I'm linking up with Patrice at Everyday Rurality for her Chats on the Farmhouse Porch. Care to join me? Patrice asks us five questions. My responses are written below. You can join the chat by linking to Everyday Rurality, or simply by commenting on my post.
1. Do you have any musical instruments in your house? If so, which ones do you have?
We have a number of violins and a viola. My youngest wrote Santa, two days before Christmas, saying he wanted a violin. Santa left him a note that children only got violins once they had lessons. So, over the next year(s) I took our sweet boy to weekly lessons.
At the first lesson the instructor handed a violin to me, as well as one to our boy. She explained that kids get more out of lessons if Mom or Dad get involved as well. So.... I learned to play and went on to sit in the Youth Orchestra as an "Angel" for a few years. (I always told the director that I didn't really sound like an Angel, but she loved having adults who could at least follow the music, and tap off-task children with the tip of a bow now and then!) Son went on to play the viola. We also have an antique flute and a bugle somewhere. Oh, and a few recorders from when I was a kid - they are truly antiques now!
Our Little Maestro
2. When you take a walk, what are you likely to pick or pick up from the ground?
I am a trash picker-upper, especially if that trash might be hurtful to animals coming that way. I often have bits of wire, pop-tops, nails, shards of glass or any number of items in my pockets.... and then have to remember to empty them before my pants go in the wash!
3. They say to have breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. Are your meals like that?
Nope. Sadly, my body is like that of a Haflinger. I'm an easy keeper and tend towards chubbiness. I usually eat a small breakfast; sometimes an egg, sometimes 1/2 cup of granola cereal. I often have a sandwich for lunch. Dinner is pretty basic; meat, vege and more recently fruit instead of pasta or potato.
4. Do you prefer iced coffee or iced tea?
Uh, wine? Oh...wait, I can answer this! I recently acquired a taste for iced coffee. I like that as a pick-me-up on a sunny, summer afternoon!
5. How do you handle doing things you'd rather not do?
I'm with Patrice on this...procrastination is a good thing. For me, I use that time to plan and think about how to tackle the big job. Many times the project will weigh heavy on my mind. I'll wake at night and think about it. I may even get up and jot down some notes. Then... once that is off my mind, I'll fall back asleep and wake in the morning, ready to get going. Then it is full steam ahead!
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