15 November 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge

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The Questions and the Answers

1. What takes you out of your comfort zone?

Speaking in public, being “on stage” takes me totally out of my comfort zone. I am painfully shy and introverted as well. I am most comfortable behind the scenes.

2. Your least favorite spice?

I cannot think of a least favorite spice. As best I can remember, I have liked all that I have tried.

3. What's a small change you'd like to make?

All the changes that I can think of that I would like to make are big in one way or another, either financially or physically. I would like to lose about 65 pounds. As is it, I am nearly two of what David started out with. Years of having babies and tumors and unhealthy eating have taken their toll. Besides being healthier, playing hide-and-seek would be even more of an adventure. I could hide in smaller spaces. :)

I would like to change the window coverings and flooring in this house.  Those things aren’t big like, say, knocking out walls and re-orienting the house, but they are more expensive than we can do right now.

4. Do you enjoy visiting historic homes? If so, of the homes you've visited which one was your favorite? What historic home near you is open to visitors? Have you been? Southern Living rounded up eleven of the best in the southern part of the US and they're as follows-

Monticello (Jefferson's home in Virginia), Nathaniel Russel House (Charleston SC), Swan House (Atlanta), Ernest Hemingway's home (Key West), The Biltmore (Vanderbilt home in Asheville NC), Mount Vernon (Washington's home in Virgina), San Francisco Plantation (Garyville, Louisiana), Windsor Ruins (Port Gibson Mississippi), Longue Vue House and Gardens (New Orleans), Whitehall (Palm Beach FL), and Pebble Hill Plantation (Thomasville GA)

Have you been to any on the list? Of the homes listed which would you most like to visit?

I love, love, love going to historic homes! We did a lot of this on our honeymoon. The biggest, by far, that I’ve ever been to was The Biltmore House. Everything about Biltmore Estates was beautiful, even in November.

Biltmore is the only one on the list that I have ever been to. David may have been to some of the other ones.  I would love to see Monticello, Jefferson's home in Virginia. Really, I’d like to see all of those listed, but I had to pick one and, well, he's family. :)

5. What's something you think will be obsolete in ten years? Does that make you sad or glad?

Cash and maybe real print books may be obsolete by then. I’m obsolete already!  Cash is pretty well out of style now.  It would be very sad for real books to disappear. Though I have a Kindle, I really prefer a real book to hold in my hand. I love the feel of it, the smell of it, all of it.

6.  Insert your own random thought here. 

"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, then there will be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be." Anne Frank

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  1. Nice to learn more about you. Sadly, I am about twice the size I was when I met my hubby.

    1. Thank you, Ellen. Sometimes life just deals us a very frustrating hand in regards to our bodies, doesn't it? I'm sorry you aren't happy with yours either. As long as our hubbies are happy with us, I guess we need to figure out how to be happy with us, too.

      Have a blessed day. :)


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