Asking Questions

This or That . . . February Edition

In this week of asking you questions . . .  it seems like a This or That list might be the perfect way to wrap things up!
So here we go . . . 

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Flowers . . . or . . . Chocolates

Rom-Com . . . or . . . Action Movie

Bubble Bath . . . or . . . Long Shower

Dot your i's with little hearts . . . or . . . Never did that!

Tulips . . . or . . . Roses

Red . . . or . . . Pink

Get Dressed Up . . . or . . . Go Casual

Brunch . . . or . . . Dinner

E-cards . . . or . . . Snail Mail Cards

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To answer, just copy the following, paste it into the comment field, and indicate your answers. (I've tried it myself and it works.

Flowers or Chocolates
Rom-Com or Action Movie
Bubble Bath or Long Shower
Dot your i's with little hearts or Never did that
Tulips or Roses
Red or Pink
Get Dressed Up or Go Casual
Brunch or Dinner
E-cards or Snail Mail Cards

As for me? Check the comments to find out!

This . . . or That? 
I can't wait to see what you choose.

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And thanks for answering my questions this week. I hope you had as much fun as I did!

 


A Week of Questions: Thursday

This week I'm asking you questions!

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So. Today, I'm going to invite you play along with a "thought exercise" Tom and I have been thinking about (off and on) since last summer. Oh, it's nothing hard or confusing. Just a bit of fun to rumble around with. Here goes . . . 

Let's pretend . . . you're headed to a desert island. On this island, there is a very fine, old school stereo system with a turntable . . . but no albums. (And there is no internet, so no ability to stream your favorite playlists.)  You have room for five albums in your "luggage." Which albums will you bring with you?

(You don't have to come up with a list of 5 here, but that's the ultimate goal. After several months of considering this question - and listening to several albums that are/have been in contention - we still don't have a final list of 5. . . I'm just interested in the albums you'd be considering.)

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As for me . . . well. As I mentioned above, Tom and I have been debating this very question for several months. We've suggested various albums to each other, played them, and rejected most of them. (With only space for 5, you really have to be choosy, y'know? You have LOVE every song on the album - not just one or two favorites. . . ) At the end of the day, we've only ended up with THREE "for sure" albums: Fleetwood Mac Rumours, Rolling Stones Some Girls, and Nirvana Nevermind. There are many, many others still in contention: The Beatles White Album (or maybe Abbey Road instead?), Carole King Tapestry, Doobie Brothers Minute by Minute, CSNY Déjà Vu (or maybe 4 Way Street instead?), The Eagles Hotel California, Bruce Springsteen Born to Run??? You can see the problem here . . . 

How about YOU? 
I'm eager to hear which albums you'd pack along!


A Week Full of Questions: Wednesday

This week I'm asking you questions!

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On an Unraveled Wednesday, let's talk about projects we love. What's your favorite finished project (of any kind)? And what makes it your favorite? Did you like the making of it? Or do you like the wearing/gifting of it? Or is it something else altogether?

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As for me, it's a project like this one . . . from way back in 2018. Fun to knit. Entertaining, too. Beautiful yarn. Great colors. A sense of accomplishment when it's finished. And something I love to wear, to boot!

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How about YOU? I'd love to hear about your favorite project -- and what makes it so!


A Week Full of Questions: Tuesday

This week I'm asking you questions!

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Let's talk rom-coms! What's your favorite romantic comedy? And what is it that you love about it; what makes it your favorite? 

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As for me . . . this is a really tough call, but I think I'm going with . . .  High Fidelity. I love the characters, the situations, the dialogue. It's clever and funny and Tom likes it, too. It's one of those movies we've watched over and over -- and it still makes us laugh every time. In fact, some lines and scenes (like the one in the screen shot above) make us laugh just thinking about them! (In second place, I think maybe Four Weddings and a Funeral? But what about Bull Durham??? This is such a hard question. . . )

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How about YOU? I can't wait to hear about your favorite rom-com!

 


A Week Full of Questions: Monday

This week, I'm asking you questions!

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So. It's Valentine's Day . . . a day I have mixed feelings about. Tell me why you love it. Or why you don't love it. Share some memories. What's your favorite way to celebrate or acknowledge Valentine's Day, if you do at all?

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As for me . . . Tom and I don't really celebrate Valentine's Day in any special way, although in the earlier days of our relationship we exchanged cards and chocolates. Now, though? Not so much. And that's fine with both of us. But . . . the other day, I mentioned to Tom that I had seen some really yummy looking treats on the Instagram feed of one of our favorite local restaurants. He decided to run over and see what they had; maybe pick something up . . . and came home with $80 worth of bakery goodies!!! (Because he couldn't decide . . . and everything looked good . . . ) $80 in bakery goodies, my friends, is a LOT of bakery goodies. Cookies and heart-shaped brownies and heart-shaped mini cheesecakes and some chocolate shortbread hearts filled with caramel and chocolate . . . and a mini pear tart. All of them beautiful. All of them delicious. (Because of course we sampled them all weekend!

