Sharing My World

Sharing My World

Today I’m participating in Cee’s Share Your World challenge.

Would you rather live where it is always hot or always cold?

I live in the Arizona desert. By choice. Greg and I grew up in New Jersey, where we lived until 1988, when we decided to relocate. I do not miss snow, rain, or gray skies.


Do you prefer long hair or short hair for yourself? 

Long, though I’ve gone both ways.

What is your favorite month of the year?

When I was a kid, it was June, because that’s when it started to get nice and hot in New Jersey, and summer vacation began.

Now it’s April. That’s when Arizona is in full bloom. We often have our first 100 degree day in April.

What is the easiest way for your to learn something new?  By reading, by seeing and doing, in a classroom?

It depends what it is. I learned how to cook by reading cookbooks. I can follow clear directions.

Books 1

I read a lot. I read a lot about writing, but you learn to write by writing.

I have a Bachelors and a Masters degree in music education. Although the course work is essential, you learn how to teach by teaching.

I took a basic quilting course, and I read lots of books about quilting, but my work didn’t really take off until I joined a chapter of the Arizona Quilters Guild. I thought you had to be good to join a guild, but that’s not the case. The Guild provides educational experiences and shows, and members share what they know.

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

On Saturday, my former colleague, Barb, and I attended a Phoenix Symphony concert. We heard Tschaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy, Stravinsky’s Petrushka, and Sung Chang playing Lizst’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major. We sat in the front row, left of center, perfectly positioned to see his hands.

Tomorrow is the weekly meeting of Tuesday’s Children, my critique group. I always look forward to gathering with these lovely ladies, whom I’ve known for at least twenty years. I so appreciate their feedback on my work.

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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