Monday, July 2, 2012
Random Answers - Monday Listicles
Link up with Stasha at The good life for Monday Listicles. It's a different topic every week - follow along and join in. And I'll keep saying it - look at her beautiful pictures while you are checking out her site.
This week Stasha gave us a random list of questions to answer. This is right up my alley!
1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 23, and find line 4. What is it?
"...the list of other women who are about to have their own lives and schedules collapsed as if they were made of air." From Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish
2. How many times a day do you say Hi?
I never thought about this before as a whole! 2-4 times while I'm out on my runs. I always make eye contact and greet other walkers and runners, they say it's a deterrent to anyone who might be up to no good. Then at work, up to 8-10 times in person, and sometimes a few more times on the phone. Twice when I get home, to The Boy and Hubs. Often there's a greeting to my two closest neighbors when I go to check the mail, water the plants, etc
3. Have you ever worn a uniform?
I had to think about this, but the answer is... no. I'm not sure if I should be sad that I never had the decision of what to wear made for me, or happy that I never got stuck in an outfit I hated every day!
4. What do you think about the most?
The incredible human that my husband and I made and have raised. I can honestly say that these days I probably think about happy thoughts involving him more than I think about bills, money, job searches, asshat sister-in-law, etc. It's a really nice and positive change. And besides, he'll be a senior in high school next year - there's a lot going through my head! Though, I should probably have prefaced this entire answer with the fact that my thoughts flit from thing to thing faster than... well something really, really fast.
5. How many keys are on your keyring?
Four. Two to the office, one to the house, and my car key.
6. What was the last thing you bought?
Two books on writing memoir, a pair of sandals and a laptop stand for my son. I list them all because I bought them all Saturday morning in one sit down at the computer. The books and sandals I bought with my PayPal balance from selling other stuff on eBay. Score!
7. Are you growing anything these days?
Besides my ridiculously long hair that is finally getting trimmed up on Wednesday? (Yep, my hair stylist is working on the 4th!) Yes, we have a garden growing parsnips, carrots, lettuce, spinach, kale, chard, and green beans. Nine pots of flowers. And a bed of strawberries and a raspberry patch - first berries of the year have been DELISH!
8. What is under your bed?
My wedding dress - cleaned, preserved and in it's box. Where am I supposed to keep that thing?! Some plastic shelving broken down that I'm convinced if I get rid of it, I will immediately find a place to need/use it. A plastic tub that holds 30 years of letters and cards from my bff, Lela. And a baseball bat. You know, for safety and stuff...
9. What is most important in life?
The easy, and true answer is my family. If you want to get more complicated, I could make a list: health, self respect, respect for others, love, self love, freedoms, spirituality (in whatever form that may take), the simple things, etc, etc
10. What is the strangest word you used this week?
I'm terrible at remembering things like this. Probably some medical term like sartorius or articularis genu. They are both muscles, by the way. I could tell you my most used word this week, but I've made it all the way to #10 without cussing, so why start now... (I blame PMS. I'll be better next week.)
Thanks for the great list of questions, Stasha!