Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Chats On The Farmhouse Porch

I took a vacation day today, so I could go up to Batesville and turn in my CCP applications. I got there right at-- well, a little before-- 8:00, and was done and outta there by 9:15.

That was good, because I wanted to run up to Southaven afterwards, too.  Which I did.  It was kind of a disappointing trip.

See, my friend has asked him to knit him an afghan in Pittsburgh Steeler colors, only our Wal-mart hasn't had any of the right colors in ages.  I thought surely JoAnn's would.  I was wrong.  I did buy some of this

in Cody's college colors.  BTW, those colors aren't true.  They're actually navy blue and gold, not black and gold.  I thought I'd knit him a hat and scarf for next Christmas.  And I got some more sock yarn, as my socks seem to be wearing out at an alarming rate.

Yeah, yeah, I've got a closet full, but I really liked these colors.

Then I went to Sportsman's Warehouse and looked at holsters.  I didn't buy one, but I hadn't really planned on buying one today.  I just wanted to look at some, and kind of get an idea of what I want.  Then I went to the pet store, and just came on home.  I don't like shopping.  Can you tell?

And now for this week's chat.

Everyday Ruralty

1. Furry Bottoms asks: Did you grow up in a small town, or a big town? Did you like it?

The town I grew up in was actually three towns that had grown so that they smashed together into one big townish like place. The total population was around 28,000. I liked it. It was small enough to still have that small town feel, but not so small it was boring. As a plus, we were only a 20 minute drive from a town of 120K , so if our town got too small, we could just go on over there.

2. Lisa wants to know: If you could pick one song to hear for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I have to pick just one? This is like last week's movie question. There are too many good songs out there just to pick one. Right now, though, the one I keep singing is Matt Redman, 10,000 Reasons

3. Karen asks: What are your pet peeves?
My biggest pet peeve at the moment is know-it-alls. They make me want to smack them up side the head.  It's even better when they act like they're an expert at something, but obviously have no clue what they are talking about.  A close second are those people who, when you ask them a question, give you as little information as possible, so that you have to keep dragging what you need to know out of them.

4. Colletta says: Do you remember your dreams? Are they in color or black and white? What is the craziest dream you've ever had?
I don't remember all of my dreams, but I do remember quite a few. I always dream in color. I've only had one dream in black and white in my life, and it stands out in my mind, because I felt like I was in one of those old 1920s gangster movies. Craziest dream? Well, now, it could be the baby airplane that had to have its wing amputated, or the eyeless ghoul who professed his undying love to me and wanted to marry me, or the Italians who wanted to take a live alligator back to Italy as a souvenir, or my 600 year old husband desperately trying to regain his family legacy...oh heck, just look in the right sidebar, scroll down to the Dreams link and take your pick. I do have 'em.

5. Rachel asks: What is the perfect pair of shoes for you?
The perfect pair of shoes would be no shoes at all. But when going barefoot isn't an option, I usually choose to wear my work boots. Even more so than my tennis shoes.  I've worn them so much they're broken in well.   I'm going to hate it when I have to get new work boots, too.

Well, that's it for this week.  Taking the day off gave me a chance to get my answers in a little bit earlier, too.  I'll have to do it again some time.

Bye for now!


Leslie said...

What a wonderful song!
At the end of the day, may I still say 'Bless the Lord'

Homeschool on the Croft said...

Your dreams are hilarious! I'm not sure whether I'd like to be a 'fly on the wall' in your dreams, or would I be desperate to get back to reality asap!
Anne x

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i would never be a good know-it-all ... i will never know it all. each & every day is thankfully a great learning experience.

i love going barefoot - but the back has other plans. ha. ha! ( :

Sherri said...

I hate it when I need something to finish a project, it's NO WHERE to be found. I'm having your yarn troubles with some lime green, tie-die, flannel. I'm even thinkin' 'bout bloggin about this "little known" crafters delima...LOL...Any who...Back to this week's questions. You're dreams sound crazy, but it's even crazier that you have them listed in your side bar. have a blessed week :O)

Patrice said...

10,000 Reasons was the last song I sang in the car today. I LOVE it!The guy that wrote it played at our church a few weeks back. Figures my daughter was sick that day and I stayed home. :( Barefoot works for me too, but it really isn't practical on a farm. I'm impressed that you knit socks. Wow! I agree that know-it-alls make life miserable. If there was a prize for dreams, you'd win it. I only have really strange ones when I eat ice cream too late.


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