Patriotic Hodgepodge

This is truly a hodge podge of questions! I love when Wednesdays roll around and I can answer some questions. Let's be honest, there are times when it is hard to come up with something worthwhile to write. Wednesdays take the guess work out. So here we go...

1. In two or three sentences tell us what Veteran's Day means to you?
It means honoring those who followed their calling of keeping our country safe and our freedoms in tact. We should always honor our veterans. I make a point to shake their hands and thank them for their service. I think of the Vietnam Veterans who were never thanked or appreciated and it makes me want to make up for that slight. To me veterans are true heroes and deserve more than what they are getting, but not getting on a soap box.

2. What's your favorite film with a patriotic theme woven into the storyline?

American President, hands down. It is one of my all time favorite movies. I own it and watch it over and over. 

The other movie would be Independence Day.

3. Flu shot-yes or no? If you answered no, do you plan to get a flu shot? If not, why not? Have you ever had the flu?

Yes. It is a must in my family. LT and I get one every year. Since getting the shot, I have not had the flu. I take other precautions as well and not just the shot. I HATE being sick and I think I am one of the worst patients out there!

4. I've seen lots of people posting pictures of their Christmas trees up and decorated. Many stores have had Christmas on display since well before Halloween. Red cups are back at Starbucks, sans the holiday decor, and that has some people up in arms. What are your thoughts on all the holiday ruckus this second week of November?

Personally, I don't decorate for a holiday until the beginning of that month. Each holiday should be individual. My decorations also depend on my mood. This year, I am not feeling it...understandably. I will probably throw something out in the yard and maybe a few things in the house. 

As for those red cups...they are cups. It is something petty and trival and so not worth the breath it takes to complain. If ya don't like it, don't go there. Show with actions not words because as Sweet Brown says...I ain't got time for that!

5. What 'critter' are you most afraid of encountering unexpectedly? Why that one?

Probably that a critter? They are fast moving, slimy, dangerous. They just totally freak me out. If snakes aren't "critters" then opossums. They look mean, nasty and dirty. They have beady eyes, pointy nose and teeth. They just always look like they are ticked off and gonna take it out on you!

6. Do you like building things? What's the last thing you 'built'?

I like to think I am crafty, but I don't really think I am. I would love to say I actually built something physical but that is not the case.

So I would say the last thing I "built" was the beginning of a rapport with some new students. I totally believe in success depends on the rapport built and I am laying the foundation.

7. In keeping with this month's theme of gratitude...what are you most grateful for that brings beauty to your daily life?

Nature. I have been blessed to live near a lake and we do have trees even if they won't change colors. There are a few houses with colorful leaves so I get my baby fix. Nature is just beautiful in any season!

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

On Monday, I was selected for jury duty in Dallas for the federal courthouse. When I got ready to drive down there (after pre-driving my route) I received a call the case was cancelled. Did me a little jig in the parking lot, went home and went back to bed! I had the rest of the day off and did nothing of importance or significance! I am still "on-call" the rest of this week. I am still in the hoping and praying mode. 

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