Share Your World – June 4, 2018
Is there a piece of clothing from your childhood you still remember?
I miss the carefree days of wearing nothing but red, before the notion settled in my brain that red made me look like the broad side of a barn. Thanks to my dad for that awesome expression, and thanks to my mom for choosing my all red wardrobe from ages one through six. I never paid much attention to the clothes I put on, until I got this red corduroy skirt with three appliquéd white teddy bears and straps that crossed in the back and buttoned in the front and slipped off my shoulders a lot. I imagine I begged to wear it every day, but had to keep it for “good”. I’m so glad there’s a photo of it. I loved that thing.
Those socks with strappy sandals are a much foggier memory, quite possibly my own fashion choice at the time. And I think the white blouse had red buttons. Best outfit ever. It’s been all down hill since then.
Regardless of your physical fitness, coordination or agility, if you could be an athlete what would you do? Remember this is SYW, dreaming is always allowed.
I have given this question a lot of careful consideration while sitting here on the couch being totally not athletic. My sport of choice would not include excessive speed or risk or danger or physical exertion. So that limits the field somewhat. Beach volleyball, pole dancing, weight lifting and archery all crossed my mind. But my final answer is darts. It’s a sport which requires a keen eye, good concentration and accuracy, and possibly a great love and appreciation of drinking beer in pubs.
In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger?
Well that depends on who’s driving. Mostly I’m content to sit in the passenger seat and be an annoying navigator, nodding off when things get boring. But if I don’t trust the abilities of the person behind the wheel it won’t be a pleasant trip for either of us. I think I’m a pretty good driver and I do like to be in control of the speed and the route and the pit stops. But I’m also getting old and slow and more absent-minded, so hopefully I will be smart enough to give it up when it’s time. However if you told me that time has come and it’s today I probably wouldn’t take you seriously. It’s an old person thing. We are all stubborn as hell. Just hide my keys.
What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.
This made me smile because I do almost all of these things! It’s like a check list for a simple life. I can’t sleep when it gets light out, so my summer mornings are ridiculously early. I always make my bed as soon as I get out of it. I excel at sitting. I enjoy folding clean, fresh smelling clothes and towels and sheets. It’s wonderful to wake up to a clean kitchen and empty sinks, so washing everything up before bed is a bit of an obsession with me. Eat when hungry, sleep when tired – no problem – perks of being retired.
This morning I cut the grass, trimmed a tree and two bushes, watered the flowerbeds, put out the green compost garbage bin and the recycling and cursed at the bugs. Like housework, doing these things is a weird kind of pointless because it all has to be done again. And again, and again. But it’s also pointless to dwell on that. So I won’t.
And that’s my very ordinary little old world for another week! It’s a blessing to be this bored and content you know. There’s something to appreciate.
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