What About You? (Sunday Quick Questions #25)

We answer ‘quick questions’ here on I Tripped Over a Stone on Sundays.

Why? 

Because… I blog. I get sick of me. I want to hear from you!

Don’t think, just answer!

  1. What does manual labor mean to you?
  2. Do you make your own popsicles?
  3. When you go out specifically for coffee what kind of coffee (or drink) do you order?

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  1. Not much. I went to college so I’d never HAVE to experience manual labor… that didn’t turn out so well, I got chronic pain instead!
  2. Yes! Bought some freezer pop molds from Amazon and I make juice and yogurt popsicles!
  3. Cappuccino, 2% (or whole) milk… (depending on how tight my jeans are feeling) and two sweeteners.

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  1. 1. It means I’ve failed and had to get a proper job and that hash tags will never again mean anything to me. .
    2. What are popsicles? Are they a kind of bicycle for a father?
    3. I don’t drink tea or coffee but I do drink hot chocolate especially when I’m in Belgium.
    ~ George

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    1. Good to know you won’t fail! I can’t imagine a world with out Zoolon Hub! You got this George! A bicycle for a father! Haha Haha! This is NOW what Popsicle means! That is brilliant! (A popsicle is a frozen liquid on a stick.) Belgium hot chocolate?!?! Yummo! I’ve just added this to my bucket list! Thanks, George! You made me laugh! Great answers!

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    1. Here-Here! Avoid manual labor! Stick with ‘labor,’ at least you get a present (the baby)! Yes popsicles! They are great for acid reflux, settling your tummy if you nauseous, and if you are low in iron (I always am.) coffee, yep, yep… I like coffee I can chew. Thanks, Karen! Fun reading your answers!

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  2. 1. Manual labor is all I’ve ever known and have lived a sAtisfied life all in all. Became a vocational nurse (LVN) not a professional (RN) in 1981 and still work FT+ despite osteoarthritis in my right hip and low back sand dxd with FM in 1995.
    2. I don’t care for popsicles (loved George’s query tho) They make my teeth hurt; however, I sacrifice for my grAnd blessings (3) and makes the blueberry tart yogurt pops.
    3. what was the question…..flip, I had to look again. Coffee? Not really a treAt for me in the social way but I love my morning cup (3:30) then go back to sleep and try to get up at 5:30 sometimes it’s closer to 8 but I have the luxury, Especially since I’m doing the manual lAbor thing, of having fairly flexible schedule. As long as I get the work done and out in eight hours a day, administration doesn’t usually mind if I come in at 8:45. Oh, I take my cup with Italian Sweet Cream and whatever’s on sale in K-cup, extra bold.
    P.S. pardon my stuTtering, my phone got little humid at the beach last week 🙂
    Love your blogs, as always.

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    1. Sherry! So glad you played Quick a Questions today. Beach = phone issues! I don’t care, beach is worth it, but you must be bummed. 😉 you are a vocational nurse with chronic illness. First I must say, you are definitely a Warrior! I was only able to work on and off for thee years after my diagnosis’s. Argh! Interesting morning routine! I like how you have coffee and then go back to bed! Brilliant! My dream is to buy a K-cup machine! Didn’t know they had extra bold! Thanks for that uplifting news! Yummo!

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  3. 1. Manual labor to me is extreme physical work…honestly, I consider that to be people who work in factories, farmers or individuals who work with other machinery.
    2. I used to make my own popsicles out of juice when I had money and lived at home, but now I’m broke and can’t afford juice…its a luxury 😆
    3. Coffee is also a luxury but, if I could get myself a cup right now, it’d be a pumpkin spice latte. However, not a starbucks pumpkin spice. I mean a good quality pumpkin spice latte! ❤🍁❤

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      1. You had to bring up manual labor. UGH!! Being self employed and working alongside my husband. We worked fairs and swap meets and street fairs. Set the booth up. Tear the booth down always the last to leave. 12 to 14 hour days. Working in a deli for almost 5 years. So not fun
        No I don’t make my own juice bars or popsicles. Outshine makes really tasty ones. Also yogurt bars
        Carmel machiotto? Ya those are good.

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        1. Dang Margie! Street Fairs! I always ‘thought’ that’d be fun…I love Outshine popsicles. My deal is I eat one at least, probably more, 3x a day. It helps my digestion… cheap and sugar free is the name of the game! You are a Carmel gal! Yes those are good but I still go for the mocha! Thanks, Margie! Fun to read your answers!

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  4. (1) It means something I rely on other people to do…

    (2) Nope… That’s on the list of things I pin and videos I save that I will never do in real life.

    (3) venti French vanilla latte with 2 extra shots of espresso OR Earl Grey, hot, honey or stevia, steamed cream

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    1. That is probably my favorite definition so far! HAHAHA. Oh, the DIY pins… yes, yes, Kit… I know them well. 🙂 I just want to stand in line and watch you order! I just say a shot of cap and milk! I’ve lost my touch since leaving Seattle. Oh! We should go out for turkish coffee! It is incredible. Very strong but smooth… Little cafe sits right on the water! Very yummy on rainy afternoons.

