Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Windy Day, But Let's Chat Anyway...

The wind is blowing HARD today.....second day in a row of it here in West Texas!  But, it is March, after all.  What else would we expect???

The howling wind doesn't excuse my suck-y attitude today, though.  Neither does the crick in my neck I have had since I woke up this morning.  Ever have one of those days when nothing in particular makes you feel "yucky" or "down".....you just wake up feeling "blah"?  Yep, it's one of those days.......

So, I'm sitting here at my desk....and I can see the stack of STUFF piled up to work on, out of the corner of my eye....right in plain sight.  And, I simply cannot touch it.  I do not want to balance the checkbook, or update my mileage log, or work on papers for the accountant to prepare the tax return.....I just cannot go there in this frame of mind.....

Instead, I will take a few minutes and work on a little porch chatting over at Everyday Ruralty.  Perhaps, focusing on Patrice's topics of conversation will help me pull up out of the little rut I'm wallering in.....

  1. Tell me a fond memory of an elderly person?  When I was growing up, there was a wonderful lady who lived next door to us.  Her name was Bobbie and we all loved her.  She was like a substitute mother to my oh-so-young mother and a stand-in grandmother to us kids.....and her home always smelled so good!  Her kitchen door was just across the way from the side of our house where our bedrooms were and we could smell her cooking when the windows were up or the swamp cooler was running.  She started the tradition of giving us one special little ornament for the Christmas tree each year and I still have many of the "special balls" she gave me all those years ago!
  2. What's your favorite flavor of jam or jelly?  My mother made the most awesome fig preserves when we were growing up!  We had three large fig trees in the back yard and I didn't realize what a treat fresh figs were.  I sure wish I had a jar of those preserves now!
  3. What goes through your mind when you drive by one of those whopping, huge houses that look like something in a magazine?  I wonder how much it must cost to heat and cool that place?!?!?  Then I start thinking like a Realtor and contemplate market value, taxes, would they like to list???
  4. What's your favorite way to relax?  Laying down on the sofa with the pups snuggling under an afghan on my lap.....it doesn't matter if it's a great movie on tv or a book in hand, I'm set to relax.
  5. What's your favorite kind of pasta?   I love cheese tortellini or ravioli!  Just toss it with a tiny bit of EVOO and some freshly ground black pepper, maybe a little grated parmesan.....I could eat that every night for dinner!
Okay, conversed on the farmhouse porch....did it help?  Well, maybe....a little bit.  It made me pretty hungry, that's for sure!  Three of those topics made me think of food!!!  

To see other people's conversations, just head over to Chats on the Farmhouse Porch and check it out.  Thanks for stopping by today!  Posting and attitude should be greatly improved with my next post! 


  1. Today's chat made me hungry too!

  2. It is nice to visit and read your chat. This is the first time I have been here before. I hope you feel better and your neck gets better soon, nothing worse than that.
    Our wind has blown all day too.
    I like that your neighbor was so close and helped your Mom that says so much. It has been nice stopping in for a chat.

  3. Mmmmmm...that sounds good!!! It has been pretty cool and windy here for the last two days. I better get used to it!!! Ha!

  4. Hey Janie! We got a kick out of your comment! Laughing right now at your thoughts when you see a huge monster house...my thoughts are always "who wants to clean all of those bathrooms!!" ~ lol!
    Love your story about your old neighbor, there are several elderly neighbors that I've had in my life that I cherrish knowing!
    Have a super day!

  5. My granny Carter fixing breakfast...
    any thing with apricots in it!
    can we put horses on the property
    driving range or playing golf
    linguine with red seafood sauce

  6. Mmmm! That pasta is sounding good :) We all have those blah days.. Sometimes it's helpful just to have some alone time, other days a call on a friend. It's still dark and rainy here in the pacific northwest - tough time of year for me. I did a post on this a couple weeks ago. http://www.trouverlesoleil.blogspot.com/2012/02/could-it-be-that-i-got-up-on-wrong-side.html


  7. It's really ironic Patrice meantioned pasta. I was just asking my DH would he like for to make some spaghetti. That's what I generally make when I think pasta because it's so simple, but I love lasagne the best! I hope you get of your little funk soon!

  8. I know what you mean about hungry! Not just food but our favorites...so cruel :)

    Hope the chat cleared your mind.

  9. Just stopping by from Ms. Patrice's home...and the questions made me hungry, too!!! ;-)

  10. It's windy as anything here today! I think "it's Winds-day in the hundred acre woods, piglet." I was actually just saying that too one of my daughters. We are all Winnie-the-Pooh fans. Bobbie sounds so sweet. My grandmother wasn't really warm, but I loved her. She had two women as neighbors. The one got her golfing gumballs, the other was someone much like Bobbie and I'd have adopted her gladly!

    I hope you are feeling a bit better today. We all have those days. A crick in your neck is enough to set something like that in motion.

    I tend to ask so many food questions because I'm so into food. It's our way of life and how we make a living, so it just comes naturally!
    Have a great rest of the week!

  11. I loved #1. I love stories like that!

  12. Well, I see we have similar tastes in pasta.(My answer to Patrice's question was tortellini also) And I smiled reading the first few lines of this post, as I am sitting her at work, trying to ignore the piles of paper and surfing blogs as a distraction. Lol

  13. I'm a little late. Sorry you had a blah day but your chat was lovely and I really enjoyed it. Hope things are getting better (mood wise)


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