Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday Morning Facts

In conjunction with Seams Inspired's Blogfest, I give you my Monday Morning Facts, for what shall we say? For your enjoyment, entertainment, encouragement, curiosity, concern, comprehension, snoopiness, wonder, amusement, to tickle your funny bone, and or your inquisitivness!

Fact:  August 10th came and went with little fan-fare, but it marked our first anniversary of having Fi Fi come live with us. She has been a real joy even with her bad habit of "runnin." She has taken off twice lickety split. Fortunately she will come back, in her good timing, to "Here!" She knows she gets a treat when she hears "here."

Fact:  My daughter Sonja (Portland) was in Longview on business Monday and stopped by to see us! She took mom to lunch and brought me an Asian Salad. Yep, it was yummy! (L to R - Irene, Sonja)

Fact:  I am truly thankful that my daughters got their beautiful looks, bubbly personality, and all over wonderfulness from their mother! 

Fact:  Irene picked the name Sonja because she liked the name that her close high school girlfriend bore and I chose Aurora as a middle name because first, it started with "A" and second, I liked the name ever since I heard of Aurora, Colorado.

Fact:  I was disappointed that West Springfield Dance Team was put through to the semi-finals over Shevonne. I don't care for WSDT. (I am still rooting and pulling for Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr, to win.)

Fact:  I am crazy!  I know you would have never thought I was, but it is a fact, and everyday, rather than just on Mondays. I have taken over the majority of cooking and dish washing duties. I really like to cook but what I find amusing is the regularity of it. Why do we have to eat on such a consistent basis? 3 meals a day times 7 days is 21 meals, not counting snacks or treats. An average of 10 cutlery, flatware, and/or cooking utensils per meal is 30 kitchen items a day to wash, times 7 days or 210 items per week - average. Now let's see what Irene has done for the past 38 years we have been married, oops, 37. I have to subtract 395 days I was deployed overseas. Now we were married during that year I was overseas but she didn't have to cook for me. So, where was I, oh yes! First, there is 13, 505 days in that 37 years (discounting the leap years) times 3 meals a day - that is approximately 40, 515 meals she cooked. I say approximately, many times I did BBQ and we went out or were invited out. 40, 515 meals times an average of 10 kitchen items to wash, she washed approximately 405, 150 kitchen items. 

Fact:  This is a good illustration of why you should read your bible regularly, even if you don't remember one thing or everything that you have read. Irene cooked over 40, 515 meals for me and I can't remember 99% of them, but I certainly got some nutrition out of every one of them. Something from every meal supplied a need in my body and they stuck with me for the time they needed to. Bible reading is the same way, you get something from it each time you "feast" upon it and something will stick with you.

Fact:  The movie The Music Never Stopped is fantastic! I give it two thumbs up, five stars, and nominate it for Best Picture of the year! You will laugh, cry, and be drawn into the story.

Fact:  Life is good - it is August and the lock-out is over, preseason is under way and the Seahawks have a new coach and quarterback. Go Seattle!

Join me each Monday as I share personal information in the format of Monday Facts. It seems inspired by many who enjoy personal tid-bits and information about blogger friends including myself. So each Monday for awhile I will regale you by sharing personal thoughts, events, and opinions from a personal perspective.


Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

FACT - Your wife and daughter are GORGEOUS!

FACT - I hear ya on the cooking and dishes.

FACT - Great analogy about Bible reading!

FACT - Hope your Monday is marvelous. Thanks for joining in my blog hop. Happy Monday! ☺

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Loved the post Gregg, Are you taking over ALL the hosuehold task on Mondays?????
Your daughter is very pretty but she must inherit something from you.
Happy 10 years of having your
dog,wish I could have one but no pets allowed here.

I saw part of Daniel In Nashville,
he sang a song and said that was first recorded by the Great George Jones, so you and Daniel have something in common.

Take care especially in the heat.

Petra said...

I'm going to ditto Larrie's comment facts! Great MF post, Gregg!

Petra said...

Woopsa! I meant Larri's comment!

The Old Geezer said...

Brother Gregg, you have a wonderful looking family and that includes Fi Fi. I like your Bible fact too :-)

Aurie{OurGoodLife} said...

Great list - I'd cheer Seattle on with you...but I'm a 49er's fan, so I have to go with them :)

Kansas Bob said...

Enjoy reading about you Gregg. Always learn something new about you.

Hope you have been well. My web time has been restricted as my sore back has prevented me from carrying my laptop to the hospital.