1. May 17th is National Pack Rat Day. Sidebar-should we be celebrating this? Hmmm...
Who in the world came up with Pack Rat Day??? Please, oh please, tell me that Hallmark makes a card for this day!!Are you a pack rat? Even if you're not a full fledged pack rat, most people have one thing or another they struggle to part with. Tell us what's yours.
My husband and I tend to clean out and give away things. We bought new All Clad cookware this weekend . . .and the Mr. said to me in the car, "You can buy this on one condition - that we get rid of all the junky pots and pans!" We were out of town (will post about that another day) and we went to a Williams Sonoma outlet . . . let the heavens part and the angels sing. It is a really good thing that we do not have a Williams Sonoma outlet nearby. Yes, you see a ten piece set in the giant box, a waffle iron (Mark's contribution to the giant rolling cart in the store), a sack under my shoes and a sack you can't see hanging from the bar. Yes, we took the new pots and pans into our hotel room because the parking area for the hotel had HUGE signs not to leave anything in sight in your car. This was a significant purchase so the CPA with whom I live lugged it all into our hotel room.
Now back to the pack rat question . . .We did significant "cleaning out" when we moved to this house. I still have lots of crafting materials . . .and I love holiday decorations so those are hard to give away.
2. What are two things you know you should know how to do, but you don't?
Fry food? I don't know how to fry chicken!! I really don't want to learn either. Mark loves fried chicken so I should probably learn how . . .nah! A lady at church gave me a recipe for fried okra (I should say instructions) and I have fried okra . . .maybe two times. Let's see . . .what else do I not know how to do???? Stick to a budget!! I actually CAN stick to a budget but I don't like to do so. Thank God for Mark.
3. Do you crave sugar? Do you add sugar to your coffee and/or tea? Do you use artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes? When dining out is dessert a given? Are you someone who has slain the sugar dragon, and if so tell us how you did it.
Since February, I've been eating very little sugar. I'm not a coffee drinker and I can drink my tea unsweetened (or with equal - answers that artificial sweetener question). I drink a million diet soft drinks (artificial sweetener again). I haven't slain the sugar dragon but I've beaten him back a little. I have found that the less sugar I eat, the less I want it. Sugar is like alcohol or other addictive substances to me. If I start eating it, I don't want to stop. My thin husband (I'm not thin!) is the same way about sugar. He loves it and can eat and eat and eat and then he has to exercise and stop eating real food to make up for the sugar!
4. What's a trend it took a while for you to come round to, but now you can't imagine living without?
I'm always the last one on the trend train! We were slow to get on the new house/updated kitchen trend simply because our kitchen in our old house (and the house) worked just fine. I must admit that I love my kitchen and house now. Of course, I have granite countertops and the world is moving on to other substances so I'm still behind!!5. What's a song that reminds you of a specific incident in your life? Please elaborate.
This is so stupid but this popped into my mind. When I was a teenager, we would go to the roller skating rink with our church youth group. They would play "This Magic Moment" and I would dreamily imagine skating with a handsome prince! I think I have written about this before!
6. Insert your own random thought here.
I blogged almost every day in February (personal challenge) and I blogged every day in April (A to Z Challenge). I blogged one day right after that because I was asked to write a post about my faith. After that, I had to take a break. I love writing down my thoughts but sometimes life is so incredibly busy. Yes, I know that writing should be a priority but my faith, my job, my family, exercise . . .so many things are so important. Do most of you have a "set" time when you blog? Or do you just try to carve out a few moments?