Thursday, June 28, 2012

Stop trying so hard

Can I tell you something?

All week long I’ve come here, and try as I may to write a post or even choose some photos to share, nothing is forthcoming. I can’t talk, I can’t write, and all my words keep getting in the way of each other.

I’ve decided to stop trying so hard. I simply cannot post every day.

So rather than have the words fighting with each other, here are some photos I took this week to share with you.

 

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I love Sunday breakfast. I’m going to look forward to that this weekend.

 

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And I love my new bowl from {here}.

This one was half-price at the local mall.

 

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I love salsa on my eggs.

Actually pico de gallo is what I prefer, but when I’m out of that, I’ll go with the salsa.

 

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I am loving Instagram too, especially when I haven’t much to say.

Because all I need to do is upload a photo.

Here are a few that I shared this week.

 

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Taken this Spring at 30th Street Station, Philadelphia.

 

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Taken yesterday evening in Charlestown, Maryland

where I met co-workers for dinner.

 

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My friend, and co-worker, Nancy.

 

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Sometimes, I just want to fly away.

Far far away from my troubles.

Do you feel that way sometimes, too?

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And now, because inquiring minds want to know . . .

some questions for you.

1. Do you remember your favorite subject in school? How about your least favorite?

2. What was your favorite book as a child?

3. When you hear the word ‘summer’, what comes to mind?

4. What is your favorite summer drink? (Alcoholic or non – doesn’t matter)

5. If you’re living in the US, what are your plans for the 4th of July?

See you in the comments, my friends . . .

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57 comments:

Country Girl said...

1. Do you remember your favorite subject in school? How about your least favorite? Spelling was my favorite. I detest math.

2. What was your favorite book as a child? Black Beauty.

3. When you hear the word ‘summer’, what comes to mind? Beaches, the sea, boats.

4. What is your favorite summer drink? (Alcoholic or non – doesn’t matter) Right now, it's a citrus fizz. Get a glass and fill half-way with ice. Pour lite lemonade to half. Add 1/4 seltzer (or Perrier), and another 1/4 orange juice. Top with sliced lemon or lime. Delish!

5. If you’re living in the US, what are your plans for the 4th of July? No plans yet. None at all. Boo:(

~ C.G.

Sundays Child said...

1. Do you remember your favorite subject in school? geography

How about your least favorite? phys. ed. (thanks to being fat and uncoordinated)

2. What was your favorite book as a child? Black Beauty

3. When you hear the word ‘summer’, what comes to mind? yard sales, leaves, flowers, green

4. What is your favorite summer drink? (Alcoholic or non – doesn’t matter) soda and lime

5. If you’re living in the US, what are your plans for the 4th of July? Here in Canada, we celebrate July 1st .. hope to catch the fireworks somewhere! <3 them.

Julie Andrea

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I don't think you have to post once a day, it's too much! Weekly to every 10 days is fine ~ I say!

Ok Inquiring minds . .

1. Do you remember your favorite subject in school? How about your least favorite? Favorite: History, Least: Math!

2. What was your favorite book as a child? Charlotte's Webb & The Bobbsey Twins Series

3. When you hear the word ‘summer’, what comes to mind? Lemonade, beach, watermelon, easy living!

4. What is your favorite summer drink? (Alcoholic or non – doesn’t matter) Gin & tonic!

5. If you’re living in the US, what are your plans for the 4th of July? To be in Maine with my family having a BBQ!

See you in the comments, my friends . . .

Low Tide High Style said...

1. Do you remember your favorite subject in school? How about your least favorite? I loved journalism class and hated math after the 6th grade.

2. What was your favorite book as a child? My favorite books were Put Me In The Zoo and The Little Mermaid (I had this cool 3-d little mermaid book)...closely followed by the Little House on the Prairie series once I could read on my own.

3. When you hear the word ‘summer’, what comes to mind? Lightning Bugs, Honeysuckle, Crickets, walking barefoot on hot pavement, The Night Game (a game we played as kids).

