It’s another frosty, cold, white morning out there – it’s beautiful, really it is, but I confess to having grown weary of the sameness of that frosty, cold, white landscape. It’s only January, and already I have been complaining about winter. So this morning, in an attempt to divert myself, I’m going to join Cee in Sharing.
Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed? That depends on whether I actually took the few seconds it takes to pull the closet door shut. Husband used to have a thing about that – closet doors had to be shut when we went to bed, but I’m a door swinger rather than a door closer, so usually my closet door will be open at least a few inches.
Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel? Sometimes, because they’re nice to have for traveling times, in case you are somewhere that doesn’t provide such amenities. I’m really more likely to grab the little bottles of lotion, because they’re a good size for in my purse.
What is your usual bedtime? When my eyes refuse to stay open any longer. Sometimes. But generally somewhere around 11:00 p.m. I head to bed. For a long while a few years ago, I was in bed by 9:30, but now I nap more often in the afternoons and can stay up a little later. I will have the TV on in the evenings, watching or kind of watching programs, but usually turn it off around 10:00 and read for awhile.
Do you like to use post-it notes? How did we ever survive without post-it notes?
When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper? A personal letter? A very long time ago, I’m sure. Most often a letter written (more specifically, typed on the computer, then printed) is directed towards some business entity with whom I am disagreeing.
Any phobias? Phobias? Me? How can you ask that, don’t you know I am woman, I am strong? I see doubt in your eyes. I’m not sure if this classifies specifically as a phobia, but I have a major anxiety toward edges – like trying to look down into the Grand Canyon takes a lot of work and that “bravery” is generally very short-lived. Getting up on the roof to remove pine needles is the same, and last fall I decided I was not going to do that any more.
How tall are you? I used to be 5’11”. I am no longer 5’11”. Gravity has taken it’s toll. My height has sunk into my stomach and my feet.
Optional 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 having a warm home and furry girls with whom to share that home. I am grateful for friends to share a cup of coffee or tea with when cabin fever pushes me out my door. I am grateful that winter does not last forever, although it seems like it does. I am looking forward to warmer temperatures, even if they do not go above 40 degrees. If spring chose to arrive next week, I would welcome it with open arms.
A couple of photos of how my world looks now – the cold white stuff Shasta loves to roll in because she has a much greater tolerance for it than I do, and the first moon that had shown its face for several nights.