Share Your World – 3/12/18

It’s time again for Cee’s Share Your World. Here are my latest answers:

If a distant uncle dies and you were always his favorite and leaves you $50,000 (any currency) in his will, what would you do?

The first thing I would do is pay my kids’ student loans off. They are such an unnecessary burden at the start of adult life. I would then make sure my younger two sons got an education. I would put some in savings, and finally, I would travel.

What sound or sounds do you love?

  • babies’ laughter
  • rushing rivers
  • rain (but not too much or for too long)
  • wind in the trees
  • my kids’, husband’s, mom’s and dad’s voices – sometimes I save them on voicemail just to get a nice surprise when I play them back
  • songbirds
  • bees

What’s your middle name?  Why?

Denise. I don’t know why my parents chose this name. Maybe they told me at one time. I think it was just for how it sounded with my first and last name.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

We hatched chicks in my class, and watching my third graders’ excitement when the last one pushed out of the shell was is pretty special.


As always, thanks to Cee for giving us a chance to share our worlds. Have a great week!

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Share Your World – 3/5/18

Here are my answers to the latest Share Your World: 

What did you or did not like about the first place you lived without your parents?

I think I liked the freedom to do what I wanted, to leave my dishes in the sink, to clean or not clean.

What is your most favorite smell/scent?

I can’t pick a favorite, so here’s my list:

  • fresh brewed coffee
  • chocolate
  • fresh baked bread
  • the smell of a baby’s head
  • vanilla anything
  • daphne
  • apple blossoms
  • blackberries
  • rivers
  • the beach
  • lemons, limes, and oranges
  • ripe quince
  • the first rain after a long dry spell

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Would you prefer snowy winters, or not, and why?

After a drive up into the snowy mountains, I’m waxing nostalgic for a snowy winter. One winter snowstorm brought drifts of snow piled against my childhood home. I remember long, playful walks, tall snow boots carving paths through a surreal landscape with the dog hopping through drifts beside us. I miss the muffled, blanketed silence of a snow covered landscape, and the crisp, cold freshness of the air. I long to walk with the soft crunch of snow underfoot on a soft, moonlit night.

Do I prefer snowy winters? You bet.

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What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

I appreciated the sun coming out for my 10K last Saturday. I had to run on my own after my sister was called out of town for a family emergency, and I hadn’t trained quite as much as I was hoping to, so a rainy day would have soured the experience. It was a hard run, but the beautiful day made it totally worth it.


As always, thanks to Cee for the chance to share our worlds. Have a great week!

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