Wednesday, February 17, 2010

When was the last time someone gave you flowers?

We finally returned to school today and I think that everyone was relieved to be back on a regular schedule. And I do mean everyone. We had a little more snow today and my husband took these photos from the kitchen window.

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A female cardinal keeps her eye on the feeder.

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And another is watching.

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A male cardinal on the trunk of the dogwood tree.

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And this, his favorite, which he couldn’t wait to show me when I came home. I thought it was wonderful.

I love playing the question and answer game and finding out more about all of you and realized that I hadn’t posted it last Friday. Earlier this month, I read an answer to one of the questions that I just want to share with you. I hope I don’t embarrass the person who wrote it.

The question was: Where do you go when you need to spend make-me-feel-better money?

And what touched my heart was this answer:

Make-me-feel-better money -
So glad every other person here does this! I like to go to the chocolate shop and pick out the pieces and have them wrapped up beautifully and secret them onto my neighbor's back porch step. She has a crap life. I caught her crying when she saw the first box and it brought such joy to my heart. 6 years later I am still doing it about 3 times a year.

Reading this just made me so glad.

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And now, inquiring minds would like to know . . .

  1. When was the last time someone gave you flowers?
  2. What do you like in a cup of coffee or tea?
  3. What do you like on a baked potato?
  4. What is something you really need to accomplish this weekend?
  5. What are you most likely to be doing when you’re up in the late, late hours of the night?

See you in the comments, my friends . . .

PS ~ I really enjoy responding to your answers. Make sure your comment has an e-mail attached by following [these instructions]. If you’d like, that is.

All photos taken with a Nikon D80 and a Quantaray 70-300mm lens

75 comments:

Country Girl said...

1. When was the last time someone gave you flowers? When I was in the hospital last October.

2. What do you like in a cup of coffee or tea? Half & half with my coffee (no sugar) and honey and a little milk with my tea, please.

3. What do you like on a baked potato? A little buddah and some salt & peppah.

4. What is something you really need to accomplish this weekend? We have to go to the dump. Oh, be still my heart.

5. What are you most likely to be doing when you’re up in the late, late hours of the night? One of two things: Cruising blogs or watching an old movie on TV.

~ C.G.

Krista said...

Oh my goodness! I'm the first one?! Such pressure!
1. I can't remember the last time I received flowers. I typically buy them for myself. Every girl should have fresh flowers (quoting my Mom)

2. Definitely tea, with cream and sugar

3. butter, sour cream and bacon, perfection!

4. This weekend I would REALLY like to accomplish having a good time - IT'S MY BIRTHDAY WEEKEND!

5. Late, late hours of the night, searching fun new blogs of course!

PS: Love the fighting cardinal photo!!

Deb said...

1,. Well, I bought myself flowers today! Yes, 2 dozen red roses for $5. True! Read tomorrow's post! Other than that, my son bought me flowers last Mother's Day.
2. I like a little cream in my coffee and sugar in my tea...what are all these crazy questions ya askin' me?
3. Butter, salt and pepper...sometimes sour cream.
4. This weekend...finish my mother's birthday scrapbook.
5. Up late...cruise blogs and play endless games of Free Cell on my Palm.
Exciting life I lead, I know!

Jo said...

When was the last time someone gave you flowers? Yesterday

What do you like in a cup of coffee or tea? cream and honey

What do you like on a baked potato? butter

What is something you really need to accomplish this weekend? Take the Munchkins to see some of the many, many free Olympic cultural events.

What are you most likely to be doing when you’re up in the late, late hours of the night? Reading

just jill said...

OMG...that last photo is an award winner!

Here are my answers......

When was the last time someone gave you flowers? Unfortunately, I don't remember exactly when, but I do remember they were from my hubby!

What do you like in a cup of coffee or tea? Coffee...just sugar. Tea...milk and sugar.

What do you like on a baked potato?
real butter and a tad bit of salt!

What is something you really need to accomplish this weekend? some more painting on our condo renovation.

What are you most likely to be doing when you’re up in the late, late hours of the night? listening to my hubby snoring! ;-)

Karen said...

When was the last time someone gave you flowers? - Roses last Valentines Day, not this one though and that's OK. This Old House is costing us a fortune and I really don't need those roses right now :-)

What do you like in a cup of coffee or tea? Tea, either honey or nothing.. coffee, light no sugar.

What do you like on a baked potato? What DON'T I like on a baked potato would be easier... but I especially like broccoli and cheddar cheese - or sour cream, butter, salt & Pepper, chives and bacon.

What is something you really need to accomplish this weekend? Laundry and wash the floors

What are you most likely to be doing when you’re up in the late, late hours of the night? Reading blogs, ofcourse.

Karen said...

