Tuesday, August 26, 2014

It's my Birthday and I'll Hodgepodge if I Want To

1. As August draws to a close, share what's been your favorite weekend of the entire summer?

Probably last weekend. We went to Ohio to visit some of my hubby's family. The weekend including boating (for us all) and tubing (for him and our son) as well as visiting quilt shops with my SIL and niece, and shopping the farmer's market where  they're vendors.   

2. Labor Day is marked in the US of A on Monday, September 1st.  What paying job have you held that you've loved the most? Liked the least?

Paying job I loved most? Teaching 5th and 6th grade in a Christian school for two years. 

Liked the least?  Being a hostess in a hotel restaurant.

3. Does the new school year start before or after Labor Day where you live? When do you think it should begin? There is much discussion now about older students having later start times to their school day...your thoughts?

For public school it starts this week.  For our private school, it starts after Labor Day. I think it should begin after Labor Day.  As for later start times for older students, I'm all for it. They have biological needs for more sleep, and so their parents who are kept up by those deep talks that seem to start at midnight. 

 I think it's as bad to expect mental alertness from a sleep deprived teens as to expect a happy disposition from a child who is way past their naptime.  

4. What's something you've worked at recently that could be deemed a 'labor of love'?

 A chemo quilt for my friend Renee'. 

5.Which of the following work idioms can you most relate to right now...'A woman's work is never done.', 'All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.' 'Many hands make light work.'

Many hands make light work.   I took charge of ordering my son's school uniforms. Hubby took him out for soccer cleats, and our daughter went shopping with him for supplies.

6. Crab or lobster or thanks, but no thanks? Favorite way to have your choice prepared?

I like both but I don't like lobster enough to pay the prices they fetch.  Steam my crabs in Old Bay, please.    I  am beyond sad that I haven't A SINGLE CRAB this summer!!!  Crab cakes, yes, but not one crab have I cracked open and that is just not a complete summer in my book.

7. Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, 'Three rules of work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.' Which of the three do you consider to be the most important? Share one of your own 'rules of work'.

The last one.  In fact, the Chinese symbol for "crisis' is the same as for "opportunity."  

One of my rules of work?  Avoid it and take a nap?      Okay, seriously.  I guess I try to "do the worst first" if faced with a bunch of tasks.  Get it over with. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

My birthday was yesterday the 26th.  I spent a few hours with my oldest son at his doctor appointment getting his splint off, stitches out, and boot on.  Spent the evening at a back to school night. And I got an amazing phone call I'd love to share if I find energy. 


Joyce said...

I'm glad you had a nice birthday. I think you need to carry on the celebrating through the weekend and send your hubs out for some to-go crabs! It's not summer in Maryland without a crab feast!

Zoanna said...

That thought has occurred to me several times, Joyce!

Sally Henry said...

OOOh, Wait... before I post a wonderfully witty response.... ahem ahem ahem,.... mimimimimiiii...
HapPy BirTHdaY tO YoU! haPpy BirTHDay To yOU! haPPy bIrthDaY deAr ZOANNA........ (pause for dramatic effect)......... HaPPY BirTHDaY TO YOU!!!!!
(that was me singing in my best operatic voice... only not really, because I have a cold right now and sound more like a cocktail lounge singer who has smoked a pack of cigarettes after downing two shots of whiskey... but I digress)

I hope you get some crabs... wait, that sounds bad... go send thy husband out to fetch thee the most amazing king crabs he can find, post haste! Tell him it's for your BIRTHDAY, for Pete's sake, and I said to! :-)

Zoanna said...

Sally, you are such a hoot. I crack up every time you post.

April said...

So hoping you had such a fabulous birthday, Zoanna! I'm still reeling from my 50th!

Zoanna said...

It was pleasant but not fabulous.

Lea said...

Oh, sure hope you share your phone call. Curiosity killed the cat! :o)) I'm betting you were a wonderful teacher and that's likely why you enjoyed it so much. Happy mid-week!

Jessy Gaffen said...

Oh, happy birthday! Another teacher, huh? Yay! It's ironic that lobster is so expensive when the lobstermen get much less. It always works that way though! Old Bay...in biscuits with cheddar. Yum! LOL Thanks for stopping in Our Side of the Mountain!

Carrie Bullock said...

Happy Birthday!