memory paper this morning: “Dear Cindy, I’m sorry you have be at school in Michigan with Grandpa.” (His grandfather died last year & he has family in MI) :)

    E: Time with God in the WORD. Cannot face a day without Him.

  8. 8
    Sandy Bowers says:

    Oh, so we’re not supposed to do the whole alphabet? I was thinking of my answers while I was reading yours!

  9. 9
    Paula says:

    Q. Quote from a movie: Defendor “No, not the lime juice!”

  10. 10
    Sarah says:

    F-Favorite Color: YELLOW, cuz it’s just happy. :)

    Blessings to all of you at LPM!

  11. 11
    Tara G. says:

    Y: chocolate zucchini cake…it’s so moist and chocolate-y!

  12. 12
    Church Lady says:

    Q: Quote from a move? “She done went and R U N N O F T.” We use a lot of movie isms at our home.

  13. 13

    I’m going to go with D because we just got a new dog and I’m so in love I could just die! He’s a Pug and I’m fairly sure he’s the most incredible dog ever…and I’m completely unbiased. If you’d like to view his sweet face it’s here:

    http://homeschoolinglifeasweknowit.blogspot.com/2012/08/heres-whats-been-taking-my-time.html

    I almost chose C for chores I hate. For some unknown reason, I’d rather eat dirt than load the dishwasher. Not unloading, just loading. And I LOVE vacuuming! Gotta love idiosyncrasies, right? :)

    Kristi

    • 13.1
      Lindsee says:

      Confession: I love vacuuming as well. I got it from my mom!

    • 13.2
      Twila says:

      We also have a pug, named Gus, & he has given us hours of pure joy. So glad you like to vacuum because pugs shed like there is no tomorrow. That was a huge adjustment, but worth it.

  14. 14
    Nicole says:

    Cute idea Lindsee!
    I decided to go with L-M-N-O-P: Live in Colorado; Mother’s Name is Laurel; Nicknames – Nicki, Nickerbocker and Piglet; Overnight Hospital stays for the births of my two children who are incredible blessings to me; Pet Peeve is noisy, mouth or lip smacking eaters – I can’t stand it!
    Thanks for the fun today! God Bless.

  15. 15
    Michele says:

    A. Age: 46
    B. Bed size: A queen.
    C. Chore that you hate: Planning and cooking weekday dinners.
    D. Dogs: a Miniature Schnauzer named Deacon
    E. Essential start to your day: a hot shower
    F. Favorite color: Shades of white/off-white
    G. Gold or Silver: Silver
    H. Height: 5’4″
    I. Instruments you play: Vocalist and some piano.
    J. Job title: Accounting Specialist
    K. Kids: Three: boy-girl-boy
    L. Live: Texas!
    M. Mother’s name: Bette Lou – my best friend!
    N. Nicknames: Missy, Missy Moo is that you?
    O. Overnight hospital stays: 3 births and a mysterious stomach virus that lasted 14 days!
    P. Pet peeves: folks that visit with each other during the praise and worship time.
    Q. Quote from a movie: “But if we’re really honest with ourselves, our plans usually don’t work out as we had hoped. So instead of asking our young people ‘What are you plans? What do you plan to do with your life?’ maybe we should tell them this: Plan to be surprised.” Dan in Real Life
    R. Right or left handed: Right
    S. Siblings: Three older brothers. I was a surprise that came several years later.
    T. Time it takes you to get ready: an hour
    U. Ultimate Vacation:
    V. Vegetable you hate: Hominy.
    W. What makes you run late: When I change my mind on what to wear!
    X. X-Rays you’ve had: Dental x-rays and after I had an encounter with a pit bull that caused me to turn my ankle as I was retreating from it! All turned out fine. I had a minor sprain and the neighbor got the dog back in its yard.
    Y. Yummy food that you make: my Bible study class loves these bacon-wrapped sausages that I bring in the mornings!
    Z. Zoo animal: the Bald Eagle

  16. 16
    theHarborMom says:

    C: chore…ironing, ironing, IRONING!

