Share Your World – October 9, 2017

Another week into the fall season. The colors outside are beautiful, the air is crisp, although it is a little crisper than I’d like in the early mornings these days. I have one pair of hummingbirds still coming to the feeder, and it worries me. Do they not realize they need to head to warmer climes because it’s only going to get colder here? Perhaps not, but I realize it is once again time to share in Cee’s challenge.

What do you consider is the most perfect food for you? (It can be your favorite food to something extremely healthy). One more time – it depends. On my mood. On my current food obsession. Lately, my perfect food has been Herbes de France bread (homemade), toasted, slathered with cream cheese, topped with peach or apricot preserves. Some days my perfect food is a good bowl of chili, sometimes a loaded green salad, sometimes a baked potato – sweet or Russet. I guess perhaps my favorite foods contain cheese or beans of some kind. A friend had some of us over for dinner the other night and made Paula Deen’s Blue Cheese Bread Pudding. It’s a main dish “pudding”, rather than a dessert. Oh my! Delicious, but loaded with calories.

Are you focused on today or tomorrow? Both. Neither. It depends. Normally, I think I consider today, tomorrow, and forward in time. I am better off when I do that, than when I think only of right now, this day, what I want, and make impulse purchases because today is all that matters.

If you could interview one of your great-great-great grandparents, who would it be (if you know their name) and what would you ask? Oh my. I have no clue whatsoever about my great-great-greats. Except I know they live in their “old countries”, not the U.S. I think for this one, I will steal the answer Gobblefunkist gave: “I’d like to be a fly on their home wall for a few days, just observing their life. What were their daily habits, what did they eat, how did they interact with each other, what did they wear….

I would love to meet the women in my ancestry. What were their thoughts, interests, hobbies, passions? What made them laugh…what made them cry….

I’d love to know how much of me is from them, and how much is just me.”

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. I finally made a list on my white board of things that needed to be taken care of before winter sets in, and actually paid attention to that list. I have crossed off two of the three items, and that third item will be taken care of today. The list became necessary because it seemed I only thought of things that needed to be done when the day ended. Probably my procrastination habit ruling my world. That list seemed to energize me a little, and I have done a few inks things this week too, two of which I’ll share here.

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 – October 9, 2017

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    First of Carol, I absolutely adore both of your paintings, WOW. The one works so well has your header too. Thanks so much for sharing this week.

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  2. Carol — “I made a list on my whiteboard of things that needed to be taken care of before winter sets in, and actually paid attention to that list.”

    I’m a list-maker, too. I love the feeling when I can scratch something off!

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  3. lakeafton says:

    I like both inks today.

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  4. Ally Bean says:

    I made chili over the weekend. It’s the perfect antidote to gray days. Although I actually like gray days, but chili is warm when they aren’t. And now, having left a comment of dubious value, I shall wander off.

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  5. Robin says:

    Lists usually get me moving, too, when I’m in procrastination mode. Short lists. Long lists just make me procrastinate more. That bread pudding sounds amazing. 🙂

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  6. leendadll says:

    Nice inks!
    I’m currently obsessing on pesto on bread. But I just finished the last of the bread so I guess I’ll take a break for awhile.
    My lineage goes waaaay back in America, though I don’t remember the years, with most of the men being train engineers or ministers. At my parent’s home, the long hallway was filled with historical family photos. But I don’t remember anything else about the people (except there was supposed to be a native american woman somewhere in there but, again, I don’t know on which side or when or anything).

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  7. loisajay says:

    You always give the best answers : “Both. Neither. It depends.” I love it.


  8. pattisj says:

    I really like the painting you put in your header. Congrats on knocking out your to-do list!

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  9. Gobblefunkist says:

    Lovely painting.
    Shouldn’t have read this when hungry. I am craving for your bread now!

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