Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Weighing in on the Hodgepodge

1. The USA will mark Columbus Day this year on Monday, October 14th. What's something you need or want to explore (literally or metaphorically speaking)?

2. The Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz, Ursula from The Little Mermaid, or Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty...who do you most love to hate?

Definitely the Wicked Witch of the West! Although I don't hate her nearly as much now that I've seen Wicked! LOL

And I probably shouldn't admit this but I've never seen The Little Mermaid. And I didn't even know Sleeping Beauty's villain had a name!

3. Is open-mindedness a virtue?

I've never thought of it as such. Contrary to today's politically correct, anything goes environment, there are still some absolutes that one should not be open-minded about.

4. How often do you weigh yourself?

Rarely. Once every couple of months or less often than that. I can tell by the way my clothes fit.

5. This question comes to you courtesy of Rebecca over at Making Memories, so thanks Rebecca!

Costa Rica was recently named the happiest country in the world on the Happy Planet Index. What's the happiest country in the world to you, and what makes it so?

The USA because it's home! (Although that happy scale is quickly deteriorating, thanks to the direction this country is headed!)

6. Besides The Bible, what is one book you think should be mandatory reading for high school students? Why?

To Kill a Mockingbird. It's a classic!

7. I went shopping at some nearby outlets last week, and while I was there, I picked up a couple of Christmas gifts. How about you? Have you started your holiday shopping yet?

No, but we do minimal gift-giving at Christmas.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

Today I start a full-time job as an RN for the first time in 21 years. In fact, it's been exactly 21 years: my last day at my previous job was October 9, way back in 1992. I'd say that's full-circle!


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LynnMarie said...

Welcome back in the "full time work away from home" work force. I hope you stilll enjoy it.

Mary said...

Hope you had a good time working today! My mom did that same thing: went back and started working as an RN after being a "stay at home mom" for over 20 years.

Marla said...

Good luck with your first day back as a nurse! I hope it goes well! You make a difference in people's lives who are in need and hurting. That's a wonderful thing.

retired not tired said...

Good luck on your new job. Now you can start to plan your retirement.

Nikki Scatchard said...

ah yes T.K.A.M. ! I had that same answer. Also i like laughing at the wicked witch so i dont think she's all that scary, the flying monkeys actually terrified me more.