  17. 17
    fuzzytop says:

    What a fun meme!

    Ummmmm, yes please share the nutella rice krispie treat recipe!

    Q – Quote from a movie: I love this quote from Chariots of Fire, even though it is really long!!! “I want to compare faith to running in a race. It’s hard. It requires concentration of will, energy of soul. You experience elation when the winner breaks the tape – especially if you’ve got a bet on it. But how long does that last? You go home. Maybe you’re dinner’s burnt. Maybe you haven’t got a job. So who am I to say, “Believe, have faith,” in the face of life’s realities? I would like to give you something more permanent, but I can only point the way. I have no formula for winning the race. Everyone runs in her own way, or his own way. And where does the power come from, to see the race to its end? From within. Jesus said, ‘Behold, the Kingdom of God is within you. If with all your hearts, you truly seek me, you shall ever surely find me.’ If you commit yourself to the love of Christ, then that is how you run a straight race.”

    Adrienne

  18. 18
    Anne says:

    Chore that you hate:

    At this point, grading papers. I’m two weeks into the semester, and I’m up to my eyeballs in essays. Why did I become an English teacher?

    Because I wouldn’t know a quadratic essay if it walked up and shook my hand, that’s why.

    • 18.1
      Anne says:

      Um, that would be quadratic equation. You get my point.

    • 18.2
      Lindsee says:

      That’s funny, Anne! You’ve got this! P.S. I happen to know the quadratic equation by heart. And I strongly dislike math. But anything put to a song, I remember! :)

      • Paula says:

        Yes! That’s how I learned the preamble. Gotta love schoolhouse rock!

      • Ems D says:

        Lindsee – what song to you know for the quadratic equation?? Just that I’m about start my training to be a maths teacher (ages 11-16) !

        • Lindsee says:

          Hey there! The tune is “Pop Goes the Weasel” and literally you just say it word for word. For example: “x = negative B, the plus or minus of square root, B squared minus 4ac, all over 2a.” Make sense? Oh, the things we do for each other. Good luck!

  19. 19
    Dionna says:

    Q. Quote from a movie: In “What a Girl Wants” – her date shows up at the door and she lets out a little scream as she runs up the stairs and hollers – “But, I’m not cute yet!” Also in “One Night With a King” when Esther is talking about how David killed the giant, “It’s not that he fought well – it’s that he believed well!”

  20. 20
    Kimberly says:

    Um GOT to LOVE madea! Makes me wan to go to the Redbox machine this very moment! !Love it!

    • 20.1
      Kimberly says:

      So excited about Madea that I didn’t read the directions. I would say……
      Ultimate Vacation: A little strip on the gulf. Sit on a cement ledge with my feet dangling in the ocean listening to the water gently crash on the shore and gaze into the endless water. THIS is my absolute FAVORITE place to BE with Jesus. Maybe when I get to heaven, this little ledge complete with all the mentioned details (plus unknown details) will be in my Heavenly Room!

  21. 21
    Corrie says:

    I am happy to say that all four of my overnight hospital stays have come with a present….two boys and two girls.

  22. 22
    Warm In Alaska says:

    Q: Quote from a movie – from Singin’ in the Rain. Lina Lamont: “What do they think I am? Dumb or something? Why, I make more money than, than, than Calvin Coolidge! Put together!”

    : )

    Fun post, Lindsee!

    • 22.1
      dramamama says:

      Oh my goodness Warm!!!! One of my all time favorite movies, and one of the most quotable! My favorite from that lovely film is also a little Lina Lamont – “People! I ain’t people! I am a shimmering glowing star in the cinema firmament. It says so – right there!”

