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. 

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Share Your World ~ 23 April 2018

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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. http://www.christianfilmdatabase.com/review/christmas-angel-2/The 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 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 ~ 3/18/18

What is your earliest memory? We seemed to move a lot. I can remember living in Claymont Delaware in split level and the accent color was green. We didn’t have garage but car was on cement drive. I started school there. But I can also remember my parents talking about their first apartment which was in Clifton Heights. But I don’t think I remember what the apartment looked like. I can remember going to really neat pre school or kindergarten not sure which but they had the neatest toys to play with. I also remember that Claymont downtown  had a corner store and there were a lot of steps but once you got in there they had lots of toys, and bicycles and it was well lit.. I also remember my dad taking me to a store of some sort and I remember it was darker  then the toy store and it was opposite side of the street and down a ways from the corner store. I also remember him buying us some peanut butter crackers they were in glass jar. I can also tell you what the layout of our house was in Claymont. Many years ago I made a journal about my travels and that is one of the things I have in there is the layout of our house on 97 Avon Drive. My mother had Aunt Mary’s book shelve in my bedroom, the bed had belonged to my father’s mother and mom made some yellow striped curtains for my room, there was rug that was hopscotch rug and it was green with black numbers and the rug or had thick green plushness to it.

Which way does the toilet paper roll go? Over or under? Our toilet paper goes over. Then the cat doesn’t try to unwind it as much.

What makes you feel grounded? I am a down to earth type person. I don’t put on airs. I also have compassionate nature and can feel when others are troubled or need a hug or two. I am also very good listener.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  I had lots of smiles this week. We were house hunting and found one. We put a bid and it was accepted!!! Someone called me Miss Mary which made me feel loved. I miss my mother who nurtured me and the person I am today. 

 

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Share Your World 19 Feb 2018

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How do you like your eggs? I have given up dairy products. Been allergic to milk as baby and notice as soon as I even ate yogurt my mouth would be so full of mucus. I recently announced to my husband I was going to go vegetarian. But now I have gone vegan in the eyes of the land, but really I am just following the Word of Wisdom that the Lord designed in our beliefs.

Have you ever met anyone famous? Maybe but I will have to think about that for few minutes… I saw Johnny Cash in West Virginia. I also saw the Bee Gees in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at live outdoor theater. I have been to see the Queen in London, didn’t really get to shake her hand but saw her. No I guess I haven’t met anyone famous, but if I do I will come back in here and change it.

What was the first thing you bought with your own money? I remember saving my money for baby doll that was new kind of doll. The dolls legs and arms were separated from babies body and flap more like a really baby. Image result for dolls in 1964 We bought it in Galesburg. We moved there when I was in 3rd grade. Although I remember when I lived in Claymont, Delaware that I would be given money and I would purchase ice cream and bring it home and share with my mom, dad and little sister. There was ice cream truck that came every day. Not the kind they have out in central states but out east. I think I bought the little Dixie cups and they gave us wooden flat spoons to eat with. I love the taste of ice cream on the wood sticks. I still do.Image result for ice cream paper cups with tab and wooden spoons 1957

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  A grandmother and her grandson was in here a few days ago  at the library where i work. I work in the reference department. So my brain in picked on a lot, but I love doing research etc. Anyhow the grandmother had to go home for something and he still needed to pick out some more pictures for his project. So we sat down at the computer and I let him run the mouse and showed him how to use print screen and how to copy and paste or how to crop pictures. Today the grandmother came in to thank us again and she mentioned that her grandson was quite taken with me. I think he was because unfortunately the grandmother was doing much of the work he was suppose to be doing. She got a little short with him at time. I knew he would have done better by himself, but I could not say this to this overbearing grandmother. So I did what I could to show confidence and I am good at helping others but making them do the work so they will learn to do it when I am not hear. 

Fridays, are dress down days for us here at the library. We are allowed to wear blue jeans on that day. So one of my patrons on Monday told me that I should not wear the jeans I had worn last Friday as they were too big on me. I was surprised. I have lost 15 pounds and trying to go down another 15 pounds but seem to be stuck and haven’t moved much. The reason I am wanting to lose weight is because my cholestrol was 239. I have until March when I get to be retested. So that is why I am doing what I am doing.

Have you ever thought about making your own yeast from scratch? Here is neat website to check out: http://thebreadgeek.com/2015/03/make-natural-yeast-scratch.html

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Homemade Valentine’s Day Gifts

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This is what I have been working on since the New Year. This is the first one. I have two more to go. I will post them as they get completed..Have you thought about Valentine’s Day yet? I did I am making apron’s for my grandkids this year.

 

 


Share Your World ~ 5 Feb. 2018

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What would be your ideal fantasy way to spend Monday? Stay home and work on family history without any interruptions.or take the weekend and go visit someone in Pennsylvania.

What one person that you are out of contact with would you like to say thank you to?  I usually say thank you so I can’t really think of anyone at this time.

List your favorite toys or games as a kid? A Service Station, Picture Dominoes, Chinese Checkers, tiddly winks. I actually still have my dominoes and I did not realize they came from England. Plus I still have my Chinese Checkers board. We use to do puzzles a lot too. This has come in handy cause it helps me think out of the box when helping others locate genealogical information.

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What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? I could not believe how nice my boss has been towards me. We had day last week that the snow was coming down pretty fast so I left early from work. Beings I am out of time, she allowed me to make the time up on Monday,

{which was not normal for her to do} I was very shocked. There was winter snow storm on Monday of this week and the town I work in got dumped 8 inches. I decided not to leave that day, I was hoping that the plows would be out. Not. So I drove home in snowy weather driving 40 miles an  hour due to the precipitation and the main highway was not plowed nor the secondary roads. One could not see the yellow line in the middle nor where the side of the road started or ended. Some parts of the road I drove down the middle of the road until on coming traffic came. Which was far between. Two people asked me to call them when I got home.

Oh, the other thing was I had to stop three times before getting out of town as my  windshield wipers had ice and then I could not see out of the window. I stopped where some folks were shoveling out their driveway and asked if they could assist me, the man had bottle of deicer and told me to keep it as I would probably have to stop again. Instead I kept my defroster on  high that the cabin was almost unbearable but I didn’t want to have cloudy front windshield so kept the heat going till I got home.  What a night.