1. What do/did you call your grandparents? If it's something unusual tell us the story behind the name. If you're a grandparent what do your grands call you? Who chose your moniker?
We called both sets of our grandparents Grandma and Grandpa. We sometimes added their surname to differentiate in conversation, but in person they were just Grandma and Grandpa. My girls call my mom Mema and my mother-in-law Grandma. I'm still thinking about what I would like to be called, which may or may not be why you're answering this question today-ha!
2. Ever taken a road trip along the California Coast? If so what was the highlight of your trek? If not, any desire to do so? What's one tourist attraction along the coast you'd add to your must-see list?
I've never taken a road trip along the California Coast, but it's definitely on my travel bucket list. I have a whole itinerary of stops I'd want to make, but Santa Barbara and Big Sur are near the top.
3. What are three things you don't know how to do?
Wow, only three? How about three things I don't know how to do that I wish I knew how to do?
Play the piano, speak a foreign language fluently, knit.
4. Tom Peters is quoted as saying, 'Celebrate what you want to see more of.' If that's true, what and how will you celebrate?
Harsh, sharp, and angry is most definitely not working for us.
I think gentleness in word, tone, and deed invites conversation, and I love that.
In fact I'll pour the tea.
I love almonds and would not turn down an Almond Joy or a macaron. If I have to choose I'll opt for the macaron.
I mean if we're imagining we might as well go all in, right?
I put sliced almonds in my chicken salad because I love the little salty crunch they add to the dish. I also add sliced almonds to my spinach salads. Yum!
6. What does Saturday morning look like at your house?
Opening up the bedroom curtains to watch the sun stream in over the lake. Coffee sipped in our comfy chairs beside the sliders in the great room, or if it's warm enough out on the covered deck. Then more coffee. Then breakfast with hubs while we construct a loose outline of our plans for the day. We try to keep Saturday mornings low key and leisurely round here.
7. Share with us a favorite book you've read this winter.
I've been reading a lot this winter and probably my favorite has been A Man Called Ove by Frederik Bachman. I really loved his book My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry and A Man Called Ove was almost as good.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
The moon was absolutely gorgeous last week. Hubs snapped this photograph from our back deck on Thursday evening...
If you didn't know better you'd think that was a spotlight on the lake, wouldn't you?
Raise your hand if you're singing Taylor Swift right now?