Mount Rainier on a beautiful spring day


share-your-worldName one thing not many people know about you.

Most people probably don’t expect that I sometimes have dreams in which I’m caught not being able to do something I’m supposed to do. This is known as imposter syndrome. Its frequency has lessened since I moved 2,000 miles and had to make a whole new set of friends, but I still occasionally feel those twinges of fear, usually for no good reason.

If a distant uncle dies and you were always his favorite and leaves you $50,000 (any currency) in his will, what would you do?

I’m beginning to worry about perhaps needing long-term memory care (dementia runs in my family). So I think the first thing I would do is set up some kind of fund that would use the money for such care for my husband and myself, if need be. If we didn’t exhaust that amount before we died, I would leave the rest to the local food bank.

Where do you hide junk when people come over?

Why, in the junk room, of course. The junk room is also known as the guest room, but in between visits it tends to collect stuff. When someone is actually going to come use the guest room, we have to do a major cleaning. During that process most of the junk gets moved into the garage, where it awaits the annual junk collection drive.

Complete this sentence: I want to learn more about …

… just about everything I come across. My life has been a series of research projects. Whenever I come across something I know little or nothing about, I read up on it. It’s a good way to learn new things, but it sometimes distracts me from staying focused on what I need to do.

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

We are starting to have the beautiful spring into summer weather for which we moved to the Pacific Northwest. I’m loving it right now, but this week I look forward to (NOT!) having to put away my turtlenecks and heavy-weight jeans and get out my summer clothes.

I hope you all have a great week!

© 2016 by Mary Daniels Brown