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1. What's changed in your life, home, or community since your last birthday?
Well my birthday was only back in June so not many changes since then, oh except that all my kids are now married. Had to get a wedding mention in somewhere!
2. September is Classical Music Month. Do you like/listen to classical music? If so what's a favorite piece and/or who is a favorite composer?
I do like to listen to classical music but I don’t do it that often. Certainly not often enough to have a favourite piece or composer. The place I probably listen to classical the most is in the car.
3. Besides The Bible, what's a book that has positively changed your life, relationships, career, or perspective? How so?
I can’t say that any immediately jump out at me.
4. I read (here) these ten hobbies will make you smarter...play a musical instrument, read voraciously, meditate regularly, work out your brain (puzzles, sudoku, board games, etc), exercise often, learn a new language, write your feelings down (blog, journal, just write), travel to new places, cook different kinds of meals, participate in sports actively
Are any on this list your current hobbies? Which hobby on the list would you be most inclined to try?
Ok, well obviously I blog and I sort of journal (I keep a log of day to day stuff) I read and definitely give my brain a work out every day. I also try and get out and walk every day (although not when it’s 27+ degrees outside as it is today).
I would love to be able to play an instrument but sadly my musical ability is probably contained in one hand not two. Age means starting a new sport would probably be detrimental to my joints and I’m not a great traveller. However, I would love to be able to learn French and I am trying to be more adventurous with my cooking so hopefully I’m not totally a lost cause.
5. What sports traditions does your family have?
None that spring to mind.
6. In a few words, weigh in on the current football/National Anthem brouhaha. Keep it family friendly please.
I totally support someone’s right to protest about what they may see as an injustice. However, I think you need to think carefully about how you make that protest. I understand that sometimes a massive raise of awareness is needed and shock tactics will be required. But, you also need to get people on side, not annoy them. For example, I understand why there is a Black Lives Matter campaign and why it is catching on here in the UK but the slogan, in my opinion, won’t endear some non-Blacks to the campaign. Also, the two most prominent protests here in the UK caused chaos at Heathrow and London City airports. This caused problems for ordinary people. Again, although this will have raised awareness of the campaign it won’t have endeared those people affected by the chaos the protest caused.
7. Where do you have loads of patience, and where do you most lack patience?
I like to think I’m quite a patient person, especially now I’m not part of the rat race. I’m especially good at solving puzzles, unravelling knots etc and usually with people. I most lack patience at my husband’s determined ignorance of his deteriorating hearing. YOU CAN IMAGINE WHY!
8. Insert your own random thought here.
The last comment about my hubby was quite truthful. He has insisted for a long while that there is nothing wrong with his hearing and that I don’t speak loudly enough. (He may have a point there as I’m not one for talking loudly.) But today he is going for a hearing test. I’m praying that if this determines he needs a hearing aid he will embrace that idea and not continue pleading ignorance.
Have a good week all.