A “Dangled Carat” and some fill ins…

September 13, 2013


Happy Friday everyone! As I’m sitting here trying to get this post finished I hear the incessant buzzing of the pressure cleaner right through the dining room window. Hubby is pressure washing our pool deck in anticipation of my family’s arrival tomorrow. I will start on my chores when I’m done here. Fun times… 🙂

I hope you all had a great week and have fun things planned for this weekend. I see pool fun, barbecues and possibly some bowling and turtles in our future – as long as the weather plays along and we won’t get rained out. So far the forecast looks just fine!

Hubby spent most of this week sick and the boy followed right behind – he just woke up from a nyQuil induced sleep and sounded horrible. Yay, for back to school and fall – it seems to be the name of the game.

Before I get started on the Friday fill ins I just wanted to share some exciting news about our lovely hostess Hilary. She published her first book “Dangled Carat” yesterday and being as excited as I was I just had to go ahead and buy a copy right away. It’s the first time I’ve read a book where I actually know a lot of the characters and it adds a whole new dimension to the experience.

For more info and to stay up to date on all the latest exciting news regarding the book, you can follow Hilary’s Dangled Carat Facebook page.

Hilary, I wish you lots of luck and success with your book and I’m so incredibly happy for you that your dream finally came true!!! xoxo

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.  If she uses them, she will add you as co-host to the hop! This week’s co-host is Pam from Tropppetrie– she came up with the last two statements! Hilary REALLY, REALLY, REALLY NEEDS SOME STATEMENTS!

She 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) ____ are the ____ time to ____
2) No matter how hard I try I still can’t _____
3) When I was young I thought turning 30 meant ____ but now I know it means____
4) I love to cook ____ for dinner. When I am in a hurry my to to meal is ___

My answers:

1) Late evenings are the best and quietest time to get blog work done.

2) No matter how hard I try I still can’t pronounce certain words in English correctly.

3) When I was young I thought turning 30 meant you were grown up but now I know it means that there is still a whole lot of growing up to do and life to live.

4) I love to cook simple but delicious dishes  for dinner. When I am in a hurry my go to meal is chef salad. It’s healthy, quick and filling! 

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I may be a little behind on visiting everyone but will try to stop by as time allows.

xo, Susi


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  • Nanci @ This Crazy Life of Mine September 13, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Wow, that sounds like a great book. It’s fun when you know someone who wrote a book. One of my blogger friends, Gretchen, wrote her first YA lit book last year and I loved it…. I’ll have to check this out. Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a great visit with your family this weekend.

    • Susi September 13, 2013 at 12:41 pm

      Thanks Nanci. Hilary and her husband are actually “old” family friends of my husband’s. I’m sure she would love it if you’d check out the book.
      I hope, we’ll have a nice visit too – before we know it they’ll be back in Germany.

  • Stasha September 13, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    How exciting to have yours visiting!!! And nothing sexier then men power washing, mowing or doing dishes 😉

    • Susi September 13, 2013 at 6:01 pm

      I guess, it is kind of sexy – as long as he stays far away – because the sweatiness and the smell associated with it does not appeal to me. 🙂

  • Claudia September 13, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Next to mornings I agree with your no. 1. And, seriously? I find it hard to believe. Those must be some real tough English words – I mean, you came here when you were really young (unlike me ;))

    • Susi September 13, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      There are some words that I constantly tangle – especially those that have s and th sounds in them at the same time. It doesn’t happen often but I think, some words I will just always have a little trouble with. 🙂

  • Rorybore September 13, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Blogging definitely goes well with the night owl in me. It’s so much easier to read…and to write.
    We’ve gone from hot and humid, to cold and rainy in a span of days: I have no idea what this weekend will bring. I hope you get the sunshine and hubby’s hard work is all not all for naught.
    And don’t worry….I have trouble with English too. LOL

    • Susi September 13, 2013 at 10:12 pm

      Rain, yes. But cold, no. Still hot and humid here. I’m looking forward to a little relief… I’m sure you have a lot less trouble with English than I do at times. 🙂

  • Hilary September 14, 2013 at 7:47 am

    Thanks for the shout out for Dangled Carat!
    I am sorry the boy and sweetheart have had a rough week…. I thought 30 was grown up too. Now as I am two months away from turning 40 I realize how young 30 is!

    • Susi September 14, 2013 at 10:06 am

      Well, the boy and sweetheart managed to infect me with their germs and I have that tickle in the back of my throat. It’s going to be a long week…

  • Katrin September 14, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Haha, I agree, there are some words I can’t pronounce correctly either. It is just not possible, I don’t know why.

    • Susi September 14, 2013 at 10:08 am

      We didn’t grow up using certain sounds so it’s not natural to us and never will be. Even though I was only 16 when we came here I will ever lose my accent… unless I get speech lessons to loose my accent which I wouldn’t do!

  • Kimberly September 15, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Ohhhh…I wish that I could talk to you on the phone. I love me some accents…and I could say eh and aboot for you.
    I think it’s fabulous that she wrote a book. One day I’ll grow some nards and give her a whirl!
    I’m sorry that the family is sick. School starts and the germs roll on out. xo

    • Susi September 15, 2013 at 11:29 pm

      Ain’t that the truth, Kimberly. Same thing every year at this time. 🙂

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