Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Chat 96

Everyday Ruralty
I hope this finds everyone healthy and happy. There is so much going on in the news. My heart goes out to so many folks who are having hard times. The weather seems extreme lately.

  1. When it comes to vegetables, which do you use more often- canned frozen, or fresh?
  2. Do you sew?
  3. Do you have a common fear, such as the fear of heights, spiders, snakes, small spaces, flying, etc?
  4. Is there anything you recommend for cutting the grocery bill?
  5. Tell me about something that made you happy over the past week.
My answers:
  1. I love fresh, but when necessary I will  use frozen. I use things I've canned, but I hardly ever buy canned veggies. 
  2. I sew, and have been since I was 10 years old. I don't sew often enough lately. I have a pile of alterations and mending that would be a serious climb! Mount St. Mending :)
  3. I would rather not have spiders in the house, and am not fond of snakes, but I am claustrophobic- I do not like small spaces. I have no fear of heights, bodies of water, or open spaces. I have found that I am not as fond of flying or excessive speed in cars, but I think that is just where I'm at in my life right now. I also have an intense aversion to obnoxious people- oops- I digress...
  4. I think the best way to cut the grocery bill is to have a garden. You get exercise while gardening and you get fresher food. What's not to love about this? 
  5. I got to Skype with my lovely daughter who is in England. I miss that girl something awful.


  1. Hi Patrice--Gardening was a good idea, we need to finish getting our stuff planted. I'm hoping to can some veggies this summer.

    Have a great week!

  2. Water...I forgot to put that one on my post. I am not too good with bodies of water (I do, however, love my shower!). I almost drowned when I was a young teenager and that has made me apprehensive.

    What types of things do you like to sew? When my kids were little, I loved making them matching outfits.

    I'm glad that you were able to visit with your daughter via Skype. I hope that she's enjoying her time over the pond.

    Have a great week!

  3. I think you have a lot of great ideas. I think gardening is a great way to reduce the food bill. So is having them get married.
    Our grocery bill has dropped so much. Who would think.
    Have a wonderful week Patrice, don't work too hard.

  4. my parents had a garden as a kid ... not these days. i miss it. we don't have the land to do so... wish we did. ha. ha!! enjoy your week. ( :

  5. I didn't read your answers until after I did mine....several similarities!! ;-) Thank the good Lord for Skype. We Skyped with our kids several times while they were in Uganda...for five very long weeks!!!

  6. Oh how I love Skype! What part of England is your daughter in?

  7. Our grocery bill is crazy. And we go through so much milk that sometimes I think it would be cheaper to just buy a cow. Lol

  8. I agree with the garden. Now if I was just at home long enough to tend it. I have a funny feelin', I'll be learning how to skype come September. Thanks for the chat & have a blessed week :O)

  9. My answers for 1, 2 and 4 would be the same as your's. I have fond memories of learning to sew and wearing the first dress I made.
    The only fear I have is tornados. I have recurring nightmares about them and when the weather is stormy I get a bit antsy.
    Hmmm...what made me happy? At the beginning of the week I was really happy staying in a farmhouse in a small town in Switzerland. There were cows across the field with bells and the bells made such pleasing sounds as the cows grazed. Getting home made me happy, too. Traveling is nice, but it is also nice to get home again.

  10. the Farmer is known for his garden, friends are already asking when the veggies will be ready,
    Thanks for hosting this gathering.

  11. I have so much sewing to catch up on it isn't even funny. I have got to replace my broken machine before I can do anything.

  12. Thanks for hosting again...this was fun!


  13. PATRICE! I've missed you! I'm back though- the last day of school was today and I'm planning on catching up SOON! HUGS!


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