Share Your World – February 26, 2018

A day late, but with good reason. My internet has been intermittent – which meant another of those oh-so-rewarding calls with tech support which ended with them deciding I needed a new modem. It’s due today, but the old one has decided to do its job, for now at least. In the meantime, I was using my phone as my hotspot for the important stuff – you know, email and Facebook. But, having a limit that results in my speed having it’s head cut off if I exceed it, made me want to be cautious. This incident has proved, once again, that I rely on internet far too much. Anyway, since it’s working now, I decided it was time to share my little part of the world.

What are you reading right now? The Fifteen Lives of Harry August, but slowly because apparently I’m not much in the mood for reading this week. Probably, stupidly, too busy fretting about iffy internet and the state of the world.

What was your first adult job? Not sure what defines when I became an adult. When I was in business school I worked part-time at a theater, either as cashier or concession stand attendant. In those days, we had both. Our local theater now does not have a designated cashier, you buy your ticket and refreshments if you want any at the concession counter. Once I got out of business school, I became a secretary for an insurance agent.

What’s your favorite breakfast cereal? I rarely eat breakfast cereal, but if I were to decide I wanted some it would either be my homemade granola or Honey-Nut Cheerios. Nowadays, if I have anything to eat in the morning, it’s toast in the late morning. Toast made with my homemade French Herb Bread. Giving myself pats on my back today, although they’re not really deserved because I use a breadmaker to make the dough.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. Ummm. I did smile a couple times, at Shasta’s antics out in the snow, at a cat video on Facebook, at a friend plowing the snow from my driveway. But mostly, the news inspired my anger and frustration at the way of the world. An example of that is the painting below that expressed how I think the world feels.

But then there is another painting that is much more peaceful.

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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16 Responses to Share Your World – February 26, 2018

  1. dawnkinster says:

    Well I have to say, that first painting is sort of scary. But I LOVE the birch bark in the second painting! I haven’t watched the news so I don’t know what’s going on. But if it’s anything like that red painting maybe I should just keep the TV off. 🙂

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  2. Cee Neuner says:

    I’m glad that painting is an avenue for getting out your frustrations and anger. We all need some way to vent safely. 😀

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  3. lakeafton says:

    Both paintings are “dark” but I understand the feelings.

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  4. Ally Bean says:

    Beautiful paintings that speak to the week we just had. I like Honey-Nut Cheerios, too. Those two sentences don’t necessarily make sense side-by-side, but there you have it!

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  5. The Fifteen Lives of Harry August — I just looked it up on Goodreads. Yowza, it looks fantastic. I just marked it as WANT TO READ.

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  6. I love your paintings, Carol. That first one looks like a gun firing and anger and dead children all around. The second one certainly brings more serenity. Is that possible in today’s world? I read today how all these people online are viciously attacking the students who are speaking out against lawmakers for their lack of action on gun control. What is this world coming to? It’s so distressing to read about the nastiness of fellow Americans, or maybe they’re Russians still fanning the flames of hatred. Either way, will it ever end?

    Your homemade toast for breakfast sounds good. I don’t normally like breakfast cereal either, but if I eat any, I too like Honey Nut Cheerios. Thanks for sharing!


    • Carol says:

      You saw that painting very clearly. There are windows with bars too, just like our government seems to want to make our schools into prisons. Serenity? I think we each have to create our own quiet little nooks of serenity these days. I pray those Parkland students stay strong and loud and continue to demand changes until our so-called adults in the government learn how to really be adults and not pawns.

      Sent from my iPad



      • Good, I’m glad I got your painting right, Carol. I am so proud of those Parkland students, and I hope they keep up the fight despite the attacks on their character by NRA supporters. We need to vote this government OUT in November!

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  7. purawika says:

    Art is always a good way to get your frustration and other emotions out without hurting anyone elses feelings.

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  8. Lisa says:

    Not sure how or why I missed your post, but I’m here now! Isn’t it wonderful how art can be used to channel our emotions? Both visual and performance art is so compelling and can say a lot about the artist. I’m happy you’re exploring with different mediums. I did really like your ink drawings. Perhaps when the weather warms, you can take them outside where it’s better ventilated. Normally I always have reading material at arm’s length, but lately it’s been more hit and run with magazines. Not much in the way of substance, but they offer a bit of diversion when needed. Food isn’t really appealing to me right now….but I seem to be stress eating a lot of something! I hope winter decides to leave you along soon. I’ve noticed a lift in my attitude with the milder temps in our area lately. Take care, my friend. xo

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  9. Maggie says:

    I do agree that painting, or any creative activity is a great way to express and release negative emotions. well done.

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  10. Hairstyles says:

    Today, I went to the beach with my children. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!


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