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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing

A - Annoyance: "This is your second call about your vehicle warranty."

B - Bestest Friend[s]: My husband, my brother, and I have three women friends with whom I am close.

C - Car: I have always liked the looks of a Toyota Avalon.

D - Day or night: Day, now. When I was younger, night.

E- Easiest person to talk to?: My friend Mama T.

F - Favorite Month: June.

G - Gummy Bears or Worms: I don't eat gummy anything.

H - Hair Color: Brown with lots of soft white grey in it. That's my hair color, if that's what this is asking.

I - Ice Cream: I don't eat ice cream.

J - Jewelry: My wedding band.

K - Kindergarten: All I remember about it was that the boys always hogged the truck toys.

L - Longest Car Ride: In 1976, my parents drove my brother and me, along with my grandmother and my two youngest uncles, from Virginia to California and back.

M - Most missed person: My grandmother.

N - Number of Siblings: One. I have a fabulously wonderful brother whom I love dearly.

O - One regret: Not taking better care of my health.

P- Part of your appearance you like least?: My feet.

Q- Quote: Love is never wrong. - Melissa Etheridge.

R - Reality TV Show: Deadliest Catch

S - Shoe: Sneakers.

T - Time you woke up: about 7:15 a.m.

U - Unpredictable?: Sometimes.

V - Vegetable you hate: I don't like coconut, but I don't know if it is a vegetable. Siri says it is a vegetable.

W- Worst Habits: Overthinking and overeating.

X - X-Rays: I've had plenty.

Y - Year you were born: Long time ago.

Z - Zoom: I have never zoomed. I used Facetime at Christmas. Does that count?

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Sunday Stealing

1. What are your plans for January?

A. Mostly to live through it. I also need to work on our taxes.
2. What do you want to see happen in 2021?

A. A kinder, gentler world. I don't see it happening, though. What I want and reality are two different things. Unlike some people, I can tell the difference between what I think I see and what I really see.
3.  What would you give a 5 star rating?

A. Omaha Steaks sends out good meat.
4. Do you have writing goals for 2021?

A. Yes.
5. How do you feel about memoirs?

A. I read them occasionally. I am not a fan of them. They're self-serving, usually, and try to "explain away" some incident or another that was not a good look for the person. I prefer a biography where you have a little more balance and a lot less "me."
6. If you could join any musical group who would you choose?

A. The Indigo Girls.
7. What are your favorite genres across all media?

A. All medias is a pretty large area. In music, I like Adult Top 40 and older songs. I read fantasy, historical fiction, mysteries, local history, and self-help books. I don't watch much TV but I like shows that feature strong women characters.
8. What candle scents are your favorite?

A. Unscented. I'm allergic to most scents.
9. How well can you mimic other accents or voices?

A. I have a strong southern accent, so I assume not very well.
10. What books are on your TBR list in 2021?

A. I have a stack of Stuart Woods books that my husband has read that I will use for those days when I want to read something and not have to think about it. I am not a big Stuart Woods fan but the books read quickly.
11. When do you decide it’s time to upgrade/buy something new?

A. Usually when it breaks, tears, or no longer fits. I have many items around my house that are over 30 years old that I continue to use. No point in replacing something that doesn't need replacing.
12. Why is your favorite color your favorite color?

A. Had to read that question twice. My favorite color is my favorite color because I like it and because it looks good on me.
13. Who understands you the best?

A. My husband.
14. Do you write letters?

A. Yes.
15. How do you keep going when times are hard?

A. You just do. Even darkness must past, and a new day will come. You have to hope that there is some good in this world, Mr. Frodo.


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Sunday, January 03, 2021

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing

1. First things first, did you have a good year?

A. It was the worst of times, it was the best of times. It was a year of change. My husband retired from his job as a battalion chief with the fire department, and having him home all the time was a huge change. Then we had the pandemic, and the worst part for me was that a job I had always coveted opened up but I did not feel I could apply for it during a pandemic, so I did not. In the end, the person who has the job now is simply phoning it in and I feel I could have done a better job even all I did was phone it in. At least what I phoned in would have made sense. But that is water under the dam, and I can only hope the pandemic comes to an end soon. Mostly, I think 2020 was a turning point. Whether that turn is for good or ill, only time will tell.

