Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Your Turn

It's your turn to speak...

1. What is the best advice you have ever received?
2. What is the worst advice you have ever received?

I'll start:
1. Personally I have been on the end of a lot of good advice. When I graduated from high school my dad's best friend told me to remember who I was and whose I was. A friend wrote in a email a couple of years ago, "Lead on in love and imperfect walk, but sustained pursuit." My dad use to come up with a different saying each year during basketball season. One of my favorites was, "Go for it, don't hold back!"
2. Recently someone I had just met asked me if I was married and had kids. I replied with, "No, I'm single." She then went on to tell me how lucky I was because I would not have to bury my husband. Yes! Something that I can cling to when I struggle with being lonely. :) Of course this all brought on the realization that it would be up to my brothers to make my "arrangements" some day. I have a feeling I'll get the cheapest option available at the time...which reminds me I should call those boys and tell them how much I love them! Or better yet, I'll call their wives!

Your turn...

5 comments:

Maggie said...

Best advice...Brad is a great advice-giver. I don't know if I could narrow it down to one thing!

Worst advice...hands down--someone told me that I could eat anything I wanted while I was pregnant and that all the weight would come off very easily after delivery. Worst advice in the history of the world, I can't believe I took it.

Anonymous said...

Hey now! Your funeral should be safe as long as you go before Stuart! You know his expensive taste. Roger, on the other hand...

Michelle

Jane said...

Maggie- Thanks for playing! I think it works to your advantage to have married a "great advice-giver"! Yeah, that is some bad advice...If I had been around I would have set you straight...sorry I wasn't.

Michelle- LOL. My two brothers are about as opposite as they come. But just for the record...I'm not planning on "going" any time soon. I figure I have a good 50 to 60 years left!

Maggie said...

Jane, it was awful, I mean, it still is! I'd gotten down to 138. I was taking topamax (where's that stuff now, when I need it??) for migraines. I went off of it when I found out I was pregnant and gained about 10 pounds, putting me at a normal range. Then, I told this friend of mine, who is thin and has three kids, and she told me I could eat whatever I wanted and that it'd all fall off very easily after I delivered. I stopped excersizing and the weight just added and added! It was very difficult to get off, too. I got down to 165 before getting pregnant with Parker and I'm still not back at 165. Ugh, such a struggle. It's a lot harder, for me anyway, to get the motivation to excersize with two now.
Wow, okay! I'll shut up now.

mjm said...

Mags- When I got back from China I was doing well with the weight thing, but over the last couple of years it's been a struggle. I have taken off a good bit in the last couple of months, but still have a ways to go. If you were around here or if I was around there we could get together and jog every once in a while.