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  5. 1) I spent a summer doing manual labour for seniors that needed help to stay in their homes, we painted, did landscaping and washed windows as well as other small chores like cleaning ovens. It was a summer job before entering college and I absolutely loved it! I came home tired every day and slept fitfully…the love that was showered upon us each day by grateful seniors was icing on the cake on being the fittest I’ve ever been in my life.
    2) I don’t make my own popsicles but I’m happy to purchase them when I attend festivals or farmer’s markets.
    3) I usually order a cold ice chocolate or chai tea in the summer and in the cooler months, I order these yummy beverages hot.

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    1. What a wonderful way to put in some manual labor… for our seniors. Very good of your group and very deserving are the seniors in this world. I only make popsickles because I am anemic, I crave ice, and two, it helps wiht heartburn and bile issues due to some pancreas issues cased by a bilary disorder. I used to love cold chocolate beverages… I love hot chai. I’m going to need to go get a mocha frap… NOW. Thanks Kim!

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  6. If you want to avoid manual labour, avoid my mum’s place if at all possible, nothing is good enough no matter how much manual labour!
    Used to make icepops for my two children when they were small but that idea is long gone now!
    Lemon & ginger tea, or mint tea…I love the aroma of a good coffee but hate the taste! Xx

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    1. Marie, haha… I think your mom and mine are related. I spent my time doing manual labor… believe me! I like to make popsickles, I usually never burn them. 😉 Tea’s… I think if I found some authentic tea, I’d enjoy it. But I am a coffee person for sure. Thanks Marie! xo

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      1. Burnt icepops are not recommended 😉 As for good tea, I used mint leaves straight from a mint plant recently, just wash two leaves and thump them between your hands, it releases their flavour…mmm, so tasty and refreshing! Lovely to learn more about you Kim!

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    1. I want to be privy to that poem reading, when it is done- ASAP! Popsickles are handy lil treats! Yes, espresso and GIN AND TONICS! That is my favorite drink ever. Yummo. I do enjoy very dirty martini’s too, stuffed olives a must. 🙂 Thanks Bo! xoxo

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      1. I actually wrote it. Didn’t submit it yet, so you’ll have to be patient.
        I’ll see you in Madrid. It’s THEIR drink, so they have some of the best bars I’ve ever seen.
        Mmmmm, martini. My second best. I love love love Martini fiero and tonic.

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        1. Madrid… Spain. Yes, let’s meet. Soon! At a bar in Spain!!! 😍🤓 that’d be so cool! Just think of the stories we could tell. Submit your poem! Ok. Patience, got it. Martini fibro and tonic. Sounds like the best of both worlds. Is that Martini Fire? Hot? A car…! What does fiery mean? Alright. Cheers to Spain! Salute!

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  7. so enjoyed reading your answers Kim! 🙂
    1. Manual labor is now doing anyting that tires me out so much I can’t get out of bed the next day.
    2. No, but maybe I will reconsider!
    3. I don’t drink coffee, but if i am going to behave wildly and consume caffeine, then green iced tea!

    Hope today brings you smiles my dear 🙂

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    1. Yay! Thanks! An almost elicited response, makes perfect sense! I just bought some pop sickle molds on Amazon… 7.99. I’ve been making cranberry juice and (separate) yogurt popsicles. I eat about 3 a day, I’m anemic so I crave ice and my digestive problems are solved with a popsicle. Quality, sugar free, and good for me, count! Green iced tea! Whoa! That’s the Mountain Dew of the tea world! You go girl! Thanks Wendi! xo

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      1. I love that you make your own popsicles and I found it interesting that you crave ice due to being anemic………so interesting. I have a daughter who goes crazy if we don’t have ice in the house……..thinking i should have her iron levels checked! bless you……
        Thanks for being so amazing……..my hope is one day we can get all the chronic illness bloggers together to hangout. 🙂

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        1. That’d be so fun! We’d party! Until 8pm… except those of us who no longer sleep… we’d groove till 9 then retire from the pain! Have your daughter’s Ferritin Levels checked. You have to asks for a ferritin level blood test. Don’t take no for an answer. I wrote a blog about his very thing called “Hemoglobin and Ferritin … What?” Also, “Seven Symptoms of Low Ferritin.” You can read them if you want to… ok, back to packing!!! Moving tomorrow. I hope!

