Share Your World ~~~ April 24, 2017

Hello, People! I do hope everyone’s weekend was good.

Here is this Monday’s Share your world from Cee. Why not go visit her blog and see about joining us! If not, just visiting her blog and seeing her wonderful photos will do you a world of good.

 

Wanting something to quench your thirst, what would you drink?

It’s usually water or coffee. I have one diet soda a day but for a real thirst, I go for water.

Complete this sentence:  Never In My Life Have I….

Never in my life have I …gone for a helicopter ride, went on a safari, swam in the ocean, …. and the list could go on and on. I mean there are a lot of ‘nevers’ in my life as I’m sure there are in others. I try not to dwell on them. I’m getting older and not traveling anymore so I may never do those nevers. And that’s ok. I’ve done a lot of other things and I’m content with that.

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

I could say my health back. But, that’s a bit unrealistic but it would be nice. Materialistically? I would say…money. I want to know my husband and I would be well taken care of as we age. I would also like enough to help my friends that need it.

On my list too would be to buy a big piece of land with a small cottage smack in the middle and have the rest for a safe haven for abused and misplaced animals. I always wanted a huge place so I could save as many animals as I could. They are the innocents of the world.

What do you do if you can’t sleep at night? Do you count sheep, toss and turn, or get up and try to do something productive?

I meditate. I take deep breaths and think pleasant thoughts. I know I can’t get up and do something because my body takes that as a time to fully wake up and energize. I learned a long time ago not to do that. Sometimes I toss and turn but eventually, I fall asleep. Usually, though, all it takes is meditation.

 

 

How was your weekend?

 

 

 

 

 

Share Your World ~~~ April 17, 2017

Hello, People! I  hope everyone had a great Easter weekend.

Today, we are back on schedule with this week’s Share Your World questions and answers. Hope you enjoy and even join us!

 

When writing by hand do you prefer to use a pencil or pen?

I always use a pen. I love the ease and flow of a pen. I collect pens too. Different colors and such. I think I’m drawn to the colors like a kid.

Would you rather be an amazing dancer or an amazing singer?

Even though I’ve always loved dancing, I think I would love being an amazing singer. Maybe it’s because I can actually dance and I can’t sing worth a damn. I have an amazing ear for music but my voice is sadly lacking. It’s so bad that whenever I try to sing at home my female cat attacks me. LOL Truth!

If you were on a debate team, what subject would you relish debating?

I learned to debate late in life. From an old boyfriend who was great at it. Now, I very rarely use the ability as most people around me get so angry. They don’t know how to debate, only yell. So sad. I love a good debate. As for a subject, I would relish debating? It’s usually subjects that people get very…emotional about. I try to keep emotions out of things….it just makes a good debate impossible.

What are you a “natural” at doing?

Reasoning things out. I can look at a problem and figure out a solution. I’m a very visual person. I ‘see’ solutions in my head. Not with math though. I’m absolutely terrible at math but I can see solutions to word problems or spatial things. I see….patterns. I’m also very logical. I am also a natural artist. I found out years ago I have a knack for painting. Never took lessons but I’m pretty good at it.

 

 

Have a wonderful week, everyone! 

 

Share Your World ~~~ April 10, 2017

Yeah, I’m a bit late this week for Cee’s Share Your World. Been a busy week so far but today I’m here and trying to play catch-up.

Here are this week’s questions and answers. Hope you enjoy and maybe even play along!

Have you ever participated in a distance walking, swimming, running, or biking event? Tell your story.

No. I’ve never been very sporty. Nor am I built for running. So I haven’t done any of these things for an event. It sounds like work to me.

Name one thing not many people know about you.

I’ve done so many of these question and answer posts I’m not sure what’s left for a surprise.

I know I’ve mentioned this before but talking on the internet is not like talking in real life, so people tend to forget. Hell, people in my life tend to forget anyway. I’m partially deaf. I have no hearing at all in my right ear. Doesn’t really affect much in my life. People would never know unless they were really paying attention.

What is your favorite flower?

I have two. They are the Iris and the Lilac. I love them both.

