Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wednesday Hodge Podge

1. The Summer Olympics officially begin this Friday...will you be watching? If you could see just one event in person which one would you pick?

I'm not a huge Olympic fan.  It seems over the years the commercialism has taken over and it's disappointing.  I used to love to watch the Equestrian events and if given the chance I'd probably not pass it up. 
2. Do lazy days make you feel rested or unproductive?
This really depends on if I chose to be lazy or if it just turned out to be so.  The DH and I often schedule lazy days.  They are never long enough.  When I am at work and doing nothing I feel it's a wasted day when I could be home being lazy and yet still productive because I can crochet.
3. July 25 is 'officially' Threading the Needle day...can you sew? On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being not at all and 10 being Betsy Ross-like, how would you rate your skill with a needle and thread?

I wish I could sew.  I can thread a needle and whip stitch an open seam and such.  I'd say I'm about a 1.5.

4. Threading the Needle can also mean to walk a fine line between two things or issues (think awkward social situation). When was the last time you had to 'thread the needle', figuratively speaking?

Has to be politics.  I have very strong views but I am not a good debater.  It seems all of my Liberal friends seem to think because I am a Conservative I hate poor people and minorities and that I am against immigration.  This couldn't be further from the truth.  What I am against is big government and all that comes with it.  Not the defense, of course.  I don't think we should ever let our guard down and need to continue to offer military incentives and benefits to attract a good defense.  What I am against is a welfare nation and a socialist attitude of entitlement.  What happened to working hard for luxuries?  And yes, I think a cell phone is a luxury.  I could spend HOURS on this topic, but I won't bore you.  Enough said.

5. Kidney, pinto, black, or navy-your favorite bean?

I'm going to go with kidney beans in my chili.
6. Have you ever hosted a garage sale? Was it more success or bust?

We have and I prefer not to partake.  My husband is the one that sits and monitors the shoppers.  I do not bargain well and don't like how people will argue with you over a quarter.  You either want it or you don't.  We have been lucky a few times and made a decent chunk of change, but I think they are a lot of work to prepare for.
7. What makes you roll your eyes?

So many things...  LOL 
8. Insert your own random thought here.

This morning I had an Amish pastry with my coffee.  It was a cream horn.  Some people call them cream puffs.  Whatever you want to call it, this one was simply amazing.  I love strong coffee and a good pastry in the morning.  It goes against everything in the way of good nutrition, I know.  If I could have my way, I would own a yarn/coffee shop and I would make and sell the best pastries for my customers.  They could come and sit, drink their tea or coffee and nibble on a pastry whilst crocheting or knitting and chatting with friends. 



  1. I want to come to your yarn/coffee shop! I like strong coffee and something sweet for breakfast! I'm not an incredibly accomplished crocheter, but given the right coffee, I could get that experience!

  2. Hi!
    Great post! I'd come to to your yarn/coffee shop. Sounds like a great idea. Have a great day!
    Food for Thought

  3. You are both welcome anytime! Nani, we'll get you crocheting in no time. :)

  4. Ooo! That pastry sounds amazing! and I love kidney beans in my chili :) Happy Wednesday!

  5. Hello, I wish I could crochet! I can do some very simple stitches and that's it. I do love to sew, I've spent many hours at the sewing machine making children's clothes, cloth dolls and home decor. Enjoyed my visit, maybe I'll see you at Patrice's party!!

  6. that shop sounds like fun...i know several ladies who would like to have coffee, eat and crochet/ fact, we do that weekly at our church...the shawls are given up to those suffering/grieving/etc
    we enjoy finding new crocheters ;)

  7. I'm not very much into bargaining either - so totally got you on that!

  8. Gosh, with so many wonderful comments it's a shame I CAN'T open such a coffee shop!!!

  9. I used to know how to crochet and am determined to pick it back up. I'm so with you on the political stuff and in fact have a post brewing on this topic. Normally I stay far away from it on my blog but something set me off this week and I want to say something. It's in the cooler right now and I'll see if I still want to post it when I re-read it : )

  10. first time visiting/commenting on your blog; that pastry sounded delicious! What a great way to start the morning with it and a cup of coffee!

    You are so right, lots of work with garage sales; I don't mind the bargaining too much; I usually have low prices to begin with and if someone wants something and offers something lower, I'm more than happy to let them have it to move it off my property :)

    hoping your Thursday is a good one!


  11. I had forgotten the Equestrian events but I will have to try and catch some now :) Your shop sounds fab !!!

  12. Thank you for all the comments! I don't think I've ever had so many people visit my blog!

    Joyce: All you gotta do is get you a hook and some yarn you like and I'm sure you will be off and running (crocheting) in no time at all.

    Betty: Thanks for stopping in. I'll be visiting you this morning!

    Krista: The Equestrian events always make my heart stop. The jumps are so high it scares me to death.

  13. A yarn coffee shop sounds soo fun! I'd definitely come by! Also, thanks for dropping by Sincerely Shannon- eager to see everyone's lists! Have a great weekend!