Share Your World- July 3, 2017

Cee’s Share Your World – July 3, 2017

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Here are this week’s questions and my answers.

For your main meal do you prefer sweet and sour, hot and spicy, spicy and sweet, bitter, salty, bland or other?

I prefer to eat generously seasoned food, but not hot or spicy.  I have never understood the need to suffer while you are eating.  🙂

Where do you hide junk when people come over?

I don’t hide junk when people come over.  I usually don’t have a lot of junk sitting around, but even if I do, I figure if people are coming to my home they are coming to see me.  If however, they are coming to see what kind of house keeper I am, then they may as well stay away.

What daily habit would you like to introduce to your life?

I would like to introduce a schedule for me.  Since I am retired I have not been following one and I don’t always accomplish everything I would like to get done.  I think it would be beneficial to me because I do get frustrated when I get noting done.

If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do?  

I feel like I have been performing in a circus my whole adult life.  My husband collected people.  We had teenagers who moved in and out of the house.  We had old ladies stay with us.  We had all sorts of animals living with us.  Dogs, cats, lizards, turtles, tortoises, frogs, fish, mice, guinea pigs and hamsters.  I can’t even tell you how many rodents I killed while cleaning the kids rooms.

We actually had thirteen hamsters get loose one night while I was having a party for the employees on my floor at the nursing home.  I spent hours catching the little rodents while they ran up my drapes, under the furniture and ones that fell into empty vases.

My youngest did a science project one year.  She made the humane mouse trap.  Of course she needed real mice.  Well she got an A on her project.  Do you know how long those snake snacks lived?  They lasted over a year.  Then when they decided to check out and go to the little mouse house in the sky, she came running down the stairs in tears holding one of the mice and said it was dead.  I asked her how she knew it was dead, she was holding onto the mouse and flipped it backwards positioning herself like she was lying on her back with her legs up in the air.  Well, it was all I could do not to get hysterical laughing.  My husband, the chicken, ran out of the room so she would not see him laugh.  Then my husband  asked me if I could give the mouse CPR you can imagine what went through my mind.  Needles to say I did not give the mouse CPR.  I still hear about not resuscitating that rodent!

Then we had the disappearance of the pancake tortoises.  No lie.  My husband who became the turtle whisperer, put the flat I mean very flat tortoises in the old sand box in the back yard to give them some fresh air.  After a while I asked him if he had gotten the creatures back into the house.  Of course he said no.  I told him, well then I guess they went for a walk because the pen is empty.  So that lead to a through search of the neighborhood for hours.  You can imagine how happy our neighbors were when we moved.

I don’t think any self respecting circus would hire me with my track record with animals.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am very grateful for the sun shine we have had this past week and I am looking forward to spending this week with my camera.

Wanda

Share Your World June 26, 2017

Cee’s Share Your World- June 26, 2017

Here are this week’s questions.

What goal are you working on now? Your goal can be something fun or extremely serious. Have fun with this question.

Right now I have my most immediate goal on hold as I am not home.  If I were home, my goal would be making my four grandchildren new quilts for their Christmas presents. They have not gotten new ones in a couple of years and I have been reminded about it several times.  I should have brought my featherweight sewing machine down to Florida with me so I could at least get some piecing done, but I didn’t give it a thought.  So, looks like I will be burning the midnight oil when I return home.

However, since I cannot work on my quilting I am working on posting on my blog at least daily.

What is one thing you’re glad you tried but would never do again?

I tried skiing when I was in college.  I made it down the hill by my own power and even standing on my skis, but I didn’t enjoy it.  I have never done it since and won’t ever do it again.  It’s clearly not my thing.

Did you choose your profession or did it choose you?

I was chosen by my profession.  Being a nurse is something I was destined to be.  From the time I was a little girl it’s all I ever wanted to do.

Have you ever gotten lost?

Oh yes, I have been lost many times.  I think it’s because I have never been afraid to jump in the car and take off to someplace I had never been before.  Today with smart phones and GPS’ it’s not nearly as much fun as it used to be.  I always looked at getting lost as an adventure.

Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am very grateful that my son in law is feeling better.  His diabetes was a bit out of control and he had his meds changed.

I am looking forward to getting out to take some more photos this week.

Wanda

Share Your World June 19, 2017

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Here are my answers to Cee Neuner’s Share Your World for June 19, 2017

What is something that people are obsessed with but you just don’t get the point of?

I don’t get video games.  I can’t for the life of me understand why someone would want to spend their days and nights in front of a TV or video screen immersed in make believe.  I have only tried a game or two a few times and just found it to be lacking.

What quirky things do people do where you are from?

I can’t think of anything that would be considered quirky.  LOL Of course I wouldn’t think that they were quirky would I?

What are some things you wish you could unlearn? 

I can’t think of anything I would want to unlearn, basically because if I didn’t think it was something of value to me I have already forgotten it.  I look at learning as a door that opens up so you can visit a new land.  Sometimes you like that place, sometimes you don’t.

Who is someone that you miss having in your life?

I really miss my dad.  We were very close.  He had a great sense of humor and was very devoted to our family.

Optional 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 the fact that my friend is on vacation this week and that she will be able to take it easy for a bit.  She has been working through this time of her husband’s illness.

I am looking forward to some nice weather this week so that I can get out to take some photos.

Wanda

Share Your World – June 12, 2017

 

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Here are my answers to Cee Neuner’s SYW Challenge.

What do you do when you’re not working? If you are retired, what do you that is not part of your regular daytime routine?  

I am retired so I spend my days doing all of the things I never had time to do.  I quilt almost every day when I am home.  I have really gotten into my photography hobby, so every time I get a chance I grab my camera and go somewhere I can get some good shots.  I have started making jewelry, which is fun.  But my most favorite thing to do is spend time with my grandchildren.  I have four of them.  Three live close by, one is here in Florida and I will see her next week.  I am so excited.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

If I won the lottery I would buy myself a really good camera.  I would get a new bigger embroidery machine.  I would travel.  I have always wanted to see Italy, especially Rome, and Ireland.  Then I would make sure my grandchildren had the money to go to college when they are grown, and finally I would give to charity.

What makes you laugh the most?

Being with my friends.  I can’t tell you the amount of laughter I have enjoyed when I am with any of them.  I am very blessed.  I have four true friends.  They would be at my side if I needed them in a heart beat and they are all in different states from me.  I would do the same for them as well.  We have a long history together so explanations for laughter are not necessary.

What is your biggest pet peeve with modern technology?

I hate when programs are updated when they are working just fine.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am so grateful that my girl friend’s husband is really making progress with his recuperation from his illness.  I am looking forward to his continued progress this week, and for sunny days.  It rained an awful lot last week.  🙂

Wanda

Share Your World

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What is the most famous landmark or building you have ever seen?

I am from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area so I have been to many famous landmarks. Independence Hall which houses the Liberty Bell.  The Pennsylvania Hospital which is the first hospital in our country and it has a great museum right in the hospital. I have also been to Penn Manor, the summer home of William Penn. It is located very close to where I lived in Bucks County. I have also visited Valley Forge, Gettysburg and Washington’s Crossing which are all historical parks from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. I was at the National Cemetery and the Arizona Memorial in Hawaii when my youngest daughter was in her high school band and invited to perform in the King Kamehameha Parade.  That was a wonderful trip. Hawaii is really beautiful.   I love to visit places of historical interest.

Do you like long vacation or lots of mini-vacations?

I like to do both. I went on a cruise once and we visited seven islands in the Caribbean. That was really cool. It was like taking several trips in one.  I was amazed how beautiful the Atlantic Ocean is where it meets the Caribbean.  Up till that point I had only seen the Atlantic Ocean at the Jersey shore.  Believe me, there is no comparison.

What is your favorite National or State Park?

I think Yellowstone National Park is my favorite park. I have very fond memories of going there when I was a child. But in my teens I spent many hours in Washington Crossing State Park both in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

What is your fantasy vacation?

My fantasy vacation is to travel to Europe. I so want to see Rome and the Vatican. I understand that the art there is just phenomenal. Ireland is my second choice then Germany. Mostly so I can trace my family ancestors.