4. What is your favorite summer drink? (Alcoholic or non – doesn’t matter) Straight up unsweetened iced tea and when I was young, fresh lemonade made by my grandmother. My sister actually found the glasses she used to serve it to us in yesterday in an old shed on the property and gave them to me!

5. If you’re living in the US, what are your plans for the 4th of July? Our neighbors have a big blow out party with fireworks so we will be going to that.

I hope the rest of your week, month, year is more peaceful!

Kat

missing moments said...

Your questions are always a delight ... simply to hear your answers! And some are similar!
1. Fave subject was spelling (like you!) and least was science.
2. Amazing ... Black Beauty was one of my faves as well!
3. Sailing, beaches
4. Wine wine wine
5. Nothing big ... just watching some fireworks out over the water from our deck here in Maine!

ladylisabear69 said...

1. Math was a favorite. History was least. I hated memorizing dates.
2. Anne of Green Gables and The Secret Garden.
3. The lake that we belonged to, GS summer camp, and the movie Meatballs.
4. Iced tea.
5. A quiet day at home ending with s'mores and sparklers for The Cub and watching the DC fireworks on TV so that I can mute the booms.

Karen said...

1. My favorite subject in school was Band class.. my least favorite was math. I still hate math. Just do.

2. I had many favorite books... Blueberries for Sal when I was very young, as a teen - Stephen King stuff...


3. A warm and lofty breeze rippling the hay out over the field behind the house.

4. Watermelon Limeade....
or a Mojito

5. We're having a family cookout here at this old house.

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos ! I am retired and dont post every day some days theres just nothing to say or share !
1. Favorite was History least fav math.
2. Charlottes Web by E.B White the original .
3. Sun, fun, flowers, butterflys .
4. Ice cold Orange juice slushy
5. I am in Canada and we celebrate Canada day July 1st fireworks on at the beach , they set them off of the pier ! This was fun have a great day !

Sheila said...

I agree, posting everyday is not necessary. It would be too stressful for me. All day long I would be worrying "what am I going to say today"? Life is too short to be stressed on a daily basis!


Do you remember your favorite subject in school? How about your least favorite? This is going to sound funny, but I think it was "drivers ed", worst was algebra.

What was your favorite book as a child? Peter Rabbit

When you hear the word ‘summer’, what comes to mind? Vacation

What is your favorite summer drink? (Alcoholic or non – doesn’t matter) Peach Ice Tea

If you’re living in the US, what are your plans for the 4th of July? Picnic with family

Have a great weekend!

beth said...

hey sweetie....just so you know, i'm totally feeling ya !
what time do you want me to come over so we can have a glass of wine and whine :)

1.favorite class- gym least favorite-any math class
2. charlotte's web
3. fresh veggies and fruit and eating outside
4. amaretto slush
5. everything around here is being cancelled due to the lack of rain :(

Mental P Mama said...

Favorite class: spelling. Least favorite: math
Any Laura Ingalls Wilder...
Barefoot
Lemonade (with a splash of vodka)
Going to a fundraiser for the 4th.

Miss you:)

Jill of All Trades said...

Oh my gosh I know what you mean. Since I made the idiotic commitment to post EVERYDAY this year it is a real challenge. Don't worry we're still here. I love your question posts and look forward to them.

1. My favorite subject in school, well I liked all the subjects, even English, Literature, Accounting, General Business, Ecology, etc. I really didn't like history or math, well, I liked history just not to take a test and remember that stuff. Gave me a headache!

2. My favorite book was probably The Boxcar Children. My favorite books were Nancy Drew and Trixie Beldon. In junior high it was Wuthering Heights.

3. Summer = tomatoes (veggies)

4. Favorite summer drink is Gin and tonic with extra lime!

5. My plans for the 4th, actually the weekend, this weekend is to go to the cabin area and stay holed up inside. Bad, BAD memories after The Hubby's accident a few years ago. The actual 4th we will stay in town and I will paint!

