Wednesday, November 2, 2011


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1. Who taught you how to cook?
I can't think of anyone who actually taught me. I never paid attention when I should have. My mom did everything, never asked for help and then by the time I was 31 my mom had passed away. I am upset with myself for being spoiled, I never lifted a finger to help clean up.

2. Have you been told you think too much? Are too much of a perfectionist? Are too sensitive? Were they right?

I am sure over the years I have heard all of those things and yes they were right. I have always given too much thought to things. I am a Libra and always looked at both sides to everything. I most likely still do that. I was a perfectionist but not so much anymore. I am tougher now but can still get hurt.

3. As a child did you have a favorite blanket or toy? Tell about it.
None that I remember.

4. What 'institution' do you have the most faith in?
I believe in God but not necessarily the church.

5. Chrysanthemums - pansies - burning bush - ornamental cabbage...your favorite in an autumn garden?
I have never been crazy about chrysanthemums although we have some little ones this year for the first time. I love the others but don't have them in our garden.

6. What superpower do the kids in your neighborhood seem to posses?
I am not sure how to answer this. I seldom go out to the front of the house and never see kids playing. I do know two young boys who love Batman and Spiderman.

7. Are you a fan of the cranberry?

I like cranraisins and jelled cranberry sauce.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
We had 70 kids at the door for Halloween which was fun. I can't believe it is November. I am deciding between getting busy or getting depressed!


Kerri said...

I taught my self how to cook my mom was always gone! my brother is spoiled tho she does everything for him lol
I learned a few things from my gma in the summer but she was like Paula Deen and used the butter! haha
I had and still have bobo who is my first and fav bear lol

loved ur answers

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

I pretty much taught myself to cook, too.

I love your answer to #4!

April said...

We had a grand total of 3 trick or treaters...and 2 were in strollers. The good part is...we have lots of candy left over. The bad part is...we have lots of candy left over. :)

Joyce said...

Getting busy or getting depressed-yup, it's a short leap either way : ) I am feeling the same. Our calendar is so packed and its making me a little anxious as I'm hosting Christmas for my whole big family and Thanksgiving for some. And I have travel to organize and on it goes...

We had about 35 trick or treaters...they had to climb the mountain, hike thru snow and around our downed tree but still they came.

Have a good day!

Trish said...

Hi Debby...I am finally, playing catch up on my reading after being out of town twice last month.
I had our Halloween treats ready but didn't get one trick or treater! Just the grandbabies graced our porch this year. How blessed you were to have 70!!!
Big hugs!

xinex said...

70 kids? Wow! We had none, zero, nada and now I am stuck with all these candies....Christine

Mary said...

I can't believe you had 70 kids for trick or treat! Hope you had enough candy for them! :)

Mara said...

Get busy! No point in getting depressed: Christmas is getting near!

I think I taught myself how to cook. Although my mum will probably say she taught me. Either way, I am a decent enough cook.

I still have my old teddybear I got when I was about 4. He is sitting on the bedside table nowadays.

TechnoBabe said...

I hope you are able to kick the choice of depression in the behind and out the door.

Love Of Quilts said...

O Yes Its that time of year....I'm with you. I am deciding between getting busy or getting depressed!
I'm going to try not to do the lader. Trish

Cathy Kennedy said...

I'm totally with you. I for sure believe in God. The church...the man-made full of man's interruptations and rules, which get cluttered with a lot of political rightness and wrongness. Most churches have gotten away from conservative Biblical teachings so I don't look to them the solid rock I knew as a kid to look for direction, but God changes not and I know if I listen to Him then I can't go wrong.

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Kim said...

I received a junior cookbook when I was about 8 years old, and taught myself how to "cook" hot dogs and french toast. It was actually a great gift, because I learned at an early age to read recipes--the downside is that I was very dependent on recipes until about 5 or 10 years ago, when I finally started trusting my own instincts in putting flavors/ingredients together without a recipe.

