Tuesday, July 2, 2013

100 Chats

Today is a milestone for Patrice and Wendell at Everyday Ruralty blog.  Together they have been hosting this weekly blog gathering for 100 posts!

That is a lot of questions but even better, that is a lot of fun and fellowship between bloggers.   I admit I haven't participated in all of the Chats but have enjoyed it when I'm able and have met lots of lovely new bloggers this way.

So in honor of Wendell, lets raise a glass of carrot juice and get straight to this weeks questions.

  1. What's the best advice anyone ever gave you?
Gee, this is a hard one because my grandparents had literally hundreds of old sayings and expressions that continue to resonate with me on a regular basis.  Perhaps my favorite is "I complained because I had no shoes until I saw a man with no feet".   As I grew up this took on more meaning for me and it is why I always try to remember (when I start to get whiney) that things could always be worse.     
2.  Do you have houseplants?
Yes we do but only because my Aunt looks after them.  I am not good with plants.  Every single one I have tried to keep in my office has died.  Definitely not a green-thumb kind of girl :) 
3.  Do mosquitoes bother you or leave you alone?
I'm afraid I am a magnet for mosquitoes.  They love me
4.  What's your favorite charity? If you have one.
I have experienced first hand the amazing work done by the Victorian Order of Nurses.  We would not be able to care for Mom at home without their help.  The in-home support and programming they provide is wonderful.
5.  Do you like mint? Which variety is your favorite?
The kind of mint that does in here.........Mmmm, Mojito's 


  1. Ben fixed Mojiito's the other night at his house.
    The mint was wonderful.
    I forgot about the no shoes saying. My grandparents said that too.
    I hope you have a very nice Tuesday.
    Is your Mom better? What about Nana and Poppy? I have been praying for them.

  2. I am a mosquito magnet, too. They have always loved me. I spent my summers as a child all welted up because of them. That hasn't really changed too much since I've grown up, either.

    Maybe some day we'll find relief from the little vampires!

    I enjoyed your post. Have a great week!

  3. The best advice my mom gave me was" Always do your work as if someone was watching because God see everything you do" so I still do that, so no putting the dust under the carpet, he,he...

    I have way too many big house plants . They get water from the dehumidifier or rain water. Water from the water softener kills them.

    Mosquitoes love me too.

    I have too many to choose because they all have affected me in one way or another.

    I love spirmint.

    Hope your mom and love ones are doing better.

  4. Yep, the mosquitoes love me too.

  5. Your grandparents gave great advice.

  6. wow,#1 ... that bought tears to my eyes. tough one to take. but so true. ( :

  7. I like your mint answer! :)
    My sisters keep telling me that my plants won't die if I water them...whatever.

  8. I may have to try a Mojito. It's the official drink of Miami you know, they say it was invented here. This hotel has 300 varieties of that one drink, go figure. Everyone says they're tasty. I like your advise. I love hearing old timer advise, it has a parable or fable feel to it that takes my imagination to a simpler time. Have a blessed week :O)

  9. That is some great advice from your grandparents. I, too, try to be thankful for what I have, rather than complain about what I don't have.

  10. We are a lot alike! lol I too am a mosquito magnet. Lol

  11. Skeeters seek me out too and that Mojito looks wonderful!

  12. You're right that things could always be worse. I'm a skeeter magnet too!

  13. Not a mosquito magnet, buy my hubby is! Now I must have a Mojito!!