Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Blonde Moment Puzzle in the Hodgepodge

Today we have a one-hour delay for the dusting of snow we got overnight. I am going to let myself have 18 minutes to write my answers, so--lucky you-I have to be abbreviated. 

1. It's been said that one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day?  Do you think that's true? Do you find that an easy exercise most mornings? What's something positive you told yourself this morning? If you missed that boat, what's something positive you could tell yourself tomorrow?

Yes, I believe that. It's not always easy when I start every day with the aches and pains of old age, but generally I look at a day as a clean slate. 

If a negative thought is hard to nip, and I don't want to stay there, I force myself to say, "Rejoice, for your name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life."  If I can find NO other good thought, THAT one picks me up.  But usually I look forward to making a fresh start as I sip my coffee and talk to God.

 2. There will be karaoke at the next party you attend...are you in? Or will you be faking a sore throat?

That all depends on the company, my mood, and the song choices available.  I can sing hymns and 80s music without much thought. Does anyone sing "How Great Thou Art" on karaoke night? 

3. January 29th is National Puzzle Day...what's something you've found puzzling lately?

On Monday, I was taking my boy to school and was sitting at a light that's a stone's throw from the college on the other side of his school. At this light was a long line, presumably students' cars heading for college.  We watched a small green Honda pull out of the line, attempt to go around on the shoulder to cut through to the long driveway at the liquor store on the corner.  But the driver  (blonde and 18) slipped in the icy slush and slid down the embankment of the cornfield adjacent to the driveway.  I was puzzled as to how she figured her little car would even plow through a foot of roadside slush. 

FYI, after dropping my son off, I came back and offered her help, let her sit with me till cops came, 
and stayed with her till real help arrived. The trooper said that cut-through is private property and would be a $110 fine. 

4. Jigsaw, crossword, acrostic, logic, sudoku, word search...what's your favorite, and when did you last work one?

I'm not a fan of puzzles, but of those listed, a word search.  Last time I worked one? Can't recall. I should probably do more puzzling so that recalling comes more easily!  Actually, quilting is a type of puzzle--arranging and rearranging blocks that are mostly squares, triangles and rectangles . That's my favorite. 

5. Recently a writer by the name of Amy Glass ruffled feathers with a post she wrote saying she looks down on young women with husbands and kids and she's not sorry. Among other things she says women will be equal with men when we stop saying housework and real work are equally important.  You can read the whole piece by clicking here.

 I don't have time to read the article now, but reading that she looks down on people with husbands and kids, I have two immediate reactions:  1) She is terribly selfish.  2) She has been very hurt in the past by poor examples of husbands and father.  As for real work and housework, what is not "real" about housework? I mean , it'd be nice to have a fairy cleaning for me, and it'd be nice to collect a paycheck for keeping house, but you know what? I get satisfaction out of doing the work , the very real work involved of keeping house. I don't need to waste my energy contending with her notions. She doesn't know what she's missing.  

6. What's a product you've noticed in the grocery store that you'd like to try, but haven't yet?

Kumquats .  

7. The author, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (aka Lewis Carroll) was born this week back in 1832 (January 27th). Which character from his celebrated novel, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, would you most like to meet, and why? Here's a link to the character list if you need help on this one.

I would like to meet Alice and ask her to share that magical shrinking potion. Sounds better than any diet beverage on the market.   When I peer into the looking glass in my bathroom each morning, I see a need for such a commodity. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

My time is up, but I leave you with one thought IF and ONLY if you are a Christian: Rejoice! Your name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life.   

If you are not a Christian, feel free to ask me what the Lamb's Book of Life is.  


April said...

Lamb's Book of Life...I'm IN! :) Have a great day, Zoanna...stay warm!

Unknown said...

Oh Yay! I just KNEW I would get enlightened by your bloggy post today, and that scripture is just what I needed, as I sat here stewing over some yucky family drama... thank you for the reminder that all of that crap doesn't matter... what does is that my name is written in His book! yay! :-)

Joyce said...

My new 'mood lifter' is Matthew West's, "Hello My Name is..." Makes me feel instantly better. Oh, and it must be sung loudly : ) Enjoy your day!

Carrie B said...

You are soo sweet to go back and help that gal!
I agree with you regarding Ms.Glass, I think she's likely been hurt or offended somehow and yes, she does not know what she's missing. That said, I will not say 'we told you so' when she does figure it out. :)

J.Day said...

I hope that gal learned her lesson. Extra care should always be taken in bad conditions.