Amy at E.M. Kingston has questions – Here’s my attempt to answer them.
When you feel negative, what techniques do you use to bring yourself up to feeling positive?
I remind myself that I am good enough. I may not feel it, but when I keep repeating that, eventually I do feel good enough. Unfortunately, I often don’t feel good enough. So this is a constant mantra for me.
What is a smell that made you smile when you woke up today?
Easy one, COFFEE!!!
An owl is known for its wisdom, what are you known for?
Being a sarcastic SOB? Not really. I see myself more like a stubborn mule. I’ve been told many times, that I’m quiet as a mouse and then when I do speak it is like Owl wisdom.
Do you know any good recipes? If so, can you share one? (If you don’t cook, tell me your favorite food recipe that someone else makes for you.)
Eons ago, I had a recipe for a Cream Cheese Carrot Cake. Everyone raved about them whenever I deigned to bake. When I retired from the Navy and moved to New Mexico, I lost the recipe. Since then I’ve tried to recreate it by memory but have failed. It wasn’t so much the ingredients, but in the mixing of them that made it special. There was a certain order that isn’t usually done in carrot cake recipes you find on the internet. I think it was divine inspiration that lead me to mix it that way.
How do you console the people around you? (Online or in-person)
Suck it up … Oh wait, that’s what I tell myself. For others, especially in times of grief I have no words. I know that anything I say will simply be platitudes that roll off like water on a duck. A simple “Sorry for your loss” is about the best I can do. Mrs. D accused me of having no empathy a few years back. I’ve been working on being more emphatic, but I still fall short.