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1. Have you ever been to and/or lived near the desert? What did you think? Travel and Leisure lists the 'coolest' American desert towns as-
Palm Springs CA, Virgina City NE, Bend OR, Winslow AZ, Marfa TX, Grand Junction CO, Silver City NM, Moab UT, Taos NM, Yakima WA, Borrego Springs CA, Terlingua TX, and St. George UT, and Tubac AZ
Have you been to any of these? Would you like to visit a desert town? Which on the list would you most like to see?
I would have to say no to all of the above... born and raised near the east coast in the mountains.. more attuned to country living than anything else... I am perfectly satisfied living right here~ I need lots of fresh cool air, lush vegetation... expansive views of moving water and purple mountians majesty about me!
2. What's a plan or project you've deserted in the past year?
I hate to admit this yet again... but Hubs bought me a great sewing machine for our anniversary in March and it is still in the box. Yet I have fabric and plans to make gifts for my grandchldren
3. Desert-dessert? Share two or three words you find yourself having to think twice about when it comes to spelling.
4. High and dry, like watching paint dry, dry run, dry as dust, not a dry eye in the house...which phrase can you relate to currently? Explain.
Not a dry eye in the house.... goodness me!!! Last Friday night at the Cry Out Women's Conference Simulcast
Joni Earickson Tada
spoke so passionately on confession and repentance... she knocked it out of the ballpark bringing up areas in women's lives they just dont think about that may be a guiding motivation or a hidden sin. She spoke for about 20 minutes and she was wailing even with her arms to God to have mercy. But what was so amazing was that after about ten minutes you could see her chest heaving as she was probably struggling for the deepest breaths she could muster, but she was not deterred.. She was truly caught up in the spirit in her prayer before God and I know from my own response that thousands of women all over the world at that moment were weeping...in not only confession and the desire to coming before God in repentance, but also in deep communion with and for our precious sister whose love and commitment before God on our behalf was so awesome...
I know we will never forget it...
5. How often do you frequent the dry cleaners? Starch or no starch?
Hubs stopped having laundering done after the military when he had his uniform so starched when he took it off he could stand it up in the corner..
Only during the winter season do we take woolens preseason and post season, generally.
6. What's a food or beverage you enjoy that's named for a place?
My partner in crime while teaching used to bring these to teacher staff meetings ... easy to make and most ingredients readily available.. and very tasty...
SOUTH CAROLINA CHEWS
Printed from COOKS.COM
1 lb. light brown sugar
1 1/2 c. plain flour
1 stick butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. chopped pecans
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Blend sugar, butter, and eggs, vanilla, add dry ingredients and nuts. Bake in greased 9 x 13 inch pan for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool and cut in squares. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar.
7. Do you need solitude?
I could live here on the Isle of Skye;;;
I was drawn to this area of Ireland in Donegal.
I long for the remote... born an only child... I am perfectly content being set apart. as long as I have my Savior and thee, Hubs!
Not very social is it... but there it is, my heart!
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Really, last year on our trip around Ireland when our bus rounded the bend and this came into view something grabbed me..it was like coming home. I was pulled right into the scene and all the way through that area along the Fin River I imagined living there, and oh how, I longed for it to be true.. The town of Fintown isnt much, I must say, so the next town of consequence is Letterkenny... where I found a grocer and a gas station... I mean I was ready to dive right in..
I could still make a go of it.. this home is on the market..
it has an aga which suits me to a tee... but I must say that frig is a nightmare.. I started out with one just like it when we lived our first year of marriage in Germany. I suppose I could get used to that again. (UUUH)
But the view... there it is!
All we'd would need would be a few sheep and we're set! If you dont know it.. Im smiling so contentedly!