Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bird's Eye View

My next challenge shall be to move from being an observer to being a visionary.

Piece of cake, right?

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

May 11, 2011 Wednesday Hodgepodge

The link to From This Side of the Pond is to the left....

1. How many times in your life have you moved house?
Not counting a couple of times when I was too young to remember, and a few temporary places during college, I've moved sixteen times! I'd never counted before. Wow! And it's about to be 17 next month, when we move from London to Switzerland.

2. What subject would you study if you had a year to devote to it?
Probably something to do with hospice, as over and over in my life I have felt drawn to working in this area.

3. What in this world breaks your heart?
When Fear crowds out Love.

4. What is one item that symbolizes the times in which we live? Why?
The smartphone, because you hold the entire world in your hand.

5. Share a favorite bumper sticker or t-shirt slogan.
"Don't Believe Everything You Think"

6. How do you like your spaghetti?
Cooked! :-)

7. What is one piece of advice you would give a recent, or soon to be recent, graduate?
Now, your real education can begin. Follow your dreams, and don't hold back. 
Work hard, but don't let life's joys pass you by in the process.

8. Insert your own random thought here.
I can't get this song out of my head!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May I please answer this week's Hodgepodge Questions?

Link to the originating blog, From This Side of the Pond, is to the left..... 

1. Have you ever been served breakfast in bed? Do you enjoy that? If someone were serving you breakfast in bed this coming weekend what would you hope to see on the tray?

My kids give me breakfast in bed on Mother's Day. I enjoy and appreciate the intent, if not always the execution! I am not sure I will have breakfast in bed on Sunday, but I would love to see a bowl of fresh fruit, a cup of coffee, and perhaps a croissant or a muffin. And a flower in a bud vase! Hey, a girl can dream!

2. What is one piece of advice you would give a new mother?
Trust your intuition. Also, sleep is highly overrated.You'll be surprised by how little you can get by on!

3. When was the last time you wanted to scream? Explain. 
I am going through a period of change in my life, so I am feeling stressed and frustrated a lot! The better question might be: when was the last time I did not want to scream?
(This too shall pass.)

4. Can you hula hoop? 
For about two seconds, so, no.

5. What is something people do in traffic that really bothers you?
Talk or text on their cell phones.

6. What do you do when people don't admit they're wrong?
I pray for a miracle. I pray for guidance. I pray for right action (on my part).

7. What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word 'fun'? 
Summertime at the beach!

8. Insert your own random thought here. 
We have lived in this house for a year. It's a rental, and the kitchen had been remodeled by the homeowner. His handyman, when we asked, told us that the wall switch in the kitchen was not connected to anything.
Today, we discovered that the wall switch operates an underfloor heating system! This would have been nice to know last winter as we were freezing our butts off every cold, dark morning at the breakfast table, and wondering why the homeowner had not put any radiators in during his renovation.
Prospective new tenants have been traipsing through lately. One of them must have flipped the switch to see what it did. My son has been telling me since last Friday that the floor is warm, Mom! I kept saying it must be from the sunshine coming in through the glass ceiling. He finally made me get down on the floor tonight to feel it. When we figured it out, we had a good laugh down there on the tiles!