SHARE YOUR WORLD 2015 WEEK 4

This is going to take some thought.  I have trouble remembering much of when I was little or even bigger for that matter.  Oh well.  Here we go…

Where did you live at age five?  Is it the same place or town you live now?

I lived in a town called Nutley, NJ.  (no jokes, please)  I remember we had to walk down a flight of stairs to get to the front door, so the apartment my mom and dad had was below ground level.  We weren’t there long, but that was the place when I was five.  It was pretty much right outside of NYC. Not huge, but not a one horse town either.  And don’t read anything into that.  I LOVE horses and small towns. 😉

You are invited to a party that will be attended by many fascinating people you never met.  Would you attend this party if you were to go by yourself?

Of course I’d go.  I am fascinated by fascinating people.  And they would be fascinated with me.  LOL  (but no Fru Fru dress.  Right, Pix?)

Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it?

Belleville, NJ.  Size wise, I’m not really sure.  I guess it was kind of big since I had to take a bus to school. It was right outside of Nutley – next town over – so also – not a one horse town. 😉 But mostly a poor one as I recall.  I know we were.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a writer and a teacher.  I ended up finishing high school, going to secretarial school, getting married at age 19, and working in an office for 25 years.  After that 25, I got ‘downsized’ and I’m not talking about my weight! Decided 47 was a good age to start college, graduated and became a teacher.  Now when do I become a writer?

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

Last week?  Jeff being home from work for a few days.

Looking forward to?  Jeff being home for a couple of days.

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Since I don’t have any pix from when I was five, I thought I’d share this one. (It is Share Your World, right?)  I think I was two.  Check out the car.  (and the shoes AND THE HAIR DO – OMG!) Then check out Cee’s blog by clicking on the icon below.

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SHARE YOUR WORLD – 2015 WEEK 2

Are you a hugger or a non-hugger?

I’m a hugger.  Unless I know you don’t want to be hugged.  Then I’m not! (I can respect that.)

What’s your favorite ice-cream flavor?

Toss up.  Mint chocolate chip and butter pecan.  I’ll take a scoop of each, please.

Do you prefer exercising your mind or your body? How frequently do you do either?

Huh?

Just kidding, kinda.  I do a little of both.  Don’t want to get to crazy with either.  The old bones ain’t what they use to be and the mind, though a terrible thing to waste, doesn’t pick up on things too easily.  (Poor reading habits growing up. So now you know.)

Are you more of a dog person or a cat person? Why?

Although I live with both, I’d have to say I favor dogs, due to the unconditional love and all. (Does that sound needy?)

Rocky in recovery. ❤️

Rocky in recovery. ❤️

Phoenix. Dreamy. As most feline are.

Phoenix. Dreamy. As most cats are.❤️

 

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 our dog, Rocky is doing much better.  For those that don’t know, we had to have his left front digits amputated. (The Big “C” does not discriminate, the bastard!)

I am also grateful for my sister.  She is a wonder. Love you, sis.

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The week coming up? Nothing in particular.  Just plain grateful.

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SHARE YOUR WORLD – WEEK 45

OK.  So I haven’t shared 45 weeks in a row.  Maybe there’s not that much to tell.  (Or maybe I just can’t keep up)  In any event, I’m sharing today, so, welcome to my (Cee’s) Share Your World.

What is your favorite color? 

Green.  Or any variation thereof…

SEE HOW THEY STAND OUT IN A CROWD?

SEE HOW THEY STAND OUT IN A CROWD?

In what do you find the simplest of joys?

Of late it’s…

finding a peace-filled moment

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Would you prefer a reading nook or an art, craft, photography studio?

Definitely A STUDIO!

ZENtanging - Very Zen. Very relaxing.  Very Untangling the brain. ;--)

ZENtangle – Very Zen. Very relaxing. Very Untangling the brain. ;–)

 

What is at least one of your favorite quotes?

” It always seems impossible til it’s done.”  ~ Nelson Mandela

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A world of possibilities…

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, Time out for lunch with a very dear friend… and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?  Nothing planned.  Dull?  Maybe, but it leaves me open for surprises.

