Share Your World –


Melanie hosts Share your World. Have a look at all the guidelines. Don’t forget to check out what other bloggers have to say in response to the questions.


Are you a sweet, sour, tangy or other type of person?  Take that as you will! 😉 

I don’t consider myself a flavor of any sort. LOL I suppose if you asked my friends they would say I am sarcastic, funny, and/or strange. I don’t know what flavor that is though. 

Does the whole coronavirus phenomenon worry you?  Or are you more a “meh – it’s just another severe flu scare” type of person? I won’t lie and say that I am not concerned. But I do not have a house full of toilet paper, napkins, water, and paper towels. I am staying home because of fighting shingles. I am not contagious. Sadly, many with the coronavirus knowingly or unwittingly go out amongst the healthy. I am on the lists of those to be concerned. My advanced age (cough) and compromised immune system do mean that it is more serious for me. The fact that my spouse is still teaching 6 periods of high school students daily means I have more risk of contamination. Maybe I should build a “clean” room in front of my front door where anyone coming in would need to be decontaminated.  

When was the last time you were snooping, and found something you wish you hadn’t? That’s an easy one. If ever a doc leaves my file in the room, I look at it. I should not.

What’s the most pleasant-sounding accent in your personal opinion?   Everyone has a pleasing accent to someone! I find most accents pleasant sounding. The funny thing is that, once I hear an accent for awhile, I pick up on it and can speak that way. I always enjoyed giving directions in class using accents. The kids all perk up and pay attention to a new voice.

Gratitude: Your chance to share your joy! 


Eight years ago, here I am at a park with little man, and family, clebrating his birthday. I love his far away look as I just stare at him. I am grateful for the love I have for my grands.

Share Your World – Feb 27


Sparks from a Combustible Mind hosts Share Your World. Everything is explained on her blog. Hop on over to see the deatils.



What do you think of best friends of the opposite sex? Or to put it another way “Can men and women ever be platonic friends? Doesn’t sex always get in the way?” I believe people can be best friends with the opposite sex. Just because it has not been my experience, that does not mean that it is not possible. As long as there is no temptation, then no problem.

What is the greatest struggle you’ve overcome? Probably recovering from my ruptured appendix. After an infection set in and a second surgery, I spent over a month and a half in isolation at the hospital. My mom was told I probably wouldn’t make it through the night. It was a lot for a 12 year-old to deal with.

What is the darkest thought you’ve ever had? What about the darkest thing you’ve done that you’ve never told anybody about? (Obviously you’ll be telling now if you choose to. Telling might unburden you a little though.)   Sadly, at more than one point in my life I have wondered if I could go on. Happily, my belief in a higher power has helped.

and one ‘fun’ one because I realize those others were pretty deep)

What is your least favorite food? Without skipping a beat, it would be Brussel sprouts. No one, anywhere, at any point in my life has made them in a way they did not make me gag. I have tried. I will not try again.

GRATITUDE: Share a thought, write a story or poem or share a meme about gratitude.  If you’d like to.  As with the other questions, this is optional.  


I am grateful for the opportunities my grandkids were able to share time together.


Share Your World – Feb. 18

syw-two-handsMelanie posts different questions each week to be answered.  There are two ways which you can participate.

Create a SYW post.  Then post the link to your blog in her comment box or, alternatively,  leave your answers in the comments box of her blog here.


How can someone win a gold star (i.e. win your approval and/or admiration) with you? To win a gold star with me one just needs to be open, honest, and willing to share some good chocolate.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? I would read, watch movies, sew, scrapbook, garden (even in the dark), and play with Annie.

Do you have a favorite type of exercise? For a short time I had a prescription to attend a seniors water aroebics class. It was awesome. It was far away though and the travel time was not good for my body. 

Do you sleep with a top sheet? Why or why not? I never knew anyone didn’t sleep with a top sheet for most of my life. I have no desire to wash my comforters, quilts, or blankets weekly so the top sheet keeps them clean. I tried a duvet cover for awhile but I found putting the comforter inside difficult. 


I am grateful for Valentine’s Day celebrations I have shared with my grand kids.84901653_10156579711866290_1712044397354287104_o

Share Your World


SYW Artic Ice

Melanie has posted fun questions again. You can go here to see all the guidelines.


Do you snore?  How do you know it, if you do? I don’t believe I snored in my youth. I do snore now. I know this because I often wake myself with my own snores.


What do you find funny?  (credit for question given to Rory and this post in particular: I find silly sit-coms funny. Even if I have seen them repeatedly, I still laugh out loud. I think the way I dance is funny. Thai is why I reserve it to my own personal space with no audience.  )

What was the last furry thing you touched? Happily Annie is the first furry thing I touch every day and the last furry thing I toush every day. 

How do you handcuff a one-armed man? I assume you handcuff him to an inanimate object. 

An Attitude of Gratitude – This week I challenge you to list five things you’re grateful for.   Credit to this goes to Sadje ( ) because she’s started a challenge to do that daily.  #5 Things.   Daunting?  Well it is to me!  I’d have trouble finding five one time, let alone each day.   

I am grateful for a warm house that provides me with comfort. I am grateful for the ability to believe in my own spirituality that is different than everyone else’s. I am grateful that I live in a society that can provide me with medication to help ease my pain. I am grateful to love others who have very different beliefs than I have. I am grateful for the ability to see the sun set every day from my backyard.

I am grateful for memories of precious times shared between cousins.

Share Your World – Jan. 21


Still awake. It’s after 3 in the morning. I finished all of season 5 and all the new season six episodes of Grace and Frankie. It is always sad when I have finished everything and there is no more. I am sad that this will be the last season of this great show. 

Seing as how I do not want to go through the 200 emails in my email account, I am going to look at the reader on my blog account. 

 I saw Share Your World yesterday, but did not blog my answers. Right now I shall attempt to answer Melanie’s questions from Sparks from a Combustible Mind.


Where do you get your news? I listen to the top storeis the news is going to talk about and then if I acutally want to know about any of the topics I look into them myself. Most of the news is so depressing I try to avoid what I can. 

What ‘old person’ thing do you do?  I am an “old person,” so technically everything I do is an old person thing. I love to take naps without feeling guilty. I love to visit the Facebook sites that connect me to others I share things with. I love to write snail mail letters, though I do not do it as often as I want to. I am deeply entrenched in sewing things right now. I tend to get stuck on some hobby or task, until I burn out and move on to the next thing.

When was the coldest you’ve ever been?   The warmest? The coldest I remember being was at sunrise on the rim of the Grand Canyon. It was so cold my SLR camera froze and would not take a picture. Having traveled there from southern CA I was not dressed appropriately or nearly warmly enough.     The warmest would have to have been when visiting my mom in AZ. The temperatures were in the 120’s and dry heat my a**. It was unbearable outside. Even in her house she kept it in the high 90’s and my body was not happy.

Do you eat food that’s past its expiration date if it still smells and looks fine? I have an extremely sensitive nose and stomach. I am careful with all dairy, egg, and meat products. I know my stomach will be bothered by eggs long before the expiration date. Cottage cheese and cheese are determined by my nose. My nose knows best. Canned goods and baked goods are usually OK for me past their designated dates. 


Gratitude (not mandatory to participate in)

If you’d like to, please share some gratitude from your life.



I am grateful that I finished an easy quilt for Z3 for his birthday. It makes me so happy that he enjoys things I make. Hopefully he will enjoy it for a long time.