Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wordless Wednesday..sort of.

I have been absent from the blogging world for a few years. I recently realized that I missed being an active participant. I thought doing  Wordless Wednesday  and other Meme's was a good way to get started back to it.
This is Ozzy. She is a feral rescue. She turned 16 this past June. I was outside looking in at her.
This fawn and it's twin were daily visitors to my yard a few weeks ago. Once they ate all the blackberries and my rose bush they have not returned.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

It has been a very long time since I have participated in the Wednesday Hodgepodge. I am hoping to remedy that. I have found that I miss writing, and the best way to start again is to join in on the fun.

Posted: 26 Sep 2016 09:01 PM PDT
Here are the questions for this week's Wednesday Hodgepodge. Answer on your own blog then hop back here tomorrow to add your link to the roundup.  See you there!

1. Have you ever been to and/or lived near the desert? What did you think? Travel and Leisure lists the 'coolest' American desert towns as- 
Nope I have never been to the desert. I doubt I would like it. I don't like the heat at all. Yes, I know it is a dry heat, but hot is hot. Several years ago I was in California visiting an aunt, and the daytime temperatures reached 116 degrees. She refused to turn the a/c on. That felt like the desert to me.

Palm Springs CA, Virgina City NE, Bend OR, Winslow AZ, Marfa TX, Grand Junction CO, Silver City NM, Moab UT, Taos NM, Yakima WA, Borrego Springs CA, Terlingua TX, and St. George UT, and Tubac AZ

Have you been to any of these? Would you like to visit a desert town? Which on the list would you most like to see?
I would chose Grand Junction, CO mainly because I love Colorado. I have never been to Grand Junction, but it is Colorado so the mountains must be nearby. 
2. What's a plan or project you've deserted in the past year? 
I love miniatures and dollhouses. I have been planning a dollhouse for the last few years All of a sudden this year I realized I didn't have room enough for one in the size I was looking at. Now I am searching for one in a smaller scale.
3. Desert-dessert? Share two or three words you find yourself having to think twice about when it comes to spelling.  
The word I have the hardest time with is definitely. I almost always spell it incorrectly, and have to use Spell Check to fix it, like I just did. It is the placement of the e that throws me off.   I can't think of the word right now, but the words ending with er and or require me to think which way is the correct spelling.

4. High and dry, like watching paint dry, dry run, dry as dust, not a dry eye in the house...which phrase can you relate to currently? Explain. 
Not a dry in the house. I imagine that in my state of Minnesota there wasn't a dry eye when we were told that Jacob Wetterling's body had been found and that the man responsible had led the police to where he was. We all kept our porch lights on for almost 30 years as a sign of support for the family. We waited with baited breath every time there was something new reported. For me realistically I knew he had left us many years ago, but the hope never fully left. I cried off and on for days when he was found. The strength and courage and grace Patty Wetterling showed us all is in itself enough to make me cry. I don't know if we are finished crying yet.

5. How often do you frequent the dry cleaners? Starch or no starch?  
I haven't used a dry cleaners in probably 25 years. I try not to purchase anything that has to be dry cleaned. Sometimes I goof and accidentally  end up with something that needs dry cleaning, but I wash it by hand then.

6. What's a food or beverage you enjoy that's named for a place? 
The first thing that comes to mind is Long Island tea. But, experience has shown me only 1 and no more! Then there is Chicago style deep dish pizza.  Oh and don't forget Swiss chocolate.

7. Do you need solitude? 
Oh my yes! I purposely get up very early each morning to have my quiet time while my husband is still in bed. I have my quiet time with the Lord in the morning, and afterwards feel I can handle my day, My husband is in the early stages of dementia, and I am his sole caregiver. I take every chance I can to be alone.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
Yesterday morning I checked my local weather forecast. It said rain (of course) and that the temperature was 55 degrees with a wind chill of 46 degrees. It is way too soon for me to read a wind chill number. With that I will share a summertime photo.
 The guy/girl was in my overgrown garden patch with it's twin. Which was fine until I realized they ate my rose bush right down to the ground.

The flamingo's name is Walter. He is 5 feet tall. He is the official greeter when driving into my yard. He was given to me by my best friend.