Crossword-a-Day ~ Beneficial

Recently I joined a group for people who’ve found themselves in
the same predicament as I.
The group consists of mostly women and ‘yes’ there are a few
men, although in the minority at present.
One of the ladies, a retired registered nurse, has shared a few
excellent articles.
I enjoyed the read about the benefits of doing a crossword
puzzle per day versus utilizing those brain games on the PCs
or cellphones.
For fun and to see if what the article stated about when we
are unable to find the correct word from the clues, it’s possible
due to the subconscious working in the background while we’re
busy throughout the day, that upon return a few hours later or
next day the answers will come rather easy to us.
I chose a medium level book and this morn with breakfast I
started my first puzzle. Sad to admit I was unable to finish it.
Now usually I’d check the answer pages and place a few words
within to finish solving it; however, this morn I placed the
book down and intend to return tomorrow to see if time away
allows me to remember.
One more area of interest in regard to this 120-day process
is my beginning with puzzle #1 determined to follow thru
solving puzzles in consecutive numerical order.
I’m not allowing myself to partake in past pick and choose
behavior.
Self-discipline and organization both are on the agenda with
good reason.
Exercises to help improve one’s memory sounds 100 percent
beneficial to me.

Truthful Tuesday Nov. 8th

Questions and Answers

1. Do you prefer coffee or tea?
My preference is tea.

2. Considering your choice, do you prefer it hot or cold?
I like my tea hot in the morning with breakfast.
Iced tea is my choice for lunch or any time thereafter.

3. How do you take it (cream, sugar, honey, black, etc)?
I place two tea bags in an oversized mug then add enough milk to make it
on the light side.
No sugar
With a tall glass of iced tea, I like some raspberry flavoring or sliced lemon.
No sugar

4. What is your earliest memory of drinking coffee?
I started drinking coffee at age eighteen when waiting at the downtown
bus terminal for the arrival of my second bus to my first full-time job.
Morning commute was comprised of two buses with a stopover.

5. What is your earliest memory of drinking tea?
I’m not exactly certain; however, I think it may have been during the period I
was diagnosed with a duodenal ulcer.

Bonus question:
Do you prefer a single question or a variety on a theme or a mixture of both for the
‘Truthful Tuesday Prompt’?
Me, I like a variety and a mixture is fine since the bonus question a participant always
had the option to answer or disregard altogether.

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2022/11/08/truthful-tuesday-8th-november/