I’m joining the fun this week….
Sitting on the porch and answering random questions about everything under the sun….
Joyce asks the questions.
We answer the questions.
1. It's National Waffle Day (August 24th)...what decision are you currently 'waffling over'? (or share one you've recently 'waffled over')
I don't "waffle" very often, I'm very decisive and have been that way for a very long time. My corporate career as a project manager has taught me that waffling adds time and usually expense to any task, project, or event. I do LOVE waffles though!
2. It's the middle of August, but I'm already seeing lots of autumn-related posts. Do you think we rush the seasons? If so, does that bother you?
Yes, rushing the seasons does bother me...alot! But I am also guilty of 'feeding the retail frenzy'; I was looking at Halloween Decorations at Costco in July... Just today I read an article about decorating your mantel for fall...I just can't help myself! Soon I will be planning for Christmas, I'm sure Costco is already stocking the aisles with Red and Green Sparkly things...
I saw (here) an end of summer bucket list that included-
make s'mores, read a new (or favorite) book in the park, eat something delicious and bad for you at a state fair, be a tourist for the day, have a pot luck picnic, book a last minute summer getaway, relax by or in the pool, take a hike to watch the sunset, have a day on the lake, try a new summer recipe
Which activities on the list might you squeeze in before summer officially comes to a close?
I live 15 minutes from a beautiful mountain lake...I have not been there yet. That is the number one thing on our bucket list for the end of summer. We might even rent a pontoon to cruise around the lake.
3. Your favorite summertime 'art' found in nature?
Hostas! I love the texture, the dimension, and the subtlety of these shade loving plants. Here in the mountains we have ample shade from towering Oaks and many other native trees. Hostas thrive here. I find the range of color and texture beautiful!
4. Stephen R. Covey is quoted as saying 'We judge ourselves by our intentions, and others by their actions.' Agree or no? Do you define yourself based on your intentions, your actions, or something else?
I judge myself and others for that matter, by actions. Why? because I know others will judge me by my actions and I want them to see the same person that I see. The person that leads by example and is never accused of her actions speaking louder than her words. I'm not always successful at this, but I try everyday to hold to that self image.
5. Are you useful in a crisis? Elaborate.
I've been called "the rock of gibraltar" during a crisis situation. I can hold it all together like nobodies business. I am calm, shy, and quiet under normal circumstances, but I'm also a natural leader. I'm not sure why, but people follow me and believe in me. I think that is why I was successful as a project manager of very large construction projects and complicated IT project deployments...people trusted in me and my decisions. In a crisis you've got to be organized...luckily, I have that skill in spades!
6. What's been your go-to dish this summer? Is it something you'll continue making as the seasons change?
I don't cook much, my Sweetie does the cooking in our family. So, my favorite go-to-dish is the delicious Chicken Salad sandwich with a bowl of soup at my favorite lunch spot - Cantaberry trackside in my home town - Blue Ridge, GA.
7. Adult coloring books are a thing now. Have you jumped on the bandwagon? If not is this something you think you might enjoy?
No, I haven't jumped on the current bandwagon, but in my college years I did. There were not "Adult" coloring books then, but I did have a large poster that was made for coloring. I would take time out from my classes and spend an hour or two coloring; it was very relaxing. The poster was of wild animals in a jungle setting, being an art major, I had every color of marker available so my finished poster was very vibrant. I wish I still had it, but the many moves after college while I "Found" myself took a toll on the poster. It was eventually destroyed...so sad.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Thank You for all the prayers, well wishes, healing spiritual thoughts, and love with healing juju! Never underestimate the power of prayer and healing love....I was suffering one of my chronic sciatica attaches and asked for help with healing. After countless messages of healing, I was able to get out of bed and the house for that cuban sandwich I was craving....Ahhhh life is good!
Lori in Blue Ridge,