Monday, October 19, 2009

I spy something blue

Today I managed to walk the entire perimeter of the property on which we live. It took two separate walks and I was exhausted after each, but exhilarated at the same time.

To think I used to run up the stairs, quickly change into pajamas, wash my face and brush my teeth and be back before the commercials were over, well it just astounds me at this point. But I can feel it coming. I hope to be back to my work before the week is out.

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This afternoon, while walking with me, my husband told me to look to my right because there would be a nice surprise. Just seeing a bit of blue sky made me stop and smile!

DSC_0254 copy 2I’ve been bundling up because of the chill and the damp and my husband snapped pictures of me while I wasn’t looking. I’m putting one of them here for two reasons. One, because my jacket is blue and the other because this is who I am. I don’t post many photos of myself because I’m not into it and of course, I always think I look bad. But in this, I’m almost smiling and I have some color to my cheeks. So those of you who know me in real life, you can see that I’m still here. I miss you at work. I miss visiting and laughing with you. Happy Birthday, Margie!!

To all my readers in the blogosphere, I want to tell you that when I began this blog, I imagined a place where people could come as they sipped their morning coffee or tea, or after a long day, and just feel at peace. And according to so many of your wonderful comments, I realize that I have done what I intended to do. And that’s wonderful to know!

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And now I have a burning desire to find out the answers to some questions.

  1. What was the last thing you baked?
  2. What was the last thing you tried on for size?
  3. What was the last thing you purchased on credit?
  4. What was the last thing you purchased with cash?
  5. What was the last thing you took a photo of?

See you in the comments, my friends . . .

PS ~ Giveaway alert. Some time this week!


Country Girl said...
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Country Girl said...

Ugh. I already messed up. Here goes again:

What was the last thing you baked?
This is difficult, because we don't use the oven in the summer. It would have to be an apple crumb pie I made last spring.

What was the last thing you tried on for size?
A pair of pants that did not fit. Actually, it was six pairs of pants and it wasn't a good fitting day at all!

What was the last thing you purchased on credit?
A beautiful little rug from a blogging pal, Hilary, at Crazy as a Loom.

What was the last thing you purchased with cash?
I rarely use cash, so it was probably a toll.

What was the last thing you took a photo of?
That's easy because it was today. And it was George. The Weekly Dose of George (and it's on my other blog).

Pam said...

Last thing baked - sweet potatoes
Last thing tried on - new black pants. Last purchased on credit, new breaks for the car, yuk. Last purchased with cash, probably food. Last photo was of my black labs...

Hilary said...

Ah, you are beginning to feel better. Can hear it in your voice.

last thing I baked was a pineapple coconut cake.
last thing I tried on was jeans, and either they shrunk or I am eating too many french fries.
Last thing I purchased on credit...I put some clothes at the J.Jill outlet on my card.
I love the J. Jill outlet.
Last thing I purchased with cash was lunch......delicious subs at the general store just down the road from the studio.
Last photo was of small blue jean totes I just finished.

Mary said...

1. focaccia, a couple of weeks ago.
2. an oxford shirt
3. some sweatpants for my daughter in the bookstore at Fordham
4. a newspaper this morning
5. some flowers that my friend gave me

So glad to hear that you are healing, Kate. And so nice to see your pretty face! :)

Deb said...

Glad you're feeling better. It stinks to be sick, recuperating and all that stuff.
The last thing I baked: dog cookies for my fur kids (I'm baking then right now.)
Last thing I tried on: shoes (clogs actually, and they actually had my size that day)
Last purchased on credit: new flannel pj's (on line)
Last purchased with cash: a gift for my first Grandchild (due in January)
Last photo: my fur kids, Zoe & Charlie. Like you and George, I love to take pics of them!!

Anonymous said...

1. A Texas sheet cake for my husbands poker game. I'm always baking something (hence my waistline!)

2. On Friday, I actually tried on and purchased two pairs of shoes. A very rare thing for me to do, but very necessary.

3. Maybe a shirt or something at Nordstrom Rack (that is the only credit card I have and RARELY use)

4. I typically only use a debit card, but recently had real, hard cold cash, so I bought some popcorn at the movies, for my boys.

