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Blog Every Day in July Days 6, 7, 10 & 11

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I’m back with a few more responses to the Blog Every Day in July Challenge with Cause Ya Gotta Have Faith, Allieology, and The Other Juliette. In an effort to catch up and because I just didn’t have much to say on the topics, I’m going to skip Day 8 (things I do when alone) and Day 9 (my most embarrassing story). I’ll be posting my answers for Day 6 (things I’ll never do), Day 7 (things that make me happy), Day 10 (favorite things to do in summer), and Day 11 (Pinterest funnies). I’ll post a few more next time and that’ll bring me up to date.

Day 6: Things I’ll Never Do

I don’t tend to say “never” because many things that seem out of reach may be possible and even things I would prefer never to do or maybe to do again I could be convinced to do under certain circumstances. For example, I thought I would never want to move to Georgia, and that turned out to be where the man I met who would eventually become my husband was living, and so I did, albeit briefly due to him receiving orders to Germany. But there are a few things I don’t ever see happening and would be surprised if they did:

Wanderlust1. I don’t think I’ll ever stop having a sense of adventure or a sense of wanderlust. There are just too many places to see and things I want to do.

2. I don’t think I’ll ever stop having a thirst for knowledge. There are so many things that I want to learn in this life. Honestly, although I know that people who are immortal in fiction always end up hating it, if I had the option I would seriously have to consider it so I could have time to learn and do all the things I want to.

3. I don’t think I’ll ever want to have children. I never had a specific desire to have them, and a little over two years ago, I needed to decide if I didn’t want them at the time or wouldn’t want them period. I decided the latter after coming up with several reasons not to have them and no reasons to do so. I’m nearly 30 and I still don’t see kids in my future.

 

Day 7: Things that Make Me Happy

The prompt indicates that people or animals don’t count in this list and I must actually list “things”. Perhaps by this distinction, the list might be limited to physical objects, but since acvitivities are also often called things, I’ll use both. Regardless, technically there are no “things” that make me happy since I do that myself. However, there are many things I enjoy that make it easier to be happy. Here are a few:

My “library” which held only part of my collection at the time, and it’s expanded since.

1. Books. I have more than I can probably ever read and keep acquiring more. If I had the money and didn’t have to pack them up to move place to place I would probably have a library like Belle’s.

2. Writing. It has been so long since I have been able to write something that wasn’t a paper that I am really enjoying the chance to catch up a bit on blogging. I also managed to write a chapter for a novel-in-progress on the way to Dachau, and I was happy to finally do that.

3. Traveling. I’m easy to please in this regard. Although I have a few Wanderlust Wishlists, I don’t think I’d turn down the chance to go most anywhere, even if I hadn’t originally planned on it. Although I sometimes have a general idea what I want to see when I go somewhere, I tend to like to just wander and see what there is to see.

 

Day 10: Favorite Things to Do in Summer

It’s weird to think of things to do in the summer because, in Florida, most of the year had summer weather, so I could do activities normally relegated to summer all year long. There, and part of the time here, I had a job during the summer, and when I didn’t I took extra classes, so there wasn’t a difference in available time even if there was a change here with the weather. This year since my job has been with a school, I am off for a summer. While I am taking classes, it’s no more than usual, so I do actually have a ‘summer’ in that regard. The weather hasn’t seemed like it as it’s been rainy and chilly, but I have at least had time off. While some of what I’ve been doing is necessary but not necessarily fun (like cleaning and organizing), I’ve also had time for some fun things that I normally don’t get much time for. Here are a few:

1. Reading for fun. Although I still have a lot of reading to get done for school, I’ve read a couple of books for fun and have gotten started on a couple more. With luck, I hope to have read 6 or more by the fall, but we’ll see how it goes. At the moment I’m finishing up the essay section Alice in Wonderland (Norton Critical Edition, 3rd. ed.) and just started The Bling Ring. All the Light We Cannot See is on its way from Amazon for book club this month, and The Princess Bride is coming up as the next book for Book vs Movie night.

The left side of Nyhavn. That red house is where Hans Christian Anderson used to live.

The left side of Nyhavn. That red house is where Hans Christian Anderson used to live.

2. Traveling. During the school year my weeks were spent working and studying and my weekends were spent on assignments so there wasn’t much time to travel. Now if I plan properly I can at least manage some day trips. So far I’ve been to Copenhagen, Dachau, and Munich. I’m hoping to get to some of the things within a couple hours of here as well as at least a couple more places that are a few hours away.

3. Writing. Although I haven’t gotten to post them yet, I’ve been working on blog posts. I’ve also gotten to do a little work on a novel in progress, and hope to find the time to do some more creative writing before the fall.

 

Day 11: Funnies on Pinterest

I have a Pinterest board for funny things called A Life With Laughter. Here are a few off that.

Mom says, “I want to be perfectly clear on my child’s homework illustration. This picture is NOT of me on a dance pole on a stage in a strip joint surrounded by male customers with money. I work at Home Depot and had commented to my daughter how much money we made in the recent snowstorm. This drawing is of me selling a shovel.” Just goes to show, sometimes a picture alone is only part of the story.

If you’re trying to hide a body, apparently Siri can help.

Ah Betty White.

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6 Thoughts on “Blog Every Day in July Days 6, 7, 10 & 11

  1. Haha those pictures are funny! And oh, I love books so much. They always make me happy. I want Belle’s library as well!

  2. Oh, Betty. She’s such a gem!

  3. I personally like the no kids thing…….A) you have to pay for everything for them for far too long B) you have to teach them everything so they don’t grow up to be an idiot. C) You have to put your life on hold until they can fend for themselves!!

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