Monday, March 14, 2011

Meet Me on Monday

Gee whiz!  Monday sure rolls around quick!  It's time for Java to ask her Famous Five questions.  Here's today's revealing answers:

1.  Do you have a fireplace in your home?

Yes.  It began life as wood-burning but we converted to gas a few years ago.  Oddly, we used it a lot more when it was wood.  But it does have a great  raised hearth that I can sit on.  Very handy when you have to talk to a pony.

2.  Can you drive a stick shift?

Ye-e-es.  Even though I learned to drive in an automatic, I was forced to learn how to drive a stick shift many years ago.  It seemed that all the cars we could afford were gearshift vehicles. But, now that I'm old (er), I've allowed myself to not work so hard.  The knee, you know. And I probably would have some re-learning to do.
I really don't miss the panicky seconds on a steep hill.  My first experiences with this were not in a car with a hand brake.  Oh, no!  How do I get my two feet to do a three-foot job?  It was tricky and made me look for the flattest routes.  Hand brakes made a huge difference to the scare factor.

3.  How many computers are in your home?

Two desk-top, one net book.  Does the iPhone count?  Then, it's four.

4.  Are your taxes done yet?  Do you do them yourself?

No. And, are you kidding?  That would be a huge mistake.

5.  What is your favorite meal of the day?

That's a hard question.  I think I really don't have a favorite.  I don't actually like proper meals.  I like to eat when I'm hungry.  I spent too many years making  meals for the family.    Sporadic cooking when the culinary spirits move me and grazing are more my style.

Hop around to Java's  place, Never Growing Old,  and visit with lots more folks.


Ginny said...

No regular meals for me either! I'm like you, I like to eat when I'm hungry, even if that is not at regular times. I would love a gas fireplace. Why don't you use it as much as wood burning? So much cleaner and less mess and work!

koko said...

Ditto for me, everything you said about driving stick shift. Except I always had a hand-brake!

cindy said...

Good answers. I think you have more control on icy roads with stick. Our fireplace has been used a lot this winter. Love the rocking horse by the way. If I had to pick a favourite it would be breakfast for sure.

Rudee said...

I do so miss a fireplace--mainly for the relaxation and romance a lively fire provides.

I feel the same about cooking. The fit only hits once or twice a week these days. The rest of the time it's leftovers or scrounging for us.

Love you pony!

Mimi said...

Hi Stephanie, nice to "meet" you!!
Very interesting re your fireplace, cos we got a gas one in, then got rid of it as we only used it on Christmas Day! Now we regularly light a firelog, it's so easy and no mess, and throw a few wood logs on and you ahve a beautiful fire. I LOVE my fire!
I wasn't sure what a stick shift was till I read your answer, but yes, my car is stick.
This meme is fun; my Mondays are chaotic at the moment, but when things settle a bit I'll play again.
Have a fab week!

EmptyNester said...

The hand brake! (hitting self in head) I never thought about using the hand brake. LOL

Hilary said...

Hi! I am visiting from meet me on Monday - although a little late...

I have a fireplace and I love it. Although I am a CPA I don’t do my taxes, but I do friends and family’s returns

I host a weekly “fill in” blog hop – every Friday…. If you can, please check it out…


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