Share Your World – Sept 19

Di is our hostess for Share Your World while Melanie is getting her strength back. Her questions follow:

1.   Are you an early riser or late starter to the day? Whether I have slept at night or not, I am typically awake and ready to go by 6 AM. Annie gets fed as soon as I have done my morning routine, Then we go outside to play before I start my day.

2.  Do you adopt Breakfast like a king, Lunch like a prince and Dine like a Pauper No, that does not work for me. I rarely eat breakfast. I like to have my biggest meal at lunch because I am hungry and because I’d rather not eat a lot late in the day.

3.  Do you have a sweet or savory tooth? A sweet tooth to the Nth degree.

4.  Would you prefer a hot relaxing bath or a massage (remember, family friendly people!)? I’d love a good massage but that is too hard to find. When it is not scorching out outside I  adore taking a relaxing Epsom salt bath. 

My gratitude this week: I am grateful for spending time with my daughter and the Zs Saturday.

Share Your World – August 29

Thank you Di for keeping Melanie’s Share Your World afloat. I hope we see her soon. The questions are below. I encourage you to check out some of the other bloggers responses when you have the time.

1.  Which of the following could you do without? TV, Computer, Mobile Phone. If I had to, I could do without TV because I could watch programs on my computer. I typically have the TV on as background noise.

2.  Do you have a lot of old photographs in a box, or did you put them in albums? I have album after album with pictures in them. I also have photos from 2009 to 2015 in photo envelopes sorted to be scrapbooked. After that I only have digital ones that are in need of being printed. 

3.  What was the first thing you bought for yourself when you started work? clothes

4.  What is the biggest thing you have bought that did not require finance? I have purchased my last 5 cars with cash. The biggest purchase was my current car. I bought it on my 65th birthday. As soon as I buy a car, I start a fund for another one. That way, I don’t have to finance the purchase.


Share Your World – August 22

Di is pinch hitting for Melanie with questions for Share Your World.  Thanks Di. I hope Melanie is on the mend.
1.  Do you have family photographs on display in your main living room? I have family photos in the living room and the family room. I used to have them in the hallway upstairs, in the garage, and the bedroom too.   

2.  What was the best vehicle you owned? The vehicle I own now is the best I’ve ever owned. I can take all the grandkids at one time. (Even, my 6’3″ grandson.) 

3.  Did you pass your driving test first time? I passed the second time, not the first. A three point turn, did me in.

4.  Does loud music from a neighbor or passing cars annoy you? I can’t stand loud music from a neighboring car. I want to tell them to get better hearing aids.

Gratitude: What has made you smile over the last seven days? Doggie antics.
And doggie cartoons

Share Your World Twice

Di is filling in for Melanie’s Monday Share Your World prompt.

I’m sending Melanie lots of good healthy energy.

Last Week

  1.  When you’re on holiday, do you prefer self catering or a hotel/B&B? Back in the day, when I went on vacation, I never went anywhere that provided meals. If we stayed in a hotel, we went out to eat. We are both very picky eaters, so I can’t imagine eating food others pick out.
  2.  Do you have a favorite meal you cook for yourself or order when out? I could probably eat tacos every day. I don’t eat them out unless I know the place that is making them. Again, I am picky about my tacos. 
  3. In the current fuel crisis, have you made a conscious effort not to use the car unless absolutely necessary? I rarely go out unless I have physical therapy or a doc appointment. I do my best to go shopping after my appointment so I am not driving an more than necessary. I no loner take Annie for drives, just for the fun of it.
  4.  If you were to compare yourself to a plant, what would you be? I’d probably be a pomegranate fruit. Touch on the outside, but complicated and sweet on the inside.

This week’s Share Your World

1. Do you prefer to live in a single story property like a bungalow, a high rise apartment, or a house? I am living in a split level house right now. It was great while raising my kids. Now the stairs everywhere are quite difficult for me. I desperately want to move to a one story house. I need a yard for Annie, so no condo or apartment for me.
2. If you won a large amount of money on the lottery, would you want publicity or keep things quiet and low key? I would want to keep it very quiet and low key.
3. How do you like your eggs? (No, this is not a trick question) At home I like to make omelets. When I go out, I order them over hard. Most places here make omelets with fake eggs so I avoid them.
4. If cars were no longer available, what would be your choice of transport? I’d be stuck because walking is out of the question for me. 


I am grateful for my empathic abilities.


Share Your World

Melanie has our Share Your World questions ready to go. I’ve been away from blog questions and I miss them.

1) Do you ever feel more excited about getting the package in the mail, rather than the item that’s in it? I am only excited about packages arriving that are unexpected. 

2) What is the difference between your ideal self and your real self?  (i.e. what attribute or physical feature would allow you feel the ideal ‘you’?) As far as physical looks are concerned, I am sad about the huge amount of extra weight I am carrying. It is mainly because I know that the weight makes me less healthy. It’s a viscous circle. I was struck down with physical problems that stopped me from my long walks and most physical exercise. That in turn meant more weight piled on. The extra weight bothered me so much that I pacified myself with chocolate. Add a non functioning thyroid and arthritis in more places than I can count, and you have a less than ideal self.

3) If you found $2,000 on the ground and there were no witnesses, what would you do with it? I have to agree with Fandango’s answer. If there were any identifying information with it, I would find the rightful owner or turn it over to the police. If it was just a bundle of cash, I’d figure the universe was gifting me with an opportunity to share.

4) Are you ever morally obliged to take action? Under what circumstances? I have to go with a couple of real situations. I once lived in a very old, little back house that backed up to an alley. I was looking out my window and I saw a teenager lighting his car on fire. I called the fire department immediately. My then spouse, said I should not have told the fire department what I saw because the neighbors might come after me.        When my daughter was a teen, I was dropping her off at her job at a tanning salon. As I returned to my car, a woman was screaming at a little girl for not doing a good job at her dance recital. I got out of my car and told her to lighten up because she was just a kid. The woman screamed at me to mind my own business. I told her I was writing down her license number. She jumped in her mommy van and took off like a maniac. 

Please feel free to share how last week went for you.   Bright or not so bright spots?

Last week was emotionally tying. I am grateful that I was able to work on my balcony to keep my mind occupied.