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The Friday Five for 4 December 2015

Originally posted by ariestess at The Friday Five for 4 December 2015
Drink Up!

  1. Favorite flavor milkshake: Yes.  (If it's made with soft serve it must be chocolate or twist though.)

  2. Favorite soda pop: cherry coke

  3. Favorite alcoholic drink: mixed cocktails. Gin is a favored inclusion.  Cake Vodka martinis are also up there.

  4. Favorite juice: Varies.  Cranberry makes the top 10 though.

  5. Favorite brand of bottled water: No.

The Friday Five for 30 October 2015

Originally posted by ariestess at The Friday Five for 30 October 2015
Halloween!

  1. Do you like going to haunted houses?

  2. How do you tell a good witch from a bad witch?

  3. What are you carving into a pumpkin this year?

  4. What's your favorite candy?

  5. Do you have a halloween costume this year?
    (sic)

1. In general, no.  I dislike being startled.
2. You probably can't.  It's a complicated issue anyway.
3. Squid!
4. Ummmm.....
5. Pooh Bear!

donation record

Donated 1 hat and 2 blankets to hospital.
Mm donated 2 pairs mittens and one scarf.

YTD total: 16 items
* Ben Franklin Life and Legacy museum. www.nps.gov/inde
* Independence Park: "in summer acrs in 18th century costumes roam this area" www.historicphiladelphia.org
* Philadelphia Museum of Art and Perelman Building (textile collection) www.philamuseum.org (pay what you want 1st Sundays)
* Academy of Natural Sciences www.ansp.org
* Shofuso japanese garden and tea house www.shofuso.com
http://freeandfriendlytours.com/
* Franklin Institute www.fi.edu
* King of Prussia Mall: letterbox at the Lego Store and Tesla Motors.
* Philly Magic Gardens (allows photography)

Food:
* reading terminal market (Check!)
*Franklin Fountain (historical soda fountain) www.franklinfountain.com  (also "a few doors down" - Shane Candies www.shanecandies.com)
*Frommers says: Best Sushi at Zento www.zentocontemporary.com ; best Israeli at Zahav www.zahavrestaurant.com; Dim Sum at Ocean Harbor or Dim Sum Garden (check!) ; Local beer at Monk's Cafe www.monkscafe.com, Nodding Head Brewery www.noddinghead.com and Standard Tap www.standardtap.com
* Federal Donuts
* Yards Brewery: 901 N. Delaware Avenue. FREE BREWERY TOURS ON WEEKENDS: Saturdays & Sundays 12 to 4pm

Places to take FiL for Photos:
* Your Move "Daniel Marinez's colossal game pieces" located actoss from city hall - Broad St and JFK Blvd.
* Tiffany's Dream Garden Mural in Washington Square

http://uncoveringpa.com/free-things-to-do-in-philadelphia

Letterboxes:
* Wissahickon Valley Park, Kitchen Lane, Philadelphia, PA

2015 Goals successes!

* Donated 10 baby hats to the hospital.
* Got a couples massage.  Loved the spa.  Think perhaps massages aren't my thing.

FARM SHOW Wins!
* Award Winning Meringue Mushrooms!

  • My Phoenix from this fall placed third.


  • My tatted mask took 2nd, and my tatted bookmark took 4th.


  • My Mom’s quilted wall hangings took a first(!) and a third.


  • My father-in-law took two 5th place prizes for phototgraphy.


2015 Goals!

In 2015, the Pendragon House theme is Warm Clothing.

101 Things!  (For varying values of 101.)

Craft
* Donate 52 Hats to Lancaster General
* Knit at least 1 sweater.
* Winter OWL: Learn to knit colorwork with 2 pairs of socks for Kith.
* Enter Things in the Etown Fair

Do
* Couples massage.
* Revamp wardrobe.  Get rid of old things and things that don't fit.  Refill as necessary.  Locate good black dress to add to wardrobe.

Read
* Read 52 books.
* Finish moving books from old LJ to Goodreads.

Visit
* Auto Museum in Hershey
* Hershey Theater spotlight tour
* Martin Guitars
* Justborn/Peeps Factory
* Crayola Museum
* PA State Museum

Philly:
* Philly Zoo
* At least one Philly Museum
 - http://www.japanesehouse.org/ Shofuso Japanese Garden and Teahouse
 - Longwood Gardens

Walks
* Harrisburg: Wildwood volksmarch
* Manheim Volksmarch
* Lancaster Volksmarch (downtown or west)
* York: Shoehouse volksmarch

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Donation Record

2014 final donation
17 hats, 3 blankets

2014 Total: 46 baby hats, 18 Blankets

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Donation Record

2014 drop off #2:
at Lancaster General
16 baby hats
10 blankets

(Total so far: 29 baby hats, 15 Blankets)

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Donation record

2014 drop off #1:
at Lancaster General
13 baby hats (various sizes)
5 blankets (2 round, 3 square)

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Letter Home, Spring 2014

Hello Everyone!
(I don't remember the last time I sent one of these out, so I apologize if any of you feel out of the loop.  I'll try to do better!)
We here at Pendragon House have had a very snowy winter.  (Linda keeps joking that she brought it with her from upstate NY.)  But we've also had a good time in our new house.  Our gas fireplace has seen a lot of use - we've really enjoyed it!    We've hosted several gatherings and have been pleased with the hosting capabilities of our big living/dining room.  We put up a birdfeeder outside the front windows and Catherine has been spending all of her time yelling at birds.
Kith and I have spent all of our money on dentistry this winter - he's had several cavities filled and I had my wisdom teeth out this past week.  But on the plus side, we've found a good dentist right here in town that we like!
We've all spent lots of time with our favorite crafts this winter: Kith has carved a bunch of new stamps; Linda and I both worked on quilting and knitting.  We've joined a wonderful crafting group that meets at a local coffee shop after being introduced by a neighbor who came to our open house in December.  This spring, Linda and I are teaching a Pysanki egg dying class at the local historical museum!
I hope you have all been well and haven't been snowbound too much!
Fondly;
Laurel

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