Share Your World – December 29, 2018

I have been MIA for the past ten days, both in posting and in reading to a large degree. I have been enjoying the company of my adult children, who have once again fledged the nest and returned to their own nests – leaving my home very quiet, but blessed to have had their presence for Christmas. Now comes the process to re-enter the world, insofar as I am willing to enter the world. I mostly like staying in my world.

In honor of the end of another year, prior to learning to write 2019, prior to actually removing vestiges of Christmas from my home and picking up and neatening after myself, I decided to share a bit more of my world.

For the parents in the crowd:  What would be the absolute worst name you might give your child? If you’re not a parent (I’m not), then what’s the worst name you could give your pet? Adolf Hitler. I understand those parents are now in jail, as seems fitting for anyone that would do that to their child.

What mildly annoying curse might you wish you could curse annoying people with? I don’t think I really want to curse anyone (although there is a one that I often thing should be cursed into going into hiding and never coming out), but I do definitely want to avoid annoying people. And hope not to be one myself.

What’s the weirdest thing you did as a child? Oh gosh, who knows. I know I did stupid things, but I’m not sure I did weird things. Not inplying I was a perfect child because I definitely was not, but I was pretty shy and obedient (except when it came to being in before curfew on weekends) and not very daring, so probably not weird.

Do you believe things happen for a reason or are random? That’s a very good question – giving it some consideration, I’m not sure what I believe. In some instances, I guess I’d like to think some of the things happening are random, yet I remember hearing myself say “everything happens for a reason, it’s just sometimes a long time before you learn the reason”.  I definitely believe that what goes around comes around – is that karma? I believe in it.

And Finally, in the spirit of New Year’s:   What’s a resolution (if you make them, I don’t) you’re making for the New Year?   How confident are you in keeping it a reasonable amount of time? I don’t do resolutions anymore, because I don’t keep them beyond a day or so. I have goals, however – to get back to doing some exercise to shut my back up. It likes to grump a great deal when I stand too long, and I’m quite certain it’s because I don’t make an effort to stretch and flex it. Another goal is to remember to appreciate what I’ve got, because I do have enough and wanting that which is not practicable or truly attainable is futile and frustrating.

Wishing you all a happy new year, filled with love, light, and peace. I, for one, will not be awake to welcome it in, but I will do my best to appreciate it. Here is my version of the moment the year changes.

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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17 Responses to Share Your World – December 29, 2018

  1. disturbedteacher says:

    Same here, my grown children filled my week, now it is quiet again. Little sad, but I do like the quietness.
    Good questions! I chuckled about the curse one because I immediately thought of my children’s stepmother. She is a hateful person (not kidding). Not anything bad…maybe persistent pimples or diarrhea. 😳

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  2. Sadje says:

    Lovely post. Happy new year. 🎆

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  3. loisajay says:

    Happy New Year to you, Carol!

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  4. dawnkinster says:

    Happy New Year Carol…I love your image…I imagine that’s exactly right, some light at the horizon and hope zooming toward the stars.

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  5. Thanks for Sharing Your World Carol! Your answers are very generous (particularly the not wishing to curse anyone. It’s kind.) AND it sort of blends with the karma idea (which, I too, believe in firmly). If one cursed somebody, wouldn’t that come back around and bite them? Hmmm. Have a very peaceful New Year!

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  6. Robin says:

    I love your version of the changing of the year. Beautiful. Happy New Year, Carol. 🙂 I don’t make resolutions anymore either. It was an exercise in futility.

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  7. leendadll says:

    my beliefs constantly change to suit the situation (to make it acceptable to me), which is part of my beliefs.
    i should add a goal for exercise. the short, little, literally 450 step (I counted) walk to cat sitting has been torture. i have to lay down as soon as i get indoors, so my back can relax. on the walk home, with the cool temps, my knees lock up to the point of needing pain meds. but i don’t know which i find more displeasing.. the pain or routine exercise!!
    I hope all your wishes and dreams come true in 2019!!

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  8. Lisa says:

    Our grand girls had to go to see their father this year for Christmas so ours was very quiet. While there wasn’t as much chaos, I’m conflicted as to whether I liked it better. I do need to begin some sort of exercise regime, That is looonnngggg overdue. The question about cursing someone bothered me a bit but if it was mild perhaps if someone started to speak derogatorily, nothing but complements would come out. That would be annoying to them and beneficial to everyone else! I’ve always loved your “enough” word. I wish it for you this year in spades. xoxo


  9. Carol — What beautiful artwork!

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  10. Kathy says:

    Carol, I enjoyed reading this and looking at your art. Hope 2019 is a year filled with lots of love for you and your family. Many blessings!


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