(My Valentine. Sometimes he brings home Mr. Heater . . . and sometimes he brings home an embarrassing supply of Valentine treats!)

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How about you?
I'm eager to hear your Valentine's Day stories!


This or That . . . January Edition

It's a new year, a new month. 

Let's play . . .

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Digital calendar . . . or . . . Paper planner

Choose a word . . . or . . . What are you talking about?

Chili . . . or . . . Soup

Dry January . . . or . . . Pass the wine, please!

Wood burning stove . . . or . . . Gas fireplace

Set annual goals or resolutions . . . or . . . Let it flow

Snow plow service . . . or . . . Dig yourself out

Night owl . . . or . . . Early bird

Cozy PJ pants . . . or . . . Flannel nightgown

Morning coffee . . . or . . . Morning tea

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To answer, just copy the following, paste it into the comment field, and indicate your answers. (I've tried it myself and it works.

Digital calendar or Paper planner
Choose a word or What are you talking about?
Chili or Soup
Dry January or Pass the wine, please!
Wood burning stove or Gas fireplace
Set annual goals or resolutions or Let it flow
Snow plow service or Dig yourself out
Night owl or Early bird
Cozy PJ pants or Flannel nightgown
Morning coffee or Morning tea

As for me?

This or that answered

This or that?
I can't wait to see what you choose!

 


Another Week of Questions: Friday

This week, I'm asking you questions.

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Today's question is . .  just for fun.

It's a fall "this is or that." If you have an Instagram account, you've no doubt seen these sort of things pop up in your feed. Someone posts a "this or that" list. You're encouraged to take a screen shot of the list, edit to choose your responses, and then repost on Instagram with a tag. I always think they look fun, but I never take the time to do them. 

So here's today's "question" . . . 

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Instead of screenshotting or uploading . . . just copy the following, paste it into the comment field, and indicate your answers. (I've tried it myself and it seems to work.) (Yes. It's kind of awkward? But maybe fun anyway?)

Candles or Fairy Lights
Tea or Spiced Cider
Caramel Apple or Pumpkin Pie
Sweaters or Flannel
Leggings or Sweat Pants
Boots or Uggs
Scary Movie or Haunted House
Pumpkin Patch or Apple Orchard
PSL or Chai
Scarves or Cozy Socks

As for me . . . 

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This. Or That.
I can't wait to see what YOU choose.

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Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions this week! I've loved reading the stories and thoughts and memories you've shared.
Happy Friday -- and enjoy your weekend.


Another Week of Questions: Thursday

This week, I'm asking you questions!

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Today's question is about . . . your Halloween memories.

When you were a kid, what do you remember most about Halloween? What kind of costumes did you wear for Halloween? How is Halloween different now . . . than it was when you were a kid?

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As for me . . . Halloween was an exciting day for me, as a kid. But it was much different than it is now! Much more low-key . . . Our costumes were thrown together at the last moment from whatever we happened to have lying around the house. We did have school Halloween parties, but costumes weren't part of it at my school. And Halloween decorations were more likely to be of the cardboard variety. (We did have a big, jointed, cardboard skeleton I particularly enjoyed "posing" to tape into our living room window.) The photo above (I'm the bunny, by the way, age 2 1/2 and already bossing my younger cousins around . . .) is the ONLY photo of me in a Halloween costume in my collection of family photos! Halloween wasn't such a big deal, and my costumes were nothing to write home about. Times, they do change . . . 

How about YOU?
I'm curious about your Halloween memories!


Another Week of Questions: Wednesday

This week, I'm asking you questions!

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Today's question is about . . . arts and crafts.

If you were unconcerned about resources (time, money, equipment, geography) and skill (perceived or otherwise), what arts or crafts activity would you be interested in learning or undertaking?

As for me? Oh, there are so many! (Dyeing. Weaving. Jewelry making. Art quilting. Pattern design.) But the one I'd really like to try?

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How about YOU?
What would you like to try?


Another Week of Questions: Tuesday

This week, I'm asking you questions!

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Today's question . . . is about dreams.

Do you wake up remembering your dreams? Are they vivid - or do they fade away? And . . . do you have any recurring dreams?

As for me . . . I'm afraid I'm not much of a dreamer. Or, maybe it's that I am not much of a rememberer when it comes to my dreams. I'm rarely aware of dreaming, and if I do have a glimmer of something, it generally fades before I've even grabbed my first cup of coffee. There are times, though, when my dreaming wakes me up . . . and it always seems to be the a dream with the same sort of theme: Frustration. In these dreams, it seems I'm always trying to get ready to go somewhere or do something with a specific time element (a job, a trip, some sort of engagement, on my way to pick someone up, etc.), but situations keep unfolding that prevent me from making any forward progress. No matter what I do, in my dream I can't make any headway! My clothes won't fit and then I get lost in my own house or I lose my keys and forget my passport and can't find a gas station . . . just endless annoyances. And it goes on and on and on and I get more and more frustrated in my dream . . . until I wake up. And then I'm always flooded with relief that it wasn't a real situation and I really DO know where my passport is!

How about YOU?
I'm curious to hear about your dreams!