5. I took photos of my dog this morning. A lovely, fellow blogger sent me some handkerchiefs for my dogs birthday, so I put them on my Chloe so she could model them. Took photos to send in the thank you note!

Glad to see you're "out and about" and feeling better!

Lori said...

Glad to hear your on the road to recovery.

What fun questions...
1.What was the last thing you baked?
Meatloaf Friday night

2.What was the last thing you tried on for size?
Shoes - i love I have a hard to fit foot, so I can order & try on as many pairs as I want with free shipping and free return shipping - gotta love that!

3.What was the last thing you purchased on credit?
my gas tank on Friday

4.What was the last thing you purchased with cash?
A hot tea at our church coffee cafe

5.What was the last thing you took a photo of? Sheep on a drive through the country this afternoon. I got out of the car to take a picture of them and they must have thought it was feeding time as they all came running to the fence.

Sugar Creek Beads said...

How wonderful to see that beautiful blue sky again and of course your lovely smile. Don't we all hate to have our picture taken, I am just like you when it comes to camera pointed at me.
Well, here goes:
1. An apple tart this weekend.
2. Tried on some winter clothing today to see how it faired from last year.
3. Some jewelry supplies this weekend.
4. Bought a cup of coffee on Friday morning.
5. Took a few pictures of new jewelry for posting on line.
That was fun, sounds like you are feeling better. Jeanne

bv said...

why do we judge our looks? you are beautiful.
1.baked...dutch baby pancake, yum
2.tried on for size? watercolors, oh dear. need lots of work.
3. credit...hotel room and it was not for anything fun!
4. cash...does atm count? cold hard to a helper that worked with us cleaning up after a BIG storm
5. scary, BIG storm

Mike@TheGang said...

Hey CG! It's been forever since I've stopped by, but with winter starting to hit I'm getting back to my online life.

I figured I'd answer your questions since I'm very proud of my answers! (If I do say so myself.)

Last thing baked - Cookies on Tuesday
Last thing tried on - I don't try much on (Do guys do that?)
purchased on credit - A car 7 years ago. (Paid off and debt free)
Last purchased with cash - Everything!
Last photo - My pets of course! (What else is there to photograph?)

tj said...

...Oh girl, I'm so glad to hear a smile in your voice again. I wanted so badly to say something to make this all go away when you emailed me last but I too have been ill this past week and I'm sorry that I wasn't there to help cheer you. You were and always will be in my thoughts and prayers I hope you know... :o)

...I was so saddened the other day when I read that you had thoughts of quitting the blog - please don't. You have created a wonderful place for us to come visit, to escape, laugh, pray, hope and sometimes cry. It's beautiful here...much like yourself there Miss Kate... ;o)

...Okay, so let's get on with the show here folks...*giggle*:

1) What was the last thing you baked?
Banana Crunch Muffins (found the recipe on Tasty Kitchen)

2) What was the last thing you tried on for size?

3) What was the last thing you purchased on credit?
A mohair teddy bear pattern and kit

4) What was the last thing you purchased with cash?

5) What was the last thing you took a photo of?
A miniature dachshund that we're trying to find a home for

...Here's sending you hugs and well wishes and blessings too my friend... :o)

Jill of All Trades said...

I do enjoy coming here to rest and relax. Thank you...

1. The last thing I baked was this weekend. I baked 2 blackberry cobblers and one apple.
2. The last thing I tried on for size was a shirt in my closet that I keep hoping will fit. Getting closer.
3. Well, I purchase a lot on credit. Hmmm, probably groceries on Friday.
4. Cash...ummm...more groceries that I forgot the last time at the store.
5. The last photo I took was of course little Clayton.

J'Ollie Primitives said...

Good to "see" you out and about.

What was the last thing you baked?
coffee cake this morning...Sunday ritual

What was the last thing you tried on for size?
a pair of 10-year old size (AHEM)jeans that have been sitting in my dresser for TEN YEARS. Never worn. I was gonna lose weight so I could wear them ~ and they fit!!!!!

What was the last thing you purchased on credit?
Pet medicine. ugh

What was the last thing you purchased with cash?
gas... double ugh.

