1. Did you watch The Charlie Brown Christmas special Monday night? Who's your favorite Peanuts character and why?
"Most psychiatrists agree that sitting in a pumpkin patch is excellent therapy for a troubled mind."~Linus
Would you agree?
No, I didn't watch The Charlie Brown Christmas special. I haven't seen it in years. I don't know that I have a favorite character, but my favorite character name is Peppermint Patty. I think that it is a cool name for a tomboy-ish girl. She's all rough and tumble, but her name is sweet.
Yes, I would agree that sitting in a pumpkin patch could be good therapy. Personally, though, I find a cemetery far more therapeutic. There are lots of things to contemplate there, wondering about the folks around and their families. It makes one realize how really quickly time is passing and what we should just do rather than wait for the "perfect" time. Often, waiting for the perfect time sees us getting there too late for the ones to whom it would mean the most.
2. Describe a sound from your childhood. What does this sound bring to mind?
Most men that I have known in my life never really matured beyond junior high. My daddy was no exception in some situations. One of his favorite games involved the phrase, "Pull my finger", which would be followed by a particular sound and smell that would leave the children around gasping for breath and giggling.
3. You've won a trip to a winter wonderland...would that excite you? Which one of the following would you most want to experience (or which one would you dislike the least)-see the Aurora Borealis in Norway, stay in Sweden's Ice Hotel, go dogsledding in Lapland Finland, take a winter wildlife safari in Yellowstone or celebrate Winter Carnival in Quebec?
I would love to see the Aurora Borealis someday, but out of those mentioned, I would most like to go on the safari in Yellowstone. What a wonderful photographic opportunity that would be!
4. Who or what keeps you humble?
We have been at rock bottom, so to speak, having to start over from the ground up, on several occasions during our 31 years of marriage. Knowing that it could happen again, that nothing is guaranteed, keeps me grounded, I believe.
5. What part of preparing for Christmas do you like the most? Explain.
I like decorating the tree. Our oldest daughter's birthday is our traditional tree decorating day. She was born exactly one week before Christmas. We didn't want her birthday to be lost in the Christmas rush, so no decorating is done before her birthday. Putting up the tree on her birthday is an important part of the day to her and we wouldn't dream of doing it ahead of her birthday.
I also love cooking the big dinner (and eating it!). In some ways, it is almost like Granny Gunter is still here with me, although I'll never be the great cook that she was. Rest in peace, Granny.
I like gingerbread okay. It has never been a part of our family tradition, but I am contemplating giving it a go. Maybe it will become a tradition in future years and be a fun thing to do with future grandchildren.
7. What's one thing you want to start, do, or complete before the calendar rolls into a new year?
I would love to get my new business idea off the ground. I am working on some details and when it launches, I will share it here with all of you. Wish me luck.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Mo wigi…because it makes us giggle!