(Two points to anyone who can define the term Ack!)
So I'm just going to throw rule-abiding to the wind and do it on Thursday.
I'm so scandalous.
The Nitty-Gritty: Joyce reveals the Wednesday questions, anyone who wishes to can link up and answer them. I know it's complicated, and if you don't understand the process, it's okay. Sometimes these things take time.
1) Do you like your name? Were you named after someone? If you have children how did you settle on their names? My name is fine, I suppose. I was not named after anyone, and I'm just glad that I got the name I did and not the alternative they were considering, which was Camie Kendall.
(Yes, with that ridiculous spelling for Cammie, because my sister's name is Corie and my mom wanted to spell it the same way.)
Camie Kendall is just a little too...cutesy for me.
We didn't have any trouble naming Alex. Josh and I both liked the name.
Derek spent his first night in the hospital without a name because we had that much trouble deciding on a boy name.
Josh wanted to use his grandfather's name for a middle name, and I agreed that we could if his first name was after my father.
I think Harold Gerald has a nice ring to it, don't you?
Derek Joshua it is.
2. How do you define success?
I think I would consider something a success if it's achievement has an eternal significance.
And that concludes this episode of Deep Thoughts by Erin Schore
3. Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy?
I like to feel smarter than the people on WoF, because sometimes they just seem so blind. Can't you see it? It's so obvious!
Maybe they are literally blinded by Vanna's be-dazzled gowns, which renders them unable to solve the puzzle.
Ahh, but Jeopardy. Did you know that on four different occasions
Oh, how that validated the 16 years I spent in formal education.
4. If you could own any single object that you don't now have, what would that object be?
Well, I could think of any number of things.
But instead of owning any new objects, I would rather un-own our house in Idaho.
Because, you see, we don't live there anymore.
And that renders the home useless to us.
Except for that dang mortgage that they keep expecting us to pay. The nerve!
5. What is something that inspires you?
Well, it is an active process that involves the contraction of my intercostal muscles as well as those of my diaphragm. Expiration typically follows inspiration.
Sorry to be so literal, but I met my deep thought quota at question #2.
6. Meatloaf-yay or nay? If its a yay how do you make yours?
In our almost ten years of marriage, I've made meatloaf only once. You see, my husband has a strong aversion to ketchup.
Is meatloaf without ketchup really meatloaf at all?
Maybe I'll try to find a recipe that does not call for ketchup and try again.
Once a decade should be about right.
7. Which is more admirable-the ability to organize and be methodical or the ability to adapt and make do?
I think I admire those with the ability to be organized and methodical because I do not have those qualities. When we adapt and make-do, we do it out of necessity. Being organized shows self-discipline, and may even preclude the need to adapt.
Example: I start a load of laundry, but do not finish it. It remains half-dry in the drier. The shirt I planned to wear to church was in that load.
It is Sunday morning. I am rushing. I go to grab the shirt and realize that it is not wearable. I must adapt by choosing a new shirt, but this shirt needs a different color bra. I change bras. I can no longer wear the pants that went well with shirt choice #1, so I grab the pants that match shirt choice #2. But alas, the button has fallen off of those pants and I set them aside to sew it back on but didn't get around to it. Back to the closet.
This gives me less time to help get the kids ready, so I am grouchy when they don't move quickly enough to suit me. Then I give my husband a dirty look for eating breakfast. We don't have time for breakfast!
We leave in a frazzled hurry and my closet looks like a tornado swept through it.
Get in the car and look happy people! It's time to worship!
It might have all been different had I been organized and methodical, and dried and folded the clothes.
(Naturally this is just an example, and nothing like that would ever happen at my house. Ahem.)
8. Insert your own random thought here
Derek received a set of Toy Story dominoes for Christmas. The kids like to play the game, and have even played it together without parental supervision. Hallelujah, it's a Christmas miracle.
Instead of the traditional dots, the dominoes have all of the Toy Story characters on it.
Even though I am close to being 32 years old, it is confirmed that my maturity level is still at the junior-high level because I chuckle every time I hear my son yell:
"I've got a Woody!"