Cooked Carrots, Showers, Snakes and Smiles

Friday!!! Friday!! Friday!!!!  Yippee! To celebrate the day I am going to participate in Hilary’s blog hop over at Feeling Beachie.  Each week she posts 4 statements and we all fill in the blanks.  Gives me something to write about and also the chance to get to know some things about some other bloggers I follow!  Join in if you want and definitely check out her blog—she has a great one!!!  So this week the statements are:

This week’s statements:

1. Growing up, I was the only one in my family who____

2. On a typical morning, before I leave the house, I _______

3. No matter how hard I try, I am still afraid of _____________

4. ___________ is the first thing I notice about people.

1.  Growing up, I was the only one in my family who hated cooked carrots.  And I mean hate with a passion.  Actually it is an aversion to all orange colored vegetables.  I despise them.  My mom says that even as a baby when she tried to feed me carrots I would spit them out.  I don’t mind them raw and I even could be convinced to eat squash raw but cook it and it makes me gag.  Sorry to be so graphic this early in the day….but it is true.  Can’t stand them and never will.  Even posting this picture makes me gag…

2.  On a typical morning before I leave the house I shower!  Aren’t you glad???  Since I am currently not gainfully employed I don’t usually have a lot of typical mornings of leaving the house.  When I do venture out into the big world I do try to take care of those general hygiene issues so I don’t assault the senses of others.    And no…I won’t post a picture of my morning routine!  TMI

3. No matter how hard I try I am still afraid of snakes.    I know they are more scared of me than I am of them.  I know they will not hurt me unless they feel threatened.  I know all of those things.  My nephew had snakes as pets and they creeped me out.  My sister actually took care of them when he went to school.  Probably the biggest thing that creeped me out that he had was a Savannah Monitor that “escaped” one time when we were staying at their house.  Not only did it escape –it probably walked over my sleeping sons in that room during its escape since they were sacked out in sleeping bags on the floor.  Ugh.  I did not relax until that thing was found and recaged!!! Yikes.  No pictures posted of these delightful creatures either.  I will spare anyone else who has this fear!

4.  The smile is the first thing I notice about people.  You can tell a lot about a person by their smile, don’t you think?  And there are so many kinds.  Nervous smiles, engaging smiles, full on face covering smiles, smiles which makes eyes disappear, the list goes on.  I think a smile speaks volumes.  

Check out these blogs for blog hops today!!!


  1. I hate cooked carrots too…yuck. I do, however, love that picture of the smiling cat:) Happy Mother’s Day, my friend. ♥ Diane

    • Really?? Another cooked carrot hater??? Yay!!! I think we should start a club!!! Everyone tries to convince me that they are good–just try these—they are sweet and delicious. NO WAY! Ugh. Happy Mother’s Day back at ya!!

  2. Well, joining another blog hop would be good clean fun if I didn’t get so bogged down in the picture post that I run screaming into the night.

    Thanks for the visit. I’m scared of bats–when they get into the house. My cat caught one last week, which was only slightly better than having it fly around—because he wanted to play with it. Arrgh.

    • Totally agreed!!! Bats are not cool with me, either! And I can see your cat proudly bringing it to you…ick. I would not be happy. My cats are clueless about stuff like that. I had a mouse in the house once and they just watched it with dumbfounded looks on their faces….clueless, like I said.

  3. hate cooked carrots here as well but love that friendly smile come see my answers at

  4. Stopping by to follow and say hello.
    Have a great weekend!

  5. 1. Growing up, I was the only one in my family who collected baseball cards.

    2. On a typical morning, before I leave the house, I read the blogs in my blogroll on my main blog.

    3. No matter how hard I try, I am still afraid of bees!

    4. Height is the first thing I notice about people.

    • Oh I can understand about the bees!! They kind of scare me, too! I had a bunch of them caught up in my hair when I was about 10 and it was pretty terrifying!!! And after the bee stings came the hives!! I was a mess!!!

  6. i am afraid of snakes too! Isn’t it amazing how many people had that as their answer?

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