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Friendly Fill-Ins: Week 4


Annie at McGuffy's Reader and Ellen at 15andmeowing are co-hosting a fun weekly meme called  Friendly Fill-In'sAll you have to do to participate is complete the statements and link your post up hereThis is a great way to get to know each other a little better!

Here are the this week's statements with the blanks:

1. The best money I ever spent was __________, and the worst was_________.

2. My most memorable vacation was with __________  at ____________.

3. It                    when                      .

4. Once, I                         .

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Here are my answers:

1. The best money I ever spent was on a hot tub which does wonders for our old weary bodies and minds after a long day at work, and the worst was on a weekend getaway with my ex who didn't want to go and was miserable company the entire time.

2. My most memorable vacation was with my beloved Papa Bear at Galveston Island on the Gulf Coast - I love it there!

3. It angers me when I see someone neglecting the children or animals they are responsible for, there is no acceptable excuse for it!

4. Once, I lived a communal lifestyle for awhile. I enjoyed it and I would do it again.

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23 comments:

  1. My sister has a hot-tub - wonderful for any aches and pains! Totally agree with your number 3.

    That's Purrfect

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    1. They truly are, we just soak in ours most times, no bubbles, very soothing! Hard to disagree with #3, it sickens me!

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  2. We used to have a hot tub - loved sitting in it and watching the sun set, but now we live in FL and it's a bit hot for one....

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    1. In the summer we leave ours much cooler, like a warm pool. But in Florida you have solar heated pools. I can see that a steamy hot tub wouldn't feel too comfortable!

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  3. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, I always enjoy your answers. You are the 2nd one today to say a hot tub was the best money spent- I may need to look into getting one of those. I completely understand #3, it is frustrating. Have a great weekend.

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    1. I totally enjoy doing the fill-ins, Ellen, you two come up with good questions! For us, the hot tub is the nicest way to relax before bedtime, underneath the moon and stars, beautiful! #3, witnessing that just tears my heart out, it's so wrong! I am so happy for the weekend to finally be here!

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    1. I agree, Mimi, it's some of our favorite time spent together just to relax and talk with no distractions.

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  5. Some of my best childhood memories are of my years in the Galveston area. I also loved the Texas City Dike. It was amazing! I really don't like hot tubs. I can't just sit like that. I know, I am in an minority. I cannot tolerate neglect, and have seen both animals and children die from it. I think I am too private for communal living. Just sayin'. Thank you for being a part of Friendly Fill-Ins!

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    1. I can easily imagine Galveston being a wonderful place as a child, Annie! We never sit in our hot tub for long 10-20 minutes at the most, just enough to relax in the quiet moonlight. We usually don't even put the jets on, or the pretty colored underwater lights. I know your feelings on neglect/abuse of children and animals, and you are so right that they can die from it. I have no tolerance or forgiveness when it comes to hurting innocents. There are many forms of communal living, not all are like the 60's version we grew up familiar with. ;-) But I like my privacy too and need a spot to call my own, then sharing communal areas can be fun and helpful, more hands makes the work lighter and the money go further.

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  6. It really upsets me too. People like to abandon their animals in front of the place where I work. But we got them on camera this time! I hope this stops them.

    Galveston, although the water is not so great is a beautiful place. I try to visit as much as I can!

    : )

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    1. They used to do that when I lived beside a highway, Joseph, and they just assumed the animals could fend for themselves in the country or else we would take them in. It was such a rotten thing to do! I hope you can catch them and they get prosecuted! I agree that the water at Galveston is not ocean blue by any means, but I love walking along the sandy beach or riding across the channel on the ferry. Last time we were there we saw so many dolphins playing in the water, it was magical!

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  7. I wanna hear more about the commune life

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    1. That would require a whole post or series of posts, Zoë! You may have to wait for my bio someday. :-) I loved the sense of family and of everybody having different roles. I still believe it can work if it is organized correctly.

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  8. I would love to be able to get a hot tub and see if it is the best purchase ever! My body has all kinds of aches and pains these days, and I usually end every day with a hot bath.

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  9. We used to live at places that had hot tubs. I miss being able to use them. However, sometimes there would be too many people. I agree with #3. So sad and awful. #4 is interesting.

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    1. I meant to also comment about Tiggy. Oh my goodness, what a scare she gave you! I understand completely.

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  10. I would love a hot tub. I'm with you on #3.

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    1. It was a definite splurge for us, bought with a little inheritance money, but we have made such good use of it, it feels amazing at the end of day, so soothing! I have zero tolerance for those who have children or pets and then fail to take good care of them, it's a crime, and it should be punished as such!

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  11. Not sure I would be good with communal living. I like my solitude. What made you try a commune? Write about your experience sometime. You are full of stories.

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    1. I think that one could design a communal living situation which included plenty of privacy/quiet space for each individual, it does not have to mean being in a group of people 24/7. It could be sharing some communal areas and responsibilities, and I believe that it could be a less expensive, and less labor-intensive way of living. Family can be defined in so many ways, as long as no one attempts to take control, then it's doomed to fail. I sort of fell into both of the communal living situations I was involved with by virtue of people I was associated with at the time, and opportunities that presented themselves. I learned what goes right and what goes wrong in such situations. It takes a lot of communication and cooperation, and a true desire to make it work! Yes, I have had some interesting life experience, though most of it has been pretty routine, and the older I get the more I enjoy calm and quiet, no major excitement needed, no drama wanted!

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