Sunday, March 29, 2020

Sunday Stealing

1. If there's a personal god, what quality would you most like that person to have (and why)? There is a God, and He loves me, no matter what. I find that most comforting.

2. What's your death-row meal? A steak, and a baked potato with lots of butter. Flaky biscuits on the side. Chocolate cake for dessert. All the Coke I can take. A meal this heavy, this sugary, would leave my logy, but what difference would that make under the circumstances.

3. Assuming we make it through this outbreak with minimal loss of life, what do you think our big takeaway should be? I cannot express how appalled I am by the Trump Administration. "One day, it's like a miracle, it will disappear." That was our President last month. Scientists knew. Doctors knew. He just wouldn't listen. He wasted a month. He picks spats with governors on Twitter, calls news outlets "Concast," and people continue to get sick and die. Remember this when you vote.

4. What do you find yourself missing more than you would've predicted? My coffee shop brunches. In a booth, with my book. Leisurely enjoying a breakfast someone else made and will clean up after. Such a simple little luxury I give myself each weekend.

5. What brings you the most joy? Not happiness, not contentment -- JOY.  When friends reach out and connect. This week I've gotten calls from John, Patrick, and Kathy, and a long, chatty email from my oldest friend. Joy!

6. Do you find yourself regretting anything you've said or done on social media? Sure. I've engaged with crazy strangers I should have just ignored.

7. What are your favorite and least favorite things about your body and face? I like my green eyes. I dislike my long lost waistline.

8. and your life? I dislike my lack of discipline. I like the company and affection these two provide.
9. How's the self-isolation affecting your libido? Bwah ha ha!

10. Which three places in the physical universe would you most like to visit? I want to go back. I want to revisit vacation spots I haven't had the time or money to return to. Boston, Washington DC, Hot Springs, Colonial Williamsburg, Atlanta all spring to mine. I'll take any three.

11. On whom did you have a crush years ago? Have you ever told them? If only he knew, our lives would be different. (You'd have to call me Lady Gal.)
12. How have your religious views changed since you were in high school? I am more comfortable and peaceful in my relationship with God now. When I was in high school, I was a member of a very conventional congregation that made me feel guilty for questioning how faith fits into daily life. They just didn't get that questioning dogma is not the same as questioning God. I changed religious affiliations and found a spiritual home.

13. If you could change one law, what would it be? I would abolish the death penalty.

14. If you could add one commandment to the original ten, what would it be? I'm good with the 10.