Meet Me on Monday #28

December 27, 2010


I don’t know about you, but I have had the hardest time keeping my days straight this past week and weekend. Everything in my usual schedule has been completely out of whack. Christmas was only part of the befuddlement: my two sons have been very ill (doing better), the Hubs had some odd days off, and I feel like I have been in suspended animation, lol. Christmas Day was fun… a sick cat, a sick kid, overflowing toilet, spewing sink drain. Oh yeah.

Anyway, it’s over now, lol. Christmas hasn’t been this fun in 16 years, when my newborn baby and two toddler kids got the flu…. three times over. So I’m thankful we got it just this once this time. LOL

Anyway, I’m so glad it’s Monday. That means that things will be back to normal! And it’s nice to start out the week with the meme. Here goes!

1. What are your New Year’s Eve plans?

I am gearing up for a wild, crazy, frenzied, bacchanalian evening of Scrabble with the husband! Woooooo! I’m cracking my knuckles, combing through the dictionary, and drinking the raw egg protein mixes, baby! Hum The Theme Song From Rocky and be rooting for me, guys!

2. How tall are you?

Average. Almost 5’4″. I used to be 5’3′, but after having my first child (at age 22), I grew a little.

3. What is your favorite pudding flavor?

Anything except banana. Ick. Oh, and except coconut. YUK. Oh, and I don’t like pistachio, either. Or lemon. But I like any pudding flavor, whatever. I think the most luscious pudding tastes like dark chocolate, like in those chocolate gifts boxes. YUM.

4. What room of the house do you blog the most in?

I write my articles (I’m a copywriter) up in my bedroom, believe it or not. It’s quieter up there, without the dogs, the phone, the traffic, etc. But when I blog, I usually do it downstairs, in my living room. Blogging is a lot easier than copywriting, so I don’t require a totally silent atmosphere. Even so, I hope to convert the living room into an office someday. I will eventually convert the attached garage into a big family room, and then I will be able to have the whole living room to myself.

This is my setup, photo taken from last year (before the renovation). I have moved furniture a bit and we have a new rug, but the big ol’ desk is the same.


My Tabby-point Siamese, Livvy, likes my desk, too. :blink:


5. What is your best physical feature?

Hmm… I would have said my hair, but in the last year my health has suffered and my beautiful, glossy, thick, wavy locks have been replaced with limp, thin hair. I’m eating better and trying not to overwork, so my health is improving and my hair is growing back.

My legs were also very nice. šŸ˜€ I took ballet as a young lady, and my legs were muscular but shapely. I have extremely strong legs. But the past few years I have grown sedentary, due to recovery from a back injury and my new desk job, so my legs are thicker. Still, my legs are honking strong. I can whup my husband in Indian wrestling.

Thanks for visiting me this Monday! Please consider “following” me with Google Friends Connect in my sidebar ———> I’ll follow you back! Have a happy and flu-less New Year!

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40 Responses to “Meet Me on Monday #28”

  1. Deb Says:

    Visiting from MMOM….thanks for stopping by and commenting and following…I’m following you, too!!! šŸ™‚

  2. Yvonne Says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for following me. I’m following you, too. You have a great blog!

  3. Cathy Kennedy Says:

    We’ve indulged a few times over the years on New Year’s Eve with a gameboard challenges. One of our favorite family games is Aggrevation, but for one-on-one playing, we like Backgammon. However, we were recently talking about Scrabble and how we should play it again soon.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I am now following yours and shall look forward to getting better acquainted with you. BTW, try to keep warm if you can.

  4. Shawn Says:

    I love the idea of staying home on NY but we have gone out for so many years with our friends that it has become our “tradition”. This year I did tell our friends that if I was going to join them, we had to stay in a hotel. Even though Hubby is always the DD, I worry about others on the road!
    I hope you have a healthy 2011 filled wit love and happiness.

  5. Shawn Says:

    LOL, guess I should have proofed my post before I pushed the submit button!

