1. What takes you out of your comfort zone?
A very manicured home or a completely cluttered home. I like something in the middle with comfortable places to sit. Driving on snow and ice throws me over the edge. Lying in a dentist’s chair makes my blood pressure go up. Right now because my master bathroom is totally gutted (see photo above) I’m way out of my comfort zone.
2. Your least favorite spice?
This is a tough one for me. I like a variety of spices but not used in an overpowering way. I’ll say my least favorite is curry.
3. What’s a small change you’d like to make?
Flossing so I can use up the 500 free floss containers the dental hygienist has gifted me over the years. BTW: she wouldn’t think this is a small change.
4. Do you enjoy visiting historic homes? What historic home near you is open to visitors? Have you been?
Yes, and yes. The closest historical buildings I’ve been to are located at Bothell Landing. Yes I’ve been to the landing but I’ve only seen the outside of the buildings.
Southern Living rounded up eleven of the best in the southern part of the US and they’re as follows-
Monticello (Jefferson’s home in Virginia), Nathaniel Russel House (Charleston SC), Swan House (Atlanta), Ernest Hemingway’s home (Key West), The Biltmore (Vanderbilt home in Asheville NC), Mount Vernon (Washington’s home in Virgina), San Francisco Plantation (Garyville, Louisiana), Windsor Ruins (Port Gibson Mississippi), Longue Vue House and Gardens (New Orleans), Whitehall (Palm Beach FL), and Pebble Hill Plantation (Thomasville GA)
Have you been to any on the list?
In the early 1970’s my best friend and I made a trip east from Southern California and one of the places we visited was Mount Vernon. I have a post about my first plane ride and all we saw and experienced here.
Our daughter and I were at The Biltmore in Asheville in May of 2014 on a cross country trip we made. I have several posts of the gardens and grounds. One of the posts and photos is here.
If so, of the homes you’ve visited which one was your favorite?
I’ll have to say that the Biltmore was my favorite of these homes.
Of the homes listed which would you most like to visit?
Since I’ve never been to New Orleans I’ll say Longue Vue House and Gardens.
5. What’s something you think will be obsolete in ten years? Does that make you sad or glad?
Dvd’s and dvd players. I’m pretty neutral about it.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
We are having an early family Thanksgiving this weekend. We are going over the mountains and through the woods to granddaughter’s house. She’ll be 8 months old on November 20th. We’re slowly accepting some big changes at this old house. We are finally saying that Dear is retired instead of unemployed. With that fact there are many new choices to consider.
Here we are halfway through November! How did that happen?
Linking up with Joyce From This Side of the Pond for Wednesday Hodgepodge.