1. Who taught you how to cook? My husband and various cookbooks. My mother was a meticulous cook and didn't want me in the way. I'd been married a year before I could scramble an egg that was fit to eat. Darrell is a wonderful cook and can throw things into a pot and have it come out delicious. However, he messes up every dish we own! I finally learned to feed us so I didn't have to clean the entire kitchen every day!
2. Have you been told you think too much? Are too much of a perfectionist? Are too sensitive? Were they right? Yes, yes, yes, yes. There, I said it. Satisfied now?
3. As a child did you have a favorite blanket or toy? Tell about it. I received a sweet little doll when I was three. I kept her till after I was married. Her name changed from time to time, but for the longest time she was known as "Diamond Emerald". I thought that was the most beautiful name ever.
4. What 'institution' do you have the most faith in? Marriage.
5. Chrysanthemums-pansies-burning bush-ornamental cabbage...your favorite in an autumn garden? Mums. But I have much better luck in my own yard with pansies. (I still don't see that cat face in them though.)
6. What superpower do the kids in your neighborhood seem to posses? Invisibility. Besides getting on and off the school bus, I rarely see any kids other than my grandchildren. I know the people across the street have kids--their yard sports a swing set, sandbox, etc--but I almost never see the kids out there. I pity children these days being able to play outside, riding bikes, exploring.
7. Are you a fan of the cranberry? Not at all. Especially that gel stuff in the can.
8. Insert your own random thought here. I am doing the 30 days of thanks for the month. Of course, I am thankful for my husband, children, and grandchildren. So I'm trying to think outside the box and be grateful for other blessings. Today I am thankful to live in a part of the country that sees all four seasons. Outside my window I can see glorious blue skies, fluffy white clouds, and gorgeous multicolored trees. It takes my breath away.