Actually, it’s now July 4 – Independence Day. I shall celebrate the day quietly, at home. Our little town has a parade mid-day, but the sun is hot and it’s much the same from year to year. Kind of a “been there, done that”, although I don’t mean it as cavalierly as it sounds. Instead, I’ll share with Cee, clean up my kitchen mess because I didn’t do it last night, then see where my heart takes me from there.
For your main meal do you prefer sweet and sour, hot and spicy, spicy and sweet, bitter, salty, bland or other? Like so many things in my life, that depends on my mood. Bitter is rarely a choice, hot and spicy has limits on how hot and spicy. Now that I have no one to satisfy but myself, I usually follow either my cravings or whatever is easiest. Yesterday I was craving macaroni salad, so I made macaroni salad – served with a hot dog for dinner. Satisfying a craving as well as easy. Perfect! Since cooking for one person is not possible, at least for me, I will be having macaroni salad again. A couple more times, at least. Until it’s the last thing I want for awhile.
Where do you hide junk when people come over? I try not to let too much junk accumulate, but I am a “piler”. If people come over, I would hope they’re coming to see me, not inspect my house or check on my housekeeping skills, so whatever has been piled up is there. Because. If I invite people, then I do try to clean up, at least surface clean, a bit.
What daily habit would you like to introduce to your life? Same thing as many others have said – exercise. I have always hated exercise just for the sake of exercise. I used to walk more than I do now because now the weather has to be just so to get me out walking, neither too cold or too hot, without rain, snow, or hail. Ice keeps me in. We had a very long, cold, wet winter, followed by a cold and wet spring, immediately into too hot to walk in the sun. So I think about walking, or at least riding my stationary bike, then decide what I need is a nap.
If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do? In a virtual world, I would like to have the daring and grace of a trapeze artist. I would fly, ever so beautifully, over the crowds, feeling the freedom of soaring and thrilling the crowds. In the real world, I would never be able to deal with the height, and my body was not blessed with grace. So.
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 being a week closer to having my kids here for their summer visit. I am grateful for sunshine and blue skies. I am grateful for birdsong and the beauty of blooms around me. I am looking forward to a week of more of the same – a week filled with enough.
Some of what I’m grateful for: