Some of the plants brought in for the winter
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No, didn't see any of the movies, but that theme reminds me of a book I loved, 'A Swiftly Tilting Planet' by Madeline L'Engle. What was I doing in the fall of 1985? Beginning our fifth year of homeschooling. And celebrating the first birthday of our second daughter. And celebrating an early Thanksgiving in the middle of October, because it makes so much more sense to do it then. Who feels all that thankful when the skies are cloudy all day and the temperature has dropped precipitously. Yes, I do feel thankful for many things all the time, but it's easier to be cheerful in mid-October than the end of November.
Can't we all just get along?
2. If time travel were possible, would you want to go to the future? The past?
Definitely want to go to the PAST. I know more of what's there and what to expect. And there are a lot of times in the past that would be interesting to see, if I could choose. The building of the great cathedrals of Europe, the founding of our country, the Lewis & Clark expedition, etc. etc. Of course, I'd pack penicillin. And I'd want guarantee of a quick escape if necessary.
3. We're not flying cars, but some of the technology imagined in the 80's film has indeed come to pass in real life 2015-flat screen TVs on the wall, tablets, fingerprint recognition, video conferencing, online banking, 3-D movies, motion controlled video games, drone cameras, and smart glasses (Google glass). Do you worry technology is growing at a rate so fast we'll soon be unable to keep up with it's demands? Do you think the Internet does more harm than good?
The internet is an object that can be used for good or ill. The internet doesn't determine how it is used. Humankind has a profound ability to selfishly abuse any good thing, so it's up to us to use it wisely, for good. All bad ideas start in the heart/mind of the human, not the internet. I don't worry about technology advancing. If I were to worry about anything, it would be that it would no longer be there for us to use.
4. Your favorite dish prepared in a slow-cooker? Your favorite fast food?
Rosemary Chicken - not to be confused with Lavender Chicken (which I've accidentally made).
My favorite fast food, because I dislike most of it, would have to be Chipotle. I don't get it often, but it is good!
Even Tuppence Can Get Them Confused
5. No time like the present, down time, face time, pressed for time, in the nick of time, make time, mark time, or just in time...which timely saying most relates to your life right now?
No time like the present - spending time with our grandson, who is here for the week.
Proof that he's actually doing his schoolwork
6. Tell us about a place you went as a child or younger person that's no longer there or is now something else. How does that make you feel?
The Ye Olde Country Schoolhouse that I attended in grades 1 and 2. It is no longer there, having been sold and moved off the school property to a nearby farm. I think it's even been torn down from there in the past couple years. It always makes me a bit sad that old schoolhouses or barns or other buildings I liked have disappeared from the landscape.
Part of the problem is the American compulsion to always build newer and 'better.' Part, in Wisconsin, is also our climate, where unheated buildings will eventually fall on their own because the foundations are destroyed by our deep frost and spring heaving of the ground.
Good times were had here.
None of them was connected to schoolwork.
7. Describe your comfort zone.
My daughter sent me this cartoon. I got a chuckle out of it. I hope you can zoom in to read it.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I'm doing school with our grandson this week (he's homeschooled) and I like the choice of materials his mom has compiled for him. When school is out, we do stuff outdoors, like clean some of the algae from the garden pond (a problem that didn't exist before the DNR's new regulations, but that's another story), fill the pond with water for the winter (needs to be filled with water so it can freeze and not allow the soil under the liner to cave in, which would otherwise happen in the spring when the ground thaws), and remove the pump to store for the winter. He's a fun and clever kid.
A messy time of year at the little garden pond
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