November 2005

Hmmph.  SOMEONE (we won’t mention who) wants me to answer these questions, which are fairly difficult, as I never can make up my mind about absolutes like these:

1. What is your favorite word? supercalifragilisticexpialidocious  

2. What is your least favorite word? tch-tch!  (that clucking sound my mother-in-law does with her tongue–I HATE that sound!!!!!)

3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?  Reading

4. What turns you off? people who act smart-alek/sassy-mouthed, as the sit-coms so often do

5. What is your favorite curse word? I don’t know what this means–favorite curse word I like to hear??!!  Favorite one I like to use??!!  How can they be favorite?  I always enjoyed my Aunt Marge, who would say “Gooooood Night!”

6. What sound or noise do you love? water–trickling in a stream or waves crashing on the beach

7. What sound or noise do you hate? There’s that “tch-tch” again.  I also don’t like the deep seated “a-boom, a-boom” that comes from a car one mile away that presumably has its stereo turned up a wee bit high.

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? naturalist, folk singer

9. What profession would you not like to do? surgeon

10. SINCE  Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?  Welcome home, dear heart! 


Today I saw an older man who gave me a shock.  It was difficult not to stare.


Because I know that when 1-year-old Caleb Martin grows up, that’s exactly what he will look like!

Today there was a pile of leaves blowing across the highway.  I got to crunch them with my car.