How do you like to spend a rainy day?
We spend rainy days pretty much the way we spend every other day, except we are less likely to go out. When the weather is good — or especially pretty — we grab cameras and take pictures.
Rainy days are less inspiring. And we have to berate the dogs to go out. We don’t love pouring rain, but they really hate it. You need strong self-esteem to convince a Scottish Terrier to go out in the rain. They will test you.
List at least five favorite treats.
Fruit is probably all five treats. Cherries. Melon. An occasional banana. Grapes — in season. Apples if I think my tummy can deal with it. Kiwi (mm). Oranges and grapefruit, if they are any good — and in recent years, they have been pretty bad. Ditto peaches and nectarines. Plums are sometimes worth hunting down and the early strawberries are great.
Otherwise, I have some crispy, low-fat, low-calorie vanilla cookies I like with coffee and if you haven’t tried Thin Oreos … well .. they are the king of store-bought cookies. Don’t argue until you’ve tried them. The chocolate mint is potentially lethal.
I love popcorn, but my gums don’t. I love other nuts, but my stomach disagrees. I could eat cashews until the tips of my fingers need surgery to repair the damage, but they are just a wee bit fattening, especially eaten by the pound.
And, when everything else is too sweet or out of season, thin pretzels.
Where’s your favorite place to take out-of-town guests?
The rivers. Starting at the canal. Weaving through River Bend. Stopping at the dam in the middle of town. Weaving over to Manchaug, then down route 98 to where the river widens enough to fish.
Aldrich Creek runs parallel to this street, so you can go to the next street over, forgetting the name. This would be pretending I knew the name. I don’t think I ever learned it. It is just “that road over there.” Drive down past the farm and watch the cows grazing in the meadows while watching the river flow past.
Water is everywhere, especially this year after so much rain!
You are trapped in an elevator, who would you want to be trapped with?
I’ll take a pass on that. I can’t imagine wanting to be trapped in any elevator, no matter who I was with. Well, okay. There are a couple of authors that I might not mind, as long as it’s a short amount of trapping. I have this fear of being in an elevator with no bathroom that exceeds anything I might gain from someone interesting to talk to!