Wow, I can’t believe it’s Wednesday again! And the month of January is almost gone, too! Where is time going??? It’ll be spring before we know it.
As always, I’m participating in The Wednesday Hodgepodge, and, as always, I’m grateful to our hostess, Joyce, for another great set of questions. She does such a great job of hosting.
Here we go:
1. “The cure for anything is salt water-tears, sweat, or the sea.” (Isak Dinesan) Would you agree? Of the three, which has ‘cured’ you most recently?
I agree. There’s absolutely nothing like a day beside the sea to make me feel better. It’s been a while since I’ve spent time beside the ocean (over four months), but that’s the last time I felt ‘cured’.
2. What’s something you can’t eat without salt? Do you normally salt your food a lot, a little, or not at all?
I can’t eat cooked vegetables without salting them, they’re nasty without it. I consider myself a fairly light salt eater.
3. Sands of time, bury your head in the sand, built on sand, or draw a line in the sand…which sandy phrase could best be applied to something in your life right now?
“Sands of time” best applies to me because time is passing so quickly during this phase of my life. I’m constantly aware that, one of these days, before I realize it, my hourglass will become empty.
4. A favorite book, movie, or song with an island setting or theme?
I love the song “Knee Deep” by Zac Brown Band. Several years ago, I made a video montage to the song, using family beach photos. I’ve shared it on my blog before, but I think today’s a good time to share it again.
5. Yesterday-did you run your day or did it run you? How so?
Yesterday ran me. I had an appointment with the optometrist to have a retinal scan done. I received some good news and some bad news. The good news is my retinas are fine. The bad news is he’s going to have to remove the ‘lump’ on my eyelid. The doctor says that’s what’s impairing my vision. The good news is the doctor is going to let me have the procedure done at the eye surgery center, under anesthesia. (I’m glad since he will have to turn my eyelid inside out to do this). The bad news is the procedure will cost a lot more than if he’d done it in his office, without anesthesia. It looks like I’ll be meeting my insurance deductible early, this year. My surgery date is set for February 9.
6. You’re on an island holiday. Will I most likely find you parked in a beach chair, shopping in town, on the back of a jet ski, or snorkeling off the back of a catamaran?
You’d find me parked in a beach chair [under some kind of shade]. However, I would take a short break for a little shopping, too.
7. What do you think we humans most take for granted?
Good health! Having spent a fair amount of time in doctor’s offices, lately, it’s been very enlightening to see and listen to other people’s situations. Anywhere, on any given day. there are people dealing with serious health issues. If you are healthy, or if your health issues are not life-threatening, you are truly blessed!!!
Ed and I live in a part of the country where storms wreaked havoc all last weekend. The weather here was very unstable, and we were under constant tornado watches all weekend. Thankfully, no tornadoes touched down in our immediate area, but others, nearby, received a lot of damage. What we did receive was rain–and lots of it! I’m not sure of the ‘official’ amount of rainfall, but it was A LOT. It’s very wet here, but we feel very blessed to have escaped any damage. Praise the Lord!