Thursday, June 19, 2014

Everyday Rurality Chat #144

Everyday Ruralty 

I am joining Wendall and for a chat again today. We have rain, rain and more rain here. Some pats of Minnesota are having flood warnings. If we had flood warnings here near where I live we would need and Ark. We are on high ground. That is very wet.
I am packing to go away for a few day. I am going to my aunt's and my cousin's. She is 91 and lives with my cousin. She has an urge to go antiquing. That is the plan for Saturday.
My cousin is making me a dollhouse. Yes, at my age. It is something I have wanted all my life, and he is going to accommodate my dream. I love miniatures.
 Here are my answers to Wendall's questions.

  1. Do you like lemon-aid? Any special flavors? I'm not a big fan. I sort of like raspberry lemonade. I guess what I don't like is that it isn't sweet enough. Now if you had asked about tea that would have been another story entirely. Love tea. Hot or cold. And sweet.
  2. I'm trying not to use paper goods for this party. How many place settings of silverware(eating utensils) could you come up with? I wish I could borrow some!!!!!!!! I just bought a new 8 place setting set, and still have the old one. Also, I have lots of old silver and silver plate that I have collected over the years. I make wind chimes with the old things. So. Let's see...16 forks in each set, 16 spoons in each set. That would be 32 people. I must have at least 100 other pieces of old silver. But, of course that is giving each person only one eating utensil.
  3. Have you ever been to a party in a barn? Once. The people there were the most unsociable people I have ever had the displeasure to meet. The were broken into their little clicks, and weren't letting any newcomers in. My husband and I tried when we first arrived to join several conversations, but were ignored. If not for our son we would have left long before we did. That was our initiation to 4-H. I have to say my opinion of that particular organization only went downhill from there. But, that is a story for another day.
  4. Do you wear nail polish? In the summer I wear outlandish colors on my toes. I also wear a toe ring. On my fingers I wear a muted shade when I go somewhere special. 
  5. Please finish this sentence. I wish I could___go to Maine for the summer. I've never been, but it is on my list._____.

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    Everyday Rurality Chat #143

    Everyday Ruralty


    1. Do you have a vegetable garden this year? Have you in previous years? I do have a vegetable garden. Last year was the first year in many years (ever) that I gardened. I used children's swimming pools as my gardens. These are pictures from last year. Our Spring planting time was so late this year that it is with a prayer and a dream for the gardens this year.

    2. What is your computer sitting on right now? Desk, dining room table, lap... I  have a big comfy chair. Overstuffed is what it is called. It has huge arms which have flat tops. Perfect for setting a computer.
    3. Do you go shorter with your hair in the summer? If my hair were any shorter there wouldn't be any. Which is something I have been considering. My hair is getting thinner and thinner, with more patches of skin showing through. I have been contemplating cutting it all  off.
    4. Are you an early top bed person, or a night owl? I go in the bedroom about 8, climb into bed, an read til about 10 or so. I like to get up early and hear the woods waking up.
    5. Tell me something funny. I'll tell you something funny too. :) A couple of weeks ago I told my neighbor that we had had a bear walk through the yard. She laughed and said I could keep it my yard. I laughed and told that no I was going to send him down to her. She let me know yesterday that he had in fact made a nighttime visit. She told me again to keep him at my house, I laughed and said now that he was there he was going to have to stay. This is a discussion we have every year. She trumped me this year though by having a cougar come to visit. I think I'll take my bear back.                                   (was this funny)