Have a great weekend and as usual love the photos...my fav is the eggs and I LOVE salsa on my eggs.

(I'm finger chatty tonight)

cloudia charters said...

Amen to your words.
Sometimes I feel vacant; thank goodness for photos.


Yours are nice-



Aloha from Honolulu, and thanks for your comments!
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mrs mediocrity said...

oh, ugh, yes, sometimes i feel just exactly like that. last night i curled up with a good book and read for hours, and that was almost the same as flying away.

1. My favorite subject in school was English, my least favorite; gym.
2. The Secret Garden
3. Reading, reading and more reading.
4. Right now, strawberry lemonade.
5. No big plans, which sounds perfect to me.

I hope you have a relaxing 4th... and that you get to fly away for a least a while. xo

Annie H said...

I enjoy how honest and true you are to yourself. Thank you for sharing the pictures! You capture things so perfectly!!

1. Do you remember your favorite subject in school? I loved Math and my least favorite was history. It's kind of ironic that I love history now but I think it's because I'm not reading a dry book about it.

2. What was your favorite book as a child? I had 2 sets of favorite books: Little House on the Prairie and Anne of Green Gables. I still read them both all the way through every few years.

3. When you hear the word ‘summer’, what comes to mind? Sun and water.

4. What is your favorite summer drink? (Alcoholic or non – doesn’t matter) Iced Chai Tea latte

5. If you’re living in the US, what are your plans for the 4th of July? Having our Pastor over for dinner. I'm too pregnant to have a big gathering and I'm not up for crowds right now either. We usually do fireworks but they are banned this year due to it being so dry here in Wyoming.

GailO said...

I know exactly how you feel about blogging and have been taking a rather lengthy break except for my daily photo blog...that blog is nice because I really only need to write one sentence:) And as you know I absolutely love Instagram and it is fun to see you there!

1. Science was probably my favorite class in high school or Home Ec...reading in elementary. I hated math in both schools:)

2. Little Women...I probably read it at least 100 times.

3. The beach for sure! Heat and humidity!

4. Campari and soda with a slice of lime. Beautiful color that screams summer to me. Second choice is a gin and tonic:)

5. Until the last two summers I spent every single 4th of July for 59 years celebrating my sister's July 4th birthday with a family cookout involving clam cakes, chowder, lobster, and little necks. Since her death I unhinged and at loose ends on that day no matter what I do. I believe my children pick up on that and try to keep me busy that day... with sailing followed by a lobster and corn dinner cooked at home. No definite plans for this year...

thecatalanway said...

Hi there! Who says we have to blog every day? The blog police won't be coming and knocking on your door!
But I know the feeling - wanting to, trying to and somehow nothing comes together. Time to let it all just be. The creative juices sometimes need to be left alone to work their magic.
I send you an enormous Mediterranean hug!!!

1. School. Favourite was Latin as the teacher was so fascinating. Least was Chemistry as that one wasn't

2. Anne of Green Gables. Ballet Shoes. Chalet School series.

3. Summer. Swifts in the sky. Hot nights with only a sheet. Swimming in the sea.

4. Cold beer. I should be more adventurous!

5. I don't live in the USA but my stepson is going to Brazil on July 4th and I will be celebrating. What a wicked stepmother I am!

Another big hug!

Annie said...

1. Do you remember your favorite subject in school? How about your least favorite? My favourite was English, least favourite phys ed. I was the kid always picked last on teams!

2. What was your favorite book as a child? Anything by Enid Blyton. Trixie Beldon and Nancy Drew.

3. When you hear the word ‘summer’, what comes to mind? Crickets, bbqs, friends.

4. What is your favorite summer drink? (Alcoholic or non – doesn’t matter) Lime and soda.

5. If you’re living in the US, what are your plans for the 4th of July? I'm in Australia. On the 4th of July I will be working planting tree seedlings for a biodiversity project.

Joyce said...

