What About You? (Sunday Quick Questions #26)

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


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

Don’t think, just answer!

  1. What is your go-to “fixer” when you’ve smashed up/overworked your hands?
  2. If you had to move, do you think you’d prefer a new area in the same city? Another State? OR a whole new country?
  3. What are the pros and cons of your decision for question number two?


  1. I like Burt’s Bees products. They seem to always work if you use them as the directions tell you to.
  2. I hate moving! My best move was to another state. I enjoyed exploring new things!
  3. Moving to a new state. Pros: It’s all new and exciting, from getting your driver’s license to putting new plates on your car. But the cons… it is a lot of work and expense! From getting your new drivers license, and passing that state’s testing to purchasing your new plates, changing your bank, making the move over days instead of an afternoon. Not for the faint of heart, or the chronically ill!


  1. 1. As a musician that is my worst nightmare. It hasn’t happened – yet! I don’t know what I’d do.
    2. Born in Kent, grew up in Devon, now living back in Kent. France is where I’d go.
    3. The plus is that France has more art, culture, history, passion than England and they don’t major in obesity friendly fast-food franchises like we do here. The downside is that the French speak so fast I mainly don’t understand a single word they say and even in the middle of nowhere with no other cars on the road there’s always a French lunatic type driver effectively glued to your tailgate.

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    1. The hand thing, musician… yep, terrible nightmare. From Devon to France! Culture, history, art and passion! I wonder if the French were fed properly they may not be so quick to tailgate you? In search of some of that obesity friendly fast food, obviously! Haha Haha! Thanks George!😊👍

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      1. Once when I was a kid my dad was driving through the Loire Valley on a road that had no other cars for miles. Suddenly, out of nowhere a crap old van glued itself to our rear end. The old man drove faster and faster to loose the old van. because him being so close annoyed dad. At 100 mph he was still stuck to us. It was at that moment I heard my dad swear for the first time – at him, not about him.

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  2. My hands are a disaster – too much gardening – I would never go to a nail bar. I regularly cut my hands in the garden or kitchen, rinse them under the tap and yell for Cyberspouse to get a plaster ( what do you call them in USA- band aid? ). 2. I would stay in this area, nearer to my beach hut and with a sea view. 3. Big disadvantage – the cliffs crumble frequently so my house might slide onto the beach.

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  3. 1. I actually don’t use any special product. I’m more of a “I’ll just leave it alone” kind of person 😛
    2. A new country…for sure. Probably UK or Ireland.
    3. Pros of moving to a new country: a. It’s a fresh new start, which is always exciting. I think sometimes we all just want to pack up and move from time to time. b. I love traveling and meeting new people, trying new things, etc. I have been to both of these countries and the people are extremely friendly. c. They speak English, so I would actually understand them LOL d. I have self taught myself Gaelic, but living in Ireland and taking a class would help me to get a better grasp on the language. e. I love their culture and past history. Being a historian and museum professional, I would love to get a job at one of their museums. BONUS: History is EVERYWHERE for them. It’s incredible.
    Cons: a. It would be difficult to get a visa and keep it, unless I found a job that truly wants me and I have great job security. b. It would be traumatizing to have to transport my puppy from one country to another, unless I pay an ton of money to go on one of those dog airplanes with my puppy, so he wouldn’t be in the luggage compartment. I find the luggage compartment cruel and barbaric.

    So, all in all, I have more Pros than Cons 🙂 If I sat down longer, I know I could think of even more Pros.

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  4. My go to hand fixer is a surgeon. You know my philosophy go big or go home. (Both of my hands have been casted a total of 7 times)
    Moving? I don’t want to and you can’t make me!!!! While I love to travel, I do get homesick. I do however see being a “snowbird” in my future.

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  5. 1.Anything lemon smelling!
    2.Difficult question because I love rural yet wonder about the convenience of a town as I get older. Would love Co.Kerry but with a French climate!
    3. Pros – New adventures and new connections
    Cons – packing years of possessions and realising I’d need to declutter!!

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    1. Lemon. Good rule of thumb! The connivence of the city is nice… after having grown up rural, living in the big cities for 20+ years and now returning to rural before we start RVing… country living wins! Climate is definitely a factor! If the winters weren’t soooo long and soooo cold, I’d stay here. But we need to find a more gentle climate. France seems to be in the pro category a lot! Thanks, Marie! 😊💫

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  6. 1. Nothing really helps the arthritis in my hands except talking my boyfriend into massaging them. It helps sooo much.
    2. I want to move to Canada some days because I’m ashamed of the US lately. But my boyfriend & I have talked about moving to either Colorado or Oregon.
    3. The cons is that both states are more expensive to live in that Iowa. But the pluses are legalized marijuana, more jobs, I love the mountains in Colorado, I’ve never seen the ocean but I could if we lived in Oregon.

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    1. Massage… I think that is helpful too. I love both your choices of places to move. The initial cost is, yes, high. I believe the pros outweigh the cons. As for Canada… you’d need to completely check out their medical. You know, in Oregon you would get mountains an ocean! Thanks, Casey!😊💫

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  7. Love Burt’s bees too!! Obviously as we are ‘twins’ haha.
    1. A very hot bath/soak with epsom salt and then lots of creamy lotion in whatever scent I am currently crushing on seems to be helpful for most everything for me.
    2. A new state OR even country.
    3. Because if I’m gonna go through all the mess and stress of moving, why not really make a MOVE, you know, to warmer climates and more opportunities or what have — otherwise, I can just stay put!

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  8. 1. I thankfully don’t have any issues with my hands. My neck and back though are another story. Tens machine is my favorite.
    2. If I was lucky enough to move I would move to Colorado. We frequently visit there. I love the mountains.
    3. Pros would be they legalized marijuana which is amazing to help with the pain. The only downside to the move would be that I would have to drive 5 hours to see my family but it would be totally worth that drive.

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