What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am grateful that my dear friend is healing and getting stronger and I look forward to being able to visit my son and his family in Miami soon.

Wanda

Cee’s Share Your World May 15, 2017

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How many languages do you you speak?

I only speak English. I took three years of Spanish in high school and one in college but I don’t remember very much. I could really use those skills now since my daughter in law is from Peru.  I am working on learning Spanish again.

What are you reading, watching, listening to, eating?

I am reading a series by Sherryl Woods, The Sweet Magnolias. I enjoy the way she writes. This series is light reading and just entertaining with a little bit of a love story.  I am also reading the Interior Castle by Teresa of Avila and my bible. I go back and forth between light reading and stuff that is much deeper.

I have a few shows I like on TV.  Scorpion on Monday nights. I am a big NCIS fan the original and New Orleans and I also like Bull which is Michael Weatherly’s new show on Tuesday nights. I don’t really watch anything on Wednesdays. Thursdays I like Big Bang Theory.  On Friday I like Hawaii Five O. Saturdays I only watch races if they are on and Sundays I like NCIS Los Angeles and Madame Secretary. I also watch NASCAR and Football on TV.

My favorite music to listen to is golden oldies, stuff from the 50’s and 60’s or country. I usually listen to books on my ipod though especially when I am quilting.

I just finished eating a small bowl of chocolate ice cream. It’s a treat I allow myself occasionally. I am making salmon for supper tonight.

What was the last photo you took with your phone?

The last photo I took with my cell phone was of a grasshopper in the yard. My grandson Aidan was trying to catch it and wanted me to get a picture of it for him.

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What is your favorite time of day?

My favorite time of day is night time. I am not a morning person by any means. I have always worked night shift because of it. I still like to be up late working on my blog or sewing, but since the rest of the world operates in the day, I have had to adjust. I am still not an early riser and I don’t think I will ever be one.

What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am grateful for the time I spent with my two daughters and my granddaughter over Mother’s Day weekend. We spent the weekend in Myrtle Beach at Alannah’s dance competition. She had Saturday completely off so we did a little shopping at Broadway At The Beach and had a lovely dinner at the Flamingo Grill. Sunday we were up early for Alannah’s solos and awards then we spent a few hours swimming at the pool before checking out and heading home.

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I am looking forward to seeing my two oldest girlfriends this week. I am going to Florida to help one out with her husband who is recovering from surgery and see the other one to just catch up. I may also see my son and his family while I am down there as well.

Wanda

A Little Piece of My World

Cee’s Share Your World

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When you’re alone at home, do you wear shoes, socks, slippers, or go barefoot?

I always used to go barefoot, but when we moved into this house I started to wear slippers. I am always running outside for one thing or another and since we don’t have grass here, I can’t go out in my barefeet. Putting something on my feet to just run to the car or something is too much trouble for me. So, slippers are now part of my every day attire.

What was your favorite food when you were a child?

When I was a child my favorite food was dessert. It still is for that matter. I would walk a mile out of my way to eat a piece of chocolate cake with chocolate frosting on it. I guess that explains my constant battle with my weight. Huh? But I always have loved steak, fried onions and potatoes, and salad. It is still my favorite meal.

Are you a listener or talker?

I’m a listener.  In my marriage my husband was the talker and that over flowed into our social group as well.
Favorite thing to (pick one): Photograph? Write? Or Cook?

My favorite things to photograph are animals. It’s always a challenge to capture just that right shot with them since they don’t pose on command. My favorite food to cook is salmon. I am not sure why, I just love to make salmon. It’s probably my favorite fish to eat too. Writing, well I don’t really have a favorite kind of writing. I write to force myself to do something I have always found difficult and to practice for when I am ready to write that novel some day.  I really do plan to write one.  You’ll see.

What is the easiest way for your to learn something new?  By reading, by seeing and doing, in a classroom?

I learn easiest with both reading and seeing.  It’s how I have always learned.  If I had to do without one, it would be the reading.  I can usually catch onto something by seeing how something is done.