Here are this week's question:
1. April 15th is the deadline for Americans to file their state and federal income tax returns. What's a job you do on a regular basis that could be described as 'taxing'?
I am the receipt keeper and organizer. I go over them. Add them up. Then I then hand over these files to my husband. He waits until the 14th and then sends them in!
2. I'm participating in the April A-Z blog challenge, and the Hodgepodge happens to fall on Day O this week. In keeping with that theme...olives, onions, oysters, okra...of the foods mentioned, what's your favorite O food?
Oatmeal - I have Scottish Oatmeal almost every morning of my life. It is a little better texture than Steel Cut Oats and I think it tastes better and it has lots of fiber.
3. What is something memorable you experienced as a child that your own children (or future children/nieces/nephews) will not get to experience?
You know when we were younger and going through school - we had to think for ourselves. I wrote my papers by hand. I had to go to the Library/Media Center for information and I had to do so much research on the topics. I guess what I'm saying is that we had no technology and our kids are not going to get to experience that life. We didn't have information at the touch of a button - while it is wonderful - there is something to say for working hard and struggling.
The times were so much simpler. I would say hello to people I passed by and now I can't because they are on their Bluetooth.
I talked to my children at the dinner table every night and they talked to me with no technology on.
I played outside all day and was not worried about security. We left the doors unlocked. I made prank calls to Mr. Lion about being loose at the zoo and they could not trace me back - lol.
My concern for the future is about communication and closeness to others. How are people going to be able to communicate and have relationships with one another? Is all communication going to be done on technology with no personal contact? What is that?
4. Term limits for our elected officials...your thoughts?
Two or less in some cases.
5. On April 18th, 1775, Paul Revere made his famous 'midnight ride'...when did you last make a midnight ride? Perhaps the fate of a nation wasn't hanging in the balance, but tell us where you were headed anyway.
My grandson did have to memorize this entire poem this year! It was like 8 to 10 verses long!!!
Let's see - where did I go in the middle of the night last. I think we were watching movies here at home and decided to throw our clothes on over our PJ's and do an ice cream run! But it was more around ten o'clock then midnight!
6. What would freak you out more...a mouse running across your floor or a big fat hairy spider?
Definitely a mouse or a rat!
7. I love it when people ask me about what I think - who am I?
The greatest gift I can conceive of having from anyone is to be seen by them, heard by them, to be understood and touched by them. The greatest gift I can give is to see, hear, understand and to touch another person. When this is done I feel contact has been made.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I am thinking today about the latest act of terror on the US. It makes me sad because I don't understand how someone or a group of someones can be so violent to kill others for no apparent reason. I pray for Boston, the victims, the injured, and our country. I still think of the families from Newtown. So many babies.
And while there are bad people - I do have to remind me myself - that there are a lot more wonderful people out there!!!!!!!!!!!!!