Friday, January 21, 2011

Early this morning

Early this morning, I was still asleep. I have off from work today so I slept in late, if you call 8:15 late, which is what we call it around here.

I had a goal for today and it was to clean out my chest of drawers and pack some bags to take to the local Goodwill. But before I did that, I wanted to take a walk in the freshly fallen snow we had overnight.

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We got less than an inch.

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I had hoped for more, but am glad for this. Also glad it’s getting a little colder. It’s been pretty difficult walking in the slush and mud and my Sorel snow boots. Now the ground is nice and crunchy again.

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I saw my husband with George, filling the bird feeders.

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George has his ID tied on with a twisty tie because it kept coming off. He’s so stylin’, isn’t he?

Not.


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I wanted to look at these photos as soon as I got in from the walk. But I knew that if I did, I’d be on the computer fiddling with them, and then working on a post and before I knew it, it would be lunchtime. And I knew that if I didn’t force myself, I’d never get done my one goal for the day.

So I cleaned out my chest of drawers. It didn’t take nearly as long as I had anticipated, and I have several bags ready for the Goodwill.


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And then I opened up my photos. And I think this is my favorite.


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Or maybe this one.

Sometimes I wish I had bought the 105mm macro. And I think that someday, I may trade in the trusty 60mm that I’m using now and get that lens.

But until then, I am happy with what I have.


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In the background, you can see the the pad I use for lying on the ground in the snow to take pictures. I don’t feel like getting my pants nice and wet, and this old woven beach roll-up from Two’s Company works great.

And it’s waterproof.


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And more fashionable than carrying around a tarp.

And you know how fashion conscious I am when I'm walking around this property.

* snort *

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And now, because it’s Friday and because I really haven’t done one of these in awhile, I have some questions for you, if you care to play along. Inquiring minds, and all that.

1. What is one thing that you’re really good at doing?
2. What piece of clothing makes you feel warm and snuggly the moment you put it on?
3. Do you consider yourself to be a ‘picky-eater’?
4. How often to you exercise? And what do you do?
5. Do you use a seatbelt every time you get into a car?
I try to respond to all of your answers through my e-mail. If I’ve never responded to you, it could be because of this:

The Noreply-Comment@Blogger.com Blues

See you in the comments, my friends.

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71 comments:

Country Girl said...

1. What is one thing that you’re really good at doing? I wish it were cooking. But I think it's taking something not so beautiful and turning it into something that is. If that makes sense.

2. What piece of clothing makes you feel warm and snuggly the moment you put it on? My fleece pants.

3. Do you consider yourself to be a ‘picky-eater’? Absolutely not.

4. How often to you exercise? And what do you do? I try to walk every single day. Emphasis on the word try.

5. Do you use a seatbelt every time you get into a car? Absolutely positively.

~ C.G.

nancy in ks said...

Ok, I'm taking time to play today since it's Friday.

1. I'm really good at impulsively spending money. The problem is, I don't usually regret it until the visa bill comes.

2. My pink fleece jacket makes me feel like I'm being cuddled by every good mother on earth, that calories don't put on weight, and there is world peace.

3. Yes, I'm a picky eater considering some of the things people eat. I do NOT like feta cheese, blue cheese, asparagus, beets, and lots of things foodies eat.

4. Exercise twice a week with a trainer. If it weren't for someone waiting for me, and me spending the $$ to go to the gym, I would not put myself through the pain of exercise. I would weigh 50 pounds more and have no strength or endurance. If I just jogged it would be easy, but the trainer makes me do unbelievable hard things.

5. Always, always use a seatbelt unless I'm driving on our country acreage - no roads, no cars, just land.

Lisa said...

found your blog recently by way of another blog (can't remember which one). Love your pictures - I live in Central PA.

1. I'm really good at making chocolate chip cookies
2. I love my fleece jacket and sweats!
3. I'm not a picky eater, I'll eat almost anything (unfortunately)
4. I try to exercise 5-6 days a week, but don't always succeed. I love to ride bike in warm weather.
5. I always wear my seatbelt.

Country Girl said...

Nancy and Lisa, you're both coming up no-reply@blogger, which is a bummer because I love Nancy's pink jacket. And I would like one of Lisa's chocolate chip cookies.
Like now.

~ C.G.

mudmaven said...

I have to tell you that I look forward every day to seeing if you have a post up. Thank you!

1. What is one thing that you’re really good at doing? collecting things darn it!
2. What piece of clothing makes you feel warm and snuggly the moment you put it on? my fleece pjs
3. Do you consider yourself to be a ‘picky-eater’? never
4. How often to you exercise? And what do you do? I walk and swim and not nearly often enough
5. Do you use a seatbelt every time you get into a car? absolutely and my car doesn't move until everyone else is buckled up too!

