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.


Good Fences #34

Good Fences #34

There were a lot of fences and gates at the recent Obstacle Course Race (OCR) venue, Belvedere Plantation.  I was first introduced to it a number of years ago as “The Pumpkin Patch.” It’s where the grandchildren went each fall to pick a pumpkin. It’s a wonderful place to visit and has something for everyone.

Our nine-year-old granddaughter zooms by.

A Bald Eagle flew overhead as we were approaching the venue from the parking lot. Of course, I didn’t have the camera ready to go.

Linking to Good Fences–Thanks, Theresa!



Randomness on Monday

Sharing a bit of randomness from our weekend at a BattleFrog Obstacle Course Race (OCR). This is a new series of OCRs, designed by U.S. Navy Seals. Our son-in-law ran the 5K with 13-year-old daughter (her first race); then he ran the 15K. The next four, aged 4, 7, 8, and 9, participated in the Tadpole division.

1. We didn’t get out of town soon enough, Friday. It took us well over an hour to get through the tunnel and on our way. Normally, that takes about 15 minutes.

2. That night we checked into a hotel in the area of the race, and got about five hours sleep. Next time, we’ll leave earlier in the day!

3. We arrived at the venue, Tomahawk MX, around 7:45 a.m. under cloudy skies. That turned out to be a blessing, as it made the temperature more bearable for both athletes and spectators.  The U.S. Navy Seals demonstrated rescue operations twice that day. You can see how overcast the sky was. 

4. On their way to the 4th (I think) obstacle, Peyton lost her shoes in the thick mud. She got them back on her feet and she and her dad were running again. You can see where the mud was up over her ankles. Then they were off into the woods, and we wouldn’t see them until the last few obstacles.

Meanwhile, the Tadpoles were warming up for their event. Clicking a photo in the gallery will bring up a slide show.

5. After a day’s hard work, it was back to the hotel for some pool time. No one seemed to mind that the water was c-c-c-cold. 

I have photos of the obstacles that were visible to us. Are you interested in seeing more of this?




Share Your World–2014 Week 28

I missed Share Your World last week, so I’m rarin’ to go this week! Bring it on, Cee! 

Have you ever been a participant in a parade? What did you do?
Oh, I’ve “participated” in many parades–I’m a professional spectator! 


If you were handed free opera tickets, would you go or sell them? Why?
I would grab a friend of mine who would probably love to go; I’d go, since I’ve never attended an opera.


Why did you start your blog?
I noticed blogs popping up everywhere–the newspaper, magazines, etc., and it looked like a fun thing to do. I don’t regret it for one moment! 


What is your favorite tradition? (family tradition, church tradition, whatever)
Thanksgiving dinner with family

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming
Last week was such a blur, I can’t remember what happened! I’m thankful for a portable fan that can follow me from room to room. I’m looking forward to spending the weekend with our family at a race venue: Obstacle Course/5K/Obstacle Course for kids–several of them are participating. I hope to get some good pictures. 

Our son-in-law celebrated his first year as an obstacle course (OCR) athlete. He’s even wearing the medal his kids gave him for Father’s day–after he completed the OCR they created in the backyard.

If you’d like to participate, or read more, click Share Your World.