Favorite subject in school was history. Least favorite and actually more like HATED was Phys. Ed. I was skinny, uncoordinated, always chosen last. Favorite book was Little Women. I must have read it at least a dozen times. Ahhh, summer. Sitting on my screened-in back porch watching birds, butterflies, squirrels, rabbits. Although it's so hot right now, it's impossible to enjoy being outside. Favorite drink is cold Coors Light. No plans for 4th of July. Wish I was doing something but no point in feeling sorry for myself. I'm blessed. Take Care, even when you don't write, we all enjoy your photography and it inspires all the rest of us to try harder.

BUSH BABE said...

1. Do you remember your favorite subject in school? How about your least favorite? Always, ALWAYS English. Adored it. Still do. Least? Probably Geography - seemed boring then, rivetting now!

2. What was your favorite book as a child? The Magic Pudding (it's Aussie and awesome!)

3. When you hear the word ‘summer’, what comes to mind? Watermelons, swimming and mozzies.

4. What is your favorite summer drink? (Alcoholic or non – doesn’t matter) Cold white wine (it doesn't change in winter either!LOL)

5. If you’re living in the US, what are your plans for the 4th of July? In Oz, probably driving my neice back to her Mum or mustering cattle!

Hilary said...

English or Latin.....strangely enough, I loved Latin for 4 years.

The Green Poodle....somehow I remember that as my entrance into the world of books.

Lightning bugs. There is nothing more magical than a field full of them at night.

Iced tea.

Work. Doesn't everyone work on the 4th of July?

And I am with you, I think I am trying too hard.....kind of tired of posting every day......gonna scale back......it shouldn't feel like a job.
Thanks for reminding me, of what I was already feeling.

Emom said...

1. Do you remember your favorite subject in school? How about your least favorite? Fave=Art, least=math

2. What was your favorite book as a child? Charlotte's Web

3. When you hear the word ‘summer’, what comes to mind? Swimmin' pools, movie stars.....

4. What is your favorite summer drink? (Alcoholic or non – doesn’t matter) Sweet Tea!....after all, I am a southern girl...smiles

5. If you’re living in the US, what are your plans for the 4th of July?

Daryl Edelstein said...

good trick turning the words back on us .. today is my first summer Fridaycation .. woooot


1. English and Math .. I leave it to you to decide which was which

2. My first book was Wind in the Willows .. not my favorite tho .. I cant think of a childhood favorite, I was gobbling down books at an early age, reading has always been at the top of my favorite things to do

3. HEAT ... but now its Fridaycation!

4. Water .. sometimes on its own, sometimes as a chaser

5. Avoiding the crowds ..

Emom said...

Oops! Plans for the 4th....grillin' with Mom and Dad and son...and sweetie, of course....smiles

Robyn said...

Country Girl, sometimes pictures are all the words you need.

1. I was a science girl. I loved Biology! Music was not my subject.

2. I am not sure what my favorite childhood book was.

3. Summer = watermellon, corn on the cob, sunshine and heat.

4. I am a big water drinker.

5. Not sure what we are doing on the 4th. We are going to the big City on the 3rd for an appointment.

Good questions and have a great weekend.

robyn@theranchwifechronicles.com

Hilary said...

1) Favourite was English. I also loved Science. Least favourite was Math.

2) The Magic Wishing Chair by Enid Blyton.

3) Hot sun on my skin. Long days. Long shadows in the evening. Swimming. Sighing.

4) It varies from year to year. This year, I'm enjoying this one. And I always love iced chai.

5) Well I'm not living in the U.S. but one of my bloggie people is traveling to Toronto from the U.S. and we might be getting together on the 4th. Then there's the First.. which is Canada Day and no doubt there will be fireworks somewhere.

Snap said...

1. Do you remember your favorite subject in school? How about your least favorite? My favorite subject was history and least favorite was PE!

2. What was your favorite book as a child? I don't remember the name of the book, but it was about a family that bought a bus and turned into their home. I'd imagine that bus and play and play and play ... building in my own bus .....

