Walk with Him Wednesdays

Friday, October 22, 2010

October in the Smokies

I love the Smokies.  I didn't think I would, but I do.  My Wubby and I go every fall, need to go more often!  Those mountains recharge my batteries, bring peace into my crazy life, and give me oodles to photograph.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Random Dozen

1. Do you prefer to read the book or see the movie? Most of the time books over movies.

2. What is your favorite holiday and why?  Halloween.  It starts the holiday season with style and fun!

3. Which do you like better - the mountains or the beach?  The mountains.  I went to the beach last fall after several years avoidance, I like the beach, but mountains sing to my soul.

4. If money were no consideration, what vehicle would you drive? I would still drive a jeep.  Maybe a muscle car....maybe

5. What is your favorite cold-weather beverage?  COFFEE....cold weather, hot weather, stormy, windy, clear, snowy, humid.....coffee meets my needs!

6. How do you communicate most often with your friends: phone, email, text, face-to-face, or Facebook? Those in town, face to face...far away friends, facebook.

7. How do you receive your mail? Mailbox on the porch, at the end of the driveway, down the street, or post office box?  end of drive, it's a really nice walk.

8. Of the four basic personality types - sanguine, phlegmatic, melancholic, and choleric - which is your strongest? Which is your least evident? (See definitions below.)  Strongest, probably choleric....least evident, phlegmatic.

9. What do you miss the most about being 20?  At 20 I had one daughter, she had yet to go through cancer, get taken advantage of by a young man, have a baby out of wedlock, be lied about to a judge and lose primary custody of her daughter....I miss 20!  I miss the promise of a future, never perfect, but maybe something better.

10. How long from the time you get up, does it take you to get ready to walk out the door in the morning? I can be out the door in an hour.

11. Who handles the car maintenance and pays the bills in your family?  Car maintenance is hubby's job, he pays some bills, I pay others.

12. For those in the US, how many states have you visited? For those outside the US, how many provinces/other countries have you visited?  We as a family have been to 44 states, yet to see....MN, WI, ND, MI, AK, and HI.  I used homeschooling as a perfect excuse to visit most of those states.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Fall Again

I love fall!  I love the way it feels, the was it smells, the clear blue skies, the crisp air...absolutely everything!  In just 6 days my wubby and I will make our annual trip to the Smokies to enjoy the On-Cosby festival.  I love small towns, and Cosby is my favorite southern small town.  A couple of years ago, a booth had the absolute best fried apple pies I have ever eaten.  They were like apple filled doughnuts....YUM!  I hope they are back again this year.  I hope this beauty is there again as well. The old restored cars and trucks are AMAZING!    It was so cold and wet last year, we didn't stick around long. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Random Dozen

1. From "Men Are Dumb ....": If you had a theme song that played whenever you walked into a room full of people, what would it be? "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves.  Great song, awsome shoes!

2. From Pam of "Alert And Oriented x 4": Which of your shoes are your absolute favorite, and which are of the object of your most painful shoe-buyer's remorse? Absolute favorite - pink converse, they make me feel young and they are my favorite color.  Buyers remorse shoes - black heels, thought they were so "sexy" when I got them, killed my feet.  Not the shoes to walk down Beale Street in Memphis...lol

3. From Susanne of "Living to Tell the Story": Tell about your favorite birthday celebration that you've personally experienced.  When my oldest daughter turned 7 we had a "New Kids on the Block" party, skating at the local rink.  Later we surprized her by seeing them in concert.

4. From Lori of "Just me and My Life": If you were a flavor of ice cream, which would you be?  Cherry vanilla, classic with a twist.

5. Cindy Swanson of "Notes in the Key of Life" asks: Have you ever had a crush on a movie star? Who was it, and are you still crushing? Oodles of crushes over the years!  Loved Leif Garret, still think he is beautiful.  Don't have crushes any more, I appreciate the beauty of people these days.

6. Jill from "Jill Boyd's Place" inquires: Glasses or braces--if you had to wear one, which would it be? I have worn glasses since the 2nd grade.  I always wanted braces, ala Laura Ingalls.  Never really needed them.

7. Nel from "Fasteneau Facts" asks: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?  Easy quick answer...my grandmother's house in Nevada.  My favorite place in the world.  Other than that, it would be somewhere in Europe, probably Germany...the best food in the world!

8. Thena from "Patiently Waiting" wants to know: If money were no obstacle, what would be the perfect birthday gift to receive?  Couple of horses!  (leftover childhood dream)

9. From "Life Through Bifocals," LynnMarie asks: What is your favorite birthday meal?  I like to try new things, so nothing specific.  However, if my hubby wanted to take me out, then on to Calhoun's in Gatlinburg! YUM!

10. Debby at "Just Breathe" checks in with: Do you still send hand-written thank you notes?  Not always, this is a habit I MUST get back into!

11. Linda from "Mocha with Linda" poses this question: What is something you've done that you never thought you'd do?  I cannot think of anything.  I have a pretty active and vivid imagination, so I pretty much have considered everything at one time or another.

12. Jewel, my homegirl from Indiana who writes at "Musings from the World of Jewel," is very insistent that we answer this: Mount Rushmore honors four US Presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt. If you could add any person to Mount Rushmore, who would you add and why? My first thought is Jesus, can you imagine the reaction?!?!  Second choice would be Einstein, his hair would just make things so much fun!