Patrice is feeling better this week and has posted some new questions for "Chats on the Farmhouse Porch".Come join in and kick back for a bit - wrapped in a blanket, because it's getting COLD out there!
1. Do you have any special plans for this week?
Yes, indeed! First of all, I have my kids for 10 straight days, because their dad is abroad on business. this is easier on the kids - they can unpack and stay awhile! they have outgrown Halloween, which, some of my long-time readers may understand has left me a bit bereft. So, we'll have a Day of the Dead party instead. I'm making Chicken mole and Pork Posole (which rhyme, but that is not the reason I chose them) and something for dessert...I don't know yet. We will play Loteria for cheesy prizes after supper. I was thinking that it would be funny to put prizes in brown bags and let people pick when they win. Then, after the first winner, subsequent winners could either choose a paper bag or they could steal the prize of someone else. The prizes are fabulous! Groucho Marx nose; Pink flamingo, etc... Both adults and kids will be there, including Sara's boyfriend, Nick, whom I will be meeting for the first time. hey have "liked" each other for over a year, but his parents are so strict that they would not allow him to come over and spend time with us. There are a few folks in Utah who take local religious differences to an extreme - they have been considering whether to allow Nick to accept our invitation for two weeks.
the only thing ruining my fun is that I can't find Sugar Skulls. I have checked four Mexican bakeries, all the Mexican supermarket chains and a catering company, to no avail. If I had known they would be so difficult to find, I would have ordered a mold online weeks ago and made them myself. now it's too late. one of the volunteers that works here at Adult Education with me left me this voicemail on Friday:
"Kate! Girlfriend, you are TRYING too hard! My Mexican friends tell me that, out in this part of town (West Valley), you can get sugar skulls everywhere! Winco, Costco, Walmart..."
I called her back and told her that, if she could find me 15, I would reimburse her and give her a bunch of roasted chiles I have in my freezer.
I got another voicemail today.
"Hey!@ My Mexican neighbors are LOCO!" Sure, they have sugar skulls at Walmart...in Mexico!"
I haven't given up quite yet, but I"m losing hope.
2. What's the mos relaxing thing you do?
My hot bath every Friday night. Candles, adult beverages, contemplative leg-shaving...
3. Have you every worn a wig?
In high school, when I played Veta in "the Canterville Ghost".
4. Do you have an office or special place for your computer?
At home, Chuck and I have our desks situated back-to-back in our bedroom. The bedroom is ridiculously large. If we had a kitchenette up there, we would never need to come out. I have a second-hand oak roll-top in there.
5. What is your favorite kind of socks?
Whatever works with the shoe du jour. Like my kids, I no longer care if they match or not. If the show covers my whole foot and no one will see (or sometimes, even when people WILL see), I may have a black one that says "Noel" on the ankle; and another that is turquoise. It;'s great! now, when I get a hole in a sock, I don't throw out the pair; I just throw out the sock.