Share Your World –

Hello friends! It’s time to share your world again! I’m actually a little late to this game this week, maybe barely getting it in, but I’m about to move and so things are getting hectic. Share your answers with me or better yet, with the original poster!

Have you ever owned a rock, pet rock, or gem that is not jewelry?

No. What does one even do with a pet rock? Water it? Create a little home for it, like grass and other friend rocks?  I do follow a dude on instagram, Doodle Stones, a guy in St. Louis, who does art on rocks he finds around STL and MO, and then leaves them in random places. On principle, I approve of this, because I like art in odd places. I copied the idea a little bit and drew on some rocks around here, but it wasn’t as cool as I hoped. There is one rock I’m holding on to; it’s the first rock Wee One handed to me, ever. That’s going in my bit of precious saves from my daughter.

What is your greatest strength or weakness?

I’m a hard worker; that’s a good strength, but I want to talk about my superpower. That’s right, I have one: perception. Intuition. It helped me in my work with my addicted and mentally ill clients. I could ask them a question and knew the answer based on the look on their face. It helps me with WO right now, although being able to tell what an 18 month old isn’t terribly difficult.

What makes you feel grounded? 

Being outside. And you know what else I’ve recently found? Playing. I remember one afternoon, I was having a hard time, so I sat with WO and acted out some scenes between stuffed animals she has, and felt uplifted when we were done.

Would you rather never be able to eat warm food or never be able to eat cold food?

I think I would rather not be able to eat cold food. I’m already a little sensitive to cold food. So.

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

Last week, I’m grateful for some time WO and I got at Lake Sammamish. She loved it.

This coming week, my last full week in Seattle, and I’ve sort of filled it with things to do. On Thursday, some girlfriends and I are going to take the kids and hike Rainier. (Not all of it, but it sounds cold that way, does it?) I’m overwhelmed by the prospect of everything we’re doing this, our last week, but I’m excited we’re healthy and able to do it.

Weekend coffee share


If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I have begun reading On Writing by Stephen King. I haven’t read anything from him in years, but when I was in junior high, I read King voraciously. Carrie, FirestarterChristineIT, I skirted around Cujo (but I’m already scared of dogs so I didn’t work on it too hard), and the four novellas from The Four Seasons.

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Share Your World – Outer Space and Peanut Butter

I am beginning a new challenge because I like challenges and I was happy to find this one! I encourage you to do it too, and connect to the original blogger, but… connect it to me, too!

Would you travel into outer space?

I don’t think so. I would want to so much, but, if I’m honest, I don’t think I can get over my aversion to puking and dizziness.

Which country/city in the world (that you have never been to) would you most like to visit and why?

Spain/Malaga. Because Antonio Banderas. Not really. I do want to go to Spain, just the whole state of Andalucia, and not because of Antonio, but because of the architecture.

But if I was just picking one city, Stradford-Upon-Avon, England. When I turned 30, I celebrated by traveling solo abroad, which I hadn’t had the courage to do before then. My first trip abroad was to Oxford, England, and it was just glorious. I want to go to Stradford for the history and buildings and to meander around there.

What could you do to breathe more deeply today? 

Remind myself that life is good, right now, just as it is.

Complete this sentence:  This creamy peanut butter sandwich could really use some …

Potato chips. Did you ever do that? I used to put potato chips on my PBJ sandwiches, and I haven’t even thought about it in years.

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

From last week, I’m grateful for the chance to see my friend Jenny at story time. She’s not been having a rough first trimester, so it was good to see her, and her squishy snuggly little girl.

This coming week, I’m looking forward to a mom’s night out I’m planning at a saloon in Fall City. I hope they have a t-shirt, ’cause I want one!🙂

Share Your World challenge.