Sharing My World 94

Share Your World, HP 9-21-2020

Share Your World Meets Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows

Roger’s Magical, Mystical Questions: 

1. Have you ever driven the wrong way on a one-way street? How did this come about?

Oh probably, but I tend to forget the details when I do something that stupid. It’s a self preservation reflex. Remember just enough to keep yourself from ever doing it again and forget the parts that make you feel like a completely brainless moron. No point in keeping a running tally of those moments from hell and destroying whatever notions you cling to about your self worth. There was an incident a long time ago where I found myself going the wrong way on an exit ramp, and some helpful driver going the right way gesticulating frantically to alert me to the fact, but I knew it already and just wanted him to get out of the way so I could turn around. Can’t recall how I got there exactly. Kind of the story of my life. It was a one time thing, so I must have learned something, thankfully without killing anyone.

2. As a kid, did you ever decide to run away? Did you have a plan? Take a pet? Sandwiches?

There was really nothing so bad about my childhood that I ever felt the need to run away from home. Home was a safe haven where things were familiar and people looked after me. The outside world was the scary place. I guess I was one of the lucky ones, wasn’t I? We also lived almost 10 miles away from the nearest town, so it would have been a long trek to get anywhere new. I probably would have eaten my sandwiches at the end of the lane way and gone back to the house for more. And then lost interest in the whole adventure.

3. You suddenly find you have a hidden talent for playing a musical instrument. What musical instrument do you hope accompanies your talent? Any particular song?

I’ve never tried playing drums, but I think if I was in the mood to make a big racket and pound the hell out of something I’d be very good at it. Sorry to all the talented drummers out there, I’m sure there’s a bit more to it than that. No particular song comes to mind because the older I get the more I feel like it’s all just a bunch of noise. So I’ll be the one in the back pounding out the beat wearing ear plugs and the rest of the band can carry on doing whatever they want.

4. Do you accessorize with jewelry? There was an opal necklace (cursed) and Slytherin’s locket (also cursed) in the Potter story. Have you had any heirloom jewelry passed down through the generations? Is it more ‘keepsake’ or do you wear it on occasion? (Hopefully, yours was not cursed?)

There’s a few pieces of jewelry I’ve inherited of sentimental value only, and nothing I’ve ever been tempted to actually wear. I got out of the habit of wearing rings when I worked as an optician and washed my hands constantly all day long. Good practice for the last six month it turns out. My ears are double pierced so I wear earrings every day. That’s it. The only curse involved with them is having one from every pair I actually like go missing, sort of like socks. So I buy a card of cheap ones that are all the same and wear them until there’s only one left and then I start over. Who says I don’t know how to plan ahead?

Melanie’s Ordinary Muggle Questions:

What ingredients go into YOUR favorite salad?

A variety of lettuce and greens, like spring mix with kale and spinach. Chunks of peppers, celery, onions, carrots, tomatoes. Chopped hard boiled egg, maybe some cheese cubes. A simple oil and vinegar dressing with my choice of garlic, honey, Dijon mustard, spices – the best ones don’t have an exact recipe and are difficult to duplicate. That’s half the fun. I made one once with no sugar added blueberry jam. It was delicious.

If you care to, share something that really irritates you.

Omg. I do that every day don’t I? Unnecessary noise drives me insane. Tuneless humming. The incessant squeaking of a rocking chair. A radio blaring. Snoring. Dogs barking like demented fiends. Loud one sided phone conversations. People breathing. Haha. Sorry that’s way more than one thing. Mostly I’m pretty tolerant but I have my moments.

What are your favorite ‘lounging around the house’ items of clothing? Now that a lot of people ‘lounge around the house’ waiting for the all clear in respect to Covid being shown the door, have those lounging items changed?

Everything I have in my closet is a lounging around the house article of clothing since I retired and no longer need to get dressed up for anything. One of the perks of getting old is wearing any old rag you have hanging around because who’s going to see you? And there doesn’t seem to be any point in buying anything new until your old things are all worn out. And since you are only lounging around in them they could conceivably last the rest of your life!

Well that’s all pretty depressing. But clothes shopping certainly isn’t a priority these days. I got some really great bamboo socks from Amazon the other day. In case you think I never EVER buy anything new to wear.

GRATITUDE (as always this is optional)

It’s another beautiful sunny fall day in our little corner of the globe. I’ve been lounging around all morning. Not playing the drums as it happens since I don’t own any at the moment. The neighbours have no idea how lucky they’ve been all these years. Time to venture out into the scary outside world in todays lounging outfit. Hope I can find my way back home.

9 thoughts on “Sharing My World 94

  1. I laughed at your first answer.. I think a lot of people have that self preservation instinct… which sometimes backfires at the most inopportune times like when you’re swinging on some swings enjoying life and then remember that awful embarrassing thing you did two years ago. Your closet sounds amazing. Comfort over everything! But I do agree it has a lot to do with lifestyle. My elderly neighbour who is in her 80s always leaves her house with smart shoes, proper stockings, a smart skirt and blouse, a hat, and always a nice jacket or coat on. She makes sure she carries a suitable handbag too and has her hair very neat. Even to pop to the corner shop! Sometimes we greet each other when I take the bins out or go for a walk, and my goodness do I shrink in embarrassment in my old grey loungey ‘slacks’ beside her neat and tidy finery. I just don’t see the point in wearing nice things if they’re going to be smeared in banana and mud five minutes in.

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    • Lol – yes moms get smart pretty quickly when it comes to mixing good clothes with little kids. When I was working I greatly admired elderly people who came shopping all dressed up like they were off to a wedding or something. I imagine it’s a habit they’ve had all their lives. At this point in my life I wouldn’t know where to start. If my hair is decent and I’m wearing shoes I’ve made an effort. The rest is a bit hit and miss.

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  2. Thanks so much for Sharing Your World! You have a very wise attitude towards those kind of mistakes mentioned in Question #1. It is best to learn from the experience and move on. I once observed a rather old woman driving the wrong way up a two way street (wrong side), and people were honking and shouting at her, which was making her more nervous and confused. I’m not sure how anyone could have helped her though. Fortunately she righted the situation before she hit someone head on. Scary stuff. Your salad sounds amazing and how clever of you to make your own homestyle dressing which suits your taste of the moment! Have a great week!

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    • Proper lanes are good! lol. I honestly don’t get what is up people’s asses about masks. It won’t kill you to put something on your face to respect the safety of others. So many entitled jerks in this world.


  3. Great answers to all the questions. I love your solution to the missing earrings – I have the same problem and now know how to solve it.
    Not having to buy clothes is a perk of retirement, but I still love clothes and I am getting a bit sick of seeing photos of myself in the same things year after year! However, I don’t think anybody else notices.

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    • In a way I like the “invisibility” age gives us. No one cares that old ladies aren’t making fashion statements. Well, as far as I know anyway. But yes, I admit to being tired of lots of my stuff too. Shopping during a pandemic presents so many challenges! Plus I’m one of those idiots who cuts the tags off everything so if I have to replace something it’s like trying to solve a mystery. Fun times.

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