If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get?
A mini eggroll from the Philippines called Lumpia.
List at least five movies or books that cheer you up.
Any Blondie and Dagwood movie
Any “Road To” movies with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
My Fair Lady
The original Star Wars
If you were a mouse in your house in the evening, what would you see your family doing?
Watching TV and looking things up on the laptop.
List 2 things you have to be happy about?
One. I am happy to have a best friend hubby. Next month will be 42 years since we met.
Two. I am happy with my life. I have two fantastic boys who turned into wonderful men. I have had travel, adventure and wonderful friends.
Have you ever owned a rock, pet rock, or gem that is not jewelry?
Oh yes. I love rocks.
Are you a hugger or a non-hugger?
I am not a hugger. If someone comes at me with outstretched arms I have learned to gracefully hug them back.
Do you prefer a bath or shower?
Always a shower.
What do you do to make a living or during the day? If you are retired what mostly occupies your day? Or if you are a student what are you studying?
I’m no longer working. I spend time on my laptop, watch TV. Watch a lot of YouTube documentaries on ancient cultures so I guess I can say that I am learning. I make sure all the bills are paid and accounts are balanced. I love doing jigsaw puzzles. I plan meals, make shopping lists and do the cooking.
Is there a stuffed animal in your bedroom?
I have a stuffed Alf in the closet.
What did you appreciate this past week?
I Really appreciated that the weather finally warmed up to freezing last Friday.
What caring thing are you going to do for yourself today?
I am taking a Food Holiday. What is a food holiday you may ask? It’s a day or two when you either fast or eat Very light. My body needs this after all of the yummy foods I splurged on.
List at least five of your favorite spices? (excluding salt and pepper)
I want so much for cocoa to be a spice. So let me convince you. It is a bean. It is a seed. Good start, right? It gets ground into a powder….just like other spices. You add it to food and drink to give the food and/or drink a very good flavor. Have you ever added cocoa powder to chili? I have. And there you go, it’s a spice. That said here is my list: cocoa powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and cumin.
What can you always be found with?
I can always be found with seltzer, coffee or tea. Seltzer because it’s my soda replacement. My coffee is one cup in the morning with half and half. My tea is plain, nothing added, hot when it’s cool outside and cold when it’s hot outside.
Do you ever sit on a park bench for more than ten minutes?
I haven’t sat on a park bench for a very long time. When I last did, I sat for more than 10 minutes.
When you lose electricity in a storm, do you light the candles, turn on the flashlight or use your cell phone for light?
We use a flashlight and a cell phone to light the candles.
Would you rather be given $10,000 for your own use or $100,000 to give anonymously to strangers?
I would use it for myself…..got bills to pay.
What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?
No inspiration but I am thankful I’m alive.
Where do you eat breakfast?
Living room. Recliner. In front of TV.
Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want have a evening with?
Oh my, so many options. Seriously, there is a whole group of people that I would like to gather and ask one question….What the HELL were you thinking?! I’m not going to name names.
If you could be a tree or plant, what would you be?
In the Spring I would be a weeping willow, in the Summer a banana plant, in the Fall a mighty oak and in Winter a douglas fir.
What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
With two birthdays and Halloween I appreciate that the past week is over.
What’s your strongest sense?
I think I’ll go with taste. I wear glasses, hubby tells me my hearing is going, thanks to the diabetes monster my fingertips are tingly and a quarter of the year my nose is stuffy. Yup…it’s taste. (and yes, that is a lunch of cheddar cheese, honeydew melon and dates…on a paper plate because I hate doing dishes.)
Which of Snow White’s 7 dwarfs describes you best? (Doc, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey)
When I was young I was Bashful. When my boys were young I was Doc. Part of the year I’m Sneezy. Since my hair has turned grey I am a combination of Sleepy, Dopey and Grumpy. However…..I spend most of my time as Happy.
If you could be one age for the rest of your life, what age would that be?
I would like my 61 year old brain put into my 20 year old body.
List of Jobs You Think You Might Enjoy: Even if you aren’t thinking about a career change, it can be fun to think of other jobs you might enjoy.
Genealogist, travel writer, photographer, real estate agent.
Share Your World – June 6, 2017
Ever ran out of gas in your vehicle?
Yes. In 1978 on my way to the gas station from home. Ran out on my way down a hill. Lucky for me there was a man putting gas in his boat and he ran across the street and put a gallon of gas in my car. from home to gas station was maybe a mile. When I offered to pay he said do something nice for a stranger one day. About a year later I picked up a hitchhiker. She was walking to a gas station because her car ran out of gas.
Which are better: black or green olives?
Olives, yuck. But they actually have health benefits so I do eat the black ones when they are covered in cheese on top of a pizza.
If you were a great explorer, what would you explore?
I would like to find the remnants of ancient civilizations on the continental shelves. I’m sure the shelves were above water during the ice ages and I’m sure humans lived the the sea.
Quotes List: At least three of your favorite quotes?
1. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Not sure who said that.
2. “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” Mark Twain
3. “I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.” Frank Lloyd Wright
What is your favorite go to beverage? Water, coffee, tea, coke, soda (non-alcoholic)
You can laugh but don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it…….seltzer flavored with unsweetened Kool-Aid powder, no sugar. And yes, I love sour candy.
Can you change a car tire?
Yes. I took Drivers Ed in high school. We learned how to change tires and put on chains.
Are you a listener or talker?
Would you rather have no internet or no cell phone?
No cell phone.
When writing by hand do you prefer to use a pencil or pen?
Not picky. I don’t write much so when I need something I just grab the first thing I come across.
What’s your choice: jigsaw, word, maze or numeric puzzles?
Jigsaw jigsaw jigsaw…..actually, online jigsaw. Jigsaw Planet.
Do you prefer long hair or short hair for yourself?
Short to very short.
About once every 3 years I let it grow to shoulder length, and when it gets there it gets cut because it annoys me.
List five of your favorite blogs.
Oh that’s an evil question Cee. Only 5? There are so very many really good blogs. Most of my favorites have one thing in common, lots of photos.
1. Cee’s Photography
3. Le Drake Noir
4. The Day After
5. Kasih Ilmar