Share Your World – June 12, 2017

Let me start today’s post by saying I don’t believe we’re already in the middle of June. Maybe because we didn’t really have a season anyone could call spring, summer seems to have just popped up, like Jack from his box. Time is speeding along. So fast!

What do you do when you’re not working? If you are retired, what do you that is not part of your regular daytime routine?

I write. I take pictures. I cook. I make appointments, try to make sure we actually get to our appointments. Hang out with Garry, the dogs, and whoever is available for hanging out.

Photo: Garry Armstrong


The only things that occur occasionally not “on our schedule” are vacations. Otherwise, life is our schedule. We do life. Good, bad, indifferent … it’s what there is on our table.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

This is one of those ever-changing answers. It gets asked often and it gets answered depending on where I am, life-wise.

Oh, the plans I had when I was younger. Now? Pay off this house. Give it to someone who needs it. Get a smaller, single-level house. NO stairs with a big fenced yard for the furry ones, and a shaded patio for us. Maybe a nice garden and someone to maintain it. And a weekly cleaning service. If there’s enough money left, give it to people whose lives would be better if they weren’t so poor.

What makes you laugh the most?

Garry and I do a lot of laughing, though I must admit, this year hasn’t been one of our funniest. Generally, though, we find all kinds of things hilarious.

Photo: Bette Stevens

Books, TV shows, stuff in the news. People. And of course, the dogs, who are always funny.

What is your biggest pet peeve with modern technology?

Mostly that they keep putting out new models of stuff that doesn’t need to be replaced. The “new, improved” item is always “better” than the one before it, but surprisingly, none of the “better ways” are anything I’m ever going to need. Or use. It’s just a way to ramp up the price without ramping up the quality.

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12 replies

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this week. Have a wonderful weekend.


  2. What could be better than doing life, Marilyn? I think you have it right.


  3. I just love that picture of the two of you.


  4. “We do life.” I like that 🙂


  5. As you get older the lottery millions are really something you want as a life improvement, no more villas in the sun, just maintenance on what you have. Love the photo of you with the camera.

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    • Garry sometimes gets some interesting shots of me — the best ones when I’m NOT looking at the camera.

      Yes, the dreams of glory we all had when we were younger seem to have drifted away. Now, we just want an easier life and maybe to give anything left over to people who really need it. I always wonder about the super rich who always seem to need more and more and more money. What do they DO with it?

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      • The dogs are my biggest source of humor. As for the lottery dreams, fix up the house and make our stairs, access ways more comfortable for Marilyn. Oh, yeah! Cleaning help would be nice.


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