I am a few days behind, so I will try to catch up….
A is for …
Aviator… I am a pilot. I have had my pilots license since 1991. (OH MY GOSH – 20 years. wow, I didn’t think it was that long). At that time in my life I was flying a lot. Working as a flight instructor and on course for a career in aviation. That is how I met my husband. We both flew out of the same airport in Minnesota. We have moved around since then, and acquired a few airplanes along the way. Somewhere in there I wasn’t flying as much and went on to other things. I did let my flight instructors license lapse since I don’t plan on instructing again. Sometimes I regret that, but mostly that is fine. Right now none of the airplanes we own are in flyable condition. My husband flies all the time and is in the end of getting a T-33 T-bird jet flying that we bought this past spring. I have no plans to fly that plane, but he will. One day with the Cessna or Bonanza are up and flying I will get back into it.
Avid Gardener… at some point every day you can find me out in the yard working on something (dead or alive!) This time of year I am out there in the early morning and later evening to take advantage of the cooler temps to get something done. It just takes so much longer than it does when the temps are lower all day long. I enjoy growing herbs, vegetables, gourds and the most recent addition of two water gardens.
Amazed… working outside in the yard and gardens and even when I visit other peoples gardens, I am always amazed at the beautiful different forms of life out there.
Abstruse… I have made a lot of changes in the way we eat and what we eat over the past few years. I have always been frugal with our money, but have made even more changes on how we spend it and what we spend it on. That has led to an interesting look on some of the faces of our friends. They just can’t seem to grasp or comprehend what I am doing or why. Why would I make bread if I can buy it? Why would I go through such great efforts to collect rain water when I can just turn the faucet on?
Alone… I like being alone. By myself. No one else around.
“A” things I like… (just to name a few)
- Anole lizards
There are lots of words out there. I look forward to exploring “B” next.
Addition (oh there is another “A” addition): I completely missed a really big “A” for me…
Ambidextrous… Born right handed, but I have always been able to use my left hand for various right handed things. My mom is a leftie and does many many things right handed. As I have gotten older, I find I use my left hand for more and more things. And over the past 5-6 years I am doing a lot more left handed. I have struggled with tendonitis in my right hand and forearm and some shoulder issues so there are many times it is just easier to use my left hand and the more I use it, the easier things are. From using a screw driver to stirring up granola bars. I have been eating left handed since a family trip to Australia when I was 13 years old (you know – hold the fork in your left and cut with your right, never put them down to switch – I think it is called “European Style”) Now, even if I am eating soup, I mostly use my left. It just give the right hand a rest and I am pretty used to it now and just do it naturally. Cutting bread – I am still getting comfortable with that one, but it will be easy soon enough.