Monday Quiz About Meme – Weekend Willies

August 13, 2012



That’s what I thought when I saw my blog’s home page. NO! I haven’t posted here since Wednesday?!?!!??!? What happened? The days flew, flew by! I thought for sure I’d posted Friday and Saturday.

Oh wait. I remembered that we’d gone to a late-night concert Thursday. We saw Robin Mark, a Christian musician and worship leader from Belfast, Ireland, whose music we adore. He is the guy who wrote “Jesus, All For Jesus” and “Days of Elijah.” He came to the North Baptist Syracuse Church — it was his second time. The first time he came and recorded his 2009 album “Year of Grace” here, saying that the acoustics in this place are spectacular. The church architecture is pretty amazing.


After the concert, we had to drive home in one of the worst thunderstorms of the summer. There were no weather warnings earlier that day (that I remember), such is Upstate New York weather. Storms quickly erupted into mini-typhoons, which produced some of the largest and long-lasting thunderbolts I have ever seen in my life. Parts of the city lost power and tree limbs were swirling around town. The rain came down in literal buckets– it was like driving in a blizzard. After a slow, slow start on the Thruway, I gunned the gas and we rocketed through the edge of the storm. It was like a race, I think the storm was moving about 55 miles per hour, judging by how it crept up on us. Fortunately, the Thruway speed is 65. :grinny: As we drove near home, the storm line disappeared — it hadn’t even rained here! WEIRD. The storm, seeing it could not beat us, shrugged its shoulders and went to torment the Adirondacks north of us.

Friday, I was exhausted and we had a lot of laundry to do. I tried to work on my assignments, but couldn’t muddle through them. So I had to do double on Saturday.

But now it’s Monday and I’m starting the craziness all over again…

1. How was your weekend?

2. What is your favorite kind of candy?
I don’t know. I had such a sweet tooth when I was kid but now that I am old (*cough*), I can’t say I like candy at all. Maybe… peppermints?

3. If I say the word ‘high’ what do you think?
Jimi Hendrix and Mary Poppins.

Think about it.

4. What are you most looking forward to about Autumn?
NOT SWEATING. That is everything. This has been The Year of Sweat. It’s also a great time to see the Adirondacks and Catskills. Autumn is New York’s most spectacular season, and how I wish it was longer than a few weeks.

That’s it for me! Hopefully, I’ll have most stuff to post this week. I’m in the middle of a few projects — painting the living room, building built-in bookcases, traveling to a few special events nearby — as well as working part-time and assisting the kids with some special projects. Very busy summer this year.

Now I get to ask you a question:

What’s the one thing you are looking forward to before summer ends?



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12 Responses to “Monday Quiz About Meme – Weekend Willies”

  1. Chuck Says:

    I’m looking forward to a get-together with blogger friends.:D Wish you could be there too.:(

  2. Wayne Says:

    I am looking forward to a couple weeks of quiet. After this week I am officially on sabbatical.

  3. Lisa Says:

    I’m looking forward to starting school again.

  4. Carole Says:

    There is nothing I am looking forward to more than the end of summer. You know I am right there with you on being SO done with heat, humidity and sweating!!!! I am so depressed looking at my thick green lawn – by mid-August it should be nice and brown and half dead instead I have had to mow it every two seconds because of all this darn rain!! aRGH!

    days of Elijah is probably my favorite praise song – the concert sounds like it was really awesome! Glad you got home safe.

  5. Nani Says:

    Being that I feel like the only one in the blogsphere who doesn’t hate the heat… I’m looking most forward to is our vacation time at the end of the month which will get me out of air-conditioned buildings.

    Yes, I’m insane. We were out in 100-degree heat on July 4th and I loved it. I just prefer sweat to goosebumps! šŸ™‚

  6. blueyes Says:

    I couldn’t tell you when the last time I posted on mine, haven’t had the time nor energy since I’m using my 10 days off in between semesters to do nothing and trying to make everything tidy and neat at work before I leave.

    I’d like to get out to the beach a few more time before the heat dissipates.

  7. Susi Says:

    Sounds like quite the storm and busy weekend. But then, when are you not busy. šŸ™‚ I went to see my mom a few weekends ago and ended up driving through a hail storm. First and hopefully, last time in my life. My girls and I were terrified. I’m looking forward to some more time spend with my kids before school starts again. (We are already getting going on extra- curricular activities. The boy is starting golf this year and Middle is on her school’s dance team!

  8. lin Says:

    The same blog meet-up as Chuck. But we are missing you!! Wish you could come. ;(

  9. Jennifer Says:

    The one thing I am looking forward to before the summer ends is that one day that’s the calm before the storm. When there is nothing to do because it all starts tomorrow.