1. What's one thing you learned at the ripe old age of whatever age you are now?
I just recently learned that Word has a feature where it will read back what ever you wrote.
Steven especially loves using it. He's writing short stories, and now instead of asking us to read what he wrote, he will ask us to listen.
2. I read here a list of foods that can help you look younger - extra virgin olive oil, green tea, fatty fish, dark chocolate, vegetables, flaxseeds, pomegranates, avocados, tomatoes, spices, bone broth
How many of the foods listed have you tried? How many do you eat regularly? Your favorite from the list?
I have tried all those foods. The ones I use regularly are olive oil, vegetables, avocado, tomatoes, spices, and fatty fish such as salmon and tuna. I also love sardines, but the rest of the family doesn't, so I rarely ever have them.
My favorite from the list is probably avocados, I could happily eat them at every meal. I really like vegetables as well.
3. Something you miss from the 'good old days'? When were the good old days anyway?
When were the good old days is a good question. Right now I miss the way things were last year. I miss seeing smiling faces when out and about.
Looking back further there are more things I miss, but I'm unsure if there has been that much of a change, or was I simply more innocent and naive in my Amish bubble?
4. What are two or three of the most rewarding things to be found in growing older?
One of the things I've found that I really like as I grow older, is how things no longer tend to embarrass me like they used to. Happening to send a drumstick flying across the kitchen in front of visitors as I unstick it from a pan is much more funny than embarrassing now.
5. What's your favorite part of your life right now?
My favorite part of life right now is being able to spend quality time with family. It's the best. Ask me again in 10 -20 -30 years from now and I'll probably still answer the same way.
6. Insert your own random thought here.
We find it to be annoying how the paved area in front of our multiple bay garage is often used as a pull over spot for those wishing to check their phones, allow someone to pass, turn around, change a toddler's stinky diaper, switch drivers, and more. This morning a big rig swooped off the road and parked. His engine idling noisily as he sat there waiting. Maybe his ELD was making him take a 30 minute break?
Rosie Mae needed to leave for work and he was blocking her car. The longer she waited the more courage she got. Finally she announced, "Well, I'm going out to tell him he's got to leave, mush, skedaddle, hit the road, get out of my way."
She marched outside, but he stayed. Apparently she didn't scare him.
Sharon and I watched as she maneuvered her car with care, patience, and admirable skill into the yard and then out onto the road and was on her way.
I'm thinking about buying traffic cones to set along the front of our parking/drive/garage area. Or would that be rude?