Share Your World – 2014 Week 15

Wondering what Cee has in store for us this week? Let’s find out!

1. For your blog do you basically use Windows or Mac, laptop, desktop, pad, or phone? Since Windows 8 drove me to Mac, that’s what I use. I’ve done several of my blogs on the iPad, but decided it was easier really to just do them on the iMac, which is where the photos all are. One less step that way – the photos I’m going to use go in my blog folder, but I don’t have to also copy them to Dropbox so I can access them from the iPad.

2. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Since it’s been centuries since I’ve been a kid it’s hard to remember. What? You say you’ve told me a million times not to exaggerate? Fine! But you know you are a bit of a nitpicker, don’t you? I remember wanting to be a stewardess as a young girl, until I outgrew the height limitation which, as I recall, was 5’8″. As a big kid – that is, when I was an adult taking college classes at night and had an absolutely marvelous instructor in Business Law – I thought, briefly, that a corporate attorney might be good. When I was a kid, choices for women were limited.

3. Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it? Primarily small towns, although we did live in the suburbs of Denver for awhile too. I think I’ve told you before, we moved around a lot. A lot! I guess I liked it – when I was very young I loved the freedom of being in a country setting. I suspect as a teenager I wanted more. Don’t all teenagers want more? Now I like to visit a large city now and then, but live in one? Not!

4. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? Assuming there were no mirrors around to bely my real age, I think I’d probably be 45 or 50 – old enough that the major fluxes in emotions had died down, but young enough to enjoy life and appreciate that the driving forces of youth had simmered and mellowed.

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 the sunshine and warm temperatures that made working in the yard a pleasure and encouraged the spring birds to return and flowers to bloom. I am grateful for the day to relax and look for photo opportunities with the Artistic One (we went up to Crater Lake, photos to follow) and yesterday when the Gracious One, the Artistic One and I went over the mountains to the bigger city for a girls’ day of shopping. I am looking forward to another week of rising every morning and knowing I have loved ones in my life.

And now for those Crater Lake photos – Keep in mind as you look at them that the snow accumulation is much less than what is normal for this time of year.



Through the window in the gift shop, all you see is snow


Then I clambered, incredibly gracefully of course, up a snowbank to capture pictures of the lake


And turned around to show you the roof of the gift shop


Care to go sledding?

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 Share Your World – 2014 Week 15

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Your snow photos of Crater lake are magnificent. That is still one place I want to go see…but may not in the winter.


  2. Heather says:

    So you’re saying I should look forward to 45 or 50? Done!
    Okay, so we’ve lost most of our snow. Don’t envy the amounts piled up at Crater Lake, though I do appreciate the ice-less surface of the lake 🙂


  3. lisa says:

    OMGGGGGG! That is a ridiculous amount of snow. Beautiful….but ridiculous. I’m fruit device when it comes to computers, but own an android phone. No tablet, but it would be an android one since iPads don’t have any USB ports.


  4. Joanne says:

    Okay, that snow is just crazy….how do they manage to make a clear trail to get into the buildings, without an avalanche? Are the banks of snow frozen? And when the snow melts, is there a flood? But if the temperature is freezing, why aren’t you all rugged up in a jacket? And wow, that water and sky is blue! I really know so little about snow (no one else is asking these questions, I see!) 🙂


    • Carol says:

      They have tunnel-type structures that lead out to the parking area, Joanne, and very large plows to keep the roads and parking areas clear – at least to the south entrance of the park. The roads around the lake and other entrances are not plowed and are closed until the snow melts off, usually the end of June or early July. The banks get very icy but melt gradually so the water runs off down the slopes and into the lake. It was comfortable the day we were there so my sweatshirt and vest were all that I needed.

      Sent from my iPad



  5. Easter Ellen says:

    I love the wisdom that you show in your answer to the age you’d like to be. So very well said!


  6. Robin says:

    Wow! Less than usual is still a lot of snow! I, too, like the wisdom in your answer about age. 45-50 sounds just about right to me. 🙂


  7. jay53 says:

    You sound a lot like me! I use a Mac because I got fed up with Windows, feel grateful for the birds and spring flowers and also feel about 45 years old. Like you, I loved living in a large village in the country as a child, but later as a teenager, wanted more ‘life’. Now, I would hate to live in a city. What did I want to be? Well, since the choices were so limited for women, as a very young child I wanted to be married with children, as a teenager, I wanted to be an artist or a vet … but I definitely didn’t want any more school!


  8. pattisj says:

    My sled and I are ready! Windows 8 pushed me over the edge–to a Mac, too. I’m just getting started with it and wonder why I waited so long to change. I wanted to be a stewardess, too, but like you, outgrew that career. Had to laugh at centuries since you were a kid. It does kind of feel that way.


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  10. I can’t believe there is that much snow at Crater Lake here at the end of May! That’s crazy!
    By the way, Carol, I keep meaning to say that I love your new header photo!!
    I’d live in either the country, a small town or the city, but I HATE the suburbs, which is just where I live now. Ugh. I think I’d actually prefer the city because there’s so much to do all the time and you can often just walk out your door and not have to get in a car!!


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