Here it is, halfway through another week! Before we know it, it’s going to be spring – I think that comes under the category of wishful thinking. It is, however, time for another challenge from Cee. I’m going to try to answer these questions, but there’s one or two that are going to give me a problem I think.
1. Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest? I’m not much for inviting people for meals. If you happen to drop in at meal time, I’d be happy to have you join me. But if I invite you, my expectations for myself make me tense and when I get tense, things tend to go wrong. But – assuming I was a more natural hostess like The Gracious One is, I would invite my bloggy friends – those of you whose posts I read regularly and either like or comment or both – because I would like to get to see you up close and in person and to get to know you better. I might even invite my neighborhood friends so we could all get to know one better.
2. When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else? This is sad, because I don’t remember. I tried singing to husband a few times early on, but he discouraged it by telling me “don’t give up on your day job.” Rude, huh? But justified, considering my extreme lack of talent in that area.
3. If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be? There are many qualities I would either like to have or to have improved upon what I already have of them. It’s hard to pick just one – but given the fact that I seem to have perfected the ability to accomplish absolutely nothing in any given day, I think the quality I would like to have would be ambition – and the motivation to just get at things and get them done.
4. What, if anything, is too serious to be joked about? I’m not sure I believe there’s anything too sacred to be joked about, but there are some parts of jokes that I find offensive – I particularly rail when derogatory terms for various races are used in jokes. Just not funny. And jokes that go overboard in putting someone down are annoying for me. Maintain some respect there, please.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? My grateful fors tend to be repetitive. I am grateful for waking every morning, for the morning kisses Shasta bestows upon me in her insistence that I get up and out of bed – now! – for having a warm, comfortable home in a neighborhood of warm, comfortable people. I guess I am most grateful for my big furry girls insisting we get out and walk, even if for short distances, every afternoon. “Let’s go, mom!”
I am looking forward to – more of the same. Planning a visit to The Artistic One in March. Spending time with my friends. Going to Tai Chi Friday – with the full intention of actually getting there this Friday.
And now, my usual – a few photos – today they’re all starring Sammy Squirrel, on his way across the gazebo frame to the roof to the bird tree to the feeder.
He has an audience
which seems to be a bit hair-raising.
I wish to all of you – enough.