The 2018 World Cup is happening now. I’m no expert on football (I only know American Football) but I have decided that I am going to watch it. Most times that there is something like the World Cup, Olympics or any competition, I like to have someone to root for. Unfortunately, this World Cup does not include the United States (where I live) so I had to choose a team. I think that the best team for me would be England.
I guess to start, I need to understand the basic rules. more to come.


Still smoking 

But this time I’m going to be overly prepared so I can follow through

200 Questions

I found this very interesting. It’s 200 Questions to get to know someone. I figured I would answer them so that you can get to know me.

Questions to get started

  1. If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with your time?
    1. knit
    2. Crochet
    3. Gardening 
    4. Spending time with family and friends 
  2. What’s your favorite piece of clothing you own/owned?
    1. right now I own a pair of blue Manolos
  3. What hobby would you get into if money weren’t an issue?
    1. spinning
  4. What would your perfect room look like?
  5. How often do you play sports?
    1. I go to the gym 4x a week and usually swim
  6. What fictional place would you most like to go?
    1. Wonderland
  7. What job would you be terrible at?
    1. Housekeeping
  8. When was the last time you climbed a tree?
    1. I don’t think I ever have
  9. If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance of winning a medal for?
    1. crocheting
  10. What is the most annoying habit that other people have?
    1. eating with their mouth full
  11. What job do you think you’d be really good at?
    1. phone
    2. excel spreadsheets
  12. What skill would you like to master?
    1. woodworking
  13. What would be the most amazing adventure to go on?
    1. alaskan cruise
  14. If you had unlimited funds to build a house that you would live in for the rest of your life, what would the finished house be like?
    1. google search “magnolia homes” or “Pottery Barn” 
  15. What’s your favorite drink?
    1. Coke in a can
  16. What state or country do you never want to go back to?
    1. Tampa, FL
  17. What songs have you completely memorized?
    1. Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus
    2. Scenes from an Italian Restaurant by Billy Joel
  18. What game or movie universe would you most like to live in?
    1. Sex in the City in California & Mexico
  19. What do you consider to be your best find?
    1. my Breville juicer
  20. Are you usually early or late?
    1. Late
  21. What pets did you have while you were growing up?
    1. a cat named Mittens
    2. a dog named Friday
    3. a dog named Blu
  22. When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with?
    1. arts & crafts
  23. What takes up too much of your time?
    1. watching tv
    2. Playing video games 
  24. What do you wish you knew more about?
    1. my family history
  25. What would be your first question after waking up from being cryogenically frozen for 100 years?
    1. can cars fly?
  26. What are some small things that make your day better?
    1. fresh flowers
    2. talking to the man in my life
    3. dinner watching Jeopardy
  27. Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?
    1. Billy Joel
    2. Green Day
    3. James Taylor 
  28. What’s the best way to start the day?
    1. with a coffee then some swimming or yoga
  29. What shows are you into?
    1. VEEP
    2. Watters World 
    3. DIY anything 
    4. Cooking shows
    5. Columbo
    6. Greys Anatomy 
    7. Scandal 
  30. What TV Channel doesn’t exist but really should?
    1. Arts & Crafts
  31. Who has impressed you most with what they’ve accomplished? My future husband

    32. What age do you wish you could permanently be? 32
    33. What TV show or movie do you refuse to watch? Horror movies 

    34. What would be your ideal way to spend the weekend?  At a beach resort with my guy

    35. What is something that is considered a luxury, but you don’t think you could live without? Manicure and pedicures

    36. What’s your claim to fame? Being crafty 

    37. What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way? Knit, crochet, baking and spinning 

    38. What’s your favorite book or movie? 

    Book: Bridget Jones Diary & Shapaholic series are tied 

    Movie: Silver Linings Playbook

    39. How often do you people watch? Every other day 

    40. What have you only recently formed an opinion on? Health and Fitness 

    41. What’s the best single day on the calendar? My birthday 

    42. What are you interested in that most people haven’t heard of? have no answer for this 

    43. How do you relax after a hard day work? a glass of wine or yoga

    44. What was the best book or series that you’ve ever read?

    Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

    45. What’s the farthest you’ve ever been from home?


    46. What is the most heartwarming thing you’ve ever seen?

    My guy playing with my cat

    47. What is the most annoying question people ask you? I stray away from annoying people 

    48. What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation? Crocheting 

    48. If you were a dictator of a small island nation, what crazy dictator stuff would you do? Everyone must be nice, work is part time for everyone, minimum wage is enough to feed a family of 5 and keep a roof over their heads, community service is mandatory and all health care is free when you do community service 

    49. What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives? Use their passports

    50. Would you rather go hang gliding or white water rafting? Rafting

    51. What’s your dream car? Right now, a Volvo or BMW SUV

    52. What’s worth spending more on to get the best? Anything that makes you happy 

    53. What is something that a ton of people are obsessed with but you just don’t get the point? POTUS

    54. What are you most looking forward to in the next 10 years? Traveling and fixing up our home

    55. Where is the most interesting place you’ve been? Saranac Lake Winter Carnival parade and ice castle in February- attended yearly 

    56. What’s something you’ve been meaning to try but haven’t gotten around to? Donating extra clothing, books and miscellaneous items we no longer need 

    57. What’s the best thing that happened to you last week? An excellent job review 

    58. What piece of entertainment do you wish you could erase from your mind so that you could experience it again for the first time?

