Share Your World – 2014 Week 5

While I sit here waiting for delivery of my new washer and dryer (maybe more on that another time) I thought I would use the waiting time to take on Cee’s Challenge.

1. If you had a choice to live anywhere would be your preference salt water beaches, forest, fresh water lakes, hot tub, ski resort or desert?

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I’m already living where I choose to live, but if I were to move, my first choice would be the coast – where I could walk along the salt water beaches and enjoy the sound of the waves lapping, pounding or crashing onto the shore to my heart’s content. Second choice would be a fresh water lake, but in either case, a forest would need to be nearby. I only want it all – or all of the parts that appeal to me.

2. What was your favorite toy as a child . . . and now? My favorite toy as a child? You are kidding, right? Do you realize how many years ago that was and how far I would have to dig in the memory banks to find that answer? Okay – I had dolls, I remember, that I loved. Especially the one that you fed a bottle of water and it came out the other end. I know, for today’s kids that would be a lot like talking about how exciting black and white TV was, wouldn’t it? Then there was the little black Scottie dog and white Scottie dog magnets my grandmother had. They delighted me. My most favorite was probably the broomstick I used to pretend was my horse and I’d don my cowboy hat and six-shooter so my dog and I would ride out into the hills and vanquish the bad guys. Now – my favorite toy(s) would have to be my iPad and my camera.

3. Which do you prefer sweet, salty or both at the same time? Sometimes sweet – chocolate of course – sometimes salty. Oft times both at the same time. Like peanuts and chocolate – perfect!

4. Would you prefer snowy winters, or not, and why?

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Snowy winters. However, there is a caveat here – I would like the snowy to come just before Christmas and leave by Groundhog’s Day, and to stay off the roads whenever it’s here. I do love/need my seasons though.

Now, a few more of my favorite things – sky pictures.

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Here’s to a day filled with enough for the world.

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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12 Responses to Share Your World – 2014 Week 5

  1. NotAPunkRocker says:

    I love the pictures with this post!

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  2. Trisha says:

    I would love more snow if it came with your conditions. That sounds perfect! Love the sky pictures!

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  3. Heather says:

    “I only want it all – or all of the parts that appeal to me.” Funny, me too! I already live where I want, but would move closer to water if I moved…and still have woods nearby. And obviously I like snow. Though I wouldn’t complain about having a few more glimpses of the sky. Thanks for sharing your view!

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  4. Cee Neuner says:

    I forgot about broomsticks being horses….we used to use our imaginations a lot as children. Glad you dusted off your memory cap and dug deep for that one. Thanks so much for sharing. I like your first snow photo with the birdhouse best of all. See you next week!

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  5. Beautiful sky pictures, Carol. And for someone who can’t remember that far back into your childhood, you sure did a great job of dredging up the details of those toys. I can relate to the broomstick riding. I used to set up jumps in my backyard and gallop around with my best friend jumping the jumps, neighing like we were horses! Is that embarrassing or what?

    I agree, now it’s the camera that is my favorite toy! That and my car, I can’t do without a car! I love your snow picture too, and I too love all 4 seasons. I really appreciate them now that I’m back home. πŸ™‚

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  6. Loved all your answers! I feel exactly the same about the snow, and very much the same about the ocean. I don’t remember many of my toys specifically either – but now that you mention it, I did have a Betsy-Wetsy doll, and that made me remember cutting out new Betsy McCall paper doll outfits from McCall’s each month with my Mom…nice memory. Your photos are all lovely, too – I especially like the birdhouse… Hope your new washer & dryer worked out well!

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  7. Joanne says:

    You’ve had some beautiful skies there Carol! I loved dolls too, but by the time I had children it seemed that teddy bears were far more popular. Not that I don’t like bears, I still have some of my own, but how I loved my dolls! πŸ™‚

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  8. Karma says:

    Fabulous answers and fabulous sky photos.
    Barbie was my doll of choice : being a child of the 70’s my Barbie had cool hippy clothes and long straight hair, and nobody made a big deal about what an unrealistic body she had, lol.

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  9. lisa says:

    We may be clones of each other. πŸ™‚ Peanut has lots of baby dolls that she “takes care of”! I don’t remember a lot of toys while growing up. Certainly not as many as most children have today! Barbies and board games…and art supplies!

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  10. Dawn says:

    Agree, snowy winters from Christmas Eve to mid January..then be done with it. Good idea about a rule not allowing it to fall on the roads too.

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  11. LG says:

    Lovely pictures.
    Where I live now, there is no snow at all. But I went to grad school where, as the popular saying went, there are three weathers – there is flurry season, there is snow season and there is winter. I loves snow, but hated the cold. I miss snow and when I see pictures of it, feel an intense yearning for it.

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  12. Mama Cormier says:

    I also had a similar doll; I live by water and my cottage is on a lake and I love winter with snow, except this winter because it’s been way too long. Rain on the way tomorrow and we’re being warned about flooding but next week the temperatures are going to drop again and we’ll be living on a giant skating rink.

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