And please tell your husband... WOW on that last shot.

JC said...

Flowers ~ On Valentine's Day

Coffee ~ Vanilla Creamer
Tea ~ sugar

Potato ~ butter, pepper, salt & either sour cream which I don't normally have so I'll use ranch or blue cheese dressing. Add a touch of cheese on top. Kind of a salad sort of deal. No tomatoe though..

Weekend ~ Clean the garage .. who's kidding who ... I'll take any portion of it

Night ~ Waiting for my old dog to come inside. Ok, I'll check my email and maybe check blogs ...

Cloudia said...

The hibiscus bush gives us flowers every morning.

Cardinals also live in Kona and sit in the coffee bushes...

Aloha, Country Friend!


Comfort Spiral

Betty said...

1.I don't remember
2.I them both with nothing in them
3.A little butter and fresh made salsa
4.Clean my computer/sewing room
5.Watching TV or playing games on the computer.

♥♥♥ Love Hugs and Good Thoughts ♥♥♥

Donna S. said...

1. 6 red roses for Valentine's Day (from the grocery store-which I looove-hate paying florist prices).
2 sweet n low + 1/2 & 1/2 coffee (unless I splurge at Starbucks-Toffee Nut Latte with a little whipped cream). Tea-honey & sometimes a little milk.
3. Sour cream, butter, salt & pepper.
4. Watching grandkids this Saturday & have to get 7 year old to cheerleading camp at 9 a.m.
5. Could be several things, knitting, reading, sewing (quilting) or watching tv.

Julie Harward said...

I LOVE these pictures...just beautiful..your husband took them? Just awesome!
1. This Valentines day
2. I don't drink either but I love hot chocolate!
3.Same as you and I love the skins!
4. Clean my house
5.Blogs..love it!
Have a great week my friend!

Michelle said...

LOVE-LOVE-LOVE that first photo!

1. My husband brought home a beautiful bouquet for me on Friday; God gave me daphne odora on Valentine's Day and purple croci today.
2. Skim milk and something sweet in my decaf; nothing in my herb teas.
3. Cheese and broccoli and Bacos.
4. Roo one of my sheep; possible strip and re-bed the sheepfold.
5. Knitting, or reading blogs.

suzyQ said...

1. I got flowers on Valentine's day :)
2. I like a spoon of sugar and a little honey in my tea.
3. I loove sour cream, cheese, butter, and bacon. plenty of calories..
4. sleep!
5. I am either blogging (the popular answer!) or eating some yummy food in front of a chick flick.

Your husband is very talented!

valerie @ Intelligent Expressions said...

Fabulous Cardinal Pictures! just loved them.
The questions?? How fun! Thanks for asking!!

1. When was the last time someone gave you flowers? Saturday for Valentines Day. @ beautiful bouquets of pink tulips from my husband.

2. What do you like in a cup of coffee or tea?
I don't drink real coffee - just the general foods international coffee drink. I mix 1 tps of Suisse Mocha with 3 tsp of French Vanilla coffee. mmm mmm good!

3. What do you like on a baked potato? Butter, Salt Pepper and sour cream. We very rarely have these!

4. What is something you really need to accomplish this weekend? laundry it is always laundry on the weekends!

5. What are you most likely to be doing when you’re up in the late, late hours of the night? I am never up late. Always in bed no later than 930 - because I am up at 5 usually getting lessons ready for the day (I teach), working on photographs, or catching up on my blogging.

J.L.S. said...

When was the last time someone gave you flowers?
It was sometime right around Thanksgiving... they were the colors of fall and they made my heart smile.

What do you like in a cup of coffee or tea? Fat free half and half and sugar with my coffee and tea

What do you like on a baked potato? Everything! :) I'm fine with butter, salt, and better... but there are days a girl just has to indulge. I love going to McAlister's Deli from time to time and ordering a spud ole. It's perfection!

What is something you really need to accomplish this weekend? This is a very busy weekend. My husband and I never got to have a traditional wedding because he deployed just a couple of months after proposing and I was finishing up my senior year of undergrad. We were supposed to have the ceremony at the beginning of November, but the Ft. Hood shootings happened 2 days before and he was called back to TX. So, we are finally having our dream "wedding" and moving the rest of our things from SC to NY.

What are you most likely to be doing when you’re up in the late, late hours of the night? snuggling with my husband and puppy and watching Conan (at least we used to). It's also common for a book to keep me up until late at night.

Your husband captured some beautiful pictures this morning. I'm glad you are back to a routine and happy about it! :)

LizB said...

The tea question made me laugh - coffee makes me crazy so I do tea, but still have it with a little milk (as my Grandmother used to) and a squirt of whipped cream on the top. Now don't go telling anyone! :)

I just love visiting your "place" on the internet!

