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1. On Thursday we pause to remember a dark day in history-9/11. Will you mark it in some special way?
I will remember by praying for those families who lost loved ones and for our country which has gone through major changes since that day. Pray for our leaders and those whose job it is to defend our country.
2. Do you ever/still...listen to an actual radio? Watch a videotape (VCR)? Look up a number in a phonebook? Refer to a paper map while traveling? Set an alarm on an alarm clock as opposed to your phone?
I listen to the news via NPR on my way to work some days. We have many VCR tapes that we look at regularly. Our phone book is within easy access… mostly the yellow pages. I have no GPS, so if I want to know where I am, I consult a paper map which I have in the car at all times. My alarm clock wakes me up daily… except Saturday morning which is my non-alarm clock day. I guess I must be in the dark ages still
3. Is it ever a good idea to discuss religion or politics with people you don't know?
Not usually a good way to begin a conversation. My family was split politically. My moms’ family were democrats and my dads’ family were republican so we did not discuss politics without getting into a big argument.
4. What's a dish you haven't eaten all summer, but come September find yourself craving? Have you made it yet this month?
I think we did pretty well this year. We’ve had lots of great garden veggies and salads and cookouts. I have not had any BBQ chicken which I love but I have had grilled chicken. We have not eaten many hot dogs… probably a good thing. We’ve only had one corn roast over the fire this year. That will change this weekend since I have some corn to roast. We usually have lots more corn roasts over the fire than that but it’s been a very busy summer.
5. What's something you know nothing about?
There a lots of topics I’d like to know more about but there’s just not enough time in the day. If I had lots of time, I’d spend it on the internet looking up stuff. I’d like to know lots more about how to play instruments and read music, I’d also like to know more about the natural world. It’d be great to be an expert at anything.
6. September is Classical Music Month. Do you like classical music? If so, what's your favorite piece?
I have a great number of classical CDs but don’t get to listen to them often because we do not have a reliable CD player in the house or the car. I just picked up a CD in the thrift store of Russian Folk Music and Bing Crosby Christmas music. My favorite classical is Aaron Copeland, but I like many others too.
7. What's the oldest thing you own?
I have lace pieces that my great, great grandmother made. One I used on my wedding dress, but they are in a well secured place and don’t get used too much as I’m afraid they will fall apart. I want to have them put into frames when we get into the house again.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Work has been crazy with all the transitions taking place. I’ve been busy at home too. Sunday night canning tomatoes and getting beans ready to be processed till 2 am. Monday night visit with Joanna and Heather and dropped off some jars of pickles and tomatoes that they will keep for me there… more space and helped Brandon a little with homework. Tuesday night went to vote and then processed the beans… 7 quarts. Tonight I’m picking up Brandon for youth group and then prayer meeting, then I’m going to try to get to bed early. I didn’t sleep well last night because Mr. D was having asthma problems and was coughing and sneezing. I finally abandoned ship and went to Joanna’s camper and spent the rest of the night sleeping there. When he’s having problems he must keep the house closed up and the dehumidifier on which heats up the place too so it was hot and uncomfortable on top of the noise. I hope he is able to sleep better tonight.
I am so incredibly grateful for our good harvest this year. It was a good growing year including the berries. I’m hoping to get a couple bushels of apples to put up too. There’s a little orchard down on Rte 25 and they had apples left on their trees last year that weren’t used. I’m going to ask if we could get some of those at low or no cost this year instead of seeing them go to waste.
|soon we'll see these colors... some are beginning to show right now|