Wednesday, August 10, 2011
It’s Wednesday already … this week is flying right by. Summer will be over before we know it … in the meantime, let’s play Wednesday Hodgepodge. Don’t forget … you can click on the button above to see what everyone else’s answers are. ;-)
1. If you could work for any one government agency which would you choose and why?
I did … and still am (temporarily). The University where I retired from is a State University and considered a state agency by the State of Illinois … ergo, it’s a (state) government agency.
2. How difficult is it for you to forgive someone who refuses to apologize?
I think forgiving someone is something that doesn’t come naturally for most of us. And I think that the refusal to apologize also makes it more difficult for most of us to forgive … at least I know that it does me. Refusing to apologize makes me feel like the offender believes that his/her behavior is perfectly acceptable and will likely be repeated. I have to say that it’s hard for me to forgive someone who I know/believe is going to turn right around and hurt me again. Thankfully God gives me the strength I need to be able to forgive even the most hurtful offenses … and with His grace and practice, I’m getting better at doing just that.
3. What is your favorite meatless supper?
We don’t do meatless very often here. DH loves his meat, but by the same token, if I do prepare a meatless meal on occasion, he’ll eat it with no complaints. My favorite would be cheese-filled tortellini with peas and mushrooms in a light alfredo sauce with a salad and garlic bread.
4. Wednesday August 10th is National Lazy Day...will you be celebrating? If so, tell us how so we can be lazy too.
My plan is to be lazy. I’m off today, and the only thing on my calendar will be helping DD with getting the 3 older Ts’ hair cut. It’s supposed to be a gorgeous day, weather-wise, so DH & I would like to get out for a bike ride. I’ve not done much quilting lately, and I’d like to get some quilting done. I’m not sure that any of that actually qualifies as being lazy? I’m not sure I CAN be lazy … my “laziest” times are still spent doing something (reading, quilting).
5. As a child did you have any special back to school traditions and if so, what were they? If you're a parent did you carry on those traditions with your own children?
No and no. :-( I sure wish I had thought to establish some back-to-school traditions with DD. We did go buy school supplies, but that’s not what I think of when I think of a special back-to-school tradition.
6. Write a summer tongue twister.
She sells sea shells by the sea shore. Ok, it’s not an original (seriously, were you expecting something original? ha!), but when I think of summer, I think of the beach (even though we never go to the beach in the summer) and when I think of the beach, I think of collecting sea shells.
7. Would you be interested in observing a surgery or do you turn away when the nurse brings out the needle?
Ewwwwwww … no looking here. Yes, I turn my head when a needle comes my way.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Finally we were able to open the windows last night … the high today is supposed to be 76-77. Perfect! I don’t know how long I’ll be able to keep the windows open … it’s going to get back into the mid 80’s in another couple of days, and when it gets that warm, DH would rather run the air conditioner. So I’m definitely going to enjoy the open windows and cooler temperatures as long as I can.