Share Your World – 3/5/18

Here are my answers to the latest Share Your World: 

What did you or did not like about the first place you lived without your parents?

I think I liked the freedom to do what I wanted, to leave my dishes in the sink, to clean or not clean.

What is your most favorite smell/scent?

I can’t pick a favorite, so here’s my list:

  • fresh brewed coffee
  • chocolate
  • fresh baked bread
  • the smell of a baby’s head
  • vanilla anything
  • daphne
  • apple blossoms
  • blackberries
  • rivers
  • the beach
  • lemons, limes, and oranges
  • ripe quince
  • the first rain after a long dry spell

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Would you prefer snowy winters, or not, and why?

After a drive up into the snowy mountains, I’m waxing nostalgic for a snowy winter. One winter snowstorm brought drifts of snow piled against my childhood home. I remember long, playful walks, tall snow boots carving paths through a surreal landscape with the dog hopping through drifts beside us. I miss the muffled, blanketed silence of a snow covered landscape, and the crisp, cold freshness of the air. I long to walk with the soft crunch of snow underfoot on a soft, moonlit night.

Do I prefer snowy winters? You bet.

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What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

I appreciated the sun coming out for my 10K last Saturday. I had to run on my own after my sister was called out of town for a family emergency, and I hadn’t trained quite as much as I was hoping to, so a rainy day would have soured the experience. It was a hard run, but the beautiful day made it totally worth it.


As always, thanks to Cee for the chance to share our worlds. Have a great week!

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