Thanks so much for sharing your photos and your life with the rest of us! I live in Colorado but come from the east coast and I love seeing all your lovely bird photos - I miss cardinals so much!

~chris

Rachel Lynn said...

1. What is one thing that you’re really good at doing?
Lately, teaching the puppy things. After all I heard from my husband before we got Ajay was, "He's going to be in doggie boot camp and neither of you are going to like it." It turns out he's quite a softy, so I've been teaching Ajay "sit," "stay," and most recently, "lay down." Although, after I teach him, he still listens to my husband better.

2. What piece of clothing makes you feel warm and snuggly the moment you put it on?
My penguin pajamas

3. Do you consider yourself to be a ‘picky-eater’?
Nope, though I do draw the line somewhere.

4. How often to you exercise? And what do you do?
I don't ever do any exercise aside from what I get doing the regular chores, like shoveling the drive, hauling laundry up and down 2 flights of stairs and chasing a puppy around in the yard, but on weekends we usually do something outdoors, like hiking or in the summer kayaking/canoeing and swimming. I really should get back to at least my workout dvds.

5. Do you use a seatbelt every time you get into a car?
Usually, but I'm sure there are times I forget

Jeanette said...

Ok I'm a fairly new reader so I'll play along!

1. I'm really good at making decadent desserts. At all family gatherings I am the dessert maker!

2. I have a fleece pull over that is so soft and cuddly, I love it!

3. Unfortunately not...I'll eat anything that doesn't eat me first!

4. I walk on my treadmill for 30 minutes at least 3 times a week or outside when the weather permits and I also do the Wii Fit and Wii Sports occasionally.

5. I absolutely always wear a seatbelt in a car. I feel naked if I don't put it on!

Laura~peach~ said...

1. I am good at cooking... and unfortunately eating what I cook as well.

2. my fleece blankie

3. not even close... sigh... if i were maybe...

4. e x e r c i s e... what the HELL is that ... some dirty word I assure you


5. YES, i used to refuse to wear one... but, I am compliant now and feel weird without it.

ro said...

1. The things I do best: cooking. I love to experiment with food. Creating in the kitchen brings me JOY.

2. My UGG slippers make me feel warm and cozy the minute I put them on.

3. I am not a picky eater. I draw the line on salt codfish, which my husband eats for breakfast.

4. I hate to admit it but I am not much on exercise. I do walk but not on a regular basis. Maybe this is why my bottom is looking pretty bad.

5. Always wear a seatbelt and here in Texas, everyone must wear seatbelts, even backseaters (new law this year)

This was fun.

The Japanese Redneck said...

1. I'd have to say that it would probably be being able to see something from nothing. Like making old fence boards into a shelf, taking a prom dress and cutting it up to embellish a show shirt.

2. my big old brown sweat shirt

3. no, not picky - just have stuff I don't or won't eat

4. I consider the horses my excercise and ride as much as possible. I will also sit in the floor and stretch at night watching TV.

5. Yes, abosolute always wear the seatbeat and if you ride with me so will you.

Michelle said...

1) Riding horses.

2) My oversized polarfleece jacket.

3) NO. My mom made me eat everything (vegetarian) on my plate, and you know what; now I CAN eat pretty much anything!

4) Not enough; walk and jog outside or on the treadmill. Well, I DO try to put energy into morning chores and they DO take nearly an hour; does that count?

5) YES!

Linda said...

I love that first photo of the fence with the Manor in the background.
1. Organizing
2. My favorite Orvis cable knit sweater
3. Absolutely not
4. Exercise? ::off to look up that word::
5. Every.Single.Time.

Eileen @ My Evergreen Place said...

1. Cross Stitch
2. My fleece robe
3. I don't like seafood!
4. 5 days a week. Either I go walking or work out with Wii Fit Plus.
5. Always!

missing the mom gene said...

As a new blogger, I have come to truly enjoy your site. Always something calming and peaceful with you in this world of chatter. Thanks!

1. I'm really good at packing lite to travel.
2. Comfy in my black fleece pullover.
3. I WISH I was a picky eater. I'd be slimmer!
4. Exercise daily to keep the knees from crackling. Yoga, stretches, some strength exercises. Walk 3-5x week.
5. Absolutely! Never leave home without buckling up!

Kerri said...

1. Taking care of my family.
2. Socks I got for Christmas from my son's girlfried. They are heavenly!
3. Not as picky as when I was a child... but still a BIT picky.
4. I try to walk when I can - but I don't do it enough in the winter. spring/summer/fall - almost daily and sometimes twice daily.
5. Yes for sure. And if you ride with me, passengers and to belt up as well :) Only because I care :)

You are so fun Kate! I love your pics today. George is such a handsome dude!! And your snowy pics make me almost happy it's winter .... almost. I'm quite ready for Spring!