What was the last thing you took a photo of?
Our new kitten Pikachu.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Margie!!
And the best about said is "I always think I look bad" And I say you are shy And good.
Re.: questions:
1. What was the last thing you baked?
We don't use oven.

2. What was the last thing you tried on for size?
Shirt And it was too tight to wear And I feel hot within. I love shirts that are not body-fit.

3. What was the last thing you purchased on credit?
I dont have credit.

4. What was the last thing you purchased with cash?
Mobile pre-paid card.

5. What was the last thing you took a photo of?
Diwali festival celebrations - Crackers.

GailO said...

You look beautiful Kate!

1. Grapenut pudding...I haven't had that in years and it tasted real yummy...

2. Pants and tops at J Jill...I only bought a pair of linen pants and a summer top that were on sale...

3. Gas...I buy all my gas with the credit card..

4. Flowers at the grocery store...

5. Snow! Snow coming down as Mr O and I left the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston today!...and no I was not dressed for it!

Donalyn said...

Glad you are starting to feel better - nice to see you tonight :)

1. I bake a couple loaves of a buttermilk yeast bread I am perfecting. It's not there yet, but the testing part ain't half bad.

2. I can't remember, but I bet it didn't fit >:(

3, a new DVD player to replace the one that just died. I put a lot of stuff on that card though - and pay it off nearly every month. It's an Amazon reward card - yay for reward cards!

4. Rarely use cash either, but we went to the big Farmer's Market nearby on Saturday. Before we left, I asked Larry if he had any cash on him, cause I never do. At the third stall he just held his wallet open and told me to take what I wanted. So, I took it all. :) The last thing I bought that day, with cash not my own, was some amazing andouille and chorizo sausage from a local Charcuterie, who raises their pigs free range and hand crafts their unbelievable products. Then I went to the ATM machine.

5. It was while I was making dinner - I looked out the window and the light on this one tree was not something I could possibly pass up. I did remember to turn off the burners. This time ;)

Don't you love how my answers to these little get to know you gatherings are always longer than your original post?

Sarah Anne said...

1. Cookie bars for my Sadie's date. I didn't ask him out creatively (it's a must in Utah), so I decided to make them to say "Thank You For Saying YES!!!" instead. :D They kind of failed (not my fault, mom took them out too early) so I'll be doing it again tomorrow.

2. A dress for Preference, that is a PERFECT fit everywhere but in length. Thank goodness one of my other "moms" and best friends is a seamstress. Sleepover time!

3. I've never purchased on credit.

4. Cash? Oh, geez. I think tickets to the other Sadie Hawkins dance I went to in September. That was a blast.

5. My best friend! I took him to the Sadie's that was mentioned in number 4 above. Lol. I go to a lot of dances lately.

SO glad you're back! Feel better! <3 and (((HUGS)))

Annie said...

baking..probably a roast dinner somewhere sometime
tried on..a t shirt and bought it on saturday...time I looked a bit tidier..
nothing, sorry..I don't have a credit card
purchased a TICKET TO NEW YORK today...on bpay...that comes straight out of my account...woohoo..I am so excited to be coming back ...and to be seeing my little family again...(well actually my daughter will reimburse me for it, aren't I lucky)?!
Last thing I took a photo of..probably the sunset over the mountains out the kitchen window...hang on I'll have a look...yes, it was a sunset...not quite over the mountains though...from down the street two doors down!

sorry to bore you with minor details..

Keep well careful...don't rush back to work...!!

Caroline said...

1. What was the last thing you baked? Chocolate chip daughter actually made them...I just put them in the oven :)

2. What was the last thing you tried on for size? A little black dress.

3. What was the last thing you purchased on credit? A proof of my new photo book (woo! hoo!).

4. What was the last thing you purchased with cash? Fruits and veggies at the Farmers Market.

5. What was the last thing you took a photo of? A bunch of kids at our school's pancake breakfast this morning (I am the photo manager for our school's yearbook).

Caroline said...

Oh gosh...I just wanted to say that I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better...hope you are up to your old self soon :)

Hilary said...

