Share Your World – 1/7/19

It’s a winter morning outside my windows, although not as cold as they’ve been. I am grateful to be inside where it’s warm and dry. It seems to be a good time to Share my World, one more time.

Did you have to help out with chores when you were growing up?  If so, what were you assigned to do? Yes, definitely. My job was doing dishes back in the day when dishwashers either didn’t exist or at least never existed where we lived. For awhile, I also took on the chore of mopping the kitchen floor after I did dishes – must have had some kind of sickness going on then. I sang stories to myself as I worked – I wonder now if my parents listened or just blocked my voice.

Have you ever researched your family tree?   What do you know about your family’s roots?  I did a little research when I was putting together a photo book for my kids of their family history – at least on my side of the family. I know both sets of my grandparents were from large families – my mother’s mother came from Belgium, her father from Russia. My father’s parents both migrated from Norway. My heritage is pretty clear cut, although Ancestry might tell me otherwise if I asked.

What’s your cure for hiccups? I haven’t had the hiccups in a very long time – hopefully I didn’t just curse that. I think I usually wait, not very patiently, for them to go away.

What makes you roll your eyes every time you hear it?  Either figuratively or literally? Nowadays? Whenever the illustrious not-so-bright faux leader of this country opens his mouth, my eyes tend to roll. Perhaps that’s an extension of when people I know attribute themseselves with a quality I do not see, my eyes want to roll but I work at restraining them. Sometimes when I think of something that came out of my mouth at an inopportune time, my eyes also roll.


Share a gratitude or positive moment or experience from 2019 so far. It doesn’t take much for me to be grateful. The fact that I have woken up every morning of 2019 makes me grateful. I am grateful for the little changes in my home my son and daughter helped me with before Christmas – little changes can make a big difference. Sometimes those little changes awaken a whole new perspective or feeling.

Mother Nature spent a day decorating the pine trees outside my windows this past weekend. Winter beauty (even if I do prefer spring beauty).

And there are the little spots of light that also warm my heart

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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23 Responses to Share Your World – 1/7/19

  1. Thanks Carol for Sharing Your World! 🙂 That pine tree is gorgeous, what a lovely view! And I like the cat sculpture…he looks ready to play! The dog sculpture is very regal. And how did you get the lights into those bottles? Or is that a reflection thing? Those are GREAT! Last thing: You actually LISTEN to that hot bag of wind? I’ve tried, and my gorge rises just from the site of that twit. Kudos!!

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    • Carol says:

      They are strings of fairy lights that are battery operated. I love them! I listen to him, up to a point, because I apparently am a glutten for punishment. 🙃


  2. Lisa says:

    I believe the weather guessers are thinking we may get some white stuff this weekend. We’ll see. Honestly, I’m sure I had chores around the house, but don’t seem to remember them…guess they were just a normal part of life that didn’t register much. I do remember mowing the lawn a few times. I’ve spent waaayyyy too much time on Ancestry! It’s such a time suck…but it’s fascinating to me. So far, I am mainly German, English and Welsh. Nothing exotic. There’s always been a rumor of Seminole Native American somewhere along the line, but I’ve not found any evidence. I tend to roll my eyes when people open their mouths and no common sense comes out. I do need to work on my poker face since there are so many people with no common sense anymore. 😀

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  3. I have found that the secret to getting rid of hiccoughs is to come a teaspoon of a substance that irritates the back of the mouth – peanut butter or sugar. It works!

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  4. loisajay says:

    I expect eye rolls from you tonight, Carol. Lots of eye rolls. I was so excited when I read that the networks were unsure if they were going to broadcast his…..blabbering. Looks like they changed their mind. There goes the new episode of NCIS……

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  5. Laura says:

    Your eye rolls are spot on, Carol. Mine bang around pretty hard every time someone plays a clip of that idiot talking.

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  6. Carol — I love your “little spots of light.”

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  7. Ally Bean says:

    The photo of the tree is way cool. No pun intended.

    I had to do lots of chores when I was a girl. I used to keep myself on track with them by telling myself that the Queen of England was coming to visit so I better do my best! Somehow or another I wanted her approval, a girl in the midwest USA. Go figure.

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  8. Your bottles are pretty. Did you make them?


    • Carol says:

      They’re bottles I either have had for awhile or newer wine bottles – that I put “fairy lights” in them – fairy lights come are tiny lights on a thin wire. These have a faux cork which is where the batteries are. Problem is, the battery life span is pretty short if you want them on every evening.

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