I just realized that I didn't post my Saturday 9 yesterday. Oh well... gives me something to do while I cheer on Melissa on The Next Food Network Star.
This week's theme is RAIN
1. What do you typically like to do on a rainy day? Definitely stay indoors ;-) I love to either curl up with a good book, watch tv, or even scrapbook a few pages.
2. Tell us about the last time you did something that you later regretted, that you can share with us. The importance and meaning we give to words can be so deep. So often we say things that we never meant for them to be taken the way they were. In a recent conversation with my son, he had become upset by something I had said earlier in the day. I had never meant to hurt his feelings or make him as upset as he was. The power we have with the words we say should never be taken for granted.
3. I recently got an email from a lover from a very long time ago. I was asked "Have all your dreams come true?" If it were you and it was from someone you remember fondly, how would you answer the question? Cory and I always talk about "what if." What if we hadn't moved, what if we hadn't this, etc... No matter how often we talk about the what ifs, we always come back to the here and now. We love each other, we love our boys, we love our life together, and had we not made the choices we did along the way, there is no way we would be where we are today. I would not trade my life now for anything, so yes, all my dreams have come true.
4. If you had a job interview and was asked, "If you were an animal, what kind would you be (other than human)?" How would you answer that question? I would be a cat ;-) Anyone who knows my youngest would not be surprised by that..lol. Because of him and his love of cats, I have become more of a cat person than I ever thought I would. Plus our own two cats have convinced me that cats are just as much fun as a dog.
5. Do you think it is a good idea to share with a new lover stories of your past lovers? Honesty is a good policy in any relationship. I shared with Cory more and more as our relationship progressed. The amount of divulging that one does to another person is up to them and their comfort level.
6. When do you think it is permissible or even important to lie? The truth is important. When you have information that could hurt someone, omitting information would be what I would do. I would not like to be the one to deliver information that could be hurtful to someone.
7. What was the last thing you did that you never thought you would? I never would have thought I would ever move again from Nebraska. Last summer, we moved to Georgia. The move has allowed us to become quite "outdoorsy"...lol. I actually enjoy hiking trails through parks and climbing rocks. Never would have thought of doing that in Nebraska.
8. What is one important lesson that you learned from your mother? That's a toughie...I would have to say that never being afraid to work hard. I may shy away from work at times, but I will get it done and do my best possible job. I know the value of hard work and realize all my mom had to work for when I was younger and there was just mom, Dan, and I.
9. What is one important lesson that you learned from your father? Again a toughie, as my father was not around for much of my life. I guess I would have to say that I learned from my father that I should not be afraid to step out of my "shell." I watched my father talk and interact with anyone, whether he knew them or not. He was not afraid to initiate conversations or anything. I am still trying to learn to be more comfortable stepping out of my shell.
If you'd like to play along, you can find the questions here