Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Both sets of grandparents were called Dawdi and Mommie. There's really no story behind that, other than it's what Amish children call their grandparents.
2. Ever taken a road trip along the California Coast? If so what was the highlight of your trek? If not, any desire to do so? If you were to take a trip along the California Coast what's one attraction you'd have on your must-see list?
We have never taken a trip along the California Coast, but would love to someday. Seeing the Redwoods would be a must and I'd also want to visit Mendocino and Big Sur.
3. What are three things you don't know how to do?
There are a lot of things I don't know how to do. Three obvious ones are flying an airplane, performing surgery, and training killer whales.
Three things I would like to learn to do are ... speaking French and Spanish fluently, play several different musical instruments, and draw/paint photo realistic pictures.
4. Tom Peters is quoted as saying, 'Celebrate what you want to see more of.' If that's true what will you celebrate and more importantly, how will you celebrate?
This world seems to need a whole lot more of that.
5. Thursday (February 16) is National Almond Day. Do you like almonds? Which would you prefer-an Almond Joy or a macaron? What's something you make that calls for almonds?
I don't particularly enjoy almonds, so I won't be observing National Almond Day this year. I don't think we make anything that calls for almonds, though Rosie Mae does find ways to incorporate them into desserts and salads occasionally.
6. What does Saturday morning look like at your house?
Saturday mornings are still a lot like they used to be when we were Amish. It's the day to thoroughly clean the house in order to have it sparkling and shiny for Sunday. Mornings are spent cleaning and scrubbing. Not exactly in a frenzy, but in determination to get it all done before noon so the rest of the day can be spent with books, fun hobbies, and simply relaxing.
7. Share with us a favorite book you've read this winter.
The Waiting by Cathy LaGrow. It's a true story of a young mother having to give up her child for adoption and after many, many years of searching finally being reunited.
It's really good, and I would certainly recommend to anyone and everyone.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Yesterday, being Valentine's Day, the girls had planned a day filled with fun Valentine's related things. Yummy foods, games, gifts and more.
Since Flynn Ryder is their favorite Disney character, they decided to make a pin the nose on Flynn Ryder game. I thought it turned out nicely, and Steven especially thought it was a hoot trying to get the nose where it belongs.