Sharing My World 15


Share Your World – 2015 Week #2

Are you a hugger or a non-hugger?

Hugs are nice, but I rarely initiate them.  We were not a very huggy family when I was growing up.  I know I hugged my own kids, but probably not enough.  Very public displays of affection make me uncomfortable.  However, all that being said, if you want a hug from me, or think I need one of yours, please go ahead.  I will hug you back.  Sometimes there just aren’t words to express what a hug is able to say.

What’s your favorite ice-cream flavor?

I’m going to go way out on a limb here, or way out into right field….because that would be my ideal place to eat ice cream, where no one can see me….and say fudge bars.  We buy big boxes of them to have in the freezer for when the grandchildren visit.  That’s a joke, because they visit us about every six boxes of fudge bars.  But because it’s just fudge bars, we can claim to never buy ice cream.  I like them because they are chocolate, eating one does not involve getting a spoon and a bowl dirty, and you can hide their little white wrappers at the bottom of the garbage can.  You could also use the wooden sticks for crafts later, if you washed them off and if they were not also hidden underneath all that garbage.

Do you prefer exercising your mind or your body? How frequently do you do either?

Of course I prefer exercising my mind, because it requires so little physical effort.  Except maybe for working out those frowning muscles in my face. I can also enjoy a fudge bar while I do it.  However, I have been performing a daily series of very non strenuous stretching maneuvers – I hesitate to call them exercises because they sure don’t feel like that – and can honestly say I feel better for it.  And almost look forward to doing it!  I am waking up muscles that nodded off years ago thinking I was done with them.  My neck and shoulders are less stiff.  My ankles feel stronger.  I’ve been up close and personal with my calves and thighs.  Yikes.

Are you more of a dog person or a cat person? Why?

I’m more of a cat person I suppose, because I totally get how much they like to sleep and generally laze about and do whatever they please.  They entertain themselves and require little more from anyone besides food on demand and a clean litter box.  What a life.  I’m not fond of all that hair shedding though.  When we had cats there was hair in and on absolutely everything.  We kept the lint roller people in business.  I would visit my mom and dad and marvel at how hairless their home was, finally understanding why they preferred animals to live outside or in a barn.  We have no pets now.  It’s enough of a challenge to look after each other.  Plus neither of us sheds much.

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

I’m grateful for a lovely quiet week.  I’ve been able to read and write and draw and play word games and watch movies.  Cats got nothing on me.  And we are almost to the middle of the dread month of January!  The temperature has gone up to -4 C today.  Not quite lawn chair weather, but getting there.  Oh, crap.  There’s a freezing rain warning.  And we’re out of fudge bars.  I need a hug.


40 thoughts on “Sharing My World 15

  1. Exercise my body? Are you kidding. I can barely drag it to the ice box where I do my lifts. As for dogs and cats, both have much to recommend them, but I live with dogs. Hugs? What’s a hug? What am I grateful for from last week? That I didn’t break anything when I fell on the ice.

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    • Yes, I’m glad nothing was broken too. It’s amazing how much damage a simple fall can do. We’ve had a bit of a melt today, which means it will now freeze, which means a perfect excuse for me to stay inside. And wait for spring. lol

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    • I DID send someone for fudge bars and he DIDN’T get any!! It’s so hard to find good help these days. The book by Miranda Esmonde-White called Aging Backwards (it’s all about Essentrics) is what I have been using and reading. It has pictures. There are some videos on YouTube too. Or just google Essentrics, I’m sure there’s lots of info out there. I’m really liking it so far.

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  2. This was very entertaining grandmalin. Chuckle. Stopped having cats for the same reason. Also we have no home 🙂
    Replace fudge bars with really good quality vanilla or coffee or salted caramel ice cream and you’ve got me 🙂 Every night.

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  3. Although what you do looks like it should be easy, and you make it look effortless–who knows? Perhaps for you, by now, it is–that little round-robin wrap-up you do where you resurrect and tie up all your piece’s topics in a humorous bow at the end:

    That is not like falling off a giant floating pencil. You gooood.

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    • That’s a lot of hugs!! I’m way behind and at this rate will never catch up. No chocolate? That’s very sad. Tomatoes and onions I have to watch out for too. I get skin rashes from weird things. I’m sure chocolate cannot be one of them. 😄


  4. Hugger – big time!, Butter Pecan – won’t buy it because I am the only one who will eat it, Working on that “exercise the body” more thing!, grateful for too many things to list. Fun post, Lin! Enjoyed! 🙂

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  5. Mmmm.. maple walnut! I must hug (((((((you))))))) for that fun reminder of the past. Fudge bars have few calories and no fat… you may’ve given me a wondrous idea for a freezer addition that my gall bladder can handle, lol.

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