I have been MIA for the past ten days, both in posting and in reading to a large degree. I have been enjoying the company of my adult children, who have once again fledged the nest and returned to their own nests – leaving my home very quiet, but blessed to have had their presence for Christmas. Now comes the process to re-enter the world, insofar as I am willing to enter the world. I mostly like staying in my world.
In honor of the end of another year, prior to learning to write 2019, prior to actually removing vestiges of Christmas from my home and picking up and neatening after myself, I decided to share a bit more of my world.
For the parents in the crowd: What would be the absolute worst name you might give your child? If you’re not a parent (I’m not), then what’s the worst name you could give your pet? Adolf Hitler. I understand those parents are now in jail, as seems fitting for anyone that would do that to their child.
What mildly annoying curse might you wish you could curse annoying people with? I don’t think I really want to curse anyone (although there is a one that I often thing should be cursed into going into hiding and never coming out), but I do definitely want to avoid annoying people. And hope not to be one myself.
What’s the weirdest thing you did as a child? Oh gosh, who knows. I know I did stupid things, but I’m not sure I did weird things. Not inplying I was a perfect child because I definitely was not, but I was pretty shy and obedient (except when it came to being in before curfew on weekends) and not very daring, so probably not weird.
Do you believe things happen for a reason or are random? That’s a very good question – giving it some consideration, I’m not sure what I believe. In some instances, I guess I’d like to think some of the things happening are random, yet I remember hearing myself say “everything happens for a reason, it’s just sometimes a long time before you learn the reason”. I definitely believe that what goes around comes around – is that karma? I believe in it.
And Finally, in the spirit of New Year’s: What’s a resolution (if you make them, I don’t) you’re making for the New Year? How confident are you in keeping it a reasonable amount of time? I don’t do resolutions anymore, because I don’t keep them beyond a day or so. I have goals, however – to get back to doing some exercise to shut my back up. It likes to grump a great deal when I stand too long, and I’m quite certain it’s because I don’t make an effort to stretch and flex it. Another goal is to remember to appreciate what I’ve got, because I do have enough and wanting that which is not practicable or truly attainable is futile and frustrating.
Wishing you all a happy new year, filled with love, light, and peace. I, for one, will not be awake to welcome it in, but I will do my best to appreciate it. Here is my version of the moment the year changes.