Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. My sister is celebrating a birthday today. Happy Birthday little sis! What's one way you're like your siblings? If you don't have siblings how are you like your lifelong best friend or cousin?

My sister passed away close over 10 years ago.  I am not sure how we were similar as we were different in so many ways though I will say that we are/were both fighters for those who can not fight for themselves. We both had instilled in us by our parents that we need to be people who have a desire and need to help others who need us.  We are/were compassionate, empathetic and passionate people who fight the good fight not because it is easy but rather because it is right.

2. What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of yourself at age eighteen?

At 18, that was my first year of university.  So, it was a tough year learning to live away from home, learning who and what I was and being unsure of just about everything.  It was not a fun year but I would not trade it for anything.  Though this question did remind me of...

3. Sculptor-actor-painter-dancer...if you could excel in one of these arts, which would you choose and why?

I do enjoy the arts but I have no desire to part of them.  I have no problem with not being talented in that area - it really lets me appreciate those that are.

 4. What's a scent that takes you back in time, and where does it take you?

 Speaking of my undergrad years...

5. November is for Peanut Butter Lovers (National Peanut Butter Lovers Month). Are you a lover or a hater? What's your favorite dish/recipe that calls for peanut butter? 

Peanut butter and banana sandwiches work for me.

Two pieces of bread
Peanut butter


Lay down piece of bread.  Spread peanut butter over slice of bread.  Slice banana into quarter sized pieces. Spread pieces of banana on peanut butter.  Put other slice of bread on top of sandwich.

  6. What do people thank you personally for most often?

 Alanis said it best....

7. What event this year are you most thankful for?

Another year of having a healthy and happy family.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I have had fun the last two weeks discussing ethics with my students.  It is very important for them to learn and challenge their perceptions of right and wrong.