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Liebster Luv!

Bethany Carson at Liberty or Death has given me a Liebster Award.  The Liebster Award is a fun way of learning more about fellow bloggers by asking them questions.  I've answered Bethany's questions below:
1.  Would you share a favorite quote and a favorite Bible verse?  Well, I don't know that it's a favourite, but I have been thinking on Isaiah 5 lately.  The things God is warning Israel of are the things we are seeing happening today.  There is so much hatred for the poor and for people who want to live righteously, and even now in this country which (for all its faults) I do believe God has blessed.
2.  What would you like to accomplish before the year is over? I'd love to lose 40 pounds, but I'd be happy with 20.  It has taken me a year and a half to lose 40 so far.  After I lose five more pounds, I will no longer be obese.  I'll just be fat, like the rest of America.  Knowing I have a thyroid problem and being on medication just means this takes me a bit longer.  :/ 
3.  What is your ancestry (e.g. German, Italian)?  I think every rabble-rousing tribe from Europe has contributed to my ancestry.  Did you know I had relatives from Mexico(It's a city in New York state, but it sounds more ethnic and impressive if I leave that bit out.) 
4.  What is your favourite genre of music?  I like Indian music!  I just only have one recording of it that I got from a rice box years ago.  When I lived in Australia, my best friend was the daughter of the Indian Vice-Consul to Australia, and they listened to cool Indian music, had lots of parties, and ate great vegetarian food.
 5.  Do you have a favorite bird or flower?  I have a very un-favourite cardinal that hangs around one side of my house and enjoys the vehicles in our driveway.  He sneaks up when no one is looking, sits on our rear-view mirrors, and poops his little guts out!  I used to like cardinals before, but I think I have it in for this little fellow. 
6.  What is the most encouraging thing anyone has ever told you/or that you've ever read?  I don't remember where I heard it, but it helped me so much to learn that God has given me enough time to accomplish everything that God wants me to do.  So obvious, but so deep. 
7.  What is your go-to meal for when you need to cook something quickly?  Now that I am starting on this crazy gluten-free stuff, I don't eat anything anyone else eats, really.  So I have bags of cheese and crackers, yogurt, microwaveable rice, and veggies and fruits.  I rarely cook. 
8.  Do you have a favorite word?  Lolloping!  Well, that's one favourite.  It sounds like what it is.  "And the big brown bear came lolloping over the mountain."  Remember that quote in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?  Hate the rest of the movie, really, except for the child-kidnapper fellow with the lollies.  He's symbolic of socialism, I think.
9.  What is your favorite tv series?  I just got done watching all the Amazon Prime episodes of Flashpoint.  It's about elite Canadian police doing tactical stuff.  I find myself wondering how they get all their information so quickly and in such a high-tech manner.  When I had to call the cops about a local threat on twitter, they asked me, "What's twitter?" 
10. If you could have a gift card to any clothing store, including online, what would it be for?   I would order a skirt in size 12 from Delarosa Custom Jean SkirtsYou know, as a goal for when I'm done losing 20 more pounds.  Gorgeous handmade stuff. 
11. If I were to visit you in your hometown, what would be the first place you'd want me to see?  I suppose we'd have to go drive by the bank that Jesse James robbed.  If I were entertaining Mormons, first stop would be the jail in which Joseph Smith was held.
My nominees (if they'd like to participate):
Kerrie The Kerrie Show
Merle @ Merlesworld 
And anyone else who would like to participate, please feel welcome!   


  1. 1
    2. I too should lose weight my doctor told me this morning.
    3.mostly english but there is a bit of doubt about that so not too sure.
    4.I like most music but only in small doses
    5.I like blue wrens and tiger lillys
    7.Fried tomatoes and bacon
    8.yes always good when someone says yes
    9.I very fond of Midsommer Murders
    10. I would order a long pure cotton nightie with very soft lace.
    11. Well The opera house and the Sydney Harbour Bridge but also Auburn gardens as it's my favourite place to take visitors as there are not many people and it so relaxing just to wander around.
    It's hard to remember quotes so I left those two out but if I think of something I will add them.

    1. Oo! Fried tomatoes and bacon! Sounds delicious! Thanks for responding! :)

  2. I enjoyed reading your answers! Thanks for answering my questions!
    It would be neat to visit the bank Jesse James robbed. Lolloping is a neat word! Congrats on your success in weight loss, and all the best as you continue! Neat to hear about part of your family being from Mexico (NY)!


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