Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Have No Fear, Hodgepodge is Here

A great bunch of questions this week. I have only 16 minutes to answer them this morning.

1. Under what circumstances do you do your best thinking?

a,  When Plan A didn't work and I need Plan B very quickly. I process well quickly. 
b.  When I'm in  a hot bath without pressure, relaxing.  I process better when relaxed.

2. Are you a risk taker? What's one big risk you've taken?

I'm adventurous but not a risk taker, really.  Yesterday I took a risk of turning left in front of a speeding car. Not smart. But since Plan A was to turn, a quick Plan B was to gun it!

3. Some of the most common phobias according to the National Institute for Mental Health are-fear of spiders (arachnaphobia), snakes (ophidiophobia), heights (acrophobia), fear of spaces from which escape is difficult (agoraphobia), fear of thunder and lightening (astrophobia), fear of dogs (cynophobia), injections (trypanophobia), social situations, flying (pteromerhanophobia) and fear of germs and dirt (mysophobia). True phobias affect only about 10% of adults, but of those listed which would you rate as your greatest fear?

Snakes and enlcosed spaces. Don't you dare put me in tight space with a snake, or my sorry soul will be taken to heaven in a bolt of lightning with a scream that breaks the sound barrier.

4. Are you settled or do you feel the need to move somewhere new?

Feeling restless right now. Looking at real estate. Planning projects to put the house on the market within the next year or so, probably.  We don't have to move, but we want a property that's easier on the knees and closer to our married kids.

5. What is something you find annoying when dining in a restaurant?

People talking too loudly.  "Inside voices" --some folks don't have them. 
I also don't like to dine with people who are really picky about their food.  

6. Daffodil yellow, sunset orange, spring green, or sky blue...your favorite color this time of year?

Daffodil yellow.

7. If you were going to take a holiday all by yourself, where would you go?

I wouldn't want to do that,  but I'd choose a beach cottage not far from mountains and plenty of shopping

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Speaking of claustrophobia, please pray for me if you're the praying kind.  Tomorrow night I have an MRI scheduled for the weird hour of 10 pm.  It's to rule out a rotator cuff tear in my right shoulder.  I have this fear of what comes with results too: surgery (fear of losing more memory cells due to anaesthesia) , pain during recovery and physical therapy, but a greater fear of the permanent limited mobility in this major joint. So it must be done. Thanks in advance.  

Boom! I wrote that in 15 minutes and now I have to spell check  and publish. Have a great Wednesday, HP peeps! No editing for me, so I apologize in advance to fellow grammar police.


Joyce said...

Your restaurant comment reminded me I don't enjoy dining with someone who lectures me about the nutritional components of what I'm eating : ) Will be thinking of you today! Or tonite rather!

Marla said...

I have been with "picky eaters" too and it's embarrassing. They ask for their meal to be prepared down to the details…and then make the wait staff crazy. ugh.

Sally Henry said...

You. Me. Family beach house. 2 blocks from the beach - 10 minutes from gorgeous mountains WITH a beach view. Boom! Lets go!

(And yeah, 10 PM? For an MRI? Yeech!) Will pray it goes well - and MAKE them put a washcloth over your eyes and give you headphones with music... seriously, those things are SO loud and clangy and long! Have a good day, my twin-from-the-other-side-of-the-U.S.!

Susan Kane said...

Loud people in a restaurant--no question. I don't like hearing every detail of their lives.

Staying put in a house is what I prefer. We are seeing the next years as being our last in this house, but we said that 10 years ago also.

retired not tired said...

My brother in law had rotator cuff surgery. It seems to have worked. Lots of therapy. Good luck!

Carrie Bullock said...

Wow, I had no idea a MRI could be administered that late. Crazy.

Good luck!

Lea said...

Bless your heart Zoanna. I hope all went well with the MRI. I have another one next week on my neck. I had my shoulder done last week. And, I've had shoulder surgery on my right shoulder and yes, the rehab was tough but my shoulder has never been better and that was 7 years ago. I'm probably facing shoulder surgery on my left shoulder. I have an impengment and we've tried PT and it didn't work. I see the Dr. again next week and we'll discuss my options.

I highly recommend someone who specializes in shoulder surgery only. I believe in specialists.

Wishing you all the best. Oh, I've never heard of an MRI being done at night.