Happy Hump Day, everyone!
I'm in the mood for a little levity, today ... how about you?
As always, a big thanks to Joyce, for these prompts!
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1. I read here four creative activities to try this month. They were - calligraphy, make your own cookbook, dance (or learn a new type of dance) and letter writing. Which activity appeals to you most?
None of the above?
After work, my 'creativity' pretty much extends to reading and writing blog posts, drinking wine and staying awake past 9 o'clock.
2. Bertrand Russell is quoted as saying, "To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness." Agree or disagree? Explain.
Absolutely agree. I normally don't speak to the life I enjoyed in my 30's, except to say I wanted for little ... then wound up appreciating it less and less.
These days I derive satisfaction just anticipating the occasional nice dinner out or a weekend excursion with DH.
3. August 17 is National Thriftshop Day. Are you a 'thrifter'?
I adore thrifting! Aside from my (ahem!) unmentionables, 99% of my wardrobe came from consignment or thrift shops. I think the trick is, not to be in any hurry and have no expectations. (Easier said than done!)
If so, tell us about one of your best or favorite finds.
There's several that come to mind!
Year ago, I spotted these bar stools in a dusty old place ... right about the same time my son sent a birthday check for the exact amount they were asking. Kismet!
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Here's one of my $35 wedding dress.
4. On a scale of 1-10 (with 1=almost none and 10=loads) how would you rate your sense of wanderlust?
A '3', perhaps? I've been fortunate to travel throughout the U.S. and most of Europe. Somewhere along the way, however, I morphed into a bit of a coward -- overly conscious of my car's remaining 'oompf", hubby's health and, of course, whether our pups are being taken care of the way in which they've become accustomed. (*smile*)
What kicks your wanderlust into high gear?
If my BF were to propose another random day trip?
I adore DH, but some things are better when you and your girlfriend are laughing so hard your faces hurt.
(Degree of difficulty: 10, given she still lives in Florida)
5. Has life felt more like a marathon or a sprint so far this month?
Marathon. I have to consciously keep a smile on my face and focus on the promise of shorter, cooler days. This August seems like a long, long month.
6. What do you need to get a jump on before Fall officially arrives?
DH doesn't know yet, but I'm hoping we can arrange a Thanksgiving getaway to New Mexico. The high country's autumnal colors were always spectacular and I'm hoping Mother Nature won't disappoint!
7. What's the last thing you did with friends or family where you lost track of time?
I can't recall! Good or bad, I'm one of those folks who's always conscious of the time, whether there's a clock in the room or not.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Chuckling at my own sense of vanity over here ...
See, a few days ago I had a routine derma appointment to remove a pre-cancerous spot on my face. While there, I mentioned this "annoying" quarter-size wisdom spot on the other side.
"Tired of being so wise?", the doc quipped. "We can take care of that!"
That evening I warned DH I'd probably resemble a marionette for the next couple of weeks. What I couldn't foresee, by Friday morning I'd grown 'chipmunk cheeks' and the next day my right eye was practically swollen shut.
Now I looked like a painted pugilist puppet.
(Liking that alliteration, Jon?)
You've heard, pharmacists are worth their weight in gold? I sure wasn't anxious to visit one of those 'doc-in-the-box' urgent care places, so I stopped by Walgreens. He took a close look, recommended Ibuprofen and cold compresses ... and sent me on my merry way. Lesson learned. Remember to always ask about possible side effects before agreeing to any procedure, no matter how routine!
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Until next time ...
Hugs from Phoenix!