Snappy Di said...

1. I'm very good at wasting time and also helping new bloggers get things set up.

2. Any pair of sweat pants, even if they have paint stains on them from an old house project.

3. There are a few foods I don't like but no, I don't think I'm a picky eater.

4. I NEVER exercise this time of the year. Oh to have springtime arrive so I can once again walk.

5. I have been wearing a seatbelt every time I get into a car since the mid 1980's when a girlfriend was injured in an accident while NOT wearing her seatbelt. Buckling up is just the smart thing to do.

Enjoy your day! No snow on the ground here at all.

Di

Candylei said...

We didn't get any sticking snow here either. Just a brief flurry this morning. School was on time and we were hoping to sleep in a pinch.

The one thing I am good at is art ideas and I have a long list, but not enough time to complete half of them. One artist said every day she adds new ideas to her art vault and she realizes some might never come out again.

My wool sweaters are my favorite comfy thing in the winter because you are cozy no matter what--unless you fall in the creek.

Exercising -are we talking about the mind or the body? Just kidding. We have sheep so I'm running around with them and our fun loving westie dog. By the way, your collie is precious too.

Have a great weekend,
Candylei

Dyche Designs said...

I recently had a big sort out and managed to take three black bags of things to goodwill, it's very cathartic.

Love the pics you took. We seem to have got off lightly with the snow. It tried snowing today but the sun was out and it didn't stick.

As for the questions . . . .

. What is one thing that you’re really good at doing?
Being a pessimist. :0)

2. What piece of clothing makes you feel warm and snuggly the moment you put it on?
My pjamas, aside from jeans they're my favorite piece of clothing.

3. Do you consider yourself to be a ‘picky-eater’?
Yes, I have an onion allergy so it can make life a little tricky as there seems to be onions in so many things . . . but there's also a long list of things that I don't like to eat.

4. How often to you exercise? And what do you do?
Exercise, what's that. Last summer I bought a new bike and enjoyed riding after not being on one for about 10 years. Now that it's winter I'm not doing much of anything.

5. Do you use a seatbelt every time you get into a car?
Always.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

1. ...i was waiting to see the bread i just took out of the oven before i said BAKING. i just took it out and it looks great, if i say so myself...so it is BREAD BAKING

2. for the cozy...it is a black cashmere turtleneck sweater that Teddy has shredded the sleeves on...o well....it reminds me of Teddy

3. picky eater? who? me? i hate to admit it but i am. really picky

4.exercise. well, after the first of the year i bought a yoga tape and a yoga mat..it's still in the bag :-{

5. seatbelt. not around town...but on the highway...that doesn't even make any sense.

happy friday, my friend

kary and teddy
p.s. loved this !!!

Gert's Mom said...

1. What is one thing that you’re really good at doing? Procrastinating.

2. What piece of clothing makes you feel warm and snuggly the moment you put it on?
My "Mad Bomber" rabbit-fur lined hat.

3. Do you consider yourself to be a ‘picky-eater’?
Absolutely NOT! I love most foods.

4. How often to you exercise? And what do you do?
Not enough, but need to get back on the treadmill after I quit procrastinating! LOL!

5. Do you use a seatbelt every time you get into a car?
YES!

Talia said...

Oh, these are so much fun!

1. What is one thing that you’re really good at doing?
** Public speaking. Really. I am perfectly at ease speaking in public and have been told I have a very soothing voice and great delivery.


2. What piece of clothing makes you feel warm and snuggly the moment you put it on?
** My slippers and my pink fleece jacket. Both are really unattractive, but oh, so warm!

3. Do you consider yourself to be a ‘picky-eater’?
** Not at all. I will eat most anything EXCEPT crazy things like goat, squirrel, rabbit, etc...

4. How often to you exercise? And what do you do?
** At least 4 times a week. I run but also love kickboxing.

5. Do you use a seatbelt every time you get into a car?
** Every.single.time. Yes!

Mandy said...

Wow, I LOVE your dog! Especially his eyes, he's such a cutie!! As for your questions..

1 - Spending money is what my husbands answer would be :)
2 - My boxers and tank top, it's like my body knows its relaxation time
3 - Yes, very. I'm always being yelled at for it
4 - Not very often at all, I hate exercise. As is obvious since I'm a really big girl
6 - Yep, it has become a very nice habit of mine!!

Daryl said...

Oh fun .. and I worry about the effect the twist tie has on George, he looks as if he's upset about it.

1. talking.
2. my Postcard microfibre winter coat
3. Not really, tho I do love to pick/graze ...
4. SNORT .. I dont cook, I dont exercise .. but I do walk a lot
5. Yes. I am a good passenger/driver

Before a new macro I would want an 85MM or was an 80MM (wasnt that what Diane had?) lens and a 30000MM lens .. oh and a lens boy to carry it.

tj said...

