Formerly The Brown Bungalow, this blog has changed names to reflect my new location in the deep South. We are leaving the Columbines for Magnolias; donating wooly socks to buy sandals; pouring out the hot beverages to sip iced tea; and building sand castles instead of snowmen.
Sometimes my formatting gets a little goofy when I answer these questions (i.e. the "1" floating in the upper left hand corner...) I can't fix it so we'll just ignore that and read on, okay?
One aspect of "labor" that Joyce did not touch on was that of childbirth ... I have a niece who is due in this next week to embark on the adventure of motherhood (for the 2nd time). I pray it goes very well for her and the precious little girl she is carrying.
.1. As August draws
to close, share what’s been your favorite weekend of the entire summer.
That’s hard to narrow down because
it’s been a good summer. But among my favorites was the few days I got to spend
in the South when 2 of my 3 children and their children all got together. There
were a total of 14 of us. It’s very hard for us all to get together, so that
was a very special time.
me 'n my grandchildren
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?
My favorite paying job was when I
was a receptionist at a Christian radio station. My least favorite job was at a
bank during my newlywed days.
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 about older students having later start times to their school day ..
Ahem. Please excuse me while I climb
onto my soapbox to reply to this question. I think that anybody, teenager or
not, would get plenty of sleep if they disciplined themselves enough to get to
bed earlier. Creating a later school start time for teenagers is a bad idea
because they are, at that stage of life, nearly full-grown adults, needing to
prepare for adult responsibilities.Most
adults don’t get to have a late start time for their jobs just because they are
sleepy. (good grief!)
I like the idea of school starting
after Labor Day and ending before Memorial Day. Those holidays are natural
breaks from which we can transition from one season to another.
you’ve worked at recently that could be deemed a ‘labor of love’?
Nothing in particular (recently),
but tying in with Question 5 (below), “a woman’s work is never done…”If her work doesn’t get done, the household
quickly degenerates to a sorry state. So I consider the work of a homemaker to
be a continuing “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.’
See my reply to Question 4 (above).
6.Crab or lobster
or thanks, but no thanks? Favorite way to have your choice prepared?
While I like both crab and lobster,
grilled salmon (preferably at Texas Roadhouse, with a green salad and a plain
baked sweet potato) is one of my most favorite dinners in the world.
is quoted as saying, ‘Three rules of work: Out of clutter find simplicity; For
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’.
“In the middle of difficulty lies
opportunity.” I am aware of the needs of some people that I wish I could help
but I am not able (for a myriad of unnamed reasons). I am reminded of times in
my past when I faced great difficulties and no one came to my rescue. With the
Lord’s grace, I got through those times and have lived to tell about it. My
conclusion is that in the middle of difficulties are opportunities to learn to
cope and grow stronger in the process.
As for one of my own “rules of
work”? Do the task now and get it over with so you might have time left over to
do something fun.