Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Wednesday Medley

It is another Wednesday and time to join in for the Medley brought to us by

Thank you Terri for giving us such fun things to think about each week.



National Pie Day is celebrated annually on January 23rd. (Not to be confused with March 14 which is PI π Day.) 
National Pie Day was created simply to celebrate the pie.  It is a day for all to bake or cook their favorite pies.  Even more importantly, it is a day set aside for all to enjoy eating pies!
The first pies appeared around 9500 BC in the Egyptian Neolithic period or New Stone Age.

1.  Okay, fess up.  Tell us your top three favorite pies, please.  Will you have some pie today?

I am not a big pie eater but can rarely turn down a slice of Pecan Pie.
My daughter-in-law made this delicious pecan pie to take to the home of friends who are Notre Dame employees and major fans, to watch the Cotton Bowl.  She loves sharing traditional southern foods with her Mid-Western friends.
 2nd - Peach; 3rd - Chocolate
No, there will be no pie to celebrate the day.  Maybe a King Cake though.
2.  While we are talking about food... are you a picky eater or are you ready to try almost any new food?  What is the worst thing you have ever eaten?
I'm pretty much open to new things but steer away from those things I've tried and didn't like.  The worst thing is oatmeal!  I cannot tolerate the texture.
3.  Baking could be considered an art as could cooking.  How do you define art?

One definition is:
"the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles,
of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance."
To me "art" is anything pleasing to the eye and satisfying to the soul.  Not necessarily to the taste buds.
Art is subjective to one's own personal tastes - what is considered art to someone else may be an atrocity to me.  But, I think van Gogh may have learned the truth about what ART truly is:

4.  Tell us a really stupid joke that made you laugh, please.
I know this sounds like I am a real prune but I don't usually find jokes funny.  I'm not a big chuckler/laugher and can't remember the last time I actually heard a joke, stupid or otherwise.
Now, I can laugh at Dick telling a joke (whether funny or not and they usually aren't) because he can lose his breath laughing at his own joke.
5.  January 23rd is also National Handwriting Day. Do you have nice handwriting? Did cursive writing come naturally or did you practice in those double-lined practice books until your fingers hurt?

We had cursive writing classes with the practice books.  I also remember the long cursive chart running along the top of the "blackboards" in class rooms.  We were also taught how to hold a pencil properly.
I loved writing in cursive and tried really hard to do it perfectly.  I have been told I have a pretty handwriting, but Mr. Arthur and carpel tunnel have taken a toll on my being able to write well lately.
6.  Tell us something random about your week.
Yesterday, we met friends from out of town at a new Mexican restaurant here.  El Paso just opened its doors a few weeks ago and we were impressed with the food and friendliness of the staff.  But, we mostly enjoyed being with our long-time friends that we don't get to see nearly often enough.

We will be flying out of Dallas to spend about 10 days at our son's in Northern Indiana while he and his wife, along with two other couples escape the winter for a week in Maui.
It was -10 degrees there Sunday morning, so needless to say, I am packing lots of heavy sweaters and hoping my luggage doesn't exceed the weight limit.


  1. Good morning Libby, I always enjoy reading your answers. I love pie as I do all sweets and pecan is definitely a favorite. It seems that cursive handwriting isn’t as valued as when I was in school. Is there anything more special than a beautifully handwritten note? Enjoy your time with your grands and Happy Wednesday!

  2. Yay! another person who can't stand oatmeal. It's one of the few normal foods that I simply can not eat.

  3. You are great grandparents! Leaving somewhat warm Dallas for Indiana? You deserve a medal.

  4. I wish Terri would have extended her list to more than 3 favorite kinds of pie...pecan certainly would have been on it! I am one of those who actually enjoy oatmeal...but I always add pecans, sometimes fruit and always flavorings so it is not bland!

  5. Okay, I'm here for the fourth time trying to comment. Libby, you and your husband are a treasure and a blessing to your kids and grandkids. Hope you enjoy the wintery weather up there and sit in front of a fire a lot! I never liked oatmeal either - the thought of it caused me to gag. However, it was the only option at a ladies' retreat one year and I discovered that it was tolerable if you add loads of walnuts, brown sugar, butter and raisins!! That is a very nice quote from Van Gogh. There is a movie out currently about him, which sounds pretty good.
    Enjoy the time with your family!

  6. Well, you'd better pack some warm clothes for sure but what a fun time staying with those girls. You tickled me about not liking jokes. Anything that makes me laugh is great, jokes or otherwise. I can always laugh with the best of folks. Happy mid-week!

  7. Don;t you just love it when people laugh at their own jokes? I love to listen to people laugh. It just makes me happy.
    Have a great time on your visit to Indiana and yes it is cold this way and I am not even that far north. Stay warm! I enjoyed your answers! Happy Wednesday!

  8. Safe travels!! Thanks for joining the Medley today!! I enjoyed your answers and especially your definition of art!


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