Wednesday, June 23, 2010

An Award

THE BIG THING:  Cheysuli awarded ME this great award! 
   
 Thank you very much; I don’t think I have ever gotten an award before.  Since the award came from Cheysuli, I think I should respond here rather than my own blog (but I may post it there, too)…

First, a few of you may have seen a reply Monday that disappeared a few hours later. That's because I didn't like my first answers and decided to save it to work on later.  Well, apparently, I hit the POST button out of habit, and the partial post showed up.  I deleted it as soon as I noticed it.

1. What would your perfect day consist of?

Getting up early to do weeding and watering the garden, being outside with Iza and Ayla while we walk around the yard together, sitting inside later watching science/nature TV with one or both on my lap, posting about the days events, preparing a good dinner for all of us, tossing toys around while I eat dinner commenting to kitty blogs after dinner, and then checking for kitty blog comments before going to bed.

 Keep in mind, however, that I almost never have a “perfect day”.  That “getting up early” part is hard…

2. How would you describe yourself if you were an item of clothing?

Twill khaki jeans and shirts!  Sensible, durable items… 

3. What hobbies are you currently working on?

New compost bins, a new kitty tree with curved platforms, veggie garden with heirloom tomatoes, and rebuilding an old garden bench.

4. Walking in the woods in wellies or barefoot on the beach?

Wellies.  I would never walk barefoot anywhere.

5. Have you ever hugged or sang to a tree?

No.  I have several very favorite trees in the yard though.

6. Growing your veggies or nipping to the Supermarket?

I love growing my own veggies.  During the off season, I will buy grocery veggies when I must.

7. Have you found anyone exciting in your family tree?

Family lore says that Barbara Feldon and I had paternal great (or great-great) grandmothers who were sisters.  And a maternal great (or great great) uncle was the title character of a book on railroad engineers (High Green and the Bark Peelers).

8. Slap up a meal in a posh restaurant or fish n chips from a wrapper?

That’s a tricky one.  I haven’t got “take-out” for years.  And I don’t like restaurants.  I prefer to cook for myself.  Pork stir fry one day, steak the next, chicken thighs after that, and then shrimps in home-made cocktail and tarter sauce the next…  And then maybe I’ll have a big lettuce salad with ham cubes…

I’d order Moo Goo Gai Pan or Char Shu Ding if ordering out.

9. Which element do you most resonate with–earth, air, fire or water?

Definitely Earth.  I like my feet on the ground and my hands in the dirt.

10. Do you believe in fairies?

Well, not really, but one of my favorite pieces from Fantasia is Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairies.  And here is the Tinker Bell calendar next to my computer:
I'm going to have to see who doesn't have this award yet.  Ayla and Iza probably know, but Iza is outside and Ayla is napping, so I'll do that part later...

Later: 

We are awardies this one to:

A Kitty Named Reese
The Adventures of  Scarlett and Melly
Alasandra
Curls and Swirls
Life From A Cats Pertspective
We hope we dint mess up a link...  Tell us if we did.