Glad to hear that you're on the mend, Kate.

1) I don't bake because if I did bake, I'd eat it.
2) Clothes for an upcoming wedding.
3) Clothes for an upcoming wedding. They fit!
4) A couple of coffees to go.
5) Some autumn colours around the lake.

Keep feeling better!

Heather said...

Baked: Oh, the birthday cake for Sammy last Monday (which reminds me that I should post that)

For Size: Oh, phewy - Kate, why'd ya have to go and ask me that?!

On Credit: Just this week, we bought my son his first paint ball gun on credit b/c it's safer sometimes that way.

With Cash: Not much, I rarely have any...let's see...probably would have been that snack at the store with Lucien the other day.

Photo Of: Oh, another post to do. I came downstairs after waking yesterday morning to find my boys, my hubby and the doggy girl all lined up on the couch, looking out the window. I'll post this one asap to share what they were SOooooo interested in :)

Fun, Kate...I like doing this with you :)

Oh, and I always enjoy your blog. It's forever a place to retreat to, whether it be morning or afternoon, or late in the day.

Kerri Farley said...

Oh I think your hubby's pic of you is lovely! I LOVE candid shots!

#1 - last baked - blueberry muffins
They were YUMMY!

#2 - last tried on for size - I NEVER shop and haven't purchased any clothes in over a year - so this is a hard one...maybe a pair of hiking boots last November - which I did buy but only started wearing them in September.

#3. - last purchased on credit - gas yesterday - I always buy gas on credit because I HATE to have to go inside the station.

#4. - Last purchased with cash - Pie at a little restaurant in Alderson WV (Where Martha Stewart was in prison for a short while)

#5 - Last photo taken - it was a bird of course!

Hope you feel better and better each day!!

A New England Life said...

First of all, you haven't baked since last Spring? Really? Wow! LOL!

Kate, I'm so glad you are feeling better. I hate to hear of anyone in such pain and seeing my mom lately makes me only imagine what you must have been going through. Glad you are on the other side of it. Hopefully my mom will be too : (

* I made cupcakes last night! The girls needed breakfast this morning. LOL!

* A bra. I tried on a bra. Wonder of all wonders, it fit.

* Credit. Oh how I HATE creditcards. Usually the only things we charge are the vet visits (cha-ching!) or having a car worked on so that would be my guess, but it's been a while (thank goodness).

* Cash ... hmmm. I think it was at Walmart, but I can't remember. I'm all about Debit cards.

* I photographed a bird at the peanut feeder with hail coming down around it, yesterday afternoon.

Rest up dear friend : )

Anke said...

The last thing I baked was a chocolate cake with my kids for hubby's 42nd birthday. The last thing I tried on for size was a bathrobe to see if it would fit my daughter - she's as tall as I am. Purchased on credit? Mmh, I think that would have to be two books I ordered from amazon.
Just this week I bought a blanket and some bibs for my friends baby shower with cash. And last but not least, pictures... I took pictures of my family decorating the house for Halloween.

Jo Whitehurst said...

Last thing baked-biscuits.
Last thing tried on-2 pants/2 tops.
Last thing on credit-donation.
Last thing with cash-lunch on Friday.
Last photo-ladies at scrapbooking (my mom, my sis, my niece, and our friend that is pregnant with her first child).

Keep walking and getting stronger each day!

Anonymous said...

What was the last thing you baked?
Pumpkin cupcakes

What was the last thing you tried on for size? Jeans

What was the last thing you purchased on credit? a dog bed

What was the last thing you purchased with cash? Organic Green Tea- Mojito flavor - delicious!

What was the last thing you took a photo of? Snow falling on mums

Ellen said...

So glad you are up and about. And even though we haven't met - yet - it's a great picture of you.

What was the last thing you baked?
Chocolate chip cookie dough brownies from Bakerella's blog.

What was the last thing you tried on for size?
A polar fleece jacket at the clearance sale on our cruise - the benefit of vacationing at the end of the season!

What was the last thing you purchased on credit?
Groceries - double points on AMEX!

What was the last thing you purchased with cash?
A silicone coated whisk yesterday for use in my non-stick pots.

