The coolest toys don’t have to be bought; they can be built. In fact, sometimes the only way they’ll ever exist is if you make them yourself.
~ Adam Savage
It’s time to answer a few questions posed by Cee in this week’s Share Your World. First up:
If you had a choice to live anywhere would be your preference salt water beaches, forest, fresh water lakes, hot tub, ski resort or desert?
This is not an easy question to answer. I love the forest, the mountains, fresh water lakes, and salt water beaches. Snow, as we all know, is also something I love so a ski resort (with a hot tub) would be wonderful, too. The only one I can rule out is the desert. I’ve been to the desert once. It was beautiful. I would love to visit the desert — any desert — again someday, but at this stage in life, I couldn’t live there because of the heat.
M and I often talk about not settling down in one spot when he retires. Instead, we’ll go somewhere we’ve always wanted to visit and stay a while, moving on when we’re ready to explore another new place. That way we can live near the ocean or in the mountains or near a lake or forest.
What was your favorite toy as a child . . . and now?
Would you believe that one of my favorite toys as a child was a camera? Surprise, right? It’s still my favorite toy.
Other toys I enjoyed were toys that allowed you to build things. I still love, love, love to play with Legos and blocks. I was never one to play with dolls, and have had to learn about dolls and princesses now that I have granddaughters who play with dolls and are, as far as I’m concerned, royalty.
Which do you prefer sweet, salty or both at the same time?
Oh, both! I made a spinach salad the other day that was all of these things and more. It had the umami flavor of the spinach, tartness from mandarin oranges (fresh, not canned), dried cranberries, and dried tart cherries, sweetness from dried blueberries and balsamic vinegar, saltiness from roasted, salted sunflower seeds, and richness from a buttery olive oil. The only thing it lacked was heat. I may add a hot cherry pepper or two next time, just for some spiciness.
Would you prefer snowy winters, or not, and why?
I am on the fence with this one, too. I adore snow. I love to play in the snow. However, I do not like snow or ice here on the Eastern Shore. They don’t know how to deal with it, and I’m not sure they have the means to deal with it. Northeastern Ohio, on the other hand, knows what to do with snow. The roads are usually pretty well salted and plowed. Before, after, and during, the salt trucks and plows are out and about.
But if M and I don’t have to be anywhere, a snowy winter is wonderful. It beats a rainy winter, hands down.
That’s it for this week’s edition of Cee’s Share Your World. Thank you, Cee. And thank you all for stopping by today. I hope your Tuesday has been a good one. We’re having a rather gray day here on the Eastern Shore with the temperature hovering just below 40°F. The cool temperature is the reason I was surprised to see my first snake of the season. It think it was an Eastern Ratsnake. He was quite sluggish (due to the cold), and if he doesn’t go back into hiding, he may end up being a tasty snack for a hawk or an eagle.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