a bench with a view

a bench with a view

Thursday, February 28, 2013

truth is Thursday, on Wednesday night

I like how Juli does these Truth is Thursday posts, so I thought I'd do another one this week, even though I'm writing this Wednesday night at 9:30 p.m. Pacific time, but by the time the majority of you read this, it will be Thursday.

Truth is its going to be 80 degrees on Friday. 

Truth is, I'm looking forward to it.  I don't like cold weather.

Truth is, I was always cold when we lived in Montana from October through June.

Truth is, these days I sleep with flannel sheets, a blanket, another blanket I fold in half, another comforter I fold in half, and a down comforter on top of that and I wrap another blanket around my shoulders and even after all of that I'm still cold some nights.

Truth is, I could never live in Alaska.

Truth is son is still looking for a car to replace his Cadillac.

Truth is, we are renting him a car in the meantime.

Truth is the car rental is still cheaper than the average Cadillac repair.

Truth is I have the majority of my A/Z challenge posts written for April; I'm just stuck on U, X, Y, Z, but I'll get something......I hope......

Truth is, you can still sign up if you want to; sign up here.

Truth is some of the things I wrote about might shock you.

Truth is I can't believe we are at the end of February.  This year, like last year, is going by way too fast.

Truth is work has me a bit concerned these days..........

Truth is I don't know if there is any job that is not in jeopardy these days, unless you are retired.

Truth is, I don't see myself ever retiring.

Truth is I didn't see any of the movies up for Academy Awards.

Truth is I haven't been to the movie theater in over a year and a half.

Truth is I really don't miss it (too much).

Truth is I gave up eating between meals.

Truth is I'm dropping weight.

Truth is it is still hard to get up at 4:54 a.m. to go to the gym.

That's my truths, do you have any?


Shelly said...

I love your truths. And losing weight is a great thing- congrats! Giving up eating between meals is a smart diet, and something easier to maintain than those fad diets.

John DeBellis said...

Yeah what's the good in retiring, then all one has to complain about is bingo.

Bijoux said...

I haven't been to a movie theatre in years either. Truth is, I'm jealous of your weather! Snow is coming for me today!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I don't like being cold here either. When the temps get above freezing here I am thankful. I am cold October thru May for the most part. I'm looking forward to your A-Z posts. Now you really have peaked my curiosity to see what you'll be writing about. It's Thursday morning here as I'm reading this. Hope you have a great day!

Juli said...

YEAH! on losing weight! I could also never live in Alaska... I had a friend who lived there for 7 years. He was a deputy fire chief. They'd drop him via helicopter in the middle of the forest with no cel reception with one other guy for two weeks at a time.

Nothing but bears and the threat of wild fire. Good times. He did say though that the Northern lights were amazing. So much so that even locals would stop their cars on the side of the road on the way home to just sit and watch.

Pat Hatt said...

Gonna shock for a to z oh that should be fun to see. And yeah no job is safe this day in age, but pfft to retiring too, won't happen at my zoo.

Manzanita said...

When you lived in Montana, where did you go from July to October? Those are the nice months in Mt.

Good for you for losing weight.

Lynda said...

My husband might go to the theater once a year with the "kids". I don't remember the last time I went - - and I didn't know the movies or many of the actor/actresses either. And bless the women's hearts - - - thinking it was okay to only half dress in public. Do you remember a time that what they were wearing would have been considered risque attire for the bedroom?
I, too, enjoy more moderate weather. Even taking my thyroid medicine, I get chilled more easily. Before I had the thyroid deficiency, I stayed hot most all the time!

Jeanie said...

I like your "Truth Is" format. It is a good way to share a lot of information. I don't like cold weather either and we are having plenty of it here right now. I like the image of you under all your blankets. It sounds like your A-Z challenge will be interesting.

Linda said...

Kudos to the flannel, and especially fleece inventor! Daughter (getting money for BD) and husband (same gift)saving to go to Alaska for a wedding this summer. Hope shocking A-Z is in a good way, local nightly news around here been shocking enough for me. Truth is you're wished the best-whether with car search, career, eating and exercising goals, everything. Truth is I will love the return of spring.

Jacked Up Glock Mom said...

I can relate to a lot of your Truths. I have a russian friend, who can't stand the cold either. She said its from years of growing up on the Baltic.

And the only movies I have seen at a theatre are animated ones.... : )

Dana said...

Congrats on the weight loss!

I'm impressed that you're almost finished writing your A to Z posts. I still haven't come up with a theme!

Have a wonderful day. ☺

jack69 said...

Truth is:
..I love the post.
..It shows you guys are a push over, but great parents (I look in the mirror on that one, car rental)
..I wish I could lose 10 lbs.
..Love coming here for the inspiration and new things....

jack69 said...

OH the one I forgot:

(But y'all are still sweet)

Deals On Wheels said...