2. What was your favorite article of clothing this year?

A. My blue jeans.

3. What song sums up this year for you?

A. How about a song from The Brady Bunch? When it's time to change, you've got to rearrange who you are what you want to be.

4. What was your favorite movie of the year?

A. I don't have one.

5. Did an actor/actress catch your attention for the first time this year?

A. No.

6. Favorite new TV show?

A. We watched The Voice for the first time. It passed the time.

7. Did you make any big permanent changes this year?

A. My husband's retirement.

8. What was one nice thing you did for yourself?

A. I became a pen pal.

9. Did you develop a new obsession?

A. No, I stuck with the old ones. I did manage (mostly) to stop biting my nails because of concern for the virus, though.

10. Did you move?

A. No.

11. Did you get a pet?

A. No.

12. Do you regret not doing anything?

A. Yes.

13. Do you regret doing something?

A. No.

14. Did anyone/thing make you so mad it stayed with you for days?

A. Yes. But no one I know personally. The political arena was one big pile of pooh this year. There was always something to be angry over if one read the news.

15. Did you lose anyone close to you?

A. Not close, but I know of five people who passed away from Covid-19.

16. Who was important to you this year but wasn’t important last year?

A. I don't think I want to answer this question in a public forum.

17. Who wasn’t as important to you this year as they were last year?

A. Same answer as #16.

18. What was the best moment of the year for you?

A. Nothing stands out as a "best moment," but Christmas was a lot less stressful. My proudest moment was when my husband received an axe for retiring from the fire department.

19. What was the worst?

A. Again, nothing stands out, but I did have a six-week bout with some kind of sinus thing (not Covid) that left me feeling not so well for quite a while.

20. What have you learned about yourself this year that you didn’t know in the years prior?

A. Procrastination is apparently my default. Also, I like to sleep until 7 a.m.

21. What do you wish for others for the coming year?

A. I hope that every who wants it gets the Covid-19 vaccine, and those who don't want it, for whatever reason, manage to stay safe. I also hope we don't return to normal, because normal wasn't working for a lot of people. There are better ways.

22. What do you wish for yourself?

A. More productivity.


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Sunday, December 27, 2020

Sunday Stealing

1. Star or Angel?

A. Angel. Although we've had a star, too, over the years.

2. White Lights or Colored Lights?

A. We like colored lights.

3. Blinking Lights or Still Lights?

A. Blinking lights.

4. When do you open your gifts?

A. Most gifts are opened on Christmas Day. My brother and I exchange presents on Christmas Eve. When we were young, my mother used to allow us to open our present from each other on Christmas Eve in order to calm us down.

5. Do you buy gifts for your pet?

A. I give the cows hay. That's all they need.

6. Be honest: What's the worst gift you've ever gotten?

A. A vacuum cleaner from my husband. He learned in short order that household items are not considered decent Christmas presents from him. If someone else wants to give me a vacuum cleaner, that's fine, but he must by me more personal presents.

7. Have you ever traveled for the holiday?

A. No. Well, when we were young we used to go to my grandmother's house, but that was 30-minute drive. I don't consider that traveling.

8. Did you see Santa as a child?

A. I first read that as "satan." Ha. I did. Maybe I've seen them both.

9. Can you name all the reindeer?

A. Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen. Rudolph came later, as did Olive the other reindeer.

10. Have you ever gone caroling?

A. Not that I recall.

11. Do you drive around and look at the Christmas lights?

A. We certainly did this year. There wasn't much else to do.

12. Have you ever left Santa cookies?

A. I did when I was a child.

13. Have you ever had a white Christmas?

A. We had one this year.

14. Have you ever made a gingerbread house from scratch? From a kit?

A. I have tried and failed miserably. Gingerbread and I do not seem to get along.

15. Be honest: Do you think the season is too commercial?

A. I think the season is nothing but a commercial.

16. Imagine you were going to create the quintessential holiday soundtrack -- which song(s) absolutely must be included?

A. The older ones.

17. What are your Christmas pet peeves?

A. The Christmas stuff going up in September, mostly, not that it mattered this year as I wasn't in the stores to see it. The other is the stress and expectations. Covid actually made this one of the least-stressed holidays I've ever had, because nobody really had an expectations.

