Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Hey!  It's cold here today.  More snow is promised and I don't have anywhere I have to be.  A whole day of hookin,  knittin and livin'.  And because I don't have to be anywhere, I can scoot over to Patrice's place for a chat this morning.  We're going to the barn where it's a lot warmer, I'll bet.  I've got my knitting - I can knit in a barn - and some carrots for Wendell, our host today.  I'm early for a change - maybe I'm the first guest for Wendell?

Horses ask some interesting questions.  Here goes...

What's your favorite kind of chili?   My favorite chili would have no meat and lots of beans,  some green peppers.  And spicy hot, please, with some cheddar shredded on top.  No sour cream.

What do you usually do when you feel a cold coming on?  After the initial kvetching and moaning because the cold bug has caught me, I retreat to the couch and read, read, read while I enjoy  a lot of some lemon in my hot tea. That's what I would do butI haven't had a real cold for a long time now (sound of knocking on wood)  and I would like to keep it that way.  Although, all pockets are prepared for the worst.  I always have a couple of tissues at the ready just in case.  

Rice, potatoes, or pasta?  Hmmm...I like all three.  But if I was stranded on a desert island and I could only have one it would be rice, brown rice.  It's not as heavy somehow.  I don't really eat these foods on a regular basis any more.  

What kind of camera do you use?  I use a Fuji S2000HD.  And rarely, the iPhone camera when it's an emergency photo op.

Are you a night owl or an early bird?  Definitely an early bird.  This morning I was up at 5.30.  I've always been a morning person - by lunchtime the day is mostly over for me and I find my energy lower in the afternoon.  By evening it's practically non-existent.  Good thing knitting doesn't take a lot!

Wendell asks all his questions in red...I'm wondering why.  Maybe that's as close to carrot color as will show up on the blog.  I had to change the color, because it's hard to read on my black ground.  But it looks very nice on his page...and his answers are fun, too.  Just visit Everyday Rurality to see them.

Before I go, I have a question for Wendell:  are horses very picky about their carrots?  Should I be buying them with the green tops on?  What about those pretend 'baby' carrots?  OK, that was three questions.


Suzanne McClendon said...

I used to love really hot and spicy chili and detest sour cream. Now, I need the chili to be milder and I like sour cream (it doesn't like me!).

I enjoyed reading your post. Isn't Wendell such a funny horse? I'm here from Wendell's chat and hope that you have a great day!

Ginny said...

Cold Eze zinc lozenges for us when a cold is starting. We all got real sick, but Phil ate a whole bag and was the only healthy one. It works almost every time, but you have to start real early and take one every two hours. I love ALL carbs!!!

My Kid's Mom said...

I'm like you with being a morning person!

Talli Roland said...

Stay warm! I must admit, for me, it would be pasta every time. I love pasta!

Cathy Kennedy said...

All this talk of chili makes me want a bowl. Luckily, I have plans to make some soon. I'm gonna save it for Super Bowl Sunday! Whoo-hoo!!

Rudee said...

It's so cold here and chili sounds good. I will put meat in mine though and top it with cheese AND sour cream. The combination is divine.

I knocked on wood for you when I read your cold comment. And per the comments, I'm stocking up on Cold Eze. Just in case. My last cold was awful. Just awful.

Patrice said...

Thanks for humoring my carrot crazy horse! He is absolutely not picky about carrots. He forgot that I was traveling to see Mickey Mouse. I'll post about it later. Have a great week!


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