1. As August draws to a close, share what's been your favorite weekend of the entire summer?
That’s a toughie … I guess, if I have to choose one weekend (assuming I can even remember each and every weekend of the summer), it’d be the first weekend in August, when on Saturday T#1 finished 2nd overall at the summer swim regional championships and on Sunday we celebrated T#3’s birthday (with plenty of time spent with #2 and #4).
2. Labor Day is marked in the US of A on Monday, September 1st. What paying job have you held that you've loved the most? Liked the least?
My least favorite job was waitressing … I waitressed for 2 years as I was putting myself through university prior to my first marriage. In a bit of hyperbole, I always swore that I’d rather go on welfare than ever waitress again. I certainly do have a lot of respect for the wait staff when we dine out and encourage DH to be generous when we’ve had good service.
My most favorite job was the last job I held prior to my retirement. I was an accountant at the University, in the Administrative Accounting department. I enjoyed being an accountant, but most of all I enjoyed the atmosphere and camaraderie … making the decision to retire was a very difficult one (but not one that I’ve ever regretted).
3. Does the new school year start before or after Labor Day where you live? When do you think it should begin? There is much discussion now about older students having later start times to their school day...your thoughts?
It seems that every school district in these parts starts classes around mid-August. That just seems early to me. Back in the dark ages, when I was in school, we didn’t start until after Labor Day and ended the school year ‘round about the same time that the school year ends now. Do the kids now get more days off? What’s the deal?
I heard the news reports that a leading group of pediatricians believes that for teens, their school day ought to start later. I’m not sure that it’s going to accomplish what the doctors are hoping it will. There are still only 24 hours in a day, and between school, homework, extracurricular activities, social activities, family activities, there isn’t much time for sleep. If teens start the school day later, they’ll finish it later, and they’ll stay up later finishing up homework after all the other activities in their days.
4. What's something you've worked at recently that could be deemed a 'labor of love'?
Now THIS is an easy question for me! Working at the spiral log cabin quilt (or the chevron quilt or any of the quilts I make) is definitely a labor of love!
5.Which of the following work idioms can you most relate to right now...'A woman's work is never done.', 'All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.' 'Many hands make light work.'
I’m not sure that right now I can relate to any of the three. Although I’m going to draft DH to help me clean and prepare for our guests coming this weekend … so “many hands make light work” is probably most apropos.
6. Crab or lobster or thanks, but no thanks? Favorite way to have your choice prepared?
Oh yes indeed! And if I have to choose just one, I guess I’ll choose crab. I do love me some crab! I’ve had a hankering for some time for a soft shell crab sandwich, but I’ll take crab served just about any way … except crab legs.
7. Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, 'Three rules of work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.' Which of the three do you consider to be the most important? Share one of your own 'rules of work'.
My rule is “a place for everything, and everything in its place.” Clutter and chaos make me crazy.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
T#1 had science experiments to do for school. The instructions for one experiment advised wearing protective eyewear. “Protective eyewear? Seriously? Is this experiment going to result in a nuclear explosion? His mama responded that he needed to follow the instructions, to which T#1 responded “I know … I’ve got it covered. You know … it’d be nice if they wanted me to see.”
On a semi-related note, I want to know who told him he could grow up?
I hope that whatever you have planned today includes a little something that brings you joy. Have a wonderful Wednesday!