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1. What takes you out of your comfort zone?
Lots of things! Probably too many to count. I tend to have a very narrow comfort zone, I guess.
2. Your least favorite spice?
Hmmm .... we're talking spices, right? Not herbs? I can think of a number of herbs that aren't my favorite. But off the top of my head, I have to say that I like most spices.
3. What's a small change you'd like to make?
I'm trying to think of a small change. Seems like many of the changes I have in mind (especially in regard to the house, say, or lifestyle changes) are big.
4. Do you enjoy visiting historic homes? If so, of the homes you've visited which one was your favorite? What historic home near you is open to visitors? Have you been?
I do enjoy visiting historic homes, and probably of the ones I've visited I've liked Green Gables and other L.M.Montgomery sites the best. Another favorite was Orchard House in Concord, MA (Louisa May Alcott's childhood home). There are a few different historic homes in our state, including a number at Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, NH (which I have visited, but it's been years). There are many in our state that I have not visited.
Southern Living rounded up eleven of the best in the southern part
of the US and they're as follows-
Monticello (Jefferson's home in Virginia), Nathaniel Russel House (Charleston SC), Swan House (Atlanta), Ernest Hemingway's home (Key West), The Biltmore (Vanderbilt home in Asheville NC), Mount Vernon (Washington's home in Virgina), San Francisco Plantation (Garyville, Louisiana), Windsor Ruins (Port Gibson Mississippi), Longue Vue House and Gardens (New Orleans), Whitehall (Palm Beach FL), and Pebble Hill Plantation (Thomasville GA)
Have you been to any on the list? Of the homes listed which would you most like to visit?
Pretty sure the only one I've visited on this list is Mount Vernon. I think of those on this list, I would most like to visit The Biltmore. The home below is a house from my own history ... my grandmother's house.
5. What's something you think will be obsolete in ten years? Does that make you sad or glad?
I hope this isn't something that will actually happen, but it sometimes seems that good manners and common courtesy (not to mention common sense) could become obsolete any day now. Obviously, that makes me sad and very concerned for our society.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
First real snow of the season yesterday. I am not ready for this. We got about an inch and it is still on the ground, but the weather is supposed to warm up, so I hope it won't stay.
|Taken through my living room window during the snowstorm|