Wednesday, August 31, 2011

On the front porch

Sorry to be rushing in so late.  I guess everyone else has been here awhile.


I had a dentist appointment - no work, just lookin'.  I'm so happy to see that Patrice's house and porch are still here after hurricane Irene passed through their countryside.  Anyway, I'm here to chat - and knit...

1.  What was your biggest fear as a child?  I guess I had a pretty fearless childhood.  My biggest worry was falling.  I hated falling and yet I did it all the time.  I think it was related to my need for glasses but nobody thought of that at the time.  I'd even have dreams about falling - from greater heights, of course.  Even now, falling is probably my biggest worry.  Only now I think about stairs and broken hips and old stuff like that.

2.  How old were you when you learned to cook?  Or how old will you be when you learn to cook?  Ha, ha!  Well said.  I remember cooking oatmeal porridge for a Brownie test when I was about 7.  My mother taught me to make baking powder biscuits when I was around 9 and I've been making them ever since.  One of my all-time best comfort foods.  When you're a Mom, you just cook the best you can.  Now that my kids are grown, I can play more and learn new skills.  Those cooking shows on TV?  Great teachers. 

3.  Did you have a favorite book as a child?  What was it?  My favorite when I was 5 was Honeybunch.  I read it over and over.  I especially remember learning how to pronounce 'nasturtiums' at that time.  Then I got hooked on the Bobbsey Twins.  That went on for years.

4.  What's the busiest time of year for you?  I guess gardening season - spring and fall - is the busiest.  I don't have kids at home and I have no job to go to anymore.  But my volunteer stuff usually slows down in the summer.  

5.  Have you ever won a contest?  Not since I won best Hallowe'en costume as a very young kid.  I don't really enter too many contests.  I'm too competitive and hate to lose.  Not pretty, but there it is.  Truth.   

  Come on over and meet everyone on the porch today.  Just visit Everyday Rurality and pull up a chair.  You have to meet Isabel - she's the most adorable Bearnese puppy! 

6 comments:

Ginny said...

Me too with the Bobbsey twins! I loved reading them as a child!

EmptyNester said...

I loved the Bobbsey Twins too! And winning! Only I still like the winning part. LOL

Rudee said...

Now you take that back...didn't you win a subscription to Knit Circus on my blog? While it isn't a money lottery, it may as well be. The patterns are so cute!

I have fallen in my dreams, too. It's terrifying. Once I dreamt I was shot in the chest and I felt horrific pain. Woke up hours later with severe acute bronchitis. I guess I was shot in the chest, so to speak.

Stephanie V said...

Oh, Rudee, I haven't forgotten my lovely Knitcircus! I thought the question meant actual contests - not luck. I (very) occasionally have that kind of win.

Cathy Kennedy said...

I had dreams of falling when I was a kid, too. I still do occasionally. Jerking awake like that can leave me wide awake sometimes and others I'm back to sleep fast. It really makes the ole ticker jump, too. We can't be doing that old stuff to much now, can we? Wait a minute, who's getting old? Not me, how 'bout you? Nah! ;) I'm a day late, yeah I know. My memory didn't fail me, it was my timing that did me in.

Possum said...

I think my favourite books were the Nancy Drew series...
Popping in from the BBQ

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