Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Happy Tuesday!!!

   Well, like the subject says, Happy Tuesday!  SSHHH... Don't tell anyone, but I've got the house to myself this morning!  So, I have the computer, the music and the fans all to myself.  That hasn't really happened since we moved in here, not for more than an hour or so.  I'm likin' it. 

    I haven't really written much lately, so I thought I'd catch up a little bit here.  Bro went back to work for the first time since July 3rd yesterday.  Everyone he comes in contact with has to "see the scar".  He got lots of sympathy and attention.  He said his muscles are sore, but that's to be expected, as he drives a big truck for an excavation company and has to keep his left hand on the wheel, turning corners and stuff.   One down.  Potsey has a full day at his job.  He's a meat apprentice at the local grocery store.  And that's two.  Me?  I don't have to work till this afternoon at 4.  This was originally my day off, but a new client was added to my list.  So it's mostly a day off.  And that's three. 

    I was witness to a beautiful sunset on my drive home from work last night.  In my rearview mirror, there was the orange sun and every color of yellow, orange and red in the clouds.  Out my windshield, was the moon rising, the darker blue of darkness beginning to set in and a few whispy clouds tinged pinks and whites.  It's times like this I wish I was more artistic or at least had some photography skill.  But the artistic gene seems to have skipped a generation in my family.  My mom and Son were and are the artists and photographers. (heavy sigh)  

  We've had a few hotter days, but cool nights, so I just dont know how to dress when I leave for work in the morning.  I wear shorts and a tee shirt, but take along a button up shirt for homes that are still cool, then put on a sweatshirt cause it's just too cool without one.  By the end of the day I have an armload of clothes to carry in from the car.  Yesterday Bro asked me why I'd changed clothes three times, well no, just adding and subtracting them.  Some days I'm gone from 6am till 7:30pm or later. 

   We had a bonfire Saturday night for the Last Night of Summer celebration.  What a great send-off that was!  We could hear the boys(Potsey and buddies) yelling at the college football games in the house, running out to give us frequent updates.  We cooked hotdogs over the fire, Bro smoked some salmon-absolutely Yummy, and for dessert?  Well, burnt marshmellows over the fire, of course.  The fire was so hot that when I got up Sunday morning to welcome Autumn, there were still some warm coals.  I know, you shouldn't leave the fire unattended, but this firepit is huge and surrounded by sand for about 5 yards in all directions.  For those unfamiliar with Michigan soils, sand is the main ingredient pretty much everywhere. There were only about two hours where no-one was out there, the boys had to finish off the hotdogs and marshmellows in the wee hours of the morning-after the games were done.

    I'm still working in my bedroom.  Something just doesn't feel right, so now I'm seriously considering moving the furniture around.  I just haven't figured out how and still make everything fit comfortably.  I'll have to play with it on paper first, don't want to have to do it more than this one time.  Does anyone have any Feng Shui tips?  Maybe a trip to the library to find a book. 

    Well, I'm signing off from this for now,  I'm going to have an early lunch, and then go take some measurements in the bedroom.  Thanks for stopping by....                              Leigh

Friday, September 21, 2007

My Interview questions from Indigo

   Good Friday evening!!  My computer seems to be behaving tonight, so I'm going for it!  I received these questions from Indigo at "Raven's Lament".  Instead of just the usual 5, she's "decided to go against the rules a little" and written 10 for me to choose from.  So here goes...

1. Over the holidays you have the choice of one of the following: Playing Santa in the children's ward and the local hospital, working in the soup kitchen on Christmas Day, or volunteering time and food to your local animal shelter.  Which would you choose and why?   I'll be volunteering at the animal shelter.  I always work on Holidays, so that others with kids can have the day off.  That's not so totally selfless, I get Holiday pay, and all that canine and feline snuggling.  We rent and can't have pets(except for Kirby the fish) and I miss that. 

2. What is the most courageous thing you have ever done?   I am not particularly courageous,  your basic wimp.  So, taking care of my chronically ill(with MS) husband at home for so many years is my most courageous thing.  They were the hardest times of my life.  Without going into depressing details, I stayed with and took care of a man who grew to distrust me and treated me more like a servent than a wife.  Why?  I took those vows, I believed in those vows, blamed the disease, had a child that needed his father, and because there was no physical violence, didn't realize I was being abused.  I was doing the "right thing".  I know for a fact, his own family would have dumped him in a nursing home if I hadn't been there. 

