Monday, October 14, 2013

About me...


Recently I was building the “About Me” tab on my blog. I opened my FREE “Open Office Software Suite”, made notes, wrote questions and then pondered my answers...

I AM 55 years old, just qualified for my first senior discount and received a pamphlet from AARP with a card in it with my name on it.

I LIVE IN the southwest corner of Missouri in a very small town of less than 300 residents with one four way stop, a church and a bar. The UPS man can never find me.

I LOVE to decorate my home but I have a very limited budget so the process is slow. My style is based on memories, gifts and purchases on trips. I don't make quick decisions about it, I think about things way too long before I act on them. I don't care for the popular all-white rooms or stainless steel, it reminds me of hospital rooms and x-ray tables when I was a child. I really don't care for the mid-century style, it reminds me of the Brady Bunch and I think their lives were just too perfect and they never had money problems. Now, I am not judging those who have the above mentioned choice in style I just have history that keeps me from relaxing.

I AM ADDICTED to fudge bars. I can't even buy them and bring them home. I once got up at 2am and sat in the kitchen floor with the freezer door open and ate 23 of them. I was menopausal and having night sweats and they made me feel good. It is possible to get HIGH on fudge bars.

MY FAVORITE TELEVISION SHOW is The Real Housewives of New Jersey and Los Angeles. My husband hates these shows. So on that night, I get the remote all to myself, I don't answer the phone, I eat unhealthy snacks and drink soda pop. Maybe it is not the show so much, but that I get to eat bad food and be selfish and enjoy rich girls fighting.

MY FAVORITE FOOD is?????? I don't have one specific food or cuisine I can call my favorite. My husband makes the best mashed potatoes in the world and I request it at least once a week. It is easier for me to tell you what I don't like... coconut and brussel sprouts. I am not a big fan of eating out in restaurants. I can blame that on Robert Irvine from the show “Restaurant Impossible”. If you have ever watched that show, you will understand.

MY FAVORITE MUSIC is everything from K.T. Oslin to Nickelback to Don Williams to Miley Cyrus to Marvin Gaye to Ronnie Milsap to Train. (Miley please put your tongue back in your mouth and never twirk again.) I don't like rap, or songs with offensive lyrics or “auto tune”. I love a good voice, with good range and the ability to hold a note without taking a breath. Thank you Adele, Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston, George Michael and Jake Simpson. Please Jake, make another album.

I CRY FOR - CANCER, as it has invaded my life and changed it forever; HEALTH INSURANCE for people with pre-existing illness as that directed my life down a path I would not have chosen; SOLDIERS who have dealt with health issues and long term side effects of wars that were too complicated for me to understand.

I AM an empty nester who misses having children to take care of; 
semi-retired and trying to find a hobby to fill my time
and not empty my checking account; 
a want-to-be baker who loves chocolate and cream cheese; 
and a post-menopausal women who can't find a bra that fits.


10 comments:

  1. Ms.Jackie Collins- This is just a WONDERFUL post! I know you so much better now and I love your honesty and how you face a question in a direct manner. Love it- love you- Thanks for doing this post- xo Diana

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    1. I seem to have different writing styles according to my moods and especially when I get tired. I love writing, always have and have notebooks in drawers from times past. I now have the time and a laptop so it has opened up a whole new world for me! THANK YOU Diana and xoxo!!!!

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  2. I LOVE it!!! You are a REAL p.e.r.s.o.n. With character, charm, wisdom and a sense of humor! I love K.T.Oslin too! And I know where you're coming from about a bra!! I have something I call 'booby-itus!' from time to time when not one single bra in my drawer feels right! Great post!!

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    1. Linda, so glad to have another woman agree with me on the bra! I hate bra shopping. I have to take one home, wash it, wear it for a month and then I decide if I will go back and get another. Thehubs thinks I am crazy! Am I the only one that can wear three different sizes??

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  3. So nice to know you, Jackie. You are funny too and I like that a lot!...Christine

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    1. Nice to meet you Christine! and thank you!

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  4. thanks for stopping by my post today, and as for a hobby mine is playing with photos in software, photoshop, picmonkey and now pizap as you saw on my post. i am full retired and 69 and play a LOT.... this was a nice way to meet you and find out your deep dark secrets about chocolate.

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    1. thanks Sandra for stopping by. I love yours too!

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  5. You are so my kind of girlfriend! I can so relate to all of that. You are a hoot and you make me smile. Fudge bars? I can do that with anything chocolate and pringles. Got to have my daily fix. My house is full of color and memories. White is too sterile. Got to have color and warmth around me. When you find a bra that fits, let me know. I could sure use some help on that one. Loved this post.

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    1. Bras, we should have burned them all back in the 70's! Thanks Tete! Middle daughter gets hers at Victoria's Secret - I am too embarrassed to walk in and ask for a support bra for old boobs! LOL

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