Sharing my March 5 World on March 7

Back to my old habits, without a good reason other than I am a master procrastinator. I’d blame it on winter, but I’m like this all the time, so I can’t honestly do that. Whatever, I am here now to share.

What did you or did not like about the first place you lived without your parents? I think what I liked the most was that it was my own place. I was married before I moved, way too young, but you couldn’t have told me that without hearing a big denial.

What is your most favorite smell/scent? Oh my. Freshly baked bread. Sheets dried on a line outside. Baby powder. Freshly mown grass. Cinnamon and spice. Lilacs. The gentle scent of pink peonies, cut and in my vase.

Would you prefer snowy winters, or not, and why? This answer is a demonstration of the stupidity of humans – or at least of me. When I was much younger, I loved walking in the first snow, while it was snowing. Then I got older. When I first moved to Southern California, I delighted in shirt-sleeve Christmas weather without ice and snow. After a few years, I began to miss the seasons, and eventually moved here, where we have all those seasons. But – of course there’s a but – I now no longer like to walk in the snow, falling or not. I view it as an inhibitor, that requires effort from me I do not wish to expend. The short answer to this question would be no, I don’t like snowy winters. Anymore. But that would be too easy, so I answered this way instead. I still don’t like snowy winters anymore.

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. I am appreciating that it isn’t snowing, it’s warming up a little, the snow is melting. I am appreciating having the recipes for my meals selected for me and the ingredients shipped to me, leaving me only to follow instructions to put those meals together. I am appreciating the quiet and warmth of my home, and the cuddles of my furry girl.

Now, from my world of appreciation and enough, I want to share a couple of random photos from this past week.

My Christmas cactus masquerading as an Easter cactus.

A Pygmy Nuthatch

A squirrel

A furry girl who just had a treat

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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15 Responses to Sharing my March 5 World on March 7

  1. dawnkinster says:

    The first place I lived after leaving home was heaven. I’d never had a room to myself before and now I had a whole apartment! I still like living alone. Favorite smell? Hmmmm…lilacs I think. And having lived in the Midwest my entire life, I am over snowy winters. Totally.

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  2. Carol — Your Christmas/Easter cactus is GORGEOUS! I, too, like the scents you listed. I also like the smell of a freshly sharpened pencil.

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  3. leendadll says:

    I enjoyed the photos! I bought an Xmas cactus last year but, like the amaryllis and plumeria, the plant looks happy but doesn’t seem to want to bloom. I bought a new bloom-promoting fertilizer so maybe I’ll have some luck next winger.

    I can’t make up my mind on the snowy winter question… I like snowy winters, I just don’t want to be IN them… I like to observe them from afar!


    • Carol says:

      I had a Plumeria for two or three years that never bloomed. Then I put it outside for a day, forgot it, and it froze that night. I’ve had some success with Amaryllis, but not every one I’ve had. The Christmas Cactus wants bright light, not to be over or under-watered, and privacy. I made that up, I doubt they care about privacy.

      Sent from my iPad



      • leendadll says:

        Lol… each of my plumerias bloomed once then never again, but they’re otherwise super healthy. The amaryllis is also healthy but has never bloomed. Cactus is in bright light but might be underwatered
        I tried to move it but it rooted through the pot and into the planter it’s sharing.

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  4. loisajay says:

    I moved from living at home with my parents in NJ to having my own apartment in Florida. And I loved it! But my first Florida Christmas was awful. It was cooking with the windows open, for gosh sakes! I have gotten over that, though. I could not go back to living with snow.

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  5. Ally Bean says:

    I like your choices of scents. Especially that freshly baked bread one. Your Christmas cactus is so healthy and happy. You have the green thumb touch.


  6. Cee Neuner says:

    Are you getting snow today. We have wind and easy rain. Thanks Carol for sharing this week. I’m with no … no snowy winters.

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  7. jay53 says:

    I love snow! But I now love it from indoors. I like the fact that it brings wildlife closer to my windows and that I can see who’s been along in the night, but I don’t like the fear of falling over in it. I also like the fact that a good cold winter tends to shorten the flu season. I experienced two hot, sunny Christmases – one in New Zealand (where it is mid-summer at Christmas) and one in Florida, and I now refuse to go away for Christmas because warm weather just feels wrong.

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    • Carol says:

      I don’t necessarily like warm for Christmas, but I don’t like cold cold either. Snow would be fine, on Christmas Day, then gone again. I have that concern about falling down, and driving in the stuff is no longer a thrill.


  8. Love the photos and your answer about the snow.

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