Sharing My World – 2013 Week 15

Now that we are already at Sunday, and tomorrow is Monday which is when Cee normally posts the new Share Your World challenge, I thought I should make a real effort to catch up. This past week has flown by, leaving me in its dust. Again. So now my attempt to catch up, or at least pretend to be caught up – my Week 15 answers to Cee’s questions:

1. What is one of your quirky traits? Hmmmph! Is this where all of you find out those hidden inner compulsive behavior things about me? Only if I choose to share, you say? What the heck, here goes! The bills (we’re talking green, buy-things-with-it bills here) in my wallet must be in sequence and all facing the same direction. This comes, I’m sure, from my days working as a cashier in a theater when I was in business school. In those days, order and precision was a requirement. But then, we also had to count change back without the register telling us what it was. We had to – ahem! – use our brains! Then there’s my mania about not doubling back when out shopping – I plan my route so that I go in a circle, or as close to a circle as possible, and I hate doubling back. There are many other quirks, but I think I’ll keep some of them to myself.

2. What has surprised you about blogging? The sense of community; the feeling that you really do know some of the people who write the blogs you read on a regular basis. And that those who visit my blog know me – the long distance friendships that develop.

3. Which do you prefer sweet or salty? Or both at the same time? That seems to depend on my mood. Sometimes it’s sweet – and almost always sweet needs to be chocolate. Sometimes it’s salty. After I eat I seem to think I need just a little taste of chocolate. Sometimes when I get the nibbles, I want salty. One of the combinations I like in the summer (and this really has nothing to do with sweet or salty) is a dish of ice cream with a beer. Cannot explain why.

Now to share some pictures – nearly all of which were taken through my morning window, which is in need of a good washing.

20130414-100308.jpg I heard the chorus, but found only one singer.

20130414-100407.jpg Morning cats

href=””>20130414-100424.jpg Taking a sip of water from atop the solar light.






About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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13 Responses to Sharing My World – 2013 Week 15

  1. I love your bird shots, but have to say today’s favorite is the morning cats photo!


  2. Carol – I keep my bills exactly the same way! (maybe we were separated at birth)…


  3. sjbchamp85 says:

    It drives Jim CRAZY when I pull crumpled bills from the bottom and side pockets of my purse!!


  4. Cee Neuner says:

    I’m the same with the dollar bills. For me, I always figured it was because my mom worked as a teller when I was a kid. I learned a lot about banking and how to handle money. We do tend to get to know and care about people. Loved your photos as always. Thanks Carol for playing along.


  5. Karma says:

    I so very rarely have cash in my wallet (I use my debit card for everything) but when I do, I have a tendency to quickly fold it up and smoosh it in whatever way it will go, lol.
    I always enjoy your bird pictures – you have such a different variety way over there on the other side of the country (although some are the same). What are the vivid yellow and black ones?


    • Carol says:

      Karma, the yellow and black birds in my most recent post are Evening Grosbeak. I get the “grosbeak” part of the name – but not the “evening”.

      Sent from my iPad


  6. lisa says:

    But then, we also had to count change back without the register telling us what it was. We had to – ahem! – use our brains! HA! I totally agree with this quirk. 😉 Counting change is a lost art. I, too, have been pleasantly surprised by the sense of community among bloggers. I count many of you as close friends, although we’ve never met face to face! Love your springy shots. Things are finally starting to bloom here…just in time to get windblown with the spring storms.


    • Carol says:

      We’ve had a few cold days now, with smatterings of snow. Tomorrow is to be nicer again. I noticed your green grass in your recent photos – hallelujah!

      Sent from my iPad


  7. Colleen says:

    I’m smiling at your precision bill folding. Our Canadian bills have different colors for each denomination and I was like Karma…. they were folded and smooshed into my wallet in no particular order and were never to difficult to find quickly. Much to my husbands dismay and despair as he is very precise about things like this. But since living down here, with all the bills being basically the same color, I have gradually found myself becoming very particular about this. Out of necessity, I think 🙂


  8. Joanne says:

    Carol, I have the same quirks as you, I will not double back and plan where I am going before leaving home and I also keep my notes in an orderly fashion in my wallet. Perhaps quirky is the new normal! Love seeing your birds too, as always, they are so different to my garden birds here. 🙂


  9. Heather says:

    I’m more like Karma here – I use plastic because it pays me better (we get some percent back into our bank account 🙂 ), and because it is never disorganized!
    I’ve remarked on the same blog-world phenomenon to my husband. I didn’t know what to expect when I started blogging, but I certainly didn’t count on what I feel like are true friendships. It’s nice to find reassurance in humanity in today’s world!
    Love your bird photos as always; the bespeak a lovely cheerfulness!


    • Carol says:

      I use plastic most of the time too, because of the cash bonus thing, but try to keep some cash in my wallet. I’ll use plastic for a dinner, but for a latte or a smoothie? Doesn’t seem right.

      Sent from my iPad


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