Share Your World – June 6, 2017

It seems I have not had words to share lately. A bit of a dry spell I guess, and there have been other things (like yard work) requiring my attention, although even that hasn’t been getting a lot of attention from me. Today is an off and on rain showers day, so it seemed like a good time to try sharing with Cee, and all of you, one more time.

What’s your strongest sense? Maybe sight, maybe touch. I don’t have a very good sense of smell, and my taste buds are not especially particular – unless I eat something that offends them, then they can become downright irritable. There are many things that must pass the touch test before I buy – a certain degree of softness is required in fabrics. And colors are important to me, which would be sight.

Which of Snow White’s 7 dwarfs describes you best? (Doc, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey) Today would be a lot of Sleepy and a bit of Grumpy. My old furry girl had a bad night so there wasn’t a lot of sleeping for me – which leaves me sleepy and a bit grumpy. But also sad, because I can’t do much more than I am doing for her. Her arthritic joints make life difficult often times.

If you could be one age for the rest of your life, what age would that be? Not sure, because every age has had some good and some not so good. Maybe 50 or 55 – I still had energy then, but had mellowed enough that life wasn’t as full of drama as it was when I was younger. I can tell you this – getting old is not the most fun in the world. Those golden years often seem as those they were simply gold-plated and tarnished.

List of Jobs You Think You Might Enjoy: Even if you aren’t thinking about a career change, it can be fun to think of other jobs you might enjoy. [Remember: This is SYW where even your dreams can become reality.] Testing mattresses would seem to be ideal, at least today. I really liked working as an escrow officer, although the stress sometimes was overwhelming. If I had it to do all over again, I’m not sure what I’d choose. I could say artist or writer, but to me those things are more pleasure than job and I’m not sure I’d want to make them a job.

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, as always, grateful for each new day, for my friends and my family, for my furry girls, for the ability to use my day the way I want to. I am looking forward to more of the same.

No photos today, no paintings – I haven’t touched my inks for a month, but perhaps that will change today. I guess when no words want to be shared, my creativity goes away – they must be connected. Niece Lisa, if you’re reading this, I haven’t forgotten your request.


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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 – June 6, 2017

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    It’s a very quiet day here too. Rain and dark clouds. Just makes me want to sleep and snuggle. Sorry about your night last night. We’ve got a pug that is getting old and arthritic too, so I totally understand.

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  2. Ally Bean says:

    I think your logic about what age to be is sound. Less drama + more energy was the best. I’ve felt so scattered lately that I need to think about getting back to Cee’s questions, too. They’re fun to answer & it’s great to read other people’s answers elsewhere.

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  3. Embeecee says:

    For your furry girl, have you heard of or tried Rimadyl? It’s a low dose pain killer for dogs and cats…they sent home a few pills for Huny after she had her teeth extracted, and I fancy that it helped Toro when his arthritis acted up…just a thought, but talk to your vet before giving the four foots anything..

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    • Carol says:

      She was on Rimadyl for a long time, but then it started some stomach problems, so the vet had to switch her to Tramadol. I called him today and we’re increasing her dosage. If that doesn’t do it, he said there’s another medication that can be combined with the Tramadol. She’s 13-1/2 years old and has really bad joints.

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  4. leendadll says:

    I wouldn’t pick art as a career for the same reason I didn’t pick psychology as a career waaaay back when it was an option: I don’t want my financial needs to drive my pleasures. Back then, I didn’t want to talk to people because they paid me (esp if I didn’t find them interesting). Now, I don’t want to feel like I HAVE to do art because I have bills to pay.

    Have you looked into transdermal pain meds for your puppy? They’re super easy to apply (rub into ear) and can be given at a low “daily maintenance” dose. Transdermal was an WONDERFUL discovery when Boo was ill. I wish I’d known about them years ago!! I’m sending good juju to your fur baby!

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    • Carol says:

      Exactly why I’d hesitate to pick art or writing as a career. Having to do it takes away the pleasure.
      I can see where transdermal would be great for a cat. My dogs will take pills if they’re surrounded by peanut butter. Vet doubled the dosage of her pain meds and she’s doing much better now. Old age is hell.

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      • leendadll says:

        Old age is hitting me hard – because I’ve chosen to spend most of my layoffs (4 months now) in bed so I just get weaker & weaker. I’m going to ask a doc to up MY pain meds too!


  5. Lisa says:

    My words seem to be few and far between these days too. Actually, my words fill my brain, I just can’t find time to get them escape through my fingers. My perfect age might be in my 40s…I’d pay much more attention to crating a fitness regimen so I’m not fighting the idea of exercise so hard right now. A Snow White dwarf would probably be Sleepy as I just don’t seem to rest well these days. A career move….does basket weaving on a Caribbean island count? Take care, and I wish for you enough energy to enjoy a glass of wine on the deck. xo

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