3. When you hear the word ‘summer’, what comes to mind? HEAT!!!!!

4. What is your favorite summer drink? (Alcoholic or non – doesn’t matter) Iced Tea and lots of it.

5. If you’re living in the US, what are your plans for the 4th of July? Too hot to do anything. I plan on watching all the events on TV!

Merisi in Vienna said...

Lovely images, Country Girl,
and you are right, sometimes easy does it.
And how great this post turned out! :-)

My answers:
1. Do you remember your favorite subject in school?
Art
How about your least favorite?
None. I simply loved school.

2. What was your favorite book as a child?
Fairy Tale Collection

3. When you hear the word ‘summer’, what comes to mind?
Sailing on Chesapeake Bay

4. What is your favorite summer drink? (Alcoholic or non – doesn’t matter)
Viennese Summer Spritzer (1 part GrĂ¼ner Veltliner white wine, 3 parts bubbly water)

5. If you’re living in the US, what are your plans for the 4th of July?
I am going to celebrate with American friends here in Vienna.

A wonderful weekend to all,
Merisi

Christie - Fine Lines said...

Oh, goody, I always love everyone's answers to your questions!! Here goes:
1. favorite subject in school? Reading and Art

least favorite? Until 5th grade I loved all subjects, but after 5th grade I didn't care for MATH. The funny part of this is that when I became a teacher I was determined to get better at math and learn better ways to teach it. It ended up being my FAVORITE thing to teach!! I even taught Math Methods class to education students at the University!!!!

2. What was your favorite book as a child? I remember we were never allowed to use Nancy Drew books for school book reports and they were frowned upon as "literature" but one of my best memories is getting the latest N. Drew book, curling up in the arm chair (that I still have - reupholstered many times since) and diving into the mystery of it all!

3. When you hear the word ‘summer’, what comes to mind?
Making apricot jam

4. What is your favorite summer drink? (Alcoholic or non – doesn’t matter)
Lemonade

5. If you’re living in the US, what are your plans for the 4th of July?
I'm celebrating with friends at a non-barbecue pot luck. This year the host is having everyone bring U.S. history questions for the annual History Quiz!!! So intimidating, but fun:))

Carolynn Anctil said...

I don't post every day any more. It's too much pressure and I don't always have anything to say. So, I've taken Thumper's mother's advice and interpret 'nice' as 'interesting': "If you can't say anything nice, don't say nothin' at all."

1. My favourite subject was English because I loved to read and I did well in class.

2. In spite of my answer to #1, I don't recall having a favourite book. I did have a favourite record - it was a collection of classic stories by the Brothers Grimm read by an adult Shirley Temple. My favourite movie was Mary Poppins starring Julie Andrews.

3. When I hear the word summer, I imagine the feel of the sun on my skin, the lazy sound of bumblebees collecting their honey and soft breezes carrying the scent of freshly mown grass.

4. My favourite summer drink would be frozen slushies. This year's flavour favourite is root beer.

5. I'm Canadian. We celebrate Canada Day on July 1st. I don't have anything particular planned except to wish my niece a happy birthday on that day. I think our village has fireworks, so I may take that in later that night. I remember being pleasantly surprised by how good they were last year, our first year here.

Anonymous said...

1. Favorite? high school geometry Least Favorite? college statistics

2. Lost on a Mountain in Maine. I think they're currently in to process of making it into a movie.

3. Summer? Lemonade and mowing the lawn

4. Drink? Dunkin Donuts iced hazelnut

5. The 4th will be spend on an island off the coast of Maine!!! Can't wait!

WPgirl said...

1. favorite subject: history. Least favorite: science.
2. 5 o' clock Charlie. I don't know who the author is.
3. Summer: lots of daylight.
4. Unsweetened Ice-tea.
5. Going to "veg" on the 4th. We are having our cookout on the 1st.

The Japanese Redneck said...

reading always my fav. math not so much

Fury

Outside

ice tea

staying at home!

Helene said...

