Hiatus and Return

So as you may be aware, I’ve been on a bit of a Hiatus for the past month. The main reason for this was a because of April’s blogging A-Z Blogging Challenge. I have participated in the past but decided not to this year..actually I haven’t in a couple years but I wasn’t blogging at all the other years. The other thing is that I’ve been concentrating on my You-Tube Channel – Go ahead laugh, at 50+ I have a You Tube channel playing The Sims 4 😂. Hey, I enjoy it so 😝. The other thing is that blogging has become difficult for me. Not technically difficult, just difficult in the fact that I don’t really know what to blog about other than responding to various blogging challenges (which I will still continue to do from time to time, as appropriate ones cross my path and time allows).

I have tried writing and writing challenges in the past but I’m not all that creative in that department and it was rare that a challenge came up that I was able to come up with an appropriate story to go along with it. I also tried photo challenges but I don’t get out and about much (unless I’m shopping, running errands,or going to an appointment) so don’t really have a repertoire of photos at my disposal to chose from – not to mention I don’t tend to store photos as they take up too much room. I also don’t really have anything going on in my life that is worth blogging about. For the most part my life is pretty boring (for the most part a good thing), though there are the occasional (now) tifs between me and the hubby but how many times can I write about that since it’s pretty much the same basic situation each time. So, yeah, that pretty much leaves blogging challenge and even that sometimes is difficult for me to respond to as I will literally have no idea what to say or how to respond to some questions/topics/etc.

Share Your World: 05-09-2022

Been a while since I’ve done any blogging (more on that in a separate post) and figured I’d jump in with Melanie’s Share Your World questions

QUESTIONS (And My Responses)

What two totally normal things become really weird if you do them back to back?

I am drawing a blank…. The only thing that is coming to mind (warning this is gonna be gross) – Coughing and (no way to say this politely….) Puking. Believe me I’ve had my fair share of coughing so hard I end up puking (and no it isn’t any fun). Not sure if the two, back to back are weird or just annoying as hell but that’s what you get. Moving on.

What is something that you just recently realized that you are embarrassed by, that you didn’t realize embarrassed you?

Again another blank. I can’t really think of anything that embarrasses me all that much other than maybe too much attention or accolades but then that’s always been embarrassing to me so doesn’t really count for this question. I’ve always preferred to be in the background. Don’t get me wrong, I do like to be appreciated for the work I do (who doesn’t) but I don’t like a big deal to be made, etc.

If Australia (including New Zealand and Tasmania – which I KNOW are different countries); the UK, Ireland, Germany, the USA, and Brazil or Italy were represented by one food, which would it be for each?

This is a tough one since I know little to nothing about any of these countries, except maybe the U.S. (where I reside 😆😝) – Australia, UK, and Ireland I literally have no Idea. Nothing is coming to mind. Germany = Schnitzels; USA = Pizza or Hamburger; Italy = I don’t know… Lasagna.

What might happen if Goldilocks and the Three Bears were set in modern times?

I honestly have no idea. For one Goldilocks would be an independent girl with shorter hair (still blond) hair. Also, the three bears would be taking care of her although, to be honest, I don’t remember exactly how the nursery rhymes goes. I do recall something about Goldilocks trying out the three chairs, three bowls of porridge, and 3 beds but that’s about it.

Where was the most most embarrassing or inappropriate place you’ve passed audible gas?

Not saying I’ve never passed gas, but can’t really think of the most embarrassing or inappropriate place that I’ve ever passed audible gas… Not something I’ve ever paid much attention to or kept in my mind after it’s happened. Don’t think I’ve ever been in a situation, that I’m aware of, where my passing of gas made others look at me sideways indicating that they were aware of my audible emissions🤷🏻‍♀️


If you celebrate it, how was your Mother’s Day? What did you do? If you don’t (because you’re a single guy or it’s not in your culture) please share something fun you did recently.

Mother’s Day was pretty much just another day for me. My husband did sort of, in a joking way, wish me a Happy Mother’s Day after I mentioned a couple of Mother’s Day gifs that I had exchanged with some other mothers I know. He didn’t get me anything either but then I’m not too bothered by that considering #1 our financial situation and #2 the fact that my husband can’t get out and about to the store or whatever with out assistance (ie my son) to help with his wheelchair. Mother’s Day really isn’t that big of a deal to me… I think it would be nice to be appreciated on a more day to day basis for the things I do instead of being treated like it’s just expected of me.

Fibbing Friday but I’m almost a week late

Each week Pensitivty and PCGuyIV take turns hosting this Fibbing Friday thing, the goal being to give wrong or false answers (all in good fun, of course)…. This week it’s Pensitivity’s turn.

Who sang these?

1. Money, Money, Money

2. Another Brick in the WallElton John

3. Rocket Man – Def Leppard

4. Everybody wants to rule the world – Karen Carpenter

5. Life on MarsJoe Diffie

6. Monster MashJohnny Mandel, Michael Altman, and The Ron Hicklin Singers

7. Tiptoe through the TulipsBette Midler

8. I wanna hold your hand – The Pointer Sisters

9. Ruby TuesdayKenny Rogers

10. Get the Party StartedMiley Cyrus

Not gonna give away the “true” answers (not to mention I’d have to look most of it up) but here’s a little truth behind my answers (as it was I had to look some of this up):

1. Dire Straits sang “Money for Nothing” (and your chicks for free)

2. Elton John sang “Good bye Yellow Brick Road”

3. Def Leppard sang “Rocket”

4. Karen Carpenter sang “(I’m On The) Top of the World”

5. Joe Diffie sang “(Welcome to Earth) Third Rock From The Sun”

6. Johnny Mandel, Michael Altman, and The Ron Hicklin Singers were involved in the making of the theme song from the 1970’s(?) movie MASH

7. Bette Midler sang “The Rose”

8. The Pointer Sisters sang “Slow Hand”

9. Kenny Rogers sang “Ruby” (different song, I believe, than Ruby Tuesday).

10. Miley Cyrus sang “Party in the USA”

Share Your World 04-11-2022 — Answers

This week I had the pleasure of taking over and guest hosting the Share Your World for Melanie at Sparks from a Combustible Mind

Here are my answers to the questions I posted earlier…..

