*answering the fun questions provided each week by the fabulous Cee – check out her blog so you can play along, too!*
What is your favorite time of day?
Hmmm….I really like the morning when everything is still and quiet in the house. But I also really like the evenings when the house smells yummy of dinner and there’s music and babble and chaos. Oh, and I love night, too when it’s time to snuggle up with a dog and some yarn and a TV show and then the oh-so-delicious bedtime with the comfy jammies and down comforter. Of course, the afternoons are also lovely with their sparkly sunshine and science experiments and school swirliness. I guess my favorite time of day is the time that I’m awake. (Though I really like sleeping, too.) :D
What’s your favorite charitable cause and why?
This is probably going to be shocking for my readers, but I’m a big supporter of all causes educational. Things like the Literacy Council and Donors Choose and programs for students from low-income families get my love and support every time. Very few things are as life changing and door opening as a good education, and I want to see every single person have the opportunity to learn as much as possible in the most accessible and fun way possible.
How do you like to spend a rainy day?
Why, dancing in it, of course. ;) Rainy days in Summer are for running and yelling and splashing and laughing. (As long as there’s no lightning…there’s no need to be foolish about things.) Rainy days in Winter are for snuggling down with warm sweaters, a mug of coffee, and a fun knitting project. Oh, those days are also great for going out to little restaurants with warm smells and condensation all over their windows and drippy umbrella at the door. I love rainy days. :D
When writing by hand do you prefer to use a pencil or pen?
It changes with my mood and my task. When doing math or lesson plans or recording grades, I prefer a pencil. When writing a letter or postcard or grocery list, I prefer a pen. When writing for the fun of it, it’s a whim thing. I am very particular about which pen or pencil I use though.
Yep, the pen has to be Dr. Grip (black ink, medium point) and the pencil has to be a Papermate Clear Point (7 mm).
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
From last week, I’m grateful for the lovely amount of time John and I spent goofing around. I’m also really grateful for all of the yummy recipes available on Pinterest…we’ve tried several delicious new things this week. And while I’m thinking of food, I’m really, really grateful that we’re able to keep our cabinets stocked with yummy nutrition. Living in a part of the world that has such a variety of foods readily available on grocery store shelves (and having enough money to purchase said food) is truly something to appreciate.
In the week coming up, I’m looking forward to seeing Grace in her Halloween costume. I’m also looking forward to some more super-fun science activities for school. Oh, and I’m going to make apple cinnamon bread with honey butter tomorrow….yum! And I’m looking forward to the temperature falling back down to chilly. (These 80+ degree days in late October are just a wee bit silly, I think.)
Now, I do so hope that you’ll share part of your world with the rest of us. :D