Sunday Social | this and that

While I wait for the real “chill” of fall to arrive, enjoy another Sunday Social, a link-up hosted by Ashley and Neely. This week’s questions are a bit random, but totally entertaining and worth reading.

Sunday Social

Besides the obvious essentials (food, water, shelter, and clothing),
what are *FIVE* items you can’t live without on a daily basis?

In no particular order:

  1. Charmin Ultra-Soft toilet paper
  2. toothbrush and toothpaste (they go together, right? Can’t have one without the other?!)
  3. A hair-tie because I *HATE* if my hair is touching my face or neck. Ughhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!
  4. Contacts and sunglasses (these go together in my world too … can’t have one without the other)
  5. my Kindle

* Toilet paper … obviously.
* Toothbrush and toothpaste … no need for explanation.
* People ask me all the time why they never see me wear my hair down and it’s very simple: I don’t like to be hot and I don’t like my hair to touch my face. I wear it up *ALL* the time. Daytime, nighttime, all the time, it doesn’t matter. It’s too long (I’m so overdue for a hair cut right now it’s ridiculous) and really curly, but I have no interest in styling it every day. That is such a waste of time to me. Remember, too, that I spent more than half of my life on a golf course wearing a cap and Oakley sunglasses.
* Speaking of sunglasses, I’m also very fond of mine. The ones currently atop my head are Dollar Store specials. I might ask Santa for a nice pair of shades, but I doubt he’ll bring them. I don’t really need them.
* I never imagined how much I’d enjoy my Kindle e-reader, but I never leave home without it in my purse or school bag.

What is your all-time favorite book and WHY?

You can laugh if you want, but the more I read 50 Shades, the more I understand and appreciate relationships. In some, we are broken, scarred, or damaged. But, in others, we are healed, restored, and, validated. Dismiss for a moment the “kinkery” and you are witness to the importance of relationships. The human soul needs them.

What do want to accomplish before the end of 2012?

Well, of course I’d like to cross every item off my Resolution List but that’s highly unlikely. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I will receive a positive reply on an opportunity I applied for through my church. It would be an AMAZING experience and definitely worth blogging about — *IF* I’m selected to participate. I also have my resume/application submitted for a full-time job.

If you could go back and re-live *ONE* year of your life, which would it be and WHY?

I don’t like these types of questions because there are too many moments in my life worth re-living and it’s hard to pick just one or a particular year of my life. Our wedding day was pretty spectacular; so was the day I graduated from college. I’d like to go back to that golf tournament where I missed a short putt to win a junior championship; or learn how to sew from my grandmother and great-grandmother.

What do you wish people knew about you without you having to tell them?

I’m an only child. Overly-sensitive. Relationships matter. If afforded the opportunity, I would be a modern-day Dr. Ruth. I over-commit myself because I have a difficult time saying no. I prefer snail-mail to e-mail. I’ve never been farther west than Odessa, Texas.

Happy Sunday!!!!!!

By |2012-09-16T00:05:27+00:00September 16th, 2012|Blog, Uncategorized|6 Comments

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  1. Celeste Zachry September 16, 2012 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Tonya taught THE BEST class on boundaries. You would have benefitted from it GREATLY. We are in the process of putting together a Boundaries II, but it would be at the same time as your bible study class and I don’t see you leaving that.

    Seriously, it’s been one of the most personally beneficial studies I’ve done.

    • Nicole September 16, 2012 at 8:25 am - Reply

      I’ll have to look into that and read it separately. Thanks for the suggestion! See you later, alligator! =)

  2. Kristen September 16, 2012 at 9:40 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness I love my kindle and once I finish the Hunger games series I will start reading 50 Shades! There are ao many people who like It!!It’s crazy 🙂 Those are some great moments to relive and I wish I could have taken some sewing lessons from my great grandmother. She actually taught my mom how to sew. I will be praying for you and that opportunity at your church!! Have a great Sunday love!

    • Nicole September 16, 2012 at 9:40 pm - Reply

      Oh Kristen, my dear, I began reading The Hunger Games last spring when my 7th grade students were talking non-stop about it so I bought the series on my Kindle. A week later, and 50 pages into Book One, I purchased 50 Shades. Guess which one I read in 60 hours?!?! Yep, you guessed right. I haven’t gone back to HG but I need to finish it. I want to see the movie but not until I’ve read the book. Blessings to you this week, happy Sunday!!!! =)


  3. cait September 16, 2012 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    omg i ALWAYS need a hair tie ha how could i have forgotten that on my list! i def love your book suggestions 🙂 stopping by from ss! cant wait to read more about your blog!

    • Nicole September 16, 2012 at 9:36 pm - Reply

      hahahaha Hello Cait and welcome to my blog!!! I am never without an extra (or 50) hair tie. It drives my husband crazy because I leave them all over the house in secret hiding places, in my car, in my school bag, next to the couch, in the bedside table, EVERYWHERE. If you have not read 50 Shades, I highly recommend it. Yes, it’s a kinky read and very provocative, but once you’ve read it as many times as I, you begin to see the underlying issues. It’s not just about sex.

      Hope you’ll come back to Three 31, sit and stay awhile. Have a great week. Blessings to you! =)


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