Formerly The Brown Bungalow, this blog has changed names to reflect my new location in the deep South. We are leaving the Columbines for Magnolias; donating wooly socks to buy sandals; pouring out the hot beverages to sip iced tea; and building sand castles instead of snowmen.
answering questions from Joyce today for the Hodgepodge Wednesday meme...
1. What's something that has recently 'tried your patience'?
My patience factor has been pretty good of late. It helps that I am adjusting to the road construction in our town, even though it's another year or more until the new freeway interchange will be completed.
2. Do you think patience comes to us naturally or is it something you have to learn as you grow? On a scale of 1-10 generally how patient are you? (1=I blow up at the drop of a hat and 1-=I've got all the time in the world.)
I think patience is something we all have to learn, although it may come easier for those who had patience modeled for them while growing up. As for my number score about how patient I am, it depends on the issue requiring patience. I'll say I'm somewhere between 5 and 7.
3. Share about a time when you felt like you could fly. Or a time you wished you could fly. Or a time you felt like you were flying.
I have wished I could fly every time one of my grandchildren were born so I could be there during the first day of their life. All of my grands have been born out of state and we could not get there in time for the birth.
4. Your favorite song with the word fly in the title or lyrics, or your favorite song that relates to flying in some way?
5. What's in your fall picnic basket and where are we picnicking in your neck of the woods this time of year?
While Colorado has many locations for excellent picnics, my favorite is always Eleven Mile Canyon. We've been going there since about 1977. Lunch is served after Beloved's had some time to fly fish, and after lunch, he gets right back into the water. The photo collage I'm posting is made up of pictures I took last June; now the trees are golden yellow Aspens mixed in with evergreens.
What's in the picnic basket? (let's pretend I'm not restricted to my gluten- and dairy-free diet, okay?)
my mother's potato salad
German Chocolate Cake
6. Carpentry, electrical, plumbing, landscaping ... which skill would you most like to possess and how would you put that skill to use today?
Landscaping would be my choice. I wish I had the knowledge and money to grow the most beautiful variety of flowers in my yard.
7. What's something you think is too expensive to justify buying lately?
A house on a hill or a ridge with a fantastic view of the mountains and the city lights at night.
8. Insert your own random thought here. Food for thought...
"What you are doing now can start generational blessings."