What is your favorite color?
For as long as I can remember it’s been red. There was a brief period in my life when my mother was going through her “little dark-haired girls should be dressed in red” phase when I wished for my blonde haired sisters blues and browns, but I was just going through my own “jealous sister” phase and got over it. Now I find myself choosing red for just about everything where red is a choice . My I-Pad cover and my dinner plates are red. I have a red wall in my living room. A lot of my blood cells are red. (My grandson helped me out with that one.) I did a quick survey in this house and discovered there’s not a red lover amongst them. Lime green, light blue, dark blue, purple, brown and yellow. Maybe if the dog could talk and wasn’t color blind she’d say red.
In what do you find the simplest of joys?
Waking up well rested, that first fresh hot cup of coffee, my breakfast smoothie, a lazy relaxing day with no definite plans, some pleasant conversation, getting motivated to start an exciting new creative endeavor, getting something finished, making and eating a delicious nutritious meal, going to bed with an excellent book, long run on grammatically incorrect sentences which make you wonder if they’re ever going to end.
Would you prefer a reading nook or an art, craft, photography studio?
My photography skills are pretty basic and I can read anywhere, but for arts and crafts it’s important to me to have a space big enough to make a colossal mess. Because the creative process is messy. Or maybe that’s just me.
What is at least one of your favourite quotes?
“I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.” ― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
It’s been great visiting with family for over a week, seeing the grandchildren and how they’re changing and growing up. It’s a bit scary knowing they’ll all be teenagers before we know it. I’m looking forward to going home, of course, because I always like that part of a trip as much as any other part of it. Here’s hoping for an uneventful and safe drive.
Next week it’s back to my favourite surgeon for a follow-up/recheck. And then I guess it’s time to get into Christmas mode. Time rushes on.