What was the last thing you took a photo of?
Something in Alaska, but I can't remember of what!

Tess Kincaid said...

An apple pie.
A vintage fedora.
I don't buy on credit.
Two brown vintage bottles.
The first frost on the lawn.

I love your peaceful place.

Debbie said...

We have sunshine and blue skies in Southeast Virginia this morning after too many days of gray skies like you is wonderful! :)

What was the last thing you baked? I baked Vanilla Fudge Cranberry Oat Cups yesterday.

What was the last thing you tried on for size? A pair of jeans.

What was the last thing you purchased on credit? I haven't used credit cards in about 2 years.

What was the last thing you purchased with cash? Gas this morning.

What was the last thing you took a photo of? The blue skies and fall colors outside my house this morning.

Daryl said...

YEA! I am telling you every step you take (at a moderate pace) is a good healing thing ..

1. Well I havent baked in so long I cant remember but I toasted sourdough bread last nite
2. Umm... funny you should include this. I measured my hips to decide what size jeans I needed while looking at them online. In the end, no pun intended, they didnt have the size I needed.
3. Purchased on credit. Do you mean used a credit toward something or bought something with a credit card? I used a credit toward a jacket that I then paid for with a credit card.
4. Ahh,, I paid cash forlunch on Saturday
5. My friends Judy and Phil,I took a photo of them on Saturday at lunch.

It is SOOOO good to have you back even if you are not 100% just yet ...

Golden West said...

It's amazing the rejuvenating power of fresh air - so glad you're able to get out and about now. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery!

Baked - peach crisp

Tried on - a favorite dress that had gotten too tight in the hips, so I cut it off and made a top. (4 other dresses have recently met a similar fate)

Charged - 15 spools of velvet ric rac

Bought with cash - raspberries, bananas and watermelon at the fruit stand

Last picture - Friday on the beach with my sister and her granddaughter, feeding the seagulls

queenbuffness said...

You've had a rough road. So glad your road now has sunshine to walk under!

I baked some over-the-top cinnamon buiscuts for Sunday breakfast thanks to Chickens in the Road blogsight!

I tried (and failed) my "wanna fit into again" jeans :(

I charged a gift for niece, gotta love ebay.

I paid cash, all of 74 cents, for my weekend treat-Coke at the 7-11.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Glad to hear that you are improving Kate - I loved the photo, I feel I know you a little better now. Here are the answers to your questions:-
1. A fruit cake - to welcome Rachel and her family (blog More about the Song) who popped in this morning on their way home.
2. Trousers - always a problem as my waist is much too small in proportion with my hips (interpreted this means "my bum does look big in this."
3.Jacket - living out in the sticks as we do, it is easier to buy clothes with my credit card.
4. Food - isn't it always food that takes the cash?
5. A dear little skewbald wild foal I came across on the moor. He is on my blog if you want to look at him - he is a curious little chap.

Hope your health gets better by the day.

JC said...

Baked ~ choc chip cookies yesterday afternoon

Tried On ~ Pants

On Credit ~ Vitamins at my local drugstore

With Cash ~ Dinner from Shawn & Ted's Quality Meat .. it's a cash only place

Photo ~ I took a pic of Ashton being cute

(nothing exciting but thanks for asking)

And, I'm glad you are a bit better

Meg McCormick said...

What was the last thing you baked? I made Amish-style molasses cookies on Saturday.

What was the last thing you tried on for size? Oh... that's a daily occurrence as my recent weight gain requires the trying on of everything currently in my closet.

What was the last thing you purchased on credit? My son wanted to order a longboard (skateboard). He gave me cash and I ordered it for him w/a credit card.

What was the last thing you purchased with cash? This morning's sesame "bagel" at Cosi. $1.09.

What was the last thing you took a photo of? My 4 year old son, singing in the "Caroling Angels" choir yesterday in church. Except that he wasn't singing, he clammed up when it was time to sing. Then later, at home, he was belting out the song at the top of his lungs. All. Afternoon.

Mental P Mama said...

I love that picture of your beautiful face!