3. At the end of your life, what is the one thing you hoped would be said about you as a person?   She tried her best.

4. Did you strive to be the person your parents wanted you to be, or did you choose your own path?  How so?   A complex question with a (you guessed it) complex answer.  Yes, I am the person my parents wanted me to be.  I am kind, compassionate, creative, and responsible.  My mother was the most patient, loving, giving person I ever met. She taught me to be kind, to be resourceful, and how to make pickles.  I lost her when I was 12, to cancer.  My dad taught me to fish, to be responsible, to be independent, he built a new life with his second wife that excluded his children for the most part.  So, I lost him too.  As a result, yes, I chose my own path.  It hasn't been as conventional as my parents would have hoped, but the values they instilled in me haven't failed me yet.  I'm sure they would have preferred that I go to college, have a "normal" married, suburban life, that I'd have avoided the mistakes I made as a young adult, but some of the most valuable lessons I learned were a result of that misspent decade of my 20's. ;)

5. Do you believe love is lasting, or does it fade, give way to comfort and familiarity?   I think that love is lasting and becomes a part of comfort and familiarity.  I think that the initial giddyness and intensity can fade.  But 'true' love is a deep bond that encompasses all that along with complete trust, devotion, affection and acceptance.  I also believe that there are many in this life that are not meant to experience that.

   Well, I made it all the way through my interview, without too much techno-vagary!  Except for the font and size changes between #2 and #3, at least in this little box all the words are showing up in.  I'm gonna be brave and click on the save box.  You all have a wonderful last full day of Summer tomorrow(okay today) and at 5:51am (EDT I think) Fall will officially be here.  Get ready for the hay rides, cider, football, and everything else that accompanies the season.  Thanks for stopping by......


  P.S. It all looks the same no matter which font or size I select!  Dumb old 'puter.  At least it's here though.  :)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

It's time for Thankful Thursday again, already!

  Well, this week has certainly gone by quickly.  It seems like I was just here the other night posting my thankfuls.  Time is moving way too fast right now.  The computer is still acting up, but now I'm not sure if it's my computer or what.  Well, some of it (I know) is the Old Puter.  Today, it would start to open things then freeze up, so I'd back up and try again.  It took me 30 minutes just to sign on.  I'm gonna hurry and get right to my list so that I can get it on here before the next freeze.

I am Thankful For-

1. Fridays.  Not the usual reasons, I do work weekends.  Nope, it's PayDay.  Yay!  It's all pretty well spent on bills, but that's one more weeks worth of bills paid for.  :)

2. Coffee pots that make 12 cups.  I really needed it today.  Course, my cup holds 2(6 oz.) cups.  Now I want to know who decided that 6oz. equals a coffee cup?  I mean REALLY !!!

3. The lovely weather we've been having.  I don't think it's Indian Summer yet, technically it's still summer till 5:51am Sunday morning.  Ya never know with Michigan weather though.  Last year we had a big snow before the middle of October.  Anyway, the weather's been great.

4. Soup.  I know this sounds weird, but there are alot of evenings I just don't feel like cooking, and I really do enjoy soup for dinner(supper?).  Guess what I had tonight!

5. This computer getting me through this entry.  I just don't trust it, but it does seem to be working okay for now.  Maybe I shouldn't push my luck by mentioning this twice!  Ah well. 

 6. Of course, all the basic things of life-family, friends, work, home, books, music, etc.  Always these things. 

    I think I'm going to go read my horoscope for tomorrow.  The forecasts have been kind of more relevant to my life than usual.  I've been thinking about them throughout the day to see where those words of wisdom might fit in.  Sometimes, just in small ways, but I can see how it ties together.  I've been doing some basic reading about the planets and the effects they have in the different houses of the chart.  It's an awful lot to remember, so my book is becoming a jungle of those little flourescent colored post-its, so that I can backtrack to a marked page.  Oh, and I write in my books, too!  In pencil, but I rarely erase.

    I just thought of something to ask you guys.  When I change the sheets on a bed, I put the right sides together.  One of the other aides told me I was doing it wrong!  HUH?  When you fold down the blankets with the right side facing then you see both, and it looks nicer.   When you put them both facing up, you see the back side of the top sheet when you turn down the blankets.  I don't like the way that looks.  I know- this isn't an earth shattering dilemma or anything, but I was just wondering which way you all face the sheets.  Oh, and I don't like the way she folds the towels either!  ;p

    Well, now I think it's really time for me to close this out.  Hope you all have a great Friday.  Thanks for stopping by.....



Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Wednesday Woes

   If you're reading this, I'm lucky!!   I've got a dreadful case of old computeritis today.  My browser keeps freezing up, and I'm having to restart way too often to attempt the entry I WAS going to try and post this evening.  I asked Indigo at "Raven's Lament" to interview me, and having given my answers careful consideration, was prepared to post the interview.  Pardon my blunt language, but no way in Hell am I going to try.  I may have to go to the library to use one of their computers to do this.  I'll have to have Potsey take a look at this poor old thing and see what he can do, but they were out scouting deer blind sites this evening and are just getting around to eating dinner.  So that'll have to wait till later. 

    So, here I am with not much to write about.  I've been working more hours lately, but not enough.  Bro is almost ready to go back to work, elbow is working better, but is Very ugly.  He's got almost full range of motion back.  Anyway, things are pretty broke around here.  So, I have to wait to order my books, there are some CD's coming out that I want and I'll have to wait for those, too.  I'm not good at waiting when I want something like that.

    Deer tracks in the sandy driveway, eyes glowing on the side of the road as I drive to work in the mornings, turkeys and their chicks parading across the highway as they search for their supper.  These are some of the signs of the season that we don't always think about.  Mother Nature's creatures are preparing for the long cold winter that isn't far off.  The boys(Bro, Potsey,and Duece) are getting their bows tuned up, hunting clothes and fishing gear out in preparation for their fall rituals of filling the freezer.  Another sign of the changing season.

    I left a comment on Sunny's journal "Happy Thoughts" http://journals.aol.com/hpycmpr155/HappyThoughts/

that reminded my of another fall ritual from my childhood.  She had asked where we would go on a Wednesday Wandering.  I said I'd wander up to the Mackinac Bridge and then down the Lake Michigan shoreline.  We used to do this when I was a child.  The traditional fall color tour.  The foliage is only at about 25% color right now, but it won't take long.  This is a picture postcard drive.  Hills that allow you to see for miles.  Not only do you get to see the fall colors, but the big blue Lake Michigan is your background.  And then there's that magnificent bridge.  It's an amazing sight in any season, day or night. 

   Well, it seems that my mind is what wandered tonight.  Hopefully, I'll get my interview entry posted in the next couple of days.  If you're still here, I made it all the way through this entry-a very good sign.

   Thanks for stopping by.......           Leigh


Monday, September 17, 2007

Tag You're It!

  I"ve been tagged by Dawn at "Beneath the Surface".    What I'm supposed to do is list 10 things that make me happy and then tag 5 people. 

Ten Things That Make Me Happy-

1.  Coffee-Without it I'm Cranky.  In fact, just the other day, Bro set up the pot so that all I had to do was hit the brew button, said he figured I needed some. (is that some kind of Hint?)

2.  Living where I do.  I'm happy that I made the decision to move back to Michigan, and that I'm making it work. 

3. Speaking of work, that makes me happy, too.  I just recently got a compliment that almost brought tears to my eyes.

4. Journalling here.  Seriously, my experiences here, reading and meeting(online) fellow Jlanders has meant alot to me.

5. Walking outdoors.  Whether it's in my neighborhood, on the trails, or at the lake, I just love walking!

6. That my son is doing so well in college, that he gets to do what he really wants, that he's not wasting his talents.   Yeah, he's having a hard time financially right now, but he's staying positive and strong. 

7. Chocolate.  Plain and simple, dark, maybe with a little caramel.  MMMM......

8. Reading.  Right now the Harry Potter series, book 5.  I've got a couple books on mythology lined up next.  Nora Roberts is one of my favorite romance writers.

9. The Lions are 2-0 on the season.  Go Lions!!!  Yeah, that makes me happy, being a football fan, I mean.  I don't get to watch many games, I usually have to work on Sunday afternoons.  I've been a fan since I was a little girl, watching with Daddy.  (I'm kinda still a Browns fan, too.  Go Browns!)

