Share Your World 2013 – Week 5

I’m back at it again, sharing my world through Cee’s questions. I get a kick out of seeing my own responses and look forward to seeing what questions she’ll be asking next. A lot of them make me really ponder the answer and others bring memories flowing back to me like a river flowing out to the ocean. Let’s get to it.

Question: Are you a morning or night person?

Answer: In years past I’d have to say that I was definitely a morning person and now while I still wake up easily and happily I have found that I’ve also evolved into a night person. Thanks to my Fibromyalgia I have a lull that hits between 3:00 and 5:00 PM and if I give in to it I’ll usually end up napping for about three hours. If I don’t which is usually the case since I have a child to take care of not to mention a Mother that I provide full-time care for then I seem to hit my stride again and become wired and then am unable to wind down until Midnight. Wasting away the hours watching TV, or playing on the computer, or more productively reading a good book on my Kindle. Regardless of the time I crawl into bed at night I’m still awake by 6:00 AM at the latest.

Question: What is your preferred hot drink: coffee, tea, water or other?

Answer: This one is so easy for me to answer – Tea. I was raised on the stuff and still love it to this day. My grandma was Australian and each afternoon we’d have tea and a yummy treat that she’d usually baked up that morning. With each cup I consume it makes me think of her and all the lovely times we shared. I’ve even begun sharing it with Joey though his is luke warm to my very hot cup and he doesn’t get it all the time so when he does he recognizes it’s a special treat. One of these days I’m going to have to break out my grandma’s recipe boxes, whip up some cream puffs and sit down with him for a proper cup of tea.

Question: What was your favorite toy as a child . . . and now?

Answer: Lincoln Logs were one of my very favorite toys. I loved to build with them making the cutest cabins, horse stables, balance beams for my barbies. Whatever my imagination could cook up I’d attempt to build with my Lincoln Logs. I loved making up stories about the people and how they lived in my cabins. And yes, I did watch a lot of Little House on the Prairie as well as read all the books so my imagination had a lot of fuel to fan the fire with. Speaking of books that was also one of my favorites as a child. I don’t know that you could call them a toy since I didn’t actually play with them but I spent hours as a kid reading – on my bed, in the shed in our back yard, hidden under the palm leaves out front where no one thought to look. I loved my books and still do today. Nothing can transport you to another realm so easily as a well written book.

Question: If you had a choice which would be your preference salt water beaches, fresh water lakes, hot tub, ski resort or desert?

While I do love the sound of the ocean I’d still have to go with a fresh water lake. I love the way anything touching down on it creates a ripple effect that works its way to the edges of the water affecting everything in its path. I love that most lakes are surrounded by trees, glorious trees that whisper their words of wisdom on the winds. I like to lake there and listen to the water lapping at the shore, hear the wind songs coming off the tree and simply observe the wild life that is to be found in this environment be it butterflies, squirrels or snakes. It’s the place where I feel most at home and it simply soothes my soul.

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