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Sunday, December 20, 2020

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing

1. What’s your favorite thing about the holidays?

A. When they are over. Really. The holidays are exhausting, they're fake, and I always am glad when they're over. Plus it's cold and when they're done it means spring is on the way. I like some things about the holidays - family, friends, giving presents, decorations and lights. But it is terribly stressful.

2. Do you send out Christmas cards and if so how many do you send?

A. I do send out cards and I think I sent out about 55 this year.

3. Be honest: holiday newsletters. Love ‘em or hate ‘em?

A. I read them when people send them, but I don't send them myself. I write notes sometimes in cards. This year, as soon as someone wrote "the China virus" I stopped reading and threw the note and the card in the trash. But that only happened once.

4. Be honest: photo cards. Love ‘em or hate ‘em?

A. They're ok. I prefer cards, but it is nice to see how the kids change from year to year.

5. How soon do you start shopping?

A. Sometimes I start shopping as soon as one is over - lots of sales. Sometimes I wait until October.

6. Real or fake tree?

A. Fake tree. I'm allergic to the real ones.

7. When do you put up your tree?

A. We put our tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving.

8. When do you take down your tree?

A. When I feel like it. There is some lore about needing to take it down before the new year so you don't drag the old year into the new - if that's the case then this thing will come down December 26. 

9. Describe your typical tree (size, decorations, type).

A. It's a fake tree about 7 feet tall, the decorations are a mix of old and new, we use garland and tinsel and we both prefer multi-colored lights to white ones.

10. What do you top your tree with?

A. An angel.

11. Do you put Christmas lights outside your house?

A. We used to. We haven't for the last several years.

12. Is there a wreath hanging on your door?

A. No. It's been windy and last year one of them blew away, so I haven't put any out.

13. Do you hang up stockings?

A. Yes.

14. Your favorite Christmas Movie(s)

A. It's a Wonderful Life, The Lord of the Rings trilogy (not Christmas, but it's what I watch), but honestly I don't really have one that I have to watch.