10. Fall.  There's just something about this time of year, that in spite of the summer exiting, winter looming, I Love.  The crisp air, the leaves changing, pumpkins, cider, some of my favorite holidays-Solstice, Halloween, Thanksgiving.

   Well, there are my Ten things that make me happy.  Now, I have a little problem.  I've been working alot this last weekend and don't know who's posted their "Ten Things", so if you stop by and haven't done yours yet-Consider Yourself Tagged!  Thank You very much!  ;) Gotta go catch up on some journal reading, so....Thanks for stopping by....

Thursday, September 13, 2007


It's Me!  I'm back to do my Thankful Thursday post.  I've been jogging all over J-Land tonight and figured I'd make this my last stop. 

I am Thankful for-

1. Coffee-this is partly for you, too, Dawn.  Just so that coffee will be #1 for you a little.

2. I talked to Son-instant messaged- and he's busy and excited about the classes he's taking.  You know how Mom's worry, so I'm glad for him.

3. Okay, technically this could go onto #1, I was at this gas station that I don't usually go to, and they have this cappachino flavor-Traverse City Cherry!  OUT of this world good! 

4. That today was so beautiful and I could go out to the lake and relax.  No swimming, too cool for that, but I just go out there to be surrounded by my favorite place.

5. This friend of mine who lent me some cash yesterday so that I could buy some gas during customer appreciation day.  10% off!  I'm paying her back and buying her (her) favorite flavor cappachino as a thankyou tomorrow.

6.And last but not least-my friends here in J-Land.  This is such an awesome, positive experience for me. 

   I'm calling it a night, I have a busy weekend ahead and need to get myself organized.  Our town has the Fireman's Memorial Festival this weekend, so town will be full of visitors.  Parades, demonstrations, Really good food, and lots of fun.  Oh and I have to squeeze work-each day-in there, too.  So....  Thanks for stopping by!          

Things that creep into my head...

   I wrote this on my other blog on Yahoo, and for whatever reasons, it kept sliding back into my mind.  So, I thought I'd post it here, too.

Entry for Sept. 9th, 2007

   The seasons change, time moves forward.  My time to move forward begins with today, my thoughts, my hopes, my aspirations.  That now, do I seek?  This question is what inspires us to examine self, in our desire to reach our higher Self.  The divinity of each human life is the goal.  I continue my search for the divinity of my Self, my search, although hindered by the vagaries of everyday life, remains primary.  I find that I must make some changes to my methods, strengthen my determination to continue, for there is nothing else that I can do, but that.  As the leaves change, enter the last of their existence for this year, I return to my studies, to my search for the communion that brings me the peace and knowledge that my existence has purpose, meaning, value.  If only for the Self.

   In other words, it's time to put away the carefree attitude of summer, and get back to learning.  If only in the school of life.

    Then, I was reading my horoscope Forecast for the month of September(I'm a Libra), and what do I see?   

   Guidance from within.  Big changes this month in sober Saturn entering analytical Virgo on Sept 2nd.  For the next two years, the planet of necessity will be in your 12th house of spirituality.  Your most important work during this period can take place behind the scenes, while you tune into meditation, yoga and other practices that connect you to your higher Self.  Regardless of the demands of others, take time to tap into the divine spirit that is the source of all life.  On Sept. 5th, perceptive Mercury enters your sign, bringing clarity to your purpose. 

   Well, I think the cosmos are trying to tell me something here.  I read the horoscopes most every day with the eye of a skeptic for the most part.  Ya know, the new love of your life will come disguised as a ........   This however really caught my attention, causes me to rethink the content(inner meaning, if you will) of  some of these predictions.  I'm paying more attention to them from now on.  I'm going to include some  astrology into my fall research and studies.   This is just too much of a coincidence for me.  And, yes, I am studying and practicing yoga and meditation. 

   In my first entry, I talked about making some changes in my life.  This appears to be the path to those changes I was referring to.  And, don't ask me why, but I am very enthusiastic about persuing this path, seeking my answers.

   Well, I'm off to get some (metaphysical) school supplies.  Thanks for stopping by...

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

One of the Millions-Reflections of 9/11

I am one of the millions who watched in horror as the attack on America unfolded before my eyes on the morning news.

I am one of the millions who had to move through the day not knowing how to react.

I am one of the millions who couldn't tear themselves away from the news coverage, yet wanted to hide from it.

