It’s Wednesday again … and I remembered again (maybe because I’m counting the days down until Saturday? ha!). As we all know, if it’s Wednesday, it’s time for Hodgepodge! And as always, after you’ve read (and commented?) on my answers, you can always go check out everyone else’s answers at Joyce’s.
1. What do you do at the first sign of a cold? Will you get a flu shot this year?
At the first sign of a cold, I buy a big old box of Puffs Plus. I get a flu shot every year. The last couple of years, my annual check up has been in the fall, so I’ve gotten one at the doctor’s office. But in previous years, the University where I worked would give flu shots to staff at no charge – upon presentation of our health insurance card. And we could go over during working hours, so there never was a reason not to get one.
2. What advice can you give about how to conquer fear?
Pray. I have to tell you that I’m definitely a work in progress, so I’m probably not one you’d want to go to for advice. ;-)
3. Share two good things about your life right now.
Just two? ;-) Seriously, my sweet DH … since I’ve gone back to work part-time, he’s really been picking up the slack around the house. And my DD … I’m blessed to have a daughter who’s also my best friend.
4. A hot fall fashion trend in 2011 is a return to sixties style...tunics with pants, shift dresses, pencil skirts, cinched waists, bold prints, high necklines and short lengths to name a few. How does this fashion trend fit with your wardrobe and personal sense of style?
My wardrobe and personal sense of style lean towards the classic, timeless look.
5. Were you involved in scouting as a kid? How about as an adult?
I was a Brownie for 1 year, and that was my only involvement in scouting.
6. Apple, pear, plum, pumpkin...your favorite fall flavor?
Apple. It’s just so versatile. I love apple pie, caramel apples, apple crisp, apple slices, apple cake, baked apples. It doesn’t hurt that there is an abundance of apple orchards about an hour to the north … and that the drive there is a beautiful one in the fall, along the river with the trees on the bluff turning their vivid colors. DH and I try to make the drive up there every fall.
7. What characteristics do you think are essential in a good teacher?
Patience … which is the reason my teaching career plans didn’t get very far off the ground. When I first went to college right out of high school, I wanted to be a history teacher. I took a couple of history courses (which I thoroughly enjoyed) before dropping out to marry my ex. When I returned to college upon our divorce, I knew myself well enough to know that I didn’t have the patience to be a good teacher. So I became an accountant instead. ;-)
8. Insert your own random thought here.
We got a half inch of rain overnight … and it’s still raining and supposed to rain most all day. And the 90-degree temperatures are gone (for good, I hope).