Roger’s Magical, Mystical Questions: You have just been gifted a magic wand that specializes in completing household chores. You can request the completion of only two household chores. Which chores would you assign your wand to complete?
I would assign my magical wand to do the dishes. I’m constantly having to get on my oldest to put away the dishes. (There needs to be several commands and mom about to lose her cool.) So dishes need to be done by the wand – less gray hairs for mom.
The other chore would be to sweep the floor. That is a constant ongoing battle. I don’t know how we have so much dust. I swear it reproduces quickly because I can sweep it up and then half an hour later, there is more dust. Never ending battle.
At the local Wizards-R-Us store there was a sale on handshake shockers, instant darkness pellets, and levitation pills. Which of these ‘party thrillers’ are you more likely to purchase?
I would think the handshake shockers would be funny when I’m in person with students. They might not think so. However, I think the levitation pills might be helpful. My classroom is across the entire building from where my students’ classrooms. (I’m an Intervention Specialist and do pull out services.) There are days I need to get from one of the building to the other quickly. Those levitation pills will be helpful.
In the alley behind Wizards-R-Us, there was a tradesman selling a Love Potion. The sales pitch was too much for you and you yielded and purchased one vial. What do you do with it?
I might give it to my 17-year-old to drink. He doesn’t need a girlfriend. Done that already and he’s decided it’s not worth the hassle. However one day, he might want to use it.
You are the Great Clearinghouse Winner of a new ‘good luck’ potion – Felix Felicis. It has to be used within the next thirty days or its potency becomes diminished. Do you use it? Do you give it to a friend in need?
I could always use some good luck. It depends on what is going on in my life at the moment I get the Felix Felicis. If I feel as though I’m walking on the mountain tops, I would definitely give it to someone in need. However, if I was in those valley lows I would consider using it for myself but may give it away. (I know I’m being vague.)
Melanie’s Mundane Muggle Questions:
If everyone spoke their mind, would this world be a better or worse place? Why?
Our society has become a cancel society. When you say something people don’t agree with, then they want to cancel you rather than letting you explain, apologize, or make amends. I wish we as a people could truly speak our minds but the reality is too many people get hurt when they don’t agree with you. I’ve learned that sometimes it’s better not to say anything at all.
Can achieving nothing make a person happy?
During my sister’s adult life, she really did not accomplish anything. She was very unhappy in both her skin and in her life. As the years progressed, she became more of a hermit until she died 4 years ago. Her legacy is one of heartbreak because I truly believe she missed out on life.
How do you know if you love someone enough to marry them?
Unconditional love, cannot imagine life without them
The person trusts you enough to “allow” you freedom to be yourself. (I put allow in quotations because you don’t need permission to be yourself.) They don’t control you.
GRATITUDE SECTION (as always this is optional)
A phone call from a former student of mine
A student dropping into my Zoom meeting just to hang out