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Share Your World–January 9, 2017

Share Your World

Here are Cee’s questions for the week, are you ready? Looks like we’d better don our thinking caps. Well, I need to, anyway.

If you lost a bet and had to dye your hair a color of the rainbow for a week, what color would it be?
Since the Broncos are out of the NFL play-offs, orange is out. I think I’ll go with a lovely shade of green–Packers Green.  

If you could choose one word to focus on for 2017, what would it be?
Present.

What was one thing you learned last year that you added to your life?
I finally gave in and started using the new WordPress editor. 

If life was ‘just a bowl of cherries’… which fruit other than a cherry would you be..?
I’d go bananas. 

Optional 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 only got 8″ of snow; thankful it is GONE this week. Looking forward to temperatures in the 60s. 

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Willy-Nilly Friday 5

Willy-Nilly Friday 5

It’s been awhile since I’ve done this. I hope I can come up with five things of interest since I’ve been goofing off flat on my back for a few days.

1. 2017 did NOT start out as I envisioned. By this time this week, I expected to have half the year’s goals marked off my list! What list? Seems I neglected to make one. OOPS. I made a mental note of it. (We all know how THAT works out.) 

2. I envisioned watching the Denver Broncos defend their title throughout the play-off season–which is about to begin, and they didn’t even make it. So sad. 

3. Taylor returned from Guatemala on Christmas eve, and we spent a couple days with the family. We had a lovely Christmas, and no one had to visit the ER this year.

Two years ago

4. Kai-Le celebrated her birthday four days before Christmas, Caedyn turned 12(!) yesterday, and Jae turns ten tomorrow. Today is Gotcha Day, the celebration of the day Kai-Le’s parents and siblings traveled to China and “got” her. We’re all so glad they did! I envisioned spending these days of celebration with them. Since they homeschool, they make their own holiday calendar. 

5. I missed watching the birds at my kitchen window this week. Can you imagine my delight when I finally wandered downstairs and saw Eastern Bluebirds at my feeder? They have NEVER visited in the nine years I’ve been feeding birds. Now if I can just get decent pictures of them! 

A lovely photo of oak branches, but at least there’s (poor) proof of a bluebird!

There’s a lot of unsettled weather in many areas, so stay safe out there. I saw a forecast model that shows 10+ inches of snow for our area. That should shut us down until about June.

Thanks for stopping by! And Happy New Year!

Love you,
Patti

 

Share Your World–2015 Week 2

Share Your World

Welcome to SHARE YOUR WORLD where Cee asks four questions on her blog, and the rest of the world answers them! Won’t you join in the fun? 

Are you a hugger or a non-hugger?
Hugger.

What’s your favorite ice-cream flavor?
Ice cream is my favorite food group, but I rarely eat it. Logging those high numbers of fat and calories into the LoseIt! app makes me queasy. My favorite flavor is Baskin-Robbins Jamocha Almond Fudge. 

Do you prefer exercising your mind or your body? How frequently do you do either?
I prefer exercising my mind–I love puzzles, and can do them without breaking a sweat! However, if I want to be able to do puzzles for a long, long time, I must keep my body in shape. I try to exercise both daily.

Are you more of a dog person or a cat person? Why?
I love all furry animals, but I’d have to say I’m a bunny person.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m thankful that, with widespread flu in our area, we’ve remained well; looking forward to football play-off games. Go PACKERS! (Since the Broncos lost)

Linking to Cee’s blog

I’d love to hear your responses to the above questions. You can create a SYW post and link to Cee, or leave your answers in the comments below. Thanks!

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River of Stones, Jan.9

The weekend hurried by, didn’t it?
The dishwasher made it into the house, just not quite where it needs to be yet. Hubby crawled under the house multiple times, and made two trips to the hardware store to facilitate the plumbing modification.  

While he worked on that, I sat in my recliner multi-tasking (with the remote control–so I could mute the commercials and visit blogs) and watched the Broncos/Steelers football play-off game. I must say I was happy with the outcome. 🙂 …of the game, that is.

I had the weekend’s dishes stacked up, ready to try out the new appliance; but I ended up washing them by hand. The positive side to that is: calories burned! 

Here’s my mindfully written small stone, and then, I’m off to bed.

Darkness lurks outside my window tonight. The overcast sky hides the moon, leaving illumination to the streetlight.