15. Be honest: A Christmas movie you hate.

A. I don't know. Is there one with Adam Sandler in it? That one.

16. Favorite Christmas Song(s).

A. Do You Hear What I Hear. O Holy Night. Gloria (in excelsis deo) (it is fun to play on the guitar).

17. Be honest: If I hear this/these Christmas songs again I will throw up.

A. There isn't one.

18. Give or Receive?

A. Both.

19. Eggnog or Mulled Cider?

A. Cider, but not mulled. Just plain.

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Sunday, December 06, 2020

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing

1. What is the craziest, most outrageous thing you want to achieve?

A. I would like to walk to the west coast and back.

2. Have your parents influenced what goals you have?

A. Of course they did.

3. What is a fashion trend you’re glad went away?

A. Big hair from the 1980s.

4. What word or saying from the past do you think should come back?

A. Groovy, man. Son of a Biscuit Eater!

5. What do you bring with you everywhere you go?

A. Myself.

6. Is there such a thing as a soul?

A. I think there is a part of a person that science has no definition for, and some call that a soul.

7. Is there life after death?

A. Hopefully you turn into compost and feed a tree or something, so yes.

8. Do you think there will ever be a third world war?

A. Yes. I'm not so sure we're not already in it.

9. What smell brings back great memories?

A. Baking cookies.

10. How would you like to be remembered?

A. As a kind and caring person who tried to convey accurate information to her community.

11. What kind of music are you into?

A. I listen to southern rock from the 1970s, Melissa Etheridge, Sheryl Crow, and New Age music.

12. What is the biggest surprise of your life?

A. I'm not sure that has happened yet.
13. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

A. Since I would like to be healthy, I will go with some kind of organic vegetable probiotic mix stuff.

14. Where is the most awe inspiring place you have been?

A. My back yard. Or my front yard.

15. Describe your life in six words.

A. She loved, wrote, cried, laughed, died.

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing

1. My biggest barrier to weight loss is . . . my mouth.

2. What is your relationship with food like?

A. I eat it, it goes to my waist and hips, and stays there and jiggles.

3. What was the last time you had fun that made you smile for a few days?

A. Fun? What is this "fun" of which you speak?

4. What are triggers in your life that lead to eating?

A. Being stressed, feeling bored, feeling lonely.

5. What inspires you to be healthier?

A. Nothing.

6. Name two foods that you think are “bad."

A. Chocolate and alcohol.

7. Are your expectations for yourself too high?

A. Probably.

8. Would you like more fun in your life?

A. Who wouldn't?

9. What is your one comfort food?

A. Chocolate.

10. How would you give someone encouragement?

A. Generic encouragement? Doesn't it depend on circumstances and whatever is going on? But I'll give it a go. Hey you, damnit, go be whatever or do whatever it is you think you're supposed to be doing. Get off your butt!

11. Do you get enough sleep?

A. I think so.

12. What activities make you feel more relaxed?

A. Reading.

13. Where do you need to practice forgiveness in your life?

A. With myself, mostly.

14. What is one thing you have not done because of how you looked?

A. It's not so much because of how I look, but because I'm so out of shape - hiked to McAfee's Knob.

15. What would you like more of in your life?

A. I'd like less procrastination, so more things completed and finished.

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Sunday Stealing

1. What did you do for Thanksgiving when you were a kid?

A. Ate turkey, set the table for my mother.

2. What’s your favorite family tradition?

A. We don't have any traditions. We just eat.

3. What’s your favorite way to give back and help others?

A. Hand over money.

4. Name one person who can make you laugh, even months later. Why?

A. My brother.

5. What is the funniest thing you remember about a Thanksgiving past?

A. My mom made a pumpkin pie that didn't turn out well. We called it "pumpkin pudding." My mother was upset but the rest of us thought it was funny.

6. Do you have any unusual traditions, rituals or habits around Thanksgiving?

A. No.

7. What time do you eat your Thanksgiving meal?

A. About 6 p.m.

8. Name one ancestor that you think about on Thanksgiving and tell us why.

A. My grandmother, because she liked to eat at noon instead of at 6 p.m.

9. Is there a family heirloom at the Thanksgiving table? What its story?

A. There is no heirloom.

10. What is your favorite part about Thanksgiving Day?

A. When it is over.

11. What is something that was done for you this year that makes you grateful this Thanksgiving?

A. My friends have kept me sane.

12. What foods do you usually have for Thanksgiving?

A. Turkey, sweet potatoes, dressing, cranberry sauce, green beans, rolls.

13. How has the celebration of Thanksgiving today changed from when you were little?

A. No little kids running around, no grandparents, not a lot of people. It's a lot calmer.

14. If you could share Thanksgiving dinner today with one person in history who would it be? Why? (Note: it can be a relative)

A. Jane Austen, so we could talk about writing and how life was like in her era.

15. What is one wish you have for the next generation as they begin to establish their own Thanksgiving traditions?

A. That they actually have traditions, and understand that there are things in this world for which they should be thankful, not limited to but including their health, their brains (hopefully they will have learned to use them), whatever financial security they have (however limited), and the people who love them.

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Sunday Stealing

1. Something held together with ribbon, string, or rope.

A quilt given to me by my great aunt.

2. Something related to travel.

Hot air balloon flying over the farm.

3. Someplace people gather

High school marching band at football game.

4. Something cold/frozen

Ash tree and fence after a snow.

5. Something with a hole in it.

My mouth after I'd had stitches
in my lower lip around 2006

6. Something striped

The remnants of a barn built circa 1859.

7. An animal.

A bee in the zinnias.

8. Something cute.

A doe washing off her second born after giving birth to twins in my front yard.

9. A food.

Cooked turkey!

10. Something warm

The sun during the 2017 eclipse.

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Sunday, November 08, 2020

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing

1. What’s something no one wants to hear but everyone should?

A. No human being is an island unto his or her self. We are all connected; each death diminishes us all. And we're all going to die.

2. What’s the most annoying animal you’ve ever encountered?

A. A skunk. It wasn't the skunk's fault. The dog went after the skunk in the dead of the night, and cornered the skunk on the front porch. The skunk sprayed everywhere. It was awful. I couldn't get the dog away so the skunk would leave, I couldn't shoot the skunk because it was backed into the corner on the porch. My husband was at the fire station. I called him and he said he would come home. As he was coming home, I turned the water hose on the dog and finally she moved away from the skunk. For years, the front porch smelled like skunk every time it rained. And yes, we cleaned it with everything we could think of, multiple times.

