Some great questions from Sparks
When you’re 90 years old, what do you suppose will matter most to you?
I have warned my children and grandchildren that I plan to be a burden to them when I’m old! Of course, this is a joke! I will probably still be looking after them at 90!
What will matter is that I am NOT a burden to anybody and that I still have all my marbles. My independence will matter the most.
What’s the best way to spend a rainy afternoon?
When I was teaching, rainy day procedure was a nightmare. We had to keep the children in and take turns with a colleague to fetch a cup of coffee. It wasn’t missing the coffee break that was so traumatic – although it was irksome – it was the behaviour of the poor kids – they would be desperate to get out there and PLAY! It was up to the teacher to invent active indoor games for their motoric release – but it was just not the same. When the rain let up I would take the kids out for a walk. Oh, the fun of splashing in the puddles and smelling the cold, fresh air! Their shoes would get wet – but we didn’t care.
Here in the post-drought Western Cape we are very grateful for the rainy days we are having. I can’t say I do anything special on such days – I just do what I normally do – housework, Duolingo, hobbies. I even quite enjoy a drive out on a rainy day.
What is one thing you don’t understand about yourself?
I understand myself perfectly. It’s other people that I don’t understand – and perhaps that’s what I don’t understand about myself – Why don’t I understand other people?
When was the last time you tried something to look ‘cool’ (hip), but it ended in utter embarrassment? Details?
I had spiky hair and maybe it was embarrassing to some people but I didn’t care.
GRATITUDE/I’M SO THANKFUL!
This is an opportunity to share a picture, a story or event that shows your gratitude.