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Thursday, May 12, 2005

What's Your Favorite?

What's your favorite subject to study or activity to participate in? What cheers you up and gives you a lift?



Anonymous Barb said...

I like to study the psychology of language and also the history of languages. Now I do not want to make it out that I delved deep into either area. The studying of such especially when it is in more abstract realms gives me such a charge. I enjoy reading works that are extremely logical. Logic too awakens my senses. The works of John Locke have really enlightened me. Another master of logic who I have taken delight in his work is Stephen E. Robinson. As far as historical studies, the revolutionary era with all its idealism seems like coming home to me.

6:57 PM  
Blogger Amira said...

I like to read to cheer myself up; children's books or anything about Sister Hinckley are best. I like to learn about geysers, languages, history, and religions. I like to do logic problems and crochet. I like to make something delicious to eat. These all work best if I can be alone and quiet.

9:12 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

It's no surprise to anyone that I like to study and create music. I write songs, and record them in my basement studio.

I also play Pokemon TCG and watch cartoon network with my boy!

9:26 PM  
Blogger s'mee said...

We have a "10 minutes of dance each day" rule, so when the kids came home we would turn on their music and go for it. I think that helped everyone have a good afternoon.

I enjoy art, so having the opportunity to whip out the oils and create is great. Can be theraputic at times.

Music,although I know little about it. Music has always been used in our home to motivate, subdue, enliven, cheer and insprire. A great tool!

8:06 AM  
Blogger Mabel Maybe said...

I love to ride my bike. There's something about being outside and going fast. The toddler can deal with 45 minutes of that now, up from thirty.

I take belly dance. I've got a fun teacher, and finally it's okay to jiggle.

Sleep. I dream of sleep while awake, because I don't sleep enough to have sufficient time to dream of sleeping then.

I've been going to an ecumenical Bible Study this year; I'm a casualty of the rule against on-site co-op babysitting for Institute Class. They demand preparation unlike Institute, so I've gotten a lot out of it.

This afternoon, playing Gamecube Super Monkeyball with my son is just right.

6:24 PM  
Blogger Mary A said...

Wow! You all do a lot of interesting things! I like to find out what others enjoy--it's fun and it gives me ideas for things to try myself!

8:14 AM  
Anonymous Barb said...

Getting emails from my friend Mary gives me a lift. :) You know I had a goal to make a quilt. I am not sure how to do it but though it would be fun to do by hand. I never got the fabric or instructions. I also wanted to get into paper cut outs but never got the supplies. Over a year ago I decided to try to seriously write poems for children and this evolved into writing more poems. Now I can take my mind with me everywhere I go. This a hobby that brings me much delight.

6:45 PM  
Blogger Lisa M. said...

I love the ten minute dance rule. That is fantastic. We have a Best and Worst of the day (for each family member)confession at dinner. I have always liked that.

What I do for me, that lifts me up. I used to would say, time alone. A long soak in the tub with classical musical playing and candlelight. But these days, time alone isn't healthy. All I do is "think" and thus cry. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO (being the emotional basket case that I am)

Now... Things that give me a lift. Would be my dismal attempts at crocheting. Oh Amira how I wish you could teach me. This is an ongoing life long struggle and it is almost pathetic, but I keep trying. I love hand work and embroidery. Especially when I have something in the back ground on, like talk radio (oh there is a FANTASTIC new womens talk radio station in UT AM820) or a good movie.

Reading has been an answer to my prayers these last few months. I love to travel and go places and imagine.

I love Mario Cart with my children, basketball in the courtyard with my teens. I also LOVE swimming. (though this often causes tears these days)

What a great question! I have enjoyed reading everyones answers!

2:02 PM  
Anonymous Mark Zander said...

I just like to read. I used to read a lot of fiction, but now I strictly read church-related books and the scriptures. There just isn't time for anything else. I love reading Hugh Nibly and Bruce R. McConkie.

Right now I am studying: the Book of Mormon, with my family still at home; the New Testament, with my oldest son who is married and has a young daughter; the creation/Garden of Eden story (one of my most favorite topics); Isaiah; the birth of the Savior; ancient Egypt; some volcano eye-witness reports, especially the Tambora volcano which erupted in 1815 and prompted the Prophet Joseph's family to move from Vermont to New York (I like to see the Lord's hand in everything).

I love spending time with my family and my two grand-daughters.

I really like the 10 minutes of dance rule. I may have to implement that with my grand-daughters.

10:38 AM  

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