  23. 23
    Denese B. says:

    W. What makes me late is the fact that the busier I am the more efficient I get, sooooooo I try to fit in one more thing I want to accomplish before I go (most unnecessary things at that moment) until I find I am running late. lol

    • 23.1
      Susan C. says:

      Thank you Denese for perfectly explaining this phenomenon which also causes tardiness in my life. I wouldn’t have explained it so well. My husband thinks I just don’t get up early enough… Not so!
      :-)

  24. 24
    Deann says:

    Siblings – One older brother who has been with Jesus for 24 years now. But I married into a HUGE family so I have four brothers and three sisters.

  25. 25
    emi says:

    Q. From Pretty Woman: “What’s your dream?” (I am not sure how to spell it the way he says it.) :)

  26. 26
    Christina says:

    Zoo Animal=Giant Panda, I collect pandas. That is my favorite animal.

  27. 27
    Barb says:

    Q….you is kind, you is smart, you is important.
    Miss you siesta mama

    • 27.1
      Tina says:

      I LOVE that quote from the movie The Help. Thanks for sharing!

    • 27.2
      Serena Blair says:

      Love that movie!!!!!

    • 27.3
      Andrea Honea says:

      love love love!

    • 27.4
      Donna Kuykendall says:

      I love this quote from the help also, and I say it word for word to my 13 year old mostly border collie every time I feed him. I hate having a dog that lives outside! It kind of defeats the purpose of having a pet, but my daughter found him in a park when she was in undergraduate school – so I like to think he had something to do with her studying and completing her Dr. of Vet. Medicine degree. God is so good. Our church building is a former bar on the Amite River west of Issac’s path, and while it is inaccessible water did not get in the bldg. Praise to Him!@!

  28. 28
    Tilda says:

    Hi, I will pick the chore one because, like you, I hate hanging up clothes. I hate it because I hate hangers! So in rebellion, and I know it is because I do it on purpose, If a blouse or Tee comes off inside out, I will deliberately leave it that way and hang it up.

  29. 29
    Shelly Elston says:

    W. – What makes me run late is being rushed or told “we have to hurry” because then that will for sure make me late. My husband now knows not to stare at me when I’m getting ready or remind me a dozen times that we need to GO. And when I’m in a hurry is always when my hair decides it’s not going to cooperate and that slows me down even more. Can anyone relate to this at all? ;)

  30. 30
    Tina says:

    T-time it takes to get ready…I can get ready in a flash! I mean shower, change, make-up, etc. in 15 minutes if I have to. I have perfected it because I am NOT a morning person and try and get the MOST sleep possible:0)

  31. 31
    Ashlie McDonald says:

    C-I LOOOOOOVE to clean. It’s one of my favorite things to do, but i absolutely hate cleaning tubs (we live in a 100 year old building and our tub is old as dirt and is really hard to clean). I also loathe dusting. Just can’t stand moving stuff to dust under. I’m with you LIndsee..I love vacuuming and I also love sweeping. And laundry!!!!

    God Bless!!!

  32. 32
    lynda rickey says:

    Linseed, I have to pick d for dogs. The Lord blessed me in my 40s with a dog. Best gift I have ever had the privilege to love. He is a yorkie-shy named Bentley. I have never been in love like this before. What a merciful and loving God we have. Many spiritual lessons and blessings from my pup! Love ya. Sorry about your name my spell check won’t let me change it.

    • 32.1
      Susan C. says:

      Is it just me or is “Linseed” a cute new nick name for Lindsee? Hey, if her Grandma can call her Lindslepie…
      :-)

  33. 33
    Sharon Crouch says:

    A fun post, Lindsee!!

    Live-Mississippi. My dad was in the military, so we moved a great deal until he retired.

    Mother’s name, Sarah Lee. She passed away Aug 25 of this year and I really miss her.

    Nickname-Sheri, Sheri-Lynn,

    Siblings-One brother, Steve, who lives in North Pole, Alaska.

    Blessings to y’all!

