Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge

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?

   My Mom says I have already been to Taos, NM, but I don't remember anything about it because I was just a little girl. I have never had any particular desire to visit deserts but if the opportunity arrived I wouldn't say no.
2. What's a plan or project you've deserted in the past year? 

   I had dreamed about being capable of reading crochet charts so I eagerly printed out a sheet of the symbols, but since then I have washed my hands of that horror. Exactly how does one keep his wits about him trying to read those charts?!
3. Desert-dessert? Share two or three words you find yourself having to think twice about when it comes to spelling.
    I often find myself  stumped how to spell ridiculous, and then there is opportunity, and Mediterranean. In fact, I never fail to get a headache by trying to spell Mediterranean,  I spelled it incorrectly even while I was writing this and had to resort to my History book for the proper spelling.
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.

   Dry as dust.... Have you ever read the Dottie Dimple books? They are the worst books that have ever had the gumption to disgrace paper! You know how when a little kid is bad and they are sent to have a timeout, yeah, well my parents sent me to read a page or two of the book every time I deserved a time out. Talk about being punished.

   I opened the book to a random page this morning and here is the first paragraph:

   Horace wished the conductor had been in that car, so he could have seen Miss Flyaway trying to prop her mother's head against her own morsel of a shoulder - about as secure a resting-place as a piece of thistle-down.

   Dreadful, isn't it?

5. How often do you frequent the dry cleaners? Starch or no starch?  

   I have never stepped foot inside of a dry cleaners. My clothes also are never starched.
6. What's a food or beverage you enjoy that's named for a place? 

   I love Philly Cheese steak sandwiches, I think they are the best thing that Philadelphia has ever invented.
7. Do you need solitude? 

   While I don't usually need solitude, every time my sister's friend comes over I get to dance around the countryside by myself. I enjoy that time, nothing but me and the great outdoors as I run to one of my favorite little places in the world - A woodland path covered in ferns and sunlight, that I call Glass Road because of the sunshine glinting off of millions of little glass shards - my solitude really is the stuff of daydreams.
8.  Insert your own random thought here.

   Today my world is enveloped in a blanket of fog, its damp creeping chill seems to have permeated the walls of my  home. Because of that I decided it is the perfect day to bake some apple desserts to chirp up our surroundings and fill our home with the scent of warm cinnamon.


  1. Mmm I bet your house smells lovely now. I crochet but I've never tried using charts. I much prefer printed instructions.

  2. Glass Road - I'm interested in how the glass got there, or is it quartz or other shimmering minerals? I ask because I make a lot jewelry with sea glass found on the beach. Is the glass on your road smoothed out from movement in the dirt? Just curious. I love Philly Cheese Steak too! Have a great week!
    Lori in Blue Ridge, GA

  3. I've never heard of that book that I know of. And yes, it is dreadful!

  4. What a poetic writer you are. I loved this: "Sunshine glinting off of millions of little glass shards." Yes, I would agree that your solitude is what daydreams are made of.


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