I am a year closer to retirement. There was a tragic murder in the community that saddened us all. There was a hostage situation in the county. Frank finished Course of Study. I went to Michigan over the summer. Still living in Rock Mills, Still teaching in Randolph County, Still preaching at Midway UMC. I have to admit I am enjoying constant right now.
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 like some classical music and will sometimes play it when I'm doing housework. Pachelbel's Canon in D Major is my favorite. I also listen to some of the livelier pieces so I will move faster. LOL
3. Besides The Bible, what's a book that has positively changed your life, relationships, career, or perspective? How so? When I read the question, then read Joyce's answer I started thinking about my own answer I decided to use Joyce's response. Several books came to my mind immediately, and I could easily come up with a list of ten. but, like Joyce I went with My Utmost For His Highest by Oswald Chambers. I too am re-reading it again this year and I also agree with Joyce that it is absolutely jam-packed full of life-changing wisdom.
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?
I currently read voraciously, pray regularly, work out my brain, exercise, write, travel and cook. I love to travel...and I love to plan the trip. I love puzzles and word games. I am not currently learning a new language, but I do teach one and play refresher games to keep me on top.
5. What sports traditions does your family have? Go Noles! (hubby) War Eagle (me).
6. In a few words, weigh in on the current football/National Anthem brouhaha. Keep it family friendly please. I am appalled, ashamed, disappointed, and think NOONE should watch or attend ANY event. We stand and pledge the flag every morning at my school. I cannot make my students pledge....but they are required to stand out of respect....and I have never had a problem with any of them. The 9-11 protest broke my heart. I back the blue....and the firefighters....who all ran INTO the building while others were running out.
7. Where do you have loads of patience, and where do you most lack patience?
I do not have loads of patience for the most part. I am patient when it comes to baking, grocery shopping, crafting (as long as it is going right), shoe shopping, writing and reading. Obviously Joyce and I are related on the impatient things....since our answers are the same. What I do not have patience for are people driving way too slow in the left lane, particularly if it's because they're texting, (also, p.s.a-the left lane is for passing...just throwing that out there in case you're one of the drivers who try my patience), chronic complainers, laziness on the job, and technology glitches. And obviously I have no patience for highly paid professional athletes who use the 'workplace' as a means of protest.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
This is my journal entry beginning September 11, 2001. I wanted to share it with you, because I was in New York; because it was the heaviest thing I have ever experienced ~
I needed to share the whole journal writing of Stevie Nicks with you. She wrote it in 2001...it hurts my heart. I hope you will read it.