I can’ believe that it’s been three weeks since I've participated in the Hodgepodge. I guess if there’s an upside to having to take a handwork break, it’s that I am getting caught up and able to resume a more normal routine … including the Hodgepodge! Why not join in the fun!
1. When it comes to good manners, what two top your list of most important?
Two? Just two? Ok, I’ll choose “please” and “thank you” since common courtesy is the foundation of good manners.
Common Core. Are you familiar with the term (talking education reform in the USA)? If so, care to share your thoughts? In your opinion, what is one of the biggest issues schools (in your home country) face today?
2. Let's open a proverbial can of worms...
I am not familiar with Common Core, although any references I’ve seen to it haven’t been positive.
3. Name a celebrity whose fashion sense you admire and share why.
I can’t answer this: I don’t follow celebrities, so I’m not familiar with their fashion sensibilities … not that I worry too much about the latest fashion trends. If I had to define my own personal style, I’d guess that classic casual would come close.
4. How are you affected by the changing seasons?
I suffer from Raynaud’s, and I have very little tolerance for cold (which alas, is getting worse as I get older) … so I’m very definitely affected physically by fall and winter (and to early spring). I am also affected spiritually by the changing seasons, finding encouragement in the rebirth that spring brings. And I’m emotionally affected … I enjoy the changing seasons. Even though I would prefer to live in a warmer climate (on the beach of course! ), I would definitely miss the lovely fall colors, the beauty of falling snow, and the budding leaves and spring flowers.
5. Scariest book you've ever read?
I don’t care for scary books nor scary movies, so I don’t recall reading any books that scared me.
6. What time of day are you most hungry? What's your go-to snack?
If we’re talking outside of meal time, I find myself needing (more like wanting?) a snack mid-morning. I usually grab something starchy , even though I try to keep healthier options available.
7. Do you lean more towards being too needy or too independent? Which do you find harder to deal with in others?
I suspect that I lean toward being more independent … no surprise considering that I am an introvert with some self-esteem issues. I find it more difficult to deal with those who are extremely needy because their need seems to be unending.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
My doctor recommended that I continue with the rest and ibuprofen … I am to “listen” to my finger. If I get the tingliness, that’s a sign that the nerve is being damaged and that I should stop whatever I’m doing to cause it. She did give me hope by saying that everyone she’s seen with this has healed although it took anywhere from a few days to 6 months. I’m praying that I won’t be one of the 6-month healers. After reading about a quilter on the Celebrate Hand Quilting Facebook group who learned to adjust/compensate so she could hand piece and hand quilt during her long recovery from major shoulder surgery, I was determined to find a way to do some handwork of some kind … without damaging that nerve. I’ve become pretty adept at avoiding using my index finger so I was hopeful that I might be able to do a little basting of my hexagons. Alas, it was just too difficult/cumbersome too work without using that finger that the process was no longer relaxing or enjoyable.
The Cardinals face the Red Sox tonight in Game 1 of the World Series … GO CARDINALS!!!
Ok, that was two thoughts, but since I’m three weeks behind, I've got some catching up to do. Ha!