What are you proud of?
I'm proud of the fact that I try very hard to be a good person. I don't always succeed, but I do make it a focus to try to "do the right thing". As I look around during my day, it's so easy to see people who just don't seem to care about the people and/or world around them. I wouldn't want to live like that.
What is the best thing you’ve ever won as a prize?
Hmmm. I've won many things over the years. Lately, I've been winning a lot of passes to activities for the kids, which has definitely been great! As I said in an earlier post, lately I've won tickets to the rodeo, theatre productions, theme parks, movie theatres, aquariums and other fun places. Considering our restricted budget right now, it's been a great thing to be able to continue to take the boys to new and exciting places without spending much money to do so!
Name something you do that is a waste of time.
So many choices, so little time! I have to go with surfing the 'net. I kill a LOT of time this way!
In what year of your life did you change the most?
Probably the year after we adopted the boys. Not only did my minute to minute and day to day life change, my priorities, goals and values all changed, too! It really forced me to grow up. I've said before that I became an adult at age 36!
Where is a place you consider to be very tranquil?
Locally, I'd saythe Mayberry-esque town of Wellsboro, PA, which is very near the so-called Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania. Stretching out a bit further, the most tranquil place I ever had the pleasure to be was Hacienda Baru, a small villa on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Wow. I would have loved to spend months there, relaxing, reading, hiking and decompressing! If I ever hit it really big, I think I'll spend my winters there!