Share Your World: 2016 Week 41

By: sonofabeach96

Oct 16 2016

Category: Uncategorized


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Time for this week’s Share Your World from Cee’s Photography.  This is the final round of questions from the kids.

This is our last week to explore the questions that are from kids. The Happy Quitter wrote me and told me about her workshop she does for neighborhood kids and the some of the kids had some suggestions for the Share your World challenge.

Here are the kids’ questions for the week:

Do you believe in love at first sight?

Yeah, I do….to a degree.  I believe that one can be immensely and uncontrollably attracted to another, but not just in terms of appearance.  I believe one can be viscerally drawn to another, for reasons unknown.  Not to sound too dramatic or anything, it’s nearly chemical or two souls connecting or metaphysical.  And when you feel it, it’s nearly impossible to ignore.  Simply lust, and our body’s response to it?  Maybe.  Maybe not.

Love takes a bit more time to cultivate.  Experiences together and dealing with life’s trials, tribulations, miracles, and the mundane, that’s how love grows.

Your first car?

A 1972 VW Beetle, orange.


No heat, no AC, loud pinging engine, black interior that was 1000 degrees F in the Summer.  I miss it.

Who taught you to ride a bike? How did it go?

I don’t really recall.  I’d assume it was my dad, as my parents were still together until I was 7.  I don’t recall a time I didn’t know how to ride, so it must’ve been when I was fairly young.  But, I’ve either suppressed or lost many childhood memories, so, frankly, the memories of learning to ride or to swim are fuzzy at best.

Ugly and rich or beautiful and poor?

Don’t much care for either of these options.  I’m not super vain, and those that are kinda irritate the shit outta’ me, so I suppose I’d answer ugly and rich.  But then, that makes me seem money hungry, which I’m not either.  We live fairly simply and below our means.  Little debt and we shop sales/flea markets/thrift.  Our vehicles have tons of miles…and patina, but they’re paid off.  So I don’t know how to answer this one.  I don’t much care about being beautiful.  Nor do I care much about being rich, monetarily at least.

What was the first dish you could cook?

Spaghetti and meatballs with a salad and garlic bread.  My maternal grandmother whom helped raise me, was a really good cook.  She made dinner every night and let me help when I was there, which was often.  The meal in question was all me, with her supervision and direction, of course.  If memory serves, I was around 5 or 6.

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

From this past week, I’m grateful to have had the time to finish work on a couple of rooms in our house.  We painted the room that was our bedroom, which we moved into the room that was our studio until we moved the studio to an outbuilding, Our old bedroom was then converted into a dedicated guest room.  Then I finished off the laundry room with tongue and groove ceiling, new light fixture, new door to furnace room, and wood floors.  Still need to build a soffit to cover wiring and the stacks, but it’s nearly done.


In the comin week, I’m looking forward to a break from remodeling, the start to the twins’ archery season, and for the Cubbies to continue to win, up 1-0 in the NLCS after last nights’ Game 1, winning 8-3.  3 wins away from the World Series! 😃



My songs of the day are:

“Possess Your Heart” by Death Cab For Cutie

“Centerfield” by John Fogerty

“Tomato Can” by The Arcs

“My Love” by Paul McCartney and Wings

“Bicycle Race” by Queen

“In Bloom” by Sturgill Simpson

“Glory Days” by Bruce Springsteen

“I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)” by The Dead Weather

30 comments on “Share Your World: 2016 Week 41”

  1. Nice to find out more about you. Love that pic of your first car. And good job with the renovations!

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  2. That’s a great car. A friend of mine from high school had one like it… only his had developed a little bit of a hole in the backseat floor. It was a scary ride! (Yet, clearly, I still rode in it…)

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  3. I had a 1970 bug red. The gas gauge didn’t work, and I constantly had to fix the valves, and the brakes. But it was fun to drive. Even with no AC.

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  4. Love what you said about living simply AND below your means. That is a huge priority for us as well. And I love that ceiling on the reno. I have so many farmhouse style pins saved on Pinterest and a ceiling like that is one of them! I haven’t blogged about it yet, but our offer on a house got accepted and the inspection is tomorrow. If all goes well, we’ll be doing some renovations very soon. Wish us luck! I’m soooo nervous!

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  5. Watching the Cubs now! 🙏 And the renovation looks fab! As far as ugly and rich vs poor and beautiful? How about spiritually rich and internally beautiful? 💞

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  6. That is one groovy car.

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  7. love your pictures….what a beautiful home you have made and are still making for your wonderful family…..kat

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  8. (teenage gasp) SUPER CUTE CAR!!! Nice job on the remodeling, too – I know first-hand how much freaking work that is….

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    • Ya know, I used to complain about that car. No heat, no a/c, rusted floorboards, that black vinyl would sear the skin off the back of your legs in summer, etc. Kinda wish I had it now though. 😃


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