Share Your World – October 30, 2017

Where do you eat breakfast?

Like so many others, with my laptop, my English muffin with some fruit spread or jam on it … and coffee. I almost never drop the jam into the keyboard these days.

I’ve really improved eating skills. And I can always get a dog to lick my fingers clean.

Too much information?

Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want to have an evening with?

Garry will do nicely.

Seriously, I have absolutely no interest in celebrities or even otherwise famous people. I’m really happy being me with mine. Boring? Probably. But peaceful, too.

If you could be a tree or plant, what would you be?

A Triffid. Then I could take over the world while still being a plant. Does it get better than that? I don’t think so.

More realistically? I really don’t want to be a plant.

If I had no choice, maybe a giant sequoia. But I don’t like the idea of being rooted.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

I was totally thrilled at figuring out that I could charge my phone enough to use it by plugging it into one of the laptops. And when I saw the pie-chart on GEDmatch and realized I finally understood what they were talking about, that was even better.

I get excited about learning. Learning new things, especially things that are difficult and require mental effort are inspiring. Someone — well, more than one someone — suggested I would have been a good academic. Probably, but I was tired of school before I even graduated with my B.A., so academics were not happening for me. I tried to go for a masters — three times in fact — and I couldn’t do it. I could not sit in a classroom anymore. Instead, studying strange science stuff has become a hobby.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.


        1. It was on Cape Cod — not sure which town — but that church had a gigantic pumpkin patch. Every year, they have a sale and there are THOUSANDS of pumpkins from tiny little ones to ones you could use as a coach. They also had bushels of gourds. It was amazing.

          We both took a lot of pictures there. I opened the folder the other day and realized there are still HUNDREDS — maybe thousands — of pictures in there I’ve never touched. Enough gourds and pumpkins for a lifetime ?


      1. I once grew a plant of gourds right next to an cedar tree. By Christmas time the gourds had grown all over the cedar and it looked like it was covered with Christmas decorations. Lovely photos Marilyn.


        1. I’ve never had any luck growing either gourds or pumpkins myself. We have really bad soil here. All rocks and roots. We are lucky we can grow what we do. Most everything else just dies. AND we don’t have sun.

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  1. Like the pumpkin photo. I always knew we were related. Our triffid seeds must have arrived in the same flowerbed as they dropped them when they were flying over.


  2. Yeah…learning now, in my retirement, is much more exciting and fulfilling than it ever was in school. My kids all tell me it will keep me young…unless I will not stay off that cliff they told me not to walk out onto!


    1. I have had to give up cliff and rocks-in-the-ocean walking. I have lost my sure-footedness. I used to be able to hop from rock to rock and never felt likely to slip. The sure-footedness is gone and it annoys me that I can’t get OUT there and feel like part of the rocks and waves. Oh well.


    1. I’m sure I would have liked it … if I hadn’t gotten so tired of school. I just didn’t want to sit through another class and it didn’t matter what kind of class. I had always been good in school, but once I was out of school, I really didn’t want to go back. For the next five years, I kept trying … but I just couldn’t. I didn’t want any more school. At least I got through the B.A.!


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