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Share Your World – 2014 Week 17

It’s time for Cee’s Share Your World once again. Thank you Cee for each week posting great questions.

 

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What are some words that just make you smile?

Love, friendship, hello! These are just a few. Or great, delicious, I love you, Spring, warmth, sunshine, books, music. Those are a few others that tend to make me smile or feel good. I’m sure there are many others, but those are the ones I pick today.

When you lose electricity in a storm, do you light the candles or turn on the flashlight? How many of each do you own?

Oh most definitely light candles. I love candles. They shine with a soft glow and I have them that smell heavenly. So oh yes, bring on the candles! I also have a practical streak and so I do have flashlights too, mostly to light my way to the bathroom. Candles are best just sitting in one spot, much safer that way. But I love candles so always have some around. How many do I have? Oh, I have candles in every room! I usually have them in those glass jars like Yankee candles come in. Oh, if I could afford it, I would have Yankee candles in every room! But what I do have smell lovely and are every color in the rainbow. I also have flashlights in the living room, kitchen and bedrooms.

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What is the longest book you ever read?

I’ve read a lot of long books, but there was one many years ago by a woman author. I can’t remember her name or the name of the book, which I hate when that happens. But I do remember it was her first published book and she was like in her late 70’s or early 80’s. It was about a woman’s book club. It was a long book! Probably the size of two, maybe three regular size books. It was also an amazing book! It told about all these different women, and it was fascinating. I believe it was set in like the 30’s or 40’s and went on for years! I really wish I could remember the name, but it just escapes me.

So you win a pet monkey at a fair, but this isn’t just any old monkey. It can do one trick for you whenever you want from getting a pop out of the fridge to washing your hair. What would be the trick?

Ah, poor monkey. Well, if I won it, then I would make sure it had a good home. I’m a softy that way. One trick, huh? I think I would have it dust for me! Yes, that’s what it would do, for one thing it can get up in those corners and get those nasty cobwebs down. I am also quite a slacker as far as dusting is concerned. I don’t like to do it, don’t know why, but I’d rather do just about anything else but dust. Which is rather strange as I am allergic to dust. LOL Go figure.

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

Last week I was glad to see the temps get up to 20C, which they are supposed to again today. I’m always grateful for best friends, things would be pretty dull without them.  What I am looking forward to is more warm weather, I am so tired of winter hanging on. I’m happy to see the end of the month for several reasons. Bring on May!

 

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NaPoWriMo Poem Day 29 ~~~ Old Friends

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Old Friends

Books, books, books
friends from long ago
Alice, Jo, Huck, Jane
Names written on my heart
characters that kept me company
on many a long lonely day

Books, books, books
the smell of ink on paper pages
the feel of them between my fingers
black letters dance before my eyes
taking me to new places and old
adventures to be had, tales to be told

Books, books, books
they can make me laugh, cry, think
stories take hold, don’t let go
till the last page is read to the end
many times beyond as my mind
takes flight, I am that character I find

Books, books, books
Old friends, new
safe havens, they never let me down
No one is ever alone, when they
pick up a book and open its cover
to worlds renowned……..

This poem came about from my love of books and the written word. Hope you enjoyed.