Lately, Share Your World is about the only thing that gets me to my blog! I’m in the midst of my super busy time of year and I’m super tired and scattered to boot. Although there are many things to love about May – the occasional warm sunny day, the way everything is green and fresh, the flowers, the singing birds and frogs and the scent of flowers drifting on the air – it’s a challenging month for me. Whatever pollen is floating around out there in full force this month makes me very, very tired and very, very achy. Combine that with the very, very busy schedule of baseball season and life in general and I feel like the beautiful month of May is a gauntlet I have to get through, with every day packed with challenges that I’m just not up for. But I’ll make it through. I always do, although not without some whining and a few temper tantrums along the way.
As usual, Cee‘s questions are a fun way to get me back to my blog to do a little bit of writing. Thank you for hosting Share Your World, Cee!
Do you like winter, or not, and why? Although our winters are dull and dreary here, I’m grateful for winter. I like the slower pace of winter, the shorter days, the longer hours of darkness that fall like a veil to separate me from the frantic pace of the rest of the world. As an introverted, introspective kind of person, I need that hibernation time. The long, gray, boring days of rain can get old but I love the few cold, clear winter days we get. I love frosty mornings and seeing the sun weakly shining on barren tree branches. I love the winter birds, especially those darling little Juncos that winter in my yard.
But I also love when winter is over. Just looking at the fluffy canopy of fresh green leaves makes me smile. Even though it’s almost dark now, I can see those lovely leaves blowing in the wind and it makes me happy.
Are you a listener or talker? This may be surprising because of my long-winded posts, but I’m more of a listener. Once I know someone and feel comfortable with them, I talk more but I’m a terrible conversationalist when I’m with people I don’t know well. Sometimes I just can’t think of a single thing to say.
What is your favorite juice or fruit drink? I’m a fan of Synergy Kombucha drinks, which are a combination of fermented kombucha and fruit juices. My favorites are the Passionberry Bliss and the Guava Goddess.
What do you have to be so happy about? I am very blessed. I have a husband that I’m still in love with after almost twenty years together, two healthy sons who are great people, a home, a very special dog and three loving cats. My parents and Don’s parents are still alive, as are our siblings. I have friends who I value, even though I don’t call or see them nearly enough. Each one of these people (well, beings since they aren’t all human) are a blessing that I am grateful for.