Share Your World–2013 Week 17

It’s late, I’m sleepy, so without further adieu, here are Cee’s questions for this week:

When writing by hand, do you prefer to use a pencil or pen?

Would you rather be given $10,000 for your own use or $100,000 to  give anonymously to strangers?
Gee, that $10,000 would come in handy to replace our HVAC system, but it would be a lot more fun and rewarding to bless others.

Would you rather take pictures or be in pictures?
I’ll take the camera, please.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A mom. I remember our second-grade teacher asking that question. Others wanted to be doctors, nurses, teachers, firefighters…and I came up with “mom.”


There you have it for week 17! Please tell me your answers in the comments below, or create your own blog post and link to Cee’s blog. If you’re reading this on Facebook, you can leave your comments there, also. Thanks for joining in the fun. 

First Steps

Image Courtesy of Vintage Workshop

The blonde hair in this image reminds me of my youngest granddaughter, lovingly nicknamed Baby Z. I teased my daughter that this must be the last one, she’s exhausted the alphabet. She’ll probably prove me wrong and start using Roman Numerals or Greek to name her children. 

I recently got a “smart” phone…you know, smarter than me, right? And it was the smartest thing I ever did, because today I received my first video: Baby Z walking a few steps across the kitchen, from one sister to another while Mama captured it. 

I shared the video on my Facebook page, you can find me under “Patti Suzi’sMom Jarrett” if you’d like to see it.

Word A Day–Shoe

Nancy’s word prompt for today, shoe, has certainly taxed my brain. You know that can’t be a good thing. This is the person who managed to lose her address book in the midst of mailing Christmas cards. 

I imprinted “shoe” on my daily planner as a reminder to focus on the thought throughout the day while attending to other tasks on the list. Shoe strode across my mind as I sorted laundry, loaded the washer, transferred it to the dryer, and put it away.

Shoe sneaked around as I baked blueberry muffins. Lots of blueberry muffins, big and small. It paced to and fro across my brain as I measured the ingredients and baked pizzelles.  

Shoe slipped into the chair beside me as I cleared dozens of emails telling me to hurry up and shop at discounted prices and get on-time delivery for the holidays; checked Facebook statuses and added my two cents; read blogs and added another two cents worth of comments.  

When I discovered the foot rest on my recliner had eaten my address book, shoe was still running through my head, but it wasn’t leaving a trail I could follow. I googled, and dictionaried, and thesaurussed the word.

At one point, I felt akin to the old woman who lived in a shoe. I had so many projects, but didn’t know what to do. I googled that nursery rhyme, but realized I was running out of time. So, here I sit at 12:38 (EST), do I bake oatmeal cookies, or do I wait? Sleep would be nice, but sleepy I’m not. There are gifts to wrap, and more to be bought. 

Hmm, I wonder if they need shoes?



A Week to Remember

Was last week crazy, or was it just me? You do not have to answer that question. Especially if you’re going to be painfully honest! 

Early in the week we had an earthquake, unusual for this part of the continent.
Later in the week, we had a hurricane, which is rather typical for our area; however, Irene had a mind of her own, and had to do it “her way.” We were totally blessed in that we didn’t lose electricity for any length of time, and the only damage outside was to a trumpet vine and the butterfly bush, and a few twigs from the oak tree. And we give God the glory for this testimony.   

Somewhere, either on a blog or Facebook comment, someone said, “Now all we need are the locusts.” Well, here ya go!

Actually, it appears to be a Differential Grasshopper, but it will be more than happy to attack any green leafy thing–or anything else growing in your garden. (I know this because I recently bought ANOTHER BOOK, a field guide to insects and spiders of North America.)

Did I mention that you will no longer find ME outdoors? Well, not until tomorrow, anyway. I have some other wonderful treasures from today that I’ll be sharing this week. I can’t wait! 

Wearing Red on Fridays

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“They bleed red, so we wear red.”

Am I the last person to hear of this? If it weren’t for Facebook, you’d probably think I live in a cave, with no idea what is going on in the world around me!

You can find more information regarding this here, in case you, too, have never heard of it.

This was found on the Red Friday facebook page:

RED FRIDAYS —– Very soon, you will see a great many people wearing red every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our troops used to be called the ‘silent majority’. We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for God, country and home in record breaking numbers.

Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday – and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that.. Every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar will wear something red.

By word of mouth, press, TV — let’s make the United States on every Friday a sea of red much like a homecoming football game in the bleachers.

If every one of us who loves this country will share this with acquaintances, co-workers, friends, and family. It will not be long before the USA is covered in RED.
The first thing a soldier says when asked ‘What can we do to make things better for you?’ is…..We need your support and your prayers.

Let’s get the word out and lead with class and dignity, by example.

Their facebook fan page shows over 687,000 participants. If you are on facebook, RSVP to show support for our troops.