Mary Elizabeth said...

1. On my birthday last week...from my wonderful son.

2.Cream only in my coffee, milk and sugar in my tea.

3. Butter and lots of salt (so bad)

4. Fly home to Chicago (I'm in FL) and do plenty of faxing, e-mailing and voice-mailing before Monday! yuck.

Char said...

1. v-day 2009, i usually buy flowers so most people know not to pay expensive prices from the florist.
2. if it's flavored creamer - that's all, if it's just milk, then add a teaspoon of sugar too
3. usually butter + sour cream, but sometimes i add cheese and bacon bits
4. a good photo jaunt - i haven't taken one in a while
5. reading

Ellen said...

When was the last time someone gave you flowers? Day before yesterday.
What do you like in a cup of coffee or tea? in coffee-S&L and half and half (non fat) tea-honey.
What do you like on a baked potato? Everything you can find that contains a huge amount of fat. (bacon, butter, sour cream) Makes me think of the Beatles song that mentions a "butter pie"(Butter wouldn't melt so we put in a pie.....
What is something you really need to accomplish this weekend? Organizing my photos.
What are you most likely to be doing when you’re up in the late, late hours of the night?Sad to say...organizing my photos....smiles.

Low Tide High Style said...

The pictures your husband took are beautiful. I know I keep saying that, but they really are!

And that response to your last Q & A session is so great!

1. When was the last time someone gave you flowers?

A few weeks ago when I got tulips.

2. What do you like in a cup of coffee or tea?

Nothing.

3. What do you like on a baked potato?

Butter and lots of pepper!

4. What is something you really need to accomplish this weekend?

To get 2 stories done which are WAY overdue!

5. What are you most likely to be doing when you’re up in the late, late hours of the night?

Surfing the net and catching up on blogs, writing a new post, IM'ing with old friends who are getting up when I'm going to bed, or watching HGTV in bed.

Kat :)

Gayle @ Mountain Moma said...

Goodness, I wonder who would really care, but here goes!
1. My birthday in May. They were bought at a farmers market and just lovely. I do buy them every payday for myself. They make me happy!
2. Just tea, black and strong.
3. Everything! Chives, bacon bits, sour cream, butter. I usually only put butter, salt and a little sour cream. Gotta be good you know.
4.I train all weekend. I'll be busy, but hope to spend some relaxing time with hubby.
5.Blogs, what else is so wonderful?

Reddirt Woman said...

Last summer. My brother brought me some coneflowers for the garden.

I don't drink coffee and I like a spoon of sugar in my tea which I prefer over ice.

Baked potato... ahhh, butter and salt at home, the same with bacon bits (the real thing) and cheese if I'm out.

I really need to get my laundry caught up but if it is nice outside after the weather we've had I will be out with my pups.

Reading blogs or playing on the computer to chase away whatever the reason is that I can't sleep.

Helen

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

That gesture made by the person with the chocolates has overwhelmed me to the point that I can't even remember the questions. Just want to say, that is such a wonderful act of kindness, and very inspirational too.

I do remember the baked potato question, mostly because I view baked potatoes as one of my top ten reasons for living. The answer depends on the mood, but usually sour cream and salt. Occasionally salsa and fresh jalapeno peppers sliced thinly(summer only). A long time ago, chili and cheese and sour cream. Potatoes are a blank slate just begging to be adorned.

beth said...

1. I give them to myself... often :)
2. french vanilla creamer in my almond vanilla tea
3. sour cream, butter, salt and pepper
4. the whole house is screaming "clean me" and the closets are starting to play those silly games where they want to be organized....darn them !
5. watching craig ferguson and blog reading

Cheryl said...

1. A dozen red roses for Bday Jan 11
2. Since being on a diet I am not an unsweeten tea person
3. Butter, cheese and bacon bits
4. Wash rugs in the house, from last weeks snow storm
5. Blogging and playing pogo.com

In the Mood said...

Flowers - my sweet husband gave me tulips on Sunday.

Tea - with a squeeze of lemon and Splenda cuz I despise coffee.

Baked Potato - with salt, chives, sour cream and imported Irish butter.

Weekend Requirement - having an old friend over to listen to her discuss her divorce even though I outgrew her long ago.

Late at Night - I floss my teeth and stalk blogs.

Bonnilynne said...

*When was the last time someone gave you flowers?
My Hubby, on Valentine's day, with a balloon, two cards and cookies!♥

*What do you like in a cup of coffee or tea?
Cream & sweetener for my coffee or just plain tea.

*What do you like on a baked potato?
Broccoli and cheese!

*What is something you really need to accomplish this weekend?
I really need to go through my closet and getting rid of old clothes & shoes I never wear!

