Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Chocolate Time Outs: The Weekly Hodgepodge

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 Are you comfortable with silence? If you're home alone, do you like silence or do you need regular background noise? Do you seek out times and places to be silent? What's your favorite place to find silence/be silent? 
It depends on the type of silence.  There are angry silences where the atmosphere is so thick it could choke you.  But there is the comfortable silence--a silence that calms the mind and brings rest to the body.  I need some more of that restful silence.  I also need some alone time where I'm the only one making any noise.

View from Chimney Peak
I'm in the process of hunting some of those quiet spots to read, write, create, pray, study, or just chill.  On my list so far is:  the library, upstairs in the hot tub at the Y, my front porch (maybe), the parks on the Ladiga Trail (though on the Weaver end there's nowhere clean to pee), and up to Chimney Peak in JackVegas.  How does that sound?  I'm also thinking of taking a Yoga class at the Y. I've already talked to the instructors and they don't do any of the Hindu meditations; they focus on the stretching and breathing.  Seems like that might be quiet and calm.
October 28th is National Chocolate Day. Can't let that go by without a mention now, can we? Will you celebrate? How? Let's say you can have one of the following right this very minute... a cup of hot chocolate, a strawberry dipped in chocolate, a bowl of plain chocolate ice cream, or a slice of chocolate pie...what's your pleasure?
No, I'll not be celebrating.  By the way, isn't it ironic that National Chocolate Day is just before Halloween?  I see a conspiracy.  Who comes up with these National Days Of...?
Given the choice, I'd take the ice cream.
How do you feel about blue jeans? Favorite thing in the world to wear or nope, don't own a single pair? How often do you wear blue jeans in a typical week? Do you own a blue jean jacket?
"Men's jeans are sized by length and width and they usually fit, but women's jeans are sized by someone who hates women." - Ellen DeGeneres
I've become a huge fan of stretch jeans. I have two pairs of them.  I don't own a blue jean jacket, though I would like to have one.  I'm also on the hunt for a blue jean vest.  
We're not allowed to wear blue jeans to work, so I usually wear mine to church. 
Are you superstitious? If so, in what way?
Nope.


If you had to come up with a costume using only things you have on hand right now, what could you come up with?


My outfit from the Woodstock race.  Or, I can make a makeshift Batman/Batgirl outfit.  I've got a Batman T-shirt, black stretch pants or shorts, and a cape.  Hmmm.. and they DID say we could dress up for Halloween at work and I AM working Saturday...

What scares you a little? What do you do when you feel scared?
Sometimes driving scares me.  People are crazy!  I deal with it, take an alternate route, or if it's really bad, pull over and calm down.
Perhaps today will be the day I ______________________________.
Get a good night's sleep.
Insert your own random thought here. 
I've got a doctor's appointment Thursday.  I hope I get some definite answers about how to stop feeling like 9 miles of bad road on a semi-constant basis.  You know it's bad when I, at 43, can't get through a Silver Sneakers workout.  Yeah, that happened.

16 comments:

  1. Hoping for good news at the doctor's office. Jeans were allowed where I worked before I retired. Between loving my job, my co-workers and our dress code, it wasn't an easy decision to retire. ha!

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  2. Yeah, I don't think they'd date do Hindu meditations or they'd have to be willing to recite Christian prayers as well, and we all know how that would go over. The ACLU and media would be all over that. Your photo of that view is amazing. What a wonderful place to visit for quiet worship.

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    1. Actually, I work at a YMCA and we still believe what the C stands for.

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  3. Praying your doctor's appt. goes well and that you get some answers. Stretch jeans are my new love, too!

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  4. The view from chimney peak is lovely!

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    1. I lived in Jacksonville for more than 30 years and didn't know about it. Sunday was the first time I went up there.

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  5. I don't feel like our library is very quiet. There's so much activity there now too. There are some quiet corners but I haven't sought them out. I go in, pick up my books, and take them home to my quiet house : ) Love the costume! Good luck with your appt. too.

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    1. Thanks. I have my choice of two close by locations. Our county library in Anniston is pretty large, so there are more quiet nooks.

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  6. Love the Ellen quote! And sometimes the doctor can be a good thing - if you have one you like and trust - hope you do! :)

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  7. Oh to have a full good nights sleep. When was the last time? Yes, that would be a luxury. I sure hope you get a good report from the doc, or at least an answer that will help you feel better. Love the costume.

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    1. It shouldn't be a "luxury" for me; I don't have any children. This is a relatively new problem. It can't be a simple luxury when I have to get up at 4:00 every morning to get to work.

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  8. love that song by stevie wonder. hope you feel better very soon.

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