When was the last time you sat on a park or garden bench for more than ten minutes? Describe the occasion.
Uh oh. The last time I house sat in Marin — almost two years ago. I’ve probably sat in my garden pulling weeds here in KY for more than 10 minutes at a time, but as far as just sitting and enjoying… My hammock has been broken for a while and I can’t seem to manage to order the new swing.
I love being outside in Corte Madera most of the year — it’s outside the fog zone so about 8-9 months a year it’s 70-80 and lovely.
When I’m there, I’m outside for long spells every day. I’m pretty picky about weather and most of the time here I’m not that keen to be out.
Would you ever be interested in observing a surgery or do you turn away when the nurse brings out the needle?
I avert my eyes even from surgical scenes on TV. Can’t stand anything about it. I knew at an early age there was no way I’d ever be a nurse or doctor—and then it turned out I’m lousy at math and science, so WHEW! A perfect match of personal tastes and abilities.
Where’s your favorite place to take out-of-town guests?
Sight-seeing wise, I usually take people out on the beautiful country lanes past horse farms. One of my favorite areas is out by the Hunt Club:
We used to belong to Spindletop, a country club in an old, early 20th century mansion out in the country and I always took people there. When I was a child my grandmother and her friends would take me there to lunch — wearing their white gloves and their hats with hat pins. The ride out there is lovely and the place is gorgeous inside and out.
For dining these days I like to take people out to Windy Corner. It’s way out in the country with great views to horse country in several directions — plus a delicious menu of fresh, often local, foods.
If you had an unlimited shopping spree at only one store, which one would you choose? Why?
It would depend on my mood. Joseph-Beth bookstore is pretty wonderful and I could go crazy for books. They also have a lot of great bath, gift and houseware stuff.
But I think I’d say one of the big Neiman Marcus stores. They carry a lot of clothes I like and also lots of home products that I like. And Cole Haan shoes, which come narrow enough to fit me. Actually I could say much of the same stuff for Bloomingdale’s… So one or the other. Preferably if I can have my shopping spree via the catalogs since I don’t really enjoy shopping…
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m very grateful last week is over. I try to stay in the present and I don’t have much on the schedule this week, so I’m not really looking forward to anything.
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