It doesn’t matter that I’ve seen Princess Bride many, many times. Doesn’t matter if I can practically quote the whole movie. Every single time Peter Falk (the grandfather) says “As you wish” to Fred Savage (the grandson) at the end, I tear up a bit. Sniff, sniff.
What movie makes you emotional?
We are traveling by van for the next 10 days. We are going to a play therapy conference in Minneapolis. As we can’t bear to let produce spoil, we are taking along our canning equipment, jars, rings, lids, and boxes of ripening tomatoes. We must be out of our minds.
How do you pack for a trip?
I can never keep my kitchen counter cleared off. Friday night and Saturday morning are the worst, when I’ve heaped up ingredients for my weekend projects. Sloppy Joes, Sweet Potato Chowder, Applesauce and Salsa.
Do you have a weekend project?
As I look out of our front window, I see what remains of our late autumn garden. The quivering, pendulous poblano peppers hang from their branches like dark bats dangling from the ceiling of a cave.
Okay, Baboons, come up with some similes and other metaphors.
500 pages. Book discussion is Saturday so I thought I’d dig in tonight. After two hours I realized I might finish it before I went to bed. You know how this ends. It’s midnight, I’m turning out lights and suddenly remembering I haven’t check on a blog bit for tomorrow!
What’s the last book you stayed up to finish?
As I walked up the driveway yesterday afternoon, I noticed the monarchs having a party on one of my sedum plants. I don’t know if they’re really monarchs but they’re orange. They were only interested in that one plant. All the other sedum plants were bare!
What makes a good party in your world?
Last weekend I saw this dog sitting in a nearby car. The owner returned as I was standing there and I told her what a well-behaved dog she had. She said “Last week she saw a mouse in the basement and now she won’t go down the basement stairs.”
Do you have any irrational fears?