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Share Your World – January 30, 2023

From fellow blogger Pensivity101Welcome to Share your World which I intend to continue to host in Melanie’s memory.
I considered her a personal friend and know how much pleasure she got from writing these posts. She was very popular and like so many other bloggers, I shall miss her wit and presence .
”  We will miss Melanie.

And now for this week’s Share Your World

Do you consider yourself to be romantic?

I think it would be more interesting to ask Kevin if he considers me to be romantic…

Do you send cards on Valentine’s Day?

To whom? Send? Only one card is given by me on Valentine’s Day, and there is no sending involved (just a remembering to get one and put it on the kitchen counter in the morning before I head off to work…)

Would you spend a considerable amount of money on a single red rose for your beloved?

Is that rose dipped in gold? Or does it come with a 10 course meal?

What is your idea of a romantic evening?

 Any dinner where I do not have to do any cooking or cleaning…


Share Your World – January 23, 2023

From fellow blogger Pensivity101Welcome to Share your World which I intend to continue to host in Melanie’s memory.
I considered her a personal friend and know how much pleasure she got from writing these posts. She was very popular and like so many other bloggers, I shall miss her wit and presence .
”  We will miss Melanie.

And now for this week’s Share Your World

Do you find it relatively easy to fall asleep at night?

Falling asleep is not the problem. It’s staying that way…

 Do you remember your dreams?

For about 5 minutes, and no use telling me to write them down. I can’t write with pen and paper in the dark, nor can I turn on the iPad without also waking up Kevin. They are too weird to remember anyway.

 If you can’t sleep, do you watch TV, read or listen to music in the hope you will nod off?

Yes.

 Can you literally sleep anywhere (chair, sofa, bus, train, flight etc)?

If I am tired enough, I can sleep in meetings, in class, or wait, is that tiredness or boredom? Fine line I guess.


Share Your World – January 16, 2023

From fellow blogger Pensivity101Welcome to Share your World which I intend to continue to host in Melanie’s memory.
I considered her a personal friend and know how much pleasure she got from writing these posts. She was very popular and like so many other bloggers, I shall miss her wit and presence .
”  We will miss Melanie.

And now for this week’s Share Your World

What is the most comfortable vehicle you have even ridden in or driven?

Well, I would say the one I have now, which is good ’cause the lease is up this year and we are going to buy it out.

What is the most uncomfortable vehicle you have even ridden in or driven?

Well, that’s a tossup. Airplanes are very uncomfortable for any number of reasons, no leg room, inconsiderate other passengers, the fact that I absolutely hate flying. Then there was Kevin’s Chevy Monza in which you could see the road through the floor. Then there was the big bus in Vancouver where you had to hold on for dear life to avoid ending up on your butt on the floor. So many uncomfortable ways to travel!

Have you ever ridden a horse (or a donkey at the seaside)?

Yes. I have ridden a horse, but not a donkey either at the seaside or anywhere else. I suspect donkeys would be one of those uncomfortable rides, not that I found horses comfy. But donkeys sure are cute!

If you could have one of these as a pet, which would it be and why?  Black panther, cheetah, leopard, lynx

 I think we already have all of these – at least that’s what they tell me.


Share Your World – January 9, 2023

From fellow blogger Pensivity101Welcome to Share your World which I intend to continue to host in Melanie’s memory.
I considered her a personal friend and know how much pleasure she got from writing these posts. She was very popular and like so many other bloggers, I shall miss her wit and presence .
”  We will miss Melanie.

And now for this week’s Share Your World

How long did it take you to get back into your normal routine after the holidays? (this does not have to be Christmas and New Year, but any holiday)

Five minutes after I went back to work (but thankfully that wasn’t until Jan 3 cause I work for a college and we are closed over the holidays)

Which makes you feel more relaxed, putting your feet up in front of the fire with a good book or socialising with your friends?

Do you have to ask?

What is your favourite hot drink?

Well, that depends. Is it morning or night? Do I have to work the next day?

If you are feeling poorly, do you prefer to be pampered, or left alone?

I want to be left alone with someone waiting on me at intervals and bringing me hot drinks and soup. You know, best of both worlds!


Share Your World – January 2, 2023

From fellow blogger Pensivity101Welcome to Share your World which I intend to continue to host in Melanie’s memory.
I considered her a personal friend and know how much pleasure she got from writing these posts. She was very popular and like so many other bloggers, I shall miss her wit and presence .
”  We will miss Melanie.