  34. 34
    Sandy says:

    D: Dogs! Love my “Gem” (Border Collie cross with Samoyed = BIG 60+ pound border collie house dog/herding tennis ball/frisbee dog-doesn’t really care about herding anything else) and look forward to getting another Akita one day!!

  35. 35
    Pamela says:

    Nickname…I have a cousin that called me “Poompala”…in high school my faith earned me the nickname “Purity Pam”, yes I can laugh now, but not so much back then…in College I had a friend that called me “Pamolive”

  36. 36
    Stacey says:

    Q – “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.”

  37. 37
    Sheila says:

    C: starting college at the age of almost 50, Wondering if I still have enough good brain cells – LOL

    Mom: Still miss my mom after 3 years. We all share a generation middle name, my grandmother, mother, myself, my daughter and Granddaugther all share the middle name Jane.

  38. 38
    Nina says:

    J. my job title is kinda tricky, but for this post I’m going with baker!
    So now I have to answer
    Q. At work I make apple pie, pecan pie, and carrot cake. as well as chocolate cupcakes, and sometimes vanilla cupcakes (hubby’s fav) and red velvet, and cream pies, and maybe cookies.. the first four are the “must have in stock” desserts, it’s a BBQ restaurant, the others when I feel like it :-)

    Good to hear from you! Have a blessed day!

    • 38.1
      Tina says:

      Hi Nina! Miss you! Wish I could have some of your awesome goodies. I love to bake too but I don’t have anyone that pays for mine:o) I’m sure yours are unbelievable! Just reading them makes my mouth water.

  39. 39
    Nina says:

    Sorry, I meant “Y” but I’m sure you already figured that out!

  40. 40
    Beth Herring says:

    E. – Essential start for my day —-

    I pretty much fall out of bed and on my face before God. I head straight to my study (after making coffee of course) and spend as much time as I can in the WORD and with Him. If I don’t get that time for some reason, it is very evident.. to me and to every one else! ha!

    My sister (age 52) just started her first chemo treatment today after a diagnosis of multiple myeloma a month ago.. and as hard as this journey has been and will continue to be, the only thing keeping me and my family held together, is the Lord. He is our help and He is everything we need!

    • 40.1
      Lindsee says:

      Beth, praying and believing God for your sisters healing right now. Thank you for sharing that with us. Much love to you!

  41. 41
    Serena Blair says:

    Nicknames: Teeny Freeny, Flea in a Frying Pan, Controlled Chaos…. it was a joy growing up!! hahaha

    Pet Peeves: Loud smacky mouths, and loud chewers. Food sounds in general. The wet sound of a chicken when you are cleaning out the stuff in the middle. The slurp of milk from a cereal bowl, ugh!! GUM!! ICE!! It really gets me down man!!! hahahaha

    Quotes: There are too many to say….yet I say them all the time… yet none of them are on my mind at this moment!! hahha I love the ones that have been posted!

  42. 42
    Andrea Honea says:

    Well. First things first…Nutella Rice Krispies?!?! yummy. After LPL Austin, my Mom and I went to Hop Doddy’s for a burger and they had the most amazing Nutella/Pretzel milk shakes. They were just delightful and I’m just positive you would love one!
    As for W…what makes me run late? I’m cracking up and thrilled to know someone else who is JUST SLOW! I really try to get out that door quickly. But I just can’t. I would like to say that it’s getting my 3 boys ready that make me late, but truth be told, I was always late before I had them. I agree that mascara contributes. Getting distracted instead of finishing one part of getting ready at a time. Forgetting things once I’m in the car and having to go back in. Ya know…a little bit of everything!

  43. 43
    Elise says:

    D: family dogs growing up Manfred & Abby. My first puppy that is all mine: Liberty “Libby” who just turned 1! (lab mix) Love her lots & she love people and dogs, but is ornery :)

    Q: From a song: “I will stumble I will fall down, but I will not be moved. I will make mistakes, I will face heart aches, but I will not be moved. On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand. I will not be moved!”

