I’m late – again. I’ve spent most of my morning computer time working on an album for 2015, which is finally done and is being printed. So now I can spend some time sharing with Cee.
1. How many siblings do you have? What’s your birth order? I am the oldest of three. I had two brothers, one of whom has passed on. Although I adore my surviving brother, they were not very nice to me when they were young things and I was babysitting. They told tales – not true – to my mother: “Carol hit us over the head with a frying pan!”. Yeah, sure. But I must admit there were times I wanted to.
2. In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger? It depends upon who the driver would be if not me. There are some I feel comfortable with, others not so much. Usually I am more comfortable with a woman driver, because women are not usually as aggressive as men.
3. When you lose electricity in a storm, do you light the candles or turn on the flashlight? How many of each do you own? I light candles and the two little gas lamps I own. I don’t know how many candles I have right now – probably at least a dozen, not all of which would be lit. They’re scattered about the house and some are in a cabinet to be brought out when others are burned down. When we first moved here we often had power failures that would last a few hours, but in the past few years most of our power failures are just momentary blips. It’s amazing how much there is that can’t be done without power, isn’t it? That’s when I hope my iPad and phone are charged up so I can at least read or play games.
4. List at least five of your favorite types of animals? (any animal to domestic to wild to marine life) Oh gosh. Dogs and cats, obviously. Horses, although I have ridden very little and was not good at it – but they are beautiful. Dolphins/porpoises, so graceful, so gentle. Deer, although I prefer they stay out of my gardens. Wild things that I see in my yard – squirrels and rabbits mainly. Birds, but they aren’t animals, are they?
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, as usual, time with friends, contact with my kids. The nice days we’ve finally had so I could get some work done in my yard. I’m having a hard time remembering the answer to this question must apply to the last week, prior to this one that we are in, because it’s so late in this week. I’m looking forward to more of the same.
Just a couple of pictures this week. I changed the feeder that I have hanging in my bird tree, and the squirrels are not especially happy campers. This one makes getting anything much more difficult for them, but they still try. Where there’s a will, there’s a way – at least they think there should be. Ignore, please, the dirty spots on my window – I haven’t gotten the outsides of the windows washed yet.