How many siblings do you have? What’s your birth order?
My brother was born first, followed by me three years later, followed by my sister another three years later, and six years after that, baby sister, spoiled by her siblings. So I am a middle child, one of three girls, nobody special. Or incredibly special, I can’t decide.
In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger?
I don’t mind being a passenger, feeling free to let my mind wander or to fall asleep or to give directions or to wonder out loud why we are taking this particularly stupid route. Well, that’s only when W is behind the wheel. I don’t mind driving by myself, but I do not like having passengers when I’m driving. Probably because I’m such a bad passenger/back seat driver myself and also because I like to talk to other drivers on the road without anyone hearing the dumb things I say. Plus I take wrong turns all the time and nobody needs to know that.
When you lose electricity in a storm, do you light the candles or turn on the flashlight? How many of each do you own?
All W’s flashlights are downstairs in the dark, but I have candles and matches everywhere. Some family member asked me once why W has so many flashlights and I didn’t know the answer to that one because, like I said, they’re all downstairs somewhere in the dark and I wouldn’t know where to look for them. I have a little pen sized flashlight in my makeup bag for some obscure reason, and I used to have a light thing dangling from my keys but I don’t know what happened to it. I never used it because there’s an interior light in the car and the porch light is always on at our back door and I can’t think of a single time I needed to use my keys in the dark.
I’m not sure why I have this uncanny ability to turn the answer to a simple question into a rambling essay. I light candles. We own many.
List at least five of your favorite types of animal (any animal to domestic to wild to marine life)
Lions, tigers, elephants, giraffes, zebras. In a previous life I lived in Africa. Or a zoo. Or the circus.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
This weekend our eldest grandson attended a special wrestling development clinic at the U of A for wrestlers who got medals at the Alberta Winter Games. We are incredibly proud of him for doing so well in a sport he’s only just started.
Youngest grandson got to go to an Oilers hockey game, and even though his team “got destroyed” as he explained it, he had a great time.
The girls and I went to see the Zootopia movie in 3D. Because those special glasses are to die for. You can pop out the lenses and wear them home. And the movie was great fun! They were especially giggly about the sloths.
I put a border on the above artwork by Madison and I’m going to put it up somewhere more important than the fridge. I love that she made it so colourful and happy.
Not sure what I’m looking forward to in particular this week, but in general, spring. And summer. And all the snow disappearing. Just normal every day stuff. No crazy wishes or expectations. I’m happy to keep waking up in the morning.