Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Guaranteed To Make You Laugh...Or Your Money Back

At least, I personally laughed until I cried. Your results may vary.

Monday, September 21, 2009

When All Else Fails, Steal a Meme

When All Else Fails, Steal A Meme

I'm stealing this from Beck.!

1. The phone rings. Who will it to be? Someone wanting tree work done.

2. When shopping at the grocery store, do you return your cart?Yes.

3. In a social setting, are you more of a talker or a listener?a listener; unless you start asking me about myself, and then I talk too much. Or if you ask me about my kids, and then I monopolize the conversation. You have been warned.

4. Do you take compliments well? I didn't used to, but I think I do now. I try to just say Thanks..

5. Do you play Sudoku? No. just can't seem to get interested.

6. If abandoned alone in the wilderness, would you survive? I like to picture myself as a Wilderness Survivor. I definitely could survive indefinitely in a camping situation, i.e., prepared to live primitively. But to just get plopped down in the middle of nowhere with nothing... I don't really know.

7. Did you ever go to camp as a kid? Absolutely. Every summer of my life from age 8 to age 18, and a couple of years as an adult (working as staff).

8. What was your favorite game as a kid? Spirograph?

9. If a sexy person was pursuing you, but you knew he was married, would you? No. And since I'm already taken, not even if he WASN'T married.

10. Could you date someone with different religious beliefs than you? Not if our beliefs were too different.

11. Do you like to pursue or be pursued? Please, come initiate a friendship, a conversation, an outing, a phone call....

12. Use three words to describe yourself? small, bland, quiet

13. Do any songs make you cry? Yes. Last Christmas I bawled over "Santa Will Find You" by Mindy Smith. Otherwise, it's usually worship music or beautiful instrumentals.

14. Are you continuing your education? I read a lot, and positively LOVE to l look stuff up. It's my hobby, researching. I'm the one who jumps up from the dinner table to look up a word in the dictionary... Hubby is like, no, no don't bother, and I'm like, yes, yes, I love this!

15. Do you know how to shoot a gun? Yes. I won pins at camp, and once I impressed my kids by killing a rabbit that was threatening to dismember our garden.

16. Have you ever taken pictures in a photo booth? No..

17. How often do you read books? All the time.

18. Do you think more about the past, present or future? I worry a lot about what I'm supposed to be doing right now and hoping I've done well in the past, and wondering what's coming. Does that answer the question? 

19. What is your favorite children’s book? Maybe "Heidi"?

20.What color are your eyes? Green.

21. How tall are you? 5 foot 2. And a half.

22. Where is your dream house located? I don't know anymore, and it probably doesn't matter by now, because I can't see starting now, at nearly 50, to find it. Although, who knows? We're not dead yet.

23. If your house was on fire, what are the first things you grab?My family. Probably nothing else, because how do you prioritize in that panicked moment what should be saved? And even if I made a list now, would it help then? Like, in that moment of emergency I'm running around trying to find MY LIST!

24. When was the last time you were at Olive Garden? .I think last year.

25. Where was the furthest place you traveled today? Today? Across the house to the bathroom. (We have been driving around A LOT lately, and this is a nice change.)

26. Do you like mustard? Yes. Any kind, unless it's too hot, but especially the kind with horseradish in it.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Birthday gift in action...

Last week I made a mini shopping bag for a two-year old's birthday gift.

Here it is in use:

To see another creative use of the same bag, go here.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Bits of News

Well, things are speeding up around here. DrummerDude leaves in 10 days to go to Lakeside, Montana for YWAM's Discipleship Training School (DTS)-- the same one LovelyDaughter went to a few years ago. He will have classes for twelve weeks and then go off for a two month outreach in Thailand, or Ukraine, or Nepal, or somewhere--he won't know till after he starts school.

So now that he's put in his last day of his job, he's got a few days to do things like shop for clothes and renew his drivers license and pack.

In the meantime, Hubby and I are looking forward to joining some new friends to play music at a local event called Old Trusty Days, sometimes fondly called Old Rusty Days, since it's mostly an antique tractor show. We have the stage for an hour on Sunday, and this will be new for us, playing without our kids. We had a practice session the other night so we could learn some of their songs, and I think the whole thing is going to be a blast.

Another interesting tidbit concerns Hubby and our friend Swede. I may have mentioned at some point that last winter Swede was able to buy his dream turning lathe for a ridiculously great price-- and he promptly brought it over here to set up next to Hubby's lathe, and the two of them have had "lathe parties" all winter and every rainy day this summer.

The upshot of all this is that they decided to enter a few of their pieces--mostly bowls-- in the State Fair. Yesterday they brought their stuff home, and found that Swede had won 1st and 2nd, while Hubby had won 3rd and 4th.

Which sounds really cool, except theirs were the only four entries!

And now they've discovered a woodturners club in nearby BigCity (and why didn't any of THEM enter projects in the Fair, hmmmm?) and the next meeting is next week. I hope they go and get to compare notes with other enthusiastic turners. And when I say enthusiastic, I'm thinking of Swede, who spends all his free time between farming chores over here working on his turning lathe, and he keeps saying, "When does it stop being fun?"

Thursday, September 3, 2009


I haven't been around here much because I've discovered the joys of Facebook.

It's funny, because I kinda always figured I'd never get into the Facebook/MySpace/Twitter stuff. But one day I decided to try it out. Not MySpace--I have a blog, after all. And Twitter doesn't make sense to me. I think it's too ADD or something.

Anyway, Facebook has been great. It seems like here in our busy, rural community we rarely cross paths with people we know, and Facebook is a way to keep in touch between times.

It's been good to actually connect with people more often than once a year.

It's also been good to find out how many friends I have. (More than I thought!)

And it's been totally weird to check up on people I graduated from high school with, nearly thirty years ago (ACK! Thirty?! Did I just say that?) When did they get so OLD? LOL.