*What are you most likely to be doing when you’re up in the late, late hours of the night?
I'm not much of a late night person, so I'll be sleeping!

Wow - All the photos are fantastic (especially the last one)!

Anonymous said...

I am a guy spying in on you girls. Can't answer the questions but sure do love your pics and would like to ask what exposure factors you husband used to get those red birds. That is an awesome picture

bly guy said...

1. Christmas.
2. I like my tea with a squeeze of fresh lemon.
3. sour cream, butter, salt & pepper, butter/
4. Purge Purge Purge!!!
5. Watching a movie while cruising the WWW.

Such an exciting life I lead!

Carol E. said...

1. So long ago, I can't remember. Maybe when I had my hysterectomy about five years ago.
2. I don't drink coffee. Tea straight up.
3. Same as you: buddah & salt & peppah.
4. I am going to help sew backpacks for kids in foster care!
5. Working on quilts.

TSannie said...

ummm...excuse me....that bly guy that posted there - it's me, TSannie. Of course, I didn't look to see if it was actually me signed on or my irritating son. It was my irritating son. BUT, it was ME responding. Sorry!


;-) (wv is ~apessi~)

This makes me all apessi!

Tammy said...

1.When was the last time someone gave you flowers? Gosh, I had to think about this, when I turned 40, 9 years ago - the hubs has never been a flower giver. But he's so great at other things I really don't mind

2.What do you like in a cup of coffee or tea?
I like my coffee and tea straight, but if my coffee is a latte, make it skinny with sugar free vanilla bean syrup.

3.What do you like on a baked potato? Everything but the kitchen sink. Sometimes it's butter and cheddar cheese and sour cream. Sometimes it's sour cream and hot salsa and black beans, sometimes left over Chili is called for. I like to make my baker my meal.

4.What is something you really need to accomplish this weekend?
Baking my hubby a birthday cake, he turns 70 and we're going out with 6 people for dinner and returning to our house for dessert.

5.What are you most likely to be doing when you’re up in the late, late hours of the night?
It depends on why I'm up, I might be watching a movie, I might be sewing, or I might be on the internet researching something or doing emails if my brain won't shut down.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

That is an awesome cardinal pic!

Alli said...

When was the last time someone gave you flowers? I believe it was this past summer. My boyfriend planned a date trip to the Luray Caverns and brought along a bouquet for me.

What do you like in a cup of coffee or tea? I'm a tea drinker and I prefer plenty of sugar.

What do you like on a baked potato? lots and lots of butter with a decent amount of salt and pepper - nothing fancy.

What is something you really need to accomplish this weekend? There are so many things that could fall under this category as I am still in university.

What are you most likely to be doing when you’re up in the late, late hours of the night? Honestly, I'll probably be on the internet, doing homework, or reading. If I had my way of it I would be reading all the time!

I loved the photo of the two cardinals at the feeder. Absolutely wonderful!

Snappy Di said...

1. two days ago my hubby gave me roses for valentines day... gush

2. Coffeemate creamer. Vanilla Chai flavor when I can find it, or Cinnamon.

3. Pretty much anything, scallions, butter, sour cream, grated cheese, zesty italian dressing, chili... see, I told you, ANYTHING!

4. Vacuum my floors... Dusting just got crossed off the list today.

5. Blogging (like now), Facebooking or TV. Snacking also ranks high on the list.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

S. Etole said...

Someone that I don't even know sent two roses home with my DIL for me last fall

I'm a coke person ...

Butter ... lots of butter

Need to make a card for my son's birthday this week-end

Usually praying during the late night hours when sleep eludes me ...

Those cardinal pictures are awesome ...

bv said...

photo's = in awe
1- dec, 43 years wedded
2-coffee, clean early, late brandy.
tea, cream and honey .
3- everything in reach. love.
4- continue the winter clean up. tons of tree fall and WEEDS. oh right, i'm going to sleep late, drink my black coffee over the paper and be LAZY. then, i will do clean up..some.
5-i go to sleep fast. later i seem to love wakeing so i can worry everthing. have to get up and wander. funny how it is all SO big at night.
bv
vaskoshak@aol.com

Riet said...

In this country everybody gives flowers when visiting so we get flowers often but my husband gave me red roses on our 49th wedding day.
2,I like tea , just tea and a sweetener in my coffee.
3, I love sour cream
4.Go to the thriftstore.
5, I watch TV or read blogs,
Riet
LOve the pictures

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Hi Kate,
Love the birds flying around the feeder.

Now about your questions Love them.
Here I'll go.
1. Flower I got last saturday (Valentines, wich we in Holland never celebrate) from my husband as a surprise.