...Hi Kate! *waving* My personal opinion, I like the 2nd photo... :o) And really, that is quite fashionable what you are using. If it were me, there'd be nothing layiny there but a piece of tree limb to help me get my a** back up off the ground! *giggle*snort* ;o)

...Okay, here we go:
1. What is one thing that you’re really good at doing? Making cole slaw dressing.

2. What piece of clothing makes you feel warm and snuggly the moment you put it on? My big, pink fluffy bathrobe.

3. Do you consider yourself to be a ‘picky-eater’? Oh yeah.

4. How often to you exercise? And what do you do? Like you, I try to walk every day. Big emphasis on the word "try". :o\

5. Do you use a seatbelt every time you get into a car? Absolutely positively always.

...Enjoy your weekend girl! (((hug)))

...Blessin's... :o)

tj said...

...Okay, I meant "laying". Gosh I knew I should've proofread! Gah! :o\

...And I didn't mean to copy you in the answers. I noticed I said "emphasis on try" and "absolutely positively". I am such a dork. *sigh*giggle*

Carolynn said...

The first photo is definitely my favourite. Thanks for sharing your photography technique with us - re: the mat on the ground.

1. One thing I'm really good at doing is procrastinating.

2. I guess I'd have to choose my sheep's wool slippers.

3. I used to be a very picky eater. Not so much anymore. Although I don't eat red meat. Unless it's bacon. *grin*

4. I've been going to yoga pretty regularly since January - about once every second or third day.

5. I do use a seatbelt every time I get in a car. It's the law here and I believe it's a legitimate safety measure. You should see the drivers around here...

Happy Friday.

Louisiana Belle said...

1. I am very good with CorelDraw and Word. I can set up anything in those programs.

2. Just the thought of my thick purple robe makes me feel warm and cozy. My dog tries to hog it for himself so he must have similar feelings. :)

3. I am not really a picky eater, but I prefer seafood and chicken...only a few foods I can't stand.

4. I used to play tennis 3 times a week--now I have a hard time pushing myself away from the computer.

5. Yes! I wear my seatbelt every time. My sister died years ago because we didn't have seatbelts in the car. It's pretty important.

Christine Edwards said...

Love the shots you took this morning. I'm game to play along...
1. Wasting time (stealing from Snappy Di)
2. My gray cashmere sweater, although sherpa hoodies from Target are a close second.
3. I'm only picky when it comes to vegetables. There's only a certain few that I like...all the starchy ones are good ;-)
4. At least twice a week. I have a standing appt with a a trainer.
5. Always.

Hilary said...

I am really good at weaving rag rugs. Surprise!
Flannel pajamas, every time.
Not a picky eater, at all.
I don't exercise much anymore.....it hurts to walk far, my titanium knee is misery, but I do weave, and wind warps, which is very physical. But I should be walking.
I put my seatbelt on EVERY time. Always.

Lili said...

The twisty tie works for me, I'm all about function. Just looking at your pictures I can easily imagine the sound of crunchy footsteps! We are up to our ears in powdery drifts tonight.

1. What is one thing that you’re really good at doing? You would think I would know by now, but right now it escapes me.
2. What piece of clothing makes you feel warm and snuggly the moment you put it on? My grey zip up hoodie with navy letters that spell out Maine.
3. Do you consider yourself to be a ‘picky-eater’? no, except I don't eat red meat, pork or chicken, but I do eat fish, go figure!
4. How often to you exercise? And what do you do? try to walk daily, and occasionally use free weights.
5. Do you use a seatbelt every time you get into a car? oh yes.

Gayle said...

I like these Qs, the introspection.....
1) I am a good calligrapher, taught myself 40+ years ago then took many classes.
2) I love my soft, fleecy robe and fleecy socks.
3) I never think so until someone wants me to eat "sweets" of some sort.....just try a bite of my brownie or whatever. Can skip nearly all sweets, well maybe not coconut cream pie.....
4) I miss exercise, I am a walker. Awaiting double knee surgery in two months......alas.......
5) ALWAYS!!
Thanks for this opportunity to think about these things.

nancy in ks said...

Kate - I don't think I know how to fix the 'no reply blogger deal thing." I do not have a blog. Can you draw me pictures of what to do to fix this?

njboothe@att.net

Annie said...

Very good at procrastinating. But ok at reading, playing tennis, sudoku, like taking photos, and helping people. Of course I also enjoy looking after my grandchildren, whether my kids think I am any good at it, remains to be seen!

Cosy...ugh...nice to be cool here at the moment, but yes in winter I like my cosy pjs and a nice warm jacket I bought to go to NYC last time. Looking forward to using it again very soon! ;-) Socks are always comforting too when it is really cold.

