Share Your World – 2016 Week 50

lilac bloom

Thanks to Cee for this week’s challenge, Share Your World – 2016 Week 50.


What is your favorite smell? What memory does it remind you of?

I have always loved the smell of lilacs. Since they bloom in late spring, they are among the flowers that herald the coming of summer. When I wanted lilacs in my wedding bouquet for my June 5th wedding, my mother cut some of the last fresh blooms and kept them in her refrigerator for about a week so they’d last just that bit longer. I think I also like them because my grandmother had lilac bushes, and during much of my life I had a lilac bush that was started with a rooting from her bush.

What type of pet do you have or want to have?

I have always been a cat person: all my pets have been cats. But right now I don’t want to have any pet. We are trying to do some major traveling during our early retirement, and a pet would seriously complicate that aim. So, at least for now, we are petless by choice.

Are you usually late, early, or right on time?

I am so afraid of being late that I end up being early (sometimes even ridiculously early) for everything. That’s why I almost always have a magazine or book with me, so I can read, especially if I’m so early that I have to go somewhere or sit in the car for a while.

For recharging, would you rather meditate, swim, walk, listen to music, write, read, yoga, qigong other?

For clearing my head, walking is my best activity. Writing helps me to figure out and understand what I think or feel about something, but that’s such an active undertaking that I don’t think of it as “recharging.” The same is true of reading for me. It’s such a participatory activity that I don’t think of it as “recharging,” although I admit that it often does teach me something new.

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

I’m looking forward to next weekend’s Christmas Eve celebration with my husband and daughter.

Have a good week, everyone.

© 2016 by Mary Daniels Brown