This seems to be one of the very questions which can sometimes send us right over the edge. For me, I have one day a week that I am willing to do whatever it takes to get out. That is Sunday when I go to church. Never mind that it takes all day Saturday to do the necessary preparations and getting up three hours in advance, I do it. And then I am often cornered and asked that sweet and lovely question, "what do you do?" Which means, "are you working now? If not, what on earth do you do with alllll that free time?" It use to make me want to jump up and smack somebody, I have to be honest here! Especially when it was spoken by someone whom I felt was asking, not out of genuine interest, but in an effort to make me feel badly about myself. But then I decided that was giving the *asker* far too much power. Allowing them to feel bad about myself was draining what good feelings I had left of myself and so I said "no more!" So now, when I am asked that question, I tend to get very creative, he he. At first, I really enjoyed the shocked look on their faces when I replied that I was a "kept woman, was pampered 24/7 and loved every minute of it." Then I grew tired of that and went to other replies, such as "probably the same things you do, except that I don't have to punch a time clock and can take breaks whenever I need to and I answer to no one." Okay, even I have to admit that one is a bit snarky, but I still giggle a bit inside when I see their gloating look fade just a little. So my question to you is how do you deal with this question? Do you allow it to eat away at you? Do you let it make you feel worse about yourself or do you just shrug it off, knowing that it comes from a source who knows nothing about the challenges you face? I want to challenge each of you (us) to think of new and creative ways to answer that question when it is asked of us. I feel certain that with all the different and creative personalities on this board, we can come up with some really funny and entertaining replies to that question! Oooh, what fun this could be! I wish I had a way of awarding a prize for the most unique and creative installment!