Getting to Know Me

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Fandango at This, That, and The Other has tagged me for answering questions for others to get to know me better. I’m supposed to answer them then tag two others to answer them.  If you haven’t seen Fandango’s page and daily One-Word Challenge, you are missing out.  He’s an honest and friendly host that I’m happy to be getting to know better through his blog.

OK, here goes:

1. Name a moment in your life when you felt you were most courageous.

Doing home visits at places that were crawling with insects, weapons, non-barking pit bulls, and individuals with known long-term violent criminal histories and many times mental health issues. Having to call people out while in those environments. This was not one moment but a career. Courage is doing what you have to do but not wanting to have to do it.

2. If you had to choose only one breakfast cereal for the rest of your life, which one would it be?

Oatmeal, Nature’s Wonder Grain


3. When have you felt the most scared?

Fighting for custody of my kids.

4. If you could sing like any musical artist, who would you choose?

It’s a 3-way tossup for me: Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, or Linda Ronstadt. Aretha was the first consideration, but nobody can sing like Aretha!

5. Do you collect anything?

I used to collect Classic Winnie the Pooh knick-knacks. They sit in the china cabinet. I’m more into getting rid of things these days than collecting more. On second thought, I’m collecting houseplants, which keep dividing so I keep putting them in new pots.

. winnie the pooh

6. If you could live inside a TV show or movie, what would it be?

Northern Exposure. Yes, I know it’s COLD most of the time in the show, but I love the characters in it and would love to be friends with them. Alternately, Hawaii 5-0. Who cares about the plot: location location location!

7. Have you ever had a reoccurring dream? If so, what was it?

My recurring dream, which I haven’t had for some months now, involves living fish. Most of the time the theme is the state of the aquarium, the number of aquariums, do the fish seem happy or in distress. Often the aquariums are teeming with fish but the aquariums have been so neglected I’m rushing around trying to feed all of the fish. (Never see any dead fish.) There was a more recent dream, where I was in some very wintry location (Northern Exposure?) and there was a sea full of fish jumping. This was after retirement so maybe it means my horizons are growing larger?

OK, the two people I am tagging to answer the questions are:

M of wtf Am I On About Now?

JP the Wide-eyed Wanderer

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Winnie the Pooh


11 Comments Add yours

  1. Fandango says:

    Thanks for joining in. What was you job that you referenced in response to question one, if you don’t mind my asking?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You are welcome. Juvenile probation officer.

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      1. Fandango says:

        Oh wow. That had to be a tough job.

        Liked by 1 person

        1. msjadeli says:

          tough and heartbreaking. the type of job where you look for small victories.

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  2. Sadje says:

    Nice to know more about you 😃

    Liked by 1 person

    1. msjadeli says:

      Why thank you, Sadje ❤ Did you answer Dango's questions?? If so I want to read your answers.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        No, not tagged by anyone. 🥺

        Liked by 1 person

        1. msjadeli says:

          Do you want me to add you to the tag????

          Liked by 1 person

          1. Sadje says:

            Thanks, but I will give it a pass. 😃

            Liked by 1 person

  3. Very few singers can compare to Aretha.

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