Thursday's the weekend, right? Hubs says every day is the weekend when you're retired so happy WednesdaySaturday everyone!
Okay, here are my answers, and remember leaving a comment for your neighbor in the linky list is a small act of kindness everyone appreciates. Here we go-
1. Something on your October calendar that makes you smile?
We're going to see Jersey Boys at the end of the month. We've seen it twice, once in London and once in NYC, and both performances were absolutely fabulous. We left the show singing and I fully intend to do the same here. Plus, we're going with three of my college girlfriends and their hubbies, so an extra fun evening.
2. Food for the soul or music for the soul...which camp are you in? Tell us why.
For my own soul music. For my loved ones, food.
I can't imagine the world without music. Nothing transports me to deep waters, a better or different mood, or the memory of a place in time like music. My soul needs music.
When it comes to my family though, I think food and the connections eating together create are one way I 'feed their soul'. A lovingly prepared favorite dish on your birthday, a pot of hot chicken soup when the world feels pear shaped, a holiday meal eaten on the good china, these are all ways I express my love and affection for them and whatever they're experiencing or needing in life at the moment. I like to think these small gestures feed not just their body, but also their soul.
3. What are two or three things you've learned recently as the result of an online search?
When hubs and I take car trips it seems like we always end up Googling something random. We'll hear a song on the radio, pass an unusual town name or a historical marker of some sort, and we wonder aloud for a bit before hitting Google. On our most recent two hour road trip we searched the following-
Bat Cave North Carolina, the lead singer from the 70's band Boston, and Carl Sandburg's home.
We pass the town of Bat Cave coming and going and were curious. I mean, how could you not be? The Bat Cave is now closed to the public (thankfully!), but it would be a cool address don't you think? It's the largest known granite fissure cave in North America and home to several species of bats. Since bats give me the creeps, I'm glad it's closed. Otherwise hubs would insist on seeing it up close and personal.
We heard an old favorite Boston tune on the radio and I said I wonder what happened to the lead singer who had such an amazing voice. Hubs can always be counted on to know the name of every single musician to ever belt out a tune or pluck an instrument and he said he thought Brad Delp had passed away, so we read a little bit about him.
We also noticed an historical marker pointing the way to Carl Sandburg's home, and hubs and I both thought he was from the Midwest so we Googled it (yes, it is so a verb). Sandburg was from the Midwest, but lived the last 20+ years of his life in North Carolina. Hubs and I plan to pop over for a day trip sometime this fall.
What in the world did we do before Google???
4. Share your favorite game day recipe. You can describe it, post the how-to, or add a link to the actual recipe.
Not sure I have a favorite, and to be honest I am not doing a lot of game day cooking here (snacks, dips, etc), but if I were I'd probably go for a big pot of chilli or meatballs in the crockpot.
5. What are your five essential steps for creating the perfect morning routine?
Steaming hot coffee in a mug with the exact right handle, prayer and quiet time in a quiet space with the aforementioned coffee and my Bible, a power walk with my headphones on and my playlist rolling, a long hot shower, and a reasonable healthy breakfast. Bring on the day!
6. What small thing have you taken note of today?
It's been raining here
7. Sum up your September in seven words or less.
My favorite month went way too fast.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I hopped over to YouTube to find a Boston song, because I feel sure some of you reading here today have no idea, and you know how YouTube works...one song leads to another, and another, and before you know it 'I lost myself in a familiar song'...
How can you not love the 70's?