Share Your World 2014: Week 45

I have to admit (though I think it’s painfully obvious) that I am terrible in getting around to doing these “Share Your World” challenges.  I start off the week with good intentions to post respond to the week’s questions, but then everything else seems to get in the way and before I know it the week has flown by along and it’s time for the next “Share Your World”  and so the cycle repeats.  Well this week I am going to take the time to respond before it gets any later in the week  so here it is my answers to Cee’s Share Your World questions for Week 45

 

What is your favorite color? 

Ahhhh good and easy one to start of.  Pink and Purple.  (Oddly enough my husband’s favorite Colors are Purple and Green).

Would you prefer a reading nook or an art, craft, photography studio?

Another easy one.  A reading nook.  I am not all that much of an arts & crafts person (though I do like, as time allows – Ha! – to do some cross stitch or knifty knitter).  I like taking photos (but those I just do with my phone – No need for a studio).  Now reading, however,  that’s something I really enjoy.  Curl up in a nice quiet corner with a good book (or something I can access my Kindle with), tune out the rest of the world (I wish) and enjoy.

What is at least one of your favorite quotes?

I can’t really think of what my favorite quote would be and to be honest I am terrible at remembering quotes from people.  One that was my mother’s favorite is  by Kierkegaard (sorry can’t remember the spelling right now)

“Life can only be understood backwards, but must be lived forwards”

It’s actually a very good (and true) quote.

In what do you find the simplest of joys?

This one I have to think about a bit.  I mean my standard go to answer is children.  There’s just something about the little ones that makes my heart sing.  So innocent, so full of life, so full of joy….  But I really want to think of something else….

There’s also Sunsets…  Yet another one of my go to answers.  I love sunsets – always have, ever since I was a child and would sit out on the  railing on the deck of our summer home and watch the sunset.

I do find that I derive a bit of pleasure in listening to my music as I go out on my bike rides.

OK, I’ve decided I’m going to cheat and answer a couple of the questions from Week 44 (Late), simply because when I saw the questions I knew what my answers would be.  I just never got around to the post (see explanation above)

What is your most vivid memory of the kitchen in your childhood?

 The most vivid memory of our kitchen (there are actually two) was how whenever a large group of us were gathered in the small kitchen someone (usually my step-mom) would pipe up, “Why don’t we all congregate in the bathroom.  It’s smaller”.

The other memory I have is of helping my dad make sponge cake.  The most vivid memories of that would be separating the whites from yolks of 9 eggs and then beating both.  The whites were the hardest, I think (I still remember how sore my arms got, even if we were using an electric mixer).

As a child, who was your favorite relative?

My favorite actual relative was probably my Aunt Teri.  She was (still is) only 12 years older than me and I remember being pretty close to her growing up (well for being a couple thousand miles apart).  I can’t say that that closeness has lasted but I still love her…  And my three younger cousins whom I got to see as babies.

The other favorite (extended family) relative is my “Uncle Larry”  He wasn’t an blood relative, but I always called him Uncle Larry.  Sadly, I lost touch with him over the years and I think he may have passed away a few years back.  I always like to say that he knew me since I was knee high to a grasshopper and return I knew his youngest son since he was a baby (the other two were from a previous marriage of his and the youngest of those was a year older I think (the older was older by a couple years. 

 

 

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Author: Tena Carr

Why Jottings & Writings?? Because my (main) blog is a mixture of thoughts/opinions (jottings) and my attempts at (very) short story challenges (writings). Interests? - Pretty much anything to do with Fire/EMS/Police, Writing, and Social Media Firefighters, Police officers, Paramedics, Soldiers.... Those are the True Heroes.

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