  6. Mama Bear Says:

    Good morning, I enjoyed reading your answers…thanks for visiting me.

  7. Nicole Abdou Says:

    Well. Well.. well.. great answers!

    So YES – I WILL follow you! šŸ™‚

  8. Susan Ross Donohue Says:

    You have a new follower! Wishing you all the best in 2011!

  9. Renee Says:

    What a beautiful kitty!

    I love banana pudding. I discovered it when I moved to the South and haven’t looked back. But, generally, I’m not much of a pudding fan.

  10. Kimberly Says:

    Hi Thanks for following me on my blog! Please drop by again this week and link up to my blog hop!


  11. katie Says:

    LOL Your responses made me laugh – HAHA! Thanks for the follow – I am following you back!

  12. Tammy Says:

    Love your answers. Thanks for following me. I’m following you back!

  13. Rebecca Says:

    Shawn, thanks for coming back with another warm comment! No problem about tyops. i maek them all eht tiem!!!

    Mam Bear- thanks for visiting!

    Hi Nicole! Thanks. šŸ˜€

    Thanks, Susan! I sure hope 2011 will be GREAT.

    Renee– maybe I should try homemade banana pudding… I have only had the instant kind *shudder* That ain’t banana!

    Kimberly- I will definitely try to get to your blog hop!

    Katie- thanks for the compliment. šŸ˜€ This was one of my “off” weeks. LOL

  14. blueyes Says:

    where do you find the dark chocolate pudding that is sugar free? I’ve been searching for that as I LOVE dark chocolate but only find it with loads of sugar.

  15. aiNe Says:

    Hi Rebecca! Thanks for dropping by my site. I followed you back as well.

    BTW, I love your cat! šŸ™‚

  16. Kristin Says:

    Wow…finally someone who comprehends what back injuries can do to your body. Ya know what’s my favorite? Doctors who go, “Ummm, you should lose some weight” or “Ya know, you’re overweight, so you should take care of that,” or something to that effect. That’s always so encouraging! And, I always feel like I have to explain why I need to lose 20 pounds but can’t. Oh well. LOL. Maybe 2011 will be better!!!

    Thanks for visiting! I’m following back!!

    P.S. I wish I could find someone to play Scrabble with. It’s my favorite.

  17. dramaqueensmum Says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog & following me. I’m following you now too. That’s cool that you grew a bit after you had your child. Livvy is adorable.

  18. Coupon Queen Says:

    Thanks for stopping at my blog! I love you kitty what a pretty baby! šŸ™‚ Have a great New Year!

  19. Kathy Says:

    Thanks for stopping by Reflections. I’m always happy to meet new friends. I enjoyed reading your answers–and your cat is adorable šŸ™‚ Hope you have a Happy New Year, too….Kathy

  20. Laura Harrison Says:

    Hi. Thanks for stoppin by Grandma Sez So (you never know what Grandma will say on any given day) hee hee
    I was already following you!

  21. Tina "The Book Lady" Says:

    Hi – thanks for visiting my blog GivingNSharing. I love the set up of this blog. Is it on WordPress? I like the way everything is seperated and it seems easier to read. I’ve actually seen a few other blogs set up similarily – but I don’t like using WordPress, find it very difficult. Altho now that I’ve been blogging a bit maybe it wouldn’t be so difficult.

    I wish I could have an office like yours too – I would love to have 1/2 for a office and 1/2 for a sewing room. I’d be in heaven. And I could get the TV out of my living room.


  22. Bev Says:

    You are so funny! Good luck with that Scrabble-thon with your hubby. And I love your cat…I’ve never seen a tabby point Siamese before. I had a chocolate point for a brief time when I was four (cats do NOT like being toted round like a doll or stuffed animal–at least Cindy didn’t) and later a blue point.

    Thanks for stopping by and following. I will be following back.

  23. Mimi Says:

    I love your blog, thanks so much for following mine! I’m now your newest follower!


