Friday Facts #4

Welcome back for more Friday Facts. Let’s get right to it.

16. What are your 5 greatest accomplishments?

  1. Although I’m not sure that they are accomplishments of mine so much as blessings and accomplishments of their own, my two brilliant and lovely daughters make it to number one here. I survived parenting. And I didn’t damage them so badly that they became serial killers. (That’s how it is my accomplishment, I guess.)
  2. I have not killed my husband in the slightly over 35 years we’ve been married. I haven’t even attempted to kill him once. (That’s not to say I didn’t want to, you understand, just that I didn’t.) Yay!
  3. I survived 30 years of public school teaching. Not only did I survive it, I can’t imagine having ever done anything else.
  4. I developed more patience than I ever thought I would. Note: this does not necessarily mean I have lots of patience. Just more.
  5. I have actually finished quilts. I’m pretty good at starting things. Not always good at finishing.

17. What is the thing you most wish you were great at? Oh, dear, I hope I don’t alienate anyone with this one, but if you want the honest answer here it is: I wish I were way better at personifying Christ’s love for the world.
18. What has been the most difficult thing you have had to forgive? Yeah, this is kind of too personal so we won’t go there. After all, it is between me and another person. I don’t have the right to decide about the going public for that other person.
19. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why? Within walking distance of both my children – pretty tricky considering one is in Illinois and one in Michigan.
20. Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.  

  1. Sitting in my fourth grade classroom and looking at the clock, thinking about my mom having surgery at that time.
  2. Easter vacations at Ormond Beach, Florida (and the many sunburns that accompanied them).
  3. Swimming, boating, and water skiing. (We lived on a lake.)

And that concludes this week’s Friday Facts.

Quilt on!