I can sew. I just made myself an awesome 'Queen of Hearts' costume for fancy dress.
What are you good at?
I think training an animal is incredibly rewarding. With the help of a good trainer, we took an unsocialised, untrained poodle and turned him into a lovely family dog who can now greet other dogs without incident.
But sometimes training the humans is the difficult part. When we were training our dog to not jump on visitors, I'd warn them before they walked in the door "ignore him, turn your back to him, pat him when he's doing the right thing". And the visitors would say "oh, that's OK, I LOVE dogs" and let him jump all over them. Aargh. We did manage to get most of the jumping out of him, but there's still 30seconds worth when a visitor walks in.
If I had to do it over again, I think I'd not let the visitor in till they agreed to go along with the plan! I hate being so bossy, but I wouldn't know what other way to go about it.
Cooking is so rewarding, isn't it. What types of food do you particularly like to make?
I sometimes think I'd have to do far less weight maintenance if I didn't like cooking and food so much. But I have a real weakness for cookbooks. I have to make sure I get as enthusiastic about the healthy food as the unhealthy. And learning to not go back for seconds as I get older.
Last night I made spaghetti with salmon, dill, parsley, capers, lemon juice and olive oil. Delicious and nothing to feel guilty about. However, there is still that pork belly sitting in my freezer.....