Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1.What's something you wish you knew how to do, but feel like it's too late to learn?

There are quite a lot of things I wish I knew how to do, none of which I feel it's too late to learn as long as I apply myself.

2. Your least favorite thing to shop for? Why?

Underwear. I don't even like walking past that part of a store, much less be seen trying to find something I want to buy.

3. How has the celebration of Thanksgiving today changed from when you were growing up?

We no longer spend half of the day in church like we used to when we were growing up. I still prepare the same foods though.

4. What's something that when other people see it, reminds them of you? Explain.

I was going to say I have no idea, but then I thought of my books.

I recently got a phone call from an old friend I hadn't seen in years because she stumbled across my books in a store and immediately had to call to tell me about it.

5. If you could guest star in a TV show, what would it be and why?

When I first read these questions I was going to say it would be on some type of a cooking show, but now that I answered the previous question I think it would be more fitting to make appearances on some talk shows to talk about my books.

6. Have you ever farmed or spent any time on a farm? Are there farm stands in your little corner of the world and do you make it a point to shop there? If so, what item do you particularly like to buy from a roadside stand or farm shop?

We used to live on a dairy farm for the first five years of marriage. Cows, crops, weather. Yep, don't miss that headache.

There are quite a few Amish roadside farm stands in our area, but I hardly ever buy anything from them.

7. What's something you've experienced recently that made you feel a sense of awe or wonder?

There was a spectacular sunrise the other morning that I had to soak in with a sense of awe and wonder.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


  1. Sunrise is my favorite time of day. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  2. Sunrise and sunset - beautiful times of the day and my favorite. I love to stand outside and watch the sun come up over the tops of the trees.

  3. It would be nice to be thought of when someone sees that cheerful little girl from the book covers!

  4. Hello MaryAnn,

    I too have an aversion to shopping for underwear. It doesn't matter if it's for me, my husband, or children. For some reason, it just seems like a private matter that doesn't need to be observed by every passerby.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving,

  5. It's funny, I feel the same way about underwear shopping. The way our world is, people don't seem to mind running around in a little more than their underwear in public it seems. And I still get embarrassed to be buying it! Goodness I feel old! Happy Thanksgiving Marianne to you and your family! Blessings

  6. I hear you on underwear, especially bras. True, our food is always the same which is the best part! That must have been some experience living on the farm. Happy Thanksgiving to you too......

  7. Sorry about the spelling of your name in the previous comment. Spellcheck seems to think it knows more than I do. And then I accidentally hit publish! Again, have a lovely Thanksgiving!
    Blessings, Betsy

  8. Well, I don't id buying underwear - even the Queen wears it - but I will try to g to a checkout line with a female clerk. An back in the day, Heaven *forbid* I should take feminine supplies through a male clerk's line.

    I once stood and gaped - truly - when an Amish woman came into the grocery store, accompanied by TWO men, to purchase a box of sanitary pads. It's bad enough to have to lug that big box, without half the world trailing along with you. Makes buying undies a snap!

    1. I should explain that I usually have better manners than this, but to see an Amish family in downtown Baltimore City was unusual enough, and I was in my teens, when I think "personal body functions" were excruciatingly embarrassing to contemplate under any circumstances. (I still think the woman should have been allowed to go into the grocery store unescorted, though. But they didn't ask me.)

  9. I laughed aloud when I read your answer to #2. That's the way I feel, like I can't get over rows and rows of underwear for some obviously alien species! Lol. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  10. I laughed aloud when I read your answer to #2. That's the way I feel, like I can't get over rows and rows of underwear for some obviously alien species! Lol. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  11. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.


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