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Monday Quiz - 1/27/13

Acting Balanced

It's time to join Heather at Acting Balanced  and Wayne at Touristic for their blog hop Monday Quiz About Me.

 There are FOUR QUESTIONS for everyone to answer, and then you have the option to add a fifth question of your own for those who are visiting your blog to answer in the comment section, along with commenting on your answers to the week's questions.

Here are this week's Questions:
1. On a long road trip do you prefer to be the driver or a passenger? Or do you prefer to travel a different way all together?
2. Do you use a slow cooker? Favorite thing to make?
3. Which type of festival would you rather go to... Wine and Food, Music or Sports?
4. What is your favorite fallacy?
 
And here's my question for you to answer in my comment section on this post:
5. What is something you've learned about life in the last ten years?


HERE ARE  MY ANSWERS TO THE ABOVE:

1. On a long road trip do you prefer to be the driver or a passenger? Or do you prefer to travel a different way all together?  I love road trips! I love heading out on the road by myself, and I love being a passenger when I travel with Papa Bear. (Although I don't enjoy big city traffic, either driving or riding.)  I much prefer a road trip to flying if time permits. Going down the road, especially to somewhere you've never been, is an adventure, sharing it with someone just makes it that much better!
 2. Do you use a slow cooker? Favorite thing to make?  Not as much as I  could or should, it requires pre-planning and that isn't one of my strengths these days. I love coming home to a ready-to-eat meal after a hard day at work though!  We use it most often to make Anasazi Bean Soup.  We order the beans/seasoning mix from a place in Colorado add our own leftover ham (and sometimes potatoes), and it's delicious! 

 3. Which type of festival would you rather go to... Wine and Food, Music or Sports?  My favorite event would be a Celtic Festival, along with traditional music, food, drink, crafts, and exhibitions! Wonderful fun. I'm still trying to convince my Scottish/Irish husband that he should own a kilt, no luck thus far! :-)

 4. What is your favorite fallacy? This is probably one of the most common, and one that I subscribed to for a period of years: My ex's  were "buttheads"...my ex's were men... therefore all men are "buttheads"!  Then Papa Bear came into my life, and I had to amend that way of thinking! :-)

5. What is something you've learned about life in the last ten years?  (In addition to learning that #4 above is not true... God did make a few good men),  I have learned that no matter how dark or hopeless a situation - or your entire life - feels at the time, life has a way of changing in ways we can't even imagine.  If we hold on tight to faith and hope, and do our best to get thru it one day at a time , the right answers will come to us, the right doors will open, the right people will come into our lives to guide us, and the right path with appear.  Life cycles, if we learn to accept that, we can get thru the hard times and will appreciate the blessing of the good times all the more!

28 comments:

  1. I have learned to start getting ready earlier makes life go more smoothly.

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    1. It certainly does Karen, I hate to do a last minute rush - too stressful! :-)

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  2. I have learned that you can learn a lot more by keeping your ears open and your mouth shut.

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    1. Very wise advice for everyone to learn... I'm still working on the last part! ;-)

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  3. I have learned how wonderful it is to forgive a friend when they hurt or offend you.

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    1. Forgiveness always feels good for both parties involved, then the healing can begin!

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  4. I have learned that no matter age or stage of life one is constantly learning and The trick is continuing to apply lessons learnt.

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    1. Absolutely Sammie, I hope I never get too old to learn something new. I think I'm getting better at applying those lessons to life as I add on years and hopefully a bit of wisdom!

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  5. I have learned to take life at a slower pace. I love to stop and smell the roses.

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    1. Amen to that one! All this rushing about at an insane pace is so wearing on the mind, body and soul. Some days I just want to put on the brakes and yell STOP! I treat myself to quiet time on the weekends, and I treasure it so much!

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  6. You never stop learning as I am back in school to start or rather obtain teh career I've always wanted.

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    1. Awesome Blueyes... good for you! We are definitely never to old to make our dreams come true! My 50's have turned out to be by far the happiest years of my life! :-)

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  7. That I am just not that important. That thought keeps my ego in check. Thanks for playing along once again this week. Heather and I appreciate it.

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    1. Learning that we are not the center of the universe and that no one is irreplaceable are indeed humbling realities of life, Wayne. I think becoming a parent really realigns our focus about what (and who) are most important in our lives and what our priorities should be. People who think it is all about them tend to be very annoying and tedious to be around!

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  8. I have learned that no matter how bad things get, I'm never alone. Christ is always with me.

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    1. Amen Arlene, I can testify to that truth! :-)

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  9. I've learned that it is sometimes best to go to bed mad. If you stay up and argue, you will both say things you don't mean and can't take back. If you just agree to re-visit in the morning, you wake up and the whole argument seems almost silly.

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    1. At one time I might have disagreed with you Maria, but I see the wisdom in this. If partners are highly emotionally upset, no rational discussion is going to take place and a night of sleep can be a good cooling off period to regain perspective. The key is agreeing to re-visit the issue in the morning, not just packing it away in a bag of resentments to spill out later on!

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  10. I've learned how to let people help me. In a wheelchair people offer to help often. At first I politely refused all the time, but then I gave it some thought; they wouldn't offer to help if they didn't have time. I'd offer to help someone if I could and it would make me feel good to help. Now I gratefully thank people and let them hold doors, reach something in the store, etc... and I get genuine smiles from strangers who's help I accept and it feels good to have allowed them to feel good.

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    1. What a wonderful awareness Nani! Not only does it benefit you to learn to graciously accept help when offered, it encourages those folks to reach out to others and offer help more often if they know it's appreciated... WIN-WIN for sure! :-)

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  11. I've learned that sometimes the wrong decision turns out to be the best decision I ever could have made.

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    1. A very interesting point Dana, and true! That would make an excellent question for you to use sometime for #5, as I find myself wondering if other folks have also learned that things can turn out this way.

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  12. Yay for you Jen!! Isn't it strange that we expect everybody to have that figured out by the time they are 18 or 20? We are so far from the people we are going to turn out to be at that age, it takes a few more years to put all the pieces together. If you've found your passion you are on the right track! :-)

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  13. i have learned that things don't always go the way you want them to or think they should. i have also learned that you should do what makes you happy, because it's very important to take care of you.

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    1. Those are some powerful realizations, Jennifer! Knowing when to step back and let go isn't always easy, but it's important! I totally agree about taking care of yourself, making time to do something you enjoy each day - otherwise, what's the point? :-)

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  14. Hi Josie! Per your request, I've posted the recipe for my Slow Cooker Jambalaya on my blog. You can find it here: http://ar-acceptchange.blogspot.com/2013/02/recipe-time-slow-cooker-jambalaya.html. Hope you enjoy it!

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    1. Awesome Arlene!! Heading over to check it out! Thank you so much!!

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