Share Your World – May 21, 2018

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Here are the questions and my answers for May, 21, 2018.
What household chore do you absolutely enjoy doing?

I have always loved spring cleaning.  You know the rip everything apart type of cleaning.  It always makes me feel good after my house has been given the spring treatment.  As for the day to day stuff in the house, that’s just work for me.  

Create a sentence with the words “neon green” and train”.

My grandson Andrew has always like neon green just like his mama, and they have always loved trains. 

Other than your cell phone what can you always be found with?

I rarely go anywhere without my camera.  I have learned that the best photo ops happen when I don’t have it with me.  

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.

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This past Friday, I attended my grandsons’ school play.  Aidan was unable to perform in the play due to his missing dress rehearsal.  He was stationed at the door to welcome visiting parents and families. 

His older brother Andrew was in the play.  That is him with the mass of red curls in the above picture.  This particular part of the play was acting out a poem about taking out the trash.  It was really cute.  

The entire production was the recitation of poems with acting out the scenes.  I was so proud of Andrew.  I smiled the whole time.  🙂

Wanda

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Share Your World

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Here are the questions and my answers for this weeks’ Share Your World hosted by Cee Neuner.

February 19, 2018 
How do you like your eggs?  In my chocolate cake.  I don’t eat just plain eggs.  I have never been able to tolerate them.  What I think is funny is I never have had a problem with them in food that includes eggs.

Have you ever met anyone famous?  Famous is a relative term.  I have met a few international quilt teachers.  I have met a few Philadelphia Phillies baseball players.  I met President Nixon when I was a kid and he came through Levittown, PA.  Well, he touched my hand, meet is maybe an overstatement.

What was the first thing you bought with your own money?  The first thing I bought with my own money was a pair of wool shorts.  I wore them until they fell apart.  🙂

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Early last Wednesday morning I awoke with a terrible pain in my left flank.  The pain was so bad, that it had me nauseated.  I attempted to wait it out to no avail.  Finally, after an hour had passed with no improvement I decided I had better drive myself to the hospital.  It’s only a little over two miles away from me.

Well, that was an exercise in futility.  I made it to my living room and collapsed onto my couch.  I hated to do it but called my daughter so she could take me.  By the time I got into the ER I thought that I was dying.

I was taken very promptly.  Before I knew what hit me they had an IV in my arm, got labs and gave me some IV pain medication and something for nausea.  Once the meds took hold, I was whisked off for a CT Scan.  You guessed it.  I had a Kidney Stone!  I have never had one before.  Being a nurse, I had taken care of many patients with kidney stones.  I thought I had empathy for them.  NOW I have empathy.  I can’t think of much else more painful.

So, what I am most appreciative of this week is that that wonderful doctor ordered pain meds.  That wonderful nurse got an IV in me with one stick that I really didn’t feel, then proceeded to administer the meds.  And lastly, I passed that stone on Saturday!

 

Cee’s Share Your World

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February 5

Here are this week’s questions with my answers.

What would be your ideal fantasy way to spend Monday?  I have never fantasized about ways to spend Mondays.  I know that many people have fantasies about not having to start their work week.  But for me working as a nurse on the night shift, Monday’s held no real significance for me.  I often worked on the weekend so Monday was just another day.  Honestly, I would have to say it would be the same as any other fantasy of spending the day on a beach with white sand, warm breezes, gazing out over beautiful blue water reading a good book.

What one person that you are out of contact with would you like to say thank you to?  I would like to be able to say thank you to my husband Gary.  I lost him suddenly in 2016 just one month short of 41 years of marriage.  I didn’t have the chance to tell him all of the things we always think we have the time to say.  I would like to thank him for being the most wonderful father any children could even have and to thank him for spending our marriage doing everything he could possibly do to make me happy.

List your favorite toys or games as a kid?  I loved dolls.  My favorite baby doll was Tiny Tears.  I named her Janet.  Susan was my Gerber Baby.  I still have them.  My favorite stuffed animal was Mr Dog.  He was actually a she and came with three puppies that were zipped up in her back.  One black, one brown and white.  Mr Dog looked like a basset hound with long drooping ears and was the best mommy to her puppies.  I still have her.  One of her puppies has gone missing though.  I got her for my first Christmas in 1951.  In 1957 my Pop Pop took me shopping to Lits Department store in Trenton, New Jersey.  I fell in love with a small blue and white teddy bear.  His left ear squeaked.  He is no longer the pretty blue he once was, but I still have him.  My grandfather died of cancer the following year.  That little Teddy bear still means the world to me.  I also got the first Barbie that came in a black and white striped one-piece bathing suit.  Mine had a dark brown ponytail.  I lost her when we moved from one place to another, but have replaced her with a reproduction.  Lastly, Patty Play Pal was another favorite.  I also lost her, but several years ago an anniversary edition of her was produced.  I had to get her too.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  This past week I got to spend time with some very talented quilters.  One thing about quilters, they are very generous people.  They share their supplies, they share their talents and they share their time.  Since moving down to North Carolina, I have been abundantly blessed by getting to know many of these women who I now number among my friends.

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 – May 1, 2017

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Would you rather live where it is always hot or always cold?

I prefer to live in a hot climate.  As long as there is air conditioning.  I grew up in the North East part of the USA and the winters were brutal.  Cold, damp and dark.  I migrated to the Coastal Carolina’s where the winters are much milder.  It gets below freezing at night, but by day break its much milder.  It’s only May 1st, but it’s already been in the high 80’s.

Do you prefer long hair or short hair for yourself?

I keep my hair short mostly.  I had it long when I got married, once about 25 years later for a short time and just about 3 years ago.  My husband liked it long, but I am too busy to keep it that way.  So as far as I am concerned short is the way to go.

What is your favorite month of the year?

I love September for a few reasons.  First, it’s the month I was born.  Who doesn’t like their birth month?  Second, it’s the month I married my wonderful husband.  Third, the colors are amazing.  Especially in the mountains.  My favorite colors are reds, oranges, golds, etc.

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

I learn best by a combination of the three.  I always do better with a demonstration.

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 spending so much time with my daughter Kelly and her family.  I got to see them three days last week.  My grandchildren are the light of my life.  This week I am looking forward to dog sitting my dear friend’s dog Digger.  He is a beautiful old man of a dog who is gentle and loves my Gracie who is enamored with him.  I am also looking forward to quilting a quilt for our next Habitat house which will be completed this month.

Wanda