Not really very picky. Draw the line at some things like oysters and calamari etc though. Sorry, I know others rave about them.

Exercising all the time in this big place with too many things to do...been out puling weeds from around the pool, try to go for a walk every day, when it cools down just before dark. Play tennis twice a week when it is not holiday time. Wish I didn't eat so much, then I might lose some weight!

Always wear a seat belt. Always been the law in Australia since wearing seat belts came in.

Cloudia said...

Seatbelts every time!


A good day. George is so handsome



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My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

...just stopping by to read all the comments...what a fun post

thanks kate
xxx

Jeanne Walker said...

These are some very revealing questions! So, Kate, you like turning frogs into handsome princes! I want one!

1. What is one thing that you’re really good at doing? Sleeping late and procrastinating
2. What piece of clothing makes you feel warm and snuggly the moment you put it on? My big robe that weighs a ton, but keeps the chill off.
3. Do you consider yourself to be a ‘picky-eater’? Yes, I pick up and eat everything I can get my hands on!
4. How often to you exercise? And what do you do? Is this a trick question?
5. Do you use a seatbelt every time you get into a car? My car won't stop beeping until I do...how annoying!

Love these...love getting to know everyone better!

Happy Weekend to all and to all a good night!

michelle said...

1. What is one thing that you’re really good at doing?Helping others, being a good dog mom.

2. What piece of clothing makes you feel warm and snuggly the moment you put it on? I have a knee length yoga jacket with a hood - it is soft cotton but not quite fleece and it is like a perfect cotton hug,

3. Do you consider yourself to be a ‘picky-eater’? Nope I will try anything but am also happy with the basics.
4. How often to you exercise? And what do you do? Walking 2-3x a day with my dog and yoga classes as often as possible.
5. Do you use a seatbelt every time you get into a car? Yes!

Andi said...

1. What is one thing that you’re really good at doing? Cooking - every one says so anyway!
2. What piece of clothing makes you feel warm and snuggly the moment you put it on? A nice baggy pair of jammie pants.
3. Do you consider yourself to be a ‘picky-eater’? yes and no. I am MUCH better than I used to be, so I guess the answer is no.
4. How often to you exercise? And what do you do? Try to walk at least four days a week, been slacking lately.
5. Do you use a seatbelt every time you get into a car? Absolutely! More people die when ejected from cars than any other way in an accident....never ever drive without.

Mary said...

1. really good at wasting time; somewhat good at cooking, taking pictures and thrift store shopping...

2. warm and snuggly -- my down coat

3. picky eater -- absolutely!

4. try to exercise every day -- walk/run. but usually it's more like 4x/wk.

5. always use a seatbelt.

Flea said...

I'm so glad you posted questions! I love them.

1. What is one thing that you’re really good at doing?
I'm good at smocking. And pretty good at burning things. And good at making small children feel loved.

2. What piece of clothing makes you feel warm and snuggly the moment you put it on?
My scarf. It's long, and anything that keeps my neck warm instantly makes me feel warm.

3. Do you consider yourself to be a ‘picky-eater’?
I don't, but my Hunny thinks I am. :)

4. How often to you exercise? And what do you do?
Not nearly often enough right now. When I do, I walk with friends, or lift weights.

5. Do you use a seatbelt every time you get into a car?
Every time. Without fail.

Dawn said...

1. One thing I'm really good at - wasting time doing fun things rather than those yucky things I should be doing ... you know - cleaning, laundry, guh!

2. What piece of clothing is warm and snuggly - ratty hooded sweatshirt and obnoxious bright red sweatpants.

3. Am I a picky eater - not picky about what I eat, but HOW I eat it ... I don't like my foods touching, unless it's a casserole. And I usually eat one thing at a time. Weird?

4. Do you exercise? Does surfing the net count?

5. Seat belt - absolutely!

Fun post today ... and lovely pictures as always!

izzy57 said...

1. I would have to say cooking. I like to experiment and try new things, sometimes it works, other times, not so much.
2. A dove grey knitted cardigan with a shawl collar that my daughters bought me for Mother's Day last year.
3.The only 2 things I won't eat are brussel sprouts and blue cheese.
4. I try to walk everyday but it depends on the weather. It's summer here at the moment and too hot for walking.
5. Always, it's compulsory here in Australia.

Fine Lines said...

1. Teaching
2. Cuddly sleep socks
3. Not too picky
4. Used to do cardio-funk dance - very aerobic, not, due to hip am down to walking (not too aerobic)
5. I have NEVER not worn a seatbelt!!

Anonymous said...