2. I'll have my coffee black with to lumps of sugar. Tea depents on what taste it is somedays no sugar at all is needed.
But most of the time I'll hot up milk and add instant coffee to it, gives you something like a cappuchino.

3. Ohhh this ones easy. Garlic mayonaise.

4. I need to go to town and get my youngest one new shoes (he grows tooo darn fast). And saturday we're taking my parents out for diner because they are always there in our lifes when we needed them the most. Just to say thanks.

5.Never ever am I late. I'm such an early bird that I need my sleep.
So yea early in the mornings and this can be from 6 am on, I'll also cruise blogs and work out all the pics I've been taken to organize.

Thanks for this it's been a ball to work on your questions Kate.
Stay well. Hugs Dagmar

Chocolate Cat said...

1. My Mum brought me flowers from her garden on my birthday in November
2. Strong black coffee with a decent size 'white' sugar!!
3.creamed corn, bacon & spring onion mixture and cheese
4.I need to get back into the book I am reading & clean out the pantry
5. Wandering the house letting the cats and dog in or out, putting a load of laundry on or lying in bed trying to sleep

Country Girl said...

I love reading these . . .

~ C.G.

Barb T. said...

I don't blame your husband for pride over the Cardinals at the feeder photo; it is so cooool! I live on a golf course in FL and don't play golf--ha!!! Anyway, I have some of the most superduper bird watching, with no feeder, in my yard. Because of the cold weather, I sit in the breakfast nook and work on my computer and watch the action. Yesterday, there were about 25 Robins hopping around, squawking away, a Bluejay--even if they are scoundrels, I love them--a big old Pileated Woodpecker, a downy or hairy Woodpecker, and a group of Bluebirds! I love them all, but I never have my camera! Oh well, one of these days.

1. My sweet 18 year old nephew sent me flowers on my b'day last October.
2. Half and Half in my coffee; in my tea--anything!
3 I love potatoes just about any way you can think of, but probably the 'purist' way best--real butter and salt n pepper.
4. Quality time with my sisters and Mom!!
5 I am a very, very rare late nighter, but if I am up late, I'd probably be reading, knitting or obsessing--not a good thing at all!

Ann Marie said...

1. When was the last time someone gave you flowers? I really don't remember... how sad is that. I do remember on Valentine's day 16 years ago my daddy brought me a single pink rose in a vase that was probably the most special flower of my life. Watermen don't do flowers or chocolate or love notes..

2. What do you like in a cup of coffee or tea? More creamer than coffee...

3. What do you like on a baked potato? Sour Cream and Pepper

4. What is something you really need to accomplish this weekend? I really need to accomplish taking my daughter and her friends 5 of them now I think to dinner and movies for her birthday.. she will be 16 on the 22nd. I know that doesn't sound like something that will need accomplishing but for me right now.. that is exactly what it takes.

5. What are you most likely to be doing when you’re up in the late, late hours of the night? Facebook or staring at the ceiling... those have become regulars for me as of late.

Treasia Stepp said...

I love those photos. Your husband is getting very very good at it.

1. When was the last time someone gave you flowers? Valentine's day
2. What do you like in a cup of coffee or tea? Cup of Coffee has got to have two spoons sugar and a dollop of Bailey's Irish Creme.
3. What do you like on a baked potato? Butter, sour cream, bacon bits, and cheese of course
4. What is something you really need to accomplish this weekend?cleaning the whole house. I know that sounds like a pat answer but I've been sick now for so many weeks the house looks awful.
5. What are you most likely to be doing when you’re up in the late, late hours of the night? blog surfing, naturally.

Flea said...

When was the last time someone gave you flowers?
December - my husband sent me a bouquet when my grandmother died.

What do you like in a cup of coffee or tea?
Cream (any type) and real sugar in coffee. No tea, thank you.

What do you like on a baked potato?
Cottage cheese and salsa. Yum!

What is something you really need to accomplish this weekend?
I'll be going to a play and watching a friends kid. But I really need to burn some more baby animals.

What are you most likely to be doing when you’re up in the late, late hours of the night?
If I'm in bed, I'm reading. Living room, I'm blogging.

wildbanshee said...

1.What was the last time someone gave you flowers? Last spring, with the gift card my co-workers gave as a birthday gift.
2.What do you like in a cup of coffee or tea? Flavored (Hazelnut) creamer, Splenda in coffee. Splenda in tea.
3.What do you like on baked potatoes? Butter, Cheese, Chili.
4. What is something you really need to accomplish this weekend? Clean up the backyard, the dogs have gotten into the trash and created their own buffet.
5.What are you most likely to be doing when you're up in the late, late hours of the night? Watching television, a movie probably.

Mary said...