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SHARE YOUR WORLD – 2014 WEEK 33

Question 1 in the 33rd week of Cee’s Share Your World!

Do you believe in ghosts?

Not convinced.  But I’d be open-minded if someone wanted to prove it.  Seeing is believing.  Even if it’s SEEING THROUGH!

Q2

Irregardless of your physical fitness, coordination or agility:  If you could play any sport professionally what would it be?  Or if you can’t picture yourself playing sports, what is your favorite sport?

Baseball.  I think that would be fun.  And very profitable!

Q3

Do you prefer long hair or short hair for yourself?

Short.  Obviously.  Very Short.

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If you were on an small island, who would you want to be with? And where is it?  How big is it?

Jeff.  And any place warm, sunny, isolated, flowery, peaceful, and NOT HUMID!

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

Grateful for my sister coming back to visit from Florida.

Looking forward to getting my DANG CAR FIXED!!! They promised!vw plates

Now you…

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SHARE YOUR WORLD – 2014 WEEK 31

back again to share…

Q #1 If you had your own talk show, who would your first three guests be? (Guests can be dead, alive, famous, or someone you just know)

Abe Lincoln, George Harrison,  Anne Frank

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Q #2   What can you always be found with?

My glasses, my iPhone, my sense of humor

Q #3   What is the most fun thing you did in school?

Strange, but true.  I remember very little from school. Nothing fun. Frustrating, really.  (Sometimes I think I should seek professional help on this one)

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Q #4  What’s something you know you do differently than most people.

Speak Italian to my mom.  I’m sure there are a lot of people who do, but not most people. 🙂

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

I am SO grateful for a day at our beach house last week.  It was the first of the summer.  Family matters have taken precedence.  It was wonderful, relaxing, and RELAXING!

I am looking forward to my sister visiting next week.  She’s coming up from Florida to help take care of our mom, and I am looking forward to AND grateful for the help.

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SHARE YOUR WORLD – 2014 WEEK 14

Cee’s back with some fun questions.  And I’m back with my usual witty answers. Ha!

Here we go…

1.  If you had to describe your day as a traffic sign, what would it be?

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A One Way sign is not the way my day goes, but it’s something that I’m striving for.  Kind of like a keep calm and move on mentality.  Plus a little “Do not take anything personally”.  Maybe I could throw in an Under Construction sign too. 🙂

2.  Is your hair short (total neck and ear showing), medium (covering ears and neck), long (below shoulders), extra long (at least halfway down your back) or bald?

I have always wanted long hair but never had the patience to let it grow and flow.  Now, I can’t be bothered, so it’ short, short, short.  The shorter the better.

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3.  When you are with your friends, do your interactions include much touching—for example, hugging, kissing, rough housing, rubbing backs? Would you like to have more of this? (Note: the answers may vary depending on where you live on this wonderful planet.)

I’m a hugger by nature.  But I play this one by ear.  Some of my friends greet me with a hug and a kiss.  I like that.  Some don’t, but that’s ok.  Respecting one’s personal space is the way to go.  Knowing my friends and how they feel about that space determines whether I show physical affection or greet with a smile. Both are delivered with love.

4.  What do you feel is the most enjoyable way to spend $100?

Simple.  Food and drink!

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

I’m grateful for my friends.  Been a little frazzled and they have helped put some things into perspective. I won’t go into detail, but thanks:  Genevieve, Marlene, my son, Jay, Adrian, Jen P. and the dear, sweet love of my life, Jeff. Also, a note to my friend RestlessJo. You’ve kept my spirits up, lady.  Thanks.

As  far as what I’ll be looking forward to next week, there’s nothing in the wind, but time will tell.  The lottery would be nice. If not then, simple.  Friends, food, and drink. 😉

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SHARE YOUR WORLD – 2014 WEEK 11

It’s been a while, but I’m back to share. Yay! You say? Of course. How could you not. Sharing is the most fun. Take a look, then you share, too. Come on. Whaddayasay?

Question número uno:

If you were an ice cream cone, how many scoops and favors would you be and why?

