What’s your favourite way to spend a day off? If you’re retired, what’s something you now include in your schedule that you dreamed about while employed?
Historically, any day off is a reading day. Except that streaming has forced its way into my life, which is both interesting and sad. Sad that I’m more of a couch potato than usual, and I’m pretty sure my brain cells are melting in protest.
I’m on our work books as permanent-casual with an intense period between November and June, with lots of free time the rest of the year. I want to be a writer and I mean to write, but somehow the days go by without pen hitting paper.
Now that Covid isn’t so strictly monitored and folks can go out and about again, are you into after-work happy hours?
I’ve never been into attending work events or doing after work happy hours. I still actively avoid crowds. I continue to practise safe anti-Covid habits.
A good excuse to remain unsociable.
What physical traits do you share with your relatives? (Example: I have my mother’s nose)
My sisters and I all sound the same on the phone. If our daughter calls, it can still trick my husband of 30 years.
As I’ve aged and grown heavier, I feel myself move around with sore joints and groaning and I can see my mum and sister in my mind’s eye.
When young, each of us had our right hand pinkie compared to dad, because he famously has a very turned-in finger.
I have my dad’s bushy eyebrows!
How long does it take you to decide if you like someone or not?
I am quick to decide.
If I get a bad feeling, I’m usually found correct even if it takes a long time for everyone else to figure it out.
At the same time, I can make mistakes and so I don’t just cut them off. I hold to myself and wait, but don’t trust easily.
While at the same time again, I can be quite naïve and gullible. I assume everyone means well, until they don’t, which includes still being caught out by my beautiful husband when he’s teasing me.
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Feel free to share some wisdom you live by.
I have been lucky in life. There have been downsides, but they’re quite far back in history now.
I live in good circumstances, have enough money, a loving and supportive husband, great kids. I’m citizen of a safe country, with great freedoms.
All around me I see people are hungry and homeless, one of the biggest catastrophes it seems. People are suffering and while I’m too introvert and self-conscious to be out physically helping them, I try and donate to causes and foodbanks whenever I can.
Thanks to Melanie for this prompt