1. Saturday -- an early Valentine's Day gift.
2. Sugar in my tea; don't drink coffee.
3. Butter, S&P
4. Clean house. Gah.
5. Reading or blog hopping. :)

Wonderful pics your husband took! Love the cardinals fighting!

BUSH BABE said...

1. Ummm... flowers? My mother I think. For no real reason.

2. Coffee just a dash of full cream milk, in tea nothing.

3. Sour cream, bacon bits and finely chopped shallots.

4. Getting to Pony Club (after 3 false starts and now flooding rain!)

5. Blogging.

PS Your husband is justifiably proud - those are AMAZING!!!

Sharon said...

When was the last time someone gave you flowers?

About 4 years ago after I had knee surgery. However, I do buy myself (grocery store) flowers when I see some I like and want to take macros.

What do you like in a cup of coffee or tea?

Sugar! And now milk. I prefer steamed milk but that only happens if I got to Starbuck's for an Awake Tea Latté.

What do you like on a baked potato?

Love potatoes! I try not to eat them at I need to lose weight. Butter, salt & pepper is a standard. Love to spread bar cheese on the skin. But really love chili and cheese. (Now you see why I avoid them.)

What is something you really need to accomplish this weekend?

So much needs to be done. But all was on hold for son's special olympics basketball tournament. Maybe I will put away the Christmas tree next week.

What are you most likely to be doing when you’re up in the late, late hours of the night?

Twittering. (blush)

Anonymous said...

1. Valentine's Day

2. 1 tsp sugar in hot tea, nothing in ice tea, don't drink coffee

3. Butter, sour cream and grated cheese, yum

4. Continue "weeding" old papers and dispose of them (and I don't mean newspapers)

5. Also cruising blogs or exploring recipes on Tasty Kitchen!

GillLink

Linda said...

1. ELPH gives me folowers on Non-Holiday's (Never on Valentines), so it's always a surprize because I'm not expecting them.

2. Nothing ever in my tea. Half & half in my coffee unless it's a really good cup then I take it black.

3.Real butter & sour cream.

4. I really need to organize my yarn stash. I've been knitting & crocheting several projects and it seems to be everywhere!

5. Crocheting, watching TV AND surfing the Net.

Linda said...

Oh! And that last photo? AWESOME! Nice job Hubby, I'd be excited too!

ro said...

Dear Kate,
First things first: I just adore the photo of the 2 cardinals and the first thing I thought of when I saw the photo was that song from "The Music Man" when the women are all clucking(?). I can't remember the name of the song. DARN!!!

1. I received flowers for my birthday in December from one of my friends.

2. Coffee Black and Tea with lemon and a little sugar.

3. Baked potato with salsa or sometimes a little, oh please, alot of butter.

4. Finish putting in the slide out baskets in the cabinets. Container Store had a sale!!!!

5. Reading blogs, watching West Wing in reruns, playing games on the net.

Fun questions!!!! hugs and kisses.

The Weaver of Grass said...

1. Hazel catkins from the hedge on Valentine's Day - does that count?
2. Nothing at all in my tea or coffee - just as it comes from the pot.
3. Lots of butter and cheese in my baked potato please.
4. I really must get the next page in the book I am making done this coming weekend.
5. If I am up in the small hours it is to exercise my back which is keeping me awake.

Andi said...

I am getting so addicted to your blog! Your pictures are beautiful and full of all my favorite things, well except maybe all that snow. We have plenty here too. So glad I found it and now I shall stop stalking and start participating!
1. When was the last time someone gave you flowers? My hubby for Valentine's day. :)
2. What do you like in a cup of coffee or tea? Coffee a bit of flavored creamer...but I prefer expresso drinks...tea, straight up...preferable loose leaf...
3. What do you like on a baked potato? The works baby!
4. What is something you really need to accomplish this weekend? Gosh where shall I start? But number one is some girlfriend time Saturday morning...the rest of the weekend will fall inplace.
5. What are you most likely to be doing when you’re up in the late, late hours of the night? Blog surfing or watching The Food Network trying to fall back to sleep!

Staci said...

1. When was the last time someone gave you flowers? It was a couple of years ago, on my birthday.

2. What do you like in a cup of coffee or tea? I like skim milk in my coffee (heat the milk first) and just a bit of Splenda in the tea.

3. What do you like on a baked potato? SALSA!! and a bit of butter.

4. What is something you really need to accomplish this weekend?
I need to start cleaning in the garage....oh joy.

5. What are you most likely to be doing when you're up in the late, late hours of the night? Reading. Always reading.

Rachel Lynn said...

1. When was the last time someone gave you flowers? I got a few roses in December when Matt asked me to marry him.

2. What do you like in a cup of coffee or tea? I love tea with nothing in it, but sometimes, I add a little milk and sugar.

