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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 49 years.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

 I thought that I would try to be on time to visit and chat at Patrice from Everyday Ruralty since I'm inside. I hope that it's not raining over there but since she has a porch then it doesn't really matter as long as the coffee is hot. So why don't you hop along with me to her blog.



Patrice's questions for today are:

1.   Do you have any musical instruments in your house, if so which ones do you have?
      I have a violin and a piano and I don't play either.

2.   When you take a walk, what are you likely to pick  or pick up from the ground?
       I usually pick up nice rocks, I used to pick up heart rocks but I gave them away to my granddaughter.

3.  They say to have breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. I guess that means you have fuel for your body to get you through the day and don't have a full tummy when you go to bed. Are your meals like that?
Yes, pretty much but sometimes I get side tracked. Usually I eat a big bowl of high fibre cereal with milk , no sugar, some nuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and raisins and coffee. I like a variety of food and it would take too long to name them here but I try to stick with less starchy food for the last meal of the day with a nice salad with meat.  If I eat starchy food like pasta or potatoes or bread, I eat that at noon.I'll admit that I sometimes cheat because of being too tired and lack of planning. Planning would be most helpful for me.

4. Do you prefer iced coffee or ice tea?

    I prefer ice tea with no sugar but lots of lemon juice.

5.  How do you handle things you'd rather not do?
    I sometimes procrastinate and other time I'll tackle it head on, depending on my mood. Sometimes I put one foot in front of the other and go on autopilot and get the job out of the way and done with.

Thanks for visiting with me.  I love your comments.

16 comments:

  1. These chats are always so much fun because I really get to know gals who participate so much better.......I am much like you in getting a job done...but we get it done anyway, don't we?

    How is the kittie doing?

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  2. I prefer ice also. I hope the kittie is doing fine.
    Cathy

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  3. Procrastination - my "strength!":-)

    I have never visited Patrice's Porch. Perhaps I should try that one Tuesday.:-)

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  4. so cold up here, i have my heat on and just made some hot tea! burrr. i enjoyed your little visit! have a nice evening and hope kitty is well!

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  5. I have enjoyed reading your responses Julia. I too put one foot in front of the other and get the job done. It is a rainy chilly evening here in Maine, I am tempted to get a wood fire going. Hope your sweet little boarder is doing well, I know she is in good hands. Hugs from Maine, Julie.

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  6. 1. We have a flute (which I can still play Christmas Carrols on). We also have a couple of guitars which Joe plays for James.
    2. I am very likely to pick up James' sippy cup or his sunhat as he frequently tosses them overboard during our strolls.
    3. I generally have cereal or oatmeal for breakfast because it is fast.I also have one or two snacks, like a yogurt later in the morning. I then have a large lunch full of carbs, and then I am sated until supper which is usually veggies and protein.
    4. I prefer my coffee hot, and my tea iced and only slightly sweet.
    5. It depends on the task. Everything gets put on a list and gets checked off as it gets completed. If I don't know how to best approach a task, it can be left on the list for a while. If it is just a unloved chore-like the ironing, it will get done after the easier or more pleasant chores get done.

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  7. You are one healthy gal! I don't eat breakfast until my break in the morning and usually I eat protein....but it's best to carb up early I think! (it just doesn't set well with my stomach)... Thanks for sharing a bit more about you. On a final note..I work best under pressure (or so my kiddos used to say!) so I usually put things off...not a good trait!

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  8. Another rock picker-upper! Yay! I think auto-pilot is a great way to get things done. Sometimes I can't find my auto-pilot button though. :( Have a great week!

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  9. Our answers to #5 are very similar...'cause it depends on my mood, too!!! ;-) HOPE the rest of your week is blessed!!!

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  10. Interesting answers, as usual. Since I only blog on Tuesdays, that is when I read about my blogging friends. That is why so often I catch you doing the questions. Your answers are actually quite simialer to mine. My breakfast is always a high fiber cereal with just milk and sometimes nuts but always dried fruit of some kind. I also eat a very light dinner. It frustrates my husband because he likes a pretty heavy dinner and I just eat miniscule helpings. I just feel better when I am not stuffed at night.

    I should go back and read your blog before this one. I'll do that right now.

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  11. I hopped over from Patrice's to visit with you. It was fun to read your answers and to see how alike we are. I love how people can connect through things like Blogger. I am also a gardener. I am battling the weeds - and a yard that was neglected for years. (We bought the house last year.) I also just began rug hooking. I'm loving it! It was nice to meet ya!

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  12. Rocks was my answer to #2 also. I've found some very pretty ones over the years.

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  13. So glad your kitten let you make it out to the porch today. I like your answers too. I always love heart shaped rocks. I used to have a nice collection of them, I wonder what I did with them.
    I always imagine you to be the kind of person who does what needs to be done no matter what.
    I always like that about you Julia.
    Have a lovely Wednesday!

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  14. That was fun to get to know you better.
    The eating thing is smart. I need to do better at that.

    Procrastinate.....look in the dictionary...my picture is right next to it.

    How's Victoria? Give her loves for me!

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  15. 1. Do you have any musical instruments in your house, if so which ones do you have?
    Nope
    2. When you take a walk, what are you likely to pick or pick up from the ground?
    Right now I like to pick magnolias that are in tight buds, in the winter and fall I like to pick up those itty bitty pinecones.
    3. They say to have breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. I guess that means you have fuel for your body to get you through the day and don't have a full tummy when you go to bed. Are your meals like that?
    Not quite, I eat breakfast like a prince,lunch like a pauper and dinner like a king....go figure!

    4. Do you prefer iced coffee or ice tea?

    Generally I prefer iced tea, but sometimes I'll splurge on iced coffee.

    5. How do you handle things you'd rather not do?
    Sometimes I just jump on them and attack them and get them over with....other times I'll procrastinate and plan and procrastinate and plan, and then attack.

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  16. Love it when you answer the questions so we can get to know you better.
    Your right about eating right. It takes a lot of effort and planning. You have the right idea about eating the starchy things earlier in the day.
    I think if I am going to do this diet right with my Christi it is going to depend on planning ahead which I am not very good at.
    Hope all is well and I wanted to tell you I am having a giveaway hopefully by tomorrow so hope you can enter.
    Love ya
    Maggie

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