Joining Joyce and Friends for HodgePodge Wednesday:
1. In what way are you your own worst enemy?
oh my … in my self-talk, I’d say. I can talk myself into self-pity or negativity or make myself crazy about a situation better than anyone I know … that’s why I’m so thankful for my husband who is my balance and my stability – and the sunshine that breaks through my rain clouds.
2. Jacques Cousteau’s
birthday was Monday, June 11th…ever been scuba diving? Is that something you’d like to try? What’s your favorite ‘under the sea’ creature?
I used to watch Jacques Cousteau’s specials on TV when I was a child … but I’ve never been scuba diving. I really don’t have a lot of ambitions to do a lot of crazy things – not that I am scared – I just don’t really care – but I guess I’d like to go down a HUGE and HIGH zip line some day!!!
My favorite under the sea creature is probably the seahorse – so pretty!!
3. On a scale of 1-10, how comfortable are you in and around the water? (1=not at all, 10=very) Do you know how to swim and if so how and when did you learn?
I’d say 9 … I can swim well enough, and I like to dive off diving boards and such. I started swimming lessons at age 4 and probably took them for 2 or 3 summers there after. I just learned at the local public pool. I often regret that I never made time to take my kids to swim lessons – they have just taught themselves how to swim – with a little help from me.
4. What’s something you do to motivate yourself to tick an item off your to-do list?
I prefer to work first and then relax … so if I check off things on my to-do list, I treat myself with either internet time or reading a book.
5. What makes a good neighbor? Are you a good neighbor?
I used to be a better neighbor. For 3 years we lived on an Army post in a duplex. I lived among families with children of my own kids’ ages. We babysat each other’s kids and sat outside together on summer evenings and invited each other over for birthdays and borrowed sugar and eggs from each other. I had so many sets of neighbors come and go in those 3 years – but I knew almost all of them.
Now that we live in a single family house in a subdivision, I really only know 2 of my neighbors – and only because they introduced themselves to me. My across-the-street neighbor is a Christian of the same persuation as us – and we have talked a lot more than the other neighbors, and I’ve attended church with her as her son is trying to start a church in a near-by town.
6. Who loads the dishwasher at your house? Is there a right way and a wrong way?
I load the dishwasher!! I can’t stand how anyone else in my house does it because YES, there is a right way to do it!
My daughter Anna is the un-loader … and Miriam loves to help her. In 6 or 7 years, it will be her job anyway. 🙂
7. You know it’s summer when_________________________.
the water in the pool is just the right temperture for an adult! The kids will get in when it is still fresh and frigid.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
oh dear … right now, I can’t do it. My random is just too random these days!! I am enjoying the summer with my kids home with me … but otherwise, I am just a little empty right now. 😦