Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch

It is time to visit again with Patrice. She says it is too
cold to visit on her porch so we will be going inside.
It is too cool on my porch too. We might have beautiful
sunshine but we are having freezing temps. It has
made my chickens feathers sure grow in fast.
So now on to the questions

1. Have you ever had a blog slump?

Oh goodness yes!! It is terrible when it happens. It is usually after I have been really busy or I get too tired. My brain just refuses to work.

2. What's your favorite way to serve hot chocolate (cocoa)? Marshmallows on top? Whipped Cream? A cinnamon stick?

When I have my grand children come over they get to have hot chocolate at my house with lots of whip cream and sprinkles on top.

3. How do you handle it when you see someone you think you know, but cannot place? Do you approach them and ask, shy away, or just go home and hope you don't think of it at 2am?

I am one of those people who can remember people that I may have just met one time. I can tell you when and where it was and who I was with. IT is weird. Some of my kids can do it too. The only time it has happened when I saw this lady. I knew I knew her and I knew I really liked her. I couldn't place her at all. It took my brain two years but finally one night I woke up from a sound sleep and I remembered where I knew her from. We were going to take belly dancing classes together. I chickened out, :) I should have done it.

4. What was your position in your family? Were you the oldest, a middle child, the youngest or an only child?

I was the oldest of three children. Then after my Dad remarried, I not only got a new family but I then had a older brother. That part was just like the Brady Bunch. I really enjoyed having a older brother and younger ones as well. I always said I lived in a home with 3 children and then I lived in a family with six children and six was lots more fun. I always had someone to go run around with.

5. How do you handle accumulated possessions (stuff)? Are you a pack-rat, a minimalist, or somewhere in between?

I have always been a person who threw stuff away, or I always gave it away but then something happened, I need to give away about a ton of books, but find it really hard to do so, so I am always afraid of turning into a hoarder. So I need to get on the stick and do some major cleaning out.

Thanks to Patrice for her lovely questions this week. As always they
make me think of things I haven't thought of or she keeps me jumping with
new thoughts.
I can't wait to come and visit on your porches today.


Kessie said...

Belly dancing classes! That's awesome. I'm glad you put up a pic of the trees. The kids will want to stare at it for hours.

Jill said...

Beautiful tree! Love these little visits with you.

Kim said...

Belly dancing classes...... You should have done it. That would be fun !! We would probably get thrown out of the first class for laughing. Lol

Tami AKA My Kid's Mom said...

I took belly dancing classes years ago! It was a lot of fun.

TexWisGirl said...

giggled at you remembering that woman after 2 years! :)

Julia said...

Kim, it's never too late to learn belly dancing. Maybe you can put that in your bucket list.

I'm the 3rd in a family of 17.

I float tiny marshmallows on top of my hot chocolate.

I'm a bit of a hoarder who get fits of cleaning and purging once in a while.

I can remember faces but names escape me a lot and I just own up to my poor memory and ask in a nice way. I used to have a clear memory about dates, names and prices but since I had chemo, it has affected my short term memory.

Hugs, JB

Cathy Kennedy said...

Sprinkles ontop of your whipped cream. That sounds delightful! said...

What fun answers Kim!

Belly dancing... yep, you should have done it!! :)


Patrice said...

I think it's amazing that you can place people that easily. I usually recognize, but then can't figure out where I'd met them.

I enjoyed our chat last night! I wish there could be more, but it's such a busy time of year. Maybe in that dull part of winter when there's less to do.

Meg said...

Ben can do the same thing with people. I have no idea how he can remember faces like that. It's crazy!

Stephanie V said...

Oh, yes, the belly dancing would have been fun.

Books are so hard to send out of the house, aren't they? I'm getting better. If I've read it, it's gone. Our thrift shop has lost of book customers.

Marti said...

I love books, but can only read them once--with the exception of "Nothing But a Cry" an old out of print book written by a psychiatrist about an abused little girl and her journey back to health.

Empty Nester said...

My BFF has a memory like yours. And I'm quite envious of it! I keep throwing stuff out and Hubs keeps bringing it back in! LOL

Kerin said...

How fun to get to know you better :)

Yum... hot chocolate with whipped cream, and sprinkles.....sounds delish.