Things I want to have in my home (paintings, hot tubs, bookcases, big screen tv etc)

I’m not very materialistic so this one was hard for me. I want more plants but it’s going to have to wait for a while as my two cats love to eat them. Most of my plants now are in my bedroom because the cats aren’t allowed in there but I have no room for any more.

I would love the walls inside the house to be painted. I don’t see that happening anytime soon. Also, the ceilings need painting. I would have to hire someone to do them as there is no way the husband and I could do it.

New tubs in both bathrooms. I actually would love to take the tub out of my bathroom and put in a corner shower. I don’t want shelves and things like that. I would just have to fill them up and then dust them. I like the minimalist look.

 

So there you are! Hope everyone has a great rest of the week!

Share Your World ~~~ March 27, 2017

Hello, People! Hope your weekend went well and are ready to kick some butt this week!

Thanks again to Cee at Cee’s Photography for giving us some questions to answer this week.

 

Does your first or middle name have any significance (or were you named after another family member)?

I wasn’t named after anyone. My middle name is Lynn….so Jackie Lynn, it’s a broken up version of Jacqueline, which my mother wanted to call me at first. She broke it up into two names because she thought it would be easier for a kid to write and remember. She also was into French sounding names for a while.

Music or silence while working?

Depends on what kind of work I’m doing. When I’m writing, it has to be silence or I end up listening to the music more than writing. If I’m doing housework I like to crank up my music, seems to help with the mundaneness of housework. If I paint, I also like to crank it up. Anything else, silence, please.

If you had a special place for your three most special possessions (not including photos, electronics, people or animals), what would they be?

My three most special possessions would have to be….excluding my computer, my dog Sam and my books…..

I have a large envelope in my file cabinet that has all my important papers in. They are me. My birth certificate, my passport, and other papers saying who I am.

Another item would have to be…my car. I need my transportation and my independence. Or would that be considered electronic? I also wish I had a garage to put it in.

Then the last item would have to be…my notebooks and pens with all my story ideas and writings in, which have a shelf above my desk. I would hate to lose all those handwritten notes.

The Never List: What are the things you know you never will do?

Well, it seems the first is like most others….bungee jumping. Then there is…..

Run with the bulls….as I’m not into running anyway but add bulls to the mix? Uh….no.

Eat liver…..um, just no. I can’t even cook the stuff much less eat it and now that I’m a so-called adult….I don’t havta.

Fly a plane…..I always wanted to take lessons but never could afford them. Now…..eh.

Own a horse….it’s been a dream of mine since I was a kid. I don’t see it happening.

I’m sure there are lots of other things I would never do but that’s all I can come up with right now.

 

What would your answers be? Let me know! 

 

 

 

 

 

Share Your World ~~ March 20, 2017

Last week for one reason or another I didn’t post much. Sorry about that. Life has a way of getting in the way of pleasure sometimes. I’ll have to do one of my catching up posts to update you on things in my part of the world. I have some (maybe) good news about the husband. So, stay tuned for that!

For today, I’m posting Cee’s Share Your World questions for this week. Thanks Cee for helping me with a blog post. 🙂

Today’s questions and answers are:

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? 

Some days I definitely feel my years. Others, hmm, maybe thirty, or forty? Now some of you might think…wow…that’s not that young of an age. It is when you are actually twice that. Ha! My mind is forever young, my body…not so much.

So, you’re on your way out and it’s raining. Do you know where your umbrella is or do you frantically search for it all over your apartment/house?

People actually own an umbrella? I love the rain. The feel of it on my face. I don’t really remember when I did own an umbrella. I don’t remember the last time I saw someone use one either. I don’t think they are as popular as they used to be.

Do you recharge your energy by going out with friends for a good time or by spending it with quiet time alone?

Oh, I must have my alone time. I would prefer it in the woods surrounded by nature but that’s not going to happen anytime soon. So I find it in my office or ‘writing room’ when I actually do any writing. I love the sound of silence.

Name three things you and your spouse, partner or best friend have in common.

I actually laughed at this one because I began thinking what my husband and I have in common…..and came up with nothing. Really, opposites must attract with us because we are not alike at all. So, I had to look at my bestie and me. We both have the same sense of humor (weird), we both love to write and read and we both are very honest with each other. If we don’t hear from each other in weeks, it’s ok. We communicate like time never passed. In fact we often times marvel at how similar our lives are. It helps in the understanding of each other.

