What’s a relationship deal breaker for you?
Somebody trying to control me, especially now I’m older. I’m not prepared to be told what I should like or dislike, what I should wear or how I should act. Another deal breaker would be not accepting my pets.
Do you believe in extra-terrestrials?
Yes, I think that we would be very arrogant to think we were the only intelligent beings in the universe, especially given that we’re a pretty dumb lot anyway. Of course I don’t think that all aliens would look like us physically or even that they think the same way. Different planets would have different requirements for survival and life could evolve in many different ways.
In the morning, do you hit the snooze button on your alarm (sometimes repeatedly) or do you leap out of bed, ready to face the day?
I am in the fortunate position of not having to even set an alarm very often. I don’t leap out of bed, leaping gets harder when you wake up a bit stiff in the mornings. If I wake up earlier than I feel I need to get up I do enjoy laying in bed listening to the radio for a while or reading.
If you came back in the next life as an animal, which animal would you choose to be? (and even if you don’t believe in that, let’s suspend belief for a moment just to have a little fun)
I don’t think that I would like to come back as any animal given that they have little control over their lives and are likely to be abandoned, abused or eaten. However, just for fun, I’d say a cat. Pet cats have it pretty good. They have their human staff to take care of their needs and are not expected to perform tricks or in any way earn their keep. They can ignore us and we are grateful for a crumb of attention from them.
GRATITUDE (Participation is always optional)
What do you plan to work on this year to make it better than last year (personal goals, physically or mentally, or all three)?
I want to get my dolls all out on display again. I want to plant some flowers that I chose in the garden. I want to take more photos more often and if it is possible to manage a few outings on my own like I used to.