Share Your World–2016 Week 42

Share Your World

Chris provides our questions this week, let’s see what she has for us…

If you wanted to de-clutter where you live, what room / space would you start with?  (And why, if you feel like admitting to it.)
I usually start with closets or shelves. They seem to catch things that don’t have a home, or are used infrequently.

If you want to remember something important, how do you do it (sticky note on the fridge, string around your finger, etc.), and does it work?
If it’s important, there’s a reminder on my phone as well as written note in my day planner. Yes, it works. (For me.)

If you could create a one room retreat just for yourself, what would be the most important sense to emphasize:  sight (bright natural light, dim light, etc.), hearing (silence, music, fountain, etc.), smell (candles, incense, etc), touch (wood, stone, soft fabrics, etc.), or taste (herbal tea, fresh fruit, etc.)?
I want to hear the birds singing/chattering/bickering at the feeder.

If you could interview one of your great-great-great grandparents, who would it be (if you know their name) and what would you ask?
I really don’t know.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m grateful our son-in-law was able to compete in the 2016 OCR World Championships and the family got some vacation time in Blue Mountain, Canada. I’m looking forward to the Stamp Scrap Art Tour this weekend in Hampton, Virginia. 

I hope you’ll share your answers, too. Thanks, Cee, for hosting.


Share Your World–2016 Week 41

Share Your World

Thanks for the thoughts and prayers sent our way in light of the recent hurricane. We came through it well with all the water staying outside the house. We had no more electrical issues after the initial flickering. Others in our area have been without power since the storm, and many areas are still dealing with floodwaters. The crews are out working, I saw several trucks from the power company in one neighborhood when I was out this afternoon. Hopefully, life will return to some sense of normalcy for everyone affected by Hurricane Matthew soon. 

And now, to Share Your World. Cee had help from the neighborhood kids again this week. I think they did a pretty good job, don’t you?

  1. Do you believe in love at first sight?
    Yes. It happened to me. 
  2. Your first car?
    1962 Chevy Nova
  3. Who taught you to ride a bike? How did it go?
    No one really taught me. I got on it and tried until I got it. 
  4. Ugly and rich or beautiful and poor?
    I think there’s beauty in everyone, and one can be rich in many ways aside from money.
  5. What was the first dish you could cook?
    My grandmother taught me how to fry thinly-sliced potatoes in a single layer in a cast iron skillet, like thick potato chips. 

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m grateful to have escaped the wrath of Hurricane Matthew; I look forward to trying some new recipes from my recent cookbook purchase, “Inspiralized,” with the spiralizer attachment for my Kitchenaid mixer. For dinner tonight I made Caprese Zucchini Salad–I’m hooked! 

Please share your answers, and check out the others at:


Friday’s Hunt v2.15

Friday’s Hunt

Hurricane Matthew has kept us busy this week as we tried to prepare for the unexpected. Watching. Waiting. Praying for those of you to the south of us who still bear much of the storm’s wrath, may you and your loved ones be safe. We have heavy rain, expecting 8-12 inches with 60 mph wind gusts; a flash flood warning now in effect. Internet is spotty today, makes trying to post a test of my character! 

I apologize for not getting to visit your blogs this week, hopefully this week will be better.

This week we’re looking for Starts with O, Week’s Favorite, and Eyes.

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My Week’s Favorite (the only picture I’ve taken this week) is the Encore Azalea.


These were the first Eyes that came to mind–a Cooper’s Hawk–who keeps an eye on the backyard birds.


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