Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What's on your September calendar? Anything fun?

Nothing special planned. Simply enjoying our ordinary life.
2. You might be described as a natural born _____________________?

I've been told that I'm a natural born storyteller.
3. September is National Courtesy Month...what one act of courtesy would you most like to see more of in your home, town, or the world at large? 

I wish the world at large would be kinder to each other, even when, or especially when there is a difference of opinion. Not every thought needs to be spoken.
4. Eager beaver, chicken out, clam up, or let the cat out of the bag...of the phrases listed, which one have you related to most recently? 

Somewhat of an eager beaver. I have taken on some different tasks that I wouldn't have had to, but I do enjoy this type of work.
5. What's your movie theatre snack protocol? Do you chow down on snacks during the previews or wait until the movie begins? Do you buy snacks or refuse to pay those kind of prices? What's the last movie you saw in a theatre? How many thumbs up would you give it?

I've never been to a movie theater.
6. Henry Ford is quoted as saying, "Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind." Agree or disagree? Why?

Little bit of both.
Idleness as in lazy isn't good, but sometimes it is a good thing to sit back, relax, recharge, and contemplate on life.
I do feel more alert when I have some purpose to life, though sometimes after spending hours doing school my brain can feel like mush by mid afternoon.
7. What's the last job you completed or task you performed where you had to 'work like a dog' until it was finished?

I'm in the middle of that right now. I have lots of apples here that still need to be turned into pie filling and canned.
8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Apples, apples, and more apples. The tree here behind the house is giving more apples than I need or want. I have given some away. We've made applesauce. There are several jars of fresh apple butter waiting to be enjoyed. We've made apple desserts, and today I'll be making loads of apple pie filling.

I don't know what kind of apples we have, but they're huge, and make apples at the store look small.

I know I should be feeling very thankful for all the free apples we have, but right now I'm feeling appled out.


  1. All your apple transformations sound lovely. Hope you get it finished soon.

  2. I would love to have that apple problem--all the apples we've bought this year have been dreck.

  3. We used to have a apple tree, for some reason when we planted it it just didn't want to grow or anything. It may be because we don't get much sun in the backyard. People around the neighborhood have some apple trees but they're hard to keep with the squirrels and raccoons.

  4. I think that being a natural born storyteller is very special. I agree, the world needs to be kinder. Harvesting your produce is a lot of work!

  5. I still have apples I put up last fall. So I think we're OK for another season. In my opinion nothing you can buy tastes better than homemade apple pie filling though. Blessings, Betsy

  6. I am picking my apples this coming Thursday. Can't wait! Wonder what I will do with them! Good answers today! Have a wonderful 'rest' of the week!

  7. You are definitely a good storyteller! Hope you have a great week!

  8. A born storyteller... I agree. And what a wonderful talent!
    The Mister and I love apple trees. Enjoy your week!

  9. Regarding the A to Z Challenge I had a problem with "X" also. It's the beginning of apple picking season here in NH. We have several farms where you can go pick your own. It's one of my favorite things about NH.

  10. Ha-ha, yeah, I used to get 'appled out' from the hundreds of apples on our McIntosh tree. This year only one apple. :-(( I so agree with you that not every thought needs to be, not should be, spoken. You're not missing anything at the movie theater. Overpriced and loud.


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