Share Your World – February 27, 2017

Since Cee first posted this challenge, we have moved into a new month. I cannot say I’m sorry to see February go, but I wish the cold and remaining snow would follow on its heels. In less than two weeks, we will start Daylight Savings time – doesn’t that mean daffodils will be blooming too? Hope springs eternal.

Ever ran out of gas in your vehicle? I’ve been thinking about this since I first read Cee’s challenge – I honestly don’t remember if I have or not. I have a mania about not getting below 1/4 tank, and if it goes below that, panic sets in – but I don’t know if I’ve always been that way or if I ran out of gas once and the mania began afterwards. I’ve had a flat tire – after the first one, I immediately joined AAA.

Which are better: black or green olives? My kids like olives of all kinds. I am not a fan of olives, black, green, or otherwise. I will eat sliced black olives on a pizza, but if some fall off, I do not rush to scoop them up and shove them into my mouth. They do not make me drool, desire, or any of those other “I love you, food” things.

If you were a great explorer, what would you explore? Someone said they’d explore their mind, but I’m not sure I want to go there. Actually, I did a whole lot of that in my younger years, and I still question it sometimes. That, however, does not answer this question. I’m sitting here looking at the scratch-off World Map my Kat got me, and I see a lot of areas not scratched off, so there is much left for me to explore. I would not want to limit myself by selecting just one place.

Quotes List: At least three of your favorite quotes? Oh gosh, like I can even remember. I know I use “What goes around, comes around” a lot, but is that a quote? I remember one that went something like – just a second, I want to Google this – oh yes. “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been” – that’s a Mark Twain quote. I do like Mark Twain quotes. Another of his that I really like is “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus”.

Optional 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 that I got through a week that had many days of snow showers without complete loss of my mind. Winter and politics are going to be my undoing, I often think. I am grateful for the return of the red-wing blackbirds, those greedy winged creatures that like to empty bird feeders far too quickly, but that also offer a signal that spring cannot be far behind. What am I looking forward to? Would you guess maybe spring? Yep.

I have no new painting to share with you this week, no photos of real interest, but I do have a tiny bit of whimsy – a photo taken at a recent birthday celebration.

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10 Responses to Share Your World – February 27, 2017

  1. dawnkinster says:

    I ran out of gas 2x in my life. Both times I was driving my husband’s truck. Both times ticked me off. I love green olives. On anything, just about. Especially in spaghetti sauce and on hamburgers. Oh an on cheese sandwiches. I know…euwwwww…but for me it’s really really good. If I could explore anything it would be Europe on my own with a backpack and a camera. I don’t know 3 quotes….there are several I’ve enjoyed when I read them somewhere else…but I can’t remember any of them.

    And I hope you DO have daffodils blooming in two weeks when daylight savings starts. They’ve been blooming here for a couple weeks. In fact they’re pretty much done. I hope I get to stay down here until they are blooming at home!


  2. I love both those quotes.

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  3. Cee Neuner says:

    I like your whimsical photo. We all need whimsy every once in awhile. I like your Mark Twain’s quotes.

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  4. Heather says:

    I haven’t run out of gas, but it’s not for lack of trying. I’m the opposite of you, and you’d have anxiety riding in my down to the last drop car! I fill it up, and then run it out.
    I used to only like green olives, on a fork, but now I like most. I don’t love them, but I occasionally enjoy them.
    Wishing you a timely spring!

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  5. Gobblefunkist says:

    Love the quotes.
    I want to explore my mind only because I have not done it. Once I actually start I may scoot. πŸ™‚ It is madness in there.

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  6. pattisj says:

    I’m with you on the olives, but I don’t want any ruining my pizza! Had to smile at your thoughts on exploring your mind. You just can’t get rid of that snow, can you? Daffodils (and many other blooms) have been out for the last couple of weeks. They really got an early start this year, though March often has a way of reversing spring. I’ve liked the Mark Twain quotes I’ve seen around, too.

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  7. Lisa says:

    Carol, I’m so sorry I’ve been lax in getting over here to comment on your posts. You are so good about making it to mine. I hope I can get back into the swing of things soon. I read your Twain quote and love it! In fact, I’m sure I’ll use it somewhere soon. I like green olives, but not black. Not sure why, they taste about the same. I’d like to explore a beach…anywhere. Or, a cruise ship. πŸ™‚ I’ve really enjoyed your paintings you’ve shared with us. You’re really very good at that medium! Take care, my friend. And thank you for all your support and kind words during our most recent challenge.

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  8. leendadll says:

    I’m always pushing my gas tank further than a should – so I LOVE that my new car has a “miles left” feature, and light that pops on at 18miles remaining. I don’t worry about running out of gas – but that might be because I’ve been a AAA member longer than I’ve been alive (true story, I rolled off my parent’s account so I’m 53 but AAA thinks I’ve been a member for 56 years). I used AAA like crazy back before they limited the # of calls per year… in my 20s my friends would call me when they broke down, I’d drive out, then claim I’d been in their car (cardholder, not car, is covered)… got them lots of free tows!


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