Share Your World – 2016 Week 48

Almond Joy

Thanks to Cee for this week’s challenge, Share Your World – 2016 Week 48.


Do you prefer eating foods with nuts or no nuts?

I like a good nut in things like cookies and brownies. I even eat nuts by themselves sometimes, particularly almonds and macadamia nuts.

And I like Almond Joys, because sometimes I feel like a nut.

If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction?

I imagine a movie of my life would be a drama, or perhaps a melodrama. When I was a kid my mother used to tell me that I think too much. Sometimes too much thinking leads to overdramatization. I wouldn’t exactly call myself a drama queen, but I do like to try to look at things from more than one angle.

Who talks real sense to you?

My husband. He’s a scientist by training, so he helps me analyze and evaluate things instead of simply reacting emotionally.

Do you have a favorite board game?

As a child, I played Parcheesi with my grandmother. I loved the game, but I think what I loved more than the actual game was the fact that my grandmother played it with me.

When my daughter was young, my husband and I would play Sorry!, which is a modern adaptation of Parcheesi, with her. Again, I think that I liked the family time just as much as, if not more than, the game itself. We all enjoyed the opportunity to yell “Sorry!” as each other while sending the most advanced man back to the beginning.

As an adult I enjoyed Trivial Pursuit, which we played with friends. But it’s been many, many years since we’ve played that, or any other board game. I don’t think any games came with us in our most recent move.

Maybe we should see about starting a board game club here at our retirement community, since we don’t play bridge.

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

We were out of town for much of October. Yesterday was our monthly Lunch Bunch trip, and I was glad of the opportunity to reconnect with friends over a lovely lunch. I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of things in the upcoming weeks.

I hope everyone has a good week.


© 2016 by Mary Daniels Brown