More Sunday Dawdles

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Rory @ Earthly Comforts gives us a new set of questions today for his Dawdler series.

Is the WHY to everything important?

Perhaps eventually, but sometimes it’s best just to make a decision and get on with it already. Not everything needs to be analyzed to death when there are tasks to accomplish.

What would you list as your Top Five Fun Things?

Staying home and reading, writing, painting, and/or watching TV with my cat (4). Playing board games with family or friends, as long as everyone is being chill and not taking the games too seriously.

Should we care about the dreams of others or only our own?

I’m taking this literally as actual dreams we have while sleeping. That said, I find other people’s dreams immensely boring, so I can only assume that mine are boring to hear as well. I think the tedium factor is inversely proportional to how fascinated we are by our own dream and its zillions of vivid and strange details. Yawn…

How well do you deal with criticism from others?

It depends. My children can do no wrong, so they can say whatever they wish to me. If I’m at work, I take correction in stride. If an editor is working with me to get my work published, I have no problem with criticism. If I ask to be critiqued, then I appreciate any constructive feedback. But when randos show up here just to get attention by saying something edgy, their comments get binned. I have no tolerance for unsolicited criticism from strangers or even people I know who are just in the mood to be rude.

My philosophy is to take a moment and ask myself why I have the desire to be critical. It usually ends up being more about me than the other person, so it’s better to keep quiet. But in the case of someone being aggressive, then it’s entirely appropriate to tell them to back off.

Do you say YES or NO more often, and which is it?

Take a guess! LOL

What is nose hair for?

Filtering out dust and other bad stuff.

What is the funniest comment you have ever received?

That I should do whatever it is I’ve gone to great lengths explaining why I don’t want to do the thing, such as travel or date or engage in some sport. I’m like do you even read, bro?

Novels or Netflix?


Do good things come to those who wait?

Not necessarily. Sometimes we pass up a good thing because we’re holding out for something great, and then we end up with nothing.

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15 responses to “More Sunday Dawdles

  1. Your last answer is a good one. Risk taking often is better than “should haves”. Depends upon if we’re considering a goal or taking a pop-up opportunity, though.

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  2. So well answered Paula.

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  3. I agree, sometimes taking a risk is better than waiting. Moving gave me the chance to write my play.

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  4. Someday I hope to have an answer like you had – about being able to take criticism from an editor to get something published!

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  5. Yeah, why do we enjoy relating our dreams so much? Is it like an exhibition? “Look what’s inside my amazing brain!”
    Or is the answer the same as for the one about why we write?
    Whatever that answer is. I don’t know that either.
    But, yeah, other people’s dreams are exquisitely boring. Not mine though. Or yours. Certainly.

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  6. Good answers Paula, l agree with the last one especially, l have seen Suze hold out for something better not realising that the opportunity for making something happen has already passed.

    So that was a No, Yes? 🙂

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  7. That last one, I think we’ve all done that at some point!

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