January 19th Questions:
1. You have just been hired to clean your own home, what is your first complaint?
Man! That’s one hairy dog! This place needs to be vacuumed more during shedding season! That, or just shave all the pets!
2. Are you able to ignore a ringing telephone? How often do you allow a ringing phone to go to voice mail? Do you answer your cell phone, out in public, every time it rings? Or do you silence it and get back to it when you’re in a more private area? How often would you say you’re on your home phone? Your cell phone? Do you like talking on the phone or do you view it as a necessary communication tool?
I answer when I feel like it, I don’t when I don’t. I like talking on the phone, but there are times I don’t feel like it or I’m busy trying to get something done. The two exceptions to this is when Dude’s school or Tasha from the barn calls. They have a ring tone all their own so that I won’t ignore that call. You never know when it’ll be an emergency.
3. When did you last go for a bike ride? Do you own a bike? Do you encourage your children to ride bikes? Given the most popular New Year’s resolution of losing weight, would you consider putting bicycle riding as one of your exercise options? Why or why not?
The last time I went for a bike ride was when I was 14. I haven’t owned a bike since and horses were more fun to ride anyways. CP’s ex, the Disney Princess, has a bike stored in our garage (long story, part of the divorce agreement) that she’s apparently forgotten about. It needs new tires and tubes. I could consider it “mine” now, but I find bicycle rides uncomfortable with my hip/spinal arthritis. The seat just puts pressure on the wrong spots!
All three kids have bikes. Dude seems to be the only one who truly loves riding his though.
4. If you had to name a smell that always makes you nostalgic, what would it be? What sorts of memories does the smell evoke?
Motor oil reminds me of hanging out with my dad in the garage while he worked on vehicles when I was little. It’s one of the few happy memories I have of him.