Five Question Friday: December 30, 2011

Wow! We have reached another Friday! Hope you had a wonderful week. Life was slow and peaceful for us as we celebrated the last few days of Chanukah. Thanks to all of you who followed my Chanukah posts at this site. I had fun refreshing my memory and then writing about the various aspects of this special holiday.

Now, back to a somewhat regular routine, and on with Five Question Friday!

1. What’s the oldest piece of clothing in your closet?

Well, that is a hard one. I am not a clothes horse and I wear clothes forever before discarding them, so all my clothing is old! Oldest? Hmmm . . . I would guess that a Guatemalan skirt I bought at a boutique in State College, PA at least 20 years ago is the oldest, or at least among the oldest garment I own. I still wear it. It still looks good! And I even get compliments on it from time to time.

2. How many random blog readers have you met?

Other than my family and friends, I have not met any “random” blog readers yet. I hope to some day. (Psst . . . Y’all come visit, ya heeah!)

3. Do you let your kids stay up till midnight on New Years Eve? (Or, if you don’t have kiddos yet, did you get to stay up until midnight as a child?)

When the kids were little I would put them to bed at their normal time, but then a few minutes before midnight we would wake them up to wish them a Happy New Year. I do not recall what we did when I was a child, however I do recall New Year’s Eve as being a great baby-sitting night! My favorite family (the Froelichs) would have me babysit, but they and their guests for the evening would return to their house around 11:30pm so that I could join them in ringing in the new year! AND, they were sober so I didn’t mind them giving me a ride home afterwards.

The worst nightmare I had was babysitting for a couple who didn’t return home till four in the morning, stoned, and they told me, a fifteen-year-old girl, to walk home . . . alone . . . which I did. Terrifying experience! My parents were none too happy either, and I was never allowed to babysit there again!

4. What are the gas prices where you live?

Too high! The prices range from $3.50 to $3.85 right now. We’ll see how high the prices are in the morning!

5. What is one resolution that you know you should do but are too afraid to try?

Oy . . . I’m not into resolutions because I always feel like a failure when I fail. On the other hand, I’m a sucker for a challenge. Challenges are easier for me to follow through with, and if I don’t meet the challenge, for whatever reason I don’t feel like a failure, rather I feel successful for having at least tried. And with a challenge, I usually learn something about myself (i.e. NaNoWriMo, I learned that I am not a writer, an avid blogger, yes, writer, no!) In my next post you can read about the 2012 Challenges I chose to take on!

On the other hand, one resolution I always work on is to be a better person, kinder, more accepting of differing opinions, more respectful of the ones I love.

There you have it! Next Friday we will be in a new year, a year I pray will be mentally, intellectually, spiritually, and physically prosperous for each of us. Blessings to you all.

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15 thoughts on “Five Question Friday: December 30, 2011

  1. 1. What’s the oldest piece of clothing in your closet?
    A kind of a jacket that my mom made for my dad.

    2. How many random blog readers have you met?
    None. Who wants to be the first? πŸ™‚

    3. Do you let your kids stay up till midnight on New Years Eve? (Or, if you don’t have kiddos yet, did you get to stay up until midnight as a child?)
    Yes, I got to stay up till midnight on New Years Eve.

    4. What are the gas prices where you live?
    I use public transportation, but everyone seem to be constantly complaining about the gas prices, so I guess they’re high.

    5. What is one resolution that you know you should do but are too afraid to try?
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    1. Hi CG! Thanks for stopping by, and for answering the five questions! Great! Dad still has his old motorcyle jacket from his college days (he owned a Harley Davidson!) and I would love to “inherit” it, but I haven’t and besides, it is not in my closet. Oh well. And if ever I make it over to your side of the world, I will most definitely drop in to meet you! πŸ™‚ Take care and have a glorious day.

  2. Cecelia, your statement, “…one resolution I always work on is to be a better person, kinder, more accepting of differing opinions, more respectful of the ones I love,” reflects exactly who you have already become and will continue to be.

    My 2012 resolution came to me last night at the kitchen sink: I will try to not say anything negative and to not complain about anything.

    1. Barbara,
      You are too sweet. And I admire you for working to eliminate negative talk from your life. We call negative speaking “loshon hara” and that is something we can all work to rid from our lives. An approach I’ve undertaken is the always speak “shmiras haloshen,” or loosely translated, good speech. I have better luck when I work to increase the good rather than working to eliminate the bad. Increasing the good squeezes out the bad and for whatever reason, for me that works better. I also know folks that take your approach with great success. ALL of this to say, I applaud what you are attempting and send my best wishes and prayers for a successful 2012! πŸ™‚

  3. Love the question about meeting other bloggers. I met two of my readers and fellow bloggers this past summer–Lisa at “Woman Wielding Words” and Emily at “Hey from Japan.” Both are great writers and delightful women. You can find links to each on my blogroll.

    Happy New Year, Cecelia!

    Hugs,
    Kathy

    1. Wonderful! That is so cool. I already follow “Woman Wielding Words,” and I agree, she is a great writer. I will check out “Hey From Japan.” I have a cousin living there but know very little about the culture. I look forward to reading her posts.

      Happy New Year, Kathy.

      shalom
      C

  4. From my perspective . . . you already seem to be “a better person, kinder, more accepting of differing opinions, more respectful of the ones I love.”

    Just saying. πŸ˜‰

    Happy New Year!

    1. LOL! You have a LOT of cool things! I’m envious of the shoes. I have always been too practical. Hahaha. I want my dad’s old motorcycle jacket from his college days, but I fear that one of my brothers may inherit that.

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