I missed doing this last week, well, I missed doing a lot of things last week. But I’m back. So here are my answers for Cee’s Share Your World for week #17.

What is your most favorite smell/scent?

Lilacs, no doubt about it. We have a row of them growing along the entire length of the back yard. Mom planted them the first summer we were here, so that would have been in 1980. This is my favorite time of year because you just have to walk out there and inhale.

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close up of one of the bushes right after a rain on 4/18



Do you prefer long hair or short hair for yourself?ย 

I’ve had both and I actually seem to go in cycles with it. I like my hair really short or reasonably long. It’s that in-between shit that annoys me. The length my hair is now is really pretty nice because it’s still easy to take care of (what I love about short hair) but still long enough to afford a variety of style options.

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this is about where I like it best – not too long and not too short


Do you plan out things usually or do you do them more spontaneous (for example if you are visiting a big city you donโ€™t know?)

I am SO a planner. I don’t need to have every single detail planned down to the minute, but I like to have a reasonable idea of what I’m doing and where I’m going. And I find that having a plan usually makes it easier for me to be spontaneous, which likely makes no sense to anyone but me.

What is your favorite outdoor activity?

This year I am getting into gardening. I’ve made a few decisions about what to plant and where and I’ve been helping Mom take care of the plants. I’m really enjoying it. There’s just something very rewarding about seeing something you’ve nurtured grow and flourish.

small piece of the big flower bed in the backyard

small piece of the big flower bed in the backyard


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

I am extremely grateful that Mom and I were able to take our bus trip to Pella. I hadn’t realized just how much I needed a little time away. And because we were out of town there was no way for anyone to fuck up our fun.

This week I am looking forward to continued productivity. I woke up extra early today and have already been kicking ass and taking names. I’m going to try to keep that rolling.

Mom and I in Pella

Mom and I in Pella