Share Your World–2015 Week 12

Share Your World

When was the last time you sat on a park or garden bench for more than ten minutes? Describe the occasion.
It was TOO LONG AGO! I went to the botanical garden for a walk and to write. It was WARM outside. I miss warm. 

Would you ever be interested in observing a surgery or do you turn away when the nurse brings out the needle?
I’m used to needles (trigger point therapy). It might be interesting to observe a surgery.

Where’s your favorite place to take out-of-town guests?
They usually want to go to the beach.

If you had an unlimited shopping spree at only one store, which one would you choose? Why?
Oooooh–shopping! I must consider this carefully. (Cue the Jeopardy music) Time’s up! It would have to be JERRY’S ARTARAMA! Because it’s an unlimited shopping spree and I assume someone else is paying for it.

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 for feedback when someone reads a devotion I wrote; and I’m looking forward to tweaking my schedule to include more time for fun things. 

That’s it for this week’s Q & A with Cee! Won’t you join us? Write a post and link to Cee’s blog, or share your answers to the questions in the comments below. Thanks!

Random 5 Friday

Random 5 Friday

Here are my five random thoughts for this week:

1. The male and female Red-bellied Woodpeckers showed up at the same time this week! I usually see one or the other. Though we’ve had them visit in previous years, I’ve never seen young ones. Maybe that will change this year. 

Red-bellied Woodpecker, female

Red-bellied Woodpecker, female


Red-bellied Woodpecker, male

2. The squirrels are demanding equal time.

Gray squirrel

Gray squirrel

3. The first day of spring brought rain and fog. This evening, wind gusts rattle the window. 

4. I stopped by Hancock Fabrics for Fray Check (the last bottle had dried out) and found myself a party dress. Ok, it’s not quite my size, but Miss B, our Little Red, has an April birthday. Can’t wait to see her in it.


5. I have chocolate almond ground coffee that isn’t as good as I’d hoped. I keep trying flavored syrups and creamers to “fix” it, but it’s still not palatable. Yesterday I discovered Bailey’s Toffee Almond Creamer at the store. It is so good, I’m not sure I want to ruin it with coffee. 

Thanks for hosting, Nancy, at A Rural Journal
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Share Your World–2015 Week 11

Share Your World

It’s that time once again, questions and answers with Cee!

List 2 things you have to be happy about.
Just two? Hmmmm
1) Spending less time in the dentist’s chair than expected, and 2) Spring is coming! Spring is coming!

Do you prefer ketchup or mustard or mayonnaise?
I like them all, so it depends on what it is complementing. My family occasionally mentions my affinity for ketchup sandwiches when I was younger.

If you were to paint a picture of your childhood, what colors would you use?
The best season of childhood is summer vacation from school, so I would choose a sunny yellow; touches of green for the grass, trees, and garden plants my dad grew; and red for fresh tomatoes on the vine.

Do you prefer a bath or shower?
Shower. (Reminds me of April showers–did I mention spring is coming?!)

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 we were able to spend time with family (on a nice, warm day for an outing) and I look forward to a week with no appointments and the opportunity to catch up and see what my blogging pals have been doing. And the official arrival of spring is on top of that list!

You can join in the Q & A madness–hop on over to Cee’s blog and link up your Share Your World post–or leave your replies in the comments below. Please share your thoughts!