Thursday, 4 June 2015
Five Things About Me . . .
I have never had a professional manicure or pedicure, but I have always wanted one. When I was married and raising five children, there were always other things to spend the money on. The children always came first. They might disagree with that statement, but it's true. Any money we had went to take care of them. Then as a singleton, I didn't have the spare money to waste on anything so frivelous. Once I got married again and was working, I didn't have the time. Now that I'm not working . . . I don't have the spare money! It's okay. Things like that are a luxury anyways and I would never be able to justify the expense when there are so many other things we need. I do admire pretty fingernails however. Maybe one day.
Yes, it's another five things about me post! Can you stand it?
These last three or four years have been the first time in a very long time that I haven't been working with some kind of children's group. When my girls were younger, it was Brownies/Girl Guides. Then it was the church Youth Group and Awana, then another Church Children's Group . . . Primary in the church I go to now, and Young Women's. I have always worked with children, and secretly . . . I have always never liked it deep down. I am deeply intimidated by children. I am never quite comfortable with them. I think it goes back to my own childhood and having been bullied and teased. I think I am actually quite afraid of other people's children for some strange reason. Working with children is not in my comfort zone. I am actually quite thankful that I haven't had to do it for the past couple of years. Whew!
I have visited every province in Canada except for Newfoundland/Labrador, theYukon Territory and the Northwest Territories. I have never had any desire really to go to any of those. I have lived in six provinces, some of them several times . . . Nova Scotia (lived there three times), Prince Edward Island (born there), New Brunswick (lived there once), Ontario (lived there four times), Manitoba (lived there twice), Alberta (lived there in three different locations). I have also been to almost all of the Northern States, even if it has only been to drive through them on the way to someplace else. I have never been to the state of Washington.
I used to be able to take shorthand at the speed of 140 wpm. It's been many years since I have taken shorthand and I can only now remember a few symbols. I have never had to use it and I guess that old adage is true . . . if you don't use it, you lose it.
I've always been an over-achiever . . . . driven to be the best, do the best. I have always tried hard and it has taken me a life time to recognise that I don't HAVE to be the best at anything, that sometimes it's okay to come second, or third or whatever, just so long as I have done my best. Todd says I have a temper when things don't work out the way I want them to. And perhaps I do. I know it does drive me to distraction to think I have failed at something.
And that's it, my five things about me for this week.
We are having the Elders for supper tonight. I am making the chicken dish that my friend cooked us for lunch on Monday. It was ever so delicious! I am also doing baked potatoes, vegetables and an apple tart for dessert. I don't really do salad when we have the lads as it never gets eaten. (except for me.) It's been a while since we have had them over for supper, so I am really looking forward to it.
A thought to carry with you through today.
The only person you should
try to be better than is . . .
the person you were yesterday.
There are Barbequed Spareribs in The English Kitchen today!
Have a wonderful Thursday. I hope the sun shines wherever you are and that your day is filled with blessings, large and small.
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And I do too!