Share Your World – 2016 Week 11

I’m late – again. I’ve spent most of my morning computer time working on an album for 2015, which is finally done and is being printed. So now I can spend some time sharing with Cee.

1. How many siblings do you have? What’s your birth order? I am the oldest of three. I had two brothers, one of whom has passed on. Although I adore my surviving brother, they were not very nice to me when they were young things and I was babysitting. They told tales – not true – to my mother: “Carol hit us over the head with a frying pan!”. Yeah, sure. But I must admit there were times I wanted to.

2. In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger? It depends upon who the driver would be if not me. There are some I feel comfortable with, others not so much. Usually I am more comfortable with a woman driver, because women are not usually as aggressive as men.

3. When you lose electricity in a storm, do you light the candles or turn on the flashlight? How many of each do you own? I light candles and the two little gas lamps I own. I don’t know how many candles I have right now – probably at least a dozen, not all of which would be lit. They’re scattered about the house and some are in a cabinet to be brought out when others are burned down. When we first moved here we often had power failures that would last a few hours, but in the past few years most of our power failures are just momentary blips. It’s amazing how much there is that can’t be done without power, isn’t it? That’s when I hope my iPad and phone are charged up so I can at least read or play games.

4. List at least five of your favorite types of animals? (any animal to domestic to wild to marine life) Oh gosh. Dogs and cats, obviously. Horses, although I have ridden very little and was not good at it – but they are beautiful. Dolphins/porpoises, so graceful, so gentle. Deer, although I prefer they stay out of my gardens. Wild things that I see in my yard – squirrels and rabbits mainly. Birds, but they aren’t animals, are they?

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, as usual, time with friends, contact with my kids. The nice days we’ve finally had so I could get some work done in my yard. I’m having a hard time remembering the answer to this question must apply to the last week, prior to this one that we are in, because it’s so late in this week. I’m looking forward to more of the same.

Just a couple of pictures this week. I changed the feeder that I have hanging in my bird tree, and the squirrels are not especially happy campers. This one makes getting anything much more difficult for them, but they still try. Where there’s a will, there’s a way – at least they think there should be. Ignore, please, the dirty spots on my window – I haven’t gotten the outsides of the windows washed yet.



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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10 Responses to Share Your World – 2016 Week 11

  1. Ha ha! Just like the squirrels on the bird feeders in my garden – they are very determined.

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  2. Karma says:

    Yes, birds are indeed animals too – just not mammals, which the other animals you mentioned are.

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  3. Wonderful! I saw one today along the Rhine and I love them!


  4. The babysitting of younger siblings sounds very familiar, except that I had four of the little rascals! Usually I played school with them and made them sit down and listen to me as I wrote on the board and gave them problems to solve!

    Those squirrels are quite rambunctious and entertaining!


  5. Cee Neuner says:

    As always Carol it was a pleasure reading your responses. 😀 I can see you hitting your brothers with a cast iron frying pan (teehee and not really). I kind of doubt if you mom believed them 😀

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  6. Carol – The squirrels in your neck of the woods share the same willful determination as those in ours. I think they’re the basis for the saying, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

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  7. Robin says:

    Love your header, and your squirrels. It must be quite entertaining to watch them. I am the oldest of five (I have three brothers and one sister) and know all about the tales they tell (except maybe some of them told on me were true since I didn’t always resist the urge to pummel them which usually resulted in ME getting pummeled since I am not an aggressive fighter).

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  8. pattisj says:

    Love your squirrel buddy, intent on getting to those precious seeds!

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  9. Dawn says:

    We have the same squirrel! 🙂

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  10. leendadll says:

    Once, when “babysitting” my younger sister and she pushed me too far, she stepped outside in her nightgown and I ran door-to-door, waiting for her to approach, then locked the door so she could hear it. Then I left her out there. I’m sure I got punished but I don’t remember that part because it was soooooooo worth it!

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