Share Your World~ 21 May 2018

What household chore do you absolutely enjoy doing? (can be indoor or outdoor) I like gardening. I love being outside hear the trees or wind or birds or a train or the wind and I like to think or ponder out there or pull weeds around the plants. I like mowing the grass too because you can get at tan and lose weight. One week I lost a pound from walking around our yard mowing the grass. I was happy camper all week long.

Create a sentence with the words “neon green” and train”. We decided to take a ride on the train towards Pittsburgh. In the evening we started for the diner car only to find that all the chairs in the covers were neon green and carpet was navy blue.

Other than your cell phone what can you always be found with? I think it be a pen in hand, I am either see something that I want to remember or  writing someone email, address or phone number down or drawing something that I want to work into something in my house hold plans.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  We had branch conference this week  at church.  During one of  the combined meetings someone mentioned that they call their children, grandchildren and other relatives on Sunday to catch up and see how they are doing. I decided to do that this past Sunday. Found that my granddaughter lost two teeth, she is going to be Brownie next year and completed her Daisy badges and she may be placed in excel class. I don’t usually call every week as I don’t like to interfere but I talked to my daughter as well and she has had some exciting things happening at her job that she is part of. So it was nice to hear what she was up too.


Share Your World ~ 14 May 2018

Complete this sentence: This sandwich could really use some… horseradish mustard. I grew up on  Oscar Meyer Liverworts and horseradish mustard with bit of sliced raw onion on sandwich. I used to take this for lunch in high school. Don’t eat this anymore but I did at one time.

What is your least favorite candy? I have never acquired a taste for malted balls. But now I don’t eat candy for three reason 1) my heart 2) my eyes and 3) my teeth.

What sign are you? Do you believe in astrology? I am a Sagittarius. According to a google definition I am suppose to be: Wild, feisty, independent and exciting, Sagittarius women are arguably the wild child of the zodiac. Adventurous, fun loving, sociable and friendly, they are typically determined to live life to the fullest. I can also say I am on the right side of the brain, not left (Logic). Enough said if you can’t figure it out its not my fault.


What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Well we are slowly moving into house that we will move into when we retire completely. I have been excited about painting inside. My husband had bed that he paid .25 for when he was kid. His mother antique it to make it look like wood. I never cared for the color and asked if he minded if i painted it dark blue.

The house we moved into had previously been a bachelor pad. So most of the walls are pearl gray color. Not my first color I would live with.

After painting the bed frame. I decided it would look really cool in red /white and blue.

I will take picture and put it up later so you can see it. I didn’t or hadn’t plan this until I was painting and the idea came into my head.

So I am going keep the colors of walls in this room and let the accessories dress up the room . I am really excited about this. I am also going to make curtains out of tea stained ticking. I have country red pillows, blue and white plaid bed cover and I want to add some fabric that has stars in it. Will have to make trip to Joann to see if I can find something to tie this all together.   So that is why I am happy and excited to decorate our new home. I showed my girl friend and she said that she loved the curtain choice and it would be on the  primitive side. Which I do like. So I am excited and hope my quest enjoy their new room when they come to visit. 

Share Your World ~ 23 April 2018


If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get? If I didn’t have to worry about my teeth I would probably pick out something sweet like Philadelphia Sticky Buns with butter. But these are not really healthy and would definitely make you over weight. But if I picked something practical I would pick sweet naval oranges.

List at least five movies or books that cheer you up. 

Directed by Marc Webb. With Chris Evans, Jenny Slate, Mckenna Grace, Octavia Spencer. Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.  This movie is such a lesson tht true love is for everyone and maybe who we see is not really the one but faith will take us there Christmas Angel - Christian Movie/Film on DVD. Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) starring William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Tilda Swinson, Liam Neeson, James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent and Ray WinstoneSecond Chances (1998) loved this movie when I was little! Classic horsey movies

If you were a mouse in your house in the evening, what would you see your family doing? Watching TV and snacking on popcorn.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  I appreciated the warm spring weather we are having and the wind going thru my hair. I am thankful I can leave the building to go eat my lunch. It was wonderful.  I am thankful that we got to attend Stake Conference this weekend. For knowing my mother even thou she has dimentia and knowing those that have past on are alive and not dead. They are up in heaven. I look forward to meeting my ancestors someday. 

