Tango Talk Tuesday : Scout The Biter

Scout here to tell you about all I have learned this week.

Up until this week, I was Scout the biter . This is how Mommy had to hold me . (See picture).

This week, Mommy and I made a game. She made her hand into a fist and held it out to me. I ran to bite it and she said ” Scout don’t bite” in her silly voice. Well that was news to me! But I love Mommy’s silly voice so I popcorned. I thought I would try it again but this time put my teeth against her fist. She said it, and I popcorned. Now we play our game lots and I get more play time because Mommy can pick me up with out gloves.

Old Picture of Me

This is day 8 of the 31 day challenge

WARNING: This blog is going to run off topic so fast you are going to need a seatbelt. Buckle up, here we go!
So the topic was find an old photo of myself and tell about it. Well, I did half. This is me at age nine. I was going through a tom boy phase. 

Are you buckled in ?

I chose this one because I have the same smile as my grandson who just turned nine. That child owns my heart.

Before he was born, I didn’t get the grandma thing . Serious, these people finally get their kids out of the house and now all they can talk about is other kids. And don’t get me started on pictures! I looked at one to be nice and they wanted to show me a hundred more.

Then my grandson came along. I get it now. But it is different because I have the smartest most handsome ( he thinks he is too old to be called cute. Adorable , right?) grandson ever.

All the grandmas are nodding. Everyone else don’t get it.

So if you see me in public, I will show you pictures of his amazing smile. All two hundred of them.

Tomorrow is Tango Talk Tuesday! 

Book Review : Orson Scott Card’s Enchantment

My son bought me this book when I was in the hospital for an extended stay. Recently, I reread it, because I really couldn’t remember much.

Orson Scott Card’s is one of my favorite authors . He writes on a higher reading levels than most authors.

Enchantment is a Sleeping Beauty story for adults. It starts slow, but after you get into the story, you will understand all the background information given at the start.

The story spans three time periods and three countries. There is all the fantasy players including witches, mages, knights, and gods. Of course there are also the mortals.

I highly recommend all of Orson Scott Card’s books.

My Ten Favorite Foods

This is day 7 of the 31 day challenge.

  1. Cheese (not spicy or smoked)
  2. French fries (have to be hot)
  3. Ice cream
  4. Prime rib
  5. Crab legs 
  6. Shrimp (especially scampi )
  7. Birthday cake ( not chocolate, with lots of icing)
  8. Cream horns ( from McMaken’s IGA)
  9. Salad (No tomatoes)
  10. Spinach quiche

I thought it would be hard to come up with ten . I had to scale it down when I started to list.

Three Personality Traits I Am Proud Of

This is day 6 of the 31 day challenge

Until this assignment, I had never put much thought in personality traits. I actually looked it up today. Then in my “don’t follow rules well” spirit, just dove in .

  1. I am not judgemental. I believe what I believe. I also believe I am right. I don’t believe that shoving my beliefs at you is going to make you believe I am right.
  2. I know who I am. I spent years trying to figure out where I fit in. Now I know. I don’t, and I am good with that. I have reached that point in life where I know I am not going to change, and I am at peace with it.
  3. I don’t worry about other people’s opinion of me. I really don’t think their opinion of me is any of my business. Of course I would love it if everyone thought I was amazing, but I don’t lose sleep over it.

I am not sure if these are really” personality traits” . I am thinking it is close enough.

Remember: this weekend is the book review.

Thank you for reading!

My Guilty Pleasure

This is day 5 of the 31 day challenge.

This assignment was a hard one for me. I am one of those people who enjoy spending time at home following a schedule. 

Then it hit me: NAPPING. (Yes, you read that right.) 

I love my naps yet feel guilty about taking one. That said, I do take one almost every day. Then I feel bad  because there is so much that needs done. 

My justification for my nap is that I am sure my husband would rather have a relaxed wife than a clean house. ( I have not verified this information. I don’t ask questions that I don’t want answers to.)

 Now you all know what a party animal I am. Don’t judge, lol.
Tomorrow’s assignment is Three personality traits I am proud of. I’ll need a nap to complete that one.

This weekend, I will write a book review on Orson Scott Card’s Enchantment. According to the response, book reviews may become a feature.

Tango Talk Tuesday 

Snowflake shares a secret

I am Snowflake. I will tell you how we get treats in the middle of the night.

Early in the morning, around three , Tango, the rabbit, wakes up Mommy. Tango pulls on Mommy’s sheet. They play this game where Mommy pushes him away and finally gets up and gets him a treat so he will let her sleep. We start wheeking, so we get a snack too.

To all my animal friends out there, remember :

  1.  humans are easy to train
  2. team up on them 
  3. get someone else to do the work in case Mommy gets mad

See you next Tuesday.

Send me your tips on training humans.

My Earliest Memory

This is day 4 of the 31 day challenge

My very first memory is of my Mom going into labor with my brother. Of course I had no idea what was happening, as I was only three and a half.

My Mom was a very strong woman. She was ironing( yes, I am old) and she doubled over in pain. She then said we needed to call my Dad at work, which she had never done before.

That is all I actually remember, but it changed my life forever. Out of the deal I got a baby brother.

As kids, we were the normal best friends, worst enemies. We fought, pranked each other, took up for each other.

We became close after our Mom died. She was our go between, and with her gone, we forged our own bond. My brother, Billy Christopher Bennett, is my best friend. He has been there for me when I wouldn’t have made it without him. He is always on my side, but doesn’t mind telling me when I am being stupid.

Thank you, Chris. You are always in my thoughts.

Tomorrow is Tango Talk Tuesday!

The Story Behind the Name

This is day 3 of the 31 day challenge

We adopted a rabbit a few years ago. My husband and I love “Dancing with the Stars” so we named him Tango.

We had been boycotting Facebook for years, but decided to create a joint account. (Insert your own jokes about ” those couples”.) In picking a name we went with tangosilvers , the rabbit and our last name.
Later, we took in a couple guinea pigs. Two turned to three. I joined a guinea pig group. Some members assumed my name was Tango. They referred to my piggies as Tango’s Trio. Now we have 4, but the name stuck.

Skip ahead to the present. I needed to start my blogging passion again. The name Tango Trio was a no brainer. I love the irony of the tango is for two and my trio turned into four. I also like that it looks like the rabbit owns the piggies.

Stay tuned tomorrow for my earliest memory.

Twenty Facts About Me

This is day 2 of the 31 day challenge

  1. I am happily married
  2. I am a Christian
  3. I have the best grandson ever
  4. I have three grown children
  5. I miss my mom every day
  6. I talk to my brother on the phone 3 times a week
  7. I am my husband’s caregiver
  8. I have 4 guinea pigs, 2 frogs, 2 parakeets, and a rabbit
  9. I knit and crochet
  10. I love to travel
  11. I spend too much time on the internet
  12. Reading relaxes me
  13. I need a computer and a dryer.( A maid would be nice too )
  14. I take hot baths and also eat ice cream year round
  15. I fake feeling good
  16. I cry more than anyone knows
  17. I try to take a nap every day
  18. I am afraid to get my recommended surgery
  19. I don’t follow directions well

Thank you to those who gave me ideas for this blog.

Thank you for going on this challenge with me!