Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch 87

Everyday Ruralty
Hello, friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. I've been fortunate to have some great questions from the bloggers who participate in chats. Today I will ask the questions. In following weeks you may see some of the questions suggested by my porch visitors a few weeks ago.
I had the flu much of last week, so our family Easter did not go the way it always has. There were no baskets full of goodies. I did manage to get something small for each girl. When I felt better I stirred up a batch of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Truffles, and I made two kinds of hand dipped chocolate eggs. I had to at least give the family that tradition. By Sunday, I was able to make a big, special dinner. 
We had a seventy degree day today. I wore a t-shirt! The clouds moved in front of the sun and it got cooler quite quickly. I'm glad I had a sweatshirt nearby.
I know I still have a horse named Wendell. I didn't see him for 5 days while I was sick. He must have felt like an orphan. There is some green grass shooting through the ground, so I doubt I was missed much.
Patrice: Hey, Wendell! Did you miss me last week?
Wen: chomp- chomp-chomp
Patrice: Didn't you feel lonely since I was sick?
Wen: chomp- chomp- chomp
Patrice: Wendell! You are being rude by not answering me!
Wen: You told me not to talk with my mouth full.
Patrice: Did you miss me?
Wen: Why? Where'd you go?
Patrice: I was sick.
Wen: You ate your grass to quickly. Did you colic?
Patrice: I don't colic. I'm not a horse.
Wen: Oh, no. Now I feel like an orphan.
Patrice: chomp-chomp-chomp (Remember I said I had chocolate cookie dough cheesecake truffles?)
  1. What did you do for Easter?
  2. How bad were you with candy or treats? (On a scale of 1-10. 1 being good, 10 being sugared up)
  3. What's one of the first things you'd like to do when you have consistent spring temperatures?
  4. How are you at gift buying? 
  5. Do you have an projects in mind for the month of April?
My answers:
  1. I spent the day with my hubby and daughters. I was just getting over the flu, so I missed church. :(
  2. I was far worse than I should have been for someone who needed to boost immunity. I was a 5. Last year I was a 1. Most of the rest of my life, I have been anywhere from a 7-10.
  3. Garden!
  4. I love gift buying for my family. I listen and make mental notes of all the things they say they need or want. When I find the things, I try to pick them up early and store them until needed. I enjoy seeing their faces when the realize how closely I've listened to them.
  5. I am going through the five, large cardboard boxes in my storage shed that are labeled "alterations". I am going to figure out what the girls and I need altered (I do the sewing work). Then I will  decide if there is anything that has great fabric that I want to use later. The rest of the stuff is going to someone who will use it. I'm also hoping to get back to some of the painting projects that I have stalled out with. The bright sun makes me see just how badly the living room and kitchen need fresh paint.
                                             Have a week full of sunshine
                                 and happiness!


  1. I agree with you about the sunshine making me see I need to paint. I really want to try to get the bathroom repainted soon. I want a new color scheme.

  2. I'm glad you are feeling better. Say, I know it't probably just me, but have we been on week 87 for three or four weeks already? I'll try to get my answers posted this afternoon, but I'm single momming it for the day and I don't have any older kids with me - just my two year old.

  3. I stopped by several times last week and saw you hadn't posted ...should have sent you a message checking on you. So glad you're feeling better. SONshine always helps me feel better and have more energy. HOPE you have a great week.

  4. I am so glad you are feeling better now. I am so sorry, I didn't know you had the flu.
    I hope you have a much better week.

  5. Glad you're feeling better. Even worse that you had to have the flu during Easter.

  6. Sorry you had a flu! Must be a common thing right now as I too am just getting over it. Have a wonderful day!

  7. So sorry you were sick---glad you feel better!

  8. I'm glad you are feeling better and had time to make some treats! We also have a few painting projects I want to get done.

  9. gosh, that is tough. i hope you are feeling better real soon. Wendell you have a great sense of humor. thanks for a great laugh this week. take care of Mrs. Patrice, make sure is feeling better asap. please.

    big big hugs. fun questions this week. always fun to link up. take care. ( :

  10. Fun questions, I would like to comment on Mamaw's place, but can;t seem to find the right spot.
    Mamaw, like your chats.

  11. I'm glad you are feeling better, the flu is never any fun!

  12. good luck with your spring projects!

  13. busy projects for you :)Speaking of gardening, my baby tomatoes are popping up.


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