Share My World 16 April 2018


List things or events that changed your life? I have had several things that have been placed on my path thru out my life.

I was hit by a car when I was three months pregnant, Was a little bruised up from hitting the pavement but manage to survive it.

One time I was trying to pass semi and my grandmother was with me, she didn’t scold me, but I ended up going between the semi and car so I was actually going down the yellow line which was scary between a car and semi at the same time. It was nerve wracking. but I just had to push the metal on the pedal.

I haven’t really been in any other kind of danger that I can think of. I did have car accident but it wasn’t my fault, a drunk driver hit me. I had just dropped a girl off after attending church and I was heading back up route 29 when this car side swiped me. The ambulance came, I requested to go to Princeton hospital instead of the Peoria Hospital. My car was total, the dashboard came back 3 feet and I received scar on my knee that I still have to this day and pains me if I run into table leg with it. The only thing the drunk driver had was thumb hurt. I was in the hospital for 4 days and then had to return as I got blood poising. Then I was laid up at home could not sleep in our bed as it was too high off the ground so slept in the living room on sofa bed until I could get around better.

Complete this sentence: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s… a hot air balloon. I met fellow that loved hot air balloons and he was from Iowa. Every summer there is display of Hot Air Balloons that comes to Indianola, Warren County, Iowa. There is Facebook page you can join here is link to it: and then their is link to the website for more information:     So if you need a family outing to go to they have one planned from July 27, 2018 to August  4, 2018. I know they have craft show that is usually going on so there is something for everyone. They offer rides on balloons too.

My first encounter with hot balloons was when I would visit my Aunt and Uncle. They lived in Chester County, Pennsylvania out in the country. When I was outside I could hear the pumping of the air and would wait to see what it was and it would a hot air balloon going over their house. I always thought it was such a beautiful site. The next time I have experience with this was I was driving home and going thru Peoria Illinois and could see one up in the air off of route 40. Memories flooded back in as I watched while I was driving and wondering where they had come from and where they were going.

What genre of music do you like? Sometimes I like music that you movie plays in the background such as August Rush,  Nut Cracker, Lord of the Rings, Dr. Zhivago etc. Other times I like one called “Putin on the Ritz by Fred Astaire did. I didn’t actually see him do this, but I had cousin that had a 45 record and fell in love with the music she shared with us. Depending what mood I am in I like jazz, rock n roll, classical, blues, country.  Image result for Dr Zhivago Image result for august rush


What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  

Image result for happy smiley face I went from size 18 to size 16 clothes which was pretty exciting. All the tender mercies that Heaven Father extends towards me. I got some painting done on book case I have been working on. We’re trying to downsize so looking at what we are parting with that we don’t realllllly need. That’s all folks!


Share Your World ~ 9 April 2018

Been anywhere recently for the first time? I can’t think of anyplace I have been lately. Been trying not to spend money on things I don’t need. Been downsizing. Read a book on how to tidy your house and she starts you out touching your clothes and if it brings you joy keep it and if it does not then part with it. So that is my main objective lately.

List three favorite book characters. Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refuse the food and wine of King Nebuchadnezzar. . And when the 10 days are up, Daniel and his three friends look healthier than all the other young men. Are you wondering why I picked these fellows? I started eating less meat/dairy and sugar. I was thinking about the example in the scriptures and decided to see if I would feel better. I can say I do. I have back trouble, and had put some weight on that contribute to the pain. Since I have lost about 25 lbs. I don’t have near the pain I use to have in my back and knees. I feel the things we eat effect our bodies. If we listened to our bodies we could or can figure out more on what is good for us and what is not. I have more energy since I cut out the things above. I dont’ count calories and have replace starch for the meat. I eat more veg and fruits now. .

