Monday, January 4, 2016

Share Your World - 2016 Week 1

These questions required some deep thinking in order to respond and link my post to Cee's Share Your World- 2016 Week 1 blog.  You'll see what I mean as you read my responses to the four questions posed by Cee this week.  I think it is really going to be interesting to see the answers give by other participants for these.  My answers are in bold print.

1.  As a child, who was your favorite relative?   Without knowing if child means below the age of puberty, or if a child means before the legal age of majority,  I guess my favorite would be my paternal grandmother, because she is the first relative other than my parents I remember knowing.  She took care of me sometimes too.  What I enjoyed about her was her laughter, even giggling.  She was in her late 60's when I was about three, and old enough to have some early memories of her.  As I sit here considering my interactions with her, I muse as memories float through my mind, more than should be shared here for the short answers we are meant to write.
This is a photo of my maternal grandmother when she was very young.

2.  If you could be a tree or plant what would you be?  There is a plant that I really like, but apparently so do the deer.  We planted a daphne odora when we moved here, but the deer nibbled it to almost nothing.  The very sweet smell is delightful.  I think I would like to be planted by someone's entry to greet those who come and go.

3.  What would be your preference, awake before dawn or awake before noon?  Most of my life I have been an early riser, but as I get older there are days I occasionally sleep longer and wake up about mid morning.  Now I must set an alarm to make sure I wake up on time, if I have an early morning appointment.  Trusting my inner clock to awaken me first thing in the morning doesn't work anymore.   I still prefer having my mornings to accomplish things.  Please, no noon awakenings for me. 

4.  Would you like to sleep in a human size nest in a tree or be snuggled in a burrowed spot underground?   Being in a human size nest in a tree where I could be sheltered from the heat in the summer and perhaps feel a breeze sounds inviting, but only if the nest wasn't too high from the ground.  I also wouldn't want to be in such a nest in the winter.  If it was winter, perhaps snuggling in a burrowed spot underground might be better, so long as the spot was relatively protected and there was lots of insulation for me.   I probably would just need to hibernate, as getting down to the ground and getting into the burrowed spot would be a trick in itself.  For that matter if I needed to climb a tree to get in the human size nest, that definitely would be a problem too.  Maybe I'll just continue to sleep where I do.

Too high and too precarious

Too hard for me to get into

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?  Please see my newest post of Ten Things of Thankful I wrote this weekend.  It lists things for which I was grateful last week.  This week I look forward to another short two-three hour road trip with my husband, going to the temple with a couple of friends, and visiting my Mom to celebrate her 99th birthday!



  1. Oh I'm thinking nest or hibernate in the ground or a cave all has easy access to get in and out. :D Thanks Pat for sharing.

    1. That is very good to know. I really do need the easy access.

  2. Nice answers to very unusual questions. I need to look into this weekly challenge, it could be fun.

    1. Thank you. Hope to see you on this blog hop.