Cee Neuner asks very good questions on her Share Your World Challenge. I thought I would answer for the first time.
Which tastes better: black or green olives?
I love black olives, especially on pizzas. When I make recipes with them, I eat so many that I need another can. Green olives remind me of martinis, which I don’t drink, but I like them, if they are the only olives available.
What’s your favorite room in your house?
I love my bedroom, mostly because it is my sanctuary where my books are. I refuse to have a television in there, so it is really a place to rest and renew my mind, soul, and body. I love my bed. I lay on it and read, write posts, and overall just enjoy myself. It’s where Douglas and I have good conversations at the end of the day. Yes, I also sleep there.
What fictional family would you be a member of?
I would have liked to be the sister to Christopher Robin, sharing in his adventures with Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Kanga, Roo, Piglet, Rabbit, Eeyore, and Owl. What fun we would have had running and chasing each other, playing hide and seek, in the 100 Acres Woods with our beloved animals. My favorite would have been that “silly old bear.” When I retired from BellSouth, my best friend at work gave me a big Winnie the Pooh bear, for I had talked about how much I would have loved having one as a poor child, as he would have been a great friend for a love-starved child. She gave it to me in 1997, and Pooh is still in my bedroom, twenty-one years later.
What did you appreciate or what made you smile this week?
I went to eat with my two best friends from California, while visiting family. Gloria and I ate at Panera Bread, our favorite place for long, lazy lunches, and of course, pastries. We talked for nearly three hours! Then the next day, Saturday, I had a three-hour lunch with my friend Hsin-I (pronounced as Shen Yee) at the Elephant Bar, a place we loved going when I lived in California. Seeing my two friends whom I love so dearly and miss so much was so wonderful! I smiled the whole time. I hated to end the lunches, for you never know when will be the last time you see someone.