1. What is one thing that you’re really good at doing? Making people feel comfortable.
2. What piece of clothing makes you feel warm and snuggly the moment you put it on? My fleece hoodie or my flannel pj bottoms.
3. Do you consider yourself to be a ‘picky-eater’? Yes.
4. How often to you exercise? And what do you do? Every evening when I do barn chores and I ride, but not so much now that there is so much snow on the ground. Winter months we have to ride indoors. I also walk with my dog.
5. Do you use a seatbelt every time you get into a car? Yes, every single time.
Karen

CJR said...

Hi again!

1. I am really good at figuring things out. If I want to do something well, I'll research it and then practice it until I've figured it out. And then I'll practice more until I get good at it. Hence my current obsession with photography. Love your mad skills with the camera, by the way.

2. My flannel pajamas make me feel warm and snuggly!

3. No, I'm a pretty adventurous eater.

4. I exercise every day. I walk the dog every morning and then I'll go to the gym to do cardio or weights in the evening. Except on weekends and then it's just walking the dog.

5. If I'm in the front seat. I'm still bad at remembering to put my seatbelt on when I'm riding in the back. I know. It's awful.

Have a great weekend!

msdewberry said...

1) The one thing I am good at today at least is Chicken Wings. Love them and love to cook them for supper. My latest recipe is on my blog today.
2)My flannel pajamas and terry cloth House Coat make me feel warm and snuggly the minute I put them on. And my fur lined Moccasins.
3) I don't think I am a picky eater. I will try most things at least once and only dislike a handful of things.
4) I try to exercise at least 5 times a week. Walking and light weights is what I do!
5) Without fail I always use my seatbelt. Never drive without it buckled up!

Devon said...

What a fun Friday game, OK I'll play!

1. I'm a really good knitter. I got to a point about 4 years ago when I decided I would either quit knitting scarves or I would work hard to take it to the next level. Now I can knit about anything I want and enjoy it very much.

2.Yoga pants.. Love them!

3. Not really a picky eater. I love food, but nothing too greasy.

4. I exercise 2 to 3 times a week, used to be daily until about 6 months ago... I need to get back to my routine of hiking 5 times a week... better than therapy!

5. I'm a nurse, I worked on an ambulance for years before that and my dad is a retired highway patrolman... Yes!!! I don't even leave my driveway without my seatbelt buckled!

MaggieGem said...

1. What is one thing that you’re really good at doing? Napping ;-)
2. What piece of clothing makes you feel warm and snuggly the moment you put it on? My red and black fleece pull-over
3. Do you consider yourself to be a ‘picky-eater’? Absolutely NOT!
4. How often to you exercise? And what do you do? Uhhhh... walk, yeah walk sometimes.
5. Do you use a seatbelt every time you get into a car? Absolutely, one ticket did the trick!

Stacey Dawn said...

Hmmmm....let's see.

1) Really good at making brownies
2) Crawling into fleece sheets (does that count?)
3) I don't consider myself a picky eater - I just prefer to eat not a lot of meat
4) Walking Doogie is my exercise most days
5) Yes! Most definitely!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

ladyfi said...

What amazing and beautiful pictures - of the snow and your dog!

Mmm.. some answers:

I'm good at writing and burning food.
2. My winter jacket! Oh, and my dressing gown (sometimes at the same time!)
3. No - but others do because I'm vegetarian.
4. Every day. Have dog. Must walk.
5. Of course!

GirlNamedJames said...

1. Cooking, kissing (lips, temples, AND foreheads!), and empathizing.

2. My brown velour robe with the maribou collar and sleeve trim--a wedding present that makes me feel like a starlet. At night, I wrap my husband around me like a snoring thermal blanket.

3. I believe anything can be made to taste good. In fact, Izzy57 mentioned not eating Brussels sprouts or blue cheese and I immediately thought, "I wonder if they would taste good together?"

4. When I am on a roll, I work out every day. I do Zumba, yoga, and belly dancing, as well as lift weights. Currently not on a roll.

5. I am indignantly adamant about seat belt use, and I tell anyone with children that they gave up the right to choose not to wear a seat belt when their first child was conceived.

Amy said...

First of all let me say, crunchy snow is better then sloppy snow. And that you're fashion concious while walking around your property is a hoot! And George is just gorgeous, never tire of seeing his sweet face in your photos. Now to the questions:
1. I guess if I have to pick one thing, I'm good at making people laugh..
2. I have a big ol' wool sweater like 2 or 3 times too big for me that I ADORE..but it's so ugly so I use it around the house or when I just don't care who sees me at the store..
3. Well, I don't really...but I have tried things I just don't like, such as pinto beans and various other nasty beans..love green beans and yellow beans and some peas are ok..but all those dry beans like kidney and such- YUCK. I also can't stand tamales..had those once and I'd have to have nothing else to eat ever in order to eat those again and then I'd still have to think about it. Otherwise, unfortunately I don't usually turn food down...
4. Well, on this point, I'm HOPING to become really good about 2-3 times a week heading to the gym and walking the dogs at least 30 minutes a day- longer if we can. I just am real good at making excuses to not walk the dogs if it's cold, rainy, bad weather of any sorts, or too dark...so now with the gym I have no excuses to not do ANYTHING every day.
5. Yes, I do....although, if I'm only going a few meters, I might not slap it on, but generally I do. Have to be a good role model for the kiddos you know ;-) Plus I was in an accident once where they told me the only reason I was alive was because of my seatbelt. Pretty good inspiration to keep belted up!

