Friendly Fill-Ins: Week 95

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Each Thursday, Annie of McGuffy’s Reader and Ellen of 15andmeowing provide four fill-in statements, and on Friday we post our answers and join their  link-up to share our responses.

The fill-ins for this week are:

1. My favorite Dr. Seuss book is                       .

2. The most interesting person I have ever met is                       .

3. Besides books by Dr. Seuss, my favourite book as a child was                      .

4. Lately, I have been working on                         .

Here are my responses:

1. My favorite Dr. Seuss book is now “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!” but when I was young my favorite was “Green Eggs and Ham”.

2. The most interesting person I have ever met is my husband Papa Bear because he has experienced many very difficult times in life, yet he hasn’t let that make him angry or bitter. He rarely complains and doesn’t feel sorry for himself or seek sympathy. He is intelligent, kind, compassionate, funny, and hard-working. He also has more integrity than any other person I know.

3. Besides books by Dr. Seuss, my favourite book as a child was a book called “Children of Other Lands”, a collection of stories about the lives of children in other countries. It was given to my sisters and me by my aunt who had taken a trip around the world. That book ignited my desire to learn about other places and cultures which continues to this day.

4. Lately, I have been working on my priorities and trying to better organize my time so that I have more time to do the things I most enjoy.

Come and join in the fun at Friendly Fill-Ins

Author: Josie Two Shoes

I've been blogging off and on since August of 2006. I adopted the pen name Josie Two Shoes in 2007 as I began a new chapter of my life standing on my own two feet. Now I'm married to the man of my dreams; we live in dusty West Texas with a house full of furkids. I am an Aquarian by birth, and although I am past sixty and slightly frayed around the edges, my fascination with this thing called life continues. Faith, family, and friends are important to me; so are honesty, trust, tolerance, compassion and kindness. I'm pretty up front about most things, so if you want to know something more about me, just ask! :-) You can also reach me by email and find me at my Facebook page.

18 thoughts on “Friendly Fill-Ins: Week 95”

  1. Love your answer for the second question. What a lovely thing to say about your husband. Loving our mates this much is a very good thing.

    I agree with you about WordPress. I’m issue free and I was plagued with issues on blogger.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend, Josie. ♥

    1. Thank you! Papa Bear truly is all of that and so much more. I am so blessed to have him! I once read that the best marriages are when both partners feel that the got the best of the deal! 🙂

      WordPress is such a RELIEF! I was ready to stop blogging with the ongoing Blogger issues. Now I can just sit down and write and comment with no fuss or frustration… hallelujah! The way it functions makes a lot more sense too.

  2. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. That is a wonderful Dr. Seuss book and your other favorite sounds good too. Papa Bear sounds like a keeper, but you know that 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend. XO

    1. Friendly Fill-Ins are fun, Ellen, I enjoy joining in your blog hop each week! I don’t think there is any such thing as a bad Dr. Suess book, I love them all!

      Papa Bear is indeed a keeper, he amazes me every day with his kindness and caring, and the way he takes things in stride. He sets a wonderful example!

    1. I think you can see the kindness in his eyes, he is also very smart, and everyone who meets him likes him. As one long time friend put it, “He’s the real deal”, not an ounce of pretense of put-on.

      Prioritizing is hard, there are always so many things we need to do and so many more we want to do, I try to make time for some of both each day, some days more successfully and others, but little by little I am doing away with things I don’t need, and things that don’t serve me well. It helps!

    1. I love Green Eggs and Ham, and the lesson of the story too. So often we protest about things we really know nothing about. It turns out that green eggs and ham are good, and a lot of other things (and people) we fear in life too! 🙂

      I agree about getting organized as a time-saver. I’m still in the purge stage and it will take awhile, but I am to the age of celebrating everything I am able to let go of… keeping the memories, not the stuff!

  3. Oh The Places You’ll Go is wonderful Kid Lit and I love it as well. Some of my favorites include The Lorax, Horton the Elephant and To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street.

    1. Dr. Suess stories were always so much fun to read with my kids, they loved the tongue twister rhymes, the wonderful illustrations, and of course that they were long and took awhile to read… and they knew right away if you tried to skip a page or two, because they also had them memorized! 🙂

  4. I need to better organize my time. I’m getting too stressed out even doing the things I enjoy. That shouldn’t be happening. Hope you have a great weekend!

    1. I know exactly what you mean, Yvonne. And when we have stuff we need to do, or should be doing, hanging over our heads it takes all the joy and relaxation out of doing what we enjoy. I’m learning to schedule time for some of both each day… work a little, play a little, note a little progress. I’m also working on simplifying our lives, so there won’t be so much that I have to do to maintain. I hope you had a great weekend too. Do something nice for yourself today!

  5. That’s so wonderful that your husband is the most interesting person you’ve met, and so wonderful to have him in your life. That sounds like a fabulous book that your aunt gave you – such a good gift to give young people as learning about the rest of the world is always a good thing.
    I hope you’re succeeding in finding more time to do the things you enjoy.
    Have a really wonderful week.

    1. In my case God truly did save the best for last, Pamela, when I would appreciate him the very most!

      I can still recall some of the illustrations and stories from that book, it left a very lasting impression on me, and an eager desire to know more about our world.

      I think I am making some progress in sorting out the must do’s and want to do’s, and I’ve had some good writing time this week! Thank you!

  6. I read a series in grade school. It was stories, fables, legends from different countries. I loved that series. It was from the Chicago Public Library. I wish I could remember it. I would read it, again.

    I could and do say those things about Bill. Bill has been my best friend since we met, 41 years ago. He knew many of my nun friends. Sister Juliana was unique. Everyone had only good things to sat about her. Even the snarky ones!

    Ah, working on life and time management. I think we all can relate! Hugs.

    1. That would indeed be a very interesting series to read at any age, Annie!

      Forty one years is a long time, and a very strong bond has been forged in all those years. We know love lasts forever, and you two show us how it’s done!

      Time management is always going to be an issue in our much too busy world, I really long for old days and simpler times, but then we wouldn’t have the Internet and I’m not giving that up! :-))

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