1. I read here four creative activities to try this month. They were-calligraphy, make your own cookbook, dance or learn a new type of dance, and letter writing. Which activity on the list appeals to you most? Will you add it to your August?
Letter writing and calligraphy appeal to me the most. I used to be able to do calligraphy and would love to do it again, but my hands are so shaky that it wouldn't turn out very pretty. It is highly unlikely that I will be adding calligraphy to my list any time soon, but letter writing is doable. I've been meaning to write to one of my aunts anyway.
2. Bertrand Russell is quoted as saying, 'To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.' Agree or disagree? Explain.
I think that I would be happier if I had all of the things that I wanted, but I think that I get the point that he is making. Not having it leaves something for us to look forward to and to work toward. If I had everything that I wanted, with no exceptions, what would I do? What effort would need to be made?
3. August 17th is National Thriftshop Day...are you a 'thrifter'? If so, tell us about one of your best or favorite finds.
I wouldn't be classified as a thrifter, but I don't mind shopping at thrift stores and antique stores. I think it is great to be able to find practically brand new things (some still with the price tags on them) for next to nothing. One of my favorite finds that I can remember is a wedding dress that we bought for a photography prop. It was beautiful. I think it actually was bought at the antique store, but it was at a thrift store price.
4. On a scale of 1-10 (with 1= almost none and 10=loads) how would you rate your sense of wanderlust? What kicks your wanderlust into high gear?
How about a 20? I would love to go somewhere. The last time we went on a trip of any significance was in 2005 and we had to evacuate for Hurricane Rita. We counted it as a vacation. It was a blast. I don't know what in particular kicks it into high gear. I think it stays in high gear.
But, if I can't go somewhere really cool or of historical significance or family history-related or loaded with photographic opportunities, then I'd rather just stay here at home.
5. Has life felt more like a marathon or sprint so far this month? How so?
Maggie's visit seems to be flying by, but overall, this month seems to be crawling by. Nothing is fast and done; there's always something hanging over my head to be done. So, I guess a marathon is the answer to this question.
6. What do you need to get a jump on before fall officially arrives?
There's nothing on my "have to do" list that has to be done by the fall specifically.
7. What's the last thing you did with friends or family where you lost track of time?
David and I lose track of time often while working on blog posts and maintenance. Other than that, I can't think of anything. For the most part, keeping track of time isn't something that we worry about. We do whatever when we want to.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
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