1. What's something you might say runs in your family?
This is a very interesting question for a genealogist. :) Health-wise, that would be heart and lung disorders and scoliosis. Otherwise, depending on whether we're talking my side or David's side, there is a tendency to be very short (my side) or very tall (David's side). While I do not know anything about how tall my great-grandmothers were, I do know that both my grandma and my granny were petite women. Granny was a little taller than me. Grandma and I were almost exactly the same height. My mama is about 5'7", so the little bit gene skipped her. :) Our girls are 5' or just slightly taller. Our boys are around 5'4" or 5'5". David is 6'3". His sister is about 6' tall and his little brother is about 6'4" or 6'5". Also, there are a LOT of brown eyes in my birth family, but not in the family that I birthed. Davey is our only brown-eyed child. His eyes are so dark that I call him my selkie.
2. I read here a list of ten things you should do before 2017 arrives (in less than six weeks!)...which tasks on the list might you do? What would you add to your own 'before the year ends' list?
visit your Dr. or dentist, deep clean your home, donate unwanted items to charity, look someone in the eye and tell them you love them, write an honest letter to yourself, clean up your inbox-desktop-photos, travel to a place you haven't been, compliment a stranger, watch the sunrise, think ahead to your goals/plans for the new year
I plan to continue decluttering the house and my computer files. We have items to send to the church's Love Closet. I will definitely be looking David in the eye (maybe even both of them!) and telling him that I love him. I want to travel to a place that I've never been, but I don't know that it will happen before year's end. Complimenting a stranger could happen because we've both done that on many occasions. You can't let a pair of neon orange sneakers or sparkly, hot pink fingernails pass you by without saying something. I will see quite a few sunrises and sunsets before this year is over. I am already thinking of my goals and plans for 2017.
My own additions to this list would be to finish knitting the purple hat that I started and to actually start the sweater that I had intended to make for myself for this winter. Hey, I at least got the yarn already! I also plan to write a letter that will be very difficult to write because it involves a past tragedy, but I have discovered the root of it. Now that I know these things, the right thing for me to do is tell, but I want to get through the holidays first because it will be extremely upsetting to those involved.
3. What's something other generations (not your own) misunderstand about your generation?
I think maybe the looser morality was difficult for some of them to understand. Each succeeding generation seems to have looser morals than the one before it and that can be very hard to understand and take.
4. Sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, cornbread dressing-which would you miss the most if it weren't on the holiday dinner menu?
The dressing would be the most missed, in my opinion. I never, ever, ever had a Thanksgiving without dressing at Granny's house and it would just be too weird. Everything would be thrown off without it.
5. What are you overthinking right now?
I am probably over-thinking which pattern to use for my sweater, but I absolutely cannot settle my mind on a pattern and get started on the bloomin' thing! At this rate, it will be Winter 2099 before I get a sweater made for myself.
6. Your favorite slang word lately?
I can't think of a favorite slang word lately, so how about a favorite phrase? It is from Hotel Transylvania II. Mavis is asking her dad Drac if he remembers how to video chat, and his response is, "Yes, yes, with the phone and the buttons and the agony!" I love it!
7. Write an acrostic for the word grateful.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart. ~Izaak Walton
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