Sunday, July 27, 2014

Answer Me This, Vol. 8

Celebrating Sunday with Kendra.

1. What's your favorite thing on YouTube? I actually don't watch much YouTube. I mean, occasionally, I watch a video after everyone and his uncle has told me about it. And I really appreciate how much DIY stuff Charles has learned from it, but me? I'm just not someone who spends a lot of time there.

2. Who taught you how to drive? My dad, in our old Plymouth Voyager. Yep, I learned to drive in a mini-van, which made the transition to mini-van as my everyday car pretty easy. I took my first drive way out on a back road in a town north of where we live. I also took driver's ed as summer school the summer before I turned 16.

3. What's your favorite thing to cook? Soups and stews. I am a devotee of the Le Creuset. I love chopping veggies and then letting my food simmer on the stove or, even better, bake low and slow. Mmmm....I'm also getting back into bread making after a bit of a hiatus -- I've not done it much in the last year or so, what with being on the road so much and then being pregnant and then having a newborn. Buuuuut....I'm building a new starter, and excited to try some new stuff. Yes, it is the dead of summer, but my love of the oven transcends seasonal cooking.

Day 1 -- Before I decided not to document my starter build

4. Are you a hugger or a non-hugger? Why? I'm a hugger, but, I also am not one to initiate a lot of hugging with people I've just met, so I end up being/coming off as a non-hugger. It's the introvert in me. My kids, though, are going to remember me as a mom who give them an embarrassing number of hugs; at least that's my goal.

5. Where do you pray best? I've actually been contemplating this. My private prayer life needs a serious boost. I mean, I feel a deep closeness to God in Gothic cathedrals, but that is not exactly replicable on a regular basis. I also love the quiet silence of candlelight, but I'm not sure where/how to replicate that at home and in my daily life. Carving out real time for prayer in a way that actually works long-term is something that I'm contemplating seriously right now. I crave it, but have more false starts than I do results.

6. When is the last time you saw/spoke to your grandparents? I have two living grandmothers, and I saw both of them the day before we left for Kansas. Both are in their 90s! I never knew any of my great-grandparents, so I'm glad that Clare and Peter will have met these two lovely ladies.

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1 comment:

  1. Answer ME this:) Neither my husband or I enjoy cooking/baking EXCEPT soups and stews! We love making homemade soup. However we have always just used our largest pot. I am thinking it's time to invest in something better. So which Le Creuset would you recommend (keeping our med school budget in mind)?


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