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1. Labor Day weekend (in the US of A) is approaching...what's something you've labored over this year?
I have labored over a lot this year - but to be honest with you - I find that I labor a lot every year! LOL. I think that is just who I am. I'm weird, but I like working hard - I get something out of it.
This year - I have lovingly labored over my blog. I have painfully labored with the grandson's school issues/homework. I have labored on the house and the yard. Oh yes and I labored with the garage sale - that was quite a bit of labor!! However once you get the job done - you do feel a lot better!
2. What is one word to describe your 'job' or career?
Caregiver. I feel like I have been a caretaker/mother forever. Even when I was a child I was '6 going on 60'. Then I had my children. I worked in the school system for 15 years as a parapro - helping tutor special needs children - and then I decided to quit and watch my grandson for my daughter!
3. What was your worst or least favorite job ever? Why?
I honestly can't think of one.
4. How do you measure contentment?
If I can breathe. If I am breathing properly. If I feel centered and not pressured. People around me are happy. Under the covers when it is thunder storming. Under blankets when it's really cold.
5. Pickles-like or dislike? What is something you eat that requires a pickle? Dill, bread and butter, sweet gherkins...what's your favorite kind of pickle?
I like pickles - but there is no meal I have to have them with. I like all types too! I especially like the kind of pickles that are given with a sandwich - dill pickle spears.
And Bev reminded me of fried pickles - they are so good!
6. In your current house-town-state, what is it you like living close to?
Well I am a city girl - and we have everything around us - yet it is a very country type feeling here in GA. As you drive you look out and all you can see is trees. Everywhere. However, behind all those trees - is life! Houses and stores and ...
No snow blowers. No boots. No jackets. No gloves. Temperatures are pretty nice here all year round. A little hot in the summer. I really love it here. Very sunny and uplifting.
7. What is one thing on your 'want-to-do' list before summer draws to an official close?
One more time in the pool before Labor Day! Maybe to the Farmer's Market.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I have been blogging about 9 years - I love it. I love writing, reasearching things to post, and I especially love the friends I've made. I do call you friends and I dare anyone to try to convince me otherwis!!.
The only downside of blogging that I can think of is that I have let so many things slide these past few years. My house, cooking, cleaning, and more. I'm never going to stop blogging, reading posts, and writing my friends - well as long as God lets me anyway.
I have been thinking about the answer and this is what I came up with. My priority has been my blog and work is second. (God first of course.)
I have to change my priorities and after God, it has to be work first and then blogging. Therefore until I get my groove going - whatever that turns out to be - I'll BE LATE. You can count on it. I already am. I hope you have patience with me and don't get upset with how fast I read posts - I'll do my best with the time I have!
I have been so blessed with this blog and it certainly has made my world a better place. I love y'all!
PS - I have started a facebook kind of blog - where anyone can post - it's all positive - positive news - positive thoughts - positive jokes - and prayer requests. I hope the world finds more things to be positive about. https://www.facebook.com/skczo