  24. Claire Says:

    I wish I could get my husband to play Scrabble. He hates to lose and he knows I’ll dominate him at that game!

  25. Hilary Says:

    Hi! Thanks for following me.. i am following you back. I love your blog. Your cat is too cute. You will love this (I think) when we have visitor at the house (pretty much all summer) I end up working in my closet – it is the only place there is quiet. Visitors don’t undertand working at home (I do on Fridays) is still working….

  26. Kelly B Says:

    Hi Rebecca! Thank you so much for dropping by and for following too. That was too sweet. I am now following you also. I loved the picture of your beautiful kitty. I love cats. We foster kittens in the summer and fall. We have two older cats and a kitten that we adopted from our last batch of foster kittens. He has introduced us to the terrible twos kitten style. šŸ™‚

    I love all puddings, but do not rush to have banana or lemon. I wont turn them away though. I am glad to read that you are on the mend and will soon get back your lovely, glossy hair. Thanks again for dropping by today!

    Have a Happy New Year!

  27. Kelly B Says:

    I should probably mention that my follower name is kalea_kane (an old nickname from when I was a kid). šŸ™‚

  28. Jo-anne Says:

    I love your answers! You had me laughing from the first question!
    You kitty, Livvy, looks adorable!
    I’m following back too šŸ™‚
    Have a great week & Happy New Year!!

  29. lin Says:

    Sorry to hear everyone was sick at your place. I join your misery a bit as I woke up Christmas Eve to a shut-off valve under our sink in the bathroom leaking like a big dog. Ah, nothing like plumbing on the holidays. Ugh.

    We don’t do much on New Year’s Eve–mostly just hang out and take the tree down. I like to pass out early and welcome the New Year in with a roll over in bed and cursing the idiot neighbors who insist on shooting off fireworks. I’m hoping that my arms gain their strength back from our weekend of non-stop Wii so I can kick some butt this weekend too!

    Good luck in Scrabble. Not that you’ll need it! šŸ˜‰

  30. Natalie Matthews Says:

    Thanks for following my blog šŸ™‚ Following you back and enjoying the read.

  31. Beverly @ The Buzz Says:

    Hi, Rebecca! Thanks for visiting and following. Your New Year’s Eve sounds a lot like mine! It’s been years since we actually welcomed in the new year at midnight.

  32. Kat Says:

    I love chocolate pudding, scrabble & cats – I think we’re friends already šŸ™‚ Good luck in the awesomest scrabble game on the last night of the year.

  33. Karen and Gerard Says:

    I’m sure you will win Scrabble. I always beat my husband at any word game and usually feel sorry for him so end up helping him out. That’s a lot for someone competitive like me!

    I eat yogurt instead of pudding–strawberry and lemon are my favorite flavors.

    I have a little cubbie hole for blogging compared to yours, but all my pets usually come and join me. Manny has begun strutting in front of my monitor now too whenever I’m at the computer. I think he saw all the other cats doing it so he decided to try it too. He doesn’t stay long though, he’s pretty good about moving on.

    I meant to do this Meet Me On Monday and forgot. I wish they would email the questions to us ahead. I’m used to scheduling posts ahead so I don’t have to rush to do them.

  34. Bernie Says:

    Pace yourself with the Scrabble. *grin*
    I think its nice when we have cats to help us write. Yours is beautiful!

  35. patrice Says:

    I finally got over here to say hello and follow you back!I also like chocolate pudding, scrabble, and cats, but not at the same time!
    Take care. Happy New Year!

  36. Katie Says:

    featuring your blog on my coupons and money savers page. Hugs!

  37. Linda Says:

    Hope you are all well now. Happy New Year! Good luck on your scrabble game. Got your copy of the official scrabble dictionary handy?

  38. bingkee Says:

    Does your blog have an FB page? Following anyone on Twitter doesn’t do me any good because I’m hardly at Twitter .