Taking his name – Yay? or Nay?

Friendly Debates With The Danielle’s!

Happenings of the Harper Household

THIS WEEKS TOPIC Taking His Name? Yay or Nay? What do YOU say? MY OPINION?

I Say Yay.

I found a cool blog where they love having debates. When I saw their debate of the week I thought, hey, this is something I can relate to. Add to that, I love expressing my opinion and there is just no one around here most days for me to express that opinion to. Hubby is working and I think the dogs are a little bored with my incessant rambling.

I did take my Hubby’s last name. After all, I am very proud to be his wife and I want people to know that we are a unit. However, (you did know that was coming) Hubby’s brother is also married to a Donna. It does provide situations where we are being introduced to become a little comedic at times. Just the other night, when Hubby’s band was playing and someone came up to introduce themselves to us, I said, “I’m Donna Theriot” and the other DT followed with, “I’m Donna Theriot”. The look on the person’s face was one of confusion and then plain bafflement (it was funny. People just sort of stand there with their mouths open until the brain kicks back in.) When no explanation was forthcoming, only laughter, she introduced herself to the next person, who fortunately for her, did not say, “I’m Donna Theriot”. The scenario reminded me a little of that old game show where three people introduced themselves as the same person and then the contestant had to figure out who was the “real” person. The name somehow escapes me at the moment (I think I’ll be having many more of those moments as I get older.)

Any hoo, I’ve digressed as we Southerners are infamous for. I have Hubby’s name, but I also kept my own. I was married before and I felt I had lost my identity, so I decided to keep my own name this time around. I am always Mrs. Theriot first and foremost, but my name is Donna McBroom-Theriot.

So….I say Yay!

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Question of the Day: Where Truth Is the Dare   [QUES OF THE DAY] [Paperback]

It’s Thursday again – and we all know what that means!

Here is this week’s question.

Truth? or Dare?


What is the last thing you said that you regretted the moment it came out of your mouth?

I’ll be posting my answer next week because I want every one to come up with their answer spontaneously and not be guided by my answer. I cannot wait to hear your answers! :)


Thank you all for participating.


My answer to last week’s question If it is found out about, what are you going to get in trouble for?”

I’m always in trouble so I have a hard time answering this question. I like what someone else said. “Can you still get in trouble if you’re over 50?” Apparently, you CAN, and I DO! :)

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Thursday – Where Truth is the Dare

Question of the Day: Where Truth Is the Dare   [QUES OF THE DAY] [Paperback]

It’s Thursday again – and we all know what that means!

Here is this week’s question.Truth? or Dare?


If it is found out about, what are you going to get in trouble for?

(I love this question!)


I’ll be posting my answer next week because  I want every one to come up with their answer spontaneously and not be guided by my answer. I  cannot wait to hear your answers! :)


Thank you all for participating.


My answer to last week’s question “If you could go back in time, five to ten years and give yourself advice, what would it be?

I’m still thinking about how to phrase it. I’ll be back.

Do I hear an Amen?!


Every now and then – ok, lots of the time – I come across a post on someone’s blog that just resonates with me. I have decided to post one of those times. Some people have a habit of telling me that they think some of my characteristics (the ones they don’t like), the things that make me “me”, the ones I happen to think are strengths and NOT weaknesses, are not so great. Like, who made you an expert on my strengths and weaknesses? That’s what I mean!


Judaye has come into her own. I hope you enjoy this post as much as I did, and perhaps garner a little courage and backbone in the process. AND feel free to leave your comments. How do you feel on this issue? 



Worrying About What People Think

 

 

I have a serious problem.

 

For some irrational reason I am fearful of what other people think.  I mean people who do not know me and I do not know them. Then there are the people who think they know me that I do not have a relationship with.

 

I did not have this problem when I was younger.  When I got married I changed.  Why did I change?  I was trying to fit into a new environment.  We moved from a state I liked to a state I will never fit into.

 

As I get older I do not have the energy to try to fit in.  Also, people work my nerves with their bullshit.  One of the things that I have slowly learned and accepted is that all people, that is everybody,  have faults, problems, and disappointments.  Yet they continually put other people down.  Probably to deflect attention from themselves.  I admit I am occasionally guilty of this too.

 

From now on I am going to concentrate on myself and ignore what most people say about me, usually behind my back.  I am going to work on my goals and try to please myself and try to leave other people alone most of the time. Yep. I will let Bub make his own mistakes just like I did.  It really feels good to live this way.

 

Be good to yourself or I’m going to talk about you.

Judaye

 

Thursday’s Where Truth is the Dare

Question of the Day: Where Truth Is the Dare   [QUES OF THE DAY] [Paperback]

It’s Thursday again – and we all know what that means!

Here is this week’s question.

Truth? or Dare?


If you could go back in time, five to ten years and give yourself advice, what would it be?


I’ll be posting my answer next week because I want every one to come up with their answer spontaneously and not be guided by my answer. I cannot wait to hear your answers! :)


Thank you all for participating. I will be doing this every Thursday so I hope you’ll all be back.


My answer to last week’s question “Are you an active participant in Lent? Is there nything you try to do differently at this time of the year that you might not ordinarily do any other time  of the year? Is there anything you would like to share about your feelings for Lent?”


