Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday Stealing

Good morning!  It's a gloomy (weather) day here in the desert ... all the better to partake in a little levity with Bev and her friends! 

Here we they steal all types of questions -- from every corner of the blogosphere.  Todays' Q 'n A originates from 'Around the House.'  It asks us to look around and answer a few questions.  Easy peasy!

Bedroom:  What's your sleep schedule?
Early to bed (9:00), early to rise (4:00).   That's been ingrained for so long, I can't remember what it feels like to 'sleep late.'  Besides, our dogs wouldn't let me get away with it for more than a few minutes.

Kitchen:  Favorite comfort food?
A generous scoop of (near frozen) JIF Extra-Crunchy Peanut Butter - on a big old soup spoon.   For some reason, I don't care for it spread on or dipped in other food.

Washroom:  Showers or baths?  Bubbles?  Bath bombs?
Steamy, stingy showers!

Closet:  Sum up your style in a few words.
Classic ...  as best I can afford (consignment rocks!) in blacks and browns.  I'm not all that 'into' a big, busy wardrobe anymore. 

Parlor:  Favorite party or board game?
I don't recall having played anything since the summer of '64 when I became hooked on Canasta.

Living Room:  What do you like to do with your family?
No-one's agenda-driven.  We most enjoy casual conversation, watching TV and eating too much! :)

Dining Room:  Special occasion food?
What can beat a juicy rib-eye steak?  Pink center and charred outside, please.

Garden:  Favorite tree?  Flower?
What garden?  Arizona's all about xeriscape.  Nevertheless, I adore aspen forests in and around my hometown.   
I'll always have a soft spot for carnations.  Cheap, perhaps, but they seem to linger longer than their prima donna counterparts.

Attic:  What's one thing you have a sentimental attachment to and you will never throw away?

You could say I'm a little bit crazy
You could call me insane
Walkin' 'round with all these whispers
Runnin' 'round here in my brain
I just can't help but hear 'em
Man, I can't avoid it.

                                                      -- Chris Young

There's a red cocktail dress hanging in the far recesses of my closet always evokes so much emotion.  The summer of '83 was arguably the happiest time of my life.  There's little likelihood I'll ever wear it again, but I've been thinking of using it as part of a memory quilt.  (Any consignment quilters out there?)

Library:  Favorite book genre?
Well-crafted mysteries/thrillers

Office:  If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
I'd give anything to be part of (one of) Shonda Rhimes' script-writing teams.

Guest room:  Have you been to a sleep-over?   If so, when was your first?  Do you like them?
Of course, in Brownies/Girl Scout!s and later, summer camp.  Once I was even short-sheeted!

Foyer:  Do you prefer small gatherings, large parties or one-on-one meetings?
One-on-one, definitely.   Because I suck at witty, insignificant small talk, I'll go to any lengths avoid large gatherings.

Pantry:  Favorite meal to make?
Cheesy meat-loaf.  Scarce on the tomato sauce, heavy on the cheddar.

Laundry:  Favorite and least-favorite chores?
I enjoy cleaning bathrooms!  On the other hand, I'll do almost anything to avoid vacuuming and mopping floors.

Garage:  Favorite mode of transportation?  Favorite car?
I'm passionate about all sorts of sea-going vessels! 
At this stage of my life, I'm perfectly content to drive my sturdy, albeit frumpy Camry.

Panic room:  What was the most nerve-wracking experience you've had?
Driving south on I-75 north of Sarasota, I started to pass another car, not realizing I was in her blind spot.  She started left and when we connected my car swerved, spun and flew right in front of an 18-wheeler.   Miraculously, no-one was hurt but that poor truck driver said I nearly gave him a heart attack.

Powder room:  Do you wear make-up?  If so, what one item can't you live without?
Because I don't enjoy scaring little children and animals... why yes, I do!  Since I've no eyebrows of my own, that would be my brow pencil.

Tha-that's it!
Thanks for visiting!  You know, I've love to hear your answers, as well!
Have yourselves a wonderful new week!

Hugs from Phoenix,