3. What do you like on a baked potato? I like sour cream, cheese and lots of pepper.

4. What is something you really need to accomplish this weekend? I need to get myself some new pants for work, and I could use some jeans that aren't holey.

5. What are you most likely to be doing when you’re up in the late, late hours of the night? I'd probably be reading or taking a bath, or both.

The Japanese Redneck said...

A couple of months ago after my uncle died.

in coffee - Fat Free Creamer and Sweet and Low .... in tea - Sweet and Low

The works - cheese, sour cream, butter, bacon bits (real), green onion, salt and pepper

Work on my sewing projects - horse show jackets

Going to the Bathroom or getting a drink of milk or eating a handful of walnuts

Daryl said...

1. I got two lovely small arrangements in little glass boxes ..one from Judi@Glovzoff and one from #1 boss's wife for my birthday
2. Coffee .. no milk, no sugar, no artifical sweeteners... just coffee
3. Depends, NO NOT the diaper, sometimes I just a lot a big lot of Brummel & Brown.. sometimes I like real butter and real sour cream and lots of pepper .. sometimes I like it plain
4. I must go couch shopping so friends sleeping over dont have to sleep on the grotty couch with the lumpy cushions and cat hair
5. I am not up, I am sleeping... in the last many many years so long ago I cant recall I have not ever NOT able to fall asleep and stay asleep...

Daryl said...

Oh yeah .. tell A he trumped my cardinal shots and I was using your lens!!!!!!!!!!

Carolynn said...

That's such a loving thing for that person to do for another human being in need. I've sent 'care packages' to friends who are going through a rough patch and it always gives me so much joy to feel like I've brightened their day in some small way. Love those warm fuzzies...

1. I don't remember the last time someone gave me flowers. Hmmm...that's kind of sad. I don't typically wait for that though, I buy my own when I feel the need. Today may be a good day for that, actually.

2. I drink both my coffee & tea black. Unless, it's a mocha and then I like the chocolate & whipped cream on top.

3. I rarely eat baked potatoes, but when I do, I like sour cream & grated cheddar cheese.

4. Ugh...I REALLY need to clean my fish tank. And, vacuum, and downsize. Probably won't get to the downsizing though.

5. I'm rarely up in the late hours of the night. I sleep very well. Love my sleep time.

Blessings,
Carolynn

Lil said...

When was the last time someone gave you flowers?

About a month ago when my 3-year niece went and picked a flower off one of the hedges in our backyard and gave it to me. :-)

What do you like in a cup of coffee or tea?

Um, diet coke? Unfortunately, I don't like coffee or tea. (I say unfortunately because they both have more caffeine. I've tried liking them both, I really have. Just can't do it.)

What do you like on a baked potato?

Butter, sour cream, salt & pepper.

What is something you really need to accomplish this weekend?

Laundry! And cleaning the bathroom (ugh!).

What are you most likely to be doing when you’re up in the late, late hours of the night?

Reading, watching tv or wasting time online.

Dragonfly said...

1. When was the last time someone gave you flowers?
July 18, 2002. It was the day before my husband passed away. He bought flowers for me almost every week of the 13 years that we were married. I still have the flowers from that last day...I had them dried and sealed so that I would always have flowers from him...I miss him so.

2. What do you like in a cup of coffee or tea? I like both my coffee and tea straight up. No sugar, no cream.

3.What do you like on a baked potato? Butter, chives, salt and pepper.

4. What is something you really need to accomplish this weekend? Nuttin'. I don't really need to do much of anything...

5. What are you most likely to be doing when you’re up in the late, late hours of the night? Knitting, reading a good book, watching a movie, or blaring music and dancing through the house.

Anonymous said...

Back again! Just a comment about what one is likely to be doing when up in the late, late hours of the night. Before I learned there are many interesting blogs I never turned on my laptop at night. If nothing better was on TV I would watch QVC or HSN. Never bought much but I did make some good buys at about 2 am! ;)

GillLink

maillady said...

1. well, thats funny, until sunday from my hubbey it was a while. my husband doesnt' (hasn't) given me flowers in ages. usually i get them on my daughters birthday from her. she says she is thanking me for life. nice huh!

2. not a big tea or coffee drinker. tea just milk. couldn't get the sugar right so decided to use none. when i do have coffee it's 1 sugar and milk.

3. not a big fan of butter so, it must have sour cream. of yeah and salt and pepper for sure.

4. try and finish up my daughters favors for her wedding shower.doing a little each weekend.

5. try not to be up late at night. start work very early , however there is a time or two when i do wake and can't seam to go back to sleep so it's either reading or the tv .

please tell your hubby those pictures are great. what a good eye.

alphabet soup said...

