On our afternoon walk
Another nature lesson
Note that serious walking stick
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1. Speaking of April 15th...what's the most 'taxing' thing you've done recently?
Just thinking about tagging 2000 photos is taxing enough. I've just barely managed to tag the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. I've got to get serious about this project and get the images edited and tagged. Then again, who wants to be sitting indoors when we have such beautiful weather, 69 degrees and sunny (my absolute favorite!).
2. When did you last take a taxi somewhere and where was that somewhere?
Mr. C. and I took a taxi from Milton Keynes, north of London, out to a little village called 'Cranfield,' so we could see the churchyard where some of his ancestors are buried. The family records show the names of several knights and lords in his ancestry from the time the church was built, in the 1200s. Unfortunately, such noble blood doesn't get us free airfare.
St. Peter and St. Paul, Cranfield
None of those cheap, plastic flowers for Mr. C.'s ancestors, please
3. What's something you can do today that you couldn't do a year ago?
I can view snowless land in every direction from the top of our hill. And believe me, I do appreciate it!
The grandson, off to the top of the hill
Surveying his domain
April 13, 2015 view from the hilltop
The alfalfa field, which will be green next month.
Cornfield, south of the house
4. How often is chicken (in some form or fashion) on your menu at home? Which of the following would you most like to see on your table tonight...a chicken salad sandwich, your mom's fried chicken, a Chick-fil-A meal, Cracker Barrel's chicken n' dumplings, a roast chicken dinner with all the trimmings, or 'hold the chicken, I'm a vegetarian'...?
50 minutes at 400 degrees
Baked Red Potatoes, Baked Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
Brussels Sprouts with Onions, Almonds,
and a Sprinkle of Balsamic Vinegar
None of the above. I do like roast chicken, but I usually bake it and make it myself. Restaurant chicken? Never. Too much can go wrong. Too many ingredients, too much poison. I won't pay for the headache-inducing solution they put into chicken.
5. What was your favorite television program when you were a kid? What characters do you remember the most?
I loved Huckleberry Hound and Yogi Bear, and can still sing the theme songs from all the Saturday morning cartoons, should anyone ask. Surprisingly, no one ever has. I also loved Fury, the story of a boy and his horse. My favorite character was the horse. Of course. But actually, which ones do I remember? I remember all of them, and most of the theme songs. What else did I have to do? Ride horse, build forts, swim in the creek, pull bloodsuckers off my legs, and dust the furniture. Life was easy.
6. What was the last piece of 'art' you made?
I'm thinking of simply giving in and relegating my latest attempt at 'Lillie's Little Sweater' to the 'accidental art' category, - as long as I keep it in that beautiful wood knitting bowl. I've ripped out the hood twice, and this time I completely finished the hood and it looks terrific - with one minor problem. There are more stitches on one side of middle than there are on the other. I think I need a professional consultation before I start knitting the body of the sweater. It would be tragic if little granddaughter put the hood up on her sweater and it eclipsed one of her beautiful blue eyes. That would not be good.
On the other hand, she doesn't seem to be too picky about what she's wearing on her head these days:
She's going through a hat phase.
Nothing frustrates me about the Internet, unless maybe it's the spam that manages to get through, despite my high filter settings. I don't have a personal Facebook page, well, not that I use, so I don't have all the issues that go along with Facebook. I do have Google as my homepage and I love how much stuff I can learn with a simple quick Google search. It's wonderful.
Now ask me if I get frustrated with Etsy for continually changing their format.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Mr. C. teaching the grandsons about soil erosion
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