What is your favorite time of day?
Early morning, when the world is quiet, the coffee is hot and fresh and aromatically delicious, and I am curled up on the couch with my I-Pad reading my favourite blogs. Scrolling through Facebook in case there’s something there to shock and amaze me or tell me something which will, without a doubt, immediately change my life. Many pages make these kinds of promises but don’t deliver. Well none have yet, anyway, but hey, you never know.
Early morning is for looking out the windows at my little corner of the world going about its morning business, full of busy people with their purposes and plans. It’s about having the whole day ahead of me to fill with activities and actions and projects and deeds. Or with absolutely nothing at all.
What’s your favorite charitable cause and why?
Cancer research. Treatment and cures are admirable pursuits, but prevention deserves the most focus. Because who of us has not lost someone, somewhere, to the big C?
How do you like to spend a rainy day?
If it’s simply warm and drizzly, not blustery and cold with the power to turn ones umbrella inside out, there’s something purely delightful about a long walk in the rain. Even if it ruins your hair. We live in a place where the air is so bone dry it can glue your contact lenses to your eyeballs. When it rains, the clean fresh air and humidity and the deep, cleansing breaths you take to clear your lungs and your head are amazing – you can’t order that on Amazon. I love all rainy days, including the ones not fit to be out in, because inside and out they wash the crap and the cobwebs away.
When writing by hand do you prefer to use a pencil or pen?
Pencils are for drawing. Pens are for writing brilliant things like lists. If it’s worth writing, it’s worth putting down in indelible ink. Purple gel is always a good choice. However, when I wrote things on patient files I used erasable pens (with boring black ink) so that I could appear to be a decisive professional who did not have to scratch out stupid statements containing spelling mistakes. Has anyone thought of inventing a purple gel auto-correct spell-checking pen? I’d buy one of those.
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 the strong anti inflammatory medication I am taking which has reduced the puffiness in my face to such an extent that the dark circles under my eyes are remarkably more noticeable. Well, at least I know it’s doing something. I am looking forward to seeing my up-north grandchildren after Halloween. I am looking forward to Halloween being over so those little candy bars will stop calling my name.
Share Your World Week 43