Share Your World #50

It’s time for another installment of Cee’s Share Your World. If you would like to play along, click here. Here are my answers to this week’s questions:

What is your favorite smell?

Coffee! I love walking into the house after I’ve made espresso and the smell is still lingering in the air.

I also love the crisp smell of juniper in dry Central Oregon air.

What memory does it remind you of?

Coffee doesn’t evoke a memory, but the juniper reminds me of my glory days as a young adult with no real responsibilities and loads of free time. It makes me think of carefree days and being outside.

What type of pet do you have or want to have?

I’m a dog person. I have four dogs now, all mutts. Technically, one of them is Maverick’s, but he’s a neglectful puppy parent, and the puppy has chosen me as his person.


Are you usually late, early, or right on time? 

I’m usually just a little bit late, though I value punctuality. It’s a time thing. I have decided that I really don’t have a good concept of time. Things take longer than I think and I end up scrambling.

For recharging, would you rather meditate, swim, walk, to music, write, read, yoga, qigong other?

Lately (as in during this election season) I’ve seriously thought about adding meditation to my schedule. I will do it; it’s just a matter of when. I find walks are good for recharging, as are trips to the gym. The problem with either is that when I need them the most, I have the hardest time getting started.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

Last week I was grateful for the opportunity to do a good deed for a friend. I needed the time to pack for my trip, but she needed my help, so I stepped up. It felt even better to give when I had to sacrifice something in the process.

I look forward to my son’s graduation from college and wedding the very next day! (Crazy young people!)

Thanks to Cee for another fun writing challenge. This keeps me going when I am mired in worry about our collective future.