 

That’s it for today, folks. Short and sweet. Hows things going with you? Let me know!

 

 

 

Share Your World ~~ Feb. 20, 2017

It’s Monday, so it must be time for Cee’s Share Your World! Thanks, Cee for the questions each week.

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When you cut something with scissors, do you move your jaw (as if you were about to chew)? 

No, I don’t believe I do. Sometimes if I’m really concentrating on something I will stick my tongue out. Have no idea why… just seems to help. Ha!

Do you chew your pens and pencils?

Is this mouth week? LOL….Ok, no I don’t chew my pens or pencils. Yuck. You don’t know where they’ve been or what’s been on them. My problem is I do know where they’ve been! (makes you wonder don’t it) 😉

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Are you a collector of anything?  If so what?

Do dust bunnies count? No? Eh. I used to be a collector. I collected Santa’s, snowmen, antiques, and books. Not necessarily all at the same time. First, I lost all my stuff in a fire, then a divorce, then because my mom was mad at me and my family members are vultures. So now I don’t collect anything but the aforementioned dust bunnies and no one else wants them.

Don’t feel sorry for me, though. When you live with less things you tend to enjoy what you have more.

What size is your bed? 

I have a double sized bed which I share with Sam, my dog. He takes two-thirds and kindly lets me have the last third. Which you people with pets understand. That’s ok with me, it’s his snoring that sometimes gets to me……..

 

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How’s your world doing today?

 

 

 

Share Your World ~~ Feb. 13, 2017

I did a post last week with a poll. I wanted to know what you wanted to see more of on my blog. As my readers, I want you to keep coming back to visit me.

I had a few answer the poll and the results are in! The biggest vote was you wanted more personal posts. More about me. Well, lucky you, I can accommodate you with the help of Cee’s weekly Share Your World questions. Thanks, Cee!

Also, it seems my readers want more short stories. Or a weekly series of the same ongoing story. I will see what I can do to fill that request also. Stay tuned for more short and flash fiction!

Thank you to all that voted and now let’s get it moving with some personal questions courtesy of Cee……..

 

Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?

Out. I used to sleep with them tucked in but now I need the sheets tucked out. Ever since I became diabetic I can’t stand anything holding my feet down, like sheets. So none of my blankets or sheets are tucked in.

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Have you stolen a street sign before?

Almost. When I was married to the ex we once stopped and tried to steal a street sign. I think because it had our last name on it. He couldn’t get it off the pole so I convinced him to leave it. I would have felt guilty if we had gotten away with it, so glad we didn’t.

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Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?

I used to use coupons a lot. Now, no. The place I shop at has weekly sales and I buy a lot of generic brands so usually the coupons I find I wouldn’t use as they wouldn’t help me save money.

 

Do you have freckles?

No, I don’t. I’ve been genetically blessed with clear nice skin. My siblings not so much…… I never got much acne and never had freckles.

 

 

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Here I Go, Talking About Me Again

Good day, People. Hope your weekend was a good one. Now we are on the final stretch of finally getting the US election over with. With all that going on I thought some comic relief was in order. Or maybe it’s just some more weirdness going on…..

This is a post about yours truly, courtesy of Cee’s Share Your World questions. Can’t get weirder than me talking about me…again. I’m my biggest fan, apparently. ha!

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Describe your own outlook on life in seven words or less. (NOTE:  does not  have to be a sentence.)

All things are temporary, especially the bad.

Where do you like to vacation?

What’s a vacation? If I want to go somewhere for a break I would prefer someplace with woods. I feel at home in the woods. Peace and serenity come to me through trees and wildlife.

Candy factories (sweets or treats including chocolate) of the entire world have become one and will now be making only one kind of candy. Which kind, if you were calling the shots?

This one is hard. I like really good chocolate. I imagine most people do. So it would have to be something with chocolate and peanuts. I love the combination of the two.

