1. It's October so let's get this out there first thing...have you jumped on the all-things-pumpkin bandwagon? How so?
I have not jumped on the "all-things-pumpkin" bandwagon yet. I have found from past years that if I get my pumpkins too early they won't last until after Thanksgiving. I want my pumpkins to be around until after
2. "We have more power than will; and it is often by way of excuse to ourselves that we fancy things are impossible." Francois Duc De la Rochefoucauld
What's something you once thought impossible, but in hindsight see as more a matter of lack of will?
I once thought my going back to college when my sons were 4 and 8 years old would be impossible. But it wasn't! It WAS hard, but it would have only been a lack of will had I not succeeded. I put my nose to the grindstone, gave up a bit (okay, a lot) of family time and graduated when the boys were 8 and 12! I am glad I didn't listen to those people who thought I was crazy to be doing that.
But he said, “What is impossible with man is possible with God.” Luke 18
3. The rose is America's National Flower, but every state also has its own (click here to see the list). Are you happy with yours? If you were in charge what would you declare your state's flower? If you're outside the U.S. what bloom would you like to see labeled as your country's national flower?
The sunflower is the state flower of Kansas!! Just up the road from my house is a gorgeous field of sunflowers. It is so amazing to drive by them several times a day and see how those giant heads follow the sun! I would not change the state flower for anything else. It suits Kansas!
4. What have you lost interest in recently?
I am coming off a year of grieving for my husband. I can honestly tell you that over the past year I lost interest in almost everything. I wasn't interested in life in general. Those of you who have grieved the loss of a very close loved one knows exactly what I am talking about. I am finding my way back! I am becoming more interested in life once again!
5. In your opinion, who's the best living musician?
The best living musician! This is hard to pick just one. So I went to my music on my phone to see whose songs I have downloaded the most. It's a tie between Kenny Rogers and Celine Dion. Kenny's voice is one I would
too! Her song, "My Heart Will Go On" was Richard's favorite and will always be special to me!
6. S'mores-love 'em or no? Ever make them indoors? Last time you sat around an outdoor fire? Are making s'mores and sitting round a fire pit on your autumn bucket list? Do you have an autumn bucket list?
Yes, making s'mores are on my bucket list!
(See it right there at #9)
We, also, have an indoor s'mores kit. There is a little burner we can light and make s'mores any time of the year! We love s'mores in this house!! On my plan for the weekend coming up is building a fire in the firepit and making s'mores. We haven't sat around the pit for a bit!! (If you would like to see my full bucket list you can go here.)
7. Your favorite small town? Why?
My favorite small town is Yoder, Kansas. It is a tiny, unincorporated town that is about 10 miles from where I live. The population is about 194. This quaint, little, Amish town is a place to shop, eat, and enjoy a quieter kind of life. You will find cars parked right next to horse and buggies. There is a hardware and lumber store on the corner that sells what the old-time stores used to sell: nails in bulk, butter churns and crocks, as well as a large selection of Radio Flyer wagons and toys. Just walking down the Main Street of Yoder is a treat. If you'd like to see more of Yoder you can go to their website here.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
My oldest granddaughter, Katie, lives in North Carolina. You don't hear me talk too much about the older grandchildren because they haven't been much in our lives in the past years. Katie is the oldest sister to Darian and Harley. They all share the same mother, different fathers. With the recent flooding and storm issues in that part of the country I have stayed in contact with Katie to see how she is doing. She says the rain has almost stopped and there is no flooding in her immediate area. I am so thankful for that. She lives about 30 minutes from Charlotte. She is going to college now to become a nurse!! Let's all remember the East coast( especially South Carolina)as they recover from this massive flooding! Say a little prayer!!