1. Share one way you think the world has changed for the better since you were a kid?
SKYPE. When I was a kid there was no such thing and so once family and friends moved away, they were gone! Oh sure, there were letters and photos in the mail, but that usually didn't last long and after a few months, the letters and mail would stop and maybe you would get a card on your birthday or Christmas but the closeness was gone. Now wilth Skype, you can talk, share, laugh, cry and share your life at any moment in time. With Face Time on your phone, you can even shop together while being in 2 different places. That is so cool!!
2. How 'bout one way it's changed for the worse?
No one is safe anymore. When I was a kid we played outside all day and I do mean ALL DAY, from sun up to sunset. No one knew where I was and frankly no one was worried about me. I was safe. I could ride my bike all over the city and come home when the street lights came on, eat dinner, take a bath and climb into bed. Now, all of that is gone. We have to not only know where our kids are, we have to be there as well to make sure they stay safe. Safety is gone. That is so sad.
3. Starlight, starfish, starling, Starbucks...your favorite 'star'?
Starlight, hands down. I love sitting on the deck and looking up! All those stars up there just for us to look and wonder about? What an amazing God we have.
4. Name a song that's overplayed, but you love it anyway.
I really don't listen to the radio much unless it's talk radio or Pandora where I can pick the songs that I want. So since I'm picking the songs, it's anything by the Beach Boys.
5. When did you last have home made ice cream? Your latest favorite flavor?
I can't remember the last time I had home made ice cream but my newest favorite flavor is Cake Batter.
6. What do you think is the best way to inspire or motivate people?
Praise works for me so I guess it would work for others, don't you?
7. When was the last time you were without power?
Maybe back in April? The transformer at the end of the driveway blew the "Thingamagig" and we were in the dark for a few hours. We called the power company and a repair crew came right out. They were very nice and thankfully the weather was nice and they had a "Thingamagig" in the truck so it was all good. We lose our power in the winter at least once almost every winter. Then we can be out for days!! Living off the generator and getting showers over at my brother-in-laws house gets to be tedious. The generator keeps us warm and the food cold but it doesn't do the water. There has to be a way to hook that up????
8. Insert your own random thought here.
The big news up here is that a local food chain is closing 6 of it's stores. More jobs lost, more people struggling. It's all so sad. We don't shop at the store because it's far more expensive than where we do shop but still, it's jobs lost --- again.
Also, I did have chemo and so we are officially at 5!!! I never would have thought that I would be happy to HAVE chemo. Oh the things I've learned.
Now it's your turn, how would you answer the above questions?