Share Your World ~ Jan. 16

Di is our hostess for Share Your World. She presents us with questions that let the blogging community get to know us better.

This weeks questions are:

  1. What is the most comfortable vehicle you have even ridden in or driven? I once took a test drive a jaguar two seater. It had wonderful front bucket seats.
  2. What is the most uncomfortable vehicle you have even ridden in or driven? I was a passenger in a PT Cruiser. The front seat was fine, but the back seat was awfully uncomfortable.
  3. Have you ever ridden a horse (or a donkey at the seaside)? I’ve only ridden horses that you pay by the hour to ride. Once we were near the seaside, but not actually on the beach. I am not thrilled with riding horses. 
  4. If you could have one of these as a pet, which would it be and why? Black panther, cheetah, leopard, lynx  I’m going to copy Vanda’s answer on this one. I don’t think big cats should be kept as pets though so I wouldn’t choose any of those listed.

Gratitude: I am grateful for the wonderful women in my tribe.


Share Your World ~ Two Weeks In January

Di is our wonderful hostess for Share your World. Last week I was not up to participating.

  1.  Did you stay up to see the New Year in? I did not stay up as I was feeling pretty crappy.
  2.  Are there any special occasions or events coming up in 2023 for you or your family? There are no extra-special occasions coming up, but today is my first-born grandchild’s 19th birthday.
  3.  Do you keep a diary? Not any longer. But I am frequently in the habit of sending myself texts of things I want to keep track of.
  4.  How did yesterday differ from January 1st 2022 or was there no difference? I now am fighting cancer. That was no where in my thoughts a year ago.

This week, I am here, eager to participate in Share Your World.

1.  How long did it take you to get back into your normal routine after the holidays? All bets were off this year. Normal is not in my vocabulary yet.

2. Which makes you feel more relaxed, putting your feet up in front of the fire with a good book or socializing with your friends? A wonderful fire is most inviting and relaxing to me .

3. What is your favorite hot drink? A Starbucks Vente Hot Chocolate

4.  If you are feeling poorly, do you prefer to be pampered, or left alone? I prefer to be left alone, but knowing someone is nearby to help if I need it. 

Gratitude: I am grateful for Annie.

Share Your World

Many thanks to Di, for continuing Share Your World each week.

Here are this week’s questions:
1.  How organized are you in either your working or private life? At school I most often worked in organized chaos. I had boxes for each topic that I taught. During that unit I had the materials I needed all over the place. Then I’d organize it all again until needed again.    My house is now much more organized than it was when I was still working. I have spent the last few years purging and decluttering my home. One purpose for eliminating so much was the hope of moving to a smaller house, by the beach. I don’t miss anything I have gotten rid of. The things I kept are organized and in their places.

2. Do you remember family birthdays or anniversaries and send cards? I used to be very good about remembering to need to send cards. I often made my own. The thing was, I would buy them, address them, and then forget to send them. I love getting cards, so I have begun sending them out again.

3.  If you see something in a shop that is an extravagance but you can afford it, do you buy it? I buy very little of anything anymore. When I would buy extravagant things in the past, I had to justify it to myself before spending money. 

4.  Are you looking forward to the New Year? The new year doesn’t mean much to me. I’ve never been one to go out and party. I enjoy the festivities I can watch on TV. 

Gratitude: What simple thing warms your heart?
A message from my tribe, makes me feel less alone and warms my heart. 


Share Your World – Nov. 14

Di is graciously continuing Share Your World with us. Her questions are right up my alley today.

1.   Does the weather affect your mood? Weather does affect my mood. When it turns cold, my body is in pain. It’s difficult to be in a great mood when you are in pain. 

2.   If a stranger smiles at you or says ‘good morning’ when they pass you in the street, do you return it? I still wear a mask whenever I am out in the world, so smiles might get past me. I might give a nod to a ‘good morning.’

3.   If you had a choice of just one of these things to eat, what would it be and why? Chocolate, a sweet pastry, a plate of chips/fries (this is not a forever choice, just one instance). 99% of the time, chocolate would be my go to. Sweet pastries have little appeal to me. 

4.  If you could go back to when you were a specific age, what would that be? Why? I wouldn’t want to go back to any age unless I had the knowledge I now have. I might go back to after my kids were born to start a new life sooner.

Gratitude: I am grateful for the people who stay.

When people walk away, let them...

Share Your World 10/25

Thank you Di for hosting SYW.

1. How organized are you? Do you plan ahead, take things as they come, or does it depend on the circumstances? For me, it depends on the circumstances. If I am hosting something, I need everything organized to the Nth degree. I am happily spontaneous on opportunities to find joy.

2. How many Christmas presents have you bought already? I have begun my Hanukkah shopping.  I purchase a menorah for each grandchild each year. These are already purchased. I like to make something for each of the kids every year too. I have no idea what I’ll be making this year though. It’s hard to buy for the teens. They want expensive toys that are not in my budget. I’ll figure it out though.

3. Do you prefer a family gathering for special occasions, or just you and your significant other? My preference is for a family gathering, but that doesn’t happen too often.

4. How many words do you think your pet understands? Annie knows her name, sit, no, off, go get it, squirrel, I’m OK, food, go for a ride,  bedtime, and a few others. 

Please share a gratitude meme for your readers.

I’m grateful I’m not that dinosaur.