This is Share Your World, a blogging event hosted by Cee’s Photography. Thanks to Cee for all the effort she puts in to coming up with fun new questions every week. Here’s week 2!
Are you a hugger or a non-hugger?
I LOVE hugs! I need several everyday. I guess that makes me a hugger? I don’t hug just anyone though. Most hugs are for/from Hubby, my parents or Ewok. Sometimes Ewok doesn’t want to hug me, I take them anyway, hehe. I guess thats one of the disadvantages of being so little. I usually hug friends and relatives on hellos and good-byes. That’s it for the real hugs. In Montreal, the traditional greeting is the double cheek kiss….or triple if you are from the Russian community. That sort of involves a hug, so I participate in that with people that I am less friendly with. They have to initiate it though.
Above is Ewok with the annoyed face she gives me when I hug her without permission. In this pic, she was annoyed because we put on her Santa hat. Poor baby, haha!
What’s your favorite ice-cream flavor?
That’s hard. It depends who made it I think. Lately, if I buy from the grocery store, it has been Chapman’s nanaimo bar frozen yogurt. It is relatively cheap and not too bad (for a frozen dessert) in terms of nutrition. If we’re talking Ben and Jerry’s then it’s Half-baked. That way I don’t have to choose between brownie chunks and cookie dough bits, it has both. There’s a new flavour, Peanut Butter Half-baked. That sounds even better! I’ll have to see if I can find that one here. The Haagen daz favourite is coffee, hands down! Baskin Robbins had a Birthday Cake flavour once. I loved it, but I haven’t seen it again. It was cake batter ice cream with cake bits, chocolate fudge, sprinkles and frosting swirled throughout. We also have an independent ice cream guy down the street. He makes his own flavours. He makes the best red velvet I’ve had yet!
Do you prefer exercising your mind or your body? How frequently do you do either?
At the moment, I’m fed up with both. I just don’t have enough energy. I guess I prefer exercising my mind. I don’t handle being bored well. I need to be learning, I need to be challenged. I exercise my mind every day whether it be through research, reading, creative arts or crosswords and logic puzzles. I used to enjoy exercise so much, I don’t know what happened, but I started hating it a couple years ago. Now, I’m exercising a couple times a week. Usually walking or using an elliptical. I got a mini stepper for Christmas. I’m hoping being able to exercise while watching TV will encourage me!
Are you more of a dog person or a cat person? Why?
I am a cat person. My family got two cats just before I moved out. They still live with my folks. Maggie-Mae (above) is a really pretty girl. Her sister, Ruby-Tuesday refused to sit still long enough for a photo. Then, there’s Ewok, you all know her. Cats are adorable, especially my Ewok! No, I’m not being biased at all!
It’s not that I am not a dog person. I just don’t have much experience with dogs. I didn’t have pets growing up, but some of my friends and my aunt had cats. I didn’t know anyone who had a dog until I moved to Montreal when I was in university. My cousin had a huge golden retriever (Teddy Bear). I babysat for Teddy and her kids all the time. Teddy was a good dog, but he didn’t get along with other dogs, so I couldn’t handle him on a walk. He was also a little bit greasy, not so great for cuddles. My aunt (the one with cats) recently got a dog who is pretty sweet. Maybe I’ll start being a dog person too. Meet Kai!
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Last Week: I got another week away from work. Psyc wasn’t back from his vacation yet, so I couldn’t get my work schedule approved like my supervisor wanted. I’ll see him this week. The thought of work is creating a huge knot in my stomach, so I was grateful for the extra time.
This Week: I’m looking forward to starting all the art journal challenge I signed up for. Maybe three was too many. I hope I’ll find time. This isn’t school though. It’s fun, I’m not being graded.