Boy band love and fill ins

May 30, 2013

Random thoughts:

– “Mommy, you know, the black shirt with all the peace signs on it that I keep putting back in the laundry basket? Yeah, that’s little sister’s now.” — Uhm, hello, can you not bring it to her room then and put it away? It’s been in the laundry rotation for two weeks now without anyone actually wearing it. So, instead of walking down the hall to her sister’s room, Middle has been putting it in her laundry basket because it’s just easier!!!!!!

– Only 4 more days of school until summer break. I honestly cannot wait. We all need the break from the school routine and just relax. Yay for summer.

– Did you see this sweet post by Alison of Writing,Wishing? She’s spreading the love and sharing some of her favorite bloggers with us. I kept the love going by mentioning BethAnn and Hilary as two of my faves who deserve some recognition. xoxo

– Today, on the way home from dinner, I mentioned to hubby how high the lakes are. And he said the same thing I’ve been thinking — if this continues the lakes will meet in the middle of the road again. It’s just been raining soooooo much and it looks like we are in for at least some more of it through Monday.

– I’m always amazed by the power of music. Last night, when I was cooking dinner I listened to some old school Take That and I still remember all the words to my favorite songs. It brought back such wonderful memories of my teenage years and hanging with my friends, watching videos and comparing notes and swooning over these handsome British lads. It made me so happy!


Time to join Hilary…

Each week, Hilary plans on listing four statements with a blank for us to fill in on our own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to her at Hilary(at)feelingbeachie(dot)com. If she uses them, she will add you as co-host to the hop! This week’s co-host is TAMI from EMPTY NEST IN IL who came up with the last statement! I REALLY NEED CO-HOSTS, after so many weeks I am running out of statements!

Hilary would LOVE it if you could please help her spread the word about this hop…. So, please tweet, FaceBook share, and add the linky to your post…

This week’s statements:

1. If I don’t ___ then _____
2. I wish ______but then again _____
3. _______ is challenging for me.
4. I would say I am “computer ____” because ______

My answers:

1. If I don’t drink my cup of Rooibus tea at night then I feel like something is missing from my night-time routine.

2. I wish, I didn’t have to get up so early every morning but then again I get so much more done.

3. Saying words with the “th” sound is challenging for me. The sound doesn’t exist in the German language and we had to learn a special way to move our tongues and mouths to make the sound.

4. I would say I am “computer savvy” because living with hubby I can’t help it. He is a huge “computer nerd”!!! 🙂


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  • Katrin May 31, 2013 at 7:14 am

    I love to listen to Take That too! I can’t understand they were not very popular in the States! Robbie…:)

    • Susi May 31, 2013 at 8:17 am

      Katrin, you are a kindred spirit – Robbie forever!!! 🙂 I always wondered why they didn’t become more popular here, but I guess, there were so many boy bands here at the same time they just never took off.

  • Kimberly May 31, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Is the English language hard to learn? I was talking about this the other day with my husband. We have words like There, their and they’re…and other words that sound the same…is that confusing to you? It was confusing as a kid!

    • Susi May 31, 2013 at 8:16 am

      Kimberly, it used to be very confusing to me – I had to really cram to learn grammar. But overall English was one of the easiest languages for me to learn. I actually learned Russian first, and that’s a beast. I’m actually a bit of grammar Nazi now and my eye just automatically wanders to grammar and spelling mistakes. I think, it’s become so ingrained that I can’t help myself. 🙂

    • Debbie May 31, 2013 at 9:20 am

      What many foreigners tell me is that the grammar is simple, but the spellings are crazy! Unlike English, most languages spell things exactly the way they sound.

      • Susi May 31, 2013 at 9:30 am

        Very true.

  • TBM May 31, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Will have to try Rooibus tea!

    • Susi May 31, 2013 at 8:14 am

      It is sooooo good. It’s from South Africa and is naturally caffeine and tannin free… I’ve been drinking it for years.

  • Judy May 31, 2013 at 8:36 am

    I am always amazed at how well people learn English as their second language because I can’t even learn another. English is my first and only.

    • Susi May 31, 2013 at 9:28 am

      Ha ha. In Europe it’s pretty much a given that you learn English! I have always loved languages and learning them. My favorite to this day it French – such a pretty language and I wish, I would have kept up with it more.

  • Debbie May 31, 2013 at 9:17 am

    My mother is 89 and STILL can’t pronounce the “TH” sound. Very difficult for Germans! As you said, that sound just does not exist. As for me, I have trouble in Italian with the “GLI” sound. My tongue always feels swollen, LOL.
    Never heard of Roolbus tea; must check into it. Have a good weekend. 🙂

    • Susi May 31, 2013 at 9:30 am

      Thanks, Debbie. You too. Rooibus is great!

  • Rorybore May 31, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Ah…Rooibus.. c’est tres tres bien! Une accolade dans une tasse. (which means “a hug in a mug” )

    Now, if only I can teach someone to teach me German.
    oh….and computers. LOL

    • Susi May 31, 2013 at 4:43 pm

      Eine Umarmung in der Tasse! That’s what it would be in German. Maybe, I can start doing my vlogs by teaching some German words!!! 🙂

  • Hilary June 1, 2013 at 6:39 am

    Oh middle – I love her….

    I think you pronounce all your words fine…. Besides I love your accent!

    • Susi June 1, 2013 at 8:52 am

      Thanks, Hilary. It’s not that often but I do have issues from time to time. 🙂

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