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Friday, March 02, 2007

Create a Connection: Getting to Know You

From Create a Connection's "Get To Know You Wednesday".

1a. What is one thing about your body that you hate, deny, talk trash about? My feet. They're kind of stubby looking. I used to hate my eyebrows (thought they were too dark) and my hands (used to call them "monkeypaws"), but now I'm okay with both of those. Hopefully I'll come to love my feet, too.

1b. What can you do to make friends with this part and show it a little love? I had my first pedicure last summer and it was amazing! I loved how they looked--bright red nail polish with sandals--sublime!

2a. What is one thing about your home that doesn't feel good? The clutter that everyone leaves lying around--I know, I should just pick it all up, but that feels like a bad habit (for the kids).

2b. What is one thing you can do to change that? I'm thinking I'm just going to give one warning, and then throw things out. Shouldn't take long before they're putting their stuff away.

3a. Is there a relationship that you have difficulty with? My sister. There are lots of times I know she's mad at me for something but have no idea what. There are long stretches where she won't talk to me.

3b. What is something small you can do to either salvage it or come to terms with the way it is now? It is what it is. I can't stop her from being angry, but I can keep on loving her.

4a. Is there something you are afraid to do, but would like to try it? I don't know if afraid is the right word--I'd love to try doing some long distance walking/hiking. When I was really depressed I used to think about just walking down the street and not stopping, like the main character in Anne Tyler's Ladder of Years. I never did it because I'd have had to take myself along, and that's what I was trying to get away from. Now I don't want to disappear, just walk.

4b. What can you do to begin a plan to try it? Hmmm. Not sure. Just start walking every single day, I guess. I'd like to post my mileage on a map and see if I could "walk across the U.S.".


tammy vitale said...

Blogtipped you today!

Sophie said...

I love walking - and i love my

cute meme...


Tanaya said...

My dad did that once. When my sister and I were little we had a "play room" in our unfinished basement. It was dark and dreary down there, and full of spiders so we rarely played in our room. Instead we just threw our toys down there.

My dad told us one day that if it wasn't clean by the time he got home, he was going to throw it away. We didn't believe him.

Boy, oh boy, should we have believed him!!!! Everything was trashed. E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G.

It never got messy again.