Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Blog Fodder #7 and #8

Again, time is running away without me, so you get two for one......

Karen over at Write from Karen, was the author of #7 Fodder which was a really good one. Be sure and visit Karen and send her some sunshine while you are there.

Which is more important, intelligence or common sense?

Having this question is kind of a coincidence, as it is very similar to one of the questions on the Myers Briggs psychometric test I completed today ready for a work event. Hmm - intelligence or common sense? In an ideal world they are both equally important, but if I had to choose (and I did today!) I would say common sense.

And this week’s topic is brought you to you by Melonie, over at
The Joy of Being Melonie.

How does one handle work, home and family (or a combination thereof) without having a nervous breakdown?

Hmm - this is not a challenge for me as I am unable to have children, so no 'family' as such. Just MB (who is reasonably able to look after himself - and me, if necessary!) and two cats who are very low maintenance. I do most of my chores over the weekend, so I am ready for Monday with no outstanding laundry and so on. Years gone by, I looked after families, children, job etc etc. To be honest, I don't know how I did it. But I guess it's like most things; needs must. You try to organise, employ shortcuts, delegate, learn to exist without sleep.....



Rob said...

I think you summed up most folks coping mechanism really well in two words: "employ shortcuts".


OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It is amazing the thinhs one can do when called upon...And later, to not even know how you managed it all or juggled ewverything so that EVERYTHING got it's fair share of your time and care. I look back myself at times in my life when I juggled so very many things and wonder how I did it!

I agree with you that if I had to choose one thing over the other---I would choose Common Sense, too!

Jenny Ryan said...

Hope you're feeling better! I agree that in an ideal world, it would be great to have equal parts intelligence and common sense.

Anonymous said...

Ever wished you had an extra pair of hands adn another hour in the day :-)

Hope you are getting some rest adn are feeling better when you read this.