A post I can totally relate to. I'd love to be getting on a plane right now...maybe to Cancun (love Cancun) or a deserted island. Ahhhhhhh...
1. English and Home Ec
2. Anything in the Nancy Drew or Cherry Ames series and, later, Gone With The Wind.
3. The Beach
4. Lemonade or Lemonade with Vodka
5. Celebrating my birthday and the birthday of our nation and doing absolutely NOTHING!

Jan's camera said...

Hi, Kate, no need to post every day. Once a week is good.

1. My favorite subject was English and spelling. My least favorite was math and still is.

2. Can't remember my favorite book but my favorite place was the Medford Public Library.

3. Summer - watermelon, the beach.

4. Favorite drink -- iced coffee.

5. Plans for the 4th -- none so far. Probably just watch some fireworks from my condo balcony.

Happy Friday and have a great weekend.

Jo Barnes said...

Hi Katy - first comment on your blog, but ive been following you on instagram. wilkinssian.

1. Math(s). I'm British - it's Mathematics actually. I had a very dishy Maths teacher (MR Hughes)
2.Favourite book - Princess and the Pea, and then when I got a bit older it was Jane Eyre.
3. Cornish beaches, crashing waves, windblown knotted hair and a big warm towel held by my Dad.
4.Champagne (summer or winter really - although I can't usually afford the proper stuff)
5. I'm British, so sorry no plans. But it's my birthday on the 2nd, so I'll celebrate in advance.

And I agree with others, don't knock yourself out trying to post - let it flow - we'll still love you.

sharon said...

1. Do you remember your favorite subject in school? HISTORY How about your least favorite? MATH

2. What was your favorite book as a child? THE MYSTERY OF BENDER BONES AND RUN WILD,RUN FREE

3. When you hear the word ‘summer’, what comes to mind? ABOVE 100 DEGREE TEMPS, BBQ

4. What is your favorite summer drink? (Alcoholic or non – doesn’t matter) LEMONADE, WATER

5. If you’re living in the US, what are your plans for the 4th of July? PICNIC W/ FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND THEN CITY FIREWORKS

it's me said...

least favorite subject--things like health

favorite subjects--science, reading

books--rarely read the same book twice--rode my bike to the library most days to get a new batch---I loved all the old ones about dogs and horses, but science fiction, too

summer means freedom!! from schedules-- first as a student, then as a teacher

favorite drink--iced tea

for the 4th we will probably grill something and have some great seasonal veggies--just my husband and I

it's me said...

I wanted to add that if I could still drink alcoholic beverages my favorite would be gin and tonic with a twist of lime or a Pimm's Cup at the Napoleon House in NOLA. (sigh...)

TSannie said...

Let's see:
Humanities, algebra
Heat - and family
Anne of Green Gables - all of them
Transfusion - grape juice & seltzer, alcoholic? Meyers rum & OJ with fresh lime
Going to fireworks w/Ms. La-La

Bluebird49 said...

1. Do you remember your favorite subject in school? English.
How about your least favorite? Math.
;(

2. What was your favorite book as a child? Mama reading me Uncle Remus in all the voices. :) I miss her voice.

3. When you hear the word ‘summer’, what comes to mind? Oppressive heat.

4. What is your favorite summer drink? (Alcoholic or non – doesn’t matter) Coconut Rum, grapefruit juice and a splash of seltzer. but really--coconut rum is the must.

5. If you’re living in the US, what are your plans for the 4th of July?
Just tonight, our new best friends found out we had nowhere to go, and invited us to their house to have a cookout and watch the fireworks. I must remember to take a fan! Then we're off to the Alleghenies to see our 7-year-old grandson, David, be baptized on the 8th, and then back to see our grandson, Rob--who is now 21--be baptized on the 15th! What's going on here! :) They're the best things I can think of.

Have I ever felt like running away? Are you kidding? We have e-mailed about this, Sparkle-Girl! If I could be with them, I would walk away......almost.....