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    1. That certainly is manual labor! It is real life. I like that you added it’s an honest job. It is the salt of the earth who grow our food, build our shelters, keep our homes clean, and sail our seas. I loved being outdoors, gardening, putting together container gardens. I grew an 8 ft. cactus! But… manual labor ceases to be an option for me now. (Little fibro monster took over.) sometimes I joke to cover up how helpless I feel… I just started making my own popsicles. Just wanted to see if others did, more importantly if there was a killer recipe! Latte is your coffee drink. I like lattes too! Thanks Janet! 😊💜

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  8. 1. I think of manual labor as that back-breaking exhausting labor that I’m so grateful other people do.
    2. Yes! I make juice popsicles. Also make chicken broth popsicles for my dog during the summer.
    3. I don’t drink coffee much, but I love a good, plain latte! I like to try local coffee shops and order whatever they consider to be their specialty latte.

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    1. Hi Lindsay! I’m so grateful for the manual laborers too! Wow. I just started making juice and yogurt popsicles! Never thought about the dogs. I have big dogs tho… a 50 lb and an 80 lb. they just inhale stuff, no chewing. I am really getting the local coffee shop bug! The one I 7sed to go to went out of business. I guess it’s time to get back in the saddle!😁 thanks! See u next week!

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  9. 1. My sisters and I all picked potatoes then strawberries as teenagers for extra funds. Training in organic gardening was pretty intensive manual labour, and I still garden today but at a gentler pace… 2. I love popsicles. We call them ice lollies here. If I make elderflower cordial, I make them. I also love frozen raspberries and yoghurt, made into instant frozen yoghurt. 3. I like a soya, single shot latte. Caffeine still affects my sleep so it is an occasional treat.

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  10. 1. Using your Popeye muscles
    2. No, that’s the equivalent to manual labour.
    3. I always say I’m going for a coffee but I only drink tea. Coffee smells amazing & cappuccinos look delicious, but they all taste yuck.

    Juice & yoghurt popsicles? This sounds interesting! Definitely wanting to give that a try. What’s your favourite flavour of each to mix?xx

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    1. Popeye muscles? (Popeye, Help! Said Olive Oil AGAIN!) 🤣😂🤣 it’s a chore pouring juice into a mold! I wonder if fibro messes with out taste buds, too???

      I make juice (usually a cranberry- raspberry juice and buy yogurt, black cherry… make those in separate containers. I’m not up for the decorating and cleanup. 🤣😂🤣

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  11. I’m running behind again!

    1. The really hard stuff. At work here I’ll organize the warehouse sometimes on a Saturday, moving around a bunch of heavy fridges, ranges, and microwaves, but it doesn’t feel like manual labor, it just feels like more strenuous work. At home I tilled up a spot outside the garage with a piece of power equipment and that was work but not manual labor. I then looked up what the next step in making my small patio was to be and found that I needed to “dig 7 inches deep and lay down several inches of crushed rock” and I said “hell to the no!” That’s manual labor, when you walk away limping with blisters and dirt and sweat. Nope. A couple of days ago I found out that I can just lay down some polypropylene mats instead of crushed rock, pour some sand down and lay my pavers. That sounds like work, but it ain’t manual labor to me. 😁

    2. Nope! But beer-sicles sounds like a thing!

    3. When I go out for a coffee I specifically order a venti soy caramel machiato, upside down, at precisely 140 degrees. Why? Cuz that’s what Mrs C sent me to get. 😉

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    1. I’m open 24/7 Tom! You are never late! I get the whole this is work and that is manual labor! I speak fluent “Hell to the no.” Beer pop? Hmmm… corn dog with beer batter…. I could ride this train. Love Mrs. C! She knows how to order coffee! Thanks, Tom! 😊

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  12. Great questions!! How fun!!
    1. To me a good day stretches both intellectual and physical muscles– especially outdoors, and especially the feeling of accomplishment and the good sleep you get after putting in a long day of manual labor. Too much manual labor isn’t my thing but too much intellectual/desk/sit down work drives me crazy and I had/have a hard time accepting the limits on physical exertion that being chronically ill can cause. Sigh.
    2. Absolutely. Make them as much now as when I still had children at home, with a little gelatin and real fruit purees and sometimes with a little wine!
    3. I have to stick to decaf and I use thick, heavy cream at home but usually drink a plain Americano when ordering it out as coffee shops rarely have the kind of real cream that is actually creamy enough for me, LOL. I’m of the ‘camp’ that doesn’t think animal fat ‘makes you fat’; sugar does and skim and low-fat milk is loaded with sugars!! (at least that’s what I tell myself!!). I tried various butter/ghee/coconut oil ‘bullet proof’ coffee recipes on one of my various health kicks– but since butter is nothing but cream anyway; I didn’t really ‘get’ putting butter in your coffee?

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    1. I think we are related… I really do! Balance, we need manual labor in our lives to enhance our physical presence in the now, and get a good nights sleep!😉 sitting all day? Nope. Can not handle! Oh-oh! What? Wine popsicles??? I’m in! And that camp of yours, we’ll be hitching our wagon up to yours. We are pro dairy, pro meat…forget about processed food… yuk. I love butter. I would put it in my coffee if it were permissible!🤣😂🤣😂 loved your answers! We play every Sunday! Come back!!!

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