Me jumping into another new fray for me...
When was the last time you...
1. ...sent a handwritten letter?
Gods, I can't remember!! I remember writing obsessively when I was a kid -- to friend from camp, to my friend's boyfriend (who became my pen pal). Notes to friends at school.
But with email, just about everything I do is online. And even then I'm not that great a correspondent.
Oh, wait... no, handwritten was specified. Christmas letters, which are typed, don't count, do they?
That means the answer is probably too long... its a lost art, I suppose. Although, given the response some people gave my handwritten letters (as in, unable to read them even when I *thought* I was being neat), maybe living online isn't such a bad idea!
2. ...baked something from scratch or made something by hand?
Oh, that one's easy -- I love to bake and cook, so its more a question of timing for me than anything. I baked cookies, both some with Danielle and some on my own, before her preschool graduation a week ago. Making things by hand not so recent -- I haven't made jewelry in a while. Although I *have* been gardening, does that count?
3. ...camped in a tent?Not recently enough! *laughs* Yes, there's a whole story there.
I grew up camping when I was littler, and less as I got older. When in college, I went camping with my friend CJ and her boyfriend. After that -- I never went. When I got together with Kevin, I tried to convince him to go camping with me. However, he was in the Army Reserves, so he didn't exactly see camping as a recreational activity. *smiles* But he's out now, and we're buying camping equipment with the intent of taking the kids out this summer. Yay!!
4. ...volunteered your time to church, school, or community?
I don't belong to church, and haven't donated to Dani's school yet. Not sure what would community, so I guess I don't really volunteer my time. I would, if something came up that fit with my belief structure, but nothing has.
5. ...helped a stranger?
*thoughtful frown* Um, not sure. When people ask directions, I answer. I let people know when they drop things. I'm not intrusive, and I'm not going to go out on a real limb (especially not with my kids along, like stopping by roadside to help -- that wouldn't work with the two little ones really). But I try to do what I can.Posted by Deb Atwood at June 28, 2002 12:51 PM