1. Describe the best sandwich in the world, according to you. The best sandwich is the Monte Cristo sandwich done at the Lodge Hotel here in my town. I have never had one that tastes as good. Anywhere. And goodness knows I've tried in a lot of restaurants in lots of different cities. Basically it is a sandwich that starts with a slice of bread with ham and cheddar cheese slice, then add another slice of bread, then turkey and mozzarella cheese slice (some use swiss cheese) then another slice of bread. The whole thing is dipped in egg and grilled until the egg is cooked and everything is hot and melted. Yum, my mouth waters as I think about it. I don't know what the chef here does to make it so much better than anyone else's but it could be the real sliced ham and real turkey as opposed to the sandwich sliced, chipped and pressed stuff. It could be the brand of cheddar and mozza slices or some spice in the the egg dip. Or the fact that it is grilled not deep fried. And no powdered sugar comes near the one here. I don't know but it is to die for! And around these parts we eat it with apple sauce.
2. Which inspires you more: a good conversation, a song, a book or movie? I can be inspired by all of those depending on the time and situation but usually a good book is what I get the most from.
3. What is your favorite board game? I love Double Series. It's a fun family game made even more fun if you play with a partner in teams. It involves a board and cards and is also manufactured under the Sequence by another company but I prefer the Double Series board. Our whole family had a year long, guys against the girls, marathon competition. Every time anyone got together they played and score was kept for the whole year. Tons of fun.
4. As you grow older, are you more or less patient with small children? I think as I've grown older and wiser and more experienced with kids, I've gotten more patient. When I was younger I had too many expectations and pressures from myself and outside sources . Now I'm more relaxed.
5. Name one item you never let yourself run out of. Toilet paper. Never, ever do I run out. A household with 6 dayhome preschool children and no toilet paper is what nightmares are made of . This question is so ironic right now because for the first time in my married life I am down to a last lonely roll and I'm panicking about getting to Costco tonight! I never have a "last" roll. I'm not sure what happened, I must be slipping.
6. Do you agree with Tennyson's assertion, "'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?" Yes, even though you may "lose" someone you've loved in one way or another and it is very painful I cannot imagine going through a life of never loving anyone or being loved.
7. Name one national treasure or monument that you have visited. Seeing I'm from Canada, I'll answer Canadian. And with that I'll say Banff National Park and Lake Louise. Stunning, breathtaking, beautiful doesn't begin to describe these areas of the Rocky Mountains.
8. Which is more painful, to be disappointed in someone else or to be disappointed in yourself? I think myself. I find it easier to forgive others than I do myself.
9. What makes your kitchen uniquely yours? The great cooking? LOL. Seriously, if it has to be an item, I would say the picture of the last supper that my Father in Law made out of copper. It's lovely and the only other like it that I know of belongs to my Sister in Law and hers is differently framed and colored so I'd say that is unique.
10. Are you a crafty person? LOL. Next question.
11. What is your favorite traditional picnic or bbq (cookout) food? To me a picnic and a bbq are two different things all together but if I have to pick one food that could go at both? Potato chips. What's a bbq or picnic without them? But if it's a "real" food that's made, I'd have to say homemade macaroni salad for a picnic and grilled steaks for a bbq.
12. Name one leisurely activity you enjoyed over Labor Day Weekend. Sleeping in.