Welcome to the Wednesday Hodgepodge-Volume FIFTY. Which is nifty. Okay I'll stop now and get on with the questions. Be sure to link your post and then visit around. Here are my answers to this week's questions-
1. What gives you goosebumps?
Lots of things-seeing a soldier reunited with his family, being in a large crowd while The National Anthem is sung, dental tools, a dark basement.
2. Halloween-are you a lover or a hater? Okay, that sounds harsh...Halloween-yay or nay?
It's not my favorite holiday but I don't hate it either. I don't take it too seriously and my cutie pies generally viewed any opportunity to put on some sort of costume as a good day. We enjoyed talking about 'what to be', hanging out with the neighbors (the dads all banded together and walked around in a big group) and of course the best part- raiding the girls stash after they'd gone to bed. Hi girls!
3. Can you respect someone you do not trust, and can you trust someone you do not respect?
For the most part I think the two go hand in hand. I don't think I can trust someone I don't respect. Trust is a step above respect in the grand scheme of things. I think there are instances where I can have respect for a person's -ability, insight, skill-but not neccessarily trust them to do the right or best thing for me (politicians anyone?) I cannot think of any instance where I would trust someone I didn't respect.
4. Apples or oranges? Yes, you have to choose.
This time of year I'd definitely say apples-picked from the orchard and eaten on the spot, simmered all day in the crockpot into a wonderful homemade sauce, sliced in pies, cakes, tarts and dumplings, dipped into caramely goodness and even pressed into cider. Yum!
5. What is something you wish was in your town? (shop, restaurant, attraction, etc)
There isn't much in our little town which I suppose is part of its charm but also a teensy bit annoying at times. You can't have it both ways I guess. I like the fact that I have to go one town over to get to a Walmart or Target. They are close but not too close. I do love the downtown in collegetown where Daughter2 lives-its just the right mix of nature, boutiques, and fine dining so I know it can be done and done well. I guess that's what I'd really like to see in our town- a plan.
6. What non-food item is in your refrigerator or freezer?
The refills to my tooth whitening kit. The dentist recommended I keep it there and I always do what the dentist says.
7. Are you at all superstitious?
I don't think so. Definitely not in the black cat or broken mirror kind of way.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I hosted book club at my house on Monday night and made a few things I'd seen on Pinterest. If you're not on Pinterest you should check it out. So many fun, clever, delicious ideas out there. I set out this bowl of 'acorns' and they were a hit...
I used the mini nutter butter cookies for the top and attached it to the Hershey's kiss with a dab of peanut butter. I think they're so cute as a little something extra for a fall get together and who doesn't love chocolate and peanut butter?