Share Your World – 1/20/2020 late

I haven’t done this for awhile, for no reason other than no words have come to mind and I’m completely obsessed with my weaving, but it seemed like maybe today would be a good day to join Melanie and friends and share some of my world.

Where do you get your news? I usually watch ABC or CBS news for national and local news, but my main sources are PBS Newshour and the NPR flash briefing from Alexa. I also get headlines emailed by a couple of (I think) reliable news sources. As to what gets passed around on social media, like Facebook, I turn to Snopes or other fact-checking websites to verify. Sad that we can no longer take things at face value.

What ‘old person’ thing do you do? OMG – probably more than I’ll admit to. Too often when I walk about the house it’s accompanied by little toots – I walk with music, I say. Forgetting where I put things because what seems logical when I put it away isn’t necessarily logical when I’m looking for it. You really don’t need to know anymore than that!

When was the coldest you’ve ever been?   The warmest? Hmm. I guess the coldest I’ve ever been is walking home on winter nights from my job at the local theater when I was a teenager and living in North Dakota, because as a teenager wearing cute clothes was so much more important than wearing warm clothes. Warmest? A visit to Palm Springs one summer when it was running around 116 degrees during the day. We had dinner on a patio of a restaurant that those little sprayers to “cool you down”. Not sure they worked that way.

Do you eat food that’s past its expiration date if it still smells and looks fine? Yes, because from what I’ve been able to understand, those expiration dates are pretty arbitrary. And the fact that we have so many different kinds of “expiration” dates – best by, use by, etc., I don’t put a lot of faith in them.


Gratitude (not mandatory to participate in)

If you’d like to, please share some gratitude from your life.   I’m grateful that I’m able to indulge myself with pursuits that interest me at the moment. I’m grateful for having the foods I like for my meals. I’m grateful for my furry kids, even the one that only grudgingly lets me pet him a few strokes when I offer wet foods in the late afternoon – that would be Queso, the creamsicle cat, who will accept touches only if accompanied by wet food. I’m grateful for many many things.

In that vein, perhaps as a matter of vanity, I’d like to share some of my more recent weaving projects. Because I can. Whether or not you view the photos is entirely up to you.

This one sold!

Autumn Russet

Burlap Lacee


For each of you, I wish you enough!

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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13 Responses to Share Your World – 1/20/2020 late

  1. Sadje says:

    How wonderful!

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  2. loisajay says:

    Carol–these are beautiful! You are so very talented.

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  3. leendadll says:

    Wow… fantastic weaving!!
    I usually get my news from the ABC World News (overnight) scrolling headlines (I turn off the volume) or the NHK World News Japan 10 to 15min episodes, cause NHK is fairly neutral about its US reporting.


  4. Textricator says:

    Lovely weaves. Do you sell them?

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  5. Thanks Carol for Sharing Your World! Your photos and your craft are really amazing! Thanks for sharing those as well as a few words of wisdom today! 😀


  6. Laura says:

    Carol, your weaving projects are gorgeous! You must be so proud of them. I enjoyed your answers — my Alexa flash briefing is my favorite way to start the day.

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  7. Ally Bean says:

    You wrote your post late, I comment late– so it goes. I like your weaving projects. You’re doing great with that. A question which will be an example of being an old person: how do you get the NPR flash briefing from Alexa? I’ve got Alexa but what do I say to her?

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    • Carol says:

      You’re asking an old person an old person question? Memory test. You have to set up a Skill in the Alexa app, and once you do that you say “Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing”. I think I Googled setting up a skill on Alexa to do it. I need to change one of my routines I have set up too, which will require a visit to Google.

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  8. Lisa says:

    I try and get a cross section of news so I listen/read from local news stations, MSNBC, Headline News and, yes, Fox. I take nothing at face value and try and corroborate the details from various online sources before I post something. it is very sad news reporters have mostly turned into op-ed journalists. I love your weaving and think you’ve found your niche! xoxo

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