Do you like or dislike surprises? Ans: I enjoy both giving and being the recipient of positive ones – frown on negatives.
2 What’s your favorite zoo animal? Ans: The peacock – so beautiful when feathers are spread.
3. What three things do you think of the most each day? Ans: Family – world situation – agenda
4. When, if ever, is taking a human life justified? Ans: Although this is not my call, it’s difficult to fathom the injustices done to innocent victims by criminals who show no remorse.
Attitude of Gratitude Section (always optional) Question: Do small miracles exist? Ans: Yes, I’ve witnessed a special one (8lbs. 2 oz. son) born 2 years to date from his older brother (stillborn) almost to the exact minute.
Prompt: questions and answers with regard to DST (Daylight Savings Time)
Do you live in an area that participates in Daylight Savings Time? Ans: Yes, I do.
Are you glad to live where you do or do you wish you lived somewhere that does the opposite in regards to DST? Ans: I’m okay with the what’s known as ‘fall back and spring forward’ – losing or gaining an hour of daylight. If correct the state of Arizona doesn’t observe DST and I’d choose to live there due to discomfort from high humidity in my state (whole different topic). If my state were to abolish DST would I rather stick to Standard Time (autumn and winter) or leave DST (spring and summer) in place all year?
Ans:I’ve grown accustomed through the years to the time changeover pattern. I wonder if it would be a welcome change as the darkness of night passes at a snail’s pace.
Today’s question: “Has this pandemic altered your holiday plans for later this year, or will it be ‘business as usual’?”
Personally I think taking ‘The Path of Least Resistance’ with regards to the future of the most horrific year I’ve experienced within my lifetime is a good option as news articles are wrought with grim tales.
I’ve given up hope for future positive changes the last quarter of year 2020. This dismal thought pattern rings true throughout the community of we older folk.
I suppose some families will adapt in order to celebrate with the question of safety lurking in their minds.
Few restaurants offer inside eating at this time thus a hindrance for those who wish not to cook their own feasts. Take-out meals for these holidays will likely be on the expensive side.
Tis doubtful I’ll patronize local department stores as already I dislike ‘The Twilight Zone’ seen at the supermarkets. Thus the alternative is to shop online which for me takes more time than hands-on shopping at retail stores.
As for a family dinner which to date hasn’t been a topic of discussion I feel there will be less attendees.
Overall, it’s a most sad state of affairs especially for families with children who’ve been forced into a whirlwind life of upheaval.
I rather doubt there’ll be the usual pattern of celebrations during either of the two holidays in question.
All we can do is continue to pray and take one-day-at-a-time until life returns to normal.
What are my thoughts on trick-or-treating this year?
In my localeyearly door-to-door trick-or-treating has slowly declined due to children’s safety issues. Any parent who would even consider participation in this once-upon-a-time fun tradition during a medical crisis,thereby placing their child in more potential danger, needs their head examined. (politely stated)
Should Halloween be cancelled or should it go on as normal?
There is nothing normal ’bout these present times; however, I don’t feel this holiday nor others ahead should be cancelled. Families can adapt how they celebrate the special day with their creativity while remaining in their own homes.
Today’s four questions deal with personal food preferences, decision where best to dine and who in the household is the designated cook.
Since I am a divorcee following a 35-year marriage I’ve decided the best responses would be those while holding the title ‘Mrs.’
Are you an adventurous eater, or do you prefer to play it safe when you’re feeling peckish?
Answer: At an early age I became good friends with ‘The Betty Crocker Cookbook’ and loved to try new recipes (especially desserts).
Do you prefer dining in or dining out?
Answer: I enjoyed dining out (a treat – Saturday date night).
When you dine in, who does the cooking?
Answer: Ninety percent of the time, I was the one who prepared meals. Barbecue grilling was my partner’s specialty along with a few tasty dishes he prepared without use of any recipe.
When you dine out, do you tend to stick to places you know, or do you look for new places to try?
Memory Lane: We had our favorite restaurants plus on occasion ‘yes’ did opt to try a new one – usually a well-recommended establishment which had a good rating in categories of food quality plus quantity and known for their excellent service.