Share Your World – 2014 Week 24

Here we are again – Cee ‘n’ me and any of you who wish to participate, sharing our worlds.

1. What makes you feel the most secure? A couple of things – knowing that I am a survivor and that I will make it. Also knowing that I have my kids and my friends, and that they’ve got my back.

2. If you were a shoe, what kind would you be and why? Something comfortable. It used to be my shoes had to be attractive and stylish. Now, comfort is what matters. Cute is good, but comfort is paramount. Depending on the weather, I would either be in my clogs or flip-flops. I have two pair of leather clogs that I love, love, love, and a couple of pair of clogs meant for a little warmer weather. In warm weather, a pair of flip-flops – my current favorite is a pair of Merrell flip-flops I splurged on. They are soooo comfy.

3. How many languages do you you speak? Just one – American English – although sometimes I fracture it. I haven’t yet been granted that wish to know the language for wherever I visit.

4. What was the largest city you have been to? What is the one thing you remember most? To answer this precisely, I would have to do some research – which Cee did, but I have not. I have been in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, San Francisco, Dallas, and – probably more, but that’s what I remember. What do I remember about them? Hmmm – New York City: New Year’s Eve in Times Square, when we were waiting for a subway and a man-who-had-been-celebrating-a-wee-bit-too-much decided to board the train. Problem was, it wasn’t yet there, but was near. I grabbed his arm, and he rewarded me with his dog tags. Los Angeles: going to see Phantom of the Opera. Chicago: missing a train connection and spending the night in Union Station with a young couple – just the 3 of us. Very eery. Minneapolis: apparently nothing memorable happened in Minneapolis. For me. Denver: I was a young teen living on the outskirts and a girlfriend and I took the bus in to see a movie with Bill Haley and the Comets. Unfortunately, we were not wise enough to save bus fare to get home, so we had to walk many many miles in the very very dark. San Francisco: staying on Fisherman’s Wharf with a group of friends until the last trolley was leaving only to discover it didn’t go all the way to our hotel. Then, not being able to find our hotel and there were too many of us so no cab would stop. Finally a couple from Chicago (how embarrassing!) showed us the way to our hotel. Dallas: Hot. Humid. Finding the world’s most unpleasant TSA people at the airport.

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? You know, I’m in a rut here. I’m grateful for the energy I’ve had lately, the interest in life I’ve had lately, the ability to get our of my bed every morning. I’m looking forward to more of the same in the week(s) ahead.

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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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5 Responses to Share Your World – 2014 Week 24

  1. “Cute is good, but comfort is paramount.” Amen siSTAR!

    And I love the photographic differences of Intent and Content ā€” Excellent!

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  2. Joanne says:

    I loved reading through your memories from each city Carol. I haven’t been out of Australia, so the largest city I have been to is Sydney, and I could write a book of memories of the city, and all good memories too. And I wish I could hug your fury girls through the computer, they are so beautiful. šŸ™‚

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  3. cobbies69 says:

    I would love to visit Times Square,,it is something that appeals to me as it does many English..,fingers crossed..

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  4. Cee Neuner says:

    I like you contented baby photo. From the cities you mentioned I believe NY is the biggest. I know Denver and San Francisco is much smaller. You know I lived in Colorado. I so adore San Francisco. I have a lot of fond memories from my late teens of being up there. Thanks for playing.

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  5. Heather says:

    Sounds like very good reasons for feeling secure. Knowing that you can make it, and that you’ve got support should get you through most situations.
    I love Merrell shoes. I used to wear Sauconies (Is that the appropriate plural? Here I go, fracturing the language…), but my Merrells hold up so well. I just switched from a pair of year-old Saucony that I’ve run and walked in for a pair of 3 or 4 year-old Merrells that I retired from running to yard mowing. They’re a wreck, but they are so comfortable.
    Your San Francisco story made me smile. One of those things that’s probably embarrassing in the moment, but hilarious years later šŸ™‚

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