I’m participating in Cee’s Share Your World Challenge today.

What is your favorite go to beverage?  Water, coffee, tea, coke, soda (non-alcoholic)

I live in the desert of Arizona, so I drink a lot of water. If I’m out and about, I usually bring some with me.


That said, I must have a cup of coffee at breakfast. I try very hard to limit it to one, but on critique group days, all bests are off. My current favorite is Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf’s 10% Kona Blend.


I also must have a Diet Coke Lime with lunch. Again, only one, or I’ll be bouncing off walls until the wee hours. No caffeine past noon. Alright, 1:00 pm, but that’s it.

I like tea and diet soda, and I’ll treat myself to non-caffeine ones at any time. Favorite sodas are Fresca, Sierra Mist, and ginger ale. I’ll often brew a cup of camomile tea if I’m reading before bed.

Can you change a car tire?

Yes, but I don’t want to. I have AAA now for that.

But in the olden days, when we were raising five kids on Greg’s teaching salary, there was no money for luxuries like AAA. One day, as I was driving the kids to school, Erin said, “Mom, I just heard the tire pop.” I assured her it didn’t, but she was right. I couldn’t drive home. I parked the car at the school, walked home with baby Kate (luckily, I always kept a stroller in the car), and walked back with her to pick the kids up after school.

When my oldest daughter came home from middle school, I put her in charge of her siblings and walked back to start the tire change. I told her to send her dad when he got home.

I could have just let Greg deal with it, but I knew how exhausted he’d be after a day of teaching. So, I pulled out the manual and started the process step by step.

By the time Greg got there, I’d jacked up the car, undone the lug nuts, removed the tire, and retrieved the donut from the back of the mini-van. He finished the job in no time, but I could have done it if I’d had to.

Are you a listener or talker?

Both. Sometimes people ask me to shut up, because I can dominate the conversation. But I enjoy listening to someone who has something to say. I appreciate verbal exchange with someone who can hold up his end of the conversation.

talking on cell phone

Would you rather have no internet or no cell phone?

No cell phone. I don’t have a smart phone, just the bare bones variety mobile phone, and honestly, if I had to rely on my land line, it would be fine with me. But no internet–that would be like no air.

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

We just celebrated my youngest child’s twenty-seventh birthday, and I am so grateful to see the competent young woman she has become.

I look forward to every day. Life is good.

4 responses »

  1. It’s so fun to learn new things about someone I’ve known for over 20 years. Thanks for sharing all this fun info about yourself. I think I’ll follow suit on my blog. 🙂

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