It’s Open Mic Wednesday. What’s on your mind?
Welcome to open mic Wednesday. You know the drill.
Do you prefer big cities or small towns?
While I enjoy visiting the big smoke (city) I much prefer living in a smaller town. its easier to get around when you don’t drive. Less to spend money on and much safer. On the down side less medical facilities, and other ones as well as less shops etc. But I like living in the small town.
Don’t like downtown/traffic/crowds, but I like having options for 24 hour restaurants and stores. So, middle of the road – I live in the ‘burbs of a mid-sized city. And yes, I avoid downtown as much as possible.
Have you ever had to change a tire on the side of a road?
I haven’t done this but the last time I was in a bus that blew a tire was about 10 years ago.
Fortunately not by myself.
There was a time our family car blew a tire late at night. A highway patrolman happened by and used his hydraulic jack to make the process so much easier (I think the old crowbar/ratchet system was so much easier than the little turny-things they give you now, but that could be from memory distortion).
When is the last time you were on a school bus?
I was going to say when I was 8 as I use to live in the country and we had to get the bus to school each day but then I remember we did school trips etc so would have been in 1980.
My former church had school buses for trips. The last one I remember was to a conference at Ridgecrest. Was adults and kids (families). Lots of fun Probably in 1980.
Most unusual time I was on a bus was when I was attending a private school so I didn’t ride the bus with the neighborhood kids. One morning our car broke down (in the days before cell phones) and we started walking back home. The bus happened by. Mom flagged it down and the driver gave us a ride.
Fine china or paper plates?
depends but I think fine china except for picnics and bbqs
Paper plates. Who wants to wash dishes, as we can not use the dishwasher at this moment.
In my house right now, paper plates.
But there’s just something about fine china at a family get-together…
ooh, tricky one. Paper plates I have to buy & we’re budgeting. China I have to wash (no dish washer) which takes time. Um, it’s a wash?;)
“Um, it’s a wash?”
If you garden, what do you grow?
Funny you ask I just planted some tulip bulbs today. I grow some bulbs, roses, and other flowers. try to grow tomatoes. I grow good weeds.
Always tomatoes. Variety of herbs; always sage, rosemary, thyme, lemon thyme, oregano, fennel seed, parsley, onion chives, garlic chives, tarragon, peppermint, bee balm, salad burnet, lemon verbena, lavendar, onions, pineapple sage, basil, and lemon balm. Herbs are so easy to grow, not too finiky about the soil. I love to rub the leaves and smell the fragrance. I harvest the lavendar and fix small sachets to give to friends for their purse.
Love to try new recipes with the different herbs. Always something new to learn.
This year someone gave me seeds for squash. The leaves of the zuchinni are large, dark green and I think they are beautiful. The yellow squash are beginning to form so i check them every morning before they get too big. I eager to see when the bush cucumbers begin to form. Gardening is exciting and rewarding.
Also have to grow flowers; zinnias, shasta daisys, large marigolds, cosmos, nastursuims, several varieties of ferns, solomon’s seal, coral bells, and mums.
Love gardening because it gets me out in the fresh air and sunshine. Better than jogging or walking everyday.
I put fun ornamenta things in the garden. Instead of making a scarecrow, I buy a new one every halloween. I put several whirrly gigs in the garden to discourage moles, I don’t know if it does any good, but I enjoy watching their activity when the wind blows.
I can only grow weeds. Plants, I kill.
Although, I don’t garden because I, too, have a black thumb. The previous owners had turned the backyard into an English garden, and my husband wanted to keep it as gorgeous as they had it. So, our gardener recently planted roses. Their beauty is so uplifting.
tons of tomatoes, tomatillos this year, cucumbers, peppers, okra, and lots of herbs. A small garden this year, for which I’m grateful
What is your favorite fragrance/perfume/cologne?
I dont wear perfume party cos of mum’s allergies and others. but I do love vanilla and also musk
I’m like ausjenny, lots of allergies, family members too. But I carry a sachet of lavendar in my purse and at times put it in a pocket as I work around the house. Before the allergy problem I word White Shoulders, the fragrance of tube roses. Lemon and orange fragrances are usually safe and refreshing too.
I too am very sensitive to fragrances and there aren’t many I can stand to be around. I’ve found two that I can wear and my favorite one is Butterfly Flower from Bath and Body Works.
I don’t like perfume for the most part, but vanilla body spray adds an extra touch of femininity and I get compliments on it.
Dolce Gabbana-the only nice fragrance my allergies can tolerate
Otherwise it’s fruits!:)
What is your favorite waste of time?
I guess that would be the internet. I waste alot of time online also at FB playing games
Bird watching. I’m trying unsuccessfully to escape FreeCell, but without much luck; so far I have worked 44249 solitary games. What a waste of time!
I used to love FreeCell
Facebook and the internet in general also take up a lot of time.
What habit do YOU have that drives others crazy?
I go around talking in different voices/accents. Drives my sister and Mom nuts. Tee Hee. Favorites are Irish and Russian.
And of course the English Fop. How could I have forgotten that one?!
I have kind (or patient) friends, they don’t tell me.
Not sure I’d call it a habit, but my sister and my husband have expressed frustration with my lack of self confidence.
What else to you want to chat about?
Has anyone read THE HARBINGER? What do you think? I didn’t like the format, but in the last chapter Cahn explains why he wrote it in the novel/narrative format. I was amazed at his insight and interpretations of 9/11 and the events following that parallel Chapters 9 and 10 of Isaiah addresed to Israel. I can see why it is a best seller, makes one think.
Is it me, or does time seem to be speeding up?
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