1. Sweet potatoes.
2. A sheer black evening jacket. (I bought it!)
3. Books.
4. Bagels and cream cheese for Emma's suitemates.
5. Our cat. On Thursday night.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

does the red baron pizza i am eating count as baking?
i dont try on things often cant recall had to be last spring ... pants and shirts...
credit purchase... le sigh ..groceries...times are hard.
last thing with cash... Mc donalds sweet tea 1 dollar 7 cents of delight.
last photos... the yard yesterday becuase dear hubby made it so much better with the tree removal... which reminds me i really need to blog once the laptop batteries charge and I can load pics ...
glad you are feelign better love the pic of you :)

Debra (a/k/a Doris, Mimi) said...

What was the last thing you baked? Stuffed pork loin roast and rosemary potatoes for Sunday dinner

What was the last thing you tried on for size? A blouse I intended to buy (it was snug around the boobs, so I put it back on the rack)

What was the last thing you purchased on credit? Lunch today at CiCi's Pizza

What was the last thing you purchased with cash? Breakfast this morning at Chik-Fil-A (do you see a trend here????)

What was the last thing you took a photo of? My darling puppy, Teddy. He is so photogenic and adorable - just like George :)

abb said...

What was the last thing you baked?
What was the last thing you tried on for size?
What was the last thing you purchased on credit?
What was the last thing you purchased with cash?
What was the last thing you took a photo of?

1. Peach-blackberry crisp last July.
2. Pair of pants this morning. It wasn't pretty. In the least. Suffice it to say said pants are going into storage.
3.Haven't purchased anything on credit for a long time.
4.Bottle of wine (imagine that!)
5.My beloved pond.

Char said...

love the shot of you - so natural and i love your curls.

1. What was the last thing you baked? mac & cheese and meatloaf for dinner last night.
2. What was the last thing you tried on for size? shoes
3. What was the last thing you purchased on credit? can't remember - i'm not using it right now.
4. What was the last thing you purchased with cash? groceries and books.
5. What was the last thing you took a photo of? apples

Sue said...

Hi glad to see you up and about....hope everyday finds you feeling better and better....
last thing I baked....Biscotti for the son-in-law and he didn't even eat one of them...
last thing I tried on....a woolen LLBean paid coat at the Visiting Nurses rummage was fill a bag for $10. It fit...I bought it...also got a real Scottish kilt
last thing on credit...going to pick up the VW Bug that just had it's major tune-up....
paid cash....4 little Noritake dishes at Goodwill today for $5.
last photo....our Miss B up in Jersey last week...

Betty said...

I love your pretty face and am glad you are better.
1. The last thing I baked was two loaves of bread.
2. The last thing I tried on was a size 12 pair of jeans,a little tight yet but I got them on.I use to wear a 20.
3. I do not do credit.
4. The last thing I purchase for cash was a little book called The Blur Day Book for my mother. She loved it. Thank you Kate
~~ Love and Hugs~~
5. The last thing I took pictures of are the lake and fall colors that I posted today on my blog

susie said...

Glad to see you're feeling better. I know what it's like to be so under the weather, and like climbing a mountain to get out.

the last thing I baked: papa murphys pizza

the last thing I tried on for size: ??don't know, but I need jeans so I'll be trying on something soon.

purchased on credit: a D300

purchased with cash: groceries

took a photo of: my grandkids yesterday

Jeanne Frances Klaver said...

There you go again...pushing the spotlight off yourself with your questions for us. It's just so good to see you up and about. I finally got an allergy shot, had been having trouble since September 6. I'd forgotten what it was like to be pain free until I woke up Saturday morning, allergy free. I felt like a bird uncaged. You will experience that soon, my friend. Keep breathing and you will heal.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kate,
I'm new to your blog and just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy looking thru your photos and reading your blog. Glad to hear that you're getting around a little better. I thought I'd join in on answering your questions today...
Last thing baked - oatmeal raisin cookies
Last thing tried on - jacket
Last thing purchased on credit - Mary Kay skin care
Last thing purchased with cash - groceries
Last thing I took a photo of - beautiful sunrise a couple of days ago
Take care,

Egghead said...

