Share Your World – 4/19/21

It’s been quite a long time since I’ve shared my world with Melanie and the rest of you, but I feel a need to stop posting about the things in this world that are thorns in my side and find some lighter topics. Sharing my world seemed like the perfect opportunity.

What was the last TV show you binge-watched?   If you don’t watch TV (congratulations by the way) what’s the last thing you binged ON?

I’ve been binging on home improvement shows for quite awhile now, but recently have felt a desire to vary my viewing habits, so I binged on PBS’ Atlantic Crossing, and the last couple of evenings on PBS’ No Second Chance, based on a Harlen Coben book. No Second Chance was a French film, or series, and had captions for the dialogue, which I thought would bother me, but did not. I enjoyed both shows, so perhaps tonight I’ll check out what’s on BritBox, or maybe go all out and rent the award-nominated film Minari on Amazon Prime. I did watch Nomadland on Hulu a few days ago and liked it. Oh – although DirecTV is connected to the main TV in the house, I do not have it on the TV in my room, preferring to use streaming services.

What’s your most prized possession and why?

This question made me think – at first I thought of my kids and my furry kids, but then realized the question said “possession”, and they really aren’t possessions. Or are they? Okay, we’ll go with they’re not possessions. So, of the material things I own, what do I prize the most? Right now I guess I’d go with my bigger loom – but – there’s a competition for that prized possession thing, because I’d really be lost without my electronic devices now. Especially in these days of Covid coupled with living a distance from any real shopping centers, the internet is my friend. And life without Google? Nope, not a good option.

If you had the time and inclination, what would you volunteer for?

I’ve always thought I’d like to volunteer at the Humane Society – a no-kill Humane Society. But I’ve also realized I’d want to bring too many of the animals who weren’t being adopted home with me, so nope, that’s not a very good idea after all. I do have the time and kind of an inclination, but my current attitudes have me thinking staying home and keeping busy there are probably the best thing for me to do.

Do you think that humans will ever be able to live together in harmony?

I would like to think they could and would, but not holding out a lot of hope that I’ll see that day.

Gratitude – what is it I’m grateful for?

I’m grateful that my daughter and her husband have provided a home for me, since I’ve proven that living alone might not be the very best option. I’m grateful that I am able to get outside and create some gardens and work in the existing gardens. I’m grateful for the end of winter, the coming of spring, and the promise of more seasons to follow. I’m grateful for my family and my friends, non-furred and furry.

How could anyone not love that face?

Wishing you all days filled with 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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11 Responses to Share Your World – 4/19/21

  1. Thanks, Carol for Sharing Your World! Nobody couldn’t love that face! So sweet and trusting and big puppy dog eyes…. ❤ Aw. I was at dinner with family last night and oddly the topic of how 'connected' (reliant) we've become on our electronics came up. My brother was grousing a little at how his sons (all over 20 now) are seemingly addicted to their X-boxes and whatever those have morphed into. I said well maybe that generation didn't have to find other ways to amuse themselves, ways that didn't involve staring at a screen and playing some game or other, we had to go out and create games for ourselves. And we (our own generation) are sometimes just as addicted. I have noticed I get grouchy if I miss out on checking my emails every day and going to WordPress. So pervasive. Your choice was appropriate, although you could have chosen your family and furries if you wanted. One word kinda changed the intent of that question, didn't it? My bad. Have a great week Carol!

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  2. Aw, bless the furry one!

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  3. Ally Bean says:

    I like your gratitude list. It’s upbeat, like the smile on your dog’s face. Happy Week.

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  4. lois says:

    More furry faces like that waiting for a home? **in the car, guys. Everyone comes home with me!** I know what you mean….

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  5. Lisa says:

    I’m binge watching Outlander on Starz (again). Droughlander has been extremely long and I look forward to Season 6. I’ve also binged watched The Crown, White Queen, White Princess and Spanish Princess. My ideal volunteer job would be to bring Cabo in to hospitals and nursing homes as a therapy dog. Will humans ever get along? Not this side of heaven. Thanks for sharing your fur baby’s big puppy-dog eyes. xoxo

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    • Carol says:

      My fur baby with the harp seal eyes was a therapy dog in her younger years. My husband took her to the hospital, the cancer treatment center, and the juvenile detention center frequently, until his cancer made it impossible.

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  6. Joanne says:

    Abslutely – that face! Her name is Shasta, isn’t it? My Bronte turns five today. ❤

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  7. So good to read your post. I’ve been missing them, you write less frequently these days. I hope better things in life are keeping you from here….

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    • Carol says:

      Thank you. Yes, I do write less frequently these days – not so many words spinning around in my brain, I guess. And too many negative thoughts that I think might be best kept to myself. I’m trying to find those positive vibes that I know must be there to be shared.

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  8. Hey Carol, I didn’t mind your take on your world, but this post was interesting too. Our lives have been topsy turvy with Covid and I think we all are undergoing a multitude of changes that may affect us, positively and negatively, for a long time. I personally have found aspects of myself I didn’t know about because of the isolation, so it has been a needed ‘break’ in my life. Maybe its been a break to myself as I knew me.

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  9. Carol says:

    Maybe the Covid time was not all bad – giving us each time to learn new things about ourselves and about how we live. Maybe even teaching us how we can live with less – less traveling about, less material things, less stress. Well, the stress part is questionable.

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