    59. If all jobs had the same pay and hours, what job would you like to have? Counseling drug and alcohol abuse 

    60. What amazing thing did you do that no-one was around to see? No thought on this one right now

    61. How different was your life one year ago? Polar opposites 

    62. What quirks do you have? Talking to myself out loud, not folding clothes 

    63. What would you rate 10/10? Downton Abbey 

    64. What fad or trend do you hope comes back? I don’t know. I do know I want Despacito song to end

    65. What’s the most interesting piece of art you’ve seen? Picasso paintings 

    65. What kind of art do you enjoy the most? Van Gogh

    1. What do you hope never changes?
    2. What city would you most like to live in?
    3. What movie title describes your life?
    4. Why did you decide to do the work you are doing now?
    5. What’s the best way a person can spend their time?
    6. If you suddenly became a master at woodworking, what would you make?
    7. Where is the most relaxing place you’ve ever been?
    8. What is the luckiest thing that has happened to you?
    9. Where would you rather be from?
    10. What are some things you would like to unlearn?
    11. What are you looking forward to in the coming months?
    12. What website do you visit most often?
    13. What one thing do you really want but can’t afford?
    14. Where do you usually go when you have time off?
    15. Where would you spend all your time if you could?
    16. What is special about the place you grew up?
    17. What age do you want to live to?
    18. What are you most likely to become famous for?
    19. What are you absolutely determined to do?
    20. What is the most impressive thing you know how to do?
    21. What do you wish you knew more about?
    22. What question would you most like to know the answer to?
    23. What question can you ask to find out the most about a person?
    24. When was the last time you changed your opinion / belief about something major?
    25. What was the best compliment you’ve received ?
    26. As the only human left on Earth, what would you do?
    27. Who inspires you to be better?
    28. What do you want your epitaph to be?
    29. What did you think you would grow out of but haven’t?
    30. In what situation or place would you feel the most out of place in?
    31. What’s the dumbest thing you’ve done that actually turned out pretty well?
    32. They say everyone has a book in them. What would your book be about?
    33. What is something you will NEVER do again?
    34. What do you spend the most time thinking about?
    35. What are some of the events in your life that you made you who you are?
    36. What do you wish your brain was better at doing?
    37. There are two types of people in this world. What are they?
    38. What is the strangest thing you have come across?
    39. What is something you are certain you’ll never experience?
    40. If you could make one rule that everyone had to follow, what rule would you make?
    41. What are you addicted to?
    42. What stereotype do you completely live up to?
    43. What is something you can never seem to finish?
    44. As you get older, what are you becoming more and more afraid of?
    45. What is one of your favorite smells?
    46. What would be the scariest monster you could imagine?
    47. What song or artist do you like but rarely admit to liking?
    48. What would you do if you knew you were going to die in an hour?
    49. What book impacted you most?
    50. If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?
    51. If life was a game, like some people say, what are some of the rules?
    52. Who is / was your most interesting friend?
    53. Have you given to any charities?
    54. What is something your friends would consider “so you”?
    55. What risks are worth taking?
    56. What can you not get right, no matter how many times you try?
    57. If you could convince everyone in the world to do one thing at the point in time, what would that thing be?
    58. What do you take for granted?
    59. What would be some annoying things about having yourself as a roommate?
    60. What’s something your self-conscious about?
    61. What personality trait do you value most and which do you dislike most?
    62. What small gesture from a stranger made a big impact on you?
    63. What gets you fired up?
    64. What challenging thing are you working through these days?
    65. What irrational fear do you have?
    66. What’s the best and worst piece of advice you’ve ever received?
    67. If you had a clock that would countdown to any one event of your choosing, what event would you want it to countdown to?
    68. What makes a good life?
    69. What do you strongly suspect but have no proof of?
    70. What’s the last adventure you went on?
    71. When do you feel truly “alive”?
    72. What was the most memorable gift you have received?
    73. What chapters would you separate you autobiography into?
    74. What do you like most about my family?
    75. What do you hope your last words are?
    76. What stat for your life would you most like to see?
    77. What are the three most significant numbers in your life?
    78. What could you do with two million dollars to impact the most amount of people?
    79. If you were put into solitary confinement for six months, would you stay sane?
    80. What’s something horrible that everyone should try at least once?
    81. What are some of the tuning point in you life?
    82. What would a minor opposite of yourself be like?
    83. What are you really good at, but embarrassed to be good at?
    84. What are three interesting facts about you?
    85. Which of your scars has the best story behind it?
    86. What’s the title of this chapter of your life?
    87. What is the hardest lesson you have learned?
    88. What mistake do you keep making over and over again?
    89. What do people say is weird about you?
    90. When people look at you, what do you think they see / think?
    91. What have you created that you are most proud of?
    92. If you could make a 20 second phone call to yourself at any point in you life present or future, when would you call and what would you say?
    93. What annoys you most about the groups you are a part of?
    94. What do you have doubts about?
    95. What do you want to be remembered for?
    96. What are some of your personal “rules” that you never break?
    97. What do you regret not doing or starting when you were younger?
    98. If you could have a never-ending candle that smelled like anything you wanted, what fragrance would it be?
    99. What’s the best thing about you?
    100. What bends your mind every time you think about it
    101. Whats the best thing you got from your parents?
    102. What’s one responsibility you wish you didn’t have?
    103. What is the “holy grail” of your life>?
    104. If your childhood had a smell, what would it be?
    105. What are the top three things you want to accomplish before you die? How close are you to accomplishing them?
    106. What would you tell yourself 10 years ago? What do you think you’ll tell yourself 10 years from now?
    107. In your group of friends what role do you play?
    108. What are you “famous” for?
    109. If your life was a book what would the title be?
    110. Whats the best and worst about getting older?
    111. What’s something that happened or something that someone said that changed how you view the world?
    112. What are you most likely wrong about?
    113. If you had a personal flag what would be on it?
    114. What lifestyle change have you been meaning to make for a while now?
    115. What would your spirit animal be?
    116. What incredibly strong opinion or belief do you have that is completely unimportant in the grand scheme of things?
    117. What chance encounter changed your life forever?
    118. If you could have a video of any one event in your life, what would you choose?
    119. If you were forced to relive one 10 minute block of your life again and again for all eternity what would you choose?


