This week isn’t off to the greatest start. I had to attend a mandatory parent’s meeting for Daniel’s baseball last night and a bad parent lecture at the school today. (More on that fun later) Since I’m still in my winter hibernation mode, having to go to these meetings made me grumpy. I have a headache, feel conflicted about several things and overwhelmed about everything else. It’s just not a good week, so far. But I will try to be positive while I answer Cee’s Share Your World questions. 🙂
What was the last time you went to a new place? The last time I went to a new town was probably last June when we went to Monterey, CA for Michael’s weightlifting meet. The last time I explored a new close-by place was Sunday. Don and I went to Snohomish (again! I think I’ve got him loving that town too.) to see how high the river was and we ended up exploring a few new streets and having lunch at The Crepe Escape, a restaurant we’d never been in before.
If you were or are a writer do you prefer writing short stories, poems or novels, other? And what type of genre would you prefer? As a writer, I’m definitely a novel writer. I’ve written two children’s novels, although now that my children are growing up, I’ve lost interest in children’s literature and would rather write books for grown-ups. The book I’ve got floating around in my head right now would fall into the magical realism category, like books by Alice Hoffman or Sarah Addison Allen. Sadly, while I probably would have liked being a writer before the invention of the internet, nowadays being a writer involves too many things I have neither desire nor energy for, like having to promote my book through social media. Writing has become too social, too connected, for a hermit like me.
Out of your five senses (touch, taste, sight, smell, hearing) which is your favorite? Definitely sight. I love color and light. I love seeing all the different ways the sun shines into our world.
If 100 people your age were chosen at random, how many do you think you’d find leading a more satisfying life than yours? With my chronic illness that limits my activity so much, it would probably appear that many people my age live a more satisfying life than I do. But, for the most part, I’m satisfied with my life. I wouldn’t trade my marriage or family for a career, money or status. I don’t often look at what other people have and wish I had it, so I’m going to go with a small number, like five.
Other people may have a more satisfying professional life but I have squirrels. 🙂
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I’m just grateful last week is over. I had a whole body ache that just wouldn’t go away. This week, I’m looking forward to Friday, which is the only day this week that no one in the family has weightlifting or baseball. I like being home in the evening and I like it when everyone is home with me.
Blogging really must be therapeutic because I’m feeling a little better already. Or, maybe it’s just the Advil starting to kick in. 🙂