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

1. My favorite subject in school was reading or any language arts! I HATE math--my brain just doesn't get it and it frustrates me to even try to understand it!

2. My favorite book was King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry. I even memorized and could recite pages of it! My jr. high science teacher, Mrs. Potter, actually was friends with Ms. Henry!

3. Summer means going barefoot in the grass, watermelon everyday--we had watermelon stands in our town growing up where you could buy a slice and eat it on a picnic table! It was at the same place where they sold Christmas trees in winter!

4. My favorite drink is iced tea -slightly sweet with lemon and white sangria with summer fruits.

5. We might make homemade ice cream on the 4th and watch the fireworks from a distance--if we can have them there is such a terrible drought now and Burn and Fireworks ban is on! Praying for rain!

You know, there are no RULES in blogging--do what feels good to you!

jgrimsley said...

1. Do you remember your favorite subject in school? How about your least favorite? My favorite subject was music (band in higher grades) and my least favorite was math.

2. What was your favorite book as a child? Any book that had a horse in it- Black Beauty, Black Stallion, Misty of Chincoteague.

3. When you hear the word ‘summer’, what comes to mind?
Hot, humid days with temps in the triple digits!

4. What is your favorite summer drink? (Alcoholic or non – doesn’t matter) water and pink lemonade

5. If you’re living in the US, what are your plans for the 4th of July? Not really doing much, staying home, hope my husband will have the day off.

Enjoy your 4th!

ZeldaMom said...

Favorite subject = Choir. Least fav = math
Fav book = can't recall a favorite, but I have always been partial to mysteries
Summer = gardening, the possibility of having to show my disgusting thighs in a swimsuit, HOT, wasps, bugs, humidity (I like spring and fall)
Fav summer drink = pink lemonade
Plans for 4th = not a dang thing

I hope you have a relaxing week :-)

Jo Whitehurst said...

I came late to this party, but couldn't resist the questions!

1. Do you remember your favorite subject in school? How about your least favorite? Everything, except math (blech) was my fave...loved school!

2. What was your favorite book as a child? Nancy Drew Mysteries

3. When you hear the word ‘summer’, what comes to mind? Splashing in the pool, and kids squealing with delight!

4. What is your favorite summer drink? (Alcoholic or non – doesn’t matter) Shadow's Wild Red Beer has a refreshing raspberry twist.

5. If you’re living in the US, what are your plans for the 4th of July? Spending the 4th in California with family!

Dianne said...

I gave up on having a posting schedule a long time ago
it's supposed to be fun, not another obligation
if I don't feel a post spilling out then I just don't do one

I love all your photos
you have a wonderful way of making ordinary look like art

(GBS) NewsFromTheHill said...

Good Morning! I'm right there with you on the not posting every day.... I just can't swing it. Not and also breathe, get dressed etc!

1. Do you remember your favorite subject in school? How about your least favorite? French. Funny thing is that it was also for one year my least favorite. I challenged myself to like it and eventually I did!

2. What was your favorite book as a child? Nancy and Plum by Betty McDonald (she also wrote the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books. It was about two orphans which sounds sad, but wasnt'... oh and The Secret Garden!

3. When you hear the word ‘summer’, what comes to mind? Kids home and no school schedule... hooray! Since kids are now 20's and 30's I think I'd better get some new memories!

4. What is your favorite summer drink? (Alcoholic or non – doesn’t matter) Iced Tea

5. If you’re living in the US, what are your plans for the 4th of July? Going to the festivities here in town: Hot Air Balloon Rally, Kids Bike Parade etc

Have a fun Fourth!
Grace

MaggieGem said...

Daily posts can definitely run into dry spells... your post are usually awesome, so you skip some just don't abandon us! :-)

And now for the curious...

1. Do you remember your favorite subject in school? That would have to be history! How about your least favorite? Definitely Algebra, that one really got me!

