Monday again, and before I get busy getting ready for my road trip, which begins tomorrow, I’m going to accept Cee’s challenge to Share my World.
1. When you lose electricity in a storm, do you light the candles or turn on the flashlight? How many of each do you own? When we lose electricity, I have two white gas lamps that I light, but can supplement them with any of the many candles I have or one of the 3 flashlights. Then I sit and wonder what on earth one is to do without electricity, marveling at how much I rely on it, and am grateful my iPad has enough charge and is backlit so I can still read or play silly games.
2. You are given $5,000 and the chance to exchange it for one of two envelopes. One envelope contains $50,000 and one contains $500. Do you make the trade? Why or why not? I would keep the $5,000. While I believe I am a survivor, I do not win things and if I were to choose the envelope with $500, I would rue making the choice to try to gain more. $5,000 would be a very nice gift.
3. What’s your first memory? Silly you! I can’t remember what I did yesterday, so how could you expect me to remember my first memory? I’ll make a stab at it though – probably not my first memory, but a couple of my earliest. I remember staying home from school, most likely first grade, ostensibly sick. After my parents went to work because they had to, I started cleaning house – translate to tossing out my saddle shoes because I hated them. I also remember what was supposed to be a sleepover at a friend’s house when I was very young, but I woke in the middle of the night and was homesick, so I quietly snuck out of the house and went home. Probably gave several people heart attacks, since no one was awake to see me leave or arrive at home.
4. What do you do if you can’t sleep at night? Do you count sheep, toss and turn, or get up and try to do something? I try to lay quietly, telling my mind to shut off, with the eternal hope that I will go back to sleep. Quickly.
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 day we had snow, just to remind us to appreciate when the warmth returned that much more. I am grateful for the warmth returning, and the times I’ve enjoyed quiet time late in the day on my front deck. I am looking forward to my road trip to visit The Artistic One and my brother and sister-in-law in New Mexico. Shasta and I leave tomorrow morning, leaving Bailey, the cats and the house in the care of good friends.
A few pictures from this last week, most taken through my window.