Share Your World – 2016 Week 10

I missed last week – let’s blame it on too many trips to town, okay? On this cloudy,frosty morning, before I start washing the insides of some windows (I’m a pro at avoidance), I think I’ll share a little bit more with Cee and the rest of you.

1. What would you ask for if a genie granted you three wishes? Continued good health – can a genie give that? Sure, I think they can do anything, right? A travel budget, doesn’t need to be anything grand or elaborate. I’d ask for peace on earth, but I think that’s probably more than even a genie can do since no one can hear anything reasonable anymore. So, I guess I’ll go for happiness and safety for my Gep and my Kat.

2. What experiences are most meaningful to you? Those shared with loved ones – that glass of wine on the deck with my kids and my friends, listening to birdsong. Visits to new places, walks on the beach. My wake-up calls from Shasta, when she gives me kisses if I rub her belly before we get up. I’m pretty easy to please.

3. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A stewardess, but I grew too tall for the requirements then, so a secretary – because when I was growing up, those were the lofty goals women had. Besides being married and having kids, you know. But if I knew then what I know now. .

Complete this sentence: The best day of my life was…. I don’t think I can narrow it down to one day. There have been many excellent days – the days my kids were born, days I’ve spent with them when they were growing up and as adults – days with friends having new adventures. Quiet days in my warm home with my furry girls. Perhaps the very best day of my life is yet to come, it’s so hard to know. Every day that I awaken and get out of my bed has the potential to be a “best” day.

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? Last week? Okay – time spent with friends, of course. Time spent in the yard, cleaning out flower beds. I’m looking forward to more of the same, to getting out of bed and being able to stay upright.

No photos this week, because this time of the year there is not a lot of change in my world. Although the daffodils are growing taller, and the Lenten Rose (Helleborus) is sending up new sprouts to bloom very soon. That’s what I’m looking forward to – spring!

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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8 Responses to Share Your World – 2016 Week 10

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    I like your answer .. “Every day that I awaken and get out of my bed has the potential to be a β€œbest” day.” If we could always live with the exception and wonder. Thanks Carol. πŸ˜€

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  2. Carol β€” “But if I knew then what I know now…” Isn’t THAT the truth?!

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  3. leendadll says:

    sorry but if you are washing windows you are only an amateur at avoidance. i think i’ve washed my windows maaaaybe twice, in the 13 yrs i’ve been in my house.

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  4. Karma says:

    Your genie wishes are perfect! I’d wish similar, substituting Meghan and Sarah for Gep and Kat of course! πŸ˜‰

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  5. diggingher says:

    Who didn’t want to be a stewardess, right?
    I adore to dog picture in your header.

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  6. jay53 says:

    Ah … if I knew then what I know now. So very true. When I was very young my ambition was to get married and have a home and children on my own. At school, with the careers offered by the guidance counsellor narrowed down to three (teacher, secretary or the forces), I didn’t even THINK about the world of nature, or of art, or of photography and the possibilities they offered.


  7. pattisj says:

    I outgrew stewardess, too, and didn’t want to be a secretary. If only we had known what we know now! I like your thoughts regarding your best day may still lie ahead.


  8. joey says:

    I am looking forward to garden stuff, too. Spent some time out there today and another fair day last week. It’s an exciting time of year πŸ™‚

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