1. The last thing I baked was a chicken. Wish it was a cinnamon roll though.
2. Oh gosh...a shirt that actually fits but I think looks horrid on me. I don't know why I keep it.
3. Dinner on the coast with my daughter and son in law.
4. Lunch with my good friend Susan.
5. Little snowman ornaments I finished last night.

Donna S. said...

1. Pumpkin pie yesterday
2. Jeans -I need 2 different sizes sewn together. ugh.
3. Kristen Nichols new book.
4. Books for grandkids (hmmm, I must be a book person).
5. Grandaughter.

Glad you are feeling better. Hope you heal quickly.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Kate - that is a spectacular picture of you! Your cheekbones, the smile, it's all fabulous. A+ for hubby's photography skillz, really. This is a great picture.

My brain can't think of all the answers but I'll answer the one about paying cash. Although I hardly use cash at all (debit is easier for me because then I don't see any money changing hands), this evening I gave my last $20 in cash to a dear friend who doesn't get paid until Wednesday night and is flat broke. He needed it for gas money and for lunch tomorrow.

Realizing how far he intended to stretch that $20, I packed a lunch for him and sent him out of here with a full bag and a little extra wiggle room with that $20.

Knowing he'd do the same for me is priceless.

Anonymous said...

It's a great picture. Fresh air in the lungs always makes a difference.

Last thing baked - can't remember it's too long ago!

Tried on for size - probably shoes - I never try clothes on in shops.

Purchased on credit - a book from Amazon.

Purchased with cash - birthday cards yesterday.

Last photo - of Amy.

CJ xx

The Good Life in Virginia said...

good questions kate:

1. made some of those crescents you posted about a few weeks ago...filled mine with butterscotch and chocolate and p'nut butter chips. this was last evening;
2. a blazer/jacket and it fit nicely;
3. hotel reservations;
4. camera stuff and 1st season CDs of Crossing Jordan;
5. Becky the kitten ^..^


Deb said...

Your blog is becoming so popular, Kate! Wow!
OK, lets try this.
1. I baked sugar cookies in the shapes of pumpkins on Sunday.
2 Have not been shopping so I cannot recall what size I tried on.
3. new Gyspy from Provo Craft.
4. My new friend bought my old Cricut and I got a rockin' deal.
5. I photographed my girl friend getting her eyebrows done via a technique called Threading.

Jeanne Walker said...

So thankful that you are feeling better. Pray eveyday is better than the day before!

Last thing I baked? Well, I roasted a chicken, does that count?

Last thing I tried on? A pair of Skecher slip-ons.

Last thing I bought on credit? Those Skecher slip-ons!!!!

Last think I purchased with cash? Cough drops and chicken noodle soup from a drugstore.

Last thing I took a photo of? My husband has my camera...he's out of state on a job and has been for months...cannot remember the last thing I took a picture of. Does that cause some of you to shutter, excuse the pun!!!!

CarlaHR said...

Hi, I'm probably a bit late on this - I've been stressed out over nothing really when you put it into context - but for me it was a big deal. The good thing is that my step daughter is visiting from France and we are having a lovely time. Sor for the questions:
1) Baked a shortbread plum cake (delicious).
2) Tried on for size - a warm fleeze jacket which fit perfectly and...
3) bought it on credit (because I get points using the card).
4) Cash - a lovely bottle of wine to have with tonight's lamb ragout.
5) Pictures of a really cute Halloween decor next door to our local library which I will photoshop to make a collage with some gloriously coloured leafs.

Anonymous said...

Miss you Kate!

Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Dress Pants at Loft.

Books for School.


Madison's field hockey game.

-Lori G

Sharon said...

What was the last thing you baked?

** Brownies for the staff at the chiropractor's office

What was the last thing you tried on for size?

** A skirt I have had for a few years. I am hoping to get back into it soon.

What was the last thing you purchased on credit?

** It's been a long time. I am trying to pay off the debt so I am not using credit.

(Doing this in my iPhone and I messed up...)

** Starbucks. Though I use their gift card to get free wifi, it is paid for with cash. Actual dollars & coins? Produce last week.

What was the last thing you purchased with cash?
What was the last thing you took a photo of?