Share Your World – 2013 Week 40

It was my intention to participate in Cee’s challenge yesteday, but somehow yesterday disappeared. It seems the days are doing that far too often lately. Anyway, here goes!

1. Do you plan out things usually or do you do them more spontaneous (for example if you are visiting a big city you don’t know? This questions sounds familiar – I plan. I plan and plan, then when I arrive I improvise a bit. Usually I plan far too much for the time I have.

2. Do you play video/computer game? Which one(s) or most recent? For awhile a few years ago I played Playstation games in an attempt to keep up with my grandchildren. That proved hopeless, since I don’t seem to have the coordination required to do really well. Now I’ve gotten sucked into Candy Crush Saga, Candy Blast Mania, Bubble Witch Saga – those are the games I play alone. But Kat and I also play Words with Friends – and I have a game going with an unknown opponent who beats me fiercely all the time. And Kat and I play Dice with Buddies. Since she is now in South Korea and working all day every weekday, our games take longer to finish, but that’s okay because my brain moves slowly too often.

3. In a car would you rather drive or ride? It depends on who the other driver is. I am quite comfortable with most of my women friends – sometimes men are a bit more aggressive than I’m comfortable with. I tend to be a very cautious driver. Some would say wimpy.

4. Since adolescence, in what three-year period do you feel you experienced the most personal growth and change? Oh boy! Is this a memory test? I’m going to say somewhere around the age of 45 to 50, cannot give a specific three-year period. It was the time following a divorce, the ending of what was a tumultuous relationship – a time when I learned how strong I really am and how many things I could do when I set my mind to it. I bought a townhouse that needed “updating” and set to painting, wallpapering, then building a wall unit followed by other pieces of simple furniture – I found me. It was exciting!

And now, because I want to share, a few photos from my archives. These were taken when husband and I went to the east coast in 2006.

20131112-111502.jpg A replica of the Mayflower

20131112-111548.jpg A harbor in Plymouth, Mass.

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Me, in Seaport Village

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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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8 Responses to Share Your World – 2013 Week 40

  1. “…I found me. It was exciting!” Many people die without being able to say the very same thing. Bravo!

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  2. Karma says:

    These questions are always so interesting for finding out more about cyber-friends! For example, I don’t remember you ever mentioning having grandchildren before! Or maybe I’m just too scatter-brained to remember, lol. And how cool for me reading your west coast blog to see pictures of Massachusetts!

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  3. Heather says:

    That Mayflower replica is something to behold. Schooners in all shapes and sizes (which right or wrong is what I’m calling that boat) are beautiful.
    I’m a bit of a both as far as planning goes. I like to have a list of things to do, but don’t worry about checking all the items off, or worry about going off-schedule. I think it just gets me in the mindset to do whatever we’re about to do. My only video games are Scramble (like boggle) and sudoku, which only counts as a video game because I do it on the phone.
    That three-year stint seems like it was good for you. I’m too close to all my recent growing periods to be able to pick one. Perhaps an outsider could choose better.

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  4. Cee Neuner says:

    Yes, I do repeat questions from time to time. I try not to repeat within the same year though. Although with my list I might have them doubled up some. Great answers as always. Your photos are superb too!

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  5. Robin says:

    I am wimpy, too. And a planner who plans too much, and ends up improvising. Not everyone can say, “I found me.” Lovely images. I was trying to remember when I visited Plymouth, MA, and saw the replica of the Mayflower. Seems like it was a long time ago.

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  6. LG says:

    “I found me” – that line makes me cry. I am still searching for me. You give me hope that someday I’ll find me too.

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  7. lisa says:

    It’s always amazing when we have those “epiphany moments” where we really learn something about ourselves. I usually have a loosely-defined plan when visiting a new city. Must leave room for some spontaneous discoveries!

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  8. Rob says:

    Great answer for the drive/passenger question. Question 4 – I love Plymouth, MA – I am a huge fan of Massachusetts, in general – especially Boston, the North Shore, and the Cape Ann. It is one of my four favorite places to live. One of them is San Diego (lived there for a while), which has a great Seaport Village. And I am also a fan of light houses. Lovely photos and I really enjoyed reading your answers.

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