Complete this sentence: Something that anyone can do that will guarantee my smile is…

I was going to say smile. But I’ve had a few people smile at me that just creeped me out. Have you ever seen a clown smile? Talk about creepy! I’ve seen murderers smile….now if that won’t put you off smiles nothing will. So I’m afraid I will pass on smiles. So I’m going to go with……hell if I know. All I can see are creepy smiles now…thanks a lot, Cee. Ha!

 

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Ok, now that I’ve given myself the heebie geebies I’ll leave. Go visit Cee and see what she says and play along if you like! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share Your World – Week 41 2016

Today I’m going to share another session of Cee’s Share Your World. Why not visit Cee and see what it’s all about and read other bloggers great answers.

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Do you believe in love at first sight?

I’ve never experienced love at first sight, so I’m undecided. I know many people have said they believe as it has happened to them. I’ll keep an open mind about it.

Your first car?

My first car was bought when I was in my mid-twenties. It was a baby blue 1970 something Mustang. I paid two hundred dollars for it through my father-in-law at the time. He was an insurance adjuster in Texas and he got it because it was hail damaged. He wrote it off and I bought it. I loved that car. It looked like crap on the outside but that thing had a big engine in it and it would go!

Who taught you to ride a bike? How did it go?

I really don’t remember who taught me to ride a bike. Probably my sister or older kids in the neighborhood. I rode other kid’s bikes until my dad bought me my own when I was sixteen. It must have gone ok, as I managed to ride it and not crash it. Much…….

Ugly and rich or beautiful and poor?

I have never been materialistic and I’m used to being poor so I guess it’s probably ‘average looking and poor’. Ha!

What was the first dish you could cook?

I began cooking at a pretty young age, so I’m guessing it was eggs or something equally easy. I was cooking whole meals by the age of ten and as that was many, many moons ago, I don’t really remember. I also took cooking in Home Ec (when it was called that and when it was taught, again a long time ago!).

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Hope you enjoyed the questions and answers today. So tell me….what was the first dish YOU cooked and when?

 

 

 

 

Share Your World – 2016 – Week 40

I haven’t done one of these in a long time so I thought, what the hell, why not do one today! Of course, I’m talking about Cee’s Share Your World post. She posts a few questions and we answer them. Nothing to it. Let’s see what she wants us to answer today. Oh yeah, if you would like to read what many others have answered, go one over to Cee’s blog and take a look!

 

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Why did you start blogging?

I wanted to write and get to know people from the comfort and safety of my home. Well, ok, I was curious too. I didn’t know much about blogging back then but it looked like fun. I only knew of one other blogger at the time. I will tell you that I was terrified when I hit that publish button for the first time. Then I got excited because people actually were reading what I was writing! I do have to admit that my first blog was a food blog. I wrote about food and published recipes. It was great but not what I really wanted to do. So after about a year or so I got braver and started this blog….my writing blog… and I haven’t looked back since. I love blogging and the great community of people who come by here.

 

A piece of clothing you still remember?

When I was about six or seven my mother bought me and my older sister matching shirts. Mine was red and I think my sisters was blue (I’m not sure about that). They had a small poodle on them. It was my favorite shirt for many years. I have a picture of me wearing it too, now that my sister sent me pictures of when I was younger.

 

Who are you trying to reach with your blog?

Anyone and everyone. Writers, readers, I don’t care as long as they enjoy my blog and all that I offer on here.

 

Is there a stuffed animal in your bedroom?

Yes, there are several but they aren’t mine. They belong to my dog, Sam. He loves to play with stuffed toys. I think the ones in my bedroom are his raccoon, his beaver and probably a couple I don’t remember. He has toys in just about every room. He might (just might) be a bit spoiled.

 

The best birthday present ever?

Oh, that’s easy. It was for my sixteenth birthday. My dad bought me a dog. A small Shih Tzu that I named Ping-Ping. He was my best friend. My dad also bought me my very first bike that year too. So I actually have two best birthday presents ever.

 

What would surprise me about you?

