One of the things I like about Wednesday, besides it being Hump Day, is that I don't have to come up with a blog post. I have Chemo on Tuesday and so thinking is a bit hard. Here, I just have to come up with the answers (we get the questions on Tuesday). Thank you Joyce on so many levels.
1. What's your worst food memory? How about one of your best?
When Hubby and I got married, I told him I could not cook. He apparently didn't believe me. One of our first meals was cold Macaroni salad. I got the recipe out of one of the cook books that we got as a wedding gift. I thought it would be easy. It was---well until it came to the part that read something like "Cool in fridge". I'm a type "A" person and really needed a time frame. For some reason, we didn't eat it that night, or the next and at some point I forgot in was in the fridge (it moved towards the back). A week later, I found it and it had small green spots on it. WOW! I thought that was some seasoning or something so I served it for dinner. Hubby didn't eat it...... Who knew? I did warn him that I couldn't cook.
Again, I was still a newlywed and it was our first Thanksgiving. We had the turkey, we had the stuffing, it all came out of the oven on time and looked perfect ---then we realised that I stuffed the wrong end of the bird. The food was still great and we had the best laugh at how far I had come in cooking (it was all edible) and the time together was priceless.
2. Do you appreciate people telling it like it is, or would you rather a speaker temper his/her words and maybe beat around the bush a little? How about when you're the one communicating...which type are you?
This depends on the relationship of the person talking to me. Do I really know them? Do they really know me? Do they know about what they are talking about? I've had many people tell me how I should treat my cancer, when in fact they never heard of my type of cancer and had no idea about the medicines I am taking. I take advice well if it is from people who really care for me and are not just trying to show others how much they know.
When I'm giving advice, I follow the same rule. If I don't know the person, and have not been asked for my opinion. I shut up and listen.
3. What's your favorite place to hang out?
HOME----THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME
4. When do you most feel like you're a slave to time?
The calendar! When I look at our calendar over the past 16 weeks it is full of doctor's appointments, blood tests, church appointments, meetings to attend, classes to teach. It can get pretty overwhelming. Not all doctor's appointments were for me either. Some where vet appointments for the fur-babies or follow up appointments for Hubby. But still, my goodness! There have been a lot of places we have had to be. So I feel like a slave to the calendar.
5. What was the last concert you attended? Who'd you go with? Was it any good?
WOW! I had to ask Hubby that one because I really couldn't remember. We don't go to a lot of concerts, I really don't like the crowds of people bumping shoulder to shoulder and having to park so far away from the action.
A few years back we went to a Scottish Festival and they had a group "Atlantic Crossing". They are really good and I really enjoyed that concert. Something about folk music with Scottish and Irish musical influences mixed in just makes my heart happy.
6. Reality TV...harmful or harmless? What's your guilty pleasure when it comes to reality TV?
Don't like it - nothing about it is real. I think it's far more harmful than harmless. So I watch none of them. Now I did watch a few episodes of Duck Dynasty and I do like that some of the men are church Elders. I also like that they pray on TV and teach pretty good lessons, but I can't watch even them for long.
7. What's something you think is overrated?
"Roughing It" as in camping in a tent, sleeping on the ground, and using the "Outhouse". If I'm going to go camping, give me a RV, with power to cook inside, sleep on a real bed, have a bathroom with a working shower. Or better yet, a hotel with room service.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Had Chemo yesterday, I have one more to go! YUP, the end of this round is in sight. I'm so happy for all that the staff does at Norris Cotton Cancer Center. They are so kind, with a good sense of humor and they patiently answer all our questions. I hope I don't have to see them again anytime soon. God knows the answer to that part so if He decides I need to see them again soon, I am glad that they are there for us.