Do You Prefer Salty Foods or Sweet Foods?

I would say I prefer Sweet Foods over Salty. I do like to have at least some salt on my food it can & does make the difference between that is kind of blah and “missing something” and food that tastes good; However, I don’t like my food overly salty. My husband is the complete opposite. He LOVES salt on his food. I use to joke that I was going to put a shist load of salt on a particular dish and then wait & watch while he added still MORE salt to his food before tasting 😏😝. Sweets, on the other hand…well let’s just say I have a major sweet tooth.

Would you rather be in a place where it is excessively hot or excessively cold?

I don’t think I’d like either, to be honest, but I can handle colder temps much better than I handle warmer ones. The biggest, and only real, issue with colder temps is that if it gets too cold & dry my cough asthma acts up. When it comes to the warmer side of things, anything much above about 75 (indoor temp) I’m miserable and can’t function without being planted in front of a fan. Out door temps 80’s and above I’m starting to have problems and at 90 (or anything above that)….Forget It!!

I am also of the opinion that you can always put more layers on but there’s only so much you can remove before you would be considered indecent, not to mention there’s only so much before there’s literally nothing left to remove and you’re in your birthday suit😝.

Favorite Mode of long distance travel (Bus, Plane, Train, Automobile, or other).

Growing up, I use to love to fly. I started flying by myself when I was probably 6-7(???), to visit my grandparents. My dad also owned/rented a single prop (Cessna 182) and we use to take short trip (from Beaverton to Brooking OR) all the time, not to mention the short little hops around Beaverton). Anymore, I don’t really enjoy flying… too much hassle. It’s been quite sometime since I’ve been on a train but the few times I’ve been in the past, it was a lot of fun. Been years (as in well before Covid) since we’ve been able to afford traveling anywhere though hubby did manage to take a road trip with our son to a train convention fairly recently (either earlier this year or latter part of last year). My order of preference would probably be: Automobile, Train, Plane, Bus.

What was your favorite holiday growing up? (You can also use american holidays or appropriate holidays from your country)

Passover was a fun holiday, growing up. I use to help my dad make Sponge Cake (which, if you’ve ever tried, is delicious😋). During the Seder, I would hide the afikomen (special set aside matzah) and my dad would have to try to find it. He would act like he had no idea (though I’m sure he could’ve probably found it if he actually tried). One of the guess at our Seder as a friend of my dad’s who was a lawyer. He would “represent me” to make sure I got a good deal for “information on where to find the afikomen…. It was all in good fun😆😂.

A close second might be Christmas… yes, our family celebrated both — my father and I were nominal Jewish but my step-mom, at the time, and her kids were nominal Christian. I remember my youngest step sister would jump on the bed to wake me up then she, her older sister, and I would go into the living room and sort through the gifts and the stockings. At some points are parents would wake up and come downstairs pretending like there was all this “work” to be done and no Christmas, etc. This was met with cries of Mommmmm, Daddddd (or appropriate first names – I always called my stepmom by her first name and I think my step-sisters did the same with my father).


Gratitude Section

What gave you the most gratification this week?

I’m not really sure…. I know, that sounds really bad considering I’m the one that came up with this question😂. I am thankful for members of the Simming community on Twitter for being most welcoming (though that’s not specific to this last week). My husband recently found an app that allows me to transfer stuff easily between our desktop computer and my tablet, plus he found a hub that I can plug into my tablet and then plug a USB stick or an SD card into that allowing me more storage. There’s a sense of gratification in being able to get work done on Sims videos and get them uploaded unto You Tube without it being a huge fight to get it done.

Share Your World 4-11-2022 – Guest Hosting

Welcome to Share Your World!

This week I’m taking over the “Share Your World” for Melanie aka Sparks From A Combustible Mind – Be sure and follow her blog. I’ll be posting my responses in a separate blogpost

Additionally, I offer a ‘Gratitude’ Section for those who like a little affirmation with their questions!  It’s always optional to participate in that portion of  SYW of course. 

There are two ways in which you can participate:

Create a Share Your World post. 

  • Then post the link to that blog post.
  • Alternatively, leave your answers in the comments box of this post.
  • To make it easy for others to check out your post, title your blog post “Share Your World” and link it to this post.
  • Ping-backs are activated, but don’t always work properly. I think it is best to leave a link in a comment, just to be sure. It’s okay to just leave the link if you like and don’t have anything else to chat about.. If you’d still like to try leaving a ping-back, instructions on how ping-backs work are found by clicking here. Thanks!
  • Some questions might be recycled from time to time. Sorry if they come too close together! The number of interesting questions (in my opinion) is finite. I try to mix them up judiciously but bungle that sometimes. Mea culpa!


Do You Prefer Salty Foods or Sweet Foods?

Would you rather be in a place where it is excessively hot or excessively cold?

Favorite Mode of long distance travel (Bus, Plane, Train, Automobile, or other).

What was your favorite holiday growing up? (You can also use american holidays or appropriate holidays from your country)


Gratitude Section

What gave you the most gratification this week?