I am one of the millions that felt grief, pain, helplessness, as the nation tried to cope.

I am one of the millions  who had no family member or friend lost or hurt, yet felt as though I had.

I am one of the millions who cried as the carnage was cleared, and learned of the heroism of the rescuers that sacrificed so that others survived.

I am one of the millions that pause and reflect on the anniversary of this date, as the images that are indelibly etched in our minds are replayed as we remember.

I am one of the millions that are so grateful to each member of the military, each member of law enforcement, firefighter, doctor, nurse, each individual who helped someone during this tragic time in our history.

I am one of the millions that will never forget.....

    I was in the kitchen having breakfast, starting another typical day, when the first reports appeared.  I couldn't believe what I saw and heard.  Throughout the day as more reports were released, I felt the shock, the horror, and realized that America, and my life as well, would be changed forever.

    I'm having trouble expressing my feelings tonite.  I've visited many journal today, and although I haven't left many comments,  I'm reminded of the strength, courage, pride, compassion, and  integrity of spirit of the people of this nation.  No matter what happens, that light can never be extinguished.

   My thoughts are with all who have lost a part of themselves.

                                     Blessings,  Leigh


Sunday, September 9, 2007


    Okay pinch me just to make sure I'm awake!  The Lions WON today.  I am giddy with football glee.  The past few years football season have started with some hope, soon to be dashed, but this year, it could be different.  They looked really good.  And it is my duty as a fan to have those high hopes-every year.  So-Yes! Go Lions! 

    What a beautiful day today was.  A perfect September day.  I had the day off and decided to tackle some of the remaining boxes in my bedroom, with Many breaks on the porch.  I am ashamed to say that I am a hopeless, disorganized, packrat!  Oh the shame.  I just can't help it,  I want to keep everything! (except for some of those clothes that really had to go)  Is there a Packrats Anonymous?  I really have a terrible time throwing things out or giving them away.  I do have a bigger closet here, so I can rationalize keeping some of this stuff, Right?  I did find some things that I haven't seen in awhile, like the newspaper picture of Son in his Count Dracula costume when he was in third grade.   I found a missing glove from 2 winters ago, but don't have the other one anymore. ;(  And I haven't come across my quotes journal, but did find a few that I need to add to it.  I'll share a few of them at the end here.  I know I wrote about all the "stuff" before, but I'm back in the trenches and it is one of my biggest problems-saving all this "stuff". 

   I've been saving quotes in a journal for years now.  When my neice went away to college, we started to write letters back and forth, and I would always include a quote from a book or magazine.  Then she would send me one or a silly cartoon from the newspaper.  Not to get off track here, but people don't write letters much any more do they?  I always looked forward to her letters, and the little tidbits I'd find inside.  I may have to get out my stationery box and reinstate the tradition.  Just for the fun of it.  I've got a whole bunch of quotes saved up-as soon as I find that journal!!! 

    Here are a couple of the quotes I found-hope you enjoy them.

" The world does not define us as individuals, We define ourselves"    I don't know who wrote it.

And one to fit this topic. "You can't have everything.  Where would you put it?"  Steven Wright

  Thanks for stopping by....

Thursday, September 6, 2007

~Some catching up and Thankful Thursday~

    I haven't taken the time to post an entry in almost a week.  Kind of a writer's block going on.  I wanted to make sure and post my Thankful Thursday, but we'll have to call it "Thankful Wee Hours of Friday Morning".  It's fast approaching midnite. 

I'm Thankful for-

1. A busier schedule at work.  I worked all weekend and will have holiday pay for Monday.  :$ 

2. Having yesterday off.   It was sunny and hot and the perfect day to close out swimming season.  The weather is turning cooler this weekend.  A day I thoroughly enjoyed.

3. Coffee.  I've had some way too early morning shifts this week, and without the nectar of the coffee bean, I'd never have made it!

4. My erratic eating habits of the last couple weeks.  I got on the scale and discovered lower numbers, by 6 lbs.  Not the diet I would endorse for any length of time, but sometimes I just develope strange tastes.

5. I stopped at the thrift store and found a really fabulous purple fleece jacket for my morning walks.  Practically brand new and only $3.

    I was driving to one of my shifts today and noticed that fall colors are starting to sneak into some of the maples.  As much as I Love summer, fall is such a beautiful time of year.

