Playing Catch-Up

I guess this shows where my head is at these days.  Not only have I not been blogging much lately, but also I haven’t been reading my feeds or lurking much and until now totally missed the fact that Holli tagged me.

What are you wearing now? My usual home-wear: super baggy, poorly fitting olive sweatpants, a white Eddie Bauer v-neck longsleeve t-shirt, a green hoodie in bad need of replacement, white crew socks and Haflinger Wool Felt Grizzly Clogs (cork soles). I really like wearing Haflingers as my home slippers because they offer just the right amount of warmth and support for me as I track after my 4 year old around the house all day. They’re not cheap, but when you have bad feet and you stand a lot, you need good shoes.

How often do you blog? I used to blog a bit more often, but lately it’s more like once every 10-14 days. I have a feeling that once we bring home and adopt our 9 month old daughter from South Korea that blogging and knitting will take more of a back seat in my life.

Who was the last person you hugged? My son.

Which item from your closet are you wearing most lately? Jeans.  Growing up in the ’70s, jeans was what everyone wore and I just can’t seem to shake that; the style I wear changes with the times, but I always wear jeans when I leave the house.

What’s for dinner? Linguine with Peas, Proscuitto and Mint from the wonderful cookbook Pasta Harvest, by Janet Fletcher.

What’s the last thing you bought? A few grocery items:  a loaf of Dave’s Killer Blues Bread, a box of BioBag Kitcken Food Waste biodegradable bags, a cup of So Delicious Coconut Milk “yogurt” (it’s dairy-free and it sounded interesting so I thought I’d try it), Caffe Appassionato coffee beans (Emporer’s Blend and Appassionato Decaffeinated), some Muscat grapes (my son and l love these), two Pain au Chocolat croissants from The French Bakery in Kirkland, and a baguette (actually, I didn’t buy it, but the bakery gave it to me because they were closing for the day).

What are you listening to right now? Thomas the Tank Engine Read-Along stories on on CD on the baby monitor; my son’s favorite bedtime entertainment.

If you could have any super power what would it be? To help everyone who needed help.  And, like Holli, I wouldn’t mind the ability to stay up and never need sleep.  Also, I wouldn’t mind not needing to eat…I like food and all, but I don’t like spending time preparing it and sitting and eating it…bad, I know.

What is your favourite weather and why? Moderately warm and sunny weather.  It’s so positive and it brightens me up from the inside out.

What time do you usually get up? 6:30 a.m., although until a few months ago it was 5:30.  I’m finding it hard to get up so early now; this means that I don’t get any morning knitting done.

Detritus of a 4 year old's room.

What is your most challenging goal right now?
Trying to become organized. I don’t like to plan for just about anything. I am a huge procrastinator and a recovering pack-rat and I arrive late more often than I’d to admit.

Say something about the person who tagged you.
Holli is a very giving person and she sounds like she is spread pretty thinly with the many different hats that she wears, but that she enjoys everything she does.

Montecatini Alto, Italy --- not on the ocean, but it sure is lovely.

If you could have a house-totally paid for, fully furnished-anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be? That’s hard to say. My automatic response is on Cape Cod (maybe Sandwich, Barnstable or Welfleet) in Massachusetts, but I really see myself living someplace warmer, so I could see myself living in Italy with a view of the Mediterranean somewhere. Wherever I’d end up, there would have to be ocean, swimmable ocean, as opposed to the Pacific Ocean on the U.S. coast, which is so cold I can’t even stick a toe into for five minutes.

Favourite vacation spot? Marco Island, Florida

Name the things you cannot live without. Chocolate, espresso, sugar, sushi, knitting, warmth, sun, the sound of water (an ocean, a river, a fountain) is very therapeutic to me, nature (I’m not a hiker or a camper, but I greatly appreciate nature, and it does me good when I know that nature still exists), my son’s laughter, family.

Ocean beautiful...Monterey Bay, California

What movies can you watch over and over again?
“The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!”, “The Quiet Man”, “Gone With The Wind”, “A Room With a View”, “It’s Wonderful Life”, “A Christmas Carol” (1938, starring Reginal Owen and Gene Lockhart), “National Velvet”, any Jane Austin movie, “Local Hero”, “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir”, “The African Queen”, “Adam’s Rib”, “Pat and Mike”, “The Philadelphia Story” (1940), “Little Women” (1933), “Singing in the Rain”, “The Sound of Music”.

What is your favorite tea? Earl Grey, but not just any Earl Grey, it has to be one that actually tastes as good as it smells, which is hard to come by.

I’m tagging Tiennie Knits, Fleegle’s Blog, Super Eggplant, Taitai Knits, amimonogatari, and hakucho because inquiring minds want to know…


2 thoughts on “Playing Catch-Up

  1. Thanks for playing along! It’s great to get to know you better. I agree about the food prep thing. If I could take needing to eat out of my day imagine the time that could be saved. No grocery shopping, or meal planning or cooking or cleaning up!

  2. Great meme. Thanks for tagging me but I hope you don’t mind if I may not participate – I’ve been not so great on the blogging lately! Your dinner looks yummy and my super power would be to be able to speak, read, write and understand any language in the world. 🙂

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