I know I am renowned for being late, Patrice, but this week's visit is extreme even by my very low standards. I do have some excuses.
My baby sister was forty this week - yes FORTY! She's still my baby sister, so I'm not sure how she can possibly have hit the big 4-0, but it would seem that she has. I would show you some photos but my camera card has gone AWOL.
Yep, it's gone missing, and even in my immaculately pristine home, it cannot be found.
Excuse me, why all the choking on your coffees??
Anyway, we had our church outing on Saturday too. Do you know what we did first? We had a cup of wonderfully hot vegetable soup.
Yes, at our summer outing, we had hot soup.
Only in Lewis ....
The day stayed dry, we enjoyed ourselves, but it was so cold.
Now, after all that blethering, Patrice, I'll begin on your questions.
1. How many times a week do you have a green or veggie salad?
Well, Patrice, we have greens or veggies every day, but salad...? Do you mean a side salad? Or a salad-type-meal? I've just told you what our weather is like most of the summer, so full blown salads tend to get a back seat. Having said that, a salad is one of my favourite meals over the summer so in answer to your questions (see, I do answer you eventually) we probably have salad once a week.
2. Do you pray?
I wish I spent more time in sweet communion with my Lord, but I do most certainly pray. I do set aside a time of specific prayer at least once a day, but I'm sure I probably pray a hundred times a day. These prayers are often simply, 'Lord, help me', or 'Oh thank You, Lord', or, 'What a Saviour You are!', or, 'Please guide me', but I seldom do anything without having some prayer in my heart. If I see a photo of someone I love, I may pray, 'Lord, I pray that you would bless them, even this moment, whatever they are doing.'. If I read of war or famine in another land, I may pray, 'Oh Lord, thank You for where you have placed me in this world. Please bring peace to these poor people. And bring them the Gospel of the Prince of Peace.'.
Our prayers could be never-ending.
And our Father hears them all! Isn't that amazing! No wonder we want to praise Him more and more.
3. What season is your birthday. You don't need to give us the date.
My birthday is in November, which is rather a grey month, don't you think. My last birthday was my forty-sixth, but because my birthday month is so late in the year, I often get confused with what age I am.
Since last January, I have been able to say, 'I'm forty-seven this year'. Well, I say that so often, that I assume I already am forty-seven. Then I struggle to remember whether the forty-seven has been, or is yet to come.
4. Do you have dinner guests often, every now and then, or not at all? Wendell says he can be there for dinner as quick as a wink!
Wendell, you would be most welcome! We thought we were going to have one of your family here recently, but things didn't quite work out, so if you decide to come, make sure Patrice and others from your family come too.
We have dinner guests every now and then, I guess. I'd love to have guests round more often, but life seems to pass by in a blur. I'd love to know what others cook when they have folks round. Let me know in the comments.... My meals get so boring: I could do with some inspiration.
5. Could you describe yourself as a DIY - Do It Yourselfer?
Are you serious? (Think John MacEnroe's 'You can NOT be serious'!)
Do you think I married this man ...
(okay, so this isn't his normal look. In fact it was so ABnormal, I had to run for the camera.)
yes, this guy ...
erm, I didn't marry them both. Honest.
See, I married This Fella, and then birthed This Fella Mark II,
and then birthed This Fella Mark III
(Hey - look busy. I'm trying to create an impression here...)
See, Patrice? I didn't marry the Builder, and birth these fellas just so I could be a DIYer myself.
Nope. Naw. Non. Gu dearbha fhèin, NO.
I did the birthing; I make the food; I do the laundry.
Builders I, II and II can do the DIY.