Barb T. said...

I'm a day late, but here goes anyway:
1. I feel I am very good at knitting!
2. My Effortless Cardigan--designer Hannah Fettig--knit by moi!!!
3. Can you be a yes and no??!
4. Every single day of my life--I walk at least an hour.
5. Yup!

Ann Marie said...

1. What is one thing that you’re really good at doing? Making Bloody Mary's maybe?
2. What piece of clothing makes you feel warm and snuggly the moment you put it on? a hand knit sweater or my meespurr (soft blanket) my sister got me.
3. Do you consider yourself to be a ‘picky-eater’? if by picky you mean I won't eat it unless it's food then yes.
4. How often to you exercise? And what do you do? I try for every day.. not happening lately.. but I ZUMBA!!! and walk.
5. Do you use a seatbelt every time you get into a car? not going to lie.. no I don't.

Deb said...

Hi Kate! Been awhile since I've been here - thought I'd play along this time. Hope your well!

1. What is one thing that you’re really good at doing?
Being a Mom!

2. What piece of clothing makes you feel warm and snuggly the moment you put it on?
My bathrobe..

3. Do you consider yourself to be a ‘picky-eater’?
Not at all.

4. How often to you exercise? And what do you do? 2/3 times per week. I go to the gym and use the treadmill and the rowing machine. Sometimes the weight machines.

5. Do you use a seatbelt every time you get into a car? Yes.

mrs mediocrity said...

I had the same favorite of your photos. Just gorgeous!

1. What is one thing that you’re really good at doing? I'd say it's writing, although it feels weird to say that out loud.

2. What piece of clothing makes you feel warm and snuggly the moment you put it on? My favorite fleece sweatshirt.

3. Do you consider yourself to be a ‘picky-eater’? Yes. I still don't like onions, cauliflower, or tomatoes. A little better than when I was a child, but still.

4. How often to you exercise? And what do you do? WHen the weather is warm I try to run every other day. In this weather, I try to run whenever it is above 25 degrees. Then I walk whenever I can fit one in. None of it is enough, I need to lose 15 lbs.

5. Do you use a seatbelt every time you get into a car? Yes.

karen said...

!. I am really, really good at my job...I am an OR nurse...and you WANT me taking care of you if you need surgery!!!!
Good at lots of other things too...however won't take up you space :)

2. Gotta be an old hooded sweatshirt I have that is now 3 sizes to big!

3. No way...if I were I wouldn't be constantly struggling with the ideal weight thing!!!

4. Oh, I need to be more consistent,,,so hard in the winter...a couple days a week at the gym..spinning, elliptical, weight training. In the nice weather I am a
biker...did my first back to back century last June!!!!

5. ALWAYS!!!!

Sarah said...

How did I miss this yesterday? A day late, but:

1. My hair (And yes, I know how shallow that sounds)

2. My Uggs. And fleece zip up sweat jacket.

3. Picky? I'd say no since the only things I won't eat are scrapple and cilantro. Together or separately!

4. It is my intention.

5. Absolutely, always.

becky up the hill said...

gardening
my wool coat
yes, in that I want good food and coffee!
try for four good ‘walks’ a week
yes

Sharon said...

1. What is one thing that you’re really good at doing?

making photographs, selling them is another thing

2. What piece of clothing makes you feel warm and snuggly the moment you put it on?

my sweatshirt. I have only one. I am wearing it now.

3. Do you consider yourself to be a ‘picky-eater’?

Oh yes!
4. How often to you exercise? And what do you do?

Shh! I should walk.

5. Do you use a seatbelt every time you get into a car?

Oh darn. Mostly. I tend to forget when I am in the backseat once or twice a year.

Chrissykat said...

1. I am really good at keeping secrets. Tell me a secret & it's in the vault!
2. My bathrobe. It feels like baby powder.
3. I am not a picky eater. Out of all the foods on the planet, I pick 10...but I really like those 10 a lot! :)
4. I used to walk everyday. I've slacked off lately. Gotta get back into it...and soon!
5. EVERY-SINGLE-TIME-PERIOD-NO-QUESTION!
Hi Kate...I'm jealous of your inch of white stuff...so beautiful.

Deb said...

