It's back, yes, Joyce enjoyed a well deserved vacation of sorts last week but is back today in full force. So, on with the questions of the week............
1. As August draws to a close, share what's been your favorite weekend of the entire summer?
Well, since it's still fresh on my mind, it would be two weeks ago when my daughter and I went to Dallas for a long weekend. We attended The Declare Conference but threw in a little "retail therapy" as well. It was just a great "mother/daughter" time and we haven't had much of that in a long time.
2. Labor Day is marked in the US of A on Monday, September 1st. What paying job have you held that you've loved the most? Liked the least?
I was in banking before I had our son and I absolutely loved it. It was in the "good ole banking" days. I went to work at 8:00 and was home by 2:30 except on Friday and we were open until 6:00. It was also when banking was fun. ~not so much anymore~
When I was in high school I sat with an elderly lady that lived behind us. I went to her house around 7PM and stayed the night and then went home around 7AM. I did this 7 days a week and for a high schooler this was a bit confining and caused me to miss a whole lot of fun things. That did not make me happy but I did learn a lot from this precious lady and she loved me dearly and paid me a whole $3 a night. That means I made $21 a week and I was absolutely thrilled too death with that. ~my, how times have changed~
3. Does the new school year start before or after Labor Day where you live? When do you think it should begin? There is much discussion now about older students having later start times to their school day...your thoughts?
No the schools in our area started last week and where my daughter-in-law teaches they started the week before. I think all schools should start after Labor Day like they did "back in the day." As to start times...........I think they can all start at the same time but not before 8:15-8:30AM and get out no later than 3:00PM. The problem lies in the transportation. The buses, for so many students, run so early. Our local schools have gone to a 4 day week this year and I know students that are catching the bus at 6:00AM and that is insane as far as I'm concerned. But, to get the hours in a 4 day week, they have to start at "the crack of dawn." There has to be a better way!
4. What's something you've worked at recently that could be deemed a 'labor of love'?
My husband is the president of his hunting club this year. And, hunting is something else that has gotten completely out of hand. But, I won't even go there! Anyway, as the president he has quite a bit to do and one is to get the rules and regulations typed up and sent out to every member. So, I have typed them up along with a letter, and address labels. Now, all I have left to do is fold and stuff them in the envelopes and drop them in the mail. Yes, it is a "labor of love."
5.Which of the following work idioms can you most relate to right now...'A woman's work is never done.', 'All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.' 'Many hands make light work.'
Oh, I think, "a woman's work is never done" is what I relate best to at this time. A women's work truly is never done, but perhaps no one's is. There's always laundry, ironing, cleaning of some sort, cooking of meals, buying of groceries and on and on and while the tasks do lessen when the kids leave, it's still the same work, just less of it. And, in addition to that, I am the overseer of my Dad's care and up to my eyeballs with decisions regarding our new house and I have a couple of other responsibilities that require my time. So, I often feel that my work is never done but the good thing is, I've learned to better cope with a "loaded wagon" and all is good at this time.
6. Crab or lobster or thanks, but no thanks? Favorite way to have your choice prepared?
I think lobster would be my choice, steamed with lemon butter over it. I so rarely eat lobster, but I really do like it.
7. Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, 'Three rules of work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.' Which of the three do you consider to be the most important? Share one of your own 'rules of work'.
I think "from discord find harmony" would be most important to me. There is just sooooo much discord today and I think if everyone would work harder to find harmony, our world would be a much better place to live. For example, the Ferguson, MO. situation. Those folks need harmony in the worst kind of way.
My own rule would simply be, "get er' done!!!"
These two little sweeties began their school careers this past Monday. They both had great first days. I just love their little backpacks and lunch boxes, makes them look so "official." It just doesn't seem that they should be this big, but they both have birthdays coming up in Oct. and they will be 5 and 6 years old. Time definitely flies!!!