Truth is:

...HOW ARE YOU ORGANIZED ENOUGH TO ALREADY HAVE POSTS FOR APRIL?! I'm super impressed (and a little jealous).

...I have a hard time going to the gym...at 6 PM in the afternoon. I used to go first thing in the morning, but I discovered you need to be awake for the workout to actually do anything. I drooled on the treadmill once. It was my wake up call (literally). Now, I never go before 9 AM.

...I'm giving you a virtual high five for the weight loss! Because that is awesome!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I'm looking forward to the warm weather too. They are showing 84 Sunday but then 70 on Monday! You sound like my husband with all the covers. Mine are barely on but we do use flannel year round, we love them. This is a fun meme, I enjoyed reading your truths. Yes this year is flying by too.

BelovedBomber said...

Truth is this made me smile. I love the "truth is" posts!!!

Deanna said...

Truth is I have most of the A to Z challenge written... in my head! I'd better get busy and get my thought down.

Truth is I will pray for job security for you.

Truth is I'm with you all the way about not liking the cold. But it is what it is.

Truth is I could never get up that early to go to the gym. I need to get my lazy butt in gear, though, and start exercising again!

Have a wonderful day!


Truth is I enjoyed these truths.

Mevely317 said...

Oh gosh, I can identify with so many of these! ... except for the weight loss part (sigh).

I so enjoy these shares, Betty ... and crossing fingers n' toes that your son finds just the "right" car.

SweetMarie said...

Truth is I really like how you blend your truths. :)
Truth is I Love food! :)
Truth is I hope you're having a fabulous week!

Jen Forbes said...

The truth is I can't believe you've done so many letters I've done only A,B and C.

The truth is I think you're great for doing the gym and thinning down Betty. I'm envious.

I'm going to get writing and walking and that's the truth!! You're an inspiration.

Lynn Proctor said...

good job on the weight thing!---i hate cold weather too and sleep with much the same---i love the going to the movies but rarely go!---this was fun and i just might go and sign up, since you made it so easy :)

Tina said...

What a neat idea for a post! I'm going to have to steal that if you don't mind...
What font is this? I just love it!

Tina @ Life is Good
Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
@TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Truth is - it's March now! Scary.
Eighty degrees? Too warm for the first of March for me.

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

Truth is I haven't done any of my A-Z posts yet even though I had planned to at least get the hard letters that you are stuck on done in February.
Truth is I may take a few vacation days this month and spend them doing my A-Z posts (only another A-Z blogger would ever understand that, lol).
Truth is I hate the cold too and it's in the 50's here - and we haven't had heat this winter!
Truth is I hope your son finds a new car soon.
Truth is I almost quit my job this week.
Truth is I know it will be very difficult to find a new job anywhere near comparable pay and benefits ::sigh::
Truth is I hope you have a great weekend :)

rmslil said...

loved reading your truths. If I posted it, you would run.

Secret Agent Woman said...

I'm so with you on warm weather. We are getting a cold weekend and I don't like it!

I've not seen any of the Oscars movies either - I pretty much only watch movies at home

Chatty Crone said...

I enjoyed yours. My truth is that I am always late and I don't like to be late. My sister in LA said it was really hot there today. And if you go to Alaska - go in the summer time! Or you would freeze!

Adam said...

even though spring is coming, it snowed after a few warms days today. But it didn't stick to the ground.

Sharon said...

I loved this post! Truth is that I'd love to do the A-Z Challenge again this year but I'll be out of town, leaving in 2 weeks, and I don't know that I have the time to do them ahead.

Truth is I worry about my grown kids and their kids.

Truth is I love to blog; just not sure if anyone else enjoys my posts! :)

I only saw Les Mis as far as the Oscar nominees go and I loved Breaking Dawn 2 which isn't a popular 'adult" movie I"m sure. :)

Thanks for getting me to think about things.

Seriously Though said...

good for you on dropping. hopefully you are trying to and not strangely dropping weight. that wouldn't be too good. Enjoyed the truth is...fun to read.

DWei said...

The truth is is that I have a ton of work to do but I'm still really cold and tired. :P

Intense Guy said...

I've missed far too many of your posts... and that's the truth!

:) I'm with you with most of your list of truths... 'cept I would never get up early to exercise! I just say the old joints just don't get moving until noon-hour...


Sharon said...

Truth is, Betty is one of my favorite bloggers.

Truth is, I can't wait to be shocked!

Truth is, she deserves big congrats on losing weight and going to the gym.

Truth is, I need to do both.


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Donna B. said...

Hello from your distant friend...and congratulations on the weight loss. Wish I could have that comment for one of my truths...

My sister is visiting me this week so I have a huge smile on my face...hugs to you...

mare ball said...

I don't like the cold either! As for the movies, see Les Mis. So great, if you know the story. Hugh Jackman is so good. I admire your no snacking commitment. And yes, congrats on the weight loss! That is always such a victory!!
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