Sunday, December 28, 2008

Family: Playing Along with Patrick

I found Patrick doing a rather interesting Saturday Six and decided to play along. Seems Christmas and family got him inquiring about us and our relationships with our family.

1. How many members of your family not living with you did you see on Christmas Day?

Let's see. I believe three came by the house. And then we saw eleven others over at my sister's house that night.

2. When spending time with family, how long after you arrive do you begin to feel “antsy” about being there too long?

I don't think I ever do. Does that make me rude? Sometimes I get to feeling ready to leave just to be home and relax in my own home my way. But I can't recall feeling I have to leave or should leave.

3. Is your family more likely to have pleasant discussions or heated arguments during a big meal? Do you join in or quietly listen in?

Do you mean extended family or just my little home? With extended family, meals are always pleasant affairs with light conversation. I join in. At home, sometimes Hannah and her brother get into nitpicky, irritating conversations or arguments. I try to snuff them out.

4. Take the quiz:
How Do You Really Feel About Your Family?

You Feel Humbled By Your Family

You are very quick to forgive your family for wrongdoings. You don't expect them to be perfect, and you try to help them out whenever it's possible.

You feel like your family is prone to too many arguments and instability. You never feel like things can be completely peaceful.

You've improved your family relationships through introspection. You always look at your own behavior first, and you've made changes to how you act.

You tend to be the rock in your family. You support everyone in their times of need, and they take your advice seriously.

Some truth there I suppose. We have a large and varied family. Counting my side and Pete's.

5. Consider the family member whose views are most opposite of your own: If your friends or co-workers met the person, what single topic would probably be the source of the most embarrassment for you if your friends heard that person talking?

Things might come out of their mouth that sounded prejudicial. I don't think they feel that way at their core, but they are way too insensitive with their remarks and jokes.

6. Did you get everything you wanted for Christmas? What one thing that you didn't get would you like to have received?

I had a wonderful Christmas. Got some nice presents. Had the joy of seeing my family happy. I guess if I had to pick something I'd say a gift card or a little cash. But I'm sure not complaining!

If you would like to play along, follow the link at the top to Patrick's to leave a link there.


  1. ya sound like the good ole Barbara I have come to know thru journaling and blogging...and that makes me happy....God Bless in this New Year...Ora in KY

  2. Sounds like my husband's family. Everyone gets along and no arguing! Love it!


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