3. How much does language affect our thinking?

A. Some people are visual and think in pictures, while others think more in words. But I think the effect of language upon our psyches, from commercials to casual conversation, cannot be overstated.

4. Do you prefer to watch movies in the theater or in the comfort of your home?

A. In the comfort of my own home at the moment.

5. What topic could you spend hours talking about?

A. Writing, music, books, religion, politics.

6. If you could run away from it all and start fresh somewhere new, would you?

A. I would give it serious consideration.

7. What’s the most polarizing question you could ask a group of friends?

A. What are your thoughts on a woman's right to choose what to do with her own body?

8. Do movies have the same power as books to change the world?

A. An Inconvenient Truth did a good job of changing some things, so probably.

9. What would you rate 10/10 ?

A. Van Gogh's Starry Night painting.

10. What are you really good at, but kind of embarrassed that you are good at it?

A. Coloring. Who'd have thought I'd be good at coloring?

11. Who do you go out of your way to be nice to?

A. Everyone. I always attempt kindness. I may not be successful, but I try.

12. What problems will technology solve in the next 5 years? What problems will it create?

A. I would like to see technology resolve issues with pancreatic cancer, perhaps better surgery techniques and MRIs, genetic testing or some other way to diagnosis it sooner. Generally this cancer is not caught until it is in its late stages. As for problems, I think that unless social media is regulated or otherwise controlled, that will continue to create individual bubbleheads who are incapable of understanding that people are multi-faceted and that there are many sides and solutions to various and sundry problems.

13. What from the present will withstand the test of time?

A. Amish wooden furniture.

14. What movie would be greatly improved if it was made into a musical?

A. I have no idea.

15. What is something common from your childhood that will seem strange to future generations?

A. A rotary dial phone. It already seems strange to current generations.

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Sunday, November 01, 2020

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing

1. What has been your favorite part of the year so far?

A. Um. This is 2020. I'm not sure it has a favorite part. It has had good moments - my husband's recovery from his ankle surgery and then his decision to retire from the fire department, to name two. And honestly, for someone as introverted as I am, being home all the time is not so bad. Although an outing to the book store once in a while would be helpful.

2. Have you started Christmas shopping?

A. Yes. I began ordering things online at the end of September. That is the only way anyone will receive anything, and even then, I suspect we will be having drive-by holidays.

3. Do you like your handwriting?

A. No. My handwriting is bad. I write very small and it's difficult to read. When I am writing quickly, it all goes the way of a mirror image on a lake, and good luck deciphering that.

4. Name a song you could hear over and over and over again.

A. Uptown Funk.

5. What is a favorite quote?

A. "You are what you do. You can recreate yourself every second of your life." - Xena, Warrior Princess, in the episode Forgiven (1997).

6. What is the last dream you remember?

A. I was angry with my husband about something, but I don't recall the details.

7. What is the most expensive object you want to buy right now?

A. My car is six years old. But it only has 45,000 miles on it. I have considered replacing it but I suppose I will continue to drive this one. I don't like car payments.

8. Describe your eldest family member.

A. That would be my mother-in-law. She's a quiet person, modest, Christian, and she has an intriguing sense of humor. She is also very strong-willed. She raised a good son.

9. What has your weather been like?

A. It has been chilly at night but warmer during the day. We had rain from Hurricane Zeta.

10. Do you enjoy your job?

A. I still do freelancing and I enjoy the work when I can find it.

11. What is your favorite everyday item?

A. My watch.

12. Are you currently obsessed with any TV show?

A. No. We haven't found anything new to watch in a while.

13. Name a book you’d like to read before the year ends.

A. Mastering Creative Anxiety, by Eric Maisel. I have it in my pile, it just hasn't found its way to the top.

14. Describe Kindness.

A. Kindness is my friend texting me to ask if my husband is ok, or my brother calling me in the mornings on his way to work just to "check on" me or sending me a book on birds because that's my latest interest, or my husband fixing dinner because I've been working on a story. It's stepping out of the way when someone needs to be where you are. It's wearing a mask during a pandemic or wiping down a shopping cart.

