1. Are there any men or women in blue on your family tree?
Not that I know of. My sister has a brother-in-law who's a retired Detective and I will claim him as family by marriage. He's a good guy. And we do have a man in blue (retired) in our Hodgepodge family...if you have time today go say hi to Life SPR. We generally have a couple or three men link with the Hodgepodge every week, and I enjoy reading their answers.
2. Are you someone who suffers from the Sunday night blues? What helps you get over it?
Occasionally. There's something a bit wistful about a Sunday evening, particularly in the autumn and I can get a little melancholy if I choose to go there. Which I don't. Not often anyway. Getting up and out for a walk late afternoon helps. Also making a to-do list for the coming week, breaking jobs to be done into manageagble chunks, and putting them into my calendar. A good list and plan of action can help snap me out of a 'mood'.
3. I read the color blue is an appetite suppressant sincer there are very few naturally blue foods out there. How do you feel about blue cheese? Love it or blech? If you're a fan, what's something you like that's made with blue cheese?
I'm not really a fan of blue cheese cooked into dishes, but I do love a nice blue cheese as part of a cheese tray or cheese course. I normally find blue cheese dressing too heavy, but don't mind blue cheese crumbles on a salad.
4. We can't head in to the Labor Day weekend without a related question, can we? Complete this thought: I work best when______________________.
I have a set to-do and a plan of attack to see it through (see #2). If the job is mental as opposed to physical then I work best in a quiet space. If it's physical labor such as house work or gardening then I work best with music in the background.
5. 'Everything yields to diligence.' Antiphanes Your thoughts? (on this particular quote or on diligence in general)
'Most' everything yields to diligence. A person can be diligent in their pursuit of another, but in the end they may not be successful in gaining that person's affections. When it comes to work, life goals, dreams then yes I do think those sorts of things yield to diligence.
6. The National Park Service turned 100 years old on August 25th. Have you been to many of America's National Parks? If so share with us a favorite or two. Which National Park would you most like to visit before the next birthday rolls around?
I love our nation's parks, national, state, and local too. What a treasure to have so much incredible natural beauty accessible and protected. Acadia is probably my favorite (of the parks I've visited), and in my opinion is one of the prettiest places in America. I also love the Shenandoah area of Virigina and of course the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee.
On my to-see list? Definitely Zion, Yosemite, and Yellowstone. Hubs and I hope to do some sort of car trip out west while Daughter1 is living on that side of the country, but I'm not sure if it will happen before the parks have another birthday.
7. Bid farewell to August in seven words or less.
Still not living in my lake house.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I'd written a whole big long rant-ish kind of random here today, then grabbed the book I'm reading, soaked in a hot bath, came back and deleted all the words. I have some rants in me, but I don't want to be a ranter. The world has far too many as it is.
As I was reading I remembered I wanted to share this book title with anyone who feels a bit burned by religion or by 'religious people' or by Christianity or who just needs to know that life isn't as complicated as we make it.
Love Does by Bob Goff
The book was published several years ago and has been on my to-read list for ages, but I'm just now getting to it. I like opening a book and discovering it feels exactly right for the place in time I'm currently navigating. Love Does is part memoir, part something else and a big message of the book is saying yes to a life that is not ordinary.
'I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I'm more afraid of succeding at things that don't matter.' Bob Goff