    1. How do you hope you will change in the future as a person?
    2. What keeps you up at night?
    3. What is the most surprising self-realization you’ve had?
    4. Whats the most illegal thing you have done?
    5. What lie do you tell most often?
    6. What do you regret not doing?
    7. What gives your life meaning?
    8. What do you most look down on people for? What do you think other people look down on you for?
    9. What bridges do you regret burning?
    10. What are you most insecure about?
    11. How do you get in your own way of success?
    12. What’s one thing that you really wish you. could go back and undo?
    13. What are you afraid people see when they look at you?


    So I have a friend from Alanon and she’s lovely. She needs to find a sponsor and asked me if I would. So I’m considering it. In all reality it’s a little terrifying at the same time it’s a complete honor to be asked! I know that my journey is going to be a long one and I have a sponsor to help me on the way so I do believe that everyone in the program should have the trust with their deepest and darkest feelings and secrets. 

    I’m also co-chairperson for an anniversary. Here’s some of my thoughts for the decor – the theme is blue and white spring


    Out of desperation I hired a personal trainer yesterday at the gym. I’ve been dieting now for a few weeks and working out every other day and I’m not having any results. So I meet my trainer on Monday. 


    I went to the gym this morning and after now a full ten days of diet and exercise, I was feeling pretty good. And then BOOM! I did what I 100% SHOULD NOT HAVE DONE – I stepped on the dreaded scale. And guess what. My weight is still at 165. WTF?!? I have been eating what I have been told. I have been exercising every other day, like I was told. And I haven’t lost anything. I do have to get my thyroid checked and in order to do that I need to get bloodworm done that requires fasting. And for whatever reason, I forget every morning when I come downstairs in a haze and quickly grab my first cup of coffee. So I am writing myself a Post-It tonight and leaving it on the coffee machine so that I can find out if the culprit of adding ten pounds this past year; and twenty pounds over the last two years; could possibly be my thyroid. I was talking to my friend about my diet and it is all so boring. Salad, smoothie, salad, no sugar, fruit, veggies and chicken. Tonight I am on my own for dinner. It’s funny in a way. I haven’t had dinner alone for decades now. But I plan on sticking to the Weight Watchers cooking magazine that I picked up for my dinner. I pray my thyroid is low and that will help me lose weight once it’s adjusted because I am wanting to eat a pizza, or at least be able to have a slice every now and again. I loathe the fact that I am now a 39 year old woman who is 55 pounds overweight for her height. I am only five feet tall. So five pounds looks like 25 on me and right now I feel disgusting. I wouldn’t want to have sex with me. So I need to get my groove back. I want to feel sexy again and I want to fit in my clothes again. I have some really really nice clothes that are for a size 8 – and unfortunately right now, I’m at a 14. My goal is a 6 but I would be ok with 8. I’m hoping that buying a juicer (on LetGO) and a FitBit (also on LetGO) will help me to lose this weight that I’m desperate to get off of me….I know I didn’t gain all this weight overnight and I can’t expect to lose it in ten days but I thought at least a pound or two. Maybe that’s an unrealistic expectation on my part.
    I meet with my job counselor today and she wants to get to know me and get to know what kind of work I am looking for. Thankfully, I finished my resume this morning so she can help me tweak that up. I am then going to be set up with a work evaluation. I’ll go to a company and do the work I am looking for and will be graded in all areas of the job, including how I socialize and how I take breaks. If I “pass” the evaluation then I will be helped to work on my resume and on my interviewing skills by a coach. But that’s about 40-80 hours of work away right now. It’s still the beginning of an exciting new chapter.