Misjudging a step on the escalator, my husband's hand touching the skin on my lower back, hitting the brakes to miss a collision, swallowing pills that stick in my throat, an unusual noise in the middle of the night, an unexpected hug from a sweet grandchild, my son's telling me how much I have influenced them, John Mayer's, "Come Back to Bed," and the perfect Chardonnay.
2. Halloween-are you a lover or a hater? Okay, that sounds harsh...Halloween-yay or nay?
Nay all of the way.
3. Can you respect someone you do not trust, and can you trust someone you do not respect?
Absolutely not. Neither can I love someone I don't respect--let alone trust them. Been there, tried that. It doesn't work! .
4. Apples or oranges? Yes, you have to choose.
Oranges, mandarins, clementines, tangerines, Minneola Tangelos, etc. Yum!
5. What is something you wish was in your town? (shop, restaurant, attraction, etc)
A good bagel shop.
6. What non-food item is in your refrigerator or freezer?
Sorry, all food. European refrigerator space is too precious to waste on anything but!
7. Are you at all superstitious?
No, but I do believe things happen for a reason and we cannot always chalk it up to coincidence. (This drives my husband crazy, but I find meaning where he will only see chance.)
But I do not believe in black cats, ladders, or a Friday the 13th kind of superstition.
I do, however, think there are signs and we need to be perceptive enough to understand them--premonitions of things to come. I have many circumstances in my life that I have documented that arouse thoughts that something good/bad will happen in the future and whoa.....then it does.
I'm not psychic, rather, I think some people are just attuned to their surroundings while others are not.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I have taught about 8 gals the game of Chinese Mahjong and we meet every Wednesday afternoon to play. We have an open chair policy and published an invitation in the "Munich International Women's Club Newsletter" for next month. Four can play a game at one table and we now have two tables of players. I hope we can accommodate everyone. It is so fun watching the girls learn the game and the strategy. I'm looking forward to an active Mahjong group like we had in Shanghai with as many women who wish to play and a large enough venue. Wish us luck!