Wanting something to quench your thirst, what would you drink?

I have never liked water, even as a kid. So now when I need something to quench my thirst, I usually go for iced tea with lemon and sweetened with stevia. At home I make sun tea with decaf tea bags so that I can drink it at any time of day without worrying about it keeping me awake all night.

For commercial drinks, I usually go for Vitamin Water Zero (non-carbonated) or Sparkling Ice (carbonated). Both have no calories.

What made you feel good this past week?

We had a couple of days of at least partial sunshine, which always improves my mood. We also saw spring advance with the blooming of more flowers and shrubs. I still love the beauty of spring blooms, even if they do make my nose run and my eyes sting and water.

When you’re alone at home, do you wear shoes, socks, slippers, or go barefoot?

Almost always slippers, because I’m one of those people whose feet are always cold. Even though I often wear sandals outside in summer, I still put on my fleece-lined slippers when I’m hanging around the house.

Would you rather live where it is always hot or always cold?

If I had to choose one of these, I’d go for always cold because I can put on enough clothes to keep me warm. One of the reasons why we moved away from St. Louis, MO, is that it’s always hot and humid, at least in summer. I finally couldn’t stand it any more.

However, my real first choice is to live where the climate is moderate while still featuring different seasons. Life in Tacoma, WA, where we now live, is perfect for me. Summers aren’t too hot, and winters aren’t too cold. I love living here.

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

This time of year is a sports dream: men’s and women’s college basketball tournaments and the approach of baseball’s opening day. I’ll be watching a lot of TV by next weekend. Bring it on!

© 2016 by Mary Daniels Brown

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