Share Your World – 2015 Week #11

List 2 things you have to be happy about?

I am usually a happy person, but this week did not start out very well for me because I was hospitalized over the weekend. But never fear, the good doctors and nurses had me back in shape in no time, thank goodness! I’ve grown used to being in and out of the hospital over the past ten years, so it really was nothing new to me. So the first thing that I’m happy about is that I only had to stay in the hospital over the weekend and no longer than that!

The second thing I’m happy about is that when I returned to my doctor today he gave me a clean no_glassesbill of health, which means that I can go ahead and have my cataract surgery next week, which I’m really thrilled about! And that means that I will never have to wear glasses again, and I’ve been wearing them ever since I’ve been five and that’s been over fifty years. Can you believe that? I wonder if the indentations on my nose from my glasses will ever go away? What do you think?

Do you prefer ketchup or mustard or mayonnaise?

plain cheeseburger 1I detest ketchup. I cannot stand mustard. And I hate mayonnaise. And my husband always says the same thing to me whenever we have hamburgers: “I just don’t understand how you can eat your hamburger without anything on it except for cheese. You are such a plain-Jane when it comes to eating, honey. You need to spice up your food a little, for Pete’s sake.” I guess I’ve always been a fussy eater. I’d tell you why this is, but then we’d have to delve deeper into my life history, and I’m sure you wouldn’t want to hear about all those boring details right now. But maybe at another time I’ll tell you if you really want to know . . .   

If you were to paint a picture of your childhood, what colors would you use? rainbow hearts 2

I grew up as the middle child of seven children, which goes without saying that life could be pretty interesting at times, terribly frustrating at other times, wildly happy a lot of the time, and usually hectic most of the time. And when I look back on it now, I’d have to say that I have very fond memories of my childhood, even though we were a low-income family. But you know what? We kids didn’t even realize it because we had what we needed; maybe not what we wanted, but what we needed, and the most important thing we needed was the love and support of each other. So, looking back on my childhood, I have very fond memories. And I’d have to say that the colors I would use to paint my childhood picture would be all the colors of the rainbow. I’d use the darker colors for the sadder and darker days that we all experienced, and the brighter colors for those happier times filled with warmth, love, laughing, and fun. And with all those colors, I think that my picture might turn out pretty great!

shower bath 1Do you prefer a bath or shower?

I usually prefer a shower because it is quicker. I also like taking a shower shower bath 2because it’s easier to wash your hair in the shower, right? I do enjoy taking a nice, warm bubble bath when I feel the need to relax. I fill up the tub with just that oh-so-perfect water temperature, then I light a few candles, turn down the lights, and play my favorite tunes. Then it’s time to step into the tub, gently sinking into the nice, warm, sudsy water,  while I slowly let all my worries and tensions just float away . . . 

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

I live in Minnesota and last week I was grateful that the last of our winter snow melted. Yes! I am a hardy Minnesotan, mind you, and I’ve lived here all my life and I love it. But I am always glad to spring timesee the last of the snow melt because that means that spring is just around the corner, and as I write this, Spring officially starts today – YAY! Welcome Spring!

Next week I am looking forward to having my cataract surgery done on Thursday. The first surgery will be done on my left eye and then two weeks later they will do the second surgery on my right eye. After that, I will no longer wear glasses. To tell you the truth, I am a little nervous. I’ve had many surgeries, but I’ve never been quite this nervous about a surgery before. I think it has something to do with the fact that they are going to operate on my eyes. I’m not sure, but I think that’s the reason why. I know that’s probably illogical, but I guess I just can’t help it. I am excited about it, but I will be glad when it’s over.

I’m glad we had this time together and I’d like to thank you for spending it with me. I’m so pleased that I was able to share a bit about about myself and my world with you and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.


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