|water falling over rocks into a small pool at Gallup Park|
It's the middle of the week and the hostess at From My Side of the Pond blog has given us, what I think, are some challenging questions.
1. July 15th is National Give Something Away Day. What can you give away? Will you?
I was unaware of this special day until just now and have no plans to give away anything today. However, I frequently donate clothing and household items at my town's Task Force, as well as Goodwill and Saver's in the Denver area.
2. Do you have a mantra? Please share with the class if you feel comfortable doing so.
Yes, I do. "If in doubt, don't!" I can't say I always follow it, but when faced with indecision, this often comes to mind and has saved me from some poor choices.
3. Who does the grocery shopping in your house? How many times a week do you shop? Do you make a list or pray for inspiration in the produce aisle?
I do the grocery shopping, although Beloved is very willing do help me with it and has many times. I have one day a week when I do what I call "the big trip," but often have to make an additional stop once or twice during the week. I eat A LOT of fresh produce on my mostly-vegan diet -- a fresh green smoothie for breakfasts, and at least one large green salad chock full of a variety of fresh fruits and/or vegetables for the remaining meals.
4. Is there a TV show you're embarrassed to say you watch? You're going to tell us what it is, right?
We don't watch that much TV, mostly the news, football when it's in season, the Hallmark channel on weekends, and movies we own or rent. Oh yes, HGTV, too. But nothing we watch is anything embarrassing -- with the exception for all the "hygiene" commercials!!! Beloved keeps the remote handy to mute the TV for all of those. (those kinds of commercials have really gone beyond overboard)
5. A recent article listed fifteen words we should eliminate from our (written) vocabulary in order to sound smarter: that, went, honestly, absolute, very, really, amazing, always, never, literally, just, maybe, stuff, things, and irregardless.
Of the fifteen, which word is your most overused?
"That" is probably the most overused word in my writings.
6. So apparently dying your hair gray (in your youth!) is a thing right now. It's called "The Granny Hair" trend. Your thoughts?
I had not heard of this and it's ridiculous. But so is dying one's hair pink, purple, blue, and green. Our culture is soooo pre-occupied with self. My practical nature prevents me from having much patience with fads.
7. A while back, Buzz Feed asked members to share the most beautiful sentence they're read in a piece of literature. A hard thing to narrow down, at least for me, but let's try. What's one of the most beautiful sentences you've every read in a piece of literature?
Wow. This is a challenge to narrow it down to just one. My first impulse is to share something from the Bible but this time I'll go with a line by Elizabeth Barrett Browning:
Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God,
But only he who sees takes off this shoes;
The rest sit round and pluck blackberries.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Continuing with the thought from question #7, here is a picture I took this past Sunday afternoon. I love the color of this flower, plus studying the details of the petals and the dark center. This says a lot about our Creator God!
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