    Even though I don’t like all of Coming to America, the little qurrels between the older men make me laugh, and as a football fan I do think this is funny:Prince Akeem: “Sir, I was wondering did you happen to catch the professional football contest on television last night?”
    Cleo McDowell: “No, I didn’t.”
    Prince Akeem: “Oh it was most exhilarating, the Giants of New York took on the Packers of Green Bay. And in the end, the Giants triumphed by kicking an oblong ball made of pigskin through a big ‘H’. It was a most ripping victory!”
    Cleo McDowell: “Son, I’m only going to say this one time.”
    Prince Akeem: “Yes, sir.”
    Cleo McDowell: “You want to keep working here, stay off the drugs.”

    Y: rumakis: bacon wrapped whole waterchestnut, mushroom and sliced onion with soy sauce. yummy

  44. 44
    Lahna says:

    I have lived in Texas longer than any other place. I think I should be able to claim I am a native Texan. My dad was in the military, and I was born in an army hospital in another state. If this happens and your parents are overseas, you are automatically a U.S. citizen. So if both my parents were native Texans, and I was born in an army hospital, I can claim to be a native Texan. Right?

  45. 45
    Lisa says:

    A. 52 on Saturday.

    C. Dusting. Yuck!!

    D. I’ve owned at least one golden retriever at all times for the past 28 years. My current love is Jack, my 10-year-old buddy, foot warmer (he sleeps with his head on my feet)and walking companion. He treats every single day like it’s Christmas morning, and acts like I’m the absolute center of the universe.

    K. Four amazingly beautiful and unique daughters.

    L. Texan by marriage. I wasn’t born here, but I got here as fast as I could!

    Q. “We strayed from the formula, and we paid the price.” (Harry Flugleman, Three Amigos) – never fails to get big laughs in our family.

    S. Two brothers and one sister — all older than me. Babies of the family RULE! :)

    T. Two hours. You can’t rush big hair.

    U. Maui – hands down, my favorite place on earth (besides Texas, of course!)

    Z. Love me some koala bears!

  46. 46
    Lisa Thompson says:

    Quote (from a book) – “Keep in mind that many people have died for their beliefs; it’s actually quite common. The real courage is in living and suffering for what you believe.” From “Eragon” by C. Paolini

  47. 47
    Suzie says:

    C cleaning toilets
    Q she could talk the hind leg off a mule. From
    Anne of Green Gables
    V. Smith mountain lake

  48. 48
    dramamama says:

    I have to go with Q – although this is only one of many…
    “You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you…” Pride and Prejudice (the sigh-worthy Mr. Darcy!)
    Thanks for a fun post, Lindsee! What a great way to get to know each other!
    Blessings, Siestas!

  49. 49
    Abbie says:

    I laughed at your turtle story because the same thing happened to my brother’s turtle (Speedy Gonzalez) when we were little. Only we realized the same day that my brother left him out and we could not find him. If you can believe it about A YEAR or so later my bro and I were walking home from school and as we arrived home my mom came running out the door all excited and saying we had to come see what she found in the backyard. I kid you not under a clothes basket that my mom used as a trap was our box turtle Speedy! (Box turtles don’t exactly run loose in numbers in suburbia so we are convinced it was Speedy). We like to joke that a year is how long it took him to go to the end of the street and back. Unfortunately Speedy had acclimated to the great outdoors so he wouldn’t eat the food we had to offer…we had to let him go in a nearby creek after a couple of weeks. :-(

    • 49.1
      Lindsee says:

      Abbie, this made me laugh. You are so right, there aren’t many turtles on the loose in suburbia at all. I think we actually saw Norm one day on the street. We let him be. So funny!

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    Christina says:

    Q: quote from a movie: ” Why, Alice! You’ve lost your muchness!”- Mad Hatter to Alice

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