Are you a hugger or a non-hugger?
Hugs are nice, but I rarely initiate them. We were not a very huggy family when I was growing up. I know I hugged my own kids, but probably not enough. Very public displays of affection make me uncomfortable. However, all that being said, if you want a hug from me, or think I need one of yours, please go ahead. I will hug you back. Sometimes there just aren’t words to express what a hug is able to say.
What’s your favorite ice-cream flavor?
I’m going to go way out on a limb here, or way out into right field….because that would be my ideal place to eat ice cream, where no one can see me….and say fudge bars. We buy big boxes of them to have in the freezer for when the grandchildren visit. That’s a joke, because they visit us about every six boxes of fudge bars. But because it’s just fudge bars, we can claim to never buy ice cream. I like them because they are chocolate, eating one does not involve getting a spoon and a bowl dirty, and you can hide their little white wrappers at the bottom of the garbage can. You could also use the wooden sticks for crafts later, if you washed them off and if they were not also hidden underneath all that garbage.
Do you prefer exercising your mind or your body? How frequently do you do either?
Of course I prefer exercising my mind, because it requires so little physical effort. Except maybe for working out those frowning muscles in my face. I can also enjoy a fudge bar while I do it. However, I have been performing a daily series of very non strenuous stretching maneuvers – I hesitate to call them exercises because they sure don’t feel like that – and can honestly say I feel better for it. And almost look forward to doing it! I am waking up muscles that nodded off years ago thinking I was done with them. My neck and shoulders are less stiff. My ankles feel stronger. I’ve been up close and personal with my calves and thighs. Yikes.
Are you more of a dog person or a cat person? Why?
I’m more of a cat person I suppose, because I totally get how much they like to sleep and generally laze about and do whatever they please. They entertain themselves and require little more from anyone besides food on demand and a clean litter box. What a life. I’m not fond of all that hair shedding though. When we had cats there was hair in and on absolutely everything. We kept the lint roller people in business. I would visit my mom and dad and marvel at how hairless their home was, finally understanding why they preferred animals to live outside or in a barn. We have no pets now. It’s enough of a challenge to look after each other. Plus neither of us sheds much.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m grateful for a lovely quiet week. I’ve been able to read and write and draw and play word games and watch movies. Cats got nothing on me. And we are almost to the middle of the dread month of January! The temperature has gone up to -4 C today. Not quite lawn chair weather, but getting there. Oh, crap. There’s a freezing rain warning. And we’re out of fudge bars. I need a hug.