Share Your World #50

Cee’s Share Your World this week:

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

Herbs: basil, scallion

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Oh, too many to narrow down to one.  I love to grow herbs with great scents like basil, rosemary, sage, thyme and to wander around the yard running my hands through and then sniffing the great smells on my fingers for the next couple of hours

It doesn’t actually evoke an old memory because, other than peppermint for iced tea, my family didn’t grow herbs nor did we generally use fresh ones in cooking.  It’s an acquired taste as I’ve grown and broadened my horizons and in recent years learned a lot more about cooking.  The cooking led me to planting herbs.

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

I have a cat.  At some point I’d also like to have a dog.

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

It’s varied in my life.  My Dad is the kind of guy who drives hostesses nuts by always arriving early, so that was my first habit because I grew up being early for everything.  Once I was out on my own I’d say I leaned more toward being on time — and cutting it pretty close.

When the chronic fatigue was really bad I was perpetually late — I just never knew how to account for how slowly I might be moving from one day to another.  My ideas about how long things took were based on experience moving at a more normal pace.  Sometimes I could do that and sometimes I just moved in slow motion through every step…  Since I’ve been doing better in recent years I’m generally more or less on time…

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

Many of those are my choice depending on what kind of recharging I need to do.  If I need to restore equilibrium, meditating would be likely.  If I need to perk up, yoga would be more like it.  If I need to smooth out my energy as well as perk up I might do Flying Crane Chi Gung. I also particularly love the restorative powers of a good nap!

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 grateful for a new cell phone with enough storage that hopefully it will be 2-3 years before I have to replace it just because of storage.  Since I rarely use a cell phone for calls — mostly use it for apps I need when I’m out and about and for camera — I’ve usually gotten low level (small storage) ones but I got tired of constantly having to replace because updates of crap I don’t need or want fill all the storage.  I’m looking forward to decorating the little tree we got and to revving up some Christmas spirit — in recent years I’ve had none and decided this year needs an infusion of holiday cheer.

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