1. When did you last 'swim against the tide'? Explain.
Wow! The first question and I can't think of a thing to write. I hope the rest are a little easier. lol
2. What's the last self-help or self-improvement book you read?
I really don't usually read self-help or self-improvement books. However I'm reading Patsy Clairmont's, "Catching Fireflies" and it is really good and I'm learning some things. Thinking about light in a whole different way. To me the Bible is one of the best self-help or self-improvement books around. It teaches us how to come to Christ and how to live for Him.
3. "Tolerance is a tremendous virtue, but the immediate neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness." (Sir James Goldsmith)
Agree or disagree? Discuss. With civility please, because I think we have a good thing going in our very diverse (in geography, age, religion, political persuasion, ethnicity, marital status, upbringing, and cooking abilities) neighborhood here on This Side of the Pond.
I think tolerance can be good as long as it doesn't go all one direction. In other words, I believe I need to be tolerant of others, but I believe they should also be tolerant of me. Just because your tolerant though, doesn't mean you have to agree with them or support what they are doing or believe in, you just need to be kind to them.
4. What is one of your most vivid memories of the kitchen from your childhood?
I remember when we were younger all of us kids would have to clean up the kitchen after dinner. We'd put a record on the hifi and turn it up loud and one would scrape the dishes and one would wash and one would dry. And the washer and dryer would race to see who would finish first. My sister usually washed and I would dry. The washer was also responsible for washing the table and countertops. My sister would always take glasses of clean water and pour over the dishes in the draing so it would take us longer to dry them. She was so mean! haha Any way, it made the chore go faster and we had fun at the same time.
5. How did/do your own children's summers compare with your summers as a child? If you're not a parent, answer as it relates to what you've observed about the current generation of children vs. your own childhood.
They were probably pretty similar. They watched TV and played outside and in their rooms, just like we did. The big difference is my mom didn't work in the summer and I do, so I didn't get to be with them during the day. My husband had a more flexible schedule and he would work at home so they could be home as much as possible and not at a sitters.
6. Tell us what body of water you would most like to be on or near today, and why?
The Atlantic Ocean. Because I love the ocean and the beach.
7. Share a favorite song about water, or a favorite song with the word water in it's title, or a favorite song to listen to as you sit beside the water.
One of the first tunes that popped into my head is "Sittin on the Dock of the Bay"
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Okay Joyce, now you have me thinking about the beach and I'm going to have trouble getting anything else done today! lol Lord willing, Hubby and I'll be spending almost 4 weeks at the ocean in November this year.
Have a great day everyone and thanks for visiting!