I had to really think on this question. I’ve been blogging for four years now, I’m not sure there is anything about me that would surprise someone. Ok…..here’s something that I believe would surprise most people…..I once looked into opening a brothel. Truth! The only thing that stopped me was I found a job that I really enjoyed. The idea stayed with me for several years. I always thought I would be very good at being a madam, one that didn’t have sex with clients, though, that’s what the girls and guys would be for. I even had a couple of friends that wanted to join me. I have known some interesting people in my life. ha! Does that make me a bad person? I mean it would have been a very clean, upstanding sort of place. I’m very open-minded about things like that. Well, this should shock some people if they read it. 😉

 

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I’ve Got To Be Me ~~~ Share Your World, Week 4, 2015

Hello people! I do hope all those in the wake of Storm Juno are doing well today. Did that storm actually do anything? How’s things by all of you?

This week is another question and answer session made possible by Cee, of Cee’s Photography. Why not pay her a visit and say hi! Also, check out her awesome photos.

 

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

I lived in a haunted house in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was an interesting house to live in. No, I don’t live there now and haven’t for many years. I haven’t even lived in Wisconsin for many years. I’ve traveled around quite a bit since I was 5 years old.

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?

I would like to think I would take the opportunity presented to me. But, knowing myself as I do, I probably wouldn’t go. I don’t enjoy parties or any large gatherings. The introvert in me. I feel out-of-place and awkward.

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My childhood home which was haunted via google maps.

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

I grew up in the biggest city in Wisconsin. No, I didn’t enjoy it and got out as soon as I was able to. I’ve also lived in Ft. Worth, Texas, another large city, and no didn’t enjoy that either. I have most enjoyed living in smaller towns. Like now, where I live in Canada is a place that is just the right size. Big enough to have the conveniences that I enjoy, but still retain that small town flavor. The people here are friendly and outgoing. I like it here, except for the winters. Can’t have everything I guess!

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

I had always wanted to join the Navy and have a military career. That was nixed with my hearing problems. So because of my great love for reading, I decided I wanted to become a writer of great books. I’m still working on that dream. 🙂

Other than that I was always open to possibilities. You just never know what’s around the corner.

 

What did you think you wanted to be when you were a kid? Did you become that?

 

 

 

 

 

I Love How You Love Me ~~~ Share Your World, Week 3, 2015

Hello People!

Back for some more of me, eh? Good for you! I love my readers.

This week Cee from Cee’s Photography gives us some more great questions to answer. If you want to know what this is all about, go over to Cee’s and join! You might also want to look around as she has some fantastic photos to share. Now on with the love fest!

 

Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?

Most people would say someone famous. A writer, a singer, a celebrity. Me, I would want some of my blogging buddies over for dinner. I want to meet them in real life, become best buds not only here in the virtual world, but in reality too. I think we would have a blast! We could start out cooking together, eating together and of course cleaning up together. We would laugh and joke and cry about some of our problems. It would all be great fun. Just to name a few, Maddie, Lois, J (Sheena, PunkRocker), Tiny, Michael, Mer, Evil Squirrel, Marlene, and anyone else who wants to come! Let’s have dinner, drinks (for those of us who imbibe), laughs, good times! (If I missed putting you down, I’m sorry, just sign up and let’s have dinner!)

When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else?

I sing to myself all the time. Softly though, as I don’t want anyone to hear me. To someone else? Never! My goodness, you would NOT want to hear me sing. Just to give an example about how bad I am, last time I sang out loud (I was alone) my cat Pouncer attacked me! LOL True story.

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If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?

I would love to have the ability to write how I want to write. I’m always working on my craft, but it never reaches the quality I want. I want to convey so much more in my writing than I’m able to now, not for riches or fame, for the ability to reach people and make them feel good, or happy, or forget their problems for just a little while. I want to be that kind of writer.

What, if anything, is too serious to be joked about?

Rape. I hate when people joke about it. It is no way, in any shape or form, funny. Next on my list would be animal cruelty or child abuse. How can any of this be funny? Or joked about?

 

 

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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 good friends, who have helped contribute to a fundraiser for my new mattress. You kind people simply amaze me with how generous you are, even though some of you don’t always have enough for yourselves. I’m so close to my goal. I am dreaming about that new mattress and finally a good night’s sleep. So please, if anyone can help me out, click on the sleeping lady in my sidebar and read about my fundraiser, help if you can. I love you guys!