Share Your World – March 20, 2017


Share Your World – March 20, 2017

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? 

20170302_080124Hmm??  Now that I just celebrated my 68th birthday, to tell the truth, I have absolutely no idea what age I would be if I didn’t know how old I actually am.  I think I feel, act and look younger than most of my peers that are my same age.  But then, I’m also the only single woman, the one that is still working, and the only one amongst my friends and relatives that travels, (let alone travels solo).  I believe that although I have four chronic illnesses that sometimes get in my way, activity and staying busy has kept me younger in mind. spirit and body than those I know that are the same age as me. 

So, you’re on your way out and it’s raining. Do you know where your umbrella is or do you frantically search for it all over your apartment/house?

I have an umbrella in my car, in my mudroom, in my suitcase, and in my coat closet.  Do I use them?  Nah! I have been known to just pull up the hood on my jacket and run from the car to the building or just enjoy the rain.  In Scotland, I pulled up the hood and enjoyed the scenery in the pouring rain.  It was a good thing I had shoes that were rain-proof though.  🙂

Do you recharge your energy by going out with friends for a good time or by spending quiet time alone? 

I need my quiet time, although I live alone and naturally have a lot of quiet time, as soon as I need recharging, I need solitude.  I enjoy sitting on a beach watching the sun come up or watching the sunset.  Even at home, the silence of my home can recharge me from the hustle and bustle of a busy work week.

Name three things you and your spouse, partner or best friend have in common.

I haven’t had a spouse or partner in 38 years, I have had a friend for over 20.  However, we are as different as night and day. Liberal (me), conservative (her), single- me, married-her.  Independent with independent children living alone-me, and she has an extended family;  children, and grandchildren living with her. I work, she’s retired.  Sometimes, I wonder how our friendship has endured, but then I think of those things we have in common are:

  1. Mutual respect for each other
  2. Mutual concern for each other
  3. and we do enjoy spending time with each other at the movies, discussing books and eating out.

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

Grateful that Oberon, my puppy, got along with the dog/housesitter last weekend.  That always worries me.  I hate leaving him with strangers, but he made right up to her.  And I’m also grateful I got my new camera last weekend.   New toy and playtime!

What am I looking forward to? It’s going to be a quiet week, I like that, I’m looking forward to no drama, no problems on the homefront.

 

 

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