Oh, oh, oh

Saturday6Logo11Happy Saturday, friends!  Today, as I do every Saturday, am playing with Patrick’s Place for Saturday Six.  We are doing words that start with the letter “O”.

1. O is for OBELISOLYCHNY: What’s the closest lighthouse to your home. Have you ever been inside?

I have no clue where the closest lighthouse is to me.  Silly, since I live in the Gulf of Mexico.  I have visited the lighthouse at Sanibel Island and St Augustine as well as Egmont Key.  Come to thing of it, Egmont Key would be the closest, but it’s only accessible by boat.  The island that it’s on it overrun with Gopher Tortoises.

2. O is for OBLIVESCENCE: Do you feel yourself forgetting phone numbers if they’re in your cell phone?

I definitely do feel like I’m forgetting phone numbers.  I have no clue what my son’s phone number is because it’s saved in my cell phone.  I don’t know what my dad’s number is or my parent’s home phone number it.  I have no need to remember numbers because they’re all saved in my cell phone.

3. O is for OCTAD: What is something you’ve purchased in multiples of eight?

Ha, ha!  I’ve purchased toilet paper in multiples of eight.  They come 8 to a package for some of the smaller packages.

4. O is for OENOPHILE: Do you prefer red wine or white wine? What’s your favorite type?

I like red or white wine, but they have to be sweeter.  I like Copper Ridge White Zinfandel, but I can only get it at restaurants because it’s not for public sale.  I’m fond of Riesling, White Zinfandel, Pinot Grigio, Chenin Blanc, and Vouvray.

5. O is for OMELET: What ingredients are required to make your favorite kind of omelet?

I personally make an awesome basil-cream cheese omelet.  I like cheddar cheese, onions, and mushrooms in my omelet.  I like caramelized onions in an omelet.  I enjoy making omelets for my husband, who is my guinea pig when I make a new omelet.

6. O is for ONEIROCRITICISM: Do you ever feel you’ve gained insight or received a needed answer to a question from interpreting a dream?

I’ve never felt like I gained insight or received an answer from a dream, but I have had felt like I’ve been somewhere or done something that I had previously dreamed about.

Why Forgiveness is Imperative

I never realized that I held unforgiveness against someone.  I was 22 years old and it really was a silly interaction between me and a well-known woman in the world of social services where I was starting my career.  There was a group of us social services people at a table to brainstorm or talk about a particular topic when I made a comment about my growing up with a certain group of people.

Read the rest of the post over at Miss Millennia Magazine:  http://missmillmag.com/2014/04/forgiveness-imperative-sandy-sandmeyer/

Nosy neighbours never negotiate

Saturday6Logo11I’m writing with Patrick’s Place for Saturday Six.  We’re on the letter ‘N’.

1. N is for NAEVUS: Do you have a birthmark? If so, and you can share in mixed company, where is it located?

I do have a birthmark.  It’s on the outside of my right thigh.  It’s a brown, perfectly round birthmark.  My best friend growing up had one on the inside of the thigh just like mine.

2. N is for NATATORIUM: Do you own a swimming pool? If not, have you always wished you did?

I have never lived in a home with a swimming pool, but I have lived in apartment complexes with them.  We have a pool at our apartment now, but I still haven’t been there in the year we’ve been here.  I’m grateful we’ve never had to take care of a pool or had to deal with the cost.


3. N is for NEIGHBOR: Of your immediate neighbors, what percentage of them do you know by name?

I don’t know the name of any of my neighbors except for my parents and one neighbor, Dean, who is very gregarious.  It’s just easier not to get to know them because they move or they are so loud that we have to report them.

4. N is for NERVOUS: How nervous do you tend to get? Do you stress out easily?

It depends on what I’m doing.  If I’m speaking to a group or singing in front of them, then I get pretty nervous.  There are times that I get stressed out because someone won’t listen to me or try to hear what I’m saying or I have too much on my plate.

5. N is for NOTES: When you want to take notes about something, do you prefer to write them on paper or type them electronically?

I prefer to write my notes the good old fashioned way…on paper, but I tend not to go back and re-read them.  Writing them is a way to help me remember what I was listening too.

6. N is for NOVEL: What’s the name of the last novel you finished reading?

The last novel I finished reading was book two of a trilogy by Nora Roberts.  It was called Shadow Spell.


Lady Lennia: Miss Millennia Magazine’s April Cover Girl


I’m excited to share that I’m Miss Millennia Magazine’s April Cover Girl!  You can see me here:  http://missmillmag.com/meet-april-14-edition-religion-spirituality-lady-lennia-sandy-sandmeyer/.

Please go over and read!  I’ll be contributing throughout the month.

photo by Baby Rock Photography

 Photo by Baby Rock Photography.

Most modern, merry men make melodious, mesmerizing music


Today (yesterday really) we are on the letter M with Patrick’s Place.

1. M is for MACROPHOBIA: How paranoid are you about having to sit for a long period of time in a doctor’s waiting room? Do you worry you’ll catch something from sick people in the room with you?

I think occasionally while I’m in the doctor’s office I get a little freaked out by being with people that are visibly ill.

2. M is for MAGNITUDE: What’s the strongest earthquake you’ve ever experienced?

Funny that this should come up because we are going to California in May and I’m hoping that I’ll get to experience an earthquake.  I lived in Connecticut and there are very minor quakes there, but I never have felt one.

3. M is for MAMMAL: Not counting people, what’s your favorite mammal?

My favorite mammal is a cat.  I really love having a cat or cats in the house.  They make life so much more interesting.


4. M is for MATURE: If you had to pick a general age at which you think the majority of young people today are mature enough to make their own decisions, which age would you choose?

I think the general age at which the majority of young people are mature enough to make their own decisions is 18 years old, however, they think they should be allowed to make their own decisions at a much younger age.

5. M is for MINGLE: How good are you at mingling in a room full of strangers in a social setting?

While I’ll talk once I get to know you a little bit, I’m pretty shy when meeting people and an introvert.  I’m not a good mingler alone.

6. M is for MOPED: If you lived close enough to work to use a moped, what would be the biggest obstacle for you to use it as your primary transportation there?

The roads I travel to work are pretty busy, main arteries, so my biggest obstacle in riding a moped or scooter to work would be safety in the traffic.