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Sunday, May 8, 2022

Sunday Stealing

Hello, dear friends.  Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful Mothers and Mother figures out there.

Our #1 girl arrived on Friday night.  Our #2 picked her up at the airport, and we had a delicious dinner ala The Mister on the patio.


The Mister outdid himself!

I will be featuring his semi-homemade dessert recipe in this week's Friday Files.

Saturday, we took the girls to Rise, one of my favorite restaurants, for lunch.

Today, I am linking up with Bev for Sunday Stealing.

  1. Do you like your handwriting?

Penmanship was my favorite subject in school.
Too bad I couldn't major in it - I would have been a scholar.

2. Do you like roller coasters?

Not at all.  When we were little, my Dad took us to a theme park and told us that we couldn't go on any rides until we gave the roller coaster a whirl.  I hated every minute of it.
When I exited, I walked over to my Dad, and I threw up all over his shoes.
He never told me to ride a rollercoaster again.

3. Do you like scary movies?

I am not a fan of horror or sci-fi.
I do enjoy an old-fashioned thriller.
My favorites are the ones that my boyfriend, Cary, stars in.

4. Do you like shopping?

Shopping is my cardio.

5. Do you like to talk on the phone?

I like talking on the phone a lot more than texting.
By the time I finish a text, I forget who I was texting.

6. Do you sleep with the lights on or off?

And if there is the slightest beam of light, I wear a sleep mask.

7. Do you use headphones or earphones?

I wear these because earbuds hurt my ears.

8. Do you have tattoos?  Do you want any?

None that I care to discuss.

9. Do you wear glasses?

A few.

10. What is your strangest talent?

I can (sometimes) name that tune in two notes, especially if it's a broadway tune.

11. Have you ever been in the hospital?

I've been in the hospital three times; two pregnancies and one wisdom tooth removal. Believe it or not, I spent more time in the hospital for the wisdom teeth than for both births put together.

12. What color mostly dominates your wardrobe?

Blue and white dominate in the warm months.

In the colder months, my closet is a sea of black and grey.

13. What’s your most expensive piece of clothing?

My Mother's mink coat.
Btw... I don't get a lot of wear out of it in Texas.

14. Have you ever had braces?

Yes, I did.
But you would never know it because I never wore my retainer.

And to all my wonderful readers who are Mothers or Mothers in their hearts, this one is for you. 

Until next time...

Psychology Today

Preppy Empty Nester
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  1. I can’t believe there were no seatbelts or other types of restraints on the roller coaster ride!! Yikes! I’m glad safety standards have improved over the years!
    PS. Want the details of the scrumptious dinner! I would love to be married to a chef. My dear husband can’t even tell when the strawberries are fermented.

  2. Thanks for the Mother’s Day note. It tugged at my heart ♥️ Cheryl

  3. Still want your life, your wardrobe and your husband…..miss you

  4. OMG! The Mister definitely outdid himself on that meal. And, he does so well on the presentation. Wow! Loved your answers to the questions. We just got home from Atlanta or I would have participated in todays Sunday Stealing but........ Have a wonderful week!

  5. We have something in common. I, too, had my wisdom teeth removed in the hospital and also spent a couple of nights there!! That meal looks amazing. I imagine you don't get a lot of wear out of your mink coat in Texas. Several of my friends have mink coats but in Alabama, they might get to wear it once every two or three years.

  6. Twins … almost every response! I am considering Invisalign! I do not have my mother’s mink stole…I don’t even know how my mother came to own the stole. I did get a fox stole that belonged to her, but it creeped me out even to have it in my house…it looked at me. Beemie

  7. I am happy your girls were both there for Mother's Day!! Looking forward to that recipe!! Have a great week ahead, Katie! xo

  8. I love roller coasters and scary movies and blue clothes and sleeping regardless of the degree of light!

  9. “None that I care to discuss” - hahahaha…what a great picture!!
    Hope your weekend was excellent between the company and the food :)

  10. Gosh those steaks look delicious! So happy that you got to spend The day with your girls. Looking forward to hearing more about your day.

  11. These are great! My father used to force me to ride the roller coasters too and I hated every minute of it... funny enough I do enjoy them now as an adult.

  12. Katie! Happy Mother's Day! That's all I got today! Ha! Is it Friday yet? laura

  13. Hope you enjoyed Mother's day with your girls. Tell me about the side dish in the first it a potato pie?


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