I missed last week, and don’t want to miss two weeks of Cee’s questions in a row, so here goes!
1. When anniversaries of unhappy times pop up, how do you handle them and what makes you turn your mood (attitude) around? I think I don’t dwell on unhappy times because I honestly cannot remember anniversary dates of any of them except the date of my grandson, Tobin’s death from cancer – February 17 (right, Kat?) but don’t remember the year. For several years, I included in my Christmas card scene a “Toby angel” and posted an ode Gep wrote with a picture of Toby on that date, but my Christmas card creation has dwindled and the post has done the same. For the most part, what’s past is past once I’ve dredged whatever lessons it has offered from it and I don’t dwell. Except for a few things I think were unfair to my kids as they grew up and the associated guilt.
2. Are you a cat, dog, goat or prefer the zoo person? For pets, dog and cat. Although I think sometimes it would be fun to have a goat, or chickens or a horse. Then again, those farm-type animals could also be a lot of work and expense, so I’ll stick with the dogs and cats. Definitely not birds in the house – just tooooooo messy for me.
3. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? Interesting question. Maybe between 50 and 60 – 55 sounds good. I think I was about that age before I developed any real sense. I think I was about that age when I became more mellow, and the emotions were less a roller coaster. I believe I don’t “think the age I am” most of the time – unless it’s convenient to be an “old lady”. The problem with having a 55 year-old mindset and a considerably older body is when I attempt to do some of the physical things I did at 55, my body hollers “uncle” much sooner. Very annoying!
4. Are you left or right handed? Unequivocally right-handed. My left hand is there for the purpose of providing a home for my engagement/wedding rings, helping to lift things, balance things, that type of function. It needs a lot of guidance though.
As a footnote – the vet called yesterday evening and said Bailey’s surgery went well, and she was awake. They got a lot of stones out, most of which we can have. Do I want them? Not sure. They’ll keep a couple to be tested to determine what caused them. We’ll pick her up after husband’s radiation treatment today and bring her home, which will make all of us happy – Shasta for certain. She’s been clinging to me and wandering about the house like a lost soul when I stay in one place for awhile.
There we have it for this day! For all of you out there, give your loved ones another hug, even if it’s virtual, and have a day full of enough.