What is your favorite smell? What memory does it remind you of?
Some of my favorite smells are Sea Breeze and Ivory soap. Sea Breeze takes me immediately back to my Aunt Mae’s house. I spent a few weeks during the summer each year with her as a child. She was my maternal grandma’s older sister. Ivory soap reminds me of my grandma and grandpa as this is the soap that they used. I loved all three of them very much. A whiff of these smells always brings a smile and a tear to my eyes. I miss them very much.
What type of pet do you have or want to have?
We don’t have any pets of our own now. Our grand-dogger Petra lives here right now. She belongs to our oldest daughter. Since our health is getting worse in some respects, when Laynie goes back to school, Petra will probably go to live with friends that can take better care of her. We have three kitties living outside here, but it is more that they own us than we own them. They were born in our carport; some have had their own babies out there (none have survived in the last two years). They know we’ll take care of them the best we can and that the humans here won’t hurt them. We are the Kool-Aid house for kitties.
At this point in our lives, we are doing good to take care of ourselves. Even standing upright is a challenge some days. While I may want a zillion kitties, we just do not need responsibility for any living creature anymore.
Are you usually late, early, or right on time?
I have always prided myself in being on time or a little early. Once other people came into my life, that changed to a degree. *I* still want to be on time. They have other plans.
For recharging, would you rather meditate, swim, walk, listen to music, write, read, yoga, qigong other?
A nice long walk through a cemetery is a good recharger for me. They are so peaceful and a peaceful place for contemplation. I really need a great big cemetery right now. There is a lot to process today.
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I am grateful for the years that I have had vision. I am grateful for the eyes that caught mine all those years ago across the school yard. I am grateful for being allowed to see the beautiful faces of my children and my grandparents.
I am looking forward to finding out that cataract surgery is not at all like the horrible things that I have read online. If it is at all like I’ve read, then I am looking forward to having a fatal heart attack so that I don’t have to face it.
This is what I saw as I rounded the corner into the craft department in the Walmart right after the eye exam…it is on the cover of a coloring book. The verse in the white box is what caught my eye.
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