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1. When were you last a guest at an event or in someone's home? Tell us about it. Do you enjoy having guests in your own home?
I really had to think about this one. The last time I was a guest in someone's home was June 2020. I flew down to Louisiana to see MS for a few days. It was great to see him, meet some of his new friends and see some of his law school buddies, and to see more of the town where he lives. Not to mention having some one-on-one time with him! Flying during COVID was no big deal...in fact, I rather enjoyed being able to spread out some since the airline left a space between people.
I'm not a huge fan of having guests in my home. The stressing about cleaning and the break in my normal routine...not really a fan.
2. What have you 'tied up in knots' currently or recently? Are you any good at tying actual knots?
I've been racking my brain on this one & keep coming up with a big zilch. I am horrible at tying actual knots.
3. What's something you've been wanting to do and have decided 2021 will be the year you 'take the plunge'?
I really need to start working on getting my professional license so I can do some "outside" work when I retire. Nothing crazy, just maybe something part-time. I'm thinking of either travel therapy or teletherapy. I have my teaching license but can't work in another setting without my professional one.
Wow...I'm really exciting, aren't I? 😁
4. Something in your home that's old? Something new? Something borrowed? Something blue?
Old: My mama's baby grand piano...and the family crèche
This is the latest thing in my house that I purchased. Well, besides the mattress cover but I figured no one would want to see that!
This is the Bible that the new podcast Bible in a Year is using. This podcast is the #1 podcast in the USA. You don't have to be Catholic to listen! Subscribe to your favorite podcast app.Borrowed:
(More "zilch". I just don't borrow things!)
Blue: MS gave us this throw of the Acadian Flag when we visited him last year over Christmas Break.
5. Share a favorite quote, a verse of scripture, and/or a bit of wisdom for couples getting married in this challenging and seemingly unpredictable season we're currently/still experiencing.
Keep God in your marriage. Pray together and keep the communication open.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
Once New Year's is here, I look forward to King Cakes. In the past, I've ordered them from Randazzo's in Metairie, LA. We have a new bakery in town and the owner just happens to be from the same town where MS lives. I couldn't wait to get one of her King Cakes...I just knew it was going to be amazing. We ended up being so disappointed. The owner's daughter baked the cake and it wasn't baked all the way through. Plus, the amount of icing on top was just over the top. Since I was expecting great things, I foolishly ordered another one for the next week. I spoke to the girl a few days ago and told her it was doughy and requested about 1/3 of the icing on the next one. I went by yesterday & picked it up. The same girl baked this one, and she over-did it. She didn't burn it, but it was dry. She gave me a bit of a discount on this one. I didn't open it up until I got home. Doesn't exactly look like bakery quality, does it?
And look how small it is next to a loaf of freshly baked bread, and this wasn't their "small" one:
As for the King Cake, I think I'm just going to have to try to learn how to bake them on my own...or spend money to have one delivered from Randazzo's!