Share Your World – 2/11/19

It’s a cold, white day here with more snow in the forecast. It’s February, the month in which I live with major cabin fever. Weary of winter, annoyed when snow gets in the way of my movements – longing for sun and warmth. I cannot rid myself of this reality though, so I look for ways inside to amuse myself – in this case, it will be by sharing my world. One more time.

What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend? In this instance, my answer will pretty much mirror that of Melanie – I’m retired and there is little difference between a weekend and a weekday. My days are very quiet as a general rule, and I like it that way. Although, this time of year, I begin to long for some adventure, some sunshine, some warmth, some ocean.

Who do you admire most in the world? I most admire people who reason, who use logic but still indulge in fantasy now and then, who are honest, who are loyal. Tolerant. Gentle, but enthusiastic. Calm, yet passionate.

 What do you regret not doing? Saving more. Disciplining myself when it came to spending instead of being impulsive during the few years I actually had an income that allowed me to be impulsive. Being wiser in looking forward to these years when I am no longer young that were so far into the future back then.

If you see a puddle on the ground, do you walk around it or over/in it? Most of the time, I think I would walk around it or step over it. But on a hot day, in sandals or barefoot, I would splash through it. It would really depend on the circumstances.

The second section of this week’s questions is all about having a Valentine, and I think I’ll just go right on past it. My years of wanting/having a Valentine are past now, which does not really make me sad. Except when the deck needs snow shoveled off, of something heavy needs moving. It’s all about practicality now. Instead, let me just say that despite it being the time of year I grumble about the weather, the slippery roads, the inconvenience, I am grateful that I woke up to do all of those things, and that one day they will pass and green will pop out of the soil again.

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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10 Responses to Share Your World – 2/11/19

  1. Carol — We both admire the same type of people.

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  2. dawnkinster says:

    Yes, one day there will be green sprouts pushing up and green buds unfurling and we will be so excited to see our first blossom.

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  3. leendadll says:

    My only regret about not having a valentine/sweetheart is not being able to take advantage of all the holiday food & drink specials for two. I know the local fancy ice cream place is doing something and I may just go in and eat ice cream for two cause… why not?
    I hope you get some balance of warm & cold days soon. Since I virtually live in bed these days, and I’ve always loved darkness (cause it keeps other people indoors), I’ve been enjoying the frequent rain.


  4. loisajay says:

    Godiva chocolates are usually half-price the day after Valentine’s Day. Happy day to me!


  5. Thanks Carol for Sharing Your World…and choosing what bits you wish to share! The Valentine questions are admittedly skewed to the lovers in the crowd. No worries!!


  6. Lisa says:

    It’s been crazy windy here the past few days. Blowing in some wintery weather tomorrow, or so I’ve heard. I don’t buy into the Valentine’s hype, but do think it can be a day centered around love of all kinds. My weekdays and weekends sometimes run together too. Working from home blurs the lines a lot. I try not to spend time on regrets. Sometimes they just remind us of past decisions. But, sometimes regrets can serve to change something for a better future. Happy Heart Day to you and yours. Give Shasta an ear scratch for me and Cabo. xoxo

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    • Carol says:

      Winter seems to have found us this month, bringing snow too frequently – over the past two or three days I think we got around 15 or 16 inches, and now we have rain – which means we’re getting this wonderful slushy, slippery mess out there. Regrets? We will always have some, I imagine – but as you said, it’s best not to dwell on them unless you can gain something from dwelling – other than emotional distress.


  7. Robin says:

    I like to step in puddles during warm weather, too. 🙂

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  8. Joanne says:

    You’re grumbling about the snow – I’m grumbling about the heat … would you care to swap? 😉

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