~ 3. Butter pecan, mint chocolate chip, and blueberry – because those are my favorites and they are delicious and because 3 is a nice round(ed) number.

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Question number 2:

Are you left or right handed?

~ right.

Question #3

Before you make a phone call, do you rehearse what you’re going to say?

~ yes – we’ve discussed insecurities before. So that’s that.

And D:

How many rings before you answer the phone?

~ like Cee! I don’t. It goes to the recorder. I’m not big on phone conversation and there’s that introvert thing. So that’s THAT!

Bonus question:

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

~ I’m grateful my mom’s doing better.
~ I will be grateful if this continues.

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SHARE YOUR WORLD – 2013 WEEK 46

♪♫♪♪♫♪ Getting to know you. Getting to know all about you ♪♫♪♪♫♪

It’s Share Your World time again.  Here goes nothing…

Name one thing not many people know about you.

I use to smoke for over 25 years.  No more.

What is set as the background on your computer?

Some funky, psychedelic type design.  Surprise!

Have you ever gone scuba diving? If you haven’t, would you want to?

Never have.  But if I could swim, I’d scuba my brains out! But, Alas poor Yorick…  😦

What made you smile today?

We received a text from our son in Georgia.  Apparently our grandson has decided to become an elf.  We support him in his decision.  Mainly because he is so dang cute.  This made me smile – big!

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I wish we could see them for the holidays.  Merry Christmas kiddies. ;-).  I’d love to share my world up close and personal. But in the meantime, I hope Santa is good to y’all.

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SHARE YOUR WORLD – 2013 WEEK 43

If you’ve been here before, then you’re probably familiar with Cee’s Share Your World.  If you haven’t been here before, you’re in for a treat.  😉

Here we go…

Do you prefer to receive gifts or give them?

It’s a toss up.  I have to be honest.   I enjoy when I find the right thing to give to someone.  Then I’m comfortable and happy.  If I get gifts – YAY!

If you could be given ANY gift what would it be?

Again, honestly?  Money.  Lots of it.  I would spread that around like peanut butter.  Family, friends, charities.  College funds.  Pay off family mortgages. St. Judes. American Cancer Society. You name it.  Now that would be a fun gift to receive AND give.

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If you had a shelf for your three most special possessions (not including photos, people or animals), what would you put on it?

Books. At least three of them. 🙂  Besides family, friends, and my pets, nothing is really all that precious to me, except books.

Would you spend the weekend in an abandoned house in the forest?

I know I’d be scared out of my wits, but there’s nothing to lose there so… YES.

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SHARE YOUR WORLD – 2013 WEEK 39

Sharing my world…

Question #1

You are given $5,000 and the chance to exchange it for one of two envelopes. One envelope contains $50,000 and one contains $500. Do you make the trade? Why or why not?

No brainer.  I’m a gambler – not degenerate, but I’ve been known to take chances.  Definitely try for the 50 Grand.

Question #2

Do you believe in the afterlife?  Reincarnation?

Yes, I do, and I’m just not really sure.

Question #3

If someone made a movie of your life would it be a drama, a comedy, a romantic-comedy, action film, or science fiction?

Anybody that knows me would say Romantic-Comedy.  Not this marriage so much, but, well, just thinking back on my past.  I gotta laugh.  If I don’t, I’ll cry!  And I would, without a doubt, have Jenna Elman portrait me, and Johnny Depp, every leading man in my life!  (love that bad guy image) 🙂

(Dawn @ lingeringvisions.  Do the circles work?)

http://twohalfmen.wikia.com/wiki/Jenna_Elfman   http://www.people.com/people/johnny_depp/

CAN YOU SEE THE RESEMBLANCE?  Even our names are close in sound. 🙂

Question #4

If you had to spend one weekend alone in a single public building or institution, which building would you choose?

I’d like to hang at the White House.  I could roam around and take in all the history.  I don’t know if that would be my first choice if I had a whole lot of time to think about this, but it would definitely be one of them.  I’ll bet you would hear some whisperings in those hallways – ghost of Christmas past.

ME AND MY LEADING MAN

(Oh and the White House in the background)

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