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A glimpse inside my illusion: week 12…

These are my answers to this week’s Share Your World questions.

What is your most favorite smell/scent?

I don’t know that I can pick just one smell or scent. I love the smell of vanilla, chocolate, pumpkin, coconut, pear, peach, or a sweet apple scent.


How do you write: computer, longhand or other?

I usually write via my computer or smartphone.

Your favorite blog post that you have written? (add link)

I’m not sure what my favorite blog post that I’ve written would be. If I went by the blog post that always gets the most views it would be Removing toxic people from your life, even if they’re family. That post is the most popular post on my blog based on views. (Almost 10,000 views on that post alone since it was written over a year ago.) The most common search terms that bring people to my blog are ones looking for ways to deal with toxic family members. I know that at least some of the people who find that blog post do actually stick around to read it, because they leave their stories of dealing with toxic people in the comments on that and other posts dealing with that subject. When I wrote that post I braced myself for hateful comments about what a horrible person I am, so the number of people who have decided to share their stories or ask for advice in dealing with similar situations  is real surprise to me. But while I am proud of this post and the good that it’s done for myself and others, I’m not sure that it’s actually my favorite post.

My favorite post might be one entitled Let me tell you a little bit about myself. Or maybe one where I where I tell everyone why This is NOT a weight loss blog. Or possibly the one where I talk about my experiences with Thunderstorms. (That last one really stands out to me because of the way that my ex ridiculed it and doubted that I really had the experiences that I talk about. The positive feedback that I got after posting it to my blog really meant a lot to me.)

What’s one of your favorite books from childhood?

I can’t pick just one, but these are some of them.

Favorite Childhood Books

The Secret Garden book is a pop-up book. If I absolutely had to pick one of these it would probably be that one because it’s the one I originally went downstairs to find to take a picture of. When I saw these others though, I had to include them as well. And yes, all of these (except for the Frederick book) are the original ones from my childhood. 🙂

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

I’m grateful for discovering that we can use the walking trail behind our apartment complex to get to a Walmart. And for having a few extra bucks this weekend and being able to walk to that Walmart and pick up these.

New Nail Polish 3-23-2014 Pure Ice 'Wide Awake' 3-23-2014

They are (from left to right) NYC #140 “Empire State Blue”, Pure Ice #1012 “Wide Awake”, Pure Ice #540 “So Into”, Pure Ice #1082 “Be My Cover”, and Sally Hansen Hard as Nails #700 “Rock Star”. I’m wearing “Wide Awake” in that picture.

I’m looking forward to my husband having the day off on Friday this week. Hopefully the sore throat and general cruddy feeling that I’ve got right now is just allergies and I’ll be feeling better by then…


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