Share Your World – Week #39

Which way does the toilet paper roll go? Over or under?  There is a constant battle in my home of the over/under.  I am an over and my spouse prefers the under.

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?  No! No! No!  I cannot choose between my colors!  What day is it?  I love them all!!!  Look at the banner photo, does that look like someone who can choose just one?

You are comfortable doing nothing? For long stretches of time?  This would have to be a No.  Nothing on the back porch means watching the birds and deer, but usually I am knitting or playing a game on my iPhone.  Most of the time I am doing two things at a time.  I can sit still and be comfortable, but I prefer not to.

Rather: Would you accept $5,000 to shave your head or die it bright lime green and continue your normal activities while not explaining the reason for your haircut or color?  I would shave my head for nothing in solidarity for a friend.  I would die my hair green (gulp) for nothing in support of a friend.  I would not do either one for money.

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?  I am grateful for old friends and new who are there for me when needed.

I am looking forward to seeing family this weekend and fun times with the grandkids,

Share Your World – Week #36

Always love these questions!

If you were a pen, what type, style and color would you be? A medium tip Sharpie in a deep purple.  

How many languages do you you speak?  Really just one.  I can speak un poco Español.  I am ashamed of this fact.

Are you a listener or talker?  I can be both, but I tend toward listening.

Rather Have: Which would you rather have, 2 million dollars or true love?  I know I am supposed to answer true love.  I would rather be loved than have 2 million dollars.  True love?  Eh.  I prefer the love of my family and my husband.  Is it True?  Who knows.  It is warm, it is forgiving, it is filled with laughter and hugs.  That is the love that is worth more than 2 million dollars.

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?  I am always grateful for the love and presence of my family.  I was especially grateful for the visit of my two grandsons.  I felt so blessed to have that special time with them.  I look forward to more family time with all of my kids and grandkids.

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Share Your World – Week #34

Strangely enough, no photos or quotes today.

Was school easy or difficult for you? How so?  I loved school and it was relatively easy for me.  Even though I loved school I coasted and always regretted that I didn’t take it a little more seriously. That said, I consider myself a life long learner and am still learning and growing.

What is your favorite animal?  While I don’t currently have any pets and am not a fan of having one, I do appreciate and admire animals.  Strangely enough Rhinos and Hippos are two of my favorites.  Rhinos actually have more personality than people would think and Hippos, especially underwater, are so interesting to watch.

If you had to have your vision corrected would you rather: glasses or contacts?  My eyes are dry and itchy and I have a thing about putting something in my eye, so glasses, which I have, are the only choice.

List: Name at least five television shows (past or present) you enjoyed?  Ally McBeal, Boston Legal, Big Bang, The Mentalist, Blacklist, Cheers, M.A.S.H., The Carol Burnette Show, Everybody Loves Raymond,

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?  I am grateful always for my great friends, family and life.  I am grateful for safe travels and closure.  I am looking forward to moving forward in my pursuit of my next employment.  Can’t wait to see what develops.

Share Your World – Week #32

I have to say, I love the questions this week.  Thank you, Cee!

  • Are you a collector of anything?  While one could say I am a collector of fabric and yarn, I consider that stash.  I could part with them and it would cause me no pain… I would, however, have to go out and get more so I could continue knitting and quilting.  The truth is, I am a collector of memories.  Whether through photos, or just in my mind.  I am very good at pulling up tidbits of moments in the past.  My  grandchildren like it.  They like to hear about those moments when their fathers were young and, of course, made mistakes.  I have had school friends that wonder how I remember all of the moments.  I thought everyone did.  It is a gift this ability to collect and share memories.

“Memories, even your most precious ones, fade surprisingly quickly. But I don’t go along with that. The memories I value most, I don’t ever see them fading.”
― Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go

  • What is your biggest fear or phobia?  While I am not overly fond of spiders or snakes or the necessary “icky” inhabitants of our world, it is definitely not a phobia.  I’m not sure I have one… at least nothing pops immediately to mind and I would think a phobia would.  I long feared losing a child.  I would watch the path of a plane on the computer until I knew it landed safely.  I worried when they were young that something might happen that I could not control and they might be hurt.

“Lucy: Do you think you have Pantophobia, Charlie Brown?
Charlie: I don’t know, what is pantophobia?
Lucy: The fear of Everything.
Charlie: THAT’S IT!!!”
― Charles M. Schulz

  • Do you prefer reading coffee table books, biographies, fiction, non-fiction, educational?  I would have to say yes to all of them.  I read almost anything.  I usually have two to three books going at a time.
  • Complete this sentence:  If I Must Be Reincarnated In the Next Life I want to Be…   This is so easy… a Weatherwoman.  No pressure.  You can be right and you are a hero or you can be wrong and it’s not your fault… nobody has any expectations of you being right.
    Oh, I need to be serious?  Well, in all seriousness I have faith that I will be put where I am needed to try and learn what I need to learn and to teach and share what is needed.  Life is an adventure and to live it fully we must accept gracefully what is given and work our way through it and enjoy the good moments and learn from and improve those not so great.
  • What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?  I am always grateful for my family and good friends and their continued good health.  I am grateful for meeting new friends.  I am grateful that my younger brother is in a good place being taken care of by people who care about him.
    I am looking forward to seeing some of my grandchildren this week and spending time with them.  I always look forward to the little surprises that pop up and make your day.  I hope that I can bring some joy or peace to someone I know or haven’t even met yet.

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Share Your World Week #31

This is the first time I have ever participated in Cee’s Photography – Share Your World.  I will list her questions and answer as I go.

  1. Would you rather take pictures or be in pictures?  That’s easy.  Take pictures.  Even from an early age I wanted to capture moments in time to remember or share with others.  If people would ask where I was, I would reply I am the one holding the camera.  Now it has grown to a huge distaste to be photographed.
  2. Where do you like to vacation?  This is a tough one.  With family situations as they are, most vacations anymore are with family.  But if I were free to choose it would be somewhere new.  I have been to Alaska (loved it) and Hawaii (loved it).  I only have four more states to hit.  I am not a fan of hot.  But the best answer is somewhere new.  I love to explore new places.
  3. If you had to describe your day as a traffic sign what would it be?  The first thing I notice is that the question says day, not life.  Each day might come with a different sign or even each stage of life.  At this moment I would have to say it would be Caution – Construction Ahead.  I am in a changing portion of my life and am not certain what will come next.  I still want to work, but the employment I want is not available and I may have to “Proceed with Caution” as I adjust my schedule and expectations.

Bonus Question:  What are you grateful for from last week and what are you looking forward to this week?

  • I am going to assume that last week is anytime before today.  I am extremely grateful for the time spent with my grandchildren who are located four hours away.  I don’t get to see them as often as the others.  It was wonderful.
  • This week I am looking forward to getting together with friends, old and new.  Friends are so important to keep your mind active and curious.

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