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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Chats on The Farmhouse Porch

It is time again to have a chat with Patrice. She has a nice blog called Everyday Rurality. Each week she hosts a group of questions and it is nice to visit and learn about others week to week. 


1.    Are you a list maker? (grocery, to-do, goals, etc.)

Yes, I am a list maker. I keep a note book with my lists in them, I make grocery lists, I keep track of the miles I walk and I keep track of the number of books I read in one year. I have started keeping track of the rugs I have made too. Gosh the list goes on and on.

2.    Do you have overnight guests often?
No, not very often now. We really aren't set up for it. My favorite guests are my grand babies and even they haven't got to spend the night in awhile. Quite a long while.

 3.   Where is your laundry room, or the area that you keep your washer and dryer?

I have a laundry room just off of the kitchen. I stand and fold clothes and because my living room is a great room it is all kind of together.

4.    How are you with tools? Power tools?
I love, love tools, any and every kind. I love to go look at tools when we go to the farm supply store. I have my own scroll saw and I have a drill and a drill press and a belt sander.  I have a nice little hand tool that does wood carving. So I love tools. Right up there with my sewing machines.

 5.   Tell me something that will make me smile. Please.

When my grandsons were spending a day with me when Momma went to have their brother. It was cold and I let them watch way too much Duck Tails. I was feeling guilty about it and I told them that we needed to go outside before they all turned into couch potatoes.
T. looked horrified and I knew that I had said something that upset him. So I tried to explain and the more I explained the worse it got. So I just said, " Never mind lets go outside." T is a deep thinker, later he looked at me and said, " Grandma, I can't turn into a couch potato because I am blood and bones. Potatoes don't have blood and bones."  I told him he was right and now I really watch what I say.

We have a Volkswagen that my husband has been restoring. My other grandson was walking with me and A. asked me, " What is that? pointing to the car. I glanced at it and said, " Oh, it's a bug." He stopped in his tracks, He looked at me and said, " Grandma, that isn't a bug!!" I was laughing so hard as I tried to explain.

Thanks to Patrice this weeks questions.

Everyday Ruralty


  1. We Grans have to be careful what we say! So funny!

  2. Your grandkids are so funny. They will probably be nervous of potatoes for awhile. ;)

  3. I hope that you have a list of those funny things your grandkids say. They are little treasures for them to read when they are older or get married. He'll figure it out later about the couch potato and he will remember what you said.

    I love your answers. Have a great week.
    Hugs, Jb

  4. Great questions and answers. I am a list maker too.

  5. I would just have the top 3 things to do on my list but most of the time, i just go with the flow.


  6. Great post!
    I loved reading about your grands. How cute!
    Kids are certainly sponges....wait....you'd better not repeat that to them~~~LOL!

    Have a happy day.
    I'm going over to check out the blog that you've linked.

    Smiles :)

  7. Good morning! WOW...I am impressed with all the power tools. I am lucky if I have swung a hammer...I just love hearing things the grands say...soo sweet. Poor little guy, I find myself REALLY watching what I say too. Have a good day!

  8. This was a fun one...I can identify with you on most of those questions...except for the grandkids one. It's way too early for them at our house, although I'm sure they will be lots of fun when the time comes!

  9. Cute stories! Kids say some fun things. I forgot what a pro you are with power tools. Yay, girl!I need to keep lists in a notebook, then I could find them when I need them. :) I sent you a few emails and wondered why I hadn't heard from you. I just discovered that my chef email has something wrong with it. It won't send or receive. I still have the everydayruralty account, so I may send something soon, but I wrote a big old letter on the other one that doesn't work! Darn. Oh, well...

  10. I so love the innocence of our lil ones for sure.Great to get to know you a lil more.
    I do make lists then forget them, so now I do them in my phone~Cheers Kim

  11. Check out Goodreads.com which is all about books you have read or want to read. I signed up and it keeps track of all the books you read. You can pledge to read so many books in a year which I did (115). I have read I think it is now 67 so far.
    Then I asked my friends to join and they did.
    I think you might like it. Dorothy

  12. great smile story!!!

    i am awesome with power tools!!!

  13. I love Wednesdays. You always have such good answers and fun too.

  14. How fun! Grandma + power tools..doesnt get much better than that!

  15. I didn't know you love tools so much, Kim! That's awesome!
    I wonder what the perfect spot for the washer and dryer might be. The bedroom?

  16. I thought I was unique, having my own tool box ... but no power tools. What cute things our grands say ... it's easy to forget just how literal they can be. ;-)


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