Share Your World – 2014 Week 16

This morning started with some sunshine after a night of rain, but the clouds have moved in again, so it seems a good time to share some more of my world, with questions by Cee.

1. How many places have you lived? You can share the number of physical residences and/or the number of cities. Oh gosh. Since during most of my school years I attended between 4 and 8 different schools in different cities and often different states, I haven’t got a clue. I might be able to account for adult years, during which I’ve lived in Minot, ND; Kingston, NY; Newburgh, NY; Bloomington, NY; Walled Lake, MI; Willow Creek, PA; Lakewood, CA; Fountain Valley, CA; Santa Ana, CA; Westminster, CA; Tustin, CA and now here I am, in South Central, OR (outside of Chiloquin to be specific).

2. What type of music relaxes you the most? Most often when I play music I tend to tune it out, with something catching my attention every now and then. I think, like Chris, silence is most relaxing to me and most of my days at home silence is the background noise. I like being able to hear noises (okay, what did that cat knock down now?!) around me. I do enjoy music, and perhaps today I’ll connect my phone to the bluetooth speakers and listen to a random selection of music.

3. If you could instantly become fluent in another language, what would that language be and why? If I were able to instantly become fluent in a language, why couldn’t I instantly become fluent in several languages? What would I pick? Oh – maybe Spanish, Korean, where else would I like to go visit? Would that ability continue so I could become fluent in the language of whatever country I decided to go to?

4. If you could fly or breathe under water what would you prefer? Fly because although I think there is much underwater that I would like to explore, I need light and underwater becomes quite dim as you descend. Besides, if I could fly, I could easily get myself to those countries whose languages I have become fluent in. Being able to fly, to hover without being really noticeable would be as good as being a mouse in a corner, don’t you think?

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 good friends with whom I enjoyed a delicious meal on Easter, and with whom I am privileged to spend time when I choose.


This week coming, I am looking forward to the spring cleanup in the yard getting completed, the grass turning a brighter green and new things sprouting and preparing to bloom.

It rained overnight, with a bit of snow mixed in apparently, which provided an opportunity to capture raindrops on flowers,




as well as another little sparrow, this one a White-Crowned Sparrow, I believe.


Now how about taking a look at the other blogs that have shared their 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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9 Responses to Share Your World – 2014 Week 16

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    I adore your spring photos. You have most definitely all over the country. Minot ND? Thanks for sharing.


  2. Heather says:

    Love the way you think! Flying to places where you know the languages. Sounds perfect 🙂 Especially if it isn’t snowing there. Like it is here. Again. Sigh.


    • Carol says:

      Snow? Oh no! We did get a tiny bit overnight and I’ve seen a flake or two fall from the sky today, but there is none on the ground. Thankfully.

      Sent from my iPad



  3. jay53 says:

    I’m with you: silence is most often what I choose. Though if I’m doing something like crocheting, I’ll have some Italian music or Italian radio on because otherwise I get bored.

    “Besides, if I could fly, I could easily get myself to those countries whose languages I have become fluent in”

    Hahahahaha! Just so.


  4. aril — stunning, vibrant photographs! I’m going to ride on the coattails of your magical ability to learn the language of any country you choose to visit. Brilliant!


  5. Joanne says:

    I have no idea where most of the places you have lived are, other than Oregon, but you sure have moved around a lot! Your photos today are gorgeous and I especially love the tiny pink blossoms. 🙂


  6. Dawn says:

    I’d want to fly for sure…I dream about flying…and it would be Spanish….and I’ve lived in too many places to count too…didn’t know you were in Walled Lake! That’s near me. Looking forward to my brother’s wedding this week….can’t remember last week….sigh.


  7. pattisj says:

    That is a lot of places to call home. Wouldn’t that be great…to have a foreign language knowledge when you traveled?


  8. You’ve lived about as many places as I have, Carol. And I think I would prefer to fly too. I agree too that I’d like to become fluent in whichever country I’d like to visit next. Because there are too many places in this world to see, and I couldn’t settle for just one!


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