June 05, 2013

Don't Sweat the Hodgepodge

1. Have you learned more from success or failure? Explain.
~ Success is sweet, but well, it's success so there's nothing more to do...you move on.  Failure, on the other hand, tends to suck and most people don't want to repeat the sucky-ness, so that means you go back to the drawing board, the books, or whatever and study the problem, figure out what went wrong, and fix it if you can.  Not that there aren't lessons in success, but there are more lessons in failure.

2.  What did you call your grandparents when you were growing up? If you have children, what do they call your parents? If you have grandchildren, what do they call you?
~ I called my grandparents Pappy, Nana, and Grandma.  My kids called theirs Old Nana, Nanny, Amma, and Pap Pap.  My granddaughter calls us Pappy and Nanny.

3.  You're invited to a luau.  In keeping with that theme, what dish will you bring to share? 
~ Probably this chicken recipe I have for tenderloins cooked with pineapple, soy sauce, and brown sugar in the crock pot.

4. Besides Jesus, what one person's life story do you think everyone should know about?
~ Just one?  Wow.  I don't think I can narrow it to one.  I think everyone should be a student of history, because it does tend to repeat itself and we should understand the lessons of the past to perhaps avoid troubles today.  I think early history of the United States is filled with important people to know about from the Pilgrims through the patriots and framers of the Constitution...but then the Civil War and Lincoln are so important.  Everyone should know the evil perpetrated by Hitler.  Can you believe there are those who believe it never happened?  The Cold War and its players.  Yeah....I can't pick just one.

5. "Don't sweat the small stuff." Agree or Disagree? Why?
~ If by sweat, you mean worry...then I agree.  Worry doesn't change anything.  If you mean don't bother with the small things then I might disagree.  Some small things are important...like saying please and thank you, showing respect to your elders, being nice to others, etc.

6.  June is National Rivers Month. When were you last on a river? What's the prettiest river you've ever seen? What's a river you'd like to see? 
~ Actually on a river?  It's been over 10 years.  Tim and I took a dinner cruise on a paddle boat in Pittsburgh for one of our anniversaries.  Other than that, I go over them all the time.  We have lots around here.  Prettiest I've ever seen?  I don't know.  One I'd like to see?  The Nile, the Amazon, or the Yangtze.

7.  Speaking of rivers-paddling, fishing, swimming, or bird watching safely from the shore? Which activity would you choose? Yes-you have to choose. 
~ Probably, I'd choose canoeing.  I spent some time on the Delaware River the summer before my senior year of high school when I worked for the Youth Conservation Corps.  I loved every minute of it.  I swam in it, too, but I'd probably pass on that these days.  East Coast rivers are not usually the cleanest.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

~ Today was the last day for the last school I drive for.  As of 12:30 this afternoon, I am a free woman until August 26.  Bring on summer!


My Kid's Mom said...

You are so lucky to have the summer off!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Interesting names for the grandparents. Sounds like a great recipe for a Luau. Those rivers would be awesome to see! Enjoy your summer.

Teri said...

I liked your thoughts on numbers 4 and 5 so much...

Beth Zimmerman said...

Enjoy your summer, Stacy!


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