1. I'm really good at being a Grandma
2. my flannel pj pants my daughter made me with big yellow ducks on them
3. not a picky eater...but I no longer eat bread products...fried foods....chips...cookies..cakes etc....so it might look like I'm a picky eater
4.I try to keep moving every day...
keeping a little one will keep you moving...like to go for walks...like to ride my bicycle
5. yes mam...and will not move the car till everyone is buckled up

A Scattering said...

1. I think I'm a really good amateur photographer.

2. An oversized chenille hoodie sweater that almost comes to my knees. And I have lots of room to stick my hands up my sleeves ifthey're cold.

3. I didn't get these hips by being a picky eater. However, I do draw the line at brussel sprouts(bitter) and sweet potato (a texture issue).

4. Not nearly enough. I walk.

5. Absolutely. Every single time and have done for about 25 years.

Donna S. said...

Sorry, I am a little late. Snow day yesterday for grandkids so I was busy!
1. I am good at playing with my grandchildren & making them laugh!!
2. My new sheep pj's my hubby got me for Christmas.
3. Not picky at all.
4. I do have a gym membership. Varies by the time of year...right now about 2 x a week (more during good weather). I do treadmill, some weight machines & free weights.

Donna S. said...

Oops.
5. Always wear my seatbelt.

Anonymous said...

1. I am really good at making my hubby feel my unconditional love.
2. A soft pair of sweatpants and a nice roomy sweatshirt. Also my Uggs.
3. I am not a picky eater, although I like things such as dressing "on the side" and no fat on my meat - is that picky?
4. I exercise by riding my horse a few times a week. Not enough exercise at my age but at least it's something.
5. YES!

deb said...

I love love your photos, the macro shots just make me lean in and feel all better. Thank you for that.

and I've read all of these comments, how cool to see everyone's sameness and difference.

I'll add mine although it's late,

1. Everyone tells me I'm a good cook, which I love to do , and I am realizing that I'm a very good encourager, which is probably more important and I do it because of strong empathy tendencies maybe?

2. I love flannel pj pants and have been know to walk the dog , drive someone to school, and yes, even pump gas in them. ( mostly hidden by my winter coat but still :) )

3. I'm a picky eater in the sense that I am mostly vegetarian, don't like sweets really, don't like shellfish and do mostly gluten free. But I'll cook anything for anyone, see #1, and happily have a ginormous salad and too much cheese and I'll surprise you that I love hot peppers , especially on pasta with good olive oil and fresh basil . Which I can only eat a little of because of the gluten. Sigh.

4.I am a runner/wanna be runner the order flipping constantly . I try to go three times a week, but the treadmill is broke right now, and that's messing with my go to exercise routine. I might have to break down and join a class which I hate, but walking the dog etc is not enough to stop my muffin top from oozing into my pockets.

5.Have never not worn a seatbelt. Strangely, I didn't realize this was an option ? Aside from it being a law here, I just assumed. Who knew?

Robin said...

1. What is one thing that you’re really good at doing?
I'm really really good at getting things done. (It gets kind of obnoxious...ask my kids.)


2. What piece of clothing makes you feel warm and snuggly the moment you put it on?
An old hand-me-down turquoise fleece sweatshirt that hangs long.

3. Do you consider yourself to be a ‘picky-eater’?
Nope.

4. How often to you exercise? And what do you do?
I weave and I walk. Not at the same time. Maybe 3 times a week.

5. Do you use a seatbelt every time you get into a car?
You bet!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Lovely lovely photos Kate..
1. What is one thing that you’re really good at doing?

Cooking for a large group and getting it to the field in Seeding , Haying and Harvest, cutting grass, and the go for..


2. What piece of clothing makes you feel warm and snuggly the moment you put it on?

One of my Wool Sweaters and I have a blanket.

3. Do you consider yourself to be a ‘picky-eater’?
Not at all.

4. How often to you exercise? And what do you do?
Everyday, Treadmill every second day and streach inbetween.Housework is a good one .


5. Do you use a seatbelt every time you get into a car?

YES

That was easy.
Have a great night. I have an update but guess what. My blog wont show up I think.

maillady said...

1. i think i'm very good at organizing things.
2. my slippers... love my slippers
3. i wish. i can eat almost anything and i do....
4. not really. my job is quite enough exercise for me . i really should do more though. thanks now i feel bad.
5. oh yes i do... and i never let anyone go without...

Oliag said...

I know I'm late to the party but I can't help joining in!

1. Cooking...I love to cook even though I occaisionally get bored with it....

2. I have a green down long bathrobe that with my Uggs slippers will keep me toasty.

3. I am not fussy at all...unless you call not eating organ meats like brain, liver, kidneys, etc picky!

4. I try to walk 3-4 miles 4 times a week but have not been doing it with all the snow and cold we have had this winter...thinking I should join some kind of gym...

5. I would feel naked if I didn't have my seatbelt on!