Share Your World – 2014 Week 3

A couple of days late, but before week 4 arrives, so here we go again – answering, or trying to answer, the questions Cee poses. Several of you are able to be so concise with your responses, and in many ways I envy that. I doubt I shall ever be concise and clear – it simply is not my way. So let’s see what I do this week.

1. In what do you find the simplest of joys? I think a couple of you may have summed this up very well already (although I’ve read few responses so far) – the song of the bird outside my windows, the antics of and kisses from my furry girls including those little chin nips that Twiggy gives, the sunrise and sunset, the glistening of the grass when kissed by frost, the early morning and evening light – I could go on and on. The bigger joy of course is my privilege of being able to see and hear those things.

2. Jello or Pudding? And what is your favorite flavor? Pudding, chocolate. But I do love some jellos with yummy fresh fruits in them, and I found one recipe awhile back that is jello blended with cranberries and I think maybe some Cool Whip or yogurt that was heaven.

3. Is there a language you would like to learn? In my younger days, I yearned to learn French – it seemed to be the language of love. I started a course in high school, but that only lasted a week because the teacher seemed to imbibe a bit too much and his idea of teaching was to hand out French newspapers and leave it at that – so here we are, beginning French students with no clue, staring at newspapers written in an unintelligible language. That just didn’t work for me. Now? I don’t know – it would be perfect to know enough of several languages to communicate adequately when visiting those countries, but that is a far-away dream. Both the learning the languages and the wish to visit several countries. Perhaps I’ll just rely on a language converter app if I am able to go far-away places.

4. Do you prefer juice or fruit? I think fruit. I am not much for fruity juices, but I do love the tang of a fresh tangerine, the smoothness of a good banana, the tarty sweetness of fresh berries, melon – oh melon! I drool over cantaloupe and some of the more exotic melons although I am not a huge fan of watermelon.

I think that does it for me for today. No photos my friends – this is being a busy week, what with having to replace a washer and dryer – mixed emotions there – I’d rather spend that money on a trip to somewhere, but yet having new more sophisticated laundry facilities is exciting – as well as treating myself to the pleasures of pretty fingernails and a massage (okay, taking advantage of friends who have gifted me these things) and there is the necessary buying of groceries and paint to paint a couple of walls. Pictures will come again another day.

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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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14 Responses to Share Your World – 2014 Week 3

  1. My husband and I attended The Center on Deafness in Northbrook, Illinois for two years to learn American Sign Language (ASL) – it was a well-worth investments of time.

    Happy Laundering with your NEW washer and dryer!


  2. Trisha says:

    Spending time with my furry friends (I have boys and girls) definitely rates at the top of the list of simple pleasures. They are such a gift.


  3. Heather says:

    The thing about juice is that it’s already ready. If someone has cut the fruit, then definitely fruit. Honestly though, I have much more fruit than juice, so I guess I’m not quite as lazy as I’d like to be.
    Painted nails and walls? It’s a complete makeover! Good luck with all your projects.


  4. Glad to hear you’re treating yourself nicely to new laundry appliances and massages and manicures, Carol. I too love jello with fresh fruit in it, and chocolate pudding is fun too! Don’t worry, you’ll have time to travel eventually, I’m sure of it. šŸ™‚


  5. Cee Neuner says:

    I adore that you are a wordy person. I love you are treating (even if through your friends) yourself. You deserve it. Thanks so much for sharing!!


  6. Karma says:

    Our responses are indeed similar! That’s too bad that your experience with learning French was such a poor one. I never did get to put what I did learn to practice with a visit to France. Maybe someday.


  7. lisa says:

    I’m s chocolate pudding lover too (big surprise, I know). As I get older, I think joy is found in those little day-to-day things rather than big epiphanies. As much as we like to travel to the Caribbean, we should really learn Spanish. Hope your day is full of joy! xox


  8. Joanne says:

    We used to have a show on TV, supposedly to teach the viewers how to speak French….well, it was pretty much the same as you describe your French teacher handing out newspapers, simply people sitting around, chatting to each other in French! How does anyone find that useful? No need for photos Carol, I loved reading your answers, as always. x


  9. Dawn says:

    Remind me to send you a recipe for cranberry jello that is fabulous. With fresh cranberries so I only make it during the holidays..but it’s a family favorite.


  10. Robin says:

    Wonderful answers, as always. My high school French teacher was similar in that he didn’t teach us anything. He sang songs in French and I guess we were supposed to learn from that. Have fun with the new washer and dryer. šŸ™‚


  11. Kathy says:

    A new washer and dryer can be a new beginning. We recently got a new washer and I went ga-ga with excitement over it. Too many years shall pass before any more brand new laundry appliances shall be purchased. (Maybe I better not say that.) It’s often so interesting reading the answers to Cee’s questions. You learn things about friends that you wouldn’t otherwise.


  12. Thank you for these inspiring answers! I am new to your blog, but can’t stop reading you šŸ™‚ And this is what I loved most “The bigger joy of course is my privilege of being able to see and hear those things.” That is so true and something I keep on thinking every time feeling grateful. Greetings from Brussels, Signe


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