When you’re alone at home, do you wear shoes, socks, slippers, or go barefoot?

I usually don my moccasin slippers if my feet are the least bit cold, but other than that, I prefer au natural!

What was your favorite food when you were a child?

tuna noodle casserole, easy dinnersI remember loving my mom’s tuna noodle casserole as a kid.  An odd choice, considering one of approximately four of its ingredients is mushrooms, a fungus I abhor to this day.  Granted, they’re merely mushroom morsels spread widely throughout Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup, but I was (am) unwavering in my stance, so they would not do.  I would banish precisely every sliver to the outer edges of my plate, and then promptly inhale the rest of the dish….

Are you a listener or talker?

It depends on who I am having a conversation with.  In general, I am more of a listener because I don’t like the pressure of the spotlight.  But if I’m with people I am comfortable with, in a more intimate setting, or stumble upon a very enticing topic or tangent, I may not be able to stop my jabbering (and neither will you)!game of thrones, HBO

Favorite thing to (pick one):  Photograph?  Write? Or Cook?

Definitely write.  I like taking pictures in nature, but I don’t think it can even pass as amateur photography when you heavily rely on #hashtags and filters.  I love sharing poetry, and keep a hand-written journal, but that’s mainly to keep secrets from my computer…creed thoughts, the office, tv show

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Over the weekend, I got back to nature by visiting a friend’s cabin nearby.  I was grateful for the company, a perfectly sunny afternoon, the chance to tire out Basel with the help of five neighbor pups, and a brisk evening that made sitting by the bonfire that much more enjoyable. Consequently, I’m also thankful Basel sits relatively still for baths.  He needed a thorough scrub down after his adventures!

camping, woods, forest, blue sky