What is your favorite non alcoholic drink: hot or cold? I can’t say I have a favorite. But in the winter time I love hot chocolate and in the fall I love Bengal Tea and in Summer Time I live lemonade. This Spring I am still in the hot chocolate mode as it is still snowing and sometimes below freezing and other times doesn’t get any higher that 42 degrees during the day making it still a chilly day.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? I can’t think of anything spectacular that happened to me. But I am thankful that I live in country that has freedoms. This coming week I am attending a Spiritual Retreat for Women and looking forward to that. 

Share Your World ~ 4/2/18


What was or is your favorite cartoon? Well when I was a kid like 5 or so I like to watch mighty mouse, then later when I was in high school I watched stick figures that were cartoons bible stories, I can just vaguely remember them. When I was in Junior high age, my parents had riff of some sort and they did not hook up the TV. So we went without any television for about 4 years. I  really don’t  have a favorite one now at all. I don’t read the comics. I don’t even think I ever even bought comic books when I was growing up at all. I was just going thru the reader on Word press and some one shared Winnie the Pooh, he isn’t a cartoon figure but I do like his outlook on life. I have quote page on Pinterst and one of the quotes i had in there reflected his view on something and was very popular for me.

Which cooking utensil (other than the usual pots and pans etc) would you miss the most? I would miss my wheat grinders. I have one that is small which was made in Italy and if I only need one or two cups it is great for that . And if I need more then I have Blentec that does a great job for larger amounts of wheat. Then I keep the flour in the refrigerator so it won’t go rancid.

Would you dare to sleep in haunted house overnight? I would not sleep in a haunted house, I would have bad dreams and wake up every hour.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?   One of my husband’s cousins comes into the library quite frequently in department that I work.. This week they brought their newly born daughter. I had not met her yet.

I decided I was going to give them or rather make them Family History starting with their daughter and going back about 5-6 generations with their ancestors’. So that when that little girl gets older she will know about her family history and where she came from..

The young wife is a very polite young girl. She seemed very appreciative as to the undertaking I am doing. I am having a hard time with her side of the family so will have to talk to a little bit more. I was able to locate newspaper articles about their relatives so it will give them an incite on some of their ancestor’s lives. I will leave some area’s blank so they can write in stories they have heard about them from their parents.


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My challenge is to discover your roots,

it is fun and you learn about history

and it brings families together.

Share Your World ~ 3/26/2018


What is your favorite color of hair? You can name your hair color or a color that you just like. I don’t think I have favorite. I like really dark black hair on some folks and other times I like the gray tones that people get when they are starting to loose their natural color. I also like brown hair and certain blonde colors too. They say blondes have more fun.

List at least 5 things that you are good at.

  1. I am mechanically inclined, so I am good at using hammer, drill, electric sander,
  2. I’m good at framing pictures such a putting a frame together, cutting mats, glass and closing up a frame.
  3. I have good eye for color.
  4.  I am good at listening and I remember what they tell me.
  5. I can keep a secret
  6. I’m good at teaching others how to run a computer, use family search, ancestry etc.
  7. I am good at genealogical research.
  8. I am good at teaching myself to sew, or  cook new recipe.
  9. I can canned food, I have even canned cakes in jar before.
  10. I ‘m good at being organized.

What is your favorite animal or type of animal? (pets, dolphins, stuffed, wild cats, etc).  I basically just a cat or dog lover. We had cats and dogs when i was growing up. I think one year I had toad and some gold fish, but they weren’t very personable. We have had many cats, but now we don’t have any pets at home. I was tired of being the only one to clean out the cat box. So elected not to have one anymore. My hubby is allergic to cats.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  I decided to paint a bookcase. I had stripped it kind of but not all the way. Any how I’ve been in love with blue lately. So decided to paint it a dark blue. Saw desk in an interior book and just kind of kept it in the back of my mind. I will have to take picture of what I am talking about and upload it later.   There are flowers at the top of book case, instead of painting them I am allowing the wood to show thru. It reminds me of leather tooling, which I have done in the past too.