Chatty Crone said...

Okay - my daughter is a little like you in number one (lol).

And boy am I like you in the fact that I always look at things in both directions! I drive my self nuts!


Brandy@YDK said...

i don't cook and that's why - nobody taught me. :)

Heather said...

Wow, 70 kids?! I think that is more than we had here in Brooklyn, and I thought we had a lot of kids come by!

I have regrets from when I was younger too. My mother did so much and I remember complaining any time she would ask me for help with something. Now that I'm a mom and realize just how tough the "job" is, I wished I had helped her to a lot more often than I did.

Cascia Talbert said...

I love cranberries and jelled cranberry sauce, YUM! Glad to get to know you better.

Caroline said...

Great answers and yay for a lot of Trick or Treaters !!!
I taught myself a lot of cooking too.

Cathy said...

I know, I can't believe it's November either. This year has flown by!

Amiee said...

Wow! That is a lot of kids at your door! We always go to our church event during that time, so we aren't home, but the other neighbors have said that there really aren't that many kids out in our neighborhood.

That corgi :) said...

We had two trick or treaters, LOL! I have never had cranraisins; I bet they are good!


Tammy Doane said...

Time sure does fly--November and then December and both daughters' birthdays are in December-to top that-basketball season starts Friday--Whew--getting tired just thinking about all of this.

Laura said...

You have got to get busy!!!! You have decorations to put up in a mere month!!! I always enjoy seeing all of your wonderful things! We had well over 100 treaters this year which was fun. The teenagers had great costumes which was good too- I can't stand when they try to get candy without even putting on a costume! :-P

Cherie said...

Kind of a bunch of strange questions this week.

I definately am with you on #2. I am also a Libra and I live up to the Libra definition. I like things balanced - I look at both sides.

I am also tougher than I used to be but I still get hurt - I'm pretty sensitive.

I gave up being a Perfectionist years ago - You can't do it with 5 kids - Ha Ha!

SassyModernMom said...

I'm so jealous of your 70 trick or treators! It rained like crazy here and I think we had 15?

blueviolet said...

I vote for get busy, not depressed! Nobody came to my door for Halloween! 70 would be fun!

Kristie said...

My mom taught me to cook. I don't know how much 'teaching' she had to do though, I was always watching eagerly! :-)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Wow you had a great turn out, I know you passed out the best candy too!

My mom never let me help either. Why I make sure the boys do.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

loved reading your answers. And me...still can't cook. :(
I think it's b/c I hate cleaning up the mess afterwards. and Debby...I'm routing for you to get busy never get depressed.....great fun post.

Nezzy said...

My mom was and is an amazin' cook and then I was fortunate to take college cookin' classes too.

Wow...seventy little goblins. 'Guess were gonna have to hire some. I was prepared but the only hand in my candy dish was hubs.

I smacked it baby...smacked it hard.

God bless and have yourself an extraordinary day sweetie!!!

Nichol said...

My mom didn't teach me how to cook, however I watched her all the time, and now cooking is a passion. I think to much and get hurt very easily(childhood sucked). I'm posting my amazing cranberry sauce recipe soon! Love it:)

Amy said...

do not get depressed.. I love you tons.. you amaze me..

Mary @ A Simple Twist Of Faith said...

I was the baby of the family, and although I helped my Mom bake, I never really helped her with the everyday cooking. My Mom died when I was 12, my sister left for college when I was 14, and my Dad didn't cook. The two of us had a major learning curve when it came to cooking after that.

secret agent woman said...

I have a glorious burning bush in my back yard. That's one of my favorites. And cranberry applesauce.

Kristin - The Goat said...

I haven't had any T or T ers for years. So glad you had enough to make it worthwhile.

Don't get depressed about it being November already. There's just no point in it, if you feel you have a choice! Plan to be excited, happy and motivated to enjoy the festivities that come with the next few months.

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