15. Describe your favorite candy in great detail.

A. It's creamy, dark, smooth, and it melts in your mouth. It has a wonderful milky chocolate taste to it that is like tingling goodness. It fills you with flavor and then gives you a nice sugar high that might make you bounce off the walls.

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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Sunday Stealing

1. What is your favorite spooky song?

A. Michael Jackson's Thriller.

2. What do you want etched on your tombstone?

A. Nevertheless, She Persisted.

3. Who is your favorite horror movie villain?

A. I don't watch horror movies anymore, and haven't since about 1979. I think The Shining was the last one I saw. 

4. Have you ever seen a ghost?

A. I have seen many ghosts. One ghost sat on the end of my bed at night when I was a child.

5. Do you prefer gore, thrillers, or supernatural movies?

A. None of the above, although supernatural movies are tolerable.

6. What is your favorite scary book?

A. I haven't read a scary book in a long time. I'll go with Carrie, by Stephen King, since that is the last one I remember reading.

7. Have you ever had a tarot card reading?  Was it accurate?

A. I have had tarot card readings and yes, they have been accurate.

8. Are you superstitious?

A. I have been told I am neurotic as opposed to superstitious. I don't throw salt over my shoulder or avoid the number 13, or things like that. I do have certain things I do before other things. That's more OCD than superstitious.

9. Have you ever used a voodoo doll?

A. I have not. I have used a damn-it doll, but not a voodoo doll.

10. Have you ever participated in a séance?

A. Not a real one. When we were children, we used to have them with a Ouija board.

11. Have you ever heard voices when no one was around except you?

A. Yes.

12. What is your favorite Halloween candy?

A. Milky Way Midnight bars.

13. What was your most memorable Halloween costume?

A. I don't recall too many of them, but going as a hobo sticks in my head. I think I had several of those horrid costumes with the face plastic masks and the plastic string around them that instantly broke. Remember those?

14. Do you like going through haunted houses (not real ones)?

A. I do, but I haven't been since I was a teenager.

15. If someone dared you to spend the night in a haunted house (a real one) would you do it?

A. Yes, of course I would. Having spent lots of time with ghosts of all sorts, I am not afraid of the unknown.

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing

1. What kinds of things do you like to write?

A. I like to write poetry, blog entries, creative nonfiction, nonfiction articles, fiction . . . pretty much anything.

2. What is your favorite genre of movie?

A. Fantasy.

3. What is your favorite song?

A. I don't know that I have a favorite, as I love music. I tend to lean towards the music of the 1970s and 1980s - my growing up years, more or less.

4. During what situation do your eyes shine the brightest?

A. I don't know. I can't see my eyes because I am looking out from them. My husband says they shine the brightest when I am happy and not worried about "400 gazillion" things.

5. Which do you prefer: Summer or Winter?

A. Summer, but I'd rather have Spring or Fall.

6. What do you do when you are angry?

A. Sometimes I write. Sometimes I cry. Sometimes I play really loud rock on my guitar. Sometimes I yell at my husband, but not often.

7. Do you sleep with lights on or off?

A. I sleep with the lights off, but we have motion lights that turn on if one of us gets out of bed.

8. Are you ok with eating alone in a restaurant?

A. Yes.

9. Do you prefer texting or calling?

A. I prefer a telephone call, but texts have their place.

10. What’s your favorite thing about yourself?

A. I have a sharp mind. Well, most of the time. Sometimes I can be rather dense.

11. How do you act when you’re scared?

A. I hold my husband's hand, or grip the steering wheel if I'm driving, or hold my breath until I remember that breathing helps.

12. When you look at the sky do you first look at the moon, or the stars?

A. I look for the moon, but it is not always visible.

13. Do you approach strangers when you are lost?

A. I do. My husband does not. I also ask strangers to reach items on high shelves, because I am short and can't reach things on the top shelves in the grocery store.

14. Do you prefer tea or coffee?

A. I drink decaffeinated English Breakfast Tea.

15. With sugar? Milk? Lemon? Anything else?

A. I drink it either unsweetened or with a spoonful of sugar. When I have a cold, I may substitute honey for the sugar.

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