Another week has passed – so quickly! The weeks have been doing that these past few years. It’s a little scary. So here we are again – ready to share with Cee and all of you.
What goal are you working on now? Your goal can be something fun or extremely serious. Have fun with this question. I find if I set a goal these days, it eats at me, nags at me, and when I don’t reach it, I suffer guilt. So I prefer to say I have “intentions”, none of them planned for very far in the future. Day by day, that’s how I prefer to take it. So my “intention” for today is to get out the weed whacker and clear around the trees and sprinkler heads – those places I don’t get to with the mower. Oh, did I tell you I also do not set lofty intentions?
What is one thing you’re glad you tried but would never do again? Getting a tattoo. I got a dragonfly on the outside of my ankle, so now I can say I got a tattoo. But once is enough. It hurts, and I don’t believe in deliberately subjecting myself to pain. Although I did subsequently get my eyebrows tattooed because after chemo I had virtually none and it was a real pain in the neck. I would get eyeliner done, in the hope that I wouldn’t have to wear mascara, but I’m quite sure that’s a bit more than I want to do in the pain realm.
Did you choose your profession or did it choose you? Originally, I chose my profession as a secretary, because when I got out of school into the working world, that’s what girls did. Many years later, I fell into my second and preferred profession of escrow officer in southern California. That one I really liked.
Have you ever gotten lost? Oh yeah. I have no sense of direction at all, to the point that I need to wear a ring on my left hand so I know left from right. Even with guidance, almost always I will go past my destination and have to turn around and go back. When we traveled, my husband used to ask me which way to go, then go the opposite way. Does that tell you anything?
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I am grateful for getting closer to the date my kids will be here for their summer visit. I am grateful for waking every morning of the days of the last week, for all those things I am always grateful for – time with friends and my furry girls. I am grateful for the things that bloom in my yard and the birds that sing their songs. I am not grateful for the grasses and weeds that grow where they are not wanted. I am looking forward to a week with temperatures at a perfect level, and cooler than the past week.