The bird photos are fabulous!! More!! More!!

and right at the end of a long, long list of comment responses....


1.When was the last time someone gave you flowers?
Last year. A neighbour had been given some flowers she didn't like and was going to throw them out. She gave them to me.

What do you like in a cup of coffee or tea?
Milk and sugar in coffee - milk in tea.

What do you like on a baked potato?

At home: sour cream blended with tuna
At the best baked potato cafe in town: chilli beans

What is something you really need to accomplish this weekend?
Return from a country wedding on Friday and weed the vegetable garden
What are you most likely to be doing when you’re up in the late, late hours of the night?
Reading and drinking a cup of chamomile tea.

Ms Soup

Hilary said...

Beautiful Cardinal photos.. just gorgeous. I love the secret chocolate neighbour idea.. so sweet.

And I always love your questions.

1) Valentine's Day.. about 3 years ago. I bought some for myself last month and a few of them still live almost 4 weeks later.

2) Skim milk in both as well as a bit of honey in my tea.

3) Butter, sour cream and chives.

4) Clean up and shopping.

5) Blog surfing, reading or catching something recorded.

Rileigh's Lolli said...

A day late in answering these questions, but hopefully not for naught!

1...My husband bought me flowers for our 25th wedding anniversay which was December 1.

2...Black with 1 packet of Splenda in my coffee. Same holds true for my hot tea!

3...Buddah, buddah, and then some more with cheese, sour cream, a little bit of bacon, a little bit of chives, and salt and pepper.

4...By this weekend, I really, really need to get my papers organize to do my taxes.

5...Killing time on the computer or tossing and turning in the bed.

I hope someone reads this!

Shana said...

Sorry I just got time to do this. I had fun last week doing it so I wanted to join in again.

1. When was the last time someone gave you flowers? I have received flowers from my hubby 1 time in almost 16 years. Last Mother's Day.
2. What do you like in a cup of coffee or tea? I only like frou frou iced coffees with lots of stuff in them and I am from Ga where we don't drink hot tea we drink Iced sweet tea...YUM! Well i am sure some drink hot tea just not me...lol.
3. What do you like on a baked potato? Ahh good stuff. I love butter, sour cream, salt pepper, cheese, bacon and fresh chives.
4. What is something you really need to accomplish this weekend? Cleaning Blaze's room and getting rid of a ton of toys!
5. What are you most likely to be doing when you’re up in the late, late hours of the night? Blogging, reading other blogs, crocheting, reading books, or sewing.

Rose said...

All the bird photos are awesome. I admire those lenses you are having. They are so vivid and charming.

Amy said...

1. I can't remember the last time. My husband (then, he was my fiance) bought me roses for Valentine's Day 2008. I've been thinking of getting flowers at the store just to take some photos of them and to brighten up the house!

2. I'm a coffee addict! I love flavored creamers. Bailey's now has creamers and I'm in love with the Irish Cream.

3. Butter, Salt, and Pepper.

4. Relay for Life! We are walking all night at Mount St. Mary's (where I work).

5. I'm an 80 year old trapped in a 32 year old body. I usually can't stay awake past 10:30..11 is stretching it. :)

Egghead said...

Oh I am late but here goes.

1. Flowers from the farmer the Friday before Valentines.
2. I don't drink coffee but I love love love whole cream in my tea.
3. Oh different things, butter, sour cream, chives, bacon bits...the possibilities are endless.
4. Pruning some bushes. They are taking over the house.
5. reading a book or reading blogs

Egghead said...

P.S. Kate. I am so happy your husband takes photos as well. For me it is like looking through that persons eyes and seeing everything wonderful and new.

Donalyn said...

I'm late, but I like to play along :)

When was the last time someone gave you flowers?
-Last Wednesday. Larry got me my Valentine's day fowers early, because he was afraid he would forget. [why is he so afraid? has something BAD happened to him when he forgot Valentine's flowers before? hmmmmmmmm]

What do you like in a cup of coffee or tea?
-In coffee, half & half. In tea, it depends on the kind - honey in some, nothing in others and honey and half & half in Chai.


What do you like on a baked potato?
-This one restaurant where I worked used made a twice baked potato that had boursin, marinated mushrooms, cheese & bacon. Yum.

What is something you really need to accomplish this weekend?
-Since I'm not working at a "real" job right now, weekends aren't as frantic as sometimes - I will probably do some cooking and pit-chure taking though.

What are you most likely to be doing when you’re up in the late, late hours of the night?
-Reading, always. I have to read before trying to go to sleep. latest book I was wishing would never end, because it was so good: "The Outlander" by Gil Adamson. Amazing! [not to be confused with the series by Diana Gabaldon, which I also like, but not like I loved this one]