Share Your World – September

Embeecee’s post has been in my inbox for nearly a week now, and I’m not sure why I haven’t done something about it sooner. I was at my daughter’s for nearly a week and was there when her challenge was posted, but I’ve been home for a few days now. No excuse. Probably sheer laziness.

In any case, here goes:

When you are old, what do you think children will ask you to tell stories about?   If you are ‘old’ (a term with different meanings for everyone); what stories do you tell your grandchildren?   I am old, at least in years lived. When I was younger I used to share the stories of my youth, the “old days”, when I “had to walk to school through snow ten feet deep and temperatures of -30F” – well, not quite that bad, but I did exaggerate things a  bit when they were whining about something they had to do. I didn’t live near my grandchildren at a time when these stories would have been effective. Or possibly listened to.

When did something start out badly for you but in the end, it was great? I don’t have an answer for that. I can think of things that started off just great, but ended badly. I think when I started off on something new even though it was most likely with trepidation, i felt like it would be a new adventure for me and I didn’t think it was a bad thing. Unless it was moving one more time, three months after we just got here, and I was surely going to perish without my “new” friends, and would never ever make any other friends. But I always did. So I guess I did have an answer for that.

What do you think you are much better at than you actually are?   Maybe this one’s kinda mean…thoughts?  Since I tend to downgrade my skills or talents rather than go the opposite direction, I really don’t have an answer for this. That’s not to say there is nothing I think I’m better at than I am, I just don’t know what it might be.

What would be the worst thing to hear as you are going under anesthesia before surgery?  The surgeon or anesthesiologist saying “Oh man, I really shouldn’t have stayed out so late drinking last night – my head is really fuzzy”.

and we’ll keep the affirmations and upbeat question just as Cee had it:

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. My time at my daughter’s, looking out her window at her view, watching the sun rise over the hills to the east, just being with her. If my son could have been there too, it would have been unbeatable.

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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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12 Responses to Share Your World – September

  1. loisajay says:

    Your daughter is liking her new job? She sure has gorgeous views to come home to!


    • Carol says:

      She’s very happy with her school, her students, and her home now. Her school is Thailand has a leadership issue and is very demoralizing. Turnover of staff is frequent.

      Sent from my iPad



  2. Thanks for participating! It takes time to regain equilibrium after travelling, even a short distance I think. As I get older, I find this to be more and more true. I’m glad you had such a lovely time! I really like the banner picture that is displaying right now, the one of the doggie with most of their body down a hole? Looks like they had fun doing THAT! 😀

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  3. Lovely view in your photos. No wonder you appreciate it!

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  4. dawnkinster says:

    Well, I’m sure there are any number of things I think I’m good at that maybe I’m not so good at. Husband would probably say cooking especially w/o meat. Katie would say adventure planning, especially without her.

    Love the header with Shasta-girl half way to China!

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  5. leendadll says:

    Welcome back… I missed you! I like this challenge.. maybe I’ll copy it.
    LOVE the views from your daughters place. It makes me want to move there. Is she in NorCal?

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  6. The view from your daughter’s home is INCREDIBLE!

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  7. Family time is the best! So glad you had a bit of that this week.

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  8. Lisa says:

    Kat’s views are very relaxing. I’m sure she will enjoy them with a glass of wine after some grueling days dealing with children! I also think history is sometimes wasted on the young. They are too busy to appreciate the wisdom and history of past generations. I wish someone had written down my grandparents’ stories because I would love to share their wit and wisdom now. My mom took the time to write a pamphlet of her youth and give it to each of her grandchildren. I hope they read it sometime. Happy you’re back safe and sound. xoxo

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    • Carol says:

      Yes, I wish I had taken the time to ask my mother more questions about her life, and that of her parents, whaat she expected out of life, how much of it she got, all of that. But I didn’t – Too full of my own life, I guess.


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