Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Mail time is one of our favorite parts of the day. As the time approaches for the mailman to arrive the children tend to keep one eye on the window and then there's a race to be the first one out the door to get it.
Letters will be read, passed around for the rest of the family to read, and then tucked away to be read and reread as the years pass.
Bills are placed in their designated spot in our roll-top desk.
Catalogs are paged through, and then words and pictures harvested from them for future scrapbooking.
Junk mail has a variety of things happen to it. Pictures can be drawn on the blank backs of pieces of paper. Little notes are often scrawled on the backs of the envelopes. Paper airplanes are made and flown around the house, but ultimately it will end in the trash.
2. Something you always splurge on? Any guilt associated with the splurge?
Something I splurge on. I'm not really a splurge-y kind of person. The only thing that comes to mind is butter. For years I cooked and baked with margarine instead of butter, but a little over a year ago I made the switch to all butter. It still feels a little splurge-y when I buy several pounds of butter every time we go grocery shopping, but there is no guilt involved.
3. There are many, but what are two important questions you think every bride and groom should ask/answer before they plan their walk down the aisle?
The biggest one to me would be that they are "equally yoked", making sure that both of them have a good relationship with God.
The second would have to do with their views on money ... how they spend and save it.
4. What's the best advice your father ever gave you?
"Never slam doors."
There was a lot of things he told my siblings and me, but that's the first thing that popped in my mind, and probably the one thing that makes me think of him most often.
Not slamming doors was bigger than just the not slamming part. It involved respect, check of emotions, and more. I could probably make an entire blog post out of it.
5. Your favorite movie where a father features heavily in the storyline?
Apparently I don't watch enough movies, because I can't think of a single one. If the question included TV shows I would mention Little House on the Prairie.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
Last week we attended the wedding of my youngest brother. It was the first time in over ten years that all my siblings were together.
The wedding was lovely, and I liked the fact that the same Amish bishop who had married us also married them.
So many emotions!