Sharing is Caring ~~ 2014 Week 31

Hello people! I’ve been gone for a while, but I thought it was time I jumped out of my pity pool and joined the land of the living. Even if it is virtual.

The reason for the pity pool party is the beginning of July I sprained a ligament in my right knee and it was some of the most intense pain I have ever felt and I’ve felt some bad pain in my life.

It was all the time, 24/7 pain. I now have a deep and sympathetic understanding of people who live with chronic pain. I would not wish that on anyone. It took all my concentration just to get through the day. And the nights? The most hellish times I have ever gone through. No sleep for days on end, even taking sleeping pills. For a while there I thought I would lose my mind.

After a little over a month of this, I’m still not completely healed, but the pain at least has diminished enough that I can do something other than blubber my way through the day. I can think again. I’m still only sleeping a few hours at a time, but that too is an improvement.

I tried to visit some of your blogs, but if you haven’t seen me around, that is the reason.

Now onto the Share Your World post courtesy of Cee over at Cee’s Photography. Thanks Cee for some great questions this week and I hope you are enjoying your qigong retreat.

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

The set for the show would be something comfortable and low-key. Like someone’s nice comfortable living room, with comfy couches and sunshine coming through the a big picture window. I would invite;

Charlotte Bronte (because my favorite book is Jane Eyre, and I would love to pick her brains on how she came up with characters and stories)

My father’s mother, my grandmother, Martha. She died when I was 10, but I remember her as I tall, thin, caring woman. I would love to sit her down and ask her questions of her youth and her home country Germany. I have no stories of my grandparents when they were younger, no family history and I would love to have been able to talk to her about our history. (Actually I wish I could sit both grandmothers down and talk to them of family)

Painter Bob Ross. Yes, you know the one, the one with the big hair and the soft gentle hypnotizing voice. I used to watch his tv program Joy of Painting every week. I would love to sit him down and have him show me a few painting tricks. How to make happy trees, mountains and clouds. Plus I loved his soft voice. He just seemed like a really nice man too.

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What can you always be found with?

Usually a cup of coffee. (Hey I couldn’t do a post without mentioning coffee!) Or my dog Sam, or a book. Sometimes all 3!

What is the most fun thing you did in school?

Wow, asking a difficult question here. I hated school. Well, correction, I didn’t really hate school, I just hated going to school. The schools I went to were some of the worst in the state of Wisconsin. Terrible schools, dangerous schools.

I can remember though, one teacher took the class to see a classical orchestra play. It was even at night. I think I was in like 8th grade. I’m not even sure what class I was taking as I know it wasn’t music, as I never took music class. It might have been English. Anyway, we went to this wonderful music theatre and listened to a couple of hours of classical music. I loved it! It was beautiful.

What’s something you know you do differently than most people?

Cook. I never taste my cooking as I do it. Most people do. Well makes sense, right? You taste your food as you cook so you know you added enough seasoning or whatever. I never do. I just do it by smell and looks. I don’t know why I rarely taste as I cook. But I don’t. I very rarely ever have anything turn out bad or under seasoned. I never think about it most times except when someone asks me why I never taste food as I cook (which a few people have asked me in the past).

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30 thoughts on “Sharing is Caring ~~ 2014 Week 31

  1. NotAPunkRocker

    I was about to email you too, so thanks for reading my mind and posting first 😉

    This week’s questions have me stumped for witty answers. Go figure!

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  2. Bob Ross would be interesting. He was such a gentle soul. I took a class from someone who taught his technique. I actually still have that painting and Chris even likes it.

    I’m so sorry that you have been in such terrible pain. I’m glad it is finally getting better. Bummer.

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  3. Nice to “see” you my friend! Happy it’s all going in the right direction finally. I would definitely watch your talk show, your guests sound very interesting! I wouldn’t mind learning a bit more on painting, haven’t done real painting in years, only some digital art. And guess what? I never taste the food I’m cooking. There we are, like two peas in the pot 🙂

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    1. Thank you tiny! So nice to be ‘seen’. 🙂

      Sadly I haven’t done any painting in years either. Writing took over and I don’t seem to have enough hours in the day.

      Another non-taster?? yah!! lol

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  4. Mr. Ross a good choice. I use to love watching him paint. He died didn’t he? I always say I’m going to get his kit but it so expensive . . . well for me it is. Your other choices are good too. I would love to talk with my long deceased relatives also. I rarely taste my food when I’m cooking too. I like to sit and eat my food at one time. If I taste as I cook I get full and don’t enjoy it when I sit to eat. If I’m slow cooking all day, like a sauce or some thing I may taste it during the day as it simmers.

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  5. Good to see you writing a bit again. I understand what chronic pain can do. It can make you crazy. I hope you find a way to get better soon. Those were tough questions. Not sure I could answer any of them. I’m another Bob Ross fan vicariously. My son watched every show and has a series of his videos. He’s been teaching himself to paint for years along with many other things. i watched every one with him but don’t paint. He was just so peaceful and happy that it was contagious. Feel better soon my friend. Hugs. MH

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    1. chronic pain and the no sleeping is making me crazy. The more tired I get the less my body wants to sleep. It hates me. Bob Ross was a very popular painter. He was just so friendly and soft spoken. Thanks Marlene. Hugs

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  6. I’ve been away a lot from blogland lately too. Nice to see you anyway! Sorry about the ongoing pain, but at least it’s starting to heal now. You know what, I often don’t taste what I’m cooking either! Usually it’s because I forget, but like you, it generally all turns out fine anyway!

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    1. I did notice you haven’t been around much either, busy lady! Thanks Vanessa. I think when you cook long enough you tend to know how much spices to put in your pot. 😉

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