Share Your World–2014 Week 51

Share Your World

Here are Cee’s questions and my answers for this last week of 2014. Next week, we’ll have to get used to typing 2015. I hope you’ll create a SYW post and link to Cee’s blog, or leave your answers in the comments. I enjoy reading your replies and learning what we have in common, or not. 

Would you prefer snowy winters, or not, and why?
I had enough snowy winters when I lived in WV–walking to school or the bus stop in it got old in a hurry! A snow day once in awhile is nice, because it shuts down just about everything here.   

So, you’re on your way out and it’s raining. Do you know where your umbrella is or do you frantically search for it all over your apartment/house?
I know where my umbrella is, but I couldn’t tell you the last time I used it. A good raincoat with a hood works for me. Our winds aren’t umbrella-friendly.

Do you prefer your food separated or mixed together?
Separate, usually, though some flavors mingle well. It depends on what I’m eating.

What is set as the background on your computer?
Currently, it’s a Lang calendar page. Get yours here. They have many calendars to choose from. The new January pages should be available soon. Sometimes, I have family photos on my desktop. I tend to change it around a bit.


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 Christmas with the grandkids, looking forward to a couple of their birthdays this week. 



Randomness on Monday; Tundra Swans, Snow Geese, American Coots

Randomness on Monday

There are five random thoughts and five photos. The layout shows huge gaps between them that were not apparent in the editor as created. Please scroll all the way down the page. Thanks!

1. It’s amazing how quickly Christmas comes and goes. Now it’s time to move on–two of our grandchildren have birthdays this week! I wish we could beam ourselves up to their house and back home at will. 

2. I overheard our grandson’s request for roller blades as his mom helped him don roller skates that were becoming too small. I made a mental note and thought I had the perfect birthday present. However, he got a new scooter for Christmas, and promptly fractured the upper tibia plate where his “leg bone connects to his knee bone.” An MRI is scheduled this week–and roller blades are off the list!

3. We had nice weather this weekend, and drove out to MacKay Island Wildlife Refuge. It is closed on Sundays, but there’s an observation deck where one can observe migrating birds. It’s a popular place for Snow Geese and Tundra Swans. 

Tundra Swans
Snow Geese




























4. I cropped this shot tightly to show the black feather detail on the wing tips of the Snow Geese.

Snow Geese



Snow Geese





























As you can see, there are quite a few of them!

5. Looking east, American Coots bobbed on the water (along with a few ducks).

American Coots, etc.











That’s it for me this rainy, random Monday. What’s on your calendar for this week?


Share Your World–2014 Week 50

Share Your World

Linking to Cee’s blog. Create your own post and link up there, or, you may leave your answers in the comments below, if you prefer. I always enjoy reading them.

Do you have a signature dish? If not is there one in your family?
My mom’s baked beans, though I rarely make them.

Do you have a favorite board game?
Any played with our grandkids. The last one was Chutes & Ladders. Though not board games, I like Yahtzee and Dominoes.

Is there a household chore that you enjoy?
That would probably be laundry. There is much satisfaction in sorting the loads into baskets, washing, drying, and seeing the baskets empty. Now, if someone would come fold and put it away…

What is one thing you will never care about?

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 I got to help Kai-Le decorate for her birthday party, and I look forward to the Christmas holiday, family and friends.