Linking up with Sar for the 15 Day Challenge. Here goes!
[Day 1] List 15 fun facts about yourself I need coffee to function properly. Nothing fancy, though, I just need two cups a day of Starbucks Breakfast Blend from my drip coffeemaker. And the occasional latte!
 I love to read mystery and suspense novels. Current favorite authors include Elizabeth George, Lee Child and John Sanford.
 I'm not very tall. I used to be 5' 1 1/2" tall, but over time have shrunk to less than 5' 1''. Here's hoping that trend does NOT continue! I've always wanted to be a statuesque 5' 4".
 I love words! I love the origin of words, word usage, play on words, quotes, and puns. I am definitely not a good writer, but I enjoy good writing when I find it.
 I am a chocoholic. Dark chocolate is my favorite, but I really don't discriminate.
 Don't tell them, but my kids are the center of my universe. However, I don't think it's healthy for children to think that, so hopefully my kids are not aware of how important they are in my world. Then again, they are both adults now so I could probably let them in on my secret!
 I love music, and can be found singing along to songs in my car. I've always regretted not joining the choir in high school.
 I used to be a championship tennis player! Well, county champion, anyway. I won a couple of titles in my age division over the course of a few years before I turned 14 (and everyone got taller than me).
 I'm a cat person, not a dog person. Our family had one cat for 15 years, and when she left us we swore we would never have another. No surprise, we now have two cats and can't imagine life without them. What were we thinking?
 I enjoy camping. Well, maybe not the wet-tent-in-the-rain kind of camping! I do love traveling in our little motor home, visiting new places, and sitting around the campfire enjoying a nice glass of wine. But I do like sleeping in a warm, dry bed at night.
 I read two newspapers every day, front to back. I read our local paper, despite the poor editing and occasional lack of "real" news. I also read the Seattle Times for a more thorough look at what's happening in the world.
 I am obsessed with my iPhone. When I worked for the government (32 years!), we were not allowed to bring a camera to work, even on a phone. Consequently, I suffered for many years with a very basic cell phone, i.e., no internet, no camera, no apps. I bought my iPhone almost immediately after I retired and can't imagine life without it! Current favorite app is On The Fly, a travel app for finding cheap flights. Check it out!
 I love to make chocolate chip cookies, but more for the dough than for the cookies!
 I need to be surrounded by greenery. I have 20 or so house plants, but definitely nothing exotic or hard to care for. I'm not that big on gardening, but I like potted plants outside, too. I have quite a few perennials in pots, and plant some annuals each year. I scatter the pots across my deck and around my patio.
 I have always lived within fifteen miles of the place I was born. That's a little depressing, isn't it? Maybe it's time to change that.
Looking forward to reading your fun facts, too. Feel free to link up with Sar and participate!