I haven’t done this for awhile, for no reason other than no words have come to mind and I’m completely obsessed with my weaving, but it seemed like maybe today would be a good day to join Melanie and friends and share some of my world.
Where do you get your news? I usually watch ABC or CBS news for national and local news, but my main sources are PBS Newshour and the NPR flash briefing from Alexa. I also get headlines emailed by a couple of (I think) reliable news sources. As to what gets passed around on social media, like Facebook, I turn to Snopes or other fact-checking websites to verify. Sad that we can no longer take things at face value.
What ‘old person’ thing do you do? OMG – probably more than I’ll admit to. Too often when I walk about the house it’s accompanied by little toots – I walk with music, I say. Forgetting where I put things because what seems logical when I put it away isn’t necessarily logical when I’m looking for it. You really don’t need to know anymore than that!
When was the coldest you’ve ever been? The warmest? Hmm. I guess the coldest I’ve ever been is walking home on winter nights from my job at the local theater when I was a teenager and living in North Dakota, because as a teenager wearing cute clothes was so much more important than wearing warm clothes. Warmest? A visit to Palm Springs one summer when it was running around 116 degrees during the day. We had dinner on a patio of a restaurant that those little sprayers to “cool you down”. Not sure they worked that way.
Do you eat food that’s past its expiration date if it still smells and looks fine? Yes, because from what I’ve been able to understand, those expiration dates are pretty arbitrary. And the fact that we have so many different kinds of “expiration” dates – best by, use by, etc., I don’t put a lot of faith in them.
Gratitude (not mandatory to participate in)
If you’d like to, please share some gratitude from your life. I’m grateful that I’m able to indulge myself with pursuits that interest me at the moment. I’m grateful for having the foods I like for my meals. I’m grateful for my furry kids, even the one that only grudgingly lets me pet him a few strokes when I offer wet foods in the late afternoon – that would be Queso, the creamsicle cat, who will accept touches only if accompanied by wet food. I’m grateful for many many things.
In that vein, perhaps as a matter of vanity, I’d like to share some of my more recent weaving projects. Because I can. Whether or not you view the photos is entirely up to you.
For each of you, I wish you enough!