1. May 17th is National Pack Rat Day. Sidebar-should we be celebrating this? Hmmm…
Are you a pack rat?
Maybe I’m a pack mouse.
Seems like I’ve been hoarding receipts and paperwork over the last several years. I’ve been weeding out stuff around here and what a hoard of paper I’ve been shredding and recycling and refiling. I’ve been sighing a lot!
Even if you’re not a full fledged pack rat, most people have one thing or another they struggle to part with. Tell us what’s yours.
I like to hang on to keepsakes and things I’ve collected over the years. And then there are dishes and goblets and tea things and tablecloths and napkins and napkin rings, oh my.
2. What are two things you know you should know how to do, but you don’t?
Read instructions. Bake Pies.
3. Do you crave sugar?
I do enjoy sweets, doughnuts and sweet rolls. I can’t have them alone though. I usually need something savory, too, or a cup of black coffee with them.
Do you add sugar to your coffee and/or tea?
Do you use artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes?
When dining out is dessert a given?
No, but if we do order dessert it is usually shared by 2, or 4, or more.
Are you someone who has slain the sugar dragon, and if so tell us how you did it.
No. Our oldest kids are working on it after watching documentaries on sugar. I did post a recipe for loaded Chocolate Chip Cookies on Mennonite Girls Can Cook with 1/2 cup less sugar today.
4. What’s a trend it took a while for you to come round to, but now you can’t imagine living without?
A smart phone.
5. What’s a song that reminds you of a specific incident in your life? Please elaborate.
Just as I am – without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bidst me come to Thee,
– O Lamb of God, I come!
The photo above is from the Los Angeles Billy Graham Crusade in 1963. My father took us to the crusade every night. My father started his life of following Christ at this crusade. My life as a follower of Christ started in 1963, too. The song, Just As I Am always reminds me of the Billy Graham Crusades and our time at the crusades and what this time meant for the future of myself and my family.
Part of my pop’s story was shared in a book that Billy Graham’s grandson’s published. You can read about it here.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
We are promised some sunshine the next few days! Woohoo! Today I’ll be having tea with our daughter for a belated Mother’s Day celebration. On Friday we are headed east again to see our Addy and her parents in person.
Thanks to Joyce From This Side of the Pond for asking the questions for us to answer. See how other people have responded here.