1. 'Slow and steady wins the race'...tell us about a time this was true in your own life.
While nothing specific comes to mind at the moment, this is generally my idea when it comes to driving around here. Slow, steady, and alive, beats fast, maniacal, and crashed into a concrete barrier anytime, as far as I’m concerned!
The speed limit here in most places is at least 60 mph. In some areas, it is 75 mph. I don’t need to get anywhere bad enough to go 75 mph. For one thing, it is dangerous, and for another, it sucks the gas out of the car much too fast. Usually, I drive between 55 and 65, depending on what traffic is around me, and the condition of the road I am on and, of course, the posted speed limit.
2. 'As slow as molasses'...Do you like molasses? How about maple syrup? Caramel? Butterscotch? What's your favorite of the slow-moving treats mentioned here, and what's your favorite food made with that sweet treat?
I like all of those mentioned. My teeth don’t appreciate the sweet treat, but the rest of me sure does! I can’t pick a favorite. I like them on different things. I like pancakes with maple syrup. I like buttered toast with molasses. I like caramel on most anything, but especially apples, though I can no longer eat them the way they were intended to be eaten. I also like the little butterscotch-flavored hard candies.
3. Your favorite slow song?
While I don’t know the exact one that would absolutely win a lifetime achievement award in my book (I can’t choose just one!), one of my favorite slow songs is “Are You Lonesome Tonight” by Elvis Presley, my 7th cousin, 1x removed. Yes, there is a story attached to that song, but this post would be way too long if I told it. I’ll save it for the Master Story-teller. A little bird tells me that he chose that song, too.
4. Your favorite thing to make in a slow cooker or crock pot?
Roast beef with carrots, potatoes, broccoli, garlic, and onions is probably my favorite thing to cook in a crockpot/slow-cooker.
5. 'You may delay, but time will not.' ~Benjamin Franklin Are you more a hurrier or a delayer when it comes to unpleasant tasks that need doing? What are you currently either delaying or hurrying to get through this week or month?
I am both, depending on the situation involved. When it is something that I really, really want to do, I’m all “come on already!”. With things that I don’t want to do, I usually want to go ahead and get it over with, but sometimes I am a heavy-duty procrastinator. When I am overwhelmed, which is very often lately, I tend to procrastinate, I guess hoping that whatever is overwhelming me will just go away. It doesn’t generally. Usually more things come along to add to the overwhelm.
I guess I am hurrying to get to the wildflowers and maybe the mountains and delaying on this stack of books that I need to read and review. How can I concentrate on reading when there are flowers out there calling for me?
6. Tell us three things you encounter regularly or even just occasionally that you find to be annoyingly slow.
Fast food drive-thrus
7. March is National Craft Month. Are you crafty? Tell us about something crafty you'll try in the next thirty-one days. Or something crafty you'd like to try or wish you had the skill to make happen.
I will try to get a good bit done on the Grandmother’s Flower Garden crocheted afghan that I’m working on.
Also, I am going to try my hand at photography with a reverse-mounted lens and see what happens with that.
And, once the tree part gets delivered to me, I am going to try my hand at making a clock from a part of one of the trees that the Valentine’s Day tornadoes ripped up at the local college here where our kids started their college careers.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Something was shared with me earlier that really irks me to no end. There is evidently this thought out there that shy people cannot learn. While I realize that asking questions can be a good way to learn, so can listening. Being loud and out there on display isn’t the only way and sometimes that “out there-ness” gets in the way of learning. Just because someone is bashful and/or introverted doesn’t mean that their brains are turned off, that they aren’t listening, that they are incapable of learning. Not everyone has to be loud and obnoxious to learn something. If everyone is on stage putting on a show, who is going to be the audience?
How about celebrating our differences rather than belittling me because I am not like you?
Heavenly Father made us both. He made me, so who are you to decide that I am worthless, or incapable, or inadequate?
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