I missed Week 27 because life got in the way – or, more accurately, I let life get in the way – but now Cee has posted the week 28 challenge, so I’m going to see what I can do with that.
1. Which of Snow White’s 7 dwarfs describes you best? Plus what would the 8th dwarf’s name be? (Doc, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey) Right off the top, I’m going to start hedging, hemming, hawing and if-ing. Which dwarf I would be depends upon the day, the circumstances and my mood. Too often these days, I would say I’m Sleepy. And Sneezy too. Some days I’m happy, some days I’m Grumpy, often I’m doing Dopey things. I used to be Bashful, now not so much. I guess with my life where it is right now, with the pill dispensing, supervising, watching over husband, trying to keep him on track, I’m most often Doc. If – there’s that if-ing thing – if I could mold life into what I want it to be and I could be the 8th dwarf, I would be Traveler.
2. Would you travel into outer space? I don’t think so. There is so much on this earth I’d like to see, so many places I’d like to visit, so many opportunities for doors to open, I could spend two lives on this earth and not be done. I’m not crazy about several hours in an airplane, I think many days, weeks or months in a spaceship would be crazy.
3. If you were a tree, would you become a book or furniture? Please describe. Considering that I believe paper books produced from the tree are on their way out for the most part, I think I’d become furniture. I love Cee’s answer to that, cannot top it and do not wish to copy it, so I think I’d be a small stand with drawers in which the small memory treasures of someone’s life would be kept. Preferably for several generations. I would contain all the elements to tell an incredible story of the lives of a family – in e-book form.
4. Which would you prefer: a wild, turbulent life filled with joy, sorrow, passion, and adventure–intoxicating successes and stunning setbacks; or a contented bordering on happy, secure, predictable life surrounded by friends and family without such wide swings of fortune and mood? Oh boy! I don’t know that I’m cut out for wild and turbulent, although there are aspects of my life that border on that. It has been filled with all of those components, and I am now of an age that contentment is important. BUT. I would not want to rule out the possibility of new adventures, so I guess I’ll go with the first option, with bits and pieces of the second thrown in for respite times.
Because for me a post is not complete without some photos, but my photo-taking is very limited to around home these days, I’m going to share a few pictures of what is blooming in my yard this week.
A very busy bee loving the flowers of this plant that popped up in my windmill bed. It’s vigorous and looks like it could take over the world, but I am leaving it be for now – in the hope that someday I’ll be able to identify it.
There we have it for today, a day I’m hoping will be filled with enough.