1. What is one area of your life where you’re a perfectionist? Is that a good thing?
I am super picky about how the dishwasher gets loaded. There is a method to the madness. If everything is going to fit, the machine must be loaded correctly. I’ve been known to take all of the dirty dishes out and reload them the right way. It’s not necessarily the best obsession to have. Instead of being grateful that my family helps with the loading, I sometimes fuss at them for not doing it the “right” way.
2. What’s something you find perfectly ridiculous?
The childish behavior displayed by adults when life doesn’t go their way is perfectly ridiculous.
3. What’s a skill you’ve developed by way of that old fashioned saying, ‘practice makes perfect’?
I don’t think that I do anything perfectly, but over the years I’ve sharpened my formal writing skills through a lot of practice. When I was an elementary school principal, I had a tremendous amount of correspondence to deal with on a daily basis. Often I had to handle problems or situations via email or letter. I learned how to concisely, yet politely, address the issue at hand. I would read and re-read what I had written to ensure that it wouldn’t come back to haunt me.
4. What’s your idea of a perfect breakfast?
My dream breakfast would include a hot cup of coffee with creamer, a small vegetable omelette, a couple of pieces of stuffed French toast, and a bowl of pink grapefruit sections. Having someone else do the cooking and cleaning up would make it a perfect meal.
5. What’s a trip, holiday, vacation, or day outing you’ve taken that you’d rate a perfect 10? Tell us why.
Steven and I took a trip to Savannah, Georgia, a few years ago to celebrate our anniversary. Savannah is such a romantic city! We stayed in a classy hotel, ate at very fancy restaurants, took a sight-seeing tour, and did some shopping. We enjoyed every moment of our time together. I have many great memories from that trip. It was perfect.
6. What quote or saying perfectly sums up your life right now? If you can’t do perfect, how about one that comes close?
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
I’ve been meditating on this Bible verse from Joshua 26:3 on a daily basis recently. When I focus on my circumstances, I feel anxious and filled with worry and doubt. When I keep my mind centered on God’s goodness and greatness, my mind is at peace.
7. How would you spend $300 today?
In a perfect world, I would definitely buy some cute spring shoes instead of paying bills.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I am super excited about an upcoming trip I’ll be taking with my oldest daughter. We’re traveling to a place I’ve never been before. I’ll share details when we return!