Thanks, Joyce. It's been rainy and cold on top of AND inside my head today. I'm not feeling much like roughing it in the cranial cave.
1. Are you a force to be reckoned with? In what way?
I asked my hubby: "Am I juggernaut?" He answered, "Naut."
I asked this question of my son (the 11 year old). He said, "No, not unless you're about to punish me for a week!" Since that might happen once or twice a year, I don't think that qualifies me as a "force to be reckoned with." I've given people a "piece of my mind" on occasion, but usually my tendency is to stuff my deepest hurts.
However, you mess with one of my kids? Look out, honey! All bets are OFF !
Oh, wait. I do know one thing that my family hears about regularly: not coming to the table for dinner right away when I call. When I'm hungry and the food's hot and I call you, and you ignore me? GRRRRROOOOOWWWWLLLLL !!! I don't even like it when my COMPANY dilly-dallies once I have announced, "Dinner is served." Chop-chop, my friend!
2. What are two things you love about the wintertime? Or, if love feels like too strong a word, what are two things you 'like' about winter?
One: Bright red cardinals on a snowy branch
Two: snuggling under a pile of blankets with my man
3. Pomegranate, kumquat, persimmon, kiwi, and guava are all fruits said to have health benefits, particularly during the winter months. Do you have a favorite on the list? Are there any on the list you haven't tried?
Favorite: kiwi . I don't think I've had a kumquat. I had a special feeling that a certain girl who brought two fresh pomegranates to a party here in 2011 might end up being my son's wife. She sure did! As a toast to them, I arranged especially for pomegranate juice to be served at their wedding rehearsal dinner. She liked that.
I was once tricked into eating a unripe persimmon. Just typing that sentence made me squint behind the ears, you know? Sour doesn't begin to describe unripe persimmons!
4. I passed a local church yesterday and noticed they had this on their outdoor sign- 'When all else fails, do the right thing.' Your thoughts?
That was a sign on a church? Wow. The advice is unbiblical. I would call the pastor and get HIS thoughts! Do the right thing first, last, and always. Maybe all else has failed BECAUSE you didn't do the right thing? That's biblical!
When a pastor misleads his congregants, or lets his signs do so, I can become a juggernaut for sure. I can see how this sign might fester in me awhile now.
5. Do you ski? According to one list I've seen, the top 5 ski destinations for 2014 are-St. Anton Austria, Whistler Canada, Cortina Italy, Tahoe USA, and Zermatt Switzerland. Of the five listed, which would you most like to visit? We can make skiing optional if that helps the non-skiers with their answer.
I don't ski. Tried it once at age 15 with the youth group and had only a little bit of fun. But the next day could not move a muscle, which was odd, because I was an in-shape cheerleader. I guess with skiing I had used muscles I never knew I had, and apparently tensed them all up for four hours straight. Not only that, I had hit a mogul so hard that my ski ejected from the boot and went airborne over the edge of the mountain. I used my butt as transportation to finish the course.
I have never desired a second chance to learn. Although, if I could literally ski my butt off, I might be tempted to try.
Oh, why must I make a whole paragraph out of my answer? Some people manage to be brief.
The answer to part B is Zermatt, Switzerland.
6. What's the last thing you looked for online? (Besides my blog!)
An SUV. We are in the market for one. Recommendations, anyone? Love yours? Hate yours?
7. What saying, slogan, quote, or motto have you seen lately that inspires you for the new year?
Deut. 6:18 Do what is right and good in the Lord’s sight, so that it may go well with you and you may go in and take over the good land theLord promised on oath to your ancestors, 19 thrusting out all your enemies before you, as the Lord said.
I'll be expounding on this im a future post, soon, I hope.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
This happens when the rest of me is warm, deep in my bones, and even when I was in the sun yesterday on a 55 degree day.
Naturally I looked up my symptoms on WedMB and I think I have prostatitis.
Seriously, though, I am concerned. Should I be, or am I just experiencing normal aches from being a woman of a certain age in the dead of winter?