It’s Monday, and I know this because Cee has issued her challenge for us all to share our worlds. I have been suffering from blank mind lately, so we’ll see how this goes.
1. What genre of music do you like? I like pop, country, blues – it might be easier to say what I don’t like. I don’t like heavy metal or much of the loud rock music. I want music to make me feel good, not assault my ears. I have a lot of music on CDs and my phone, but I don’t listen to it very often because I also like the music in silence.
2. What is the worst thing you ate this last week? I’ve been wanting comfort food lately and have not been nearly as attentive to making sure I’m eating a veggie-heavy diet. I think that goes along with my somewhat restless, somewhat dissatisfied mood. What that means is I probably have eaten more than one bad (as in health-wise) thing this past week – but I’m going to give top billing to the Kraft mac and cheese in a box that I had with – drum roll here – hot dogs! Does the cole slaw I made to go with that help any at all?
3. Would you like to be famous? In what way? Not really. I would like to be remembered by those who know me as reasonable, thoughtful, a good friend, a good person.
Complete this sentence: This sandwich could really use some … fresh tomato slices. I am not the least bit imaginative about sandwiches and my nearly-every-day lunch is usually on toasted whole grain bread, with mayo, turkey, slices of tomato and fresh spinach. I eat ham occasionally, but not often – I don’t care for roast beef on sandwiches, except for an Arby’s Cheddar Beef with Horsey sauce. Mustard only belongs on hot dogs. I put horseradish in sauces for thing like potato salad, but not on my sandwich (unless I’m at Arby’s) – but maybe I should try that, Cee.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I’ve been having an issue with gratitude lately – I’m blaming it on the news, which teems with bad stuff going on. The world doesn’t seem to have much laughter in it these days, or at least not that we hear about. Then last night I heard that there will be no cost-of-living increase in Social Security for 2016 – yet I see my cost-of-living going up every time I go buy groceries.
Yet I do have things to be grateful for, despite my out-of-focus view lately. I am grateful for the lovely fall we’ve been having, I am grateful for the comfortable home I live in, for my furry girls, for my children who have grown into responsible adults, for my friends. I am looking forward to getting my mojo back and finding happiness in raking pine needles.
Here’s to a week filled with enough for all of us.