Here are Di’s questions for the week.
1. Does the weather affect your mood?
Sometimes it does. A long spell of dull, rainy weather can get me down at times. Too wet to go anywhere, too dark to take photos in the house. Hot weather makes me a lot more irritable than that though. I always felt tired and cross during the long heatwaves we used get in Adelaide. It’s worse there now so I’m glad we moved. However, mostly I find the weather affects me in a positive way. A sunny day makes me feel happy but being at home and hearing the rain on the roof can be pleasant. I feel cosy inside and content to be where I am.
2. If a stranger smiles at you or says ‘good morning’ when they pass you in the street, do you return it?
Sometimes I’m taken by surprise and don’t react quickly enough but normally I would.
3. If you had a choice of just one of these things to eat, what would it be and why?
Chocolate, a sweet pastry, a plate of chips/fries (this is not a forever choice, just one instance).
I’m glad this is not a forever choice because I might choose any of these. Right now I know there is half a box of Cadbury’s Roses in the pantry so I’d favour chocolate.
4. If you could go back to when you were a specific age, what would that be? Why?
My thirties were a good decade. The year I was 33 we went on our big overseas trip. I was working for the railways in Adelaide which was the best job I ever had. I was over the worst of the shyness and lack of confidence of my teens and early twenties. Good times.
Naomi has just returned from a month long holiday cruising to Australia from Hawaii. She brought back with her the gift of Covid, which we think she got in Sydney not on the ship. I’m grateful that we’d both had the sense to get vaccinated and boosted because although we felt lousy for a day or two Covid was no worse than a bad cold for us. We’ve both tested negative now after a week so life can get back to normal.