1. Have you ever been to and/or lived near the desert? What did you think? Travel and Leisure lists the 'coolest' American desert towns as-
Palm Springs CA, Virgina City NE, Bend OR, Winslow AZ, Marfa TX, Grand Junction CO, Silver City NM, Moab UT, Taos NM, Yakima WA, Borrego Springs CA, Terlingua TX, and St. George UT, and Tubac AZ
Have you been to any of these? Would you like to visit a desert town? Which on the list would you most like to see?
I have never been to any of the places listed above. I think that it might be interesting to visit a desert town. I think, out of those listed, I would want to visit Terlingua. For one thing, it has an interesting name, and second, we watched a show about a tiny house there. Land is way cheap in that area, too. I am talking about 20+ acres for less than $10,000!
It is about 620 miles and about 10 hours to Terlingua, TX, and Marfa is approximately 568 miles and 9 hours away from here. I have been to San Antonio, Texas, which I suppose put me a little closer to these two places, but I am not sure. I have never been to or really near a desert to my knowledge. The closest that I have been to anything like it was back home in South Carolina when the drought was so bad that the ground at the cemetery was cracking open. Hartwell Lake pretty well dried up, too. It has gotten to that point here in Wharton County, TX, as well.
2. What's a plan or project you've deserted in the past year?
Pretty much any of them that I have started! I am easily distracted at this point in my life. Something shinier comes along and I forget what I was doing in the first place. And, I don't remember to go back to it.
3. Desert-dessert? Share two or three words you find yourself having to think twice about when it comes to spelling.
All of them these days! I am having an awful time remembering how to spell things. Desert/dessert is one. Successful is another. Embarrassed gets me just about every time I have to use it. I can never remember if it is double r and double s or just double s.
4. High and dry, like watching paint dry, dry run, dry as dust, not a dry eye in the house...which phrase can you relate to currently? Explain.
Not a dry eye in the house. Everything makes me cry at this point in my life. There are things that I read that I want to share with David and I try to read them. Boom, the water works start. Sometimes I just have him come over here to read it on my screen because I know I won't get through it without bawling my eyes out, especially if it has anything to do with the Marine Corps or sick children.
5. How often do you frequent the dry cleaners? Starch or no starch?
We do not make use of dry cleaners. All of our clothes, such as they are, can be machine washed and dried.
6. What's a food or beverage you enjoy that's named for a place?
A food that I totally love that is named for a place is Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte…Black Forest Cake! It is YUMMY!
7. Do you need solitude?
I need quiet, but I don't necessarily need to be alone. I don't like being alone, but I can't focus or think when there is a lot of noise.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Organizing a hard drive takes forever when you do it on the other end. Always organize as you go to save yourself a big headache later on!
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