His mercies are new every morning.
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2. Given a choice, which animal interaction would you most like to experience (or for those non-adventurers...which would you dislike the least?)- Swim with the dolphins at one of several locations in the Florida Keys, a lion encounter ten minutes from Victoria Falls (Africa), or a day at a remote base camp high in the Big Sur wilderness via the Ventana Wildlife Society helping track California condors?
Definitely the lion encounter, while safely ensconced in a lion-proof observation post.
3. What is something you fear about 'old age'? What is something you look forward to?
What I fear about old age is coming to a time when my kids think they're smarter than I am. Oh wait... Okay, let's reword that: coming to a time when my kids think they know, better than I, what's better for me. That will really irritate me, and they will be made well aware of that fact. I need to practice doing that nicely.
What I look forward to are travel perks, e.g. cheaper airfare, cheaper train fare, cheaper admissions. There better be some.
Shrewsbury Train Station
4. Hot sauce...are you a fan? If you answered yes, what's something you make/eat that must have hot sauce? On a scale of 1-10 how hot is too hot?
No. I'm not a fan of sauce of any kind - at all. But I do like hot food, so I like to spice things up with peppers.
5. It's been said that children learn what they live. What do you think children learn at your house?
I hope they learn that learning does not begin and end in the classroom, but is a lifelong enjoyment, and that you should surround yourself with good books and fun stuff. I hope they learn that following Jesus brings freedom and joy, not oppression and drudgery. I hope they don't learn where I hide the chocolate chips and mixed nuts.
6. What's your favorite movie with a number in it's title?
Elizabeth I OR Two Weeks' Notice
7. Saturday (August 16th) is National Tell a Joke Day...share one here.
My all-time favorite joke:
Two guys are out in the woods hunting when one of them suddenly clutches his chest and falls to the ground. His eyes are rolled back in his head and he doesn't appear to be breathing.
His buddy takes out his cell phone and frantically calls 911. Gasping, he cries out to the operator, "My friend is dead!"
"Take it easy and calm down," the operator says. "Take a deep breath. Now first, we need to make sure he's dead."
There was a loud inhale and exhale, followed by a brief silence. Then a shot rang out. The guy comes back on the phone and says, "Yup, he's dead. Now what?"
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I hate shopping for clothes, so it was with great hesitation that I spent perfectly good money on the dress in the photo above. I loved the fabric. It was wrinkled on purpose, soft, and comfortable. I thought it would make a great travel dress. I bought it big, thinking that like every other item of clothing I put in the washer and dryer, it would shrink.
Although it looked okay on me in the changing room at the store, it didn't seem to look the same on me in front of the mirror in my own bedroom. It looked too short, too young, too everything. Then I looked at the tag to find out laundering instructions (yes, I know, I should have done that at the store. I had just been eager to get out of there. Did I mention that I HATE shopping for clothes?)
The tag attached to the inside side seam of the dress reads:
'Dirty is the new clean: Wear more, wash less.'
That should have been my first clue that it was not for someone of my generation.
Back to my gray t-shirts and blue jeans.
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Love those little feet.
And for another fence, see that Shrewsbury Train Station photo - although I think the fence in the photo was around the castle grounds.
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