Joyce took a well deserved break last week and is back with a patriotic hodgepodge of questions today. Always a fun time answering her questions for us. Enjoy!
1. We celebrate Veteran's Day in the US of A on November 11th. When did you last interact with a member of the armed forces (either currently serving or retired)? Have you ever written a letter to a soldier, bought a meal or coffee for a solider, said an unprompted thank you to a soldier you encountered out and about somewhere? If you're not in the US, comment on a similar holiday in your own country.
I do not often come in contact with those currently serving and shamefully I have never written a letter to a soldier nor have I bought one coffee but certainly would if I had the opportunity. I do come in contact with those who have served. We have a precious man in our church that is a retired General and I converse with him just about every Sunday.
2. You can have fifty pounds of anything at all (except money)...what would you choose?
Well, I'm such a lover of coffee,and 50# should last me a good while. But, storage could be an issue. It's always a great start to my days!
3. When did you last receive an invitation in the 'real' mail? What was it for and did you attend? When it comes to RSVP-ing, are you an 'early responder' or a 'last minute, barely-under-the-wire' kind of guest?
I just received one last week for a bridal shower this next weekend. I am always very prompt responding to RSVP's and it makes me very happy when folks are prompt in responding to me.
4. What's something you really don't like to waste?
TIME! Now, grant it, what one considering wasting time is not what another considers it to be. So, it may well be that I waste time depending on who you ask, but in my humble estimation, it is a rarity for me to waste time. And, doing nothing is certainly not always a waste of time. I think it is all about a healthy balance of busyness. We must stop and smell the roses in the midst of our busyness. And, grant it, that is sometimes difficult.
5. Cheers, Friends, MASH, Seinfeld...of the ones listed, your favorite long-running sitcom?
Well, I would have to say Friends, not because I watched it but because the kids watched every episode of it and I knew all the characters and such because of them. I can only think of one sitcom that I watched every week and that was The Cosby Show. I generally do not enjoy sitcoms but The Cosby Show was awesome and our entire family enjoyed it.
6. What decision are you glad you made?
To accept Christ as my Savior at the age of 7. It is the single most important decision anyone can ever make in their life and from that time on should influence every other decision we make. I cannot even imagine living my life without this assurance.
7. In this month of 'Thanksgiving' what is one thing that's different today than it was a year ago that you're grateful for?
Oh, there are two........Having our daughter and family a mere 3 1/2 hours from us rather than the 14 hours that it was this time last year. AND, the blessing of our son and DIL expecting our 3rd grandchild in mid-Feb. They dealt with infertility for years and this is truly an answer to prayer.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Clancy's school had an assembly for Veterans Day and they sang and waved their flags. I think it is great that schools teach patriotism and respect for those who serve our country. I'm not sure Clancy could look any more patriotic if he tried. ~cutie pie~