2. What was your favorite book as a child? Not so much as a young child but more a 'tween "Down These Mean Streets" by Piri Thomas. Given to me by my sixth grade teacher... looking back I wonder what she was thinking, but I will never forget this book.

3. When you hear the word ‘summer’, what comes to mind? Swimming pools, barbeques, and old pop music!

4. What is your favorite summer drink? (Alcoholic or non – doesn’t matter) Frozen Daquiri

5. If you’re living in the US, what are your plans for the 4th of July? Don't have any yet

Chrissykat said...

Omgosh...I almost missed questions! How did that happen???

1. My favorite subject in school was biology. My least favorite a tie between math & english. I could have liked English but always have awful teachers.

2. Favorite book as a child, The Cricket in Times Square.

3. Unfortunately, a large chunk of my life lately has been living in places with ungodly summer temps. So hearing the word summer actually makes me cringe. How sad huh?

4. Iced coffee, period.

5. The 4th of July is my birthday. My plans are talking to anyone who calls to wish me a happy day, a big fat black olive pizza, a coffee ice-cream cake & watching fireworks.

jinxxxygirl said...

I just love your questions! But i'm a little late to the party as i have been out of pocket but here you go!!!

Fav subject Science...least fav...MATH...

I really don't remember reading much before i was a teenager when my grandmother introduced me to romance novels...funny i don't read romance novels anymore...lol

The only thing that comes to mind when i think of summer is aircondition....sad i know but true...

Really anything cold and wet but i'd have to put ice tea at the top of the list.

No plans for the fourth. Just gonna hunker down and hope they don't set off any more fires! Please be careful people!

Dawn said...

It's HARD to post every day!

1. favorite subject - english/reading; least favorite - science

2. I absolutely loved Danny Champion of the World and Harriet the Spy.

3. Summer means relaxed routines - fun!

4. lemonade

5. bbq and fireworks

Fun!

Gayle said...

Love, love, LOVE botany, hated algebra!

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Bull thorns, melty tar in the road, home made popsicles, apricots off the tree, lazy buzzing bumble bee, taking a nap in the shade

Peach iced tea, a margarita on the rocks

Lie low.

Thanks for this opportunity to walk down Memory Lane.

Carol E. said...

1. fave: English and band. Least: science
2. fave book: a biography of Jane Addams
3. summer: water, swimming, and too often - unbearable heat and not being near the water
4. 4th: stay home, take nap, sew, enjoy root beer floats

Carol E. said...

oops. I missed summer drink: iced tea

Diane said...

Thanks for dropping by. I so admire your fortitude and strength. I always have... Along with your photography!

(hugs)

Kerri said...

Ahh.... sometimes all it takes are pics - no words needed! LOVE that last shot of the birdie of course - and LOVE your instagram shots!!!
Now I'm late in answering the questions but I'll give it a shot:

1: favorite subject - Yikes - I really had no favorite - but my least fave was History - I had a terrible History teacher.

2. Favorite Book - Charlotte's Web - I still have the hard back my mother bought for me as a Christmas Gift. This was the book that started my LOVE of reading.

3. Summer - immediately my mind thinks of butterflies.

4. Summer Drink - Strawberry Daiquiri

5. Resting up from my 10 day vacation :) Thankful for AC - so many around us don't have it. Hoping to get to edit some of the zillions of pics I took while away - and getting caught up on Laundry :)

Have a Wonderful Day Kate!!

Lili said...

Those were some gorgeous blue hydrangeas up in that shot of your co-worker.

1. Do you remember your favorite subject in school? How about your least favorite? Art fav, math least fav

2. What was your favorite book as a child? don't remember the name but it was a story about a boy that lived in So. America and it described his first experience with tasting ice cream. It just struck me as interesting for some reason.

3. When you hear the word ‘summer’, what comes to mind? whirlwind of activity and gorgeous days that go way too fast

4. What is your favorite summer drink? (Alcoholic or non – doesn’t matter) ice cold sparkling water

5. If you’re living in the US, what are your plans for the 4th of July? a fun day spent with our friends