Cee Neuner hosts lots of challenges on her blog. I especially like her Share Your World Challenge, and participate whenever the questions speak to me. Here are my responses to this week’s queries:

When writing by hand do you prefer to use a pencil or pen? 

I love writing with a pen that flows well, and that would be my first choice. However, I grab a pencil if I think I might be making changes. And if it’s a work-in-progress, like a book or a blog post, all bets are off–edits are so much easier on computer.

What’s your choice: jigsaw, word, maze or numeric puzzles?

I do the sudoku in the newspaper every morning. They get progressively harder during the week (easiest on Monday, most difficult on Sunday). Many weeks I can’t complete any puzzle after Wednesday. Occasionally I’ll get through a whole week of puzzles, only to get stumped again on Thursday.

Do you prefer long hair or short hair for yourself? 

I kind of like it long. My hair is very straight; I’d just as soon not fuss with it. Lately, my hair has been breaking and I’ve been thinking about going shorter. But my hair was long and straight when I met my husband forty-four years ago, and he definitely prefers it long.

List five some of your favorite blogs.

  1. Author Linda McQuinn Carlblom’s Parenting With a Smile.
  2. My OBT, short for My One Beautiful Thing, posted daily.
  3. Treadlemusic, mostly about free-motion quilting.
  4. Cee’s Photography, of course.
  5. Author K.M. Weiland’ Helping Writers Become Authors.
  6. Doing Life Together, put out by my critique group, Tuesday’s Children. (Sorry, just had to add one more.)

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

Friday marked the end of an era for us. My husband traded in his 1979 MG Midget for a new  Nissan Sentra.midget

When Greg bought it ten years ago, the Midget was his dream car. However, old cars are labor intensive, and we decided not to continually put money into a car that can’t be counted on to start. I am grateful he now has a vehicle that is reliable, and he won’t have to borrow my car on a daily basis.

As for the coming week, I have a wonderful life, and I look forward to every day.

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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