List 2 things you have to be happy about?
I woke up today and the air-conditioning still works.
If you could take a photograph, paint a picture or write a story of any place in the world, what and where would it be?
Would it make sense to say I don’t think I’ve found it yet?
Should children be seen and not heard?
Occasionally, for short periods of time, yes. In places where adults shouldn’t be heard too much, either — at the bank, the reference section of the library, 9pm showings of non-family movies, funerals — school-aged children should be quiet in those places, too. I think we’ve gone so kid-friendly, we expect everywhere to have a playland or something to accommodate children, when really, we need to model and teach some self-control.
List at least five of your favorite first names.
I won’t. I’ll tell you Allen, Mae, and Michael are some frequent names in my family. I’ll tell you women with traditionally male names and names that are unusual are pretty common in my family. I’ll tell you when we were naming Sassy, it took us months and months. The Mister was stuck in the girl P names and I thought he’d never let go. Had she been a boy, Sassy would’ve been Ethan. She ended up with two masculine names anyway, which made birth announcements in unisex baby clothes interesting. I’ll tell you it took us fewer than five minutes to name Moo, who would’ve been Jacob otherwise.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Easiest week to count blessings, this last week. I’m glad neither I nor my loved ones died in the damned tornadoes, I’m glad my trees didn’t snap.
I am grateful I live on the side of the street where we don’t lose power and we don’t flood. I am grateful that while driving through the flooding, a stranger lady was kind enough to wave me to her and welcomed me to stop and sit a spell at her house at the exact moment I was about to break down in tears and abandon my car. So most of all, I’m glad The Mister was available to talk me just then. He gave me courage and calm enough to get me home as I drove through halfadozen ‘ponds’.
I am also grateful my father is feeling well and hopeful, considering.
I am grateful Bubba dropped in yesterday with another young un I hadn’t seen in a long time.
Also, Oreo ice cream.
This week coming up has us making our yearly visit to Mr and Mrs HME’s house, where we will undoubtedly laugh til we cry and eat piles of yummy foods, and in turn, I am also grateful to have a housesitter.
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What’s going on in your world?