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. 

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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 ~ 3/26/2018

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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. 

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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 ~ 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.

Share Your World ~ 31 July 2017

If you had to have your vision corrected would you rather: glasses or contacts? Or what do you use if you need to have your vision corrected? I had my lenses replaced when I was 57, thought that was early since both parents didn’t have their cataracts done in their 80’s. I prefer not to wear glasses. But I won’t not want to wear contacts either. I have allergies and I think they would bother them. I guess I like wearing glasses have the time and then I stick them up on my head until I need them. Sort of like an airline pilot.

Are you more of a dog person or a cat person? I grew up with both dog and cat. But cats are nice so when you go on vacation. When we go on vacation we can leave out food enough for week and not worry about them. Where as dog needs more maintenance.

If you were to buy a new house/apartment what is the top three items on your wish list? If I was going to move into house or apartment? Well if I was moving into apartment I would want to know what kind of neighbors I had, I would want a first floor apt and a garage. If I was moving into house  I would want a garage, live on corner lot and art room.

What inspired you this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. I learned one thing, if I don’t understand what someone had explained to me, I am going back for clarification! It has given me more peace of mind instead of trying to guess what they were trying to say to me!!!!