SHARE YOUR WORLD – 2016 WEEK 13
Are you left or right-handed?
I am right-handed but I like to practice doing things with my left hand just in case the right one ever wears out or goes missing. This is a sign of a great worrier, thinking up obscure and unlikely events and preparing for them. Or worrying because I’m not prepared for them at all.
If you had only one TV, would you prefer the TV in the living room or another room?
We do have only one TV. It is in the basement. I like it there, away from the rest of the house where I can’t hear it. Most commercials (and all advertising) drive me nuts. I am near-sighted and don’t like wearing my glasses, and I don’t hear well. So I watch TV shows up close on my iPad, with subtitles. If there was no television in the house I don’t think I’d miss it much.
Have you ever participated in a distance walking, swimming, running, or biking event? Tell your story.
Yes I have! It was twenty years ago and I walked 15 kilometres for the Children’s Miracle Network, or some such similar worthy cause. The details are fuzzy after all this time, but I definitely recall the 15 km part vividly. The choices were to do 5, 7, or 15. When we got to the 7 km point my coworker (who was the one who decided to do the damned walk in the first place) wanted to stop, but I said what the hell, we’ve come this far, let’s do the whole thing. Our second mistake was sitting on the ground and taking our shoes off to eat a snack when we made it to the end. We couldn’t get our shoes back on and we couldn’t get up. We found it hysterically funny that we might have to crawl to the parking lot and drive home in sock feet. Physical exhaustion does weird things to your sense of humour.
It didn’t come to that, but there’s a reason I’ve never attempted such a long trek since. It took days for my muscles to recover. And there’s a reason why sane people do a lot of training beforehand. I get it now.
Complete this sentence: Love is… .
Love is hard work and rarely perfect, but worth it anyway. I don’t think I’ve ever used a bible quote here before, but I quite like this one.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I have chosen four colours for my house and not one of them is yellow! Well, okay, one of them sort of is but it’s called coconut milk so it doesn’t count. The back entrance is small and poorly lit and needs serious lightening up. Coconut milk should work. I’m grateful that we’ve made a start with white ceiling and trim paint too. Maybe we’ll need sunglasses back there after this. Instead of a flashlight.
My medical procedures continue (blah) but I’m grateful this last CT scan on Tuesday was at our new local hospital. What a great place! Even though it took three people five tries to find a vein for the contrast dye, I’m impressed with the facility. It’s a ten minute drive from home and beats the hassle of going into the city. Had my three-month blood work done today and had to explain my bruises but got poked only once this time. Little things like this make me curiously happy.
As for next week, who knows? I have lots to keep me busy, but ever fewer excuses to ignore the art room. Back to that soon I hope. Meanwhile, this old house continues to endure its facelift.
Yay for April!
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