Personally, during Lent, I try to do more for others than I might normally venture out to do. I am an introvert, so I have a difficult time stepping up. I also attend the Way of the Cross each Friday during Lent and this year our Priest made Holy Week very memorable – both because of the activities and the drama/stress he inadvertently caused trying to get all the music ministers to participate together (too many Chiefs and too many styles.)


The Priest that is serving our parish this year made the week come alive. Wednesday evening was the Way of the Cross. He had people pretend to be the different characters in Jesus’ life and they each read a part for each station. It was moving and brought you into Jesus’ life.


The Thursday evening services include the washing of the feet. In years past, the priests have read the gospel and then done the washing. This year, while the Deacon read the gospel, the priest acted it out. It was also quite moving.

All Things Southern – Like Sweet Iced Tea

Sweet Southern Ice Tea


This is for all of you Southern wanna bes. Every Tuesday I will be writing a piece on our Southern culture. Being Southern is all about our traditions. And for me, it all starts with my Gramma’s Sweet Ice Tea. As far back as I can remember, my Gramma always made her Sweet Iced Tea. It was like sipping sunshine on a cloudy day. Here is my version of my Gramma’s tea.


A true Southerner – in my opinion – owns a tea kettle. It doesn’t have to be pretty, but if it whistles, well that is good enough. Fill that kettle with water and set it on the stove to boil. Meanwhile, slice up a couple of Louisiana Sweets and place them in a GLASS pitcher. Do not use plastic. I wouldn’t use a really expensive glass pitcher either. I did this and cracked my favorite crystal pitcher. It’s great to display freshly cut flowers in, but not tea. After the tea is made and slightly cooled, then you may transfer it to a pretty pitcher for serving. Remember, it’s all about presentation too. We Southern Ladies love our “pretty”. 

 

Kettle, 2 Community tea bags, 2 oranges, pitcher (and a clothespin)

 

 

 

Ready for the tea bags and water.

 

Once the water is boiling (the tea kettle whistling), pour the hot water over the oranges and the tea bags. The hot water will draw the sweetness and flavor from the oranges. You may also add a few slices of lemon and sprigs of mint along with the orange slices.

 

I can taste it already!

 

 

Seeping

 Let the tea seep for about ten minutes. Then discard the tea bags and stir in one cup of granulated sugar. Do not, I repeat DO NOT!! use artificial sweeteners. That would be an absolute sin of the worst kind in the South. The whole idea of Sweet Tea darling, is the sweet. After you add the real sugar, then grab a pretty glass (remember – pretty) and fill it with ice and tea. Find yourself a veranda and have a party. Now, that’s what it’s like to be a Southerner!

 

A glass of Sweet Ice Tea? Don’t mind if I do.

When I’m an old Lady

 
When I’m an old lady, I’ll live with each kid,
And bring so much happiness just as they did.
I want to pay back all the joy they’ve provided.
Returning each deed! Oh, they’ll be so excited!
When I’m an old lady and live with my kids.
I’ll write on the walls with reds, whites and blues,
And I’ll bounce on the furniture wearing my shoes.
I’ll drink from the carton and then leave it out.
I’ll stuff all the toilets and oh, how they’ll shout!
When I’m an old lady and live with my kids.
When they’re on the phone and just out of reach,
I’ll get into things like sugar and bleach.
Oh, they’ll snap their fingers and then shake their head,
When I’m an old lady and live with my kids.
When they cook dinner and call me to eat,
I’ll not eat my green beans or salad or meat,
I’ll gag on my okra, spill milk on the table,
And when they get angry I’ll run if I’m able!
When I’m an old lady and live with my kids.
I’ll sit close to the TV, through channels I’ll click,
I’ll cross both eyes just to see if they stick.
I’ll take off my socks and throw one away,
And play in the mud ’til the end of the day!
When I’m an old lady and live with my kids.
And later in bed, I’ll lay back and sigh,
I’ll thank God in prayer and then close my eyes.
My kids will look down with a smile slowly creeping,
And say with a groan, “She’s so sweet when she’s sleeping!”
Reprinted from “Cajun Charm” on Facebook

Thursday’s Where Truth is the Dare

Question of the Day: Where Truth Is the Dare   [QUES OF THE DAY] [Paperback]

It’s Thursday again – and we all know what that means!

Here is this week’s question.Truth? or Dare?


Are you an active participant in Lent? Is there anything you try to do differently at this time of the year that you might not ordinarily do any other time of the year? Is there anything you would like to share about your feelings for Lent?

(This question did not come from the book this week.)


I’ll be posting my answer next week because I want every one to come up with their answer spontaneously and not be guided by my answer. I cannot wait to hear your answers! 

:)


Thank you all for participating. I will be doing this every Thursday so I hope you’ll all be back.


My answer to last week’s question “What is the most important thing you want, that you didn’t grow up with?”

The right to make my own decisions and just be myself.

 

 

Question of the Day on Face book found my blog and posted my Thursday’s Truth or Dare. How cool is that. To thank them, I am posting their Face book link here: http://www.facebook.com/qotdbook 


This is post worth reading. Are you a true Christian in every sense of the word or only when it’s convenient? Right on Anita!