Friday, August 17, 2007

Feast One-Hundred and Fifty-Six

Describe your laundry routine. Do you have a certain day when you do it all, or do you just wash whatever you need for the next day?

Good question. Long answer. My designated laundry day is Friday, carrying on into Saturday. However, there are many days not designated for laundry, but somehow, become laundry days. This happens more often than I'd like it to. My explanation for it is two-fold: first of all, we have too many clothes; secondly, I live in a house with three boys, two of them under the age of 7, and one of them (my husband) is a welder. He can never wear the same thing two days in a row due to how dirty he gets at his job. It makes for a lot of laundry.

In your opinion, what age will you be when you’ll consider yourself to truly be old?

Some days I already consider myself old. I'm turning 35 in nine days, and to me, that seems old. But on the other hand, I still feel pretty young. In fact, there are lots of times that I feel like not much has changed (as far as my own age perception) in the past 17 years. I'm in the best physical shape (currently) that I've ever been in, and I believe that I am also the most emotionally stable right now too. To me, that part of aging is welcomed--growing-up, so-to-speak, in the emotional sense. I'm happy to be the age I am.

I just re-read what I wrote for Soup. My brain is fried today. You'll have to excuse any answer(s) that doesn't (don't) make sense.

What is one of your goals? Is it short-term, long-term, or both?

Wow. These questions today are really tough. As in labor-intensive. One of my goals is to live a life of contentment. I do believe that I've made huge strides in this in recent months, and continue to work towards this goal, which is both long-term and short-term. It's a goal that will never fade away.

Main Course
Name something unbelievable you’ve seen or read lately.

I just read in a Maclean's magazine this morning that the average size of a Canadian family today is only 1.8. That means, 1.8 children per couple in this country. Apparently, we require an average size of 2.1 in order to "replace" ourselves. Unfortunately, Wayne and I are unable to help the country with this so-called political crisis. Yes, the politicians are fearing for the future of our country due to the reduction in babies being born here. That shocked me. Especially since it seems that while on vacation (in Canada), every corner I'd turn, there would be (another) pregnant belly staring me in the face, reminding me that I will never be in that state again. Waa. Waa. (More on that later. The Waa. Waa. I mean.)

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how happy are you today?

Today, as in August 17, 2007? Well, despite the fact that there are 2 sevens in today's date, and August happens to be one of my favorite months, I'm not that happy. This week has been tough on me emotionally. But that's a topic for another day. It's got to do with how I answered the previous question. Check back next week and you'll find out why today isn't the best day of my life.



Amy said...

Ah Honey, now you have me worried about you with your answers. I do hope you are okay, but I will patiently wait for you to let us know what's going on.

Keeping you in my prayers in the meantime. I hope you know how much I care!

Love, Amy

Kim said...

Oh oh, sounds like something is up. You are in my prayers. Love and hugs,Kim

e-Mom said...

You do seem older than your mere 35 years. Your life's experience has wrought a maturity beyond your years. Perhaps God has big plans for you... :~)