2. What's something about you today that the old you would find surprising?
The me holding the cookies? Probably everything, including the fact that I'm now as old as my grandmother was then.
3. Do you like to fish? Are you a fish eater? Favorite fish (to eat)? Favorite way to prepare fish?
I fished only once in my life, and it's not something I want to reminisce over. Preparing fish: "Spread battered fish fingers on cookie sheet and bake until crispy." I am not an adventurous fish cooker.
4. What's your biggest first world problem?
Without getting too personal, serious, and outside the scope of a Wednesday Hodgepodge?
5. What one word would you use to describe your year thus far?
Going to the flea market every couple of weeks will do that to you.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
I'm starting to see the end in sight for a project that has covered most of this year, and which accounts for a good deal of its reminiscent character. I'm not even sure what not having to have it actively in my mind will feel like. But everything has its right time.
Two nights before, my mother had snapped off a thread, looked at the quilt in surprise, and said, "I think it's finished. How can it be finished?"...She stood up and laid it out on the big kitchen table. There they were, all those orderly, geometric patterns of our past... (Lois Lowry, A Summer to Die)