Thursday, June 6, 2013

Going Forward and Backward . . .

Does that make sense . . .
 it has been three weeks, . . . just me and my "spring job,"
planning, cleaning, sorting, weeding, splitting, purchasing,
repairing, designing, cutting, pruning, arranging, creating.
I seem to make a bit of headway 
when suddenly I feel like I am going backward.
Non stop garden duties meant
zero time to catch up with each of you.
I hope you stay with me, I am nearing the finish line
and promise to be back with some vigor very soon.

Cleaning up two years of "stuff" has not been much fun
but the benefits are finally bringing some rewards. 

I awakened early this morning because
the sprinkler fix it guy was headed our way.
Better him than me out there fixin' those things.

A few days ago
From My Front Porch In The Mountains
caught me off guard with a question/answer post.

So throwing caution to the wind
I jumped in and answered the following questions.
No doubt you will find out some
silly and less so
mentions about me.

Visit Misha's post
and she will explain
this self discovery retreat
and the question/answer exercise.
plus, you will find out a bit about Misha too


1. What time did you get up this morning?
Awakened early, up at eight.

2. What are two of your favorite foods?
"Special Eggs" and Seven Layer Salad (without the peas) 

3. Go to the movies or stay home to watch a DVD?
I like to go to the movies,
saw the movie MUD yesterday
(very good0
(raining, so no outdoor putzin')
I sometimes catch an oldie on TV

4. What is your favorite TV show?
It changes . . ., right now I like
The Good Wife

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?

6. What did you have for breakfast?
Cereal/water with fresh lemon

7. What is your favorite meal?
A Real Hearty Breakfast 
Hot, spicy sausage, onions, peppers, broccoli
with scrambled up eggs, "real" mild shredded cheese, bacon if I have it,
thrown together "Gordon Style" . . .
toasted homemade bread 
Presto . . . SPECIAL EGGS
(this isn't daily though!)

8. What foods do you dislike?
Liver, Sushi, Brussels Sprouts

9. Favorite Place to Eat?

10. Favorite dressing?
Homemade Poppy Seed or Russian
(I am not a fan of a ton of dressing though)

11.What kind is your dream vehicle?
Something with a "new car" fragrance. 
SUV ish, and when the fragrance wears off,
another new one. 
(won't happen, but I'd love it).
Right now my favorite car is my older Chrysler Pacifica

12. What are your favorite clothes?
Comfies, yoga like ankle pants, white blouse, vests, scarves

13. Jewelry? If yes, gold or silver?
yes, very simple

14. Biggest regret in life?
Impulsive choices
15. Facebook or Google +

16. Twitter?
Signed up, but don't use

17. Where were you born?
Richland Center, Wisconsin

18.Dogs or Cats?

19. Pets?
Yes, Snickers, a Shorkie
20. Do you consider yourself attractive?
21. Any new and exciting news that you'd like to share?
In a few hours I will turn seventy four
Happy, healthy, thankful
22. What did you want to be when you were little?
I grew up wanting to be a teacher, kindergarten. I did it, LOVED IT!
Children at four and five are so precious.
23. How many brothers and sisters?
One brother

24. Favorite pizza toppings?
Cheese, onions, pepperoni, sausage, gr. peppers, bacon . . .
well done and crispy, easy on sauce.

25. What was the last book you read?
Love Anthony, Genova
not my last but the only title
I can think right at the moment

26. If married, where did you meet your spouse?
In my office at work, he stopped in and introduced himself
27. Crazy about shoes or handbags?
28. From whom did you get your last email?
Let me check, . . . Barbie

29. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
Apple and John Deere

30. Fly by the "seat of your pants" or a planner?
 yet . . . I like spontaneous. 
like to surprise others,
me . . . not so much.
31. What is your occupation and do you like it.
Retired and volunteering, YES

32. What was your favorite vacation?
Three trips to Ireland, the best!

33. Last person you went out to dinner with?
Our favorite pizza with friends.
34. What are you listening to right now?
Snickers snoring

35. What is your favorite color?

36. How many tattoos do you have?

37. Coffee or Tea? Favorite alcoholic drink?
Pinot Grigio

37. How many children do you have?

38. If you won the largest Lottery in history, what would you do with the money?
College education for the grands
Throw some of it up in the air
New car with new car fragrance
There you have it.
Maybe now you know a little more about me.

thank you for visiting
I'll be back again, very soon.
Happy Weekend


TexWisGirl said...

loved how you came back to the 'new car w/ new car smell'. :)

cereal with water, eh? :)

you do not need to apologize for working in that beautiful yard and garden. gorgeous!

Rain said...

Oh Lynne - I can't believe you are doing all that- I'm 10 yrs younger and trying to garden half as much as you!! But I'll trudge on through the dirt and manure!! I prefer that smell to the new car! Ha- my new truck is 2001- !! But only a yr old for me!!
The flowers are beautiful-I could look at them al day! Take care.......Rain :)

Razmataz said...

Happy Birthday Lynne! You look amazing for 74. I still am not sure I believe that!

The garden looks fabulous. Spring gardens are my favorites.

Beverly said...

Your gardens look lovely, Lynne. I, too, wondered about that cereal/water breakfast!! I think you better stick with special eggs!!!
Have a great day!!!

Rural Revival said...

Silver, me too and my favourite evening drink...water with lemon.

Happy, happy birthday sweet Lynne!!!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Just breathtaking pictures of your yard. I will be showing this post to Chris later this evening. As soon as he closes up his school offices on Monday, he plans to get the yard in order. Our beds need some good weeding.

PS. I'm a Pinot Grigio gal too.

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Happy Birthday - in a few hours :-)
Your flowers look so pretty!

Pamela Gordon said...

I guess it's safe to wish you a Happy Birthday Lynne! Happy Birthday! I can't be believe you are 74!! You look and think a lot younger. :) I hope your day is special and that you are treated to something special. The questions and answers were really interesting. thanks for sharing them. Happy day and weekend to you! Hugs, Pamela

eileeninmd said...

Happy birthday, Lynne! It is nice learning more or your likes! I am hoping to get to Ireland next year! Your flowers are lovely! You are staying busy with your garden, I hope to see some more photos! Have a great weekend!

Lynn said...

It all looks beautiful, Lynne.

Retired Knitter said...

I LOVE the pictures, by the way.

And I love question #20!

Do you consider yourself attractive?
"Pleasant" - I totally LOVED that answer. That is what I think of myself. Pleasant! WONDERFUL.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Loving that ball jar on the table with the flowers. :)