As May gets closer to school closing and summer is just around the corner, let’s see how we respond to seven questions for week twenty-one of 2018, challenging us with this month’s lifeskill, Possessions. These questions are offered by Bob Tiede at At Leading With Questions, from wisdom leaders around the nation and world.*
Question 1: When you are 80-years-old, what will matter to you the most?
This is a no-brainer! I want both my daughters living near me, plus my grandson. Miracles do happen! Do you think finding them a house nearby will entice them?
Question 2: What is your biggest pet peeve?
I find myself frustrated when I can’t solve a computer problem when creating and managing a website for someone. Fortunately, I love a mystery and consider these types of glitches a mystery to solve. I just can’t stop until the cyber solution is found. One silver lining is I end up learning a lot more html codes and plugins to work around an issue tech support is also stumped with.
Question 3: How many hours a week do you spend online?
I definitely keep my computer humming! With four to five websites I created and manage, I spend about 20+/- hours. These hours include working on my articles, current writing projects, ordering household items, foods, nutritional supplements, emailing family, friends, and clients. The rest of a 40-hour week I work in my weaving studio at my looms and sewing machine. Then around it all, I eat, play in the garden, go for walks, read a book, watch a movie, talk/video message with my daughters, and sleep! Somewhere in the middle I do clean the house, a little!
Question 4: What do you love to practice?
I love to try out a new weaving pattern on my eight-harness weaving loom.
Question 5: What is something you have always wanted since you were a kid?
When it comes to any possession I dreamed about as a kid, I consider myself very much blessed today. I have owned just about everything I ever needed or wanted. To put it all in perspective, I may have dreamed about having a Lamborghini when I was ten. Yet, when my little red VW bug showed up ten years later, I was very satisfied. It’s always sweet to be content with what you have and consider it equal to something you may have always wanted as a kid.
Question 6: In what way are you your own worst enemy?
I actually asked my hubby, John, this question about myself. His first response was, “I really don’t know. You are so perfect in every way!” Wow, after 53 years of marriage as of this June, he has learned well, hasn’t he!? Maybe, just maybe, I am my own worst enemy when I struggle with criticism. No wonder, John knows me so well and avoided offering anything of a disparaging nature!
Question 7: What makes life easier?
Life is so much easier and sweeter with having my home, my car, my weaving studio, my washing machine. The list goes on! Yet, none of these things could take the place of remembering each day how much I am loved by my family.