10 – 15 assorted questions across a range of subjects once a week
01• Do you sometimes ‘just’ LIKE posts from those you follow but don’t often read the content, and if so, why do you do this? Is it a time restraint or something else that motivates this action?
Sometimes, when I am way behind in my blog reading due to family commitments, I do like the posts from those I regularly follow. But I do skim the content before doing that as there are certain things I don’t agree with or like!
02• What do you do with gifts you have received but have no use for?
I do regift them but make sure that the other person wants them. Mostly these are my kids or very close friends.
03• Have people become lazier concerning cooking do you think, or is it more a case of people not knowing how to cook? Is cooking considered a valuable skill by you?
Over here, we cook every day. Being lazy is never an excuse as food/ mealtime is special. The only times when we don’t cook is when it’s a weekend and we plan to order in.
I know how to cook but am not a great cook. There are certain dishes I make very well.
04• What news stories, in your opinion, have so far defined the 2020’s and what do you think they have taught us personally as individuals?
Politics, the war in Ukraine, increasing prices of everything, and increasing violence all over the world have made 2022 a year to remember with the hope that next year is an improvement. I’ve learned to switch off the tv when news show starts.
05• What would you never swallow even if you could?
Many things, including red meat, raw fish, organ meat… and the list goes on.
06• How many hours of sleep do you get a night, and how many hours do you think you need and why?
I try to get at least 7 hours of sleep. And that’s enough for me. Less than that and I don’t function at full capacity!
07• How important is it to you to have a clean house or environment to live in and does it have to be pristine?
I like a tidy and clean house, but it’s not something that has to be done right now. Tomorrow is good enough.
08• Could you give up your Smartphone and break your addiction to it?
Not at all! I’d be cut off from my family and blogging community. And won’t be able to pay my bills etc.
09• What have been five of your best TV shows from the dawn of dot to today? Why were they good?
I can never remember the names.
10• Why is life not a bed of roses but a bed of thorns? What makes your life good and or bad?
Life is what you make of it. And how you look at it. No one’s life is all tragedy or all comedy. It’s a mix and we need to be able to adjust to its different phases.
11• Toasted waffles or toasted bread, and why?
Right now; neither. I haven’t been allowed carbs since my stomach surgery. Maybe one day I’ll be able to eat bread or waffles!
12• How do you feel about the ageing process and you?
Aging is the price we pay for being alive. I think it’s a better option than dying young!
13• What is the last rebellious thing you did?
Got my stomach size reduced by half. I did this in hopes of curing my co-morbidities like diabetes, hypertension, and hyper-cholesterol! Weight loss is an extra benefit.
14• What would be your ideal ‘you experience’ of the following …. museum, theatre, spa day, bungee jumping?
Spa day, but if someone else is paying!
15• Could you easily step off the planet and away from society and your friends and being social and also away from the Internet for 12 months?
Nopes, I won’t for I can’t be away from my family, friends, and my blog.
For visually challenged writers, the image shows two houses with matching doors, railings and winter decor.
Two best friends, grew up together, married nearly at the same time and by luck found jobs in their hometown.
On a whim, they decided to find homes near each other. As luck had it, they found houses next to each other and identical too.
At first, things were good. The wives also struck a friendship and would get together to go shopping or for other activities. Peter and Susan were soon expecting a baby but John and his wife, Cindy decided to wait a while before starting a family.
With the arrival of the baby Molly, things started changing. The new parents were often too busy to go out with their neighbors and friends. Gradually the bonds weakened and in a few years, John and Cindy found living next door to their former friends very boring, especially when they never had a child and there weren’t many things they shared with them anymore.
Then one day, John told Peter that they were moving abroad as he had found a very good job opportunity.
Now the next-door, identical house stands empty, waiting for some family to brighten it up.
Chance “cos darling, you didn’t love me enough when you had the chance.” you said you needed more time to gather yourself and make you whole. funny though, as the irony of it all while you were comfortably making yourself whole i was out there literally being broken apart into pieces. i was a mess, […]
A “Bridges” poem An ode to the Golden Gate Bridge “International Orange” its famed vivid hue; Visible through thick fog; bold against vast skies blue; Bay to ocean… In earthquakes and strong winds it vibrates flexibly; This great, sturdy marvel, hanging nimbly… Made for motion. ‘What do you see’ Prompt #163 This “bridges” poem was […]
Man or woman, I think most of us want to look our best, especially on special occasions. Some are more concerned with their looks and presentation than others.
For me personally, looking presentable increases my self-confidence. I am more comfortable in my skin and feel better. Spending time on my self-care, selecting proper clothes, and making an effort to improve my appearance has a mani-fold purpose in my mind;
1• It keeps my morale high. I’m more interested in life and people around me. An occasional compliment raises my spirits and I am more motivated.
2• Bothering about my own appearance can have a beneficial effect on both my physical and mental health. If I am motivated to reduce weight, I will improve my physical and mental health both. It may result in reducing weight related illnesses and give the boost that a person in good health gets.
3• Looking good also gives us joy and increases our vitality.
I should explain that by looking good I mean wearing appropriate clothes, grooming myself, and doing what will be beneficial for me. It doesn’t mean that I’m gearing up to participate in a beauty contest.
What are your thoughts on this topic; Do you make an endeavor to look presentable or are not interested in making the effort at all?Are appearances important to you or not at all?
Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.