September 24, 2023

Sunday Stealing: Another One Stolen from SwapBot

Welcome to this week's Sunday Stealing!

1. what you did you do today?

Not much of anything other than getting prepared for the long work week ahead of me.   

2. What are the must-sees in your area?

The Wisconsin Dells, the House on the Rocks, and the local bike trails.

3. What is your favourite quote?

One of my favorite quotes is from Martin Luther King, Jr.: “If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

4. What was the last thing you cooked or ate?

The last thing I ate was Cheetos.  The last thing I cooked was eggs (boiled).

5. What is something you learned from your grandparents?

Be kind and have patience.   

6. What makes you happy?

My dog.

7. What is your best travel memory?

Sleeping on the balcony of the hotel in Daytona Beach, Florida when I was a young teen. My parents had rented a hotel right on the beach and I enjoyed sleeping on the balcony each night so I could listen to the ocean waves. 

8. What’s the weather like today?

Cloudy and around 70ish degrees.   

9. Share an interesting fact that you’ve learned.

People have unique fingerprints AND unique tongue prints!

10. What is your favourite book, movie or band!

Book and Movie - Gone With The Wind.  I like several bands: Aerosmith, Disturbed, Slipknot, AC/DC, Blue October. Static-X, Tool and more.

11. Write your favorite poem or haiku?

I am wearing a pair of shoes. They are ugly shoes.
Uncomfortable shoes. I hate my shoes.

Each day I wear them, and each day I wish I had another pair.
Some days my shoes hurt so bad that I do not think I can take another step.
Yet, I continue to wear them.

I get funny looks wearing these shoes.
They are looks of sympathy.
I can tell in others eyes that they are glad they are my shoes and not theirs.
They never talk about my shoes.

To learn how awful my shoes are might make them uncomfortable.
To truly understand these shoes you must walk in them.
But, once you put them on, you can never take them off.

I now realize that I am not the only one who wears these shoes.
There are many pairs in this world.

Some women are like me and ache daily as they try to walk in them.
Some have learned how to walk in them so that they don't hurt quite so much.
Some have worn the shoes so long that days will go by 
before they think about how much they hurt.

No woman deserves to wear these shoes.
Yet, because of these shoes I am a stronger woman.
These shoes have given me the strength to face anything.
They have made me who I am.

I will forever walk in the shoes of a woman who has lost a child.

Author unknown

12. What is a local festival or tradition from your area?

Each June the town has a Butterfest.

13. What was the best thing you learned in school?

How to stay away from mean people.

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