It’s that time again! Lidna over at 2nd Cup of Coffee has come up with 12 more questions. I just love her memes. They make me think!
1. What was the last song you listened to?
2. Have you ever had “buyer’s remorse” over anything?
Oh yeah — almost every time I get a hair-cut! Can’t take it back, either!
3. What is something in your life that you are thankful for now that you didn’t think you would be at the time of the event? (Something that seemed ill-timed, inconvenient or hurtful which turned out to be a good thing)
Shortly after I wed, my (now ex-) husband and I ended up homeless in western Montana in the winter. Can you say cold? M.’s boss went bankrupt and with it went our livelihood and our home — provided through the job. At the time M. was owed 2 months back pay. We ended up with about $10.32, our car and a half-tank of gas. I learned to survive and came to understand my own strength and competence. That created me to be the strong woman I am.
4. Do you watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade every year? If so, do you have a favorite float or balloon?
No and no.
5. Share a quote, scripture, poem or lyric which has been an inspiration to you lately.
The New Testament has been translated into Hawaiian Pidgin.
I like God our Fadda an da Boss Jesus Christ do plenny good tings fo you guys, an make you guys hearts rest inside. Galatians 1:3
I like this verse because it reminds me that Jesus is The Boss, and it is God that makes my heart rest inside. This week, I have needed that reminder more than once.
6. This is meant to be a fun question, and this is a G-rated blog, but please share a “guilty pleasure,” something that you enjoy that’s probably not the most edifying, time-worthy or healthy thing you could be indulging in. Did I mention–G rating?
You mean like sitting here on my tush blogging all day?
7. What Thanksgiving food are you looking forward to?
No one particular food, but the sitting down time and the ambiance of the day itself. The food interests me more the day after Thanksgiving when I make my favorite turkey/stuffing/cranberry sauce sandwiches.
8. What is your favorite book to read to children, or what was your favorite childhood book?
The Paper Bag Princess, by Robert Munch is my favorite read-aloud ever!
9. Do you collect anything? (Feel free to post a photo.)
Uhm, I collect memories.
10. Gift bags or wrapping paper?
Oh, I am quite willing to accept a gift festooned in either.
11. Share an after-school memory from when you were younger. What was your routine like on an average day?
Memory? Dark Shadows. Remember that show? I was forbidden to watch it, but no one was home to stop me. Watch it I would, and then I’d have horrid nightmares. At that time power cords unplugged from the back of the sets as well as from the wall. Gram started taking the television cord to work with her to keep me from watching the show at home — so I would just go to my friend Nancy’s and watch it.
Average routine? Wake, breakfast, school, home, snack, homework, play, dinner, violin practice, TV, sleep.
12. True story: Once, in a job interview, I was asked this question and told there would be no clarifying; I simply had to answer the question: “When you’re fishing, do you feel for the fish?” So what about you? When you’re fishing, do you feel for the fish??
Yes. I always feel a bit sorry for it when I kill it. However, I never feel sorry for it while eating it.