I wish I had more time to Hodgepodge
… and tonight (Tues) I am making time to join Joyce and friends for some FUN blogging – no heavy, deep, introverted thoughts …. just answers the following questions:
1. What’s changed in your life, home, or community since your last birthday?
My birthday is coming up in November. Last November, I was pretty happy with my job as a durable medical equipment billing manager and part time pharmacy tech; it fit well into my life and family; it was pretty flexible and child-friendly (my 6 year old would hang out at my office or in the pharmacy if I didn’t have child care, etc) …
Then in May of this year, my job was down-sized – and I made a rash decision to pursue medical billing instead of pharmacy tech-ing. By July, I was starting a new, full-time job with a regional hospital as a billing coordinator for their home health department. This has changed my life and the dynamics how our home runs drastically.
Before I took this job, my husband gave me some advice when he reminded me that sometimes it is better to stick with the devil you know than face the devil you don’t. And so, I continue to face this new devil every morning as I get up and drag myself to work. I am thankful for a job because our family needs the extra income right now, but I have definitely confirmed that I am no career woman!
2. September is Classical Music Month. Do you like/listen to classical music? If so what’s a favorite piece and/or who is a favorite composer?
I like classical music well enough; we have always had CDs in our house and occasionally listened to them. My favorite was to listen to classical music is live and in a wonderful venue, which is something we experienced several times while living in Germany. My favorite composer is Mozart and my favorite piece is “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”.
3. Besides The Bible, what’s a book that has positively changed your life, relationships, career, or perspective? How so?
Introverts in the Church by Adam McVeigh has influenced my life greatly in the last 2 or 3 years. It has helped me find my place and feel more comfortable as an introvert and a Christian. A second favorite in this same vein is QUIET by Susan Cain.
4. I read (here) these ten hobbies will make you smarter…play a musical instrument, read voraciously, meditate regularly, work out your brain (puzzles, sudoku, board games, etc), exercise often, learn a new language, write your feelings down (blog, journal, just write), travel to new places, cook different kinds of meals, participate in sports actively
Are any on this list your current hobbies? Which hobby on the list would you be most inclined to try?
I do read almost every night before bed and as much as I find time to … I do like to work crossword puzzles. I attempt to write/blog/journal. I wish I could travel more – and we used to travel a lot. I’d love to travel more – if only for the sake of getting smarter. 😉
5. What sports traditions does your family have?
We mostly cheer for college teams – and mostly football. We are quite diverse in our teams because of where we grew up – Tennessee Volunteers for me because I grew up in Knoxville. Iowa Hawkeyes because of Dan’s roots. And now, the Arkansas Razorbacks because our son is a Freshmen at the U of A.
6. In a few words, weigh in on the current football/National Anthem brouhaha. Keep it family friendly please.
I hate it. I see the protesters of the anthem as disrespectful. I can’t go on much more … but as a member of a family who has been involved with the military, I just can’t even believe anyone would want to enjoy America but not at least stand to respect those who give them the freedom to do so.
7. Where do you have loads of patience, and where do you most lack patience?
Loads of patience with strangers …. lack patience with my own family. Sad but true.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Hormones. They are evil. That is all. (said the woman who is going on 46)