Monday, February 27, 2012

Welcome New Friends... Come Chat With Me!

I've 'collected' some more friends. I'd like to welcome them to my blog, and let them know how much I appreciate them.

Anna is the author's special name for her jewelry making muse. She writes Anna's Adornments. Since my heritage is Swedish, it's exciting to have another friend from Sweden. Anna's site can also be viewed in Swedish with some translations. Anna also contributes to The Red Cat Society which has cute posts by and about cats.

McGuffyAnn writes about her love of books and writing at McGuffy's Reader.

I met Debbie Huffaker through Chats on the Farmhouse Porch, so how fitting that I welcome her on a chat day! Debbie writes Wise Old Owl Designs and Jeremiah Twenty-Nine Eleven.

Cheryl Ann writes Deserts and Beyond and Desert Horses.... and eight more blogs. I think she is the most prolific blogger I know!

Jaymie writes Family Best, and is my most recent friend. She is a professional writer and I find her work to be very soothing. Jaymie and her family also have a hobby farm and would like to live self-sustainably.


So...it's time to chat. Do you see the chains holding the porch swing? My swing has those... and a few more that anchor the swing to the railing. We've had winds up to 45 MPH over the past 24 hours (and more forecast for tomorrow). The chains keep my swing from blowing into the railings. So, what with the wind and the cold, we'll have to continue chatting inside. Come sit next to my fire, or head over to Patrice's porch!


Click on the image to visit Patrice's site and link to other blogger's responses to Patrice's questions.


Here are Patrice's questions for this week's chat:

  1. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
  2. What's your favorite kind of juice?
  3. Have you tried Pinterest yet?
  4. I can't wait for __________ from my garden (or farmers' market/CSA/neighbor with green thumb).
  5. The worst job I ever had was __________________.

1. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
I had a granola cereal with vanilla almond milk. The milk is my 'new' thing. When my son visited over Thanksgiving he bought Almond milk. I'd never had it before, but I like almonds... so why not. I'm hooked!

2. What's your favorite kind of juice?
When I was a kid my mom would occasionally buy apricot nectar. To this day, I love it. However, I don't buy it very often as it is packed with calories.

3. Have you tried Pinterest yet?
Yes. I have a Pinterest page. I started it several weeks ago when there was a lot of activity. Now, it seems to have slowed down. I'm not sure I 'get it'! But, I am very visual and forgetful as well, so if I see something I like, I can pin it there and jog my failing memory! 

4. I can't wait for TOMATOES from my garden. I can't believe I just typed that. I never liked tomatoes. Not until a few years ago. Now... I LOVE fresh-off-the-vine tomatoes. M-m-good!

5. The worst job I ever had was working at an insurance agency one summer during college. My job was to process the papers that came from the insurance companies. Each week I'd start with a pile of envelopes. I'd make a list of the policy owners and pull their files. I'd open the policies, file one copy, prepare an envelope and mail the other copy with a cover letter, after affixing the agency stickers on the papers. Then I'd have to refile the folders. I'd process hundreds of insurance policies each week. Monday meant starting all over again. Ugh... I hated it.

16 comments:

  1. Thank you for the warm welcome, I am thrilled to be a new friend, and love your blog. I look forward to reading more and more.

    1. What did you have for breakfast this morning?
    A pig in a blanket leftover from last nights dinner.

    2. What's your favorite kind of juice?
    I love cranberry juice. I'm not a frequent juice drinker, but when I do I love the sweet, tartness of cranberry.

    3. Have you tried Pinterest yet?
    Yes. I have a Pinterest page and I am addicted to it! I just love Pinterest, it inspires me to be more creative.

    4. I can't wait for TOMATOES from my garden. I cannot wait for tomatoes either, and I have some seeds started that I'm growing from last years harvest. I hope that I can get them past the "baby" stage. We just finished planting our cold temperature garden. Potatoes, onions, garlic, peas, cabbage, broccoli, carrots etc. I am looking forward to seeing all of it pop up any day.

    5. The worst job I ever had was selling insurance. I felt for the people that had so many health issues; and felt pushy and uncaring when I tried to sell them insurance. It was not for me!

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  2. I don't really get pinterest either. I enjoy your chats :)

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  3. I'm now a word verification free blog- thanks to the encouraging of TexWis. As far as Pinterest goes, I have seen a few people's pages that remind me of looking through one of those gorgeous magazines that makes you want to re-do you house, hairstyle, diet, wardrobe, and life. It's just eye candy. Have a good week!

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  4. Hi stopping by Chats! I love your stomp out word verification. I couldn't agree with your more.
    I have never had almond milk. Sounds good though.

    Have a good week.

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  5. We have the wind too! It is miserable! And just when we were getting used to speanding the evenings outside in the legthening days! :(

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  6. What did you have for breakfast this morning? Eggs and Sausages and French Toast..I will skip lunch today!
    What's your favorite kind of juice? Cherry Juice
    Have you tried Pinterest yet? Yes..I am not thrilled with it..it is okay.

    I can't wait for __________ from my garden (or farmers' market/CSA/neighbor with green thumb). Tomatoes!!! Love them vine ripened!
    The worst job I ever had was I was a USDA Potato Inspector..it was smelly and cold and I would sit in my car to warm up and eat lunch:(

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  7. Tomatoes are great! My husband and I love them, although the summer that we grew nine zillion of them I think we got kind of tired of them. I know the kids sure did!

    Have a great day!

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  8. You have such a beautiful blog! Happy Tuesday!

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  9. 1. I didn't have time to eat...had first showings at the house we're selling, all day.
    2. Pineapple juice
    3. Pinterest is viewed by my daughters and husband who share with me. I find it amusing that my husband has jumped ahead of me on this one and has "follwers" or something?? I need to catch up. Everything I see, I LOVE.
    4. Sweet Basil
    5. I drew a blank, I loved them all, even the horrid ones!

    Lana

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  10. PS...I'm following you!
    McGuffy's Reader

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  11. I'm not fond of repeating jobs either...I need Variety!


    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

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  12. Dare I say it? The wind seems to be dying down.

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  13. I never eat breakfast - give me my coffee and I'm good. But that almond milk does sound good.

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  14. Yes! I love those fresh, warm tomatoes, too! This is the only way I like to eat a tomato fresh - out of the garden.

    I had noticed that blogger had changed the word verif so not to be a blurry. I'm still verif-free.

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  15. Cereal is one of my favorite breakfast foods, but I avoid it for the most part. Mainly because it's so high calories and usually won't stick with me as long as a high protein breakfast. I find eating a couple of eggs and having a grapefruit are excellent to start my morning off. But, oh boy! Would I ever like to have some granola now. Look what you've started. =D

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  16. I didn't get Pinterest at first either. But now, I'm HOOKED! Our youngest daughter loves Almond milk. Hubs and I are using coconut milk now. I'm a new follower!

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