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Screening in the front porch. Up here in Mosquitoland, the mosquitoes are miniature vampires, just waiting for us to sit out on the front porch in the evenings. During the summertime heat of the day (which is way different in Wisconsin than the summertime heat of the day in, say, Dallas, Texas), the mosquitoes aren't bad. But in the evenings? Forget about sitting outdoors unless there's a strong wind that will keep the mosquitoes away. In that case, we most likely wouldn't be sitting out on the porch anyway. Wisconsin is the land of 15,000 lakes and 1,150,000 breeding grounds for mosquitoes. SO, screening it in, although I like the look of an open front porch, is the most practical solution for us.
Photo from 'Between Naps On The Porch'
Our porch is not that deep, but will get the same railing/screen treatment as the one above. Currently, our L-shaped porch (across the front and wrapping around to the north), looks like the photos below, taken last summer.
2. In what way have you come full circle?
Only since my mother nailed one of my feet to the floor have I come full circle. Actually, I have no idea. I've given this a lot of thought, but can't come up with anything.
3. Lonely Planet lists 10 spots in America you should see in 2015 and the reasons why. How many on the list have you seen? Which one on the list would you most like to see?
Queens NY, Western South Dakota, New Orleans, Colorado River Region, North Conway NH, Indianapolis IN, Greenville SC, Oakland CA, Duluth MN, and the Mount Shasta Region CA
I've been to Colorado, New Hampshire, Indianapolis, Greenville, Oakland area, and Duluth, MN. I've no desire to go to New York, it's a long way to drive to get to western South Dakota, I would like to visit New Orleans but not ever during Mardi Gras. I love Duluth, MN, and since we're only a couple hours from Duluth, I'd like to get up there again sometime this summer. It is one of my favorite places - in the summer, when the wind is not coming off that icy cold Lake Superior.
Duluth Lift Bridge
4. A song that describes your mood right now?
'The Old Gray Mare She Ain't What She Used to Be.' Actually, that's what comes to mind after I've been working in the garden.
5. Strawberry ice cream, strawberry short cake, strawberry pie, or strawberries right off the vine...your favorite?
I love strawberry shortcake once during the season, and would also like a good piece of strawberry pie just once during the strawberry season. And it has to be homemade. None of that restaurant stuff for me, please. Too much goo and too few strawberries. I'll also be eating some right off the vine, for it looks like our little strawberry patch is going to do well this year.
6. Aesop's birthday is celebrated on June 4th, although there is some disagreement as to whether or not that's accurate, or if he was even a real person. Regardless, the name Aesop is associated to this day with many well known fables. Which of the following best applies to something in your life right now? The Tortoise and the Hare (Slow and Steady wins the race), The Ant and the Grasshopper (Be prepared), The Fox and the Goat (Look before you leap) or The Crow and the Pitcher (Necessity is the mother of invention)?
I'd say that The Crow and the Pitcher is more fitting for me just about any time, for I can usually come up with a solution to any problem (a characteristic that is not endearing to most of my friends) - or maybe The Ant and the Grasshopper. Actually, the only one that probably wouldn't fit is 'Slow and Steady...'
7. The answer is yes...what's the question?
Have you had dinner? YES! And it was delicious. Fajita Chicken (check out my recipe) with basmati rice, black beans, peppers and onions.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Did you notice that NBC News spent more time on the Bruce Jenner story than they did on the truly devastating human story of the massacre of Christians in Nigeria by radical Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram and the ensuing flight of thousands of others to nearby Chad. There once was a campaign, 'Bring Back Our Girls,' after a few hundred Christian school girls from Nigeria were kidnapped by Boko Haram. That was last year. They're still missing, but the story is no longer trendy. We've lost interest.
A display of compassion, a little too late to be genuine, but...
That was from May of 2014
Old news. We've moved on.
So while villages are burned, parents are executed in front of their children, children are kidnapped to be used as slaves, and more than a million now are refugees from these brutal killers, we're talking about Bruce Jenner's desire to be a woman. It's not that I have no compassion for Bruce Jenner and his issues. But I feel most sorry for Bruce Jenner for the fact that someday he might wake up and realize that he is simply a gullible political pawn. Do you think for a minute that if Bruce Jenner's desire was to become a scientist with a passion to find the cure for cancer, NBC would spend all this time on him? Of course not. Bruce Jenner is filling the need for sensationalism. And that means money.
Let's get back to what really matters.
And before we ask, one more time, for God to bless America, let's get on our knees and repent of our incredibly selfish sinfulness and stupidity.
"If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land." - 2 Chronicles 7:14