Skip to main content

Five Question Friday - 9/10/2010

It is hard to believe that tomorrow it will nine years from the most remembered Sept. 11th in history.  Since then my family members have done multiple tours overseas, and made it safely (if not sanely) back each time.  I thank God each day for their continued safety.  May we remember the attacks in our hearts on this day, and remember the lives lost and families affected both on that day and in the nine years since.  Children have grown up without one or both parents.  Parents lost children.  As a nation we lost our innocent belief that we are safe on home soil.  We learned what hate in the name of religion can feel like when it strikes home.   

If you can read thank a teacher.  If you are reading this in English thank a Soldier.

1. Do you feel guilty spending money on yourself?  Normally, unless it is on fabric, LOL!  It is just hard to justify spending money on myself when I 'know' there are more important things to buy with that money.  Hence, my last haircut was over 6 months ago.  Luckily (or one of the reasons for so few haircuts) curly hair doesn't really show the lack of good haircuts.

2. How well do you know your neighbors?  We know a couple very well.  The others I am determined to get to know better over a plate of holiday cookies.

3. What age are you looking forward to being?  Do I have to look forward to an age?  I am glad to be an adult, but I still look back on my 'carefree' late teenage/young adult years with envy.  Not that I would trade places, but I wish that I had taken advantage of those years of less responsiblity more than I did.

4. Do you get excited when the mail comes? Why?  Of course I do!  You just never know when the mail man (or woman in our case) might bring a special surprise!

5. What is your earliest childhood memory?  I remember the prickly beach in Hawaii that we lived across from when my dad was stationed there.  The pictures show the beach covered by black pine needles.  We moved back to WA State when I was four, and I don't remember anything but those prickles, LOL!

Cindy (I Owe It All To Him) is very much in need of our prayers.  Her husband is still in Intensive Care following a heart attack.  Please take a moment to pray for her and her family.  If you have another moment to spare, please leave her a comment on her blog to let her know.  It is amazing the support we can receive from other cyber-friends when we are in need.  Let us show Cindy that support!

Linking up with this fabulous parties!  Remember to check back for Etsy Tuesday and Treasury Thursday!


Let's Just Give It Away

Punkin Seed Productions


  1. Hobbies! Yes, there's a few moments when I don't feel the guilt and my hobby fits that every now and again. Hehe... OR if I know what I am buying will make me money later? I don't feel too guilty about that. Does that count as being for me though?

    SIGH! :)
    Take care!

  2. What a great blog!! I am really enjoying looking around. Thanks for sharing!! I am now a new follower!! Nicole @ BTW I found you on a blog hop!


Post a Comment

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. I love reading your comments, and enjoy returning the favor {even if it takes me a while to return it, LOL!}.

Popular posts from this blog

Add a ‘click-able’ signature to comments you make.

While blog hopping recently, I came across this fantastic tip listed on Be Our Best.  Jill has compiled her Top 10 Blogging Tips in one place to help others out there in blogland.  Most of them I had heard of before.  But she had one on her list that I have only seen a couple times in practice, and have not heard a how-to do it before.Number 6: Add a clickable signature to your comments.If you add the following text to the bottom of the comments you leave for other bloggers, whatever text you insert for “Your Text Here” will be clickable.  You have to switch out “{“ and “}” with “<” and “>” then it will work.  Remember to also change the “Your Blog Address” part, LOL! {a href= }YOUR TEXT HERE {/a}Bonus Tip ~ I use Notepad to store all the html codes I use on a regular basis {the direct link code for my signature image, color codes, etc.}.  I added the above code to my Notepad page, edited it with my information, and saved it.  Now all I have to do …

Quick Kitchen Curtain Tutorial

How comfortable with sewing are you?  Would you like to a quick and easy project that you can do yourself to create a window valance/ruffle out of any fabric you find?  Here you go!  There are only three lines of stitching in this project.  Very little measuring, and gorgeous results.

This project actually started almost two years ago, when I painted our current kitchen a pale ice blue we had left over from painting a bedroom.  To try something different, I painted the ceiling of the kitchen a deep, high-gloss navy.  You can see just a little bit of the ceiling in the finished curtain picture below.  As much as I adore the contrast in the paint colors, trying to find a ready made curtain for the kitchen has proven impossible.  Lots of kitchen curtains are to frilly, not the right color, too white, so on and so forth.  Did I mention too expensive?
So, when I brought home this fabric from Sewing Club and was trying to figure out what 'it' wanted to be, I decided it would be perfe…

$15 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

~ This Giveaway is CLOSED ~
The Winner will be announced 10 am on 4/27/2011 {Wednesday}. Easy entry... Just leave a comment letting me know that you are follower of The Spunky Diva. 
Make sure I can find your e-mail address either in your comment or your profile!!!!
Additional Entries: (1) Follow on Twitter {leave seperate comment} - $15 Amazon GC Giveaway @thespunkydiva (open till 4/25/2011) #gc #free (2) Blog about this giveaway {post link in your comment} (3) Tweet about this giveaway, can be enter this way once a day. 
Entry will be open from April 5th till April 25th.  The winner will be announced on Tuesday, April 26th, after selection by  Amazon Gift Card will be in e-mail form.  Winner will have 48 hours after being contacted by e-mail {make sure you leave your e-mail} to claim the prize.  If unclaimed, a new winner will be selected by