|Gorgeous autumnal graphic from Abby at Little Birdie Blessings|
1. What pets did you have while growing up? Tell us a little something about them.
Just one, a dog, and she wasn't really my pet. She was technically my brother's dog; if memory serves, a combination of husky, German shepherd, and wolf. I was unable to find a picture of her here at my home, though I know there's one at my dad's. We all loved her, but it was our dad she really bonded with, riding in the passenger side of his work truck and surveying the view with the air of a queen in a motorcade.
2. What is one thing you absolutely must accomplish today?
Soaking my husband's work clothes. He's a logger and his work clothes become absolutely filthy. I pre-wash them in hot water, soap, and Simple Green on the heavy duty cycle. Then I soak them for a couple of days, again starting with hot water and the same cleaners. Then I spin that out and wash on the heavy duty cycle again. They never get completely clean. Too many oils and fluids get on them.
3. Where were you ten years ago? What were you doing there?
Not sure of the exact dates, but ten years ago this fall, I was in Florida! We went by train to visit friends and ended up being surprised by our youngest daughter and her 1-year-old. If you are interested, I blogged about it here: What I did on my vacation.
4. September 26th is National Dumpling Day. Did you celebrate?
No, I had no idea there was a National Dumpling Day and may not have celebrated it had I known.
Apple dumpling, xiao long bao (steamed Chinese dumpling), chicken and dumplings, pirogi, matzoh balls, or gnocchi...which dumpling on this list would be your dumpling of choice? Have you ever made homemade dumplings of any kind?
Yes, I have put homemade dumplings on top of beef stew and chicken stew. Not for a long time, though. We do enjoy pierogies, but seldom have them. From that list, I'm pretty sure an apple dumpling would be my favorite.
5. 'There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly hoping to find an adventure and those who go secretly hoping they don't.' William Trogdon
So which kind are you?
Hmmm. Good question. A little bit of both, I guess. I don't mind adventures, but I'm not overly adventurous. I like visiting new places but I usually prefer to know where I'm going. And I never like to do anything too risky.
|Balanced Rock, Castleford, Idaho|
|Dierkes Lake in Idaho (yes, that splash was made by someone jumping off that cliff. Certainly not me. But one of my people.)|
Our weather this month has been downright odd. Someone commented at church that it seems as if August and September had switched places. So true ... we needed a fire in the kitchen woodstove in late August, and now September is warm (make that hot) and humid. 95º yesterday!
So ends another Hodgepodge. Happy Wednesday, everyone!