And now for this week’s Share Your World

Did you stay up to see the New Year in?

We always do, but this time we actually went out to a friend’s place and rang in the new year on their porch banging pots with abandon!

 Are there any special occasions or events coming up in 2023 for you or your family?

Oh god, I hope not!

 Do you keep a diary?

Well now, that’s an interesting question. I prefer to call it journaling, cause I’m hoity toity that way.

 How did yesterday differ from January 1st 2022 or was there no difference?

There is no difference! It’s still winter, and the sun still sets at 4:30pm. Come on spring!


Share Your World – December 5, 2022

From fellow blogger Pensivity101Welcome to Share your World which I intend to continue to host in Melanie’s memory.
I considered her a personal friend and know how much pleasure she got from writing these posts. She was very popular and like so many other bloggers, I shall miss her wit and presence .
”  We will miss Melanie.

And now for this week’s Share Your World

Do you have a favourite outfit you like to wear?

You mean outfit as in going out in public?  Those are never my favs.  Sweats and hoodies all the way (and god bless working from home!)

What is the worst thing you were forced to wear as a child (school uniforms aside) ?

Dresses.  You know, for going out for dinner, to church, and all that.  I guess though when I think about it, I never really hated them until I was older and was able to think about it…

Do you have a sweet tooth, and if so, are you a chewer, cruncher, or sucker?

No.  Although I do like the occasional chocolate covered cashew or Christmas cookie.  But given a choice, it’s potato chips over chocolate chips every time!

Do you think you could eat your weight in chocolate?

I can’t even imagine…I think I’m gonna be sick…


Share Your World – October 3, 2022

And now for this week’s Share Your World

Favourite horror or Halloween-themed song?  Or a song you rarely hear except around a holiday.

There is only one:  Monster Mash!

Do you ever see figures in your peripheral vision?

Yes – they are called my work colleagues.  Oh, wait…I’m working from home…

Which urban legend scares you the most? (most countries have such stories – share yours if you would like to)

The legend of the politician who makes promises and keeps them…

You’re home alone but you hear footsteps in your house, what do you do?

Stop walking around.


Share Your World – January 3, 2022

And now for this week’s Share Your World

Ricky “The Pious” Raccoon asks a two parter:    (12-2-2021)

What frivolous, but annoying thing that people do should be considered a sin (crime)?
And how should violators be made to repent (be punished) for it?   

Putting raisins into cinnamon buns, publishable by death…or eating whatever they hate the most thinking it’s something else.

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Mary “The Poster Lamb For Cute” (12-9-2021) asks

Imagination IN and impracticality and logic aside, if you could pick one animal to have as an exotic pet based solely on how cute and adorable it is, what would it be?

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The Sponkies (the result of an unusual pairing of a donkey and a sparkle pony)  12-16-2021

Do you have any siblings?  If so, where do you rank in birth order?  And do you think either of these facts contributed to the person you became?

Yes. I am the first and favourite. Do you need to ask?

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12-23-2021   ZAC (short for Prozac because his somewhat maniacal grinning face is rather creepy)…

We all have things that make us happy, but what makes you deliriously, giddily, tail wagging-ly happy?

The thought of retirement…

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 Evil Squirrel (and the final question from E.S. “Nest” o’ fun!)   12-30-2021 

If you had an alter ego, who or what would it be?  Describe some fun or interesting things about them!

 See exotic pet option above. Lying in front of the fire all day? I am so there (when I retire…)


Share Your World – July 26, 2021

And now for this week’s Share Your World

Do you believe in second chances?

For whom?

Is your glass half full or half empty?

Depends on what’s in it…

Would you rather someone be honest and hurt your feelings or lie to protect them?

Yes.

When have you felt your biggest adrenaline rush?

Well, if I’m honest, today is one ’cause I’m going out for lunch for the first time since February 2020.  What do I wear?  How do I act?  It’s all a mystery to me now…


Share Your World – July 5, 2021

And now for this week’s Share Your World

Is there inherent order in nature or is it all chaos and chance?

Yes indeed!

What is infinity?

The number of times I will post kitten pictures on this blog.

Does observation alter an event?

Depends on if you have your phone out (or if you are a Republican senator…)

Do you like balloons?   

Only if they don’t come with clowns…