I am late this week to share my world with Cee, but I have a good excuse – I have been really busy doing nothing. That takes a lot of time, you know!
1. In your native language which letter or character describes you best? Why? Oh, great start here! I have never ever thought about a letter or character describing me, whether it be in my native language of American English or in Swahili, French, Italian, Korean, Arabic – or any other language. But I’ll pick one, and see how it works. I think I’ll pick () – parentheses. Not one half, but both sides. Because it reminds me of a hug, and that’s how I feel about life, most of the time. It’s one big hug, it’s all-encompassing, but you’re not locked in like you would be had I picked an O.
3. What is your greatest extravagance? My biggest problem is that I am too often too extravagant. Not in huge amounts, but enough little amounts add up. I think I would have to say electronic devices first – followed by, probably, shoes.
3. Do you prefer exercising your mind or your body? How frequently do you do either? I would prefer exercising my mind and body by maybe walking and solving the world’s problems while I walk, but I am lazy and I am not wise enough to solve the world’s problems. I think I exercise my mind more than I do my body – I always have good intentions, but I’m bad on the follow through. Tomorrow, I say. Too often I say that.
List at least 5 things that makes you laugh.
1. Shasta when she gets on one of her frenzies outside – this happens most often when I say the word W-A-L-K. Actually, Shasta when she gets excited, because she bounces.
2. When I am spending time with my friends or my kids and one of us says something that is so far out, we wonder where it came from.
3. Some of the cat or dog videos that circle around on Facebook.
4. The squirrels when they chase each other up and down the trees, running in circles, laughing (I am sure) all the way.
5. Occasionally, a line of dialog in a movie or on TV.
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 that the Gracious One’s granddaughter, who is pregnant but has eclampsia and is in the hospital, is doing fine and has made it to the critical week 32 with the baby, and that the baby’s doing great although she is small. They’re hoping to make it to week 34, but prepared to deliver sooner if necessary.
I am looking forward to Thanksgiving Dinner today with friends. Oh yeah, I’m also looking forward to some leftover turkey for sandwiches.
When I got up today, my thermometer said it was 12 degrees, and that it had been as low as 9 degrees. It is now a blistering 32 degrees. The sun is shining, so I am pretending that my view is not of snow-covered ground, but of the ocean and its beaches, on a warm day.
I am wishing you a happy day of Thanksgiving, shared with loved ones, full of love.