    Dawn at Carpe Diem did a meme tonite using the letters of your middle name to describe yourself.  Since she tagged everyone for this, I'm handing in my homework now.  I use my middle name as my alter ego.  So...... Leigh.

L. I listen to music as much as possible.  Sometimes, I leave the radio on all night.

E. Eccentric.  That's what I want to be when I get old!  That way I can get away with all kinds of fun things.  ;)

I. I can be impulsive at times.  Especially when I am faced with chores I really want to avoid, or just get the inspiration to change my plans, nice days are one of my weaknesses.  Not always good at thinking things through.  And I'm a Libra, someone who thinks things to death, weighing both sides of a situation-Usually.

G. The only thing I can think of here is that Dark Greens have always been my favorite colors.  They're very soothing to me.

H. Being a Home Health Aide has chosen me as a profession.  Not really what I had pictured doing, but it's what I know how to do-well.  Once a friend called me a healer-someone who always wants to heal others hurts, be the shoulder to cry on, the listener. 

     So there you have it. A little about my week and some more about me.   Sleep tight, or should I say Good Morning? ? ?  Anyway, thanks for stopping by... 


Saturday, September 1, 2007

~My First Interview on my 1 month anniversary as a "Blogger"

   Woo Hoo, I've been here publicly for one whole month!  For awhile there, I wasn't sure, but I'm really enjoying myself and I have met some really terrific folks.  Thanks, all.

    Now, for my interview.  Jackie at Hope Floats was interviewed, and then asked for comments from others that wanted to be interviewed.  I volunteered.  I've had to work quite long hours this weekend, which gave me time to consider my answers.  So, here are my questions and answers.

1. Someone very close to you is in pain, paralyzed,and will die in a month.  They beg you to give them poison so that they can die.  Would you?   No.  I couldn't do that.  I've had experience with exactly this level of illness, my mother wasted away from cancer when I was 12, her grace and dignity taught me a great deal about the preciousness of life at any level.  My husband was ill with MS for over 20 years, I took care of him at home for 16 years, till his medical needs were more than we could provide at home.  I  Would offer as much love, compassion, and companionship as possible, hand-holding to the end.

2. If you were another person, would you be friends with you?  If me as the other person, was the same type of personality that I am,(confused yet?) Yes.  If however, I had a more superficial personality, maybe not.  I am a very quiet, reserved person when you first meet me.  Not one of the beautiful people, so you have to be willing to look past looks.  Once you do, I am more open, and a pretty nice person. 

3. Are you happy?  REALLY Happy?   This question is the hardest for me to answer.  No.  I am reasonably happy, fulfilled in my work, comfortable where I live, doing some of the things I enjoy doing.  At this point in my life, I have alot of self searching to do.  I haven't gotten my act together as much as I'd like.  But every day, I get closer to finding my place in life, my self-acceptance.  Someday, I Will be REALLY Happy.  I know it.

4. What single piece of advice has helped you the most in life, and who gave it to you?   And this one was the easiest to answer.  Despite the fact that I HATE to give this woman credit for anything in my life, I'd have to say the best advice I ever got was from my ex-step-mother, Betty(insert the wicked stepmother from Cinderella here).  When I was moving to Ohio and getting married, the last thing she said to me, before I left, was, "Be Nice, Don't be Yourself."  There is obviously a very long, convoluted story that goes along with this answer, not one I am going to tell here.  But I have always made it a point to be MYSELF, just to be defiant one last time.  :)  Take that Betty. 

5. Cats or Dogs?   Dogs, BIG dogs.  My first memory of a pet is an Irish Setter, named Mike.  Oddly enough, my husband's name was Mike.  (OOPS, side tracked there)  We had Collies, Black Labs, and I've had an English Sheepdog mixed breed that talked to me.  My grandmother had a chihuahua, that they had to close in the bedroom, because he was a little ankle biter.  Now, I'm sure most smaller dogs are very nice, but......

    Okay, that was fun!  Who wants to be next?  If you would like to be interviewed-

1. Leave me a comment saying "Interview Me"

2. I will respond by e-mailing you 5 questions.  I get to pick the questions.

3. You will update your journal with a post containing your answers to the questions.

4.  You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.

5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them 5 questions.

    Come on, put your thinking caps on and join in the fun.  thanks for stopping by!   Leigh