Thursday, January 26, 2012
Thursday Memes -- Things in a row -- Two Questions
Happy Australia Day!
Girls in stair step formation
At church the other day I looked over while
I doubt the the mother(?) or lady with them arranged this. Rather I suppose they stood beside their closest friend and it worked out this way.
Notice I said while "they" were singing. I do not sing in church, or at least not much or very often. I used to sing in the choir and in a special men's chorus when I lived in El Paso.
Then when we moved to New Hampshire the choir director there asked for an audition. My results were, "I'd rather not have you sing in my choir." He went on to say that I had a bad ear. I think I do. One voice instructor told me that most bad ears can be trained to be good. I haven't pursued this and probably won't.
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And now for my Thursday Two Questions: (See Thursday Two Questions by Poetic Shutterbug for more reading. You could also make your own by checking in at this link.)
Through the years this has helped considerably in our marriage but now since I put the results and findings on my blog Mrs. Jim has become a real trouper. She has always been a fine 'pioneer woman' in her own right.
1. Does the man in your house give the woman a performance rating?
2. Regardless if do or don't, what is your opinion of doing this?
3. Do you really think this would happen? LOL
Bonus Question: If you gave your children or grandchildren performance reviews would you establish their allowance commensurate with their rating results?
Bonus joke (not original with me. It's been all over the TV talk shows):
I belive both partners need to be praised for the things he or she does. Often times, it's all too easy to simply take that person for granted and it's assumed the other person knows how you feel. This leads to feelings of unappreciation. I'm thankful my DH tells me I'm doing a good job from time to time.
We never gave our children an allowance, but rather would buy them something special occasionally to show them we appreciate their hard efforts for helping out or for being a good kid.
So you weren't accepted into the choir because you had a "bad" ear? Wow. Maybe if you punished your bad ear, it would be good and you would eventually be accepted into the choir.
2. We are not in a good spot where I would take performance review from my husband constructively. It would be a disaster.
Now if things should get better, then I'd feel more open to it. Esp if it works.
I haven't sang in church for years. In fact, I can still remember the day I was told, "You certainly do make a joyful sound." I knew my singing career was over.
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