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1. Chinese New Year will be celebrated on February 10th, and 2013 is the year of the snake. When did you last see a snake? Are you okay around snakes or do they give you the shivers?
The last time I saw a snake was last summer. My cat was kind enough to bring two garden snakes up near the house. Cats are natural predators and enemies of snakes. We live in the country. We have woods behind us and on one side of us. We also have a pond. And, there is another pond on the property adjacent to us. Occasionally we do see snakes. I have seen two water moccasins in the thirteen years we have lived here. However, since our cats began living outdoors I have only seen the two garden snakes mentioned above and one snake in the water last year.
No! Snakes are not okay with me! I have a terrible phobia of snakes! It's the one thing about living here that bothers me. Rattle snakes, Copperheads and Moccasins are native to this area. I never work a flower bed, dig in any dirt, or, turn over any rocks before checking first with a long stick.
2. The color red in Chinese culture usually means good luck. Do you believe in luck?
No I don't believe in luck. Rather, I believe in destiny. We are all born with God's plan for our lives already in place.
3. sledding-ice skating-building a snowman...if given a choice, which activity would you choose? Which of the three have you done most recently?
It would have to be building a snowman. I grew up in the south, and only saw a few inches of snow my entire life, before moving to Maine in my mid thirties. I did try to ice skate once and that was hilarious. I couldn't even stand up if I let go of the rail. I was a good roller skater though! Most recently, would be a long time ago, as I only visit Maine in the summer now. But, when last there, during winter, I did join in the fun with the grand kids building a snowman.
4. Ralph Waldo Emerson is credited as saying, "The years teach much which the days never knew." Where have you seen this quote played out in your own life?
In every single aspect of my life. How can it not? I think this is true for everyone. However, it is not until we are older, and have gained some wisdom with our years we realize this fact, and can understand what Emerson is referring to.
5. When was the last time you ate a cupcake?
Oh gosh I can't remember the exact time. I might have eaten a cupcake at a church function. I am not a cupcake fan.
6. What's something you can't say no to?
Someone in need.
7. Are you a doodler?
No I am not a doodler.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Today all my thoughts are focused on my daughter's birthday on Thursday. I keep thinking about the first time I saw her and held her. I remember being in the hospital forty plus years ago and the miserable quack of a DR. I had. I was very young and he was very rude and mean to me. I was already scared to death. I was very very young and no one prepared me for anything. But, everything was perfect as soon as I saw her. She was definitely a keeper and still is!
Her birthdays always remind me of Turner's Syndrome though too. She has Turner's Syndrome and deals with many very serious related health issues. It is very rare. Only one in five thousand fetuses ever make it to term. Only sixty thousand women are alive in America with this genetic disorder. My greatest prayer and wish for today, and everyday, is that people will visit The Turner Society page and make a donation for research.
~Blessings of peace to one and all today and forever!~