Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch

Hey, click the "Chats on the Farmhouse Porch" link on my sidebar and hang out with Patrice for a little while.  Here  are her questions for today.

What did you do for Easter?
No much, as far as Easter traditions are concerned.  My kids have outgrown egg-coloring.  You know what that means:  maybe next year, I will get a whole dozen and do them all myself, to make up for the years I had to help the kids color theirs grey-ish-brown.  I did bake my annual Easter Babka, in recollection of the years I spent in Poland.  My son still mispronounces this so that it sounds like "vodka".  As in, "My mom always gives us vodka for Easter."

How bad were you with candy or treats? (On a scale of 1-10. 1 being good, 10 being sugared up)
Didn't touch anything.  Well, OK:  a coworker gave me four malted milk eggs today, and I ate them with gusto.

What's one of the first things you'd like to do when you have consistent spring temperatures?
Plant my cilantro!  Lettuce!  Spinach!  Peas!  I bought the seeds yesterday, but the weather has turned a bit cold again.

How are you at gift buying? 
I am an underachiever.  There are certiain people who are great gift-givers:  the risk-takers; the observant people; folks with great memories.  And they like spending money.  I am broke and cheap.  Want a second-hand bike helmet?  Maybe a re-gifted pen?  Soap on a rope?

Do you have any projects in mind for the month of April?
Let's see.... Sara and I are going to run her first 5k in a few weeks.  Should be fun.  I signed us up for the Salt Lake City 5k because it is big and crowded with lots of loud music and freebies.  What else... I have a training that I have to conduct for people who administer a particular type of English as a Second Language test.  And my English program is being audited, so I have to make sure everything is neat as a pin in anticipation of that.  And there are so many cans I need to keep kicking down the road:  trip to Spain, wedding, Grand Canyon trip...  So much work and planning coming up!  Stay tuned!


  1. coworkers are great for the waistline, aren't they?!? ha. ha!! ( :

  2. Welcome to the porch! Sounds like you had a quiet Easter. I think decorating a dozen eggs alone might be fun. You will sure be busy this month. My daughter just came back from Spain and loved it!Have a great week. I hope to see you on the porch again for another chat.