Hi Patrice! You'll be shocked when I arrive on your porch this week on Tuesday. Dearie me, I'll be there with all the other lovely folk who blog from your porch ... I'm not sure I'll know how to behave - me being so used to having the porch all to myself. After all, the other ladies only stay for one day, and I normally arrive fashionably late.
Without the fashionable part.
Here are your questions for today, Patrice:
* What is your favourite time of day to read? If you don't enjoy reading, then what is your favourite time watch TV/movies?
I take an hour's 'lunch break' for myself most days. I have my Quiet Time then, and I do a fair amount of reading in that time.
I really love reading around four o'clock in the afternoon. If I'm organized with school and with dinner preparation, I love to make a cup of tea, grab something nice, sit in a comfy chair in front of the kitchen stove, and open whichever book I'm reading. If I even get half an hour at this stage of the day, I really feel ready to get cracking with dinner, 'pieces' etc.
I like to read myself to sleep too, but the Builder moans and groans about the light being on, so I hardly ever do that.
I like to read if I'm waiting for an appointment, and feel dreadfully disappointed if the doctor or dentist is running on time. I don't want them to be on time ... I want to relish as many extra minutes of reading as I can!
* Did you watch the Superbowl? If so, what was your favourite commercial? If you didn't watch it, what did you do Sunday night?
Our Sunday nights are almost always the same. We come home from our evening service just before 8pm, and we sit and have supper.
After supper, we sit and talk.
We often say we wish Sunday evenings would go on and on. We don't want that time to come to an end.
* Have you been watching Downton Abbey? Who's your favourite character? If not, have you seen any interesting TV or movie series lately?
Strangely enough, Catherine, Katie and I were talking about this today. We have not watched Downton Abbey at all, and a friend of Catherine's, who has it on DVD, is horrified! No doubt, given that it's a period drama, it's bound to find its way into our Family Room very soon.
As for other interesting TV programmes ... I have just watched the second, and final, episode of the Mary Berry Story. (You Americans will probably not know Mary Berry, but she's been on our screens for decades, giving cookery demonstrations, and showing the nation her baking skills.)
I thoroughly enjoyed these two programmes. She is such a lovely lady, and tonight I cried when she told that their 19 year old son was killed in a car accident about twenty years ago. I hadn't realized she'd known such sadness in her life. It was so lovely to hear her speak of her husband, her 'lifelong partner' as she called him, for whom she was so grateful at their time of dreadful sadness, but also throughout her whole adult life.
* Do you enjoy home parties for selling items? (like Pampered Chef, Southern Living, Mary Kay)
Excuse me, Patrice, this is Ness. Are you serious?
I do love the sound of the Southern Living one though. Maybe if I ever get to the US again, I'll try and gatecrash someone's Southern living party!
* Please finish this sentence: "If I work very hard, I can ________________________ "
If I work very hard at my housework in the mornings, I can sit with tea and cake in the afternoon.
If I work very hard at our homeschooling work, I can sit with tea and cake around four o'clock.
If I work very hard at meal planning, I will have plenty money to buy baking stuff. Then I can have tea and cake.
If I work very hard and exercise